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Since the 1960s the very best of BBC radio's spoken word output has been available to own, first on record and cassette and now on CD and digital download. In addition to its extensive backlist catalogue, BBC Audio continues to publish a wide range of entertainment drawn from recent radio programming and the BBC archive.

Comedy titles include Hancock's Half Hour, The Goon Show, Round the Horne, Cabin Pressure, Ed Reardon's Week, Just a Minute and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. The realms of fantasy are depicted in Doctor Who, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia. There's radio drama based on the works of some of our most popular and significant writers including William Shakespeare, Agatha Christie, Anthony Trollope, Arthur Conan Doyle, Samuel Pepys and Alan Bennett. History, science and culture epics include A History of the World in 100 Objects, This Sceptred Isle, A History of Childhood and The Making of Music.

These are many more titles are waiting to be discovered in the BBC Audio collection, available from bookshops and online retailers. More information about the BBC's spoken word radio services can be found at
16th July 2005

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

'In a brief statement on Friday night, Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge confirmed that He Who Must Not Be Named has re... MoreHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

(56 reviews) Review
26th September 2007

Time to Wash Faces!

Find out what happened when Makka Pakka visited all his friends in the Night Garden in this enchanting illustrated story... MoreTime to Wash Faces!

(3 reviews) Review
22nd December 2007

In the Night Garden: Upsy Daisy Wants to Sing

Once upon a time, Upsy Daisy wanted to sing but there was too much noise! Beautiful bright illustrations and a simple st... MoreIn the Night Garden: Upsy Daisy Wants to Sing

(2 reviews) Review
28th February 2008

Hide and Peek!: A Peep-through Mirror Book

Who's hiding in the Night Garden? Look through the holes for a clue. See if you can spot which "In the Night Garden" fri... MoreHide and Peek!: A Peep-through Mirror Book

(2 reviews) Review
4th September 2008

Where is the Pinky Ponk Going?

This is part of a series of enchanting stories, all based on episodes from this award winning show and written by creato... MoreWhere is the Pinky Ponk Going?

(2 reviews) Review
3rd October 2011

Doctor Who: 100 Scariest Monsters

It's a big universe and there are some truly terrifying monsters out there! Here are the 100 scariest monsters the Docto... MoreDoctor Who: 100 Scariest Monsters

(1 review) Review
7th August 2008

"Top Gear": 2009 Annual

"Top Gear" books are for younger fans of the TV programme, not suitable for adults. Relive your favourite moments from "... More"Top Gear": 2009 Annual

(1 review) Review
4th October 2018

Here's One I Made Earlier: Classic Blue Peter Makes

Blue Peter is the longest-running children's programme in the world. At its peak, before the days of streaming and so... MoreHere's One I Made Earlier: Classic Blue Peter Makes

(1 review) Review
2nd October 2014

Doctor Who: Monster Sticker Activity Book

As all Doctor Who fans know, the universe is full of dangerous monsters that want to invade our planet. Help the Twe... MoreDoctor Who: Monster Sticker Activity Book

(0 reviews) Review
23rd October 2013

Doctor Who: 50: The Essential Guide

* This essential guide to fifty years of Doctor Who includes all eleven incarnations of the Doctor and fascinating facts... MoreDoctor Who: 50: The Essential Guide

(0 reviews) Review
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