Ray's A Laugh

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949 to 1961.

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Ted Ray greets life's difficulties with a cheery smile and the help of his wife Kitty and chums like Crystal Jollibottom.

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Ted and wife Kitty wrestle with finding a new cleaner.

From April 1954.

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Ted Ray greets life's difficulties with a cheery smile and the help of his wife Kitty and chums like Crystal Jollibottom.

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Ted Ray Treats Us To A Mix Of Music And Comedy As Well As The Usual Domestic Banter With Wife Kitty and brother-in-law Nelson.

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Ted Ray talks about travelling, Betty Grable and at home with his wife Kitty, who's just bought a teasmaid.

From September 1949.

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with Kitty Bluett

Fred Yule , Peter Sellers

Patricia Hayes , Leslie Perrins

Bob and Alf Pearson

The Beaux and the Belles

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with Kitty Bluett

Fred Yule , Peter Sellers

Patricia Hayes , Leslie Perrins

Bob and Alf Pearson

The Beaux and the Belles

Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra

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with Kitty Bluett

Fred Yule , Peter Sellers

Patricia Hayes , Leslie Perrina

Bob and A If Pearson

The Beaux and the Belles

Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra

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with Kitty Bluett

Fred Yule , Peter Sellers

Patricia Hayes , Leslie Perrins

Bob Pearson

and Alf Pearson

The Beaux and the Belles

Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra

Script by Ronnie Hanbury and Eddie Maguire Additional material by George Wadmore

Produced by George Inns

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Ray kicks off by talking about betting, and the pros and cons of having a flutter.

Classic comedy from October 1949.

Ted is 'gonged' and argues with Kitty - and reporter George blunders again. Stars Ted Ray and Peter Sellers. From October 1949.

Ted is 'gonged' and argues with Kitty - and reporter George blunders again. From 1949.

Ted is 'gonged' and argues with Kitty - and reporter George blunders again.

From 1949.

Stars Ted Ray and Peter Sellers.

From October 1949.

Ted is 'gonged' and gormless reporter George has an interesting car-based encounter.

First heard October 1949.

Ted is 'gonged' and gormless reporter George has an interesting car-based encounter. First heard October 1949.

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with Kitty Bluett

Fred Yule , Peter Sellers

Patricia Hayes , Leslie Perrina

Bob Pearson and Alf Pearson

The Beaux and the Belles

Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra

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with Kitty Bluett

Fred Yule , Peter Sellers

Patricia Hayes , Leslie Perrins

Bob and Alf Pearson

The Beaux and the Belles

Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra

Script by Ted Ray and Eddie Maguire

Additional material by George Wadmore

Produced by George Inns

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with Kitty Bluett

Fred Yule , Peter Sellers

Patricia Hayes , Leslie Perrins

Bob and Alf Pearson

The Beaux and the Belles

Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra

Script by Eddie Maguire and Ted Ray

Additional material by George Wadmore

Produced by George Inns

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Ted's horoscope is astoundingly accurate. George tries to solve a mystery. Stars Ted Ray.

Ted's horoscope is astoundingly accurate. George tries to solve a mystery. Stars Ted Ray and Peter Sellers. From October 1949.

Ted's horoscope is astoundingly accurate, and George tries to solve a mystery.

Ted's horoscope is astoundingly accurate, and George tries to solve a mystery. Stars Ted Ray and Peter Sellers. From October 1949.

Ted's horoscope is astoundingly accurate and George tries to solve a mystery.

Starring Ted Ray.

With Kitty Bluett, Peter Sellers, Patricia Hayes, Fred Yule and Leslie Perrins.

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Eddie Maguire and Ted Ray.

Music from Bob and Alf Pearson and The Beaux and The Belles.

BBC Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black.

Producer: George Inns

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1949.

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with Kitty Bluett

Fred Yule , Peter Sellers

Patricia Hayes , Leslie Perrins

Bob Pearson

and Alf Pearson

The Beaux and the Belles

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Ted argues with Kitty about superstition, only to wind up throwing salt in Nelson's eye.

Ted Ray Greets Life's Difficulties With A Cheery Smile And The Help Of His Wife Kitty. Classic Comedy from November 1949.

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Ted and Kitty bicker over too much toothpaste, plus news of a curious will.

Ted and Kitty bicker over too much toothpaste, plus news of a curious will.

Starring Ted Ray.

With Kitty Bluett, Peter Sellers, Patricia Hayes, Fred Yule and Leslie Perrins.

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Eddie Maguire and Ted Ray.

Music from Bob and Alf Pearson and The Beaux and The Belles.

BBC Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black.

Producer: George Inns

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1949.

Ted and Kitty bicker over too much toothpaste, plus news of a curious will. Stars Ted Ray and Kitty Bluett. From November 1949.

Ted Ray brushes his teeth with some very expensive toothpaste, and attends an odd will-reading.

Stars Ted Ray and Kitty Bluett.

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Ted's wife Kitty has acquired a dog, while George interviews a double-octogenarian.

Ted's wife Kitty has acquired a dog, much to his annoyance. Meanwhile, George interviews a double-octogenarian. Stars Ted Ray and Peter Sellers. From November 1949.

Ted's wife Kitty buys a dog, while George interviews a double-octogenarian.

Classic long-running comedy series starring Ted Ray and Kitty Bluett

Ted's wife Kitty buys a dog, while George interviews a double-octogenarian.

Starring Ted Ray.

With Kitty Bluett, Peter Sellers, Patricia Hayes, Fred Yule and Leslie Perrins.

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Eddie Maguire and Ted Ray.

Music from Bob and Alf Pearson and The Beaux and The Belles.

BBC Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black.

Producer: George Inns

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1949.

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with Kitty

Bluett Fred Yule , Peter Sellers

Patricia Hayes ," Leslie Perrins

Bob and Alf Pearson

The Beaux and the Belles

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Ted and Kitty quarrel over her frock and reporter George gets festive.

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with Kitty Bluett

Fred Yule , Peter Sellers

Patricia Hayes , Leslie Perrins

Bob Pearson and Alf Pearson

The Beaux and the Belles

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Ted puts money on Kitty's dream - and reporter George chases down a forger.

Starring Ted Ray.

With Kitty Bluett, Peter Sellers, Patricia Hayes, Fred Yule and Leslie Perrins.

Scripted by Eddie Maguire and Ted Ray.

Music from Bob and Alf Pearson and The Beaux and The Belles.

BBC Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black.

Producer: George Inns

Ted puts money on Kitty's dream, and reporter George chases down a forger.

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Kitty suspects Ted is having an affair, and reporter George dons disguise.

Is Ted having an affair with Francis, his secretary?Kitty is suspicious - is Ted having an affair with Frances, his secretary?

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with Kitty Bluett

Fred Yule

Peter Sellers

Patricia Hayes

Leslie Perrins

Bob and Alf Pearson

The Beaux and the Belles

Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra

Script by Eddie Maguire and Ted Ray

Additional material by George Wadmore

Produced by George Inns

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Ted's wife Kitty goes to the sales while George chases a film star around Waterloo.

Classic long-running comedy series starring Ted Ray and Kitty Bluett

Ted's wife Kitty goes to the sales, while George chases a film star around Waterloo. Stars Ted Ray and Peter Sellers. From January 1950.

More Music And Sketches From Ted Ray And Guests Including Peter Sellers And Patricia Hayes. First Broadcast in January 1950.

Stars Ted Ray and Peter Sellers.

From January 1950.

More Music And Sketches From Ted Ray And Guests Including Peter Sellers And Patricia Hayes.

First Broadcast in January 1950.

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Ted and Kitty return from their holidays and George solves an art theft.

Classic long-running comedy series starring Ted Ray and Kitty Bluett

Ted and Kitty return from their holidays, and George solves an art theft. Stars Ted Ray and Peter Sellers. From September 1950.

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Ted and wife Kitty wrestle with finding a new cleaner.

Classic long-running comedy series starring Ted Ray and Kitty Bluett

Stars Ted Ray, Kitty Bluett and Peter Sellers.

From April 1954.

Stars Ted Ray and Kitty Bluett.

and Kitty is determined to get Ted to help her round the house.

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A clerical error means Ted thinks his bachelor days have returned.

Classic long-running comedy series starring Ted Ray and Kitty Bluett

A clerical error means Ted thinks his bachelor days have returned - will he be able to cope?

Starring Ted Ray. With Kitty Bluett and Kenneth Connor.

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1959.

A clerical error means Ted thinks his bachelor days have returned. Will he be able to cope?

Starring Ted Ray. With Kitty Bluett and Kenneth Connor.

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1959.

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Ted is feeling very nervous. Why would a solicitor want to pay him a visit at home?

Classic long-running comedy series starring Ted Ray and Kitty Bluett

Ted is feeling very nervous. Why would a solicitor want to pay him a visit at home?

Starring Ted Ray. With Kitty Bluett and Kenneth Connor.

Ray's a Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1959.

Ted's feeling very nervous. Why would a solicitor want to pay him a visit at home?

Starring Ted Ray. With Kitty Bluett and Kenneth Connor.

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1959.

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After the loss of a family album, Kitty wants to recapture the past, so Ted buys a camera.

Classic long-running comedy series starring Ted Ray and Kitty Bluett

After the loss of the family photo album, Kitty wants to recapture the past so Ted buys a new camera.

Starring Ted Ray. With Kitty Bluett and Kenneth Connor.

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1959.

After the loss of the family photo album, Kitty wants to recapture the past so Ted buys a new camera.

Starring Ted Ray. With Kitty Bluett and Kenneth Connor.

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1959.

After the loss of the family album, Kitty wants to recapture the past so Ted buys a camera

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Will Ted be able to cope when things take a decidedly chilly turn? With Kitty Bluett.

Classic long-running comedy series starring Ted Ray and Kitty Bluett

Will Ted be able to cope when things take a decidedly chilly turn?

Starring Ted Ray. With Kitty Bluett and Kenneth Connor.

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1959.

Will Ted be able to cope when things take a decidedly chilly turn?

Starring Ted Ray. With Kitty Bluett and Kenneth Connor.

Ray's A Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1959.

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Ted is feeling insecure. Maybe body building will increase his self-esteem?

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Ray and Kitty go on a shopping spree and meet the strange shopkeeper Sidney Mincing.

From January 1960.

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When Kitty hears about Ted's raise, she wants to splash out.

Classic long-running comedy series starring Ted Ray and Kitty Bluett

When Kitty hears about Ted's pay rise, she's keen to start splashing out....

Starring Ted Ray. With Kitty Bluett, Kenneth Connor, Pat Coombs and Laidman Browne.

Ray's a Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart.
Music from the BBC Variety Orchestra
Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1960.

When Kitty hears about Ted's rise, she wants to splash out. Stars Ted Ray, Kitty Bluett and Kenneth Connor. From January 1960.

When Kitty hears about Ted's rise, she wants to splash out. From January 1960.

When Kitty hears about Ted's rise, she wants to splash out.

When Kitty hears about Ted's raise, she wants to splash out. Stars Ted Ray, Kitty Bluett and Kenneth Connor. From January 1960.

Stars Ted Ray, Kitty Bluett and Kenneth Connor.

From January 1960.

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Ted And Kitty Are Having Problems With Their Cleaner.

Ted and Kitty are having problems with their cleaner. Episode 11 of 13.

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Ted is 'gonged' and argues with Kitty, and reporter George blunders again.

Classic long-running comedy series starring Ted Ray and Kitty Bluett

Ted is 'gonged' and argues with Kitty, and reporter George blunders again.

Starring Ted Ray. With Kitty Bluett, Peter Sellers, Patricia Hayes, Fred Yule, Leslie Perrins and Wallace Greenslade.

Ray's a Laugh - the successor to ITMA - follows the comedy exploits of Ted's life at home with his 'radio' wife Kitty, as well as in a variety of jobs. It ran from 1949-1961.

Scripted by Eddie Maguire and Ted Ray.
Music from Bob and Alf Pearson and The Beaux and The Belles.
BBC Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black.
Producer: George Inns

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1949.

Ted is 'gonged' and argues with Kitty, and reporter George blunders again. Stars Ted Ray and Peter Sellers. From October 1949.

Ted is 'gonged' and argues with Kitty, and reporter George blunders again. From 1949.