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 Contained within it is a rare treasure: the hitherto unpublished journals of Dr John H Watson...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
June Whitfield and Roy Hudd star as singing sweethearts who attempt a comeback in this hilarious BBC Radio 4 sitcom
Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr, winners of the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest, find themselves unexpectedly thrust back into the limelight. The trouble is, they can no longer stand the sight of one another.
As fame beckons for a second time, they must put aside their differences to deal with publicity problems, a threat from Tommy's dodgy past and their sneaky agent's scheme to sell off their back catalogue. Plus, they hit stormy waters performing on a cruise ship, test their memories by writing their memoirs, set out to launch a train company and try to sort out their son Murray's career and love life. Will the showbiz couple make it big once more, and finally achieve the recognition they deserve?
Mike Coleman's popular radio comedy ran for four series between 1998 and 2002, and starred comic legends June Whitfield and Roy Hudd as Tommy and Sheila, with beloved comedy actress Pat Coombs as their much put-upon housekeeper Hetty. Among the guest stars were Ned Sherrin, Les Dennis and Emma Kennedy.
Five delightful pantomimes featuring musical numbers, silly jokes and fun for all the family!
In Puss In Boots, young Tom dreams of winning the heart of Princess Rose Petal. Can Puss in Boots help Tom defeat Baron Skinflint and his greedy ogre, and win the princess' heart?
Aladdin is a happy peasant boy. But the wicked Abanazar needs his help, as only Aladdin can enter the secret cave to find a very special lamp...
In Mother Goose, Jack and Jill are in love and want to get married. Will their wish come true, thanks to a magical goose which lays golden eggs?
Dick Whittington has come to London to seek his fortune. It seems his luck is changing - until the evil King Rat threatens everything...
In Sleeping Beauty, the christening of Princess Rosebud is interrupted by the Wicked Fairy Carabosse, who gives the baby a terrible gift. If Rosebud pricks her finger and spills a drop of blood she will fall into a deep sleep...
With stellar casts including Terry Wogan, Maureen Lipman, Anita Harris, June Whitfield, Kenneth Connor and Frank Thornton.
Everyone loves a traditional Christmas pantomime, and with this classic BBC Radio collection you can enjoy the festive fun whenever you wish. With rousing songs, corny jokes and the obligatory Widow Twankey, it's perfect entertainment for all the family. Oh, yes it is!
June Whitfield stars as Miss Marple in seven suspenseful full-cast radio dramatisations.
The Moving Finger
Miss Marple must find out who is behind an outbreak of hate mail and a tragic death.
They Do It With Mirrors
Visiting an old friend at Stoneygates School, Miss Marple senses danger.
A posthumous letter sends the spinster sleuth on a mystery tour to find a murderer.
What is the dark secret behind Gwenda Reed's uncanny intuition? Miss Marple investigates...
A wife is killed, her husband is under suspicion - and Miss Marple is called to provide an alibi.
The Case of the Perfect Maid
The sharp-witted sleuth looks into the problem of a lady's maid who has been mysteriously sacked.
An unknown man dies in the local church - can Miss Marple deduce his identity from
his last words?
These BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations, based on four novels and three short stories by Agatha Christie, showcase seven of Miss Marple's most ingenious mysteries.
The Moving Finger, They Do It With Mirrors, Nemesis and Sleeping Murder dramatised by Michael Bakewell and directed by Enyd Williams
Tape-Measure Murder, The Case of the Perfect Maid and Sanctuary dramatised by Joy Wilkinson and directed by Gemma Jenkins
June Whitfield returns as the deceptively mild spinster sleuth in three full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations. Specially broadcast to mark the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth, these brand new dramas are based on three of her best short stories. Tape-Measure Murder: When Mrs Spenlow is murdered in St Mary Mead, the village gossips all agree that her husband must have killed her – until Miss Marple is called as an alibi… The Case of the Perfect Maid: Miss Marple investigates the problem of a lady’s maid who has been mysteriously sacked – while also helping her crime writer nephew Raymond West to cure his writer’s block. Sanctuary: Miss Marple and her god-daughter Bunch are horrified when they discover a dying man in the local church. Can Miss Marple deduce his identity – and his killer – from his last words? First published in the collection Miss Marple’s Final Cases, these three delightfully clever tales will keep you guessing till the end. Starring June Whitfield – reprising her role as Miss Marple for the first time since 2001 – they are dramatised for BBC Radio 4 by Joy Wilkinson. Duration: 1 hr 30 mins approx.
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.
June Whitfield stars as the indomitable actress Margaret Rutherford in a tale of chimpanzees, Jordanian Princes, an adoring husband and falling in love with a musician 30 years her junior. First broadcast in BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Drama slot. With June Whitfield as Margaret, Ryan McCluskey as Malcolm, Sean Baker as Stringer, Gabrielle Lloyd as Rumer, Adeel Akhtar as Prince Juan, Lloyd Thomas as the driver, Sally Orrock as the chimp trainer and Sam Dale as the doctor. Written by Andy Merriman. Directed by David Hunter.
Eight 'Take It From Here' radio episodes from the 1950s, featuring Ron and Eth Glum. Jimmy Edwards stars as the beer-swilling head of the Glum household, with Dick Bentley as Ron and June Whitfield as Eth.
Fun for all the family in this BBC Radio 2 pantomime starring Terry Wogan, Kenneth Connor, Frank Thornton, June Whitfield, Nerys Hughes, Maureen Lipman and Jimmy Young. The King and Queen are delighted to have Rosebud as their baby daughter. But her christening ceremony is rudely interrupted by the Wicked Fairy Carabosse, who gives the baby a gift she won't forget. If Rosebud pricks her finger and spills a drop of blood she will then fall into the deepest sleep of all. And only a seventh son of a seventh son can break the spell... Starring Terry Wogan, Kenneth Connor, Frank Thornton, June Whitfield, Nerys Hughes, Maureen Lipman - and guest starring Jimmy Young - this classic panto was recorded in front of a live audience and first broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Christmas Day 1983. Everyone loves a traditional Christmas pantomime - and with this classic BBC Radio production, you can enjoy the festive fun whenever you wish. Featuring rousing songs, jolly japes and corny jokes, it's perfect seasonal entertainment for all the family. Oh, yes it is!
The tiny Caribbean island of St Honore is a tropical paradise. But for Miss Marple, enjoying a well-earned rest from her busy life in the village of St. Mary Mead, it is a place where nothing ever seems to happen. Then old Major Palgrave tells her the strange story of a suspected double murderer. As rumours begin to circulate, the elderly sleuth is not alone in suspecting that things are not as they seem. And when a death that is indisputably murder occurs, Miss Marple finds an unlikey ally in the cantankerous crippled millionaire Mr Rafiel. Together, can the pair discover the truth?
June Whitfield stars as Miss Marple with Windsor Davies as Major Palgrave in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation from the world's best-known mystery writer. 'Throws off false clues and misleading events as only a master of the art can do' - New York Times.