|The favourite shows of the late BBC producer comedy producer Mike Craig.|
Including Castle's on the Air, Jimmy's Cricket Team and Bernie Clifton's Comedy Shop.
Mike Craig was a prolific producer and writer of over 1200 comedy shows for both BBC Radio and TV - including Morecambe and Wise, Ken Dodd, Jimmy Tarbuck, Al Reid, Harry Worth and The Grumbleweeds. It was Mike who wrote the legendary high-kicking sketch on the 1976 Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show with newsreader Angela Rippon.
In this 3 hour showcase of his radio memoirs, Mike presents a selection of his own favourites:
* Castle's On The Air
* Jimmy's Cricket Team
* Bernie Clifton's Comedy Shop
* Ho-Di-Ho starring The Grumbleweeds
* Al Read Says Such Is Life
* Ken Dodd's Easter Special
Based mainly in Manchester, Mike retired from the BBC in 1993. He was born 11th March 1935 and died 28th October 2010.
Recorded at BBC Manchester and compiled by Mik Wilkojc.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 7 in 2008.