A live stage tour version of the long-running BBC Radio 4 panel show, in which the chairman gives the panelists silly things to do. Featuring many of the most popular rounds from the radio series, including "Missed Hits", "One Song to the Tune of Another", "Letter Writing", "Sound Effects Story Time", "Uxbridge English Dictionary", "Pick-Up Song", "Sound Charades", "Mornington Crescent", "Quiz of Quizzes" and "Swanee Kazoo". Written by
Producer Jon Naismith is credited as the "laser display board operator". This is a reference to a running joke on the radio series, where chairman Humphrey Lyttelton often made reference to various laser display boards ostensibly used on the show, which don't exist but sound impressive to the listening radio audience. The credit refers to the fact that this information is actually displayed by Naismith himself. See more »
Since this show was first broadcast on the BBC, radio and TV seem to have changed beyond recognition. I recall back in the 1950s how we'd sit looking at this strange wooden box in the corner of the living room, peering at a fuzzy grey face by way of an evening's entertainment. But then, TV arrived. So we put the lid back on Granny's coffin, and took her down to the cemetery.
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Producer Jon Naismith is credited as "laser display board operator", a reference to a running joke in the radio series (see Trivia). See more »