Being So Cheerful

A three-part look at how the BBC's wartime wireless programmes kept Britain entertained and productive during the darkest days of the Second World War.


01The First Wireless War1999080319991223

The classical and documentary series of the day, from `Music while You Work' to `Home Front'.

02Just A Laugh And A Joke, Mate1999081019991230

A dip into the comedy arcHIVes of `It's That Man Again' and `BandWaggon', two of the BBC's all-time comedy classics.

03 LASTThe Yanks Are Coming1999081720000106

This programme looks at the American influence on British comedy, and at the challenges facing the BBC as the war drew to a close.