Seven classic BBC titles, six of which have never been before been published as CDs and were only available as BBC LPs, are set for release this week.
Each of the titles will be presented with original LP artwork, sleeve notes and special vinyl-look disks. The titles are:
Two television soundtracks from the BBC’s memorable series Hancock’s Half Hour by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson starring Tony Hancock, Sid James and John Le Mesurier.
In ‘The Lift’, Hancock gets stuck in a lift at the BBC with eight other people. It’s gone midnight, the building is empty and Hancock won’t stop talking.
Hancock is the foreman of a jury and tries to convince the jurors that the man on trial is innocent in ‘Twelve Angry Men’.
The Two Ronnies
Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett star in highlights from their BBC TV series.
Includes the sketches: The Strange Case of Mrs. Mace, Plain Speaking, Grublian, Dr. Spooner Re-Visited, A Doctor’s Life and About A Bout.
There’s also Doctors Anonymous, Jolly Rhymes, The Complete Rook, Ronnie Corbett’s Chat-Spot and A Doctor’s Life.
It’s Morecambe & Wise
Selected items from the Morecambe & Wise Television Show.
Bringing us sunshine on this recording are “Ern’s magnificent body,” “A visit from the police” and Ernie’s going to be “Bob Hope’s chief scriptwriter”.
Other highlights from Eric and Ern’s TV show from 1971 include “The diamond ring in the window,” and “Carry on Ern”. So, what do you think of it so far…?
Round the Horne
Two classic episodes from the BBC Radio series.
Featuring Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick,
Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee with Douglas Smith and Edwin Braden. Written by Barry Took and Marty Feldman.
First broadcast in 1966 and 1967, these two episodes include Daphne Whitethigh giving one of her special cookery tips, an appearance by Seamus Android and the Armpit Theatre presents “Gaslight – Son of Flicker”.
There’s a new version of Herman Melville’s classic novel, “Moby Duck”, Charles and Fiona (Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden) pop up, Rambling Syd Rumpo (Kenneth Williams) delights us and Julian and Sandy (Hugh Paddick and Kenneth Williams) give us more outrageous innuendo.
Johnny Morris Bedtime Stories
14 bedtime stories, written and told by Johnny Morris.
Charley and Gladys, the Warthogs, Lulu the Baby Seal, The Kookaburras, Bubbles the Hippopotamus, Chatterbox the Budgerigar, Hooter the Elephant, Mark and Cark the Jackdaws, Mark and Cark’s new nest, Big Banghead and Little Bumpnut, Harum Scarum’s mistake, Snowdrop the Polar Bear, Toodle-oo solves the problem, Snapper the Crocodile, Tubthump the Gorilla.
As part of the popular Vintage Beeb range, this is a facsimile CD reissue of the classic 1970s vinyl LP. First published by BBC Records & Cassettes, it features two full-length stories read by Brian Cant, with songs from the BBC TV series.
Featuring the characters from the popular BBC TV children’s series, the stories are ‘Windy Miller Goes Fishing’ and ‘Peter Hazel the Postman Has an Adventure’. Both are taken from the soundtracks of the original TV programmes.
Ten of the most popular stories from the tracks of the Television series as told by Eric Thompson, including a bonus track interview with the narrator.
“Dougal’s Experiment” (in which he does some very complicated arithmetic). “A Starry Night” (in which Dylan finds a missing star). “The Moody Concerto” (in which Brian and Dylan try their hand at music). “Dougal’s Adventure” (in which Dougal goes on the roundabout).
“The Stiff Necked Heliotropes” (in which Dougal deals with a horticultural problem). “The Birds School” (in which Mr MacHenry teaches the birds how to sing). “The Piano Carrier” (in which Dougal has trouble in moving his piano). “Banana Skin” (in which Dougal has trouble with fruit). “The Musical Box” (in which the musical box demonstrates its repertoire). “The Announcer” (in which Florence makes an announcement).