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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According to our database BBC Home Service has premiered 17 original British comedy programmes.