BBC Home Service

BBC Home Service

The BBC Home Service was a national radio station that broadcast from 1st September 1939 until 1967, when a radio shake-up saw it replaced by Radio 4. After 1945, it had comprised of a regional network much in the same way as BBC One has regional variations today. Although it broadcast some comedies - such as ITMA and The Goon Show - for most of its life the Home Service was primarily tasked with broadcasting 'weightier' programming such as news and drama. Most comedy of the period found its home on BBC Light Programme instead.

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Shows Commissioned By BBC Home Service

A Life Of Bliss

A Life Of Bliss

Sitcom starring David Tomlinson and later George Cole, about an awkward, naive bachelor, David Bliss.

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Askey Galore!

Comic adventures starring Arthur Askey.

The Goon Show

Goon Show, The

Highly surreal radio adventures that helped take British comedy into a new age. Starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.

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Hi-Gang!

Popular comedy series starring Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon and Vic Oliver.

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Importance Of Being Earnest, The

Gladys Young, Robert Eddison and William Fox star in an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's celebrated comic play.

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In All Directions

 

It's That Man Again

It's That Man Again

Wartime comedy series starring Tommy Handley which spawned many of the catchphrases popular all over the country during the 1940s.

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Pig And Whistle, The

Lightly-themed songs and sketches from the fictional Pig And Whistle country village pub.

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Private Life Of Mrs Mopp, The

ITMA spin-off series starring Dorothy Summers as the inimitable Mrs Mopp.

You're Only Young Once

You're Only Young Once

Sketch and music series based around the Morecambe and Wise Detective Agency, starring the loveable comedy duo.

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Inside No. 9 - Series 3

Inside No. 9 - Series 3

Casting has been revealed for Inside No. 9 Series 3, including Felicity Kendal and Morgana Robinson. Read

Cold Feet - Series 6

Cold Feet - Series 6

The cast of ITV comedy drama Cold Feet have reunited for the first time in 13 years, ahead of Series 6. Read

Citizen Khan Series 5

Citizen Khan Series 5

BBC One has announced that it has commissioned a fifth series of Adil Ray's family-based sitcom Citizen Khan. Read

Boy Meets Girl Series 2

Boy Meets Girl Series 2

The BBC has confirmed it has ordered Series 2 of its new sitcom Boy Meets Girl. Filming begins soon. Read

Steve Coogan is Stan Laurel

Steve Coogan is Stan Laurel

Steve Coogan is set to star as Stan Laurel in the BBC's forthcoming Laurel & Hardy comedy drama Stan And Ollie. Read