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0401Soil Erosion 20040523 (BBC7)
20051230 (BBC7)
Professor Jimmy Edwards and co examine the implications of soil erosion! Written by Denis Norden and Frank Muir.
From Oct 1950.
0401Strawberry Fair1950102420040530 (BBC7)
20060106 (BBC7)
20070401 (BBC7)
20070402 (BBC7)
20070408 (BBC7)
20070409 (BBC7)
20080619 (BBC7)
20080703 (BBC7)
20100216 (R7)
20121025 (R4+)
20131121 (R4+)
Jim gets a job running the 'BBC Research College'.
The future of the Corporation is in, er, safe hands.
Jimmy Edwards becomes Head of the BBC Research College.
Jimmy Edwards becomes Head of the BBC Research College. Classic Frank Muir and Denis Norden comedy. From October 1950.
 
0402Kerry Ellis1950103120121101 (R4+)
20121103 (R4+)
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Professor Jimmy Edwards is not keen to employ Dick Bentley as a lecturer at the BBC Research College.
Professor Jimmy Edwards is not keen to employ Dick Bentley as a lecturer.
Professor Jimmy Edwards is not keen to employ Dick Bentley as a lecturer at the BBC Research College. From October 1950.
0402Kerry Ellis1953103120070408 (BBC7)
20100223 (R7)
Jimmy Edwards reveals he's set to be the new principal of the BBC Research College.
0624Rock And Roll1953061520080710 (BBC7)
20100302 (R7)
20121108 (R4+)
20131205 (R4+)
Jimmy Edwards and the gang in a special naval edition, recorded aboard HMS Indefatigable.
Fun afloat, aboard aircraft carrier HMS Indefatigable. Stars Jimmy Edwards.
Fun afloat, aboard aircraft carrier HMS Indefatigable. Stars Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and Joy Nichols. From June 1953.
0701Isn't Life Wonderful?1953111220110510 (R4+)
20110515 (R4+)
20110516 (R4+)
20121115 (R4+)
20131212 (R4+)
Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy, with the family debut of 'The Glums'.
Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy, with the debut of the Glums family.
Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy, with the debut of the Glums family with Pa, Ron and Eth. Stars Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield. From November 1953.
0702If I Had A Golden Umbrella1953111920110517 (R4+)
20121122 (R4+)
20131219 (R4+)
Mona Lisa's smile enigma solved - and Eth and Ron fancy their own place in 'The Glums'.
Mona Lisa's smile enigma solved - and Eth and Ron fancy their own place in 'The Glums'. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From November 1953.
The Mona Lisa smile enigma is solved.
The enigma of Mona Lisa's smile is solved, and Eth and Ron fancy their own place.
The enigma of Mona Lisa's smile is solved, and Eth and Ron fancy their own place in The Glums. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From November 1953.
0703Mr Tap Toe1953112620110524 (R4+)
20121129 (R4+)
20121201 (R4+)
20131226 (R4+)
Sabotage at the BBC! And Eth dithers over home decor in 'The Glums'.
Sabotage at the BBC! And Eth dithers over home decor in 'The Glums'. With Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From November 1953.
The Glums and Sabotage at the BBC.
 
0704Little Fir Tree1953120320110531 (R4+)
20121206 (R4+)
20140102 (R4+)
Listener confusion over June Whitfield and Alma Cogan - and 'The Glums' are hard up.
Listener confusion over June Whitfield and Alma Cogan, and the Glums are hard up. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From December 1953.
0706 1953121720111218 (R4+)
20111219 (R4+)
Pa Glum mediates between Ron and Eth - who gets which presents? Stars June Whitfield.
Pa Glum mediates between Ron and Eth - who gets which presents? Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield.
From December 1953.
0708That's Amore1953123120110607 (R4+)
20121213 (R4+)
20121215 (R4+)
20140109 (R4+)
A butler's upstairs wrangles, and Eth finally gets a ring on her finger in The Glums.
A butler's upstairs wrangles, and Eth finally gets a ring on her finger in The Glums. Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From December 1953.
 
0709Sittin' In The Sun1954010720080717 (BBC7)
20100601 (R7)
20110614 (R4+)
20121220 (R4+)
20140116 (R4+)
The Glums debate culinary insularity, and Jim and Bentley ponder pathos.
The Glums debate culinary insularity, and Jim and Bentley ponder pathos. With Jimmy Edwards and Alma Cogan. From January 1954.
The Glums debate culinary insularity and Jim and Bentley discuss pathos.
0710A Purple Cow1954011420110614 (R4+)
20110621 (R4+)
20121227 (R4+)
20140123 (R4+)
Dick Bentley asks Jimmy Edwards for help with a speech - and Ron and Eth ponder eloping in 'The Glums'.
Dick Bentley asks Jimmy Edwards for help with a speech, and Ron and Eth ponder eloping.
Dick Bentley asks Jimmy Edwards for help with a speech, and Ron and Eth ponder eloping in The Glums. From January 1954.
0712Man1954012820110628 (R4+)Pa Glum probes Ron and Eth's wedding gift.
0713The Pride Of The Nancy Lee1954020420110703 (R4+)
20110704 (R4+)
Pa Glum tries to relieve Eth's cold and there's a look at Marriage USA-style.
0714 1954021120110710 (R4+)
20110711 (R4+)
Eth worries about her wedding reception in 'The Glums' - and a taste of BBC auditions.
0716 1954022520110717 (R4+)
20110718 (R4+)
Eth dithers over her wedding dress in 'The Glums'.
0719 1954031820110724 (R4+)
20110725 (R4+)
Pa Glum warns Ron about feeling jealous.
0721 1954040120110731 (R4+)
20110801 (R4+)
Pa Glum reflects on the value of money.
Pa Glum reflects on the value of money. Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy stars Jimmy Edwards. From April 1954.
Pa Glum reflects on the value of money. Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy.
0722 1954040820110807 (R4+)
20110808 (R4+)
Eth takes up knitting - without a pattern.
Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy stars June Whitfield.
From April 1954.
Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy.
0723Said The Little Moment1954041520110814 (R4+)
20110815 (R4+)
Eth consults the stars about Ron's future.
0724The Little Shoemaker1954042220110821 (R4+)
20110822 (R4+)
Eth is shocked by Ron's honeymoon plans.
0803Two Step Side Step1954122320111225 (R4+)
20111226 (R4+)
Something comes between Ron and Eth, and Christmas goes with a bang for Jimmy Edwards.
0804Naughty Lady From Shady Lane1954123020110821 (R4+)
20120101 (R4+)
20120102 (R4+)
20130103 (R4+)
It's New Year's Eve and Eth wants to celebrate with 'The Glums'.
 
0807Paper Kisses1955012020110828 (R4+)
20110829 (R4+)
20130110 (R4+)
A Glums family feud sparks the fire brigade's arrival.
 
0808It's A Woman's World1955012720110904 (R4+)
20110905 (R4+)
20130117 (R4+)
A thick pea souper strands Eth at the Glum's house.
A thick pea souper strands Eth at the Glum's house. Stars Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From January 1955.
 
0809Smarter1955020320110911 (R4+)
20110912 (R4+)
20130124 (R4+)
Poor old Ma Glum has broken her leg - and the dishes are piling up.
 
0811Right To Be Wrong1955021720110918 (R4+)
20110919 (R4+)
20130131 (R4+)
June Whitfield and Jimmy Edward have a disastrous date, and Ma Glum has a broken leg.
 
0813Tweedle Dee1955030320110925 (R4+)
20110926 (R4+)
20130207 (R4+)
Ron Glum is emigrating, but will he get any further than the end of the road?
0814If Anyone Finds This I Love You1955031020111002 (R4+)
20111003 (R4+)
20130214 (R4+)
20130216 (R4+)
Ron Glum faces jail - will Eth stand by her man?
0815Itís A Great Day For The Irish1955031720111009 (R4+)
20111010 (R4+)
20130221 (R4+)
Ron gets himself a criminal record.
Plane capers in South America, and Eth is shocked at Ron's criminal record.
Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield.
From March 1955.
0818 1955040720111016 (R4+)
20111017 (R4+)
20130228 (R4+)
Does Eth still fan the flames of Ron Glum's passion?
Does Eth still fan the flames of Ron Glum's passion? Stars Dick Bentley and June Whitfield
Does Eth still fan the flames of Ron Glum's passion? Stars Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From April 1955.
0819Where Will The Dimple Be?1955041420111023 (R4+)
20111024 (R4+)
20130307 (R4+)
The Glums grapple with a crossword and a cautionary tale from Monte Carlo.
The Glums grapple with a crossword, and there's a cautionary tale from Monte Carlo.
The Glums grapple with a crossword, and there's a cautionary tale from Monte Carlo. With Jimmy Edwards and Dick Bentley. From April 1955.
The Glums grapple with a crossword and a cautionary tale from Monte Carlo. With Jimmy Edwards and Dick Bentley. From April 1955.
0821Crazy Little Mixed-up Heart1955042820111030 (R4+)
20111031 (R4+)
20130314 (R4+)
Can Eth finally get her fiance Ron Glum up the aisle?
Can Eth finally get her fiance Ron Glum up the aisle? From April 1955.
Can Eth finally get her fiance Ron Glum up the aisle? Stars Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield. From April 1955.
0822Dreamboat1955050520111106 (R4+)
20111107 (R4+)
20130321 (R4+)
Will Eth manage to triumph in her plans to wed Ron Glum?
Will Eth manage to triumph in her plans to wed Ron Glum? From May 1955.
Will Eth manage to triumph in her plans to wed Ron Glum? Stars Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From May 1955.
0823I've Been Thinking1955051220111113 (R4+)
20111114 (R4+)
20130328 (R4+)
Can Eth get all she wants on her wedding present list?
Can Eth get all she wants on her wedding present list? From May 1955.
Can Eth get all she wants on her wedding present list? Starring Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From May 1955.
0824Just One More Time1955051920111120 (R4+)
20111121 (R4+)
20130404 (R4+)
Can Ron ever thank Pa Glum enough for rearing him right?
Can Ron ever thank Pa Glum enough for rearing him right? From May 1955.
Can Ron ever thank Pa Glum enough for rearing him right? Stars Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From May 1955.
0825Keep Me In Mind1955052620111127 (R4+)
20111128 (R4+)
20130411 (R4+)
As their wedding looms, Eth worries she'll make a bad wife for Ron Glum.
As their wedding looms, Eth worries she'll make a bad wife for Ron Glum. From May 1955.
As their wedding looms, Eth worries she'll make a bad wife for Ron Glum. Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From May 1955.
0826 LASTBye Bye Blackbird1955060220111204 (R4+)
20111205 (R4+)
20130418 (R4+)
The Glums marry! Well, they do in prehistoric times, but the modern day proves troubling.
Stars June Whitfield.
From June 1955.
Ron Glum marries Eth at last!...at least in prehistoric times. 1955 is another matter.
Ron Glum marries Eth at last!...at least in prehistoric times. 1955 is another matter. Stars June Whitfield. From June 1955.
0920Memories Are Made Of This1956022120080724 (BBC7)
20100309 (R7)
20111211 (R4+)
20111212 (R4+)
20130425 (R4+)
The adventures of The Glums - and the Scarlet Pimple!
The adventures of The Glums, and the Scarlet Pimple! Stars Jimmy Edwards.
The adventures of The Glums, and the Scarlet Pimple! Stars Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield. From February 1956.
1007I Love My Baby1957021320120108 (R4+)
20120109 (R4+)
Cuts are afoot at the BBC, while The Glums get all nostalgic.
1008How Ron And Eth First Met 1957022020080731 (BBC7)
20100316 (R7)
20130502 (R4+)
Cuts are afoot at the BBC, while The Glums get all nostalgic.
Cuts are afoot at the BBC, while the Glums get all nostalgic. Stars June Whitfield.
Cuts are afoot at the BBC, while the Glums get all nostalgic. Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From February 1957.
1020's Wonderful1957051520120115 (R4+)
20120116 (R4+)
20130516 (R4+)
Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards ponder their future, while The Glums meet Eth's family.
Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards ponder their future, while the Glums meet Eth's family. With June Whitfield. From May 1957.
1110Red River Rose - Eth's Tax Refund 1958031220030803 (BBC7)
20080814 (BBC7)
20100615 (R7)
20120122 (R4+)
20120123 (R4+)
20130523 (R4+)
There are scary tales of 'Javanese witchmen', while Ron and Eth try to escape for a romantic break in Belgium.
Scary tales of "Javanese witchmen," and Ron and Eth plan a romantic break in Belgium. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From March 1958.
Scary tales of "Javanese witchmen," and Ron and Eth plan a romantic break in Belgium.
Scary tales of Javanese witchmen, plus Ron and Eth plan a romantic break in Belgium.
Scary tales of Javanese witchmen, plus Ron and Eth plan a romantic break in Belgium. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From March 1958.
111210th Anniversary Edition1958032620030810 (BBC7)
20040704 (BBC7)
20060210 (BBC7)
20070513 (BBC7)
20070514 (BBC7)
20080821 (BBC7)
20100330 (R7)
20120129 (R4+)
20120130 (R4+)
20130530 (R4+)
The 10th anniversary Show, with a 'Pygmalion' spoof and The Operatic Weather Forecast.
The 10th anniversary show, with a Pygmalion spoof and the Operatic Weather Forecast. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From March 1958.
1113Rooney1958040220030817 (BBC7)
20070520 (BBC7)
20070521 (BBC7)
20080828 (BBC7)
20100518 (R7)
20120205 (R4+)
20120206 (R4+)
20130606 (R4+)
Eth wants a busier social life, while Jim and Bentley go to the ballet.
Eth wants a busier social life in 'The Glums', while Jim and Bentley go to the ballet.
Eth gets a social life thanks to Pa Glum's furniture removals, while Jim and Bentley go to the ballet.
There's TIFH's version of Swan Lake with Bentley as Siegfried.
And Eth gets a social life thanks to Pa's furniture removals.
Eth wants a busier social life, while Jim and Bentley go to the ballet. Stars June Whitfield and Jimmy Edwards. From April 1958.
1114When Johnny Comes Marching Home1958040920030824 (BBC7)
20030920 (BBC7)
20040718 (BBC7)
20060224 (BBC7)
20070527 (BBC7)
20070528 (BBC7)
20080904 (BBC7)
20120212 (R4+)
20120213 (R4+)
20130613 (R4+)
King Charles II's sampling Nell Gwynn's oranges, while Pa Glum's got a black eye.
King Charles II samples Nell Gwynn's oranges, while Pa Glum's got a black eye.
From 1958.
Stars Jimmy Edwards. From April 1958.
King Charles II samples Nell Gwynn's oranges, while Pa Glum's got a black eye. From 1958.
King Charles II samples Nell Gwynn's oranges, while Pa Glum's got a black eye. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From April 1958.
1115Gretna Green1958041620030831 (BBC7)
20040725 (BBC7)
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20060312 (BBC7)
20060313 (BBC7)
20080911 (BBC7)
20100406 (R7)
20120219 (R4+)
20120220 (R4+)
20130620 (R4+)
Dick dreams of Persia, and Eth is agitated in The Glums.
Dick dreams of Persia, and Eth is agitated in The Glums. Stars June Whitfield.
Dick dreams of Persia, and Eth is agitated in The Glums. Stars Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield. From April 1958.
1116I Suddenly1958042320030907 (BBC7)
20040801 (BBC7)
20070610 (BBC7)
20070611 (BBC7)
20080918 (BBC7)
20100413 (R7)
20120226 (R4+)
20120227 (R4+)
20130627 (R4+)
Prof Jimmy Edwards and co spotlight the perils of worker relations, while Eth insists Pa Glum buys Ron a new suit.
The perils of worker relations, and Ron Glum needs a new suit. Stars June Whitfield.
The perils of worker relations, and Ron Glum needs a new suit. Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From April 1958.
1117Daddy's Boy1958043020030914 (BBC7)
20080925 (BBC7)
20100420 (R7)
20120304 (R4+)
20120305 (R4+)
20130704 (R4+)
Flavours of Italy, while Eth's claiming Ron Glum is a daddy's boy.
Flavours of Italy from Dick Bentley, while Eth's claiming Ron Glum is a daddy's boy.
Flavours of Italy from Jimmy Edwards and Dick Bentley, while Eth's claiming Ron Glum is a daddy's boy.
Flavours of Italy from Dick Bentley, while Eth is claiming that Ron Glum is a daddy's boy.
Flavours of Italy from Jimmy Edwards and Dick Bentley, while Eth is claiming that Ron Glum is a daddy's boy. From April 1958.
1118The Night Train To Paris1958050720030921 (BBC7)
20040815 (BBC7)
20060319 (BBC7)
20060320 (BBC7)
20070624 (BBC7)
20070625 (BBC7)
20081002 (BBC7)
20100608 (R7)
20120311 (R4+)
20120312 (R4+)
20130711 (R4+)
A spy film spoof takes to the rails, while Ron Glum's got money troubles.
A spy film spoof takes to the rails, while Ron Glum's got money troubles. Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From May 1958.
1120 LASTWhat Is This Thing Called Love?1958052119580521 (BBC7)
20030928 (BBC7)
20040822 (BBC7)
20060326 (BBC7)
20060327 (BBC7)
20081009 (R7)
20100427 (R7)
20120318 (R4+)
20120319 (R4+)
20130718 (R4+)
A warring pantomime horse trots on, while Ron Glum's love for Eth is tested on a night out.
The Glums test Ron's love for Eth by getting him to meet other girls at the local palais.
Will he stay true to Eth?
A warring pantomime horse trots on, while Ron Glum's love for Eth is tested on a night out. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From May 1958.
1202Light Of Love1958120420031005 (BBC7)
20081016 (R7)
20100525 (R7)
20120325 (R4+)
20120326 (R4+)
20130725 (R4+)
Napoleonic double-doings, while Ron's actions shock Eth and Mr Glum.
Napoleonic double-doings, while Ron's actions shock Eth and Mr Glum. Stars Jimmy Edwards.
Napoleonic double-doings, while Ron's actions shock Eth and Mr Glum. Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From December 1958.
1213The Punch And Judy Story - Mr Glum's Honeymoon Promise1959021920031012 (BBC7)
20060409 (BBC7)
20060410 (BBC7)
20070715 (BBC7)
20070716 (BBC7)
20080612 (BBC7)
20081023 (R7)
20100504 (R7)
20100622 (R7)
20120401 (R4+)
20120402 (R4+)
20130801 (R4+)
20130803 (R4+)
The fall and rise of a Punch and Judy show - and Ron and Eth are planning their honeymoon.
It's curtain up on a sly Punch and Judy man and too much whisky's a curse for Mr Glum.
Jimmy Edwards and the gang tell the Punch and Judy Story whilst Ron and Eth plan their honeymoon.
Too much whisky's a curse, as Mr Glum realises when he promises Ron and Eth a honeymoon while under the influence.
From 1959.
It's curtain up on a sly Punch and Judy man, and too much whisky's a curse for Mr Glum. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From February 1959.
It's curtain up on a sly Punch and Judy man, and too much whisky is a curse for Mr Glum.
It's curtain up on a sly Punch and Judy man, and too much whisky is a curse for Mr Glum. Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From February 1959.
 
1214Thereís No Ism Like Hypnotism1959022620031019 (BBC7)
20060416 (BBC7)
20060417 (BBC7)
20070722 (BBC7)
20070723 (BBC7)
20081030 (R7)
20100511 (R7)
20120408 (R4+)
20120409 (R4+)
20130808 (R4+)
A West End musical spoof, plus Eth has trouble finding Ron's ring after he falls asleep with it in his mouth.
A West End musical spoof, plus trouble over a ring for the Glums. Stars June Whitfield.
A West End musical spoof, plus trouble over a ring for the Glums. Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From February 1959.
 06  20040627 (BBC7)
20060203 (BBC7)
Eth wants to holiday on the 'Contingong' but Mr and Mrs Glum beat her to it, leaving Eth and Ron to use the sofa.
From March 1958.
   1948082420131031 (R4+)Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards write a song for a musical and take part in a medical drama
4 Extra Debut. Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards write a song for a musical then take part in a medical drama. With Joy Nichols. From August 1948.
 
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20131107 (R4+)
Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards get into audience research, then take part in a court drama
Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards get into audience research, then take part in a court drama. With Joy Nichols. From January 1949.
 
   1949032220131114 (R4+)'We present Desert Island Risks' - songs and send-ups from Portsmouth Naval Barracks.
4 Extra Debut. 'We present Desert Island Risks' - songs and send-ups with Jimmy Edwards. From Portsmouth Naval Barracks. From March 1949.
 
   1954012820110628 (R4+)
20140206 (R4+)
Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy. Pa Glum probes Ron and Eth's wedding gift.
Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy. Pa Glum probes Ron and Eth's wedding gift. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From January 1954.
   1957042420130509 (R4+)Can Mr Glum stop Ron and Eth marrying in a court of law? Stars June Whitfield.
Can Mr Glum stop Ron and Eth marrying in a court of law? Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From April 1957.
   1957050020040620 (BBC7) 
  The Glums Go To The Pub.1958040020040711 (BBC7)
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    20040606 (BBC7)Jimmy Edwards, Frank Muir and Denis Norden are joined by The Keynotes in this episode first broadcast in 1953.
    20040613 (BBC7)Vintage Light Entertainment From The Pens Of denis Norden And Frank Muir.
From January 1954.
    20040808 (BBC7)Music And Comedy From Performers Such As Dick Bently, Jimmy Edwards And june Whitfield.
From April 1958.
    20060113 (BBC7)Jimmy Edwards, Derek Bentley And Joy Nichols Are Joined By The Keynotes In This Episode First Broadcast in 1953.
    20060120 (BBC7) 
    20060127 (BBC7)Variety Show With Jimmy Edwards, june Whitfield And Dick Bentley.
From May 1957.
    20060305 (BBC7)
20060306 (BBC7)
Jimmy Edwards And Team Highlight The Perils Of Worker Relations.
In The Glums, Ron Is In Need Of A New suit.
From April 1958.
    20070415 (BBC7)
20070416 (BBC7)
Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and Joy Nichols are joined by The Keynotes, in this episode first broadcast in 1953.
    20070429 (BBC7)
20070430 (BBC7)
Variety show with Jimmy Edwards, June Whitfield and Dick Bentley.
First broadcast in May 1957.
    20070506 (BBC7)
20070507 (BBC7)
There are scary tales of Javanese witchmen, and Ron and Eth try to escape for a romantic break in Belgium.
From March 1958.
    20070603 (BBC7)
20070604 (BBC7)
Starring Dick Bentley, Professor Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield.
And in The Glums, why is Eth so agitated? From April 1958.
    20070617 (BBC7)
20070618 (BBC7)
Music and comedy from performers such as Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield.
From April 1958.
    20070701 (BBC7)
20070702 (BBC7)
The Glums test Ron's love for Eth by getting him to meet other girls at the local palais.
Will he stay true to Eth?
    20070422 (BBC7)
20070423 (BBC7)
20080717 (BBC7)
The Glums debate culinary insularity and Jim and Bentley discuss pathos.
With Jimmy Edwards and Alma Cogan.
From January 1954.
The Glums debate culinary insularity, Jim and Bentley discuss pathos, and Alma Cogan sings.
    20080807 (BBC7)
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Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards ponder their future, while The Glums meet Eth's family.
With June Whitfield.
From May 1957.
    20010703 (BBC7)
20110704 (R4+)
Pa Glum tries to relieve Eth's cold and there's a look at Marriage USA-style.
  Christmas With The Glums 20051225 (BBC7)
20051226 (BBC7)
20061222 (BBC7)
20061223 (BBC7)
20071216 (BBC7)
20081225 (R7)
A game of sardines has consequences for Pa Glum in this fifty year old programme, first broadcast at Christmas 1958.
With Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield.
Ron and Eth pull crackers, while Pa Glum gets merry.
From December 1958.
Ron and Eth are pulling crackers, while Pa Glum is getting very merry! With Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield.
  From 01/04/1954 20110731 (R4+)
20140313 (R4+)
Pa Glum reflects on the value of money. Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy.
Pa Glum reflects on the value of money. Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From April 1954.
  From 02/06/1955 20111204 (R4+)
20140717 (R4+)
Ron Glum marries Eth at last, at least in prehistoric times. 1955 is another matter.
Ron Glum marries Eth at last, at least in prehistoric times. 1955 is another matter. Stars June Whitfield. From June 1955.
 
  From 03/02/1955 20110911 (R4+)
20140424 (R4+)
20140424 (R4+)
PooroldMaGlumhasbrokenherleg,andthedishesarepilingup.StarringJimmyEdwardsandAlmaCogan.FromFebruary1955.
Poor old Ma Glum has broken her leg, and the dishes are piling up.
 
  From 03/03/1955 20110925 (R4+)
20140508 (R4+)
Ron Glum is emigrating, but will he get any further than the end of the road?
Ron Glum is emigrating, but will he get any further than the end of the road? With Dick Bentley and Alma Cogan. From March 1955.
  From 04/02/1954 20110703 (R4+)
20140213 (R4+)
Pa Glum tries to relieve Eth's cold, and there's a look at marriage USA-style.
Pa Glum tries to relieve Eth's cold, and there's a look at marriage USA-style. With Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From February 1954.
  From 05/05/1955 20111106 (R4+)
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Will Eth manage to triumph in her plans to wed Ron Glum?
Will Eth manage to triumph in her plans to wed Ron Glum? Stars Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From May 1955.
  From 07/04/1955 20111016 (R4+)
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Does Eth still fan the flames of Ron Glum's passion? Stars Dick Bentley and June Whitfield
Does Eth still fan the flames of Ron Glum's passion? Stars Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From April 1955.
  From 08/04/1954 20110807 (R4+)
20140320 (R4+)
Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells, and Eth's knitting mishap in The Glums.
Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells, and Eth's knitting mishap in The Glums. Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From April 1954.
  From 10/03/1955 20111002 (R4+)
20140515 (R4+)
Ron Glum faces jail - will Eth stand by her man? Stars Dick Bentley and June Whitfield.
Ron Glum faces jail - will Eth stand by her man? Stars Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From March 1955.
  From 11/02/1954 20110710 (R4+)
20140220 (R4+)
Eth worries about her wedding reception in The Glums, plus a taste of BBC auditions.
Eth worries about her wedding reception in The Glums, plus a taste of BBC auditions. With Dick Bentley and June Whitfield. From February 1954.
  From 12/03/1958 20120122 (R4+)
20140821 (R4+)
Scary tales of Javanese witchmen, plus Ron and Eth plan a romantic break in Belgium.

Scary tales of Javanese witchmen, plus Ron and Eth plan a romantic break in Belgium. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From March 1958.
  From 12/05/1955 20111113 (R4+)
20140626 (R4+)
Can Eth get all she wants on her wedding present list?
Can Eth get all she wants on her wedding present list? Starring Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From May 1955.
  From 14/04/1955 20111023 (R4+)
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The Glums grapple with a crossword, and there's a cautionary tale from Monte Carlo.
The Glums grapple with a crossword, and there's a cautionary tale from Monte Carlo. With Jimmy Edwards and Dick Bentley. From April 1955.
  From 15/04/1954 20110814 (R4+)
20140327 (R4+)
Jimmy and Dick talk green fingers, while Eth consults the stars over Ron's future.
Jimmy and Dick talk green fingers, while Eth consults the stars over Ron's future in The Glums. Stars June Whitfield. From April 1954.
  From 15/05/1957 20120115 (R4+)
20140814 (R4+)
Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards ponder their future, while the Glums meet Eth's family.
Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards ponder their future, while the Glums meet Eth's family. With June Whitfield. From May 1957.
  From 17/02/1955 20110918 (R4+)
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20140501 (R4+)
JuneWhitfieldandJimmyEdwardhaveadisastrousdate,andMaGlumhasabrokenleg.FrankMuirandDenisNorden'sclassiccomedy.WithAlmaCogan.FromFebruary1955.
June Whitfield and Jimmy Edward have a disastrous date, and Ma Glum has a broken leg.
 
  From 17/03/1955 20111009 (R4+)
20140522 (R4+)
Plane capers in South America, and Eth is shocked at Ron's criminal record.
Plane capers in South America, and Eth is shocked at Ron's criminal record. Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From March 1955.
  From 18/03/1954 20110724 (R4+)
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Pa Glum warns Ron about feeling jealous. Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy.
Pa Glum warns Ron about feeling jealous. Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy stars Jimmy Edwards. From March 1954.
  From 19/05/1955 20111120 (R4+)
20140703 (R4+)
Can Ron ever thank Pa Glum enough for rearing him right?
Can Ron ever thank Pa Glum enough for rearing him right? Stars Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From May 1955.
  From 20/01/1955 20110828 (R4+)
20140410 (R4+)
A Glums family feud sparks the fire brigade's arrival.
A Glums family feud sparks the fire brigade's arrival. Stars Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From January 1955.
  From 20/02/1957 20130502 (R4+)
20140731 (R4+)
Cuts are afoot at the BBC, while the Glums get all nostalgic.
Cuts are afoot at the BBC, while the Glums get all nostalgic. Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From February 1957.
  From 21/01/1954 20110621 (R4+)
20140130 (R4+)
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Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy. Ron Glum considers growing a moustache.
Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy. Ron Glum considers growing a moustache. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From January 1954.
  From 21/02/1956 20111211 (R4+)
20140724 (R4+)
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The adventures of The Glums and the Scarlet Pimple!
The adventures of The Glums and the Scarlet Pimple! Stars Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield. From February 1956.
  From 22/04/1954 20140403 (R4+)Eth is shocked by Ron's honeymoon plans. Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy.
Eth is shocked by Ron's honeymoon plans. Frank Muir and Denis Norden's classic comedy stars Jimmy Edwards. From April 1954.
  From 24/04/1957 20130509 (R4+)
20140807 (R4+)
Can Mr Glum stop Ron and Eth marrying in a court of law?
Can Mr Glum stop Ron and Eth marrying in a court of law? Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From April 1957.
  From 25/02/1954 20110717 (R4+)
20140227 (R4+)
Eth dithers over her wedding dress in The Glums. Muir and Norden's classic comedy.
Eth dithers over her wedding dress in The Glums. Muir and Norden's classic comedy stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From February 1954.
  From 26/03/1958 20120129 (R4+)
20140828 (R4+)
The10thanniversaryshow,withaPygmalionspoofandtheOperaticWeatherForecast.StarsJimmyEdwards.FromMarch1958.
20140828 (R4+)
The10thanniversaryshow,withaPygmalionspoofandtheOperaticWeatherForecast.
 
 
  From 26/05/1955 20111127 (R4+)
20140710 (R4+)
As their wedding looms, Eth worries she will make a bad wife for Ron Glum.
As their wedding looms, Eth worries she will make a bad wife for Ron Glum. Stars Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From May 1955.
  From 27/01/1955 20110904 (R4+)
20140417 (R4+)
A thick pea souper leaves Eth stranded at the Glums' house. Stars June Whitfield.
A thick pea souper leaves Eth stranded at the Glums' house. Stars Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield. From January 1955.
  From 28/04/1955 20111030 (R4+)
20140612 (R4+)
Can Eth finally get her fiance Ron Glum up the aisle?
Can Eth finally get her fiance Ron Glum up the aisle? Stars Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield. From April 1955.
  Rons Crime 20070708 (BBC7)
20070709 (BBC7)
Ron Glum has to perform a crime to pass muster with Dad.
First broadcast in December 1958.

Duration

  • 30 Minutes

Frank Muir tribute

  • A four-part series of skits, sketches and songs written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden, broadcast as a tribute to Frank Muir who died in January this year.
  • With Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley, June Whitfield, Wallas Eaton, the Keynotes, and the BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.
    1. 19980409
    2. 19980410
    3. 19980413
    4. 19980416

Genre

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Genre: Entertainment
  • Variety Shows
  • Genre: Comedy

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Programme Id

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Rebuilt Episodes

  • Some of the episode broadcast in 2011 were rebuilt from off-air recordings of varying quality as the original tapes had been destroyed.

Series 07 format

    1. Jim and Dick talking about what they've been doing
    2. song by Alma
    3. Disgusted of Tumbridge-Wells, leading to a topical sketch
    4. song by The Keynotes
    5. The Glums
    6. Song by Alma and Dick
    7. long sketch

Series 08 format

    1. Jim and Dick talking about what they've been doing
    2. Song by Alma
    3. Wealthy Wal, leading onto a topical sketch
    4. Song by The Keynotes
    5. The Glums
    6. Song by Alma and Dick
    7. Long sketch, often a parody of a current film

Songs

  • 4/2 - Keynotes: Kerry Ellis / Joy: The Style to Which I am Accustomed
  • 6/24 - Keynotes: Rock and Roll / Joy Nichols: The Fleetís in Port Again
  • 7/4 - Alma Cogan: Little Fir Tree / Keynotes: Istanbul / Alma and Dick : Lucky Us
  • 7/12 - Alma Cogan: Man / Keynotes: The Jones Boy / Alma and Dick: Would You Like to Take a Walk?
  • 7/13 - Alma Cogan: Pride of the Nancy Lee / Keynotes: Tennessee Local / Alma and Dick: Did You Ever Get That Feeling in the Moonlight?
  • 7/23 - Alma Cogan: Said the Little Moment / Keynotes: Friends and Neighbours / Alma and Dick: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • 7/24 - Alma Cogan: The Little Shoemaker / Keynotes: Jambo, West of Zanzibar / Alma and Dick: I Love the Way You Say Goodnight
  • 8/8 - Alma Cogan: Itís a Womanís World / Keynotes: Mobile / Alma and Dick: Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
  • 8/9 - Alma Cogan: Smarter /
  • Keynotes: Spring, Spring, Spring / Alma and Dick: If You Get What You Want You Donít Want It
  • 8/11 - Alma Cogan: Right to be Wrong / Keynotes: And Her Mother Came Too / Alma and Dick: ĎDeed I Do
  • 8/13 - Alma Cogan: Tweedle Dee / Keynotes: Under the Bridges of Paris / Alma and Dick: Somebody Loves Me
  • 8/14 - Alma Cogan: If Anyone Finds This I Love You / Keynotes: Kerry Dance / Alma and Dick: Easy To Remember
  • 8/15 - Keynotes: Itís a Great Day for the Irish / Alma Cogan: How Important Can It Be?
  • 11/14 - Keynotes: When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Songs Series 07

  • 2 - Alma Cogan: If I Had a Golden Umbrella / Keynotes: Chicka Boom / Alma & Dick: A Little Kiss Goodnight
  • 3 - Alma: Mr Tap Toe / Keynotes: Begorrah / Alma and Dick: Where You Gonna Be When the Rent Comes Round?

Songs Series 08

  • 19 - Alma Cogan: Where Will the Dimple Be? / Keynotes: Heatwave / Alma and Dick: Maybe
  • 21 - Alma Cogan: Crazy Little Mixed-up Heart / Keynotes: Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie / Alma and Dick: I Donít Know Why

Songs Series 11

  • 15 - Keynotes: Gretna Green

The Glums

  • They started in series 7, episode 1.
  • The characters were quite different to the later versions.

Tith Talking points

  • 7/2 - is flat life a contributing factor to the dissolution of the family as a social unit?
  • 7/3 - does modern interior decoration reflect the ambivelance of contemporary living conditions?
  • 7/4 - is the cost of living index a coefficiant of planned economic stability?
  • 7/12 - Bis dat qui cito dat
  • 7/13 - is the etymology of coriser (sp?) a hypersensitive condition of the nasopharynx?
  • 7/23 - Is it impossible to fortell the future or can one be psychic and see?
  • 7/24 - should a young couple spend their honeymoon alone, or should they go with each other?
  • 8/8 - if all the world loves a lover, why do they have policement in Hyde park?
  • 8/11 - Should you do unto others before they do unto you?
  • 8/13 - How do you spell vicissitudes?
  • 8/14 - If 'tis human to err, what is it to 'im?
  • 8/15 - When a young man is in disgrace, should he prefer Eth to dishonour?
  • 8/19 - If a young engaged couple plays spelling games, will they end up having words?
  • 8/21 - is it true that the marriage ceremony can be summed up in three words - I'LL ALTER HIM?

Titles

  • I'm using the title of the first song, regardless of who is performing it, to identify the episodes - that way it's something that's not open to interpretation.

Trivia

  • The episode first broadcast 19570213 was broadcast in Comedy Greats Episode 1 - The Fifties Part 1
  • Some of the BBC7 rebroadcasts have month and year in their descriptions, but these aren't always correct.
  • There's many files on the Internet which are just The Glums and have ben edited out of complete episodes.

Wallas Eaton characters

    1. Disguested of Tumbridge-Wells
    2. Wealthy Wal

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