Parsley Sidings was a BBC Radio sitcom created by Jim Eldridge. It starred Arthur Lowe and Ian Lavender (who were also starring in the television wartime sitcom Dad’s Army at that time), together with Kenneth Connor from the Carry On films. The scripts are by Jim Eldridge (who would later go on to write for many more series, the most successful being the BBC’s King Street Junior). The show is set in a […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
David Croft, co-writer and producer of classic comedies including ‘Allo ‘Allo and Hi-de-Hi has died at the age of 89, his family has announced. He died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Portugal. His family called him a “truly great man” in a statement. Croft’s military sitcoms It Ain’t Half Hot Mum and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It Sticks Out Half a Mile was a BBC Radio sitcom created by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles as a sequel to the television war sitcom Dad’s Army, for which Snoad and Knowles had written radio adaptations. The original pilot episode, set in 1948, involved former bank manager and Home Guard Captain George Mainwaring (Arthur […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Radio comedy has not only entertained audiences for some 70 years, it’s also been a medium for change in British society itself. Bandwaggon established a new formula of comedy sketches and music. At the beginning of the war it was a wonderful boost for morale. After the War there was the famous Goon Show, created […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
“Dad’s Army” was a long running British comedy series created and written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. The idea of a series came to Jimmy Perry when he realised that many people had forgotten about the contribution the Home Guard had made to the British Home Front during the years of the Second World […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.