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  1. Band Waggon 1939-09-30

    "Band Waggon" was the first weekly BBC comedy series to be broadcast on the same day of the week and at the same time of day. Previous comedy shows had been aired on an ad hoc basis; but here, for the first time, was a series which would be on the air at the same time each week, and this helped to build a big audience for each week’s broadcast.

    The series starred popular stage comedian Arthur Askey. He was its "resident comic", in that he appeared in every broadcast, rather than featuring a different comedian each week, as had been the usual practice up until then. Askey, however, suggested the term be taken literally, and that in the sketches he should pretend he was literally resident at the BBC, living in a (fictitious) apartment on the roof of Broadcasting House in London. This gimmick caught the public’s imagination, and "Band Waggon" quickly became the BBC’s most popular pre-war radio comedy.

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  2. Wii Hay Programme 1945-01-17

    A rare surviving edition of "The Will Hay Programme", starring film comedian Will Hay. This ran for three series during 1944 and 1945, with Will Hay playing the inept schoolmaster character for whom he was best known in his cinema films, as Dr Muffin, the Headmaster of St Michael’s School for Boys.

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  3. Granby’s Green Acres “Granby Breaks Down” 8-21-50

    Granby’s Green Acres July 3 - August 21, 1950, CBS. 30m, Mondays at 9:30. Cast: Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet as John and Martha Granby, ex-bank teller and wife who moved to the country to become farmers. Louise Erickson as Janice, their daughter. Parley Baer as Eb, the hired hand. Announcer: Bob LeMond Music: Opie Cates Writer-Producer-Director: Jay Sommers. Granby’s Green Acres grew out of characters played by Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet on the Lucille Ball series My Favorite Husband. The names were changed, but the basic characters remained the same. Granby becomes very sensitive to noise. The sequence makes excellent use of sound effects. The last show of the series.

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  4. Granby’s Green Acres “Granby Fights The Love Bug” 7-25-50

    Granby’s Green Acres July 3 - August 21, 1950, CBS. 30m, Mondays at 9:30. Cast: Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet as John and Martha Granby, ex-bank teller and wife who moved to the country to become farmers. Louise Erickson as Janice, their daughter. Parley Baer as Eb, the hired hand. Announcer: Bob LeMond Music: Opie Cates Writer-Producer-Director: Jay Sommers. Granby’s Green Acres grew out of characters played by Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet on the Lucille Ball series My Favorite Husband. The names were changed, but the basic characters remained the same. Granby’s corn is doing poorly, but he won’t listen to the county agent’s advice.

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  5. Granby’s Green Acres “Granby Plants A Crop” 7-10-50

    Granby’s Green Acres July 3 - August 21, 1950, CBS. 30m, Mondays at 9:30. Cast: Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet as John and Martha Granby, ex-bank teller and wife who moved to the country to become farmers. Louise Erickson as Janice, their daughter. Parley Baer as Eb, the hired hand. Announcer: Bob LeMond Music: Opie Cates Writer-Producer-Director: Jay Sommers. Granby’s Green Acres grew out of characters played by Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet on the Lucille Ball series My Favorite Husband. The names were changed, but the basic characters remained the same. What to plant? Corn? Wheat?

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  6. Granby’s Green Acres “Granby Quits His Job” 3-30-50

    Granby’s Green Acres July 3 - August 21, 1950, CBS. 30m, Mondays at 9:30. Cast: Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet as John and Martha Granby, ex-bank teller and wife who moved to the country to become farmers. Louise Erickson as Janice, their daughter. Parley Baer as Eb, the hired hand. Announcer: Bob LeMond Music: Opie Cates Writer-Producer-Director: Jay Sommers. Granby’s Green Acres grew out of characters played by Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet on the Lucille Ball series My Favorite Husband. The names were changed, but the basic characters remained the same. The first show of the series. Mr. Granby quits his bank job and is determined to grow his own food on his own farm. Audition episode aired four months before first episode.

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