All six episodes of the radio series spoofing the adventures of the famous sleuth
Deep in the bowels of the British Museum, a locked leather portmanteau is unearthed. Contained within it is a rare treasure: the hitherto unpublished journals of Dr John H Watson... Prepare to be amazed and amused as he recounts his escapades with Sherlock Holmes, England's greatest detective, master of disguise and toffee-nosed ponce.
In The Case of the Clockwork Fiend, the duo delves into a series of bizarre deaths linked to new-fangled inventions. Their inquiries lead to Fark Hall, and the eminent explorer Orinoco Quills... The Mystery of the Obese Escapologist sees them probing the murky world of Victorian music hall when Yorkshire wag Willie Eckerslike mysteriously disappears, and in The Case of the Deranged Botanist, they head to Kew Gardens to unravel a monstrous mystery involving cross-bred plants and humans.
Sherlock Holmes and the Glorious Doppelganger features a dastardly plot against Queen Victoria - can Holmes discover who is behind it? In Holmes Strikes a Happy Medium, the Baker Street detective has a brush with the occult when he investigates murderous goings-on at a séance, and in The Demon Cobbler of Greek Street, the game's afoot when Holmes and Watson go on the trail of a sinister shoemaker...
A feast of risqué gags, groan-inducing puns and ribald revelry, this delightfully daft extravaganza stars Roy Hudd, Chris Emmett and June Whitfield (the dream team from The News Huddlines) as Holmes, Watson and Mrs Hudson. Jeffrey Holland plays Lestrade, with Geoffrey Whitehead as Moriarty
Written by Tony Hare
Produced by Chris Neill
Musical accompaniment: Ian Smith
First broadcast BBC Radio 2, 16 January-20 February 1999
Sherlock Holmes - Roy Hudd
Dr Watson - Chris Emmett
Mrs Hudson - June Whitfield
Inspector Lestrade - Jeffrey Holland
Moriarty - Geoffrey Whitehead
Other parts played by June Whitfield, Jeffrey Holland and Geoffrey Whitehead
Here's a collection of children stories that are ideal for travel, voiced by our favourite celebrities. From a fantastic edition of Sinbad the Sailor, read by the brilliant comedian, writer and actor Rik Mayall, to the incredibly captivating Alice in Wonderland, told by the renown Bobby Davro, and many more...
This collection includes:
Travelling Man (Intro Song by Chris Emmett);
The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland (Bobby Davro);
Sinbad the Sailor (Rik Mayall);
Hansel and Gretel (Lenny Henry);
The Hare and the Tortoise (Bobby Davro);
Puss in Boots (Tony Robinson).
Chris Emmett & friends voice this collection of rhymes and silly songs. From Morris the Mole, to The Ten Legged Nessie Show and more, the children will absolutely love these fun and captivating performances.
A compilation covering June Whitfield's radio career of over half a century, incorporating comedy series such as Take It From Here, The Navy Lark, Round the Horne, Hancock's Half Hour, The Frankie Howerd Show and The News Huddlines, and appearances as Agatha Christie's Miss Marple.
Now available together for the first time are all six episodes from the first series of classic comedy from David Renwick (who went on to write One Foot in the Grave), Andrew Marshall (who later wrote 2point4 Children) - and Eric Pode (of Croydon). Includes: 'Peel Bananas The Burkiss Way', in which you can learn the best techniques for peeling bananas and how to get people off lightly; 'Pass Examinations The Burkiss Way', which teaches you how to astound your friends by appearing on shows like The Auntie Quiz and 'Escape From Prison The Burkiss Way' ('The Burkiss Special with James Burkiss'); which sees the team proving to be experts on escaping from prison. There's also 'Solve Murders The Burkiss Way', in which The New Faces Impressionist Squad try to solve a murder; 'Keep Unfit The Burkiss Way', featuring tips on putting on weight, being fat and being repellently ugly and 'Win Awards The Burkiss Way', where you could receive - absolutely free! - a Gullibility Award.