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Lesson 39: Repeat Yourself the Burkiss Way... the Burkiss Way... the Burkiss Way... Stereo (R)

Survive To 60 And Collect Your Bus Pass The Burkiss Way
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The cult status sketch show with Denise Coffey, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

The groundbreaking sketch show with cult status.

Stars Denise Coffey and Nigel Rees.

The pun-tastic cult comedy sketch show starring Denise Coffey, Chris Emmett, Nigel Rees and Fred Harris.

The pun-tastic comedy sketch show starring Denise Coffey, Chris Emmett, Nigel Rees and Fred Harris.

First broadcast in 1976.

Welcome to the Burkiss Way to dynamic living - radio's first correspondence course. Send no money.

Lesson one is courtesy of Denise Coffey, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Then you too can write a script like Andrew Marshall, John Mason and David Renwick and produce a programme like Simon Brett.

The groundbreaking sketch show with cult status.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1976.

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Improve your IQ and go on the Auntie Quiz in the cult sketch show.

Continuing the Burkiss Way to dynamic living - radio's first correspondence course. No stamp needed.

Dynamic instruction from Denise Coffey, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Dynamic scripts by Andrew Marshall, John Mason and David Renwick with dynamic production by Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1976.

Improve your IQ and go on the Auntie Quiz. Cult sketch show

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

Improve your IQ and go on the Auntie Quiz. Cult sketch show starring Denise Coffey.

Improve your IQ and go on the Auntie Quiz. Cult sketch show starring Denise Coffey and Chris Emmett. From September 1976.

Another slice of the Burkiss Way to dynamic living, featuring student sheep and the Auntie's Game!

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Improve your IQ and go on the Auntie Quiz in the cult sketch show.

The Burkiss Way to dynamic living - radio's first correspondence course. No stamp needed.

Dynamic instruction from Denise Coffey, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Dynamic scripts by Andrew Marshall, John Mason and David Renwick with dynamic production by Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1976.

Japes in jail, foghorns - and what is normal? Cult sketch show.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

Japes in jail, foghorns, and what is normal? Cult sketch show starring Denise Coffey.

Japes in jail, foghorns, and what is normal? Cult sketch show starring Denise Coffey and Nigel Rees. From September 1976.

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Escape From Prison The Burkiss Way

The team prove to be experts on escaping prison.

More surreal nonsense as the team investigates getting in and out of jail (and the Olympic Games!)

From September 1976.

010404 Solve Murders The Burkiss Way1976091720040627 (BBC7)
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Can TV impressionists halt a repeat killing?

The correspondence course with no easy weekly payments, no deposit and no hidden extras!

With easy-to-follow instruction from Denise Coffey, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Easy-to-follow scripts by Andrew Marshall, John Mason and David Renwick, plus easy-to-follow production by Simon Brett.

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1976.

Can TV impressionists halt a repeat killing? Cult sketch show.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

The New Faces Impressionist Squad attempt to solve a murder.

Can they stop Lady Rowena Blackout from being killed...again?

010505 Keep Unfit The Burkiss Way1976092420040704 (BBC7)
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Stay the way you are with unexpected adjustments.

The easy correspondence course. Just fill in your name cut out the coupon and give it to your grocer to receive strange looks.

With easy instruction from Denise Coffey, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Easy scripts by Andrew Marshall, John Mason and David Renwick.

Easy production by Simon Brett.

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1976.

Stay the way you are with unexpected adjustments. Cult sketch show.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

Stay the way you are with unexpected adjustments. Cult sketch show starring Denise Coffey.

Stay the way you are with unexpected adjustments. Cult sketch show starring Denise Coffey and Fred Harris. From September 1976.

Be bone idle the Burkiss Way.

Radio's favourite correspondence course offers you tips to be idle and classic comedy.

Radio's favourite correspondence course offers you classic sketch comedy.

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020107 Influence Friends And Win People The Burkiss Way1976121520040711 (BBC7)
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Helpful hints from the Smarty Pants family and Knickertwist Copperby.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living from radio's Advanced Correspondence Course

With instruction from Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Learn the Burkiss Way to write a script like Andrew Marshall and David Renwick and the Burkiss Way to produce a programme like Simon Brett (You'll be amazed at the results!)

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1976.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

Helpful hints from the Smarty Pants family and Knickertwist Copperby. With Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees. From December 1976.

Helpful hints from the Smarty Pants family and Knickertwist Copperby. From December 1976.

The team introduces sketches from the Smartiepants family and Knickertwist Copperby.

The Burkiss Way explain how to influence friends.

With contributions from the Smartypants family and Knickertwist Copperby.

Helpful hints from the Smarty Pants family and Knickertwist Copperby.Helpful hints from the Smarty Pants family and Knickertwist Copperby.

020208 Plan Christmas Schedules The Burkiss Way1976122220031221 (BBC7)
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The team mock TV and radio's festive line-up. Stars Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall and more.

The team mock TV and radio's festive line-up. Stars Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From December 1976.

The sketch show gets festive, with Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

The mould-breaking sketch show gets festive, with Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris spread a little festive spirit.

From Dec 1976.

Episode 2 of 13.

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A dangerous pantomime gang escapes, as the team go 'Nationwide'.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living from radio's Advanced Correspondence Course

All you have to do is fill in your name here: take out all the vowels and consonants and make an anagram of what remains to gain access to the latest lesson.

020410 Govern Britain The Burkiss Way1977010520040725 (BBC7)
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The comedy team sweep to a political landslide.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living from radio's Advanced Correspondence Course

With democratic instruction from Jo Kendall , Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

A proportionally representative script by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Ministerial production by Simon Brett.

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1977.

The comedy team sweep to a political landslide. Stars Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

The comedy team sweep to a political landslide. Stars Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From January 1977.

If toads could vote, would they elect a Liberal government?

The team takes a look at politics, as toads vote in the Liberals.

The comedy team sweep to a political landslide.

020511 Journey Into The Unknown The Burkiss Way1977011220040801 (BBC7)
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Tighten your ectoplasm, fill your pen with invisible ink and you’re ready for some transcendental instruction imparted from Jo Kendall , Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living.

With an ethereal script by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Other-worldly production by Simon Brett.

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1977.

The team imparts transcendental instruction.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

Orpheus tries to get a job so he and Eurydice can move out of their council flat.

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The Eurovision Raquel Welch Gag Contest begins in the correspondence course that promises you one free laugh.

With short comedic instruction from Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris

A short comedy script by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Short sharp production by Simon Brett.

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1977.

The Eurovision Raquel Welch Gag Contest begins.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

With short comedic instruction from Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris

A short comedy script by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Short sharp production by Simon Brett.

The Eurovision Raquel Welch Gag Contest begins. With Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett.

The Eurovision Raquel Welch Gag Contest begins. With Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From January 1977.

The Eurovision Raquel Welch Gag Contest begins. From January 1977.

020713 Commemorate The Jubilee The Burkiss Way1977012620030706 (BBC7)
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A comedy celebration of the Queen's 25 years on the throne.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living is radio's limited edition correspondence course.

With mock-hide instruction from Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Embossed scrollwork script from Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

A genuine leatherette production by Simon Brett (a gift you will treasure for always)

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1977.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

With mock-hide instruction from Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Embossed scrollwork script from Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

A genuine leatherette production by SIMON BRETT (a gift you will treasure for always)

A comedy celebration of the Queen's 25 years on the throne.

A comedy celebration of the Queen's 25 years on the throne. With Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From January 1977.

A comedy celebration of the Queen's 25 years on the throne. From January 1977.

They only come around once every twenty five years, so why not celebrate jubilees properly?

They only come around once every 25 years, so why not celebrate jubilees properly?

With Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

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Any doubts about you-know-what are put to rest.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living courtesy of Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

With written hints by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick (who don't want to spell it out).

A discreet production from Simon Brett.

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1977.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

Any doubts about you-know-what are put to rest.

Any doubts about you-know-what are put to rest by the Burkiss collective.

Any doubts about you-know-what are put to rest by Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From February 1977.

Any doubts about you-know-what are put to rest by the Burkiss collective. From Feb 1977.

If you've ever had any doubts about you-know-what, then you-know-who will give you the know-how.

Possibly.

From February 1977.

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Can Moses Minor lead the boys of Greyfriars away from the clutches of their oppressors?

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living with hints on truancy from Jo Kendall , Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris

Forged sick notes written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

And a variety of excuses from producer: Simon Brett.

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1977.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living with hints on truancy from Jo Kendall , Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris

Forged sick notes written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

And a variety of excuses from producer: Simon Brett.

Can Moses Minor lead the boys of Greyfriars away from the clutches of their oppressors? With Chris Emmett

The team head back to school and find out just what is in a teacher's study.

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Thrills abound as the RAC do their version of 'Gone With the Wind'.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living

Appearing for the prosecution and defence: Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

From briefs prepared by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Under the judicial eye of producer: Simon Brett.

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1977.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

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Eamonn Andrews' famous Big Red Book spells surprises.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living. Radio's Amazing Revelation Course in which the programme's subject is.... (We can't tell you yet, because it's a secret)

Do you remember these voices from Jo Kendall. Nigel Rees Chris Emmett and Fred Harris?

And who wrote these words? (Here's a clue - Andrew Marshall and David Renwick)

And whose name is in producer Simon Brett’s little black book this week?

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1977.

Eamonn's famous Big Red Book spells surprises for the cast.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

TV's famous big red book spells surprises for Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

A Radio 4 announcer is booked for talking too quickly, and Eric Pode of Croydon talks about his career in silent movies.

Do you remember these voices from Jo Kendall. Nigel ReesChris Emmett and Fred Harris?

And who wrote these words? (Here's a clue - Andrew Marshall and David Renwick)

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1977.

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Starting at the end, this show is brought to you in reverse order.

The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living - radio's Funky Correspondence Course.

With heavy sounds from Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Meaningful words from Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

With producer Simon Brett getting it all together.

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1977.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

Starting at the end, this show is brought to you in reverse order.

Starting at the end, this show is brought to you in reverse order.

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Smile, you're on Candid Cat! Genghis Khan fun starring Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

Smile, you're on Candid Cat! Genghis Khan fun starring Nigel Rees and Fred Harris.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

Smile, you're on Candid Cat!

Genghis Khan fun in The Burkiss Way to Dynamic Living

As we conclude the second series of radio's correspondence course - if we were to hold auditions for this time slot, you might take over Jo Kendal , Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris

Or have a chance to write scripts like Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Or even (if your luck doesn't hold) end up like producer Simon Brett.

Cult sketch show first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1977.

Smile, you're on Candid Cat! Genghis Khan fun starring Nigel Rees and Fred Harris.

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Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett refuse to speak of Eric Pode.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett refuse to speak of Eric Pode.

Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett refuse to mention the unsavoury Eric Pode of Croydon. From November 1977.

Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett won't mention Eric Pode of Croydon.

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Pulling the chain on quiz shows - and the legendary tales of Scheherazade prove disappointing.

Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett.

Cult sketch comedy series which originally ran from 1976 to 1980.

Written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Producer: John Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1977.

Scheherazade's tales prove disappointing.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

Hard times for Scheherazade as she starts repeating herself.

A faulty Burkiss Way causes a comedy leak in the studio for Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees.

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"It's That Script Again!" with fast-talking old-time radio comedy fun - and at the Council Planning Committee, will Satan eat a cucumber or offer a million pound bribe?

Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett.

Cult sketch comedy series which originally ran from 1976 to 1980.

Written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Producer: John Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1977.

Satan promises to either eat a cucumber or offer a million pound bribe.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

Scripted by David Renwick and Andrew Marshall.

Satan promises to either eat a cucumber or offer a million pound bribe. With Chris Emmett and Nigel Rees. From November 1977.

Satan promises either to eat a cucumber or offer a million pound bribe. With Chris Emmett and Nigel Rees. From November 1977.

Satan promises either to eat a cucumber or offer a million pound bribe. From 1977.

Satan promises to eat a cucumber.

Or offer a million pound bribe.

Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees star.

This week's show has been dropped.

And then reassembled.

Satan promises to eat a cucumber, or offer a million pound bribe.

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Film 77 presents the premiere of the BBC's first ever motion picture for radio

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Don't panic! It's the War of the Worlds - with some emergency rewrites.

Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett.

Cult sketch comedy series which originally ran from 1976 to 1980.

Scripted by David Renwick and Andrew Marshall.

Producer: John Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1977.

With Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

With Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett.

The chilling dangers from fast breeder reactors like Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett. From December 1977.

With Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett. From December 1977.

A chilling prediction of what Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett would do if plans go ahead.

A chilling assessment of the danger posed by fast breeder reactors like Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett.

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Queen Victoria needs some help with a personal problem - and all is revealed 'Upstairs Downstairs'.

Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett.

Cult sketch comedy series which originally ran from 1976 to 1980.

Scripted by David Renwick and Andrew Marshall.

Producer: John Lloyd.

Queen Victoria complains, and all is revealed in Upstairs Downstairs.

Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s

Queen Victoria complains, and all is revealed in Upstairs Downstairs. With Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From December 1977.

Queen Victoria complains - and all is revealed 'Upstairs Downstairs'. From 1977.

Queen Victoria complains - and all is revealed 'Upstairs Downstairs'. With Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From December 1977.

This programme is not to be unwrapped before Christmas Day.

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The team take the Dinosaur Cheese Interlude test.

Taking the Dinosaur Cheese Interlude test are Chris Emmett, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Fred Harris. From December 1977.

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Books are plundered, but what the Dickens is going on?

Books are plundered, but what the Dickens is going on? Starring Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Jo Kendall. From January 1978.

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The team pull open the 'Door Handle of the Day'.

The team pull open the 'Door Handle of the Day'. Stars Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees. From January 1978.

The team pull open the 'Door Handle of the Day'. From January 1978.

Including Door Handle of the Day (but Handel doesn't count) and Pop Singers Who Are Bad For Your Teeth.

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Desert Island wobbles and quirky documentaries.

Desert Island wobbles and quirky documentaries. Stars Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees. From January 1978.

Desert Island wobbles and quirky documentaries. Stars Jo Kendall. From January 1978.

031130 Not The Burkiss Way1978012420040222 (BBC7)
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Learn how to offer family planning for rabbits.

Learn how to offer family planning for rabbits with Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees. From January 1978.

031231 Bruces Choice - 32 Start New Series The Burkiss Way1978013120040229 (BBC7)
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Long ago in a radio galaxy far away - space film spoofing and the best of 'Bruce Forysth'.

Long ago in a radio galaxy far away - space film spoofing and the best of 'Bruce Forysth'. With Fred Harris. From January 1978.

Bruce Forsyth introduces the best parts of Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees.

Long ago in a radio galaxy far away, the team parody an epic space film, with a 'Bruce Forysth' compilation.

031333 The Last Burkiss Way1978020719900226
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General Custer tackles his last stand with a battle with one-liners.

From February 1978.

Stars Nigel Rees and Jo Kendall.

The Burkiss way team are Way Out West and it's the time of General Custer.

Can you win a battle with one-liners?

General Custer's attempts at a last stand are somewhat unorthodox.

Can you win a battle with one-liners? From February 1978.

Producer: A.

IANNUCCI

Next in series: 05 March 1990

Previous in series: 19 February 1990

Description

The retrospective Burkiss season continues with Lesson Thirty-Three: The Last

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

26 Feb 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

David Renwick (Author)

Andrew Marshall (Author)

Chris Emmett (ent)

Jo Kendall (ent)

Fred Harris (ent)

Nigel Rees (ent)

John Lloyd (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-01-23.

0314 LAST34 The Next To Last Burkiss Way1978021420040314 (BBC7)
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The Holy Bible gets rewritten by Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett.

The Holly Bibbly (or Holy Bible) gets rewritten by Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett.

From February 1978.

The Bible is rewritten.

General Custer tackles his last stand with a battle of one-liners.

General Custer tackles his last stand with a battle of one-liners. Stars Nigel Rees and Jo Kendall. From February 1978.

General Custer tackles his last stand with a battle with one-liners. From February 1978.

General Custer tackles his last stand with a battle with one-liners. Stars Nigel Rees and Jo Kendall. From February 1978.

Stars Nigel Rees and Jo Kendall.

0315 LASTThe Next To Last Burkiss Way1978022120080619 (BBC7)
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Waves are parted as the team take on the Holly Bibbly (or Holy Bible).

Waves are parted as the team take on the Holly Bibbly (or Holy Bible). Stars Jo Kendall and Chris Emmett. From February 1978.

The Holy Bible gets rewritten by Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett.

The Holly Bibbly (or Holy Bible) gets rewritten by Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett.

From February 1978.

040135 Remember The Burkiss Way1979040120031115 (BBC7)
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Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees try to win the car.

It's the clash of the game shows! Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees try to win the car. From April 1979.

Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees try to win the game show.

Clash of Gameshows - Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees try to win the car.

First broadcast in April 1979.

Clash of the gameshows - the Burkiss Way to try to win the car.

040135 Remember The Burkiss Way1979040220031115 (BBC7)
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Clash of the gameshows - the Burkiss Way to try to win the car.

Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees try to win the game show.

It's the clash of the game shows! Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees try to win the car.

From April 1979.

040236 Rise From The Grave The Burkiss Way1979040919900312
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Dracula and Oedipus Rex get a good going over from Fred, Jo, Nigel and Chris.

Dracula and Oedipus Rex get a good going over from Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett. From April 1979.

Dracula and Oedipus Rex get a good going over from the gang - oh, and the Muppets.

Contributors

David Renwick (Author)

Andrew Marshall (Author)

Chris Emmett (ent)

Jo Kendall (ent)

Fred Harris (ent)

Nigel Rees (ent)

John Lloyd (Producer)

David Hatch (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-01-23.

040337 Is Britain Going The Burkiss Way? Part 11979041619900219
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All about 'things' and spoofing Just a Minute.

All about 'things' and spoofing Just a Minute. Stars Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett. From April 1979.

Epic.

Sweeping.

And involving a lot of 'things' from April 1979.

Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett.

And involving a lot of 'squishy things'.

Producer: A.

IANNUCCI

Next in series: 26 February 1990

Previous in series: 12 February 1990

Description

BBC Radio's Burkiss retrospective continues with Lesson 37.

Starring Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.

Producer David Hatch.

First broadcast April 1979.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

19 Feb 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

David Renwick (Author)

Andrew Marshall (Author)

Chris Emmett (ent)

Jo Kendall (ent)

Fred Harris (ent)

Nigel Rees (ent)

David Hatch (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-01-23.

0404Is Britain Going The Burkiss Way, Pt 21979042320080717 (BBC7)
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The Martians are coming! Or are they? Is this a spoof? Or a spoof of a spoof?

The Martians are coming! Or are they? Is this a spoof? Or a spoof of a spoof? With Nigel Rees and Jo Kendall. From April 1979.

040539 Repeat Yourself The Burkiss Way - 11979043020040418 (BBC7)
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Enter the 'Pardon, Sir?' school of languages. From April 1979.

Enter the 'Pardon, Sir?' school of languages. Starring Chris Emmett, Fred Harris, Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees. From April 1979.

With a late change - Inspector Lestrade investigates The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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Enter the 'Pardon, Sir?' school of languages.

Enter the 'Pardon, Sir?' school of languages. Starring Chris Emmett, Fred Harris, Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees. From April 1979.

040639 Repeat Yourself The Burkiss Way - 21979050720040425 (BBC7)
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Blankety Blank gets a new host. With Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett, Jo Kendall and Fred Harris.

Blankety Blank gets a new host as Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett, Jo Kendall and Fred Harris bring more comedy chaos. From May 1979.

Blankety Blank gets a new host, as Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett, Jo Kendall and Fred Harris bring comedy chaos.

Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett, Jo Kendall and Fred Harris all interrupt themselves to bring you a repeat of last time.

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Blankety Blank gets a new host. With Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett, Jo Kendall and Fred Harris.

Blankety Blank gets a new host as Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett, Jo Kendall and Fred Harris bring more comedy chaos. From May 1979.

040740 Avoid Like The Plague The Burkiss Way1979051420040502 (BBC7)
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The Grim Reaper arrives, keen to spread the Red Death. Featuring Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

The Grim Reaper has arrived and he wants the old man to take the Red Death to his village.

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The Grim Reaper has arrived and he's keen to spread the Red Death.

The Grim Reaper arrives, keen to spread the Red Death. Featuring Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

0408 LAST41 Eric Pode Of Croydon's Easter Special1979122620030906 (BBC7)
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After 'Ask the Smart Alec' proves too highbrow, a desophistication machine transforms it into 'Junk Box Jury', David Vine commentates on exploding athletes, and Eric Pode arrives.

050142 The Man From The Burkiss Way1980101120040516 (BBC7)
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A deadly game of Russian Roulette Video Cassette, and Blake's 7 spoofed. With Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From October 1980.

A deadly game of Russian Roulette Video Cassette, and Blake's 7 spoofed. From October 1980

This edition features a deadly game of Russian Roulette Video Cassette and a Blake's 7 spoof (shot in a gravel pit, of course).

050243 Sack The Burkiss Way1980101819900212
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Confusion at Eddie's 24 Hour Sniffery, and let's play 'Family Fortunes.' From October 1980

Confusion at Eddie's 24 Hour Sniffery, and let's play 'Family Fortunes.' With Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From October 1980.

Confusion at Eddie's 24 Hour Sniffery and let's play 'Family Fortunes'.

Vintage comedy, featuring the Trojan Horse, Eddie's 24-Hour Sniffery and Family Fortunes.

The way to Eddie's 24 Hour Sniffery and Family Fortunes.

\With Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From October 1980.

050344 Love Big Brother The Burkiss Way1980102619900319
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The team spoof George Orwell's 1984 and more. With Chris Emmett. From October 1980.

The team spoof George Orwell's 1984 and more. With Chris Emmett, Fred Harris, Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees. From October 1980.

This week, a unique take on George Orwell's 1984, and we find what really lurks behind the door of Room 101.

0503Love Big Brother The Burkiss Way1980102520080828 (BBC7)
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The team spoof George Orwell's 1984 and more.

The team spoof George Orwell's 1984 and more. With Chris Emmett, Fred Harris, Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees. From October 1980.

050445 The Hitch Hikers Guide To The Burkiss Way1980110120040530 (BBC7)
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It's time to meet the Muppets. From November 1980.

It's time to meet the Muppets, with a little help from Chris Emmett, Fred Harris, Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees. From November 1980.

The team return with sketches on the Muppets and the Brother's Grimm.

It's time to meet the Muppets, with a little help from Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.

050546 Settle Out Of Court The Burkiss Way1980110820040606 (BBC7)
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Find out What's My Gender, plus a galactic Panorama.

Find out What's My Gender, plus a galactic Panorama. With Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Fred Harris. From November 1980.

Find out 'What's My Gender', plus a galactic 'Panorama'. From November 1980.

This week the team play What's My Gender and present a galactic edition of Panorama.

0506 LAST47 Wave Goodbye To Cbes The Burkiss Way1980111520080918 (BBC7)
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The team's last ever episode. With Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and guest David Jason.

The sketch show team's last ever episode. With Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and special guest David Jason. From November 1980.

Catch it while you can - the last ever episode of The Burkiss Way.

BBC0101Bbc Radio Collection - 1

A double cassette compilation of sketches from the later part of the run.

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