Friday, 22 February 2013

New listening


Comedy
  • My First Planet
    • BBC Sci-fi sitcom by Phil Whelans about a hopeless new space colony
    • 1 Series - 4 episodes, available from Audio Go
Stories
  • The Lost World (Classic Radio Sci-Fi)
    • Classic full cast, available from AudioGo

Friday, 4 November 2011

Audio-books and comedy

I am an avid listener to audio books and radio comedy series, mainly listening during tedious journeys and also to relax in the evening.  The main problem that I have encountered is finding out about radio series that tickle my particular funny bone.  So here is a list of my favourites, I hope you find something new for your amusement (although some are hard to get hold of), in no particular order....

Comedy - That you might not already know
  • Elephants to catch Eels
    • Historical (1790) comedy series set in a fictitious Cornish village
    • 2 Series - Available from AudioGo
  • Canadia2056
    • Sci-fi comedy series set aboard the Canadia, the only Canadian vessel in the US space fleet.
    • 2 Series - gets very strange in the second series (my opinion)
  • Deep Trouble
    • BBC Radio comedy set on HMS Goliath in 2012, follows the carry-ons of the crew of the submarine
    • 1 series - Available on iTunes
  • Double Science
    • Radio 4/7 comedy about 2 science teachers and their beer/teaching antics
    • 2 series - Available on iTunes
  • Old Harry's Game 
    • Andy Hamilton plays the devil in this 7 series BBC comedy epic. This was my first choice for a long time.
    • 7 Series + specials - All on CD and iTunes
  • Hut 33
    • BBC Radio 4 comedy following the antics of the code breakers in Hut 33 Bletchley Park in 1941
    • 3series in total with series 2 available on iTunes, series 1 and 3 are slightly harder to acquire ;)
  • Hordes of the Things
    • Parody of Lord of the Rings
    • 1 Series - Available on CD
  • Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off
    • Follows the adventures of upper-class twit Giles
    • 6 Series + specials - Available on CD and iTunes
  • The Museum of Everything
    • Comedy sketch series set in the infamous "Museum of Everything"
    • 3 Series
  • Nebulous
    • Post apocalyptic science fiction comedy series
    • 3 Series
  • Revolting People
    • Comedy set in the American Revolutionary War
    • 4 Series
  • The Scarifyers
    • Set of "audio adventures", each episode is a self contained story
    • 6 Series
  • Space Hacks
    • Comedy featuring 2 lazy space reporters and their search for a story
    • 2 Series
  • The Spaceship
    • Science fiction comedy set aboard the "Really Invincible III" 
    • 2 Series
  • Think the Unthinkable
    • Comedy following a team of management consultants
    • 4 Series
  • Undone
    • Very surreal comedy sci-fi series about parallel worlds
    • 3 Series
  • Elvenquest
    • Another parody of Lord of the Rings
    • 3 series
  • Ectoplasm
    • Follows the adventures of Lord Zimbabwe
    • 1 Series
  • Civilisation
    • Chris Addison comedy lecture looks at the creation of civilisations
    • 1 Series
  • The Ape that got Lucky
    • Chris Addison comedy lecture looks at evolution
    • 1 Series
  • The Castle
    • Comedy set in the Middle-ages
    • 3 Series

Stories - That you might nor already know
  • Journey into Space - 3 original series - Classic radio science fiction by Charles Chilton from 1953
    • Operation Luna
    • The Red Planet
    • World in Peril
  • Journey into Space - The two later stories are new additions to the collection (2008-2009)
    • The Return from Mars
    • Frozen in Time
    • The Host
  • The Dark Island
    • Six part cold war story set in the Outer Hebrides
  • Earth Search - James Follett 10 science fiction series about the starship challenger and its search for an "Earth-like" planet to settle on
    • Earth Search 1
    • Earth Search 2
    • Earth Search Mindwarp
Hope you find this useful, let me know if there are any I have missed