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If you thought radio was an invention of the 20th century, then you’re wrong and here is the proof.
Series one. Written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Claire Downes, Stuart Lane, Al Holloway, Danny Robbins and Dan Tetsell, taking a look at radio as broadcast throughout history.
None of the sketches last more than a couple of minutes, themes are repeated across the ages, and the whole thing is deeply silly, but great fun.
Roman Britain Radio – 1 It’s 55 AD. Iceni Gold plays the hits for the ancient Brits. But the Romans are due.
Dark Age FM – 2 It’s just coming up to 500AD, but watch out – the end of the world is nigh.
Crusade Roadshow – 3 Out and about, historic expeditions and more are on the airwaves.
Headless – Civil War Radio – 4 English Civil War reports as they happen – with all the decapitations and more.
Mad – Georgian Radio – 5 Full Age of Enlightenment updates, plus the Earl of Sandwich lives up to his name.
Steaming – Radio Victoriana – 6 Steam-powered fun from the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Radio Mustard – 1 The horror, carnage and laughter that was the First World War.
Beagle FM – 2 1836, and DJ Suzanne Canker joins Charlie Darwin aboard HMS Beagle.
Tempest FM – 3 The shocking truth – who really wrote Shakespeare’s plays?
Greensleeves FM – 4 It’s a right royal knockabout as Henry VIII wants a son.
Sherwood FM – 5 Can the Sheriff of Nottingham develop a sinister laugh?
Olympic FM – 6 How will the British Olympic team fare in 776BC?
- S01E01 – Roman Britain Radio
- S01E02 – Dark Age FM
- S01E03 – Crusade Roadshow
- S01E04 – Headless
- S01E05 – Mad – Georgian Radio
- S01E06 – Steaming – Radio Victoriana
- S02E01 – Radio Mustard
- S02E02 – Beagle FM
- S02E03 – Tempest FM
- S02E04 – Greensleeves FM
- S02E05 – Sherwood FM
- S02E06 – Olympic FM