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  1. Which South African born actor's profile was raised in the radio series Hancock's Half Hour?
  2. Who co-created The Goon Show but appeared in only the first 38 shows?
  3. ITMA was a BBC radio comedy programme which ran for twelve series from 1939 to 1949. What does the acronym stand for?
  4. Which radio sitcom's last line was: "There's one thing that won't change – I shall always worry about Jim..."?

  5. Who appeared in radio sitcom comedies with Tony Hancock and Kenneth Horne but is best known for his performances in Carry On films?
  6. The Archers is set in which fictional village?
  7. Which radio sitcom starred Benedict Cumberbatch and followed the exploits of the eccentric crew of the one aeroplane owned by "MJN Air"?
  8. Which science fiction comedy radio series primarily written by Douglas Adams was originally broadcast by BBC Radio 4 in 1978?
  9. Which radio sitcom was about life aboard the Royal Navy frigate named HMS Troutbridge?
  10. Which show was the successor to the BBC radio comedy programme Beyond Our Ken?
  11. Best known for a 1980s long-running ITV comedy-drama show, which actor played the lead role in the radio comedy A Life of Bliss?
  12. Since January 2020, Roger Allam co-starred with which well-known actress in the BBC Radio 4 comedy drama series Conversations from a Long Marriage?
  13. What exactly is Old Harry in the radio comedy Old Harry's Game?
  14. Which BBC Radio 4 comedy series that premiered in 2007 had a name derived from the titles of two Charles Dicken's novels?
  15. Which British radio comedy series broadcast by the BBC between 1962 and 1977 is a series about lazy, incompetent civil servants?
  16. Which special agent was the star of a radio thriller serial between 1946 and 1951?
  17. What links the stiffening of body muscles and the name of a BBC Radio 4 black comedy set in a NHS hospital and produced between 2003 and 2006?
  18. In 2000, who began starring as Charles Prentiss in the Radio 4 comedy Absolute Power?


  1. Sid James
  2. Michael Bentine
  3. It's That Man Again
  4. Mrs Dale's Diary
  5. Kenneth Williams
  6. Ambridge
  7. Cabin Pressure
  8. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  9. The Navy Lark
  10. Round the Horne
  11. Geroge Cole
  12. Joanna Lumley
  13. Satan, or the devil
  14. Bleak Expectations
  15. The Men from the Ministry
  16. Dick Barton
  17. Rigor Mortis
  18. Stephen Fry