Hinge and Bracket

Dr. Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket were the stage personae of the musical performance and female impersonation artists George Logan and Patrick Fyffe. Active in theatre, radio and television between 1972 and Fyffe’s death in 2002, this comedic partnership entertained the public in the guise of two elderly eccentric spinsters, living genteel lives in… Read More »

Comedy writer Jeremy Lloyd dies at the age of 84

Jeremy Lloyd, co-creator of BBC comedies ‘Allo ‘Allo! and Are You Being Served?, has died aged 84. Lloyd died in hospital after being admitted for pneumonia, his agent said. He worked with fellow comedy writer David Croft on the popular comedy series set in a department store, which ran from 1972-85. His agent Alexandra Cann… Read More »

Christmas Schedule on Pumpkin FM

We have a fantastic line-up of Christmas themed classic radio shows on Pumpkin FM. Starting at Midnight GMT on Christmas Eve playing throughout Christmas Day, repeated on the 26th of December. So when you are bored with your presents, the turkey, the family or the usual Christmas TV offerings, fire up your Internet radio and… Read More »

Arthur Haynes – The Arthur Haynes Show

Arthur Haynes was an English comedian and the star of The Arthur Haynes Show, a comedy sketch series produced by ATV from 1956 until his untimely death from a heart attack in 1966 (Born 19 May 1914 – Died 19 November 1966) . Haynes also appeared on radio and in films. Arthur Haynes was born… Read More »

Parsley Sidings

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… Read More »

The Martin and Lewis Show

During the 1940s and early 1950s, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis created some of the most memorable hilarity in the history of entertainment.  The Martin and Lewis Radio Show aired on NBC Radio from 1949 through 1953. The comedy team was comprised of singer Dean Martin (as the “straight man”) and comedian Jerry Lewis as… Read More »

Duffy’s Tavern

Duffy’s Tavern was a popular American radio situation comedy which ran for a decade on several networks (CBS, 1941–1942; NBC-Blue Network, 1942–1944; NBC, 1944–1951), concluding with the December 28, 1951 broadcast. The program often featured celebrity guest stars but always hooked them around the misadventures, get-rich-quick schemes and romantic missteps of the title establishment’s malaprop-prone,… Read More »

Much Binding in the Marsh

During WW2, there was a radio show for the Services called “Merry Go Round which comprised of three separate series: one for the Army, one for the Navy, and one for the Royal Air Force. These rotated, so that each was heard once every three weeks. The Army show was “Studio Stand Easy”, starring comedian… Read More »

Ray Bradbury dies: Tributes flood in for legendary writer

Ray Bradbury, one of the world’s greatest science-fiction writers, has died at the age of 91. Famed for penning titles such as ‘Fahrenheit 451’, ‘The Martian Chronicles’ and ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’, Bradbury passed away on Tuesday night in Southern California. Born Ray Douglas Bradbury in Waukegan, Illinois, the acclaimed author wrote nearly 600… Read More »

X-Minus 1

X Minus One was a 30 minute science fiction radio drama series broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 on NBC. It ran for a total of 125 episodes (episode guide) with one pilot or audition story. Initially a revival of NBC’s Dimension X (1950–51), the first 15 episodes of X Minus One… Read More »