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20080217 BT=1330 (BBC7)
20080217 BT=1930 (BBC7)
A look at hospitals, the Post Office and noisy neighbours, from the northern comic's monologues of the 1950s.
20080218 BT=0630 (BBC7)A look at hospitals, the Post Office and noisy neighbours, from the northern comic's monologues of the 1950s.
20080819 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20080819 BT=1930 (BBC7)
A look at hospitals, the Post Office and noisy neighbours, from the northern comic's monologues of the 1950s.
20080217 (BBC7)
20120412 (BBC7)
20130325 (BBC7)
A look at hospitals, the Post Office and noisy neighbours.

A look at hospitals, the Post Office and noisy neighbours, from the northern comic's monologues of the 1950s.

20080224 BT=1330 (BBC7)
20080224 BT=1930 (BBC7)
A look at the fire brigade and the morning after the night before, from the northern comic's monologues of the 1950s.
20080225 BT=0630 (BBC7)A look at the fire brigade and the morning after the night before, from the northern comic's monologues of the 1950s.
20080826 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20080826 BT=1930 (BBC7)
A look at the fire brigade and the morning after the night before, from the northern comic's monologues of the 1950s.
20100815 (BBC7)A nagging wife - and secrets of the boys in blue.

From November 1954.

Monologues and sketches from the legendary Northern comic.

A nagging wife - and secrets of the boys in blue. Monologues and sketches from the legendary Northern comic. From November 1954.

A nagging wife - and secrets of the boys in blue. From November 1954.

20070812 (BBC7)Al Read casts his observant eye over the fire brigade, the joys of driving and the morning after the night before.
20070813 (BBC7)Al Read casts his observant eye over the fire brigade, the joys of driving and the morning after the night before.
20070805 (BBC7)Al Read looks at the very British institutions of hospitals, the Post Office and noisy neighbours.
20070806 (BBC7)Al Read looks at the very British institutions of hospitals, the Post Office and noisy neighbours.
20070715 (BBC7)Al Read with all you ever needed to know about health, courting, marriage, kids and football!
20070716 (BBC7)Al Read with all you ever needed to know about health, courting, marriage, kids and football!
20080127 BT=1330 (BBC7)
20080127 BT=1930 (BBC7)
Al Read with all you ever needed to know about health, courting, marriage, kids and football, from the northern comic's monologues of the 1950s.
20080128 BT=0630 (BBC7)Al Read with all you ever needed to know about health, courting, marriage, kids and football, from the northern comic's monologues of the 1950s.
20080729 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20080729 BT=1930 (BBC7)
All you ever needed to know about courting, marriage, kids and football, from the northern comic's monologues of the 1950s.
20080106 BT=1330 (BBC7)
20080106 BT=1930 (BBC7)
20080107 BT=0630 (BBC7)
Dad! Dad! Is that Al Read? He's a classic comedy act isn't he, Dad? Vintage humour from November 1954, isn't it, Dad?
20070624 (BBC7)Dad! Dad! Is that Al Read? He's a classic comedy act isn't he, Dad? Vintage humour from November 1954, isn't it, Dad?
20070625 (BBC7)Dad! Dad! Is that Al Read? He's a classic comedy act isn't he, Dad? Vintage humour from November 1954, isn't it, Dad?
20070729 (BBC7)Ken Bruce introduces the Northern comic's monologues. Al takes a peek inside the world of horse racing. From October 1995.
20070730 (BBC7)Ken Bruce introduces the Northern comic's monologues. Al takes a peek inside the world of horse racing. From October 1995.
20080210 BT=1330 (BBC7)
20080210 BT=1930 (BBC7)
Right monkey! A collection of the Northern comic's 1950s monologues. Al takes a peek inside the world of horse racing.
20080211 BT=0630 (BBC7)Right monkey! A collection of the Northern comic's 1950s monologues. Al takes a peek inside the world of horse racing.
20080812 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20080812 BT=1930 (BBC7)
Right monkey! A collection of the Northern comic's 1950s monologues. Al takes a peek inside the world of horse racing.
20080708 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20080708 BT=1930 (BBC7)
Secrets of the boys in blue. Monologue-cum-sketch show hosted by the great comedian. From November 1954.
20080722 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20080722 BT=1930 (BBC7)
Starring the sausage maker from Salford turned king of the comedy catchphrase. From February 1966.
20070722 (BBC7)The northern comic performs his monologues. Arriving home late, Al's efforts to relax are thwarted by his wife.
20070723 (BBC7)The northern comic performs his monologues. Arriving home late, Al's efforts to relax are thwarted by his wife.
20080203 BT=1930 (BBC7)The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s. Arriving home late, Al's efforts to relax are thwarted by his wife. From October 1995.
20080204 BT=0630 (BBC7)The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s. Arriving home late, Al's efforts to relax are thwarted by his wife. From October 1995.
20080203 BT=1330 (BBC7)The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s. Arriving home late, Al's efforts to relax are thwarted by his wife.
20080805 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20080805 BT=1930 (BBC7)
The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s. Arriving home late, Al's efforts to relax are thwarted by his wife.
20080120 BT=1330 (BBC7)
20080120 BT=1930 (BBC7)
20080121 BT=0630 (BBC7)
The sausage maker from Salford turned king of the comedy catchphrase stars in this episode first broadcast in 1966.
20070708 (BBC7)The sausage-maker from Salford turned king of the comedy catchphrase stars in this episode first broadcast in 1966.
20070709 (BBC7)The sausage-maker from Salford turned king of the comedy catchphrase stars in this episode first broadcast in 1966.
20070701 (BBC7)The sausage-maker from Salford turned monarch of the monologue stars in this episode first broadcast in 1955.
20070702 (BBC7)The sausage-maker from Salford turned monarch of the monologue stars in this episode first broadcast in 1955.
1954110020080708 (BBC7)Secrets of the boys in blue.

Monologue-cum-sketch show hosted by the great comedian.

From November 1954.

1954112520040704 (BBC7)
20050313 (BBC7)
20050314 (BBC7)
20060430 (BBC7)
20060501 (BBC7)
20070624 (BBC7)
20070625 (BBC7)
20080106 (BBC7)
20080107 (BBC7)
20100815 (BBC7)
20130211 (BBC7)
20140603 (BBC7)
20151115 (BBC7)
20190625 (BBC7)
A nagging wife - and secrets of the boys in blue.

Monologues and sketches from the legendary Northern comic "introducing us to ourselves".

With The Tunesmiths and the Augmented Northern Variety Orchestra.

Conductor: Alyn Ainsworth

Produced in the North of England by Ronnie Taylor.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1954.

A nagging wife and secrets of the boys in blue. Monologues and sketches.

The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s

A nagging wife and secrets of the boys in blue. Monologues and sketches from the legendary Northern comic. From November 1954.

A nagging wife and secrets of the boys in blue. Monologues and sketches from November 1954

Dad! Dad! Is that Al Read? He's a classic comedy act isn't he, Dad? Vintage humour from November 1954, isn't it, Dad?

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1955111520040711 (BBC7)
20050320 (BBC7)
20060507 (BBC7)
20060508 (BBC7)
20070701 (BBC7)
20070702 (BBC7)
20080113 (BBC7)
20080114 (BBC7)
20140610 (BBC7)
20151122 (BBC7)
20190702 (BBC7)
The joys of motoring – and modern cafeterias.

Monologues and sketches from Salford sausage maker turned monarch of the monologue.

With Louise Traill.

Music from the Silvertones and the Augmented BBC Northern Variety Orchestra.

Conductor: Alyn Ainsworth

Produced in the North of England by Ronnie Taylor.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1955.

Starring the Salford sausage maker turned monarch of the monologue.

The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s

Starring the Salford sausage maker turned monarch of the monologue. With Louise Traill and Albert Franks. From November 1955.

The sausage maker from Salford turned king of the comedy catchphrase stars in this episode first broadcast in 1955..

1966020020080722 (BBC7)Starring the sausage maker from Salford turned king of the comedy catchphrase.

From February 1966.

1966110620080224 (BBC7)
20130302 (BBC7)
20140617 (BBC7)

Poking fun at fireman and hospitals. Sketches and monologues from the former Salford sausage maker. From November 1966.

1995100019981224
20040822 (BBC7)
20050501 (BBC7)
20050502 (BBC7)
20060618 (BBC7)
20060619 (BBC7)
20070812 (BBC7)
20070813 (BBC7)
20080224 (BBC7)
20080225 (BBC7)
20080826 (BBC7)
20090416 (BBC7)
20100808 (BBC7)
20110505 (BBC7)
A look at the fire brigade and the morning after the night before.

A look at the fire brigade and the morning after the night before, from the northern comic's monologues of the 1950s.

Al Read casts his observant eye over the fire brigade, the joys of driving and the morning after the night before.

1995100720080127 (BBC7)
20080729 (BBC7)
20130304 (BBC7)
20140624 (BBC7)
20190716 (BBC7)
Courting, marriage, kids and football - a compilation of the comic's 1950s monologues.

The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s

Telling all on courting, marriage, kids and football. A compilation of the northern comic's 1950s monologues.

Al Read with all you need to know about health, courting, marriage, kids and football.

Telling all on courting, marriage, kids and football - a compilation of the much-loved northern comic's 1950s monologues.

Al Read with all you need to know about health, courting, marriage, kids and football.

1998120320080217 (BBC7)
20140715 (BBC7)
20151227 (BBC7)
20190806 (BBC7)
Hospitals, the Post Office and noisy neighbours. Comic monologues from the 1950s.

The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s

Hospitals, the Post Office and noisy neighbours. A collection of the Northern comic's 1950s monologues.

1998121020130401 (BBC7)
20140722 (BBC7)
20160103 (BBC7)
20190813 (BBC7)
A look at the fire brigade and the morning after the night before.

The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s

A look at the fire brigade, and the morning after the night before. A collection of the Northern comic's 1950s monologues.

A look at the fire brigade and the morning after the night before. A collection of the northern comic's 1950s monologues.

20171105Poking fun at fireman and hospitals. Sketches from the former Salford sausage maker.

The legendary Northern comic pokes fun at fireman and hospitals.

Monologues and sketches presenting "life with the lid off".

With Susan Maughan, The Countrymen, and Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra.

Devised by Al Read and scripted by Ronnie Taylor.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1966.

05/08/200820090326 (BBC7)
20100711 (BBC7)
20110414 (BBC7)

Arriving home late, Al's wife thwarts his efforts to relax.

Arriving home late, Al's efforts to relax are thwarted by his wife.

Arriving home late, Al's wife thwarts his efforts to relax. A compilation of the northern comic's 1950s monologues.

07/10/199520120322 (BBC7)Courting, marriage, kids and football - a compilation of the comic's 1950s monologues.

Telling all on courting, marriage, kids and football - a compilation of the northern comic's 1950s monologues.

14/10/199520120329 (BBC7)Arriving home late, Al's wife thwarts his efforts to relax.

Arriving home late, Al's wife thwarts his efforts to relax. A compilation of the northern comic's 1950s monologues.

17/02/200820080217 (BBC7)
20100801 (BBC7)
20110428 (BBC7)
20120412 (BBC7)
20130325 (BBC7)
A look at hospitals, the Post Office and noisy neighbours.

A look at hospitals, the Post Office and noisy neighbours, from the northern comic's monologues of the 1950s.

24/02/200820080224 (BBC7)
20090416 (BBC7)
20100808 (BBC7)
20110505 (BBC7)
20120419 (BBC7)
20130225 (BBC7)
A look at the fire brigade and the morning after the night before.

A look at the fire brigade and the morning after the night before, from the northern comic's monologues of the 1950s.

29/07/200820090319 (BBC7)
20100704 (BBC7)
20110407 (BBC7)

Courting, marriage, kids and football - a compilation of the comic's 1950s monologues.

All you need to know about courting, marriage, kids and football, from the northern comic.

Telling all on courting, marriage, kids and football - a compilation of the northern comic's 1950s monologues.

Compilation 2008072920080729 (BBC7)
20090319 (BBC7)
20100704 (BBC7)
20110407 (BBC7)
20120322 (BBC7)
Courting, marriage, kids and football - a compilation of the comic's 1950s monologues.

Telling all on courting, marriage, kids and football - a compilation of the northern comic's 1950s monologues.

All you ever needed to know about courting, marriage, kids and football, from the northern comic's monologues of the 1950s.

All you need to know about courting, marriage, kids and football, from the northern comic.

Compilation 2008080520080805 (BBC7)
20090326 (BBC7)
20100711 (BBC7)
20110414 (BBC7)
20080805 (BNBC7)
Arriving home late, Al's wife thwarts his efforts to relax.

A compilation of the northern comic's 1950s monologues.

Arriving home late, Al's efforts to relax are thwarted by his wife.

The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s.

Compliation - 199510141995101420080805 (BBC7)
20130311 (BBC7)
20140701 (BBC7)
20151213 (BBC7)
20190723 (BBC7)
Arriving home late, Al's wife thwarts his efforts to relax.

Arriving home late, Al's wife thwarts his efforts to relax. A compilation of the northern comic's 1950s monologues.

The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s

From 06/11/196620080224 (BBC7)
20140617 (BBC7)
20151129 (BBC7)
Poking fun at fireman. Sketches and monologues from the former Salford sausage maker.

Poking fun at fireman and hospitals. Sketches and monologues from the former Salford sausage maker. From November 1966.

From 07/10/199520080729 (BBC7)
20140624 (BBC7)
20151206 (BBC7)
Courting, marriage, kids and football - a compilation of the comic's 1950s monologues.

Telling all on courting, marriage, kids and football. A compilation of the northern comic's 1950s monologues.

From 6/11/196620080224 (BBC7)
20130302 (BBC7)
Poking fun at fireman and hospitals. Sketches and monologues from the former Salford sausage maker. From November 1966.
Genome: [r4 Bd=19700509]A look at life on the funnier side, as observed by Al Read-

Guest singing star HELEN SHAPIRO \ GEORGE BRADLEY

AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Script by RONNIE TAYLOR

Produced by JOHN BROWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Shapiro

Unknown: George Bradley

Produced By: John Browell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700516]A look at life on the funnier side, as observed by Al Read

Guest singing stars THE KARLINS GEORGE BRADLEY

AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Script by ronnie taylor

Produced by JOHN BROWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Karlins George Bradley

Produced By: John Browell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700523]A look at life on the funnier side, as observed by Al Read Guest singing star LOIS LANE GEORGE BRADLEY

AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Script by RONNIE TAYLOR

Produced by John BROWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Lois Lane

Unknown: George Bradley

Produced By: John Browell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700530]A look at life on the funnier side, as observed by Al Read

Guest singing star JULIE ROGERS GEORGE BRADLEY

AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Script by RONNIE TAYLOR

Produced by JOHN BROWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Julie Rogers

Unknown: George Bradley

Produced By: John Browell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700613]A look at life on the funnier side, as observed by Al Read Guest singing star BARBARA LAW GEORGE BRADLEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA Script by RONNIE TAYLOR

Produced by JOHN BROWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Law

Unknown: George Bradley

Script By: Ronnie Taylor

Produced By: John Browell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700620]A look at life on the funnier side, as observed by Al Read Guest singing star ROSEMARY SQUIRES

GEORGE BRADLEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA Script by RONNIE TAYLOR

Produced by JOHN BROWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemary Squires

Unknown: George Bradley

Script By: Ronnie Taylor

Produced By: John Browell

Northern Variety Parade1955000020050321 BT=0430 (BBC7)
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20080113 BT=1330 (BBC7)
20080113 BT=1930 (BBC7)
20080113 (BBC7)
20080114 BT=0630 (BBC7)
20080715 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20080715 BT=1930 (BBC7)
20080715 (BBC7)
20100822 (BBC7)
20130218 (BBC7)
The sausage maker from Salford turned monarch of the monologue stars. From 1955.

Starring the Salford sausage maker turned monarch of the monologue. With Louise Traill and Albert Franks. From November 1955.

Starring the sausage maker from Salford turned monarch of the monologue.

The sausage maker from SALFORD turned king of the comedy catchphrase stars in this episode from 1955.

The sausage maker from Salford turned monarch of the monologue stars in this episode first broadcast in 1955.

Starring the Salford sausage maker turned monarch of the monologue. From November 1955.

Starring the sausage maker from Salford turned monarch of the monologue. From November 1955.

Nurse!1966020619981112
20040718 (BBC7)
20050327 (BBC7)
20050328 (BBC7)
20060514 (BBC7)
20060515 (BBC7)
20070708 (BBC7)
20070709 (BBC7)
20080120 (BBC7)
20080121 (BBC7)
20190709 (BBC7)
Starring the sausage maker from SALFORD turned King of the comedy catchphrase! First broadcast in 1966..

The legendary Northern comic pokes fun at fireman and hospitals.

Monologues and sketches presenting "life with the lid off".

With Susan Maughan, The Countrymen, and Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra.

Devised by Al Read and scripted by Ronnie Taylor.

Producer: Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1966.

Poking fun at fireman and hospitals. Sketches from the former Salford sausage maker.

The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1966.

Right Monkey!20080210 (BBC7)
20090402 (BBC7)
20100725 (BBC7)
20110421 (BBC7)
20120405 (BBC7)
20130318 (BBC7)
A collection of the comic's 50's monologues.

Al takes a peek at the world of horse racing.

Right monkey! A collection of the Northern comic's 1950s monologues.

Al takes a peek inside the world of horse racing.

A collection of the comic's 50's monologues. Al takes a peek at the world of horse racing.

Right monkey! A collection of the Northern comic's 1950s monologues. Al takes a peek inside the world of horse racing.

COMPILATION021995100019981126
20040725 (BBC7)
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20080127 (BBC7)
20080128 (BBC7)
Al Read with all you ever needed to know about health, courting, marriage, kids and football!
COMPILATION03I Was Just Sat Down Reading1995101419981203
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20080805 (BBC7)
20120329 (BBC7)
20130311 (BBC7)
20140701 (BBC7)
The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s.

Arriving home late, Al's efforts to relax are thwarted by his wife.

From October 1995.

The northern comic performs his monologues.

Ken Bruce introduces the Northern comic's monologues.

Arriving home late, Al's wife thwarts his efforts to relax.

Arriving home late, Al's wife thwarts his efforts to relax. A compilation of the northern comic's 1950s monologues.

COMPILATION04Things Get No Better1995102819981210
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20140708 (BBC7)
20151220 (BBC7)
20190730 (BBC7)

Right monkey! Al takes a peek inside the world of horse racing.

Right monkey! Al takes a peek inside the world of horse racing. A compilation of the northern comic's 1950s monologues.

A collection of the Northern comic's 1950s monologues.

Ken Bruce introduces the Northern comic's monologues.

From October 1995.

A collection of Al Read's 1950s monologues.

Al lifts the lid off horse racing.

Compiled in October 1995.

The fourth in a five-part series of classic comedy from SALFORD's favourite son, featuring his best-loved characters and timeless humour.

A collection of the comic's 50's monologues.

Al takes a peek at the world of horse racing.

Right monkey! A collection of the Northern comic's 1950s monologues.

The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s

COMPILATION05 LASTHave You Ever Thought Where We'd Be Without Hospitals?1995100019981217
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20090409 (BBC7)
20100801 (BBC7)
20110428 (BBC7)
Al Read looks at the very British institutions of hospitals, the Post Office and noisy neighbours.

A look at hospitals, the Post Office and noisy neighbours.

A look at hospitals, the Post Office and noisy neighbours, from the northern comic's monologues of the 1950s.