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Music  Comedy  Documentary and News

 

 WaterWaves Radio. Winter Schedule 2021/22

 

Captain Phil, Stephen and the team will play the best music in the world with a little news at the top of the hour and documentary. We’ll give you a good belly laugh. So check out  your favourite programme and the time it's on! Download the app! Listen at home or in car or here.

Monday

00:00 - Parsley Sidings

01:00 - Bob Hope Show

03:00 - Peter Cooper Show

04:00 - Podcast

06:00 - Allo! Allo!

08:00 - Cabin Pressure

10:00 - Podcast

12:00 - Parsley Sidings

15:00 - Podcast

17:00 - Cabin Pressure

19:00 - Podcast

21:00 - Grand Ole Opry

23:00 - Allo! Allo!

 

Tuesday

00:00 - Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

01:00 - Comedy Theater

03:00 - Grand Ole Opry

04:00 - Podcast

06:00 - I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again

08:00 - Likely Lads

10:00 - Podcast

12:00 Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

15:00 - Podcast

17:00 - Likely Lads

19:00 - Podcast

21:00 - Grand Ole Opry

23:00 - I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again 

 

Wednesday

00:00 - Men From The Ministry

01:00 - Stan Freberg Show

03:00 - Grand Ole Opry

04:00 - Podcast

06:00 - Open All Hours

08:00 - Vicar of Dibley

10:00 - Podcast

12:00 - Men From The Ministry

15:00 - Podcast

17:00 - Vicar of Dibley

19:00 - Podcast

21:00 - Grand Ole Opry

23:00 - Open All Hours

 

Thursday 

00:00 - Blackadder

01:00 - The Life of Riley

03:00 - Grand Ole Opry

04:00 - Podcast

06:00 - Deep Trouble

08:00 - Last of the Summer Wine

10:00 - Podcast

11.00 - Stephen and Julia Show MENTORS, MUSIC and MUSINGS

12:00 - Blackadder

15:00 - Podcast

17:00 - Last of the Summer Wine

19:00 - Podcast

21:00 - Grand Ole Opry

23:00 - Deep Trouble

 

Friday

00:00 - Navy Lark

01:00 - Father Knows Best

03:00 - Grand Ole Opry

04:00 - Podcast

06:00 - Round the Horne

08:00 - Dad’s Army

10:00 - Podcast

11.00 - Stephen Kearney Listening Matters Show

13.00 - The Navy Lark

15:00 - Podcast

17:00 - Dad’s Army

19:00 - Podcast

21:00 - Peter Cooper Show

23:00 - Round the Horne

 

Saturday

00:00 - Hancock’s Half Hour

01:00 - Martin & Lewis

03:00 - Peter Cooper Show

04:00 - Sea Shanties

06:00 - Steptoe & Son

08:00 - Yes Minister

10:00 - Sea Shanties

12:00 - Hancock’s Half Hour

15:00 - Sea Shanties

17:00 - Yes Minister

19:00 - Sea Shanties

21:00 - Grand Ole Opry

23:00 - Steptoe & Son

 

Sunday

00:00 - Goon Show

01:00 - Jack Benny Show

03:00 - Grand Ole Opry

04;00 - Sea Shanties

06:00 - Just a Minute

08:00 - Fawlty Towers

10:30 - Stephen and Julia Show MENTORS, MUSIC and MUSINGS

12:00 - Goon Show

15:00 - Sea Shanties

17:00 - Fawlty Towers

21:00 - Peter Cooper Show

23:00 - Just a Minute

 

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UK OTR COMEDY PROGRAMS

 

‘Allo ‘Allo - TV - (1982-1992) Set during World War II, ‘Allo ‘Allo! follows the antics of René Artois, a French café owner in the town of Nouvion.

 

Blackadder - TV - (1983-1989) The first series follows the exploits of Richard IV’s unfavoured second son Edmund (who calls himself “The Black Adder”) in his various attempts to increase his standing with his Father and in the final episode his quest to overthrow him. The second series now set in the Elizabethan Era (1558–1603).  Lord Edmund Blackadder is a member of the London Aristocracy.  The series follows his attempts to win the favour of the childish Queen Elizabeth I.  As before he is aided, and often hindered, by two less intelligent sidekicks, his servant Baldrick, and Lord Percy Percy, heir to the Duchy Of Northumberland, with whom Blackadder has a grudging friendship. For the third instalment Blackadder is the head butler to the Prince of Wales, a spoiled, foppish idiot. Despite Edmund’s respected intelligence and abilities, he has no personal fortune to speak of. On the other hand, given the ease with which he is able to manipulate the Prince, he is generally financially comfortable. The fourth series  follows their various doomed attempts to escape from the trenches to avoid certain death under the misguided command of General Melchett. Blackadder is now a Captain in the British Army,  The time: Flanders during World War I.

 

Cabin Pressure - (2008-2014) - The story follows the day-to-day working life of MJN Air and its crew of four: Carolyn (Stephanie Cole), the owner and stewardess; First Officer Douglas Richardson (Roger Allam), an experienced pilot formerly at Air England until he was sacked for smuggling; Captain Martin Crieff (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose love of flying and planes is let down by his lack of natural ability; and Arthur Shappey (John Finnemore), Carolyn's overexcited and idiotic (but well-meaning) son who works as a steward.
 

Dad’s Army - (1968-1977) - a BBC sitcom about the British Home Guard during the Second World War. The Home Guard consisted of local volunteers otherwise ineligible for military service, either because of age (hence the title Dad's Army) or by being in professions exempt from conscription.


Deep Trouble (2205-2007) - The year is 2012, and we are aboard HMS Goliath, a Royal Navy stealth nuclear submarine. Deep Trouble follows the trials and tribulations of the submarine’s chaotic crew, underneath their inept commanding officer, Captain Paul Wade.

 

Fawlty Towers - TV - (1975-1979) - he series focuses on the exploits and misadventures of short-fused hotelier Basil Fawlty and his acerbic wife Sybil, as well as their employees: waiter ManuelPolly Sherman, and, in the second series, chef Terry. The episodes typically revolve around Basil's efforts to "raise the tone" of his hotel and his increasing frustration at numerous complications and mistakes, both his own and those of others, which prevent him from doing so.
 

Hancocks Half Hour - (1954-1959) - Each week would see our hero in a different situation whether pounding the beat as a policeman or attending Sid’s  Wrestling Gala you were treated to laughter from start to finish.

 

I’m Sorry I’ll Read The Again - (1964-1973 ) -  a BBC radio comedy  programme that originated from the Cambridge University  Footlights Revue Cambridge Circus.It had a devoted youth following, with live recordings enjoying very lively audiences, particularly when familiar themes and characters were repeated; The title of the show comes from a sentence commonly used by BBC newsreaders following an on-air flub: "I'm sorry, I'll read that again." Creating the show's title from the phrase used to recover from a mistake set the tone for the series as an irreverent and loosely produced comedy show.

Just a Minute - (1967 - present) - The object of the game is for panellists to talk for sixty seconds on a given subject, "without hesitation, repetition or deviation".

 

Last of the Summer Wine - TV - (1973-2010) - Last of the Summer Wine was set and filmed in and around Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England, and centred on a trio of old men and their youthful misadventures; the membership of the trio changed several times over the years. It ran for 31 seasons and it is considered to be one of the most popular and successful programmes on British television.
 

Likely Lads - TV - (1964-1966) - following the friendship of two young working class men, Terry Collier and Bob Ferris, in Newcastle upon Tyne in the mid-1960s. Bob and Terry are assumed to be in their early 20s
 

Open all Hours - TV - (1973-1985) - The setting is a small grocer's shop in Balby, a suburb of Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The owner, Arkwright, is a middle-aged miser with a stammer and a knack for selling. His nephew Granville is his put-upon errand boy, who blames his work schedule for his lacklustre social life.
 

Parsley Sidings - (1971-1972) - The show is set in a sleepy out of the way railway station on the main line between London and Birmingham, in the Midlands. The main characters are the station master, Mr Horace Hepplewhite; his son, Bertrand; station porter Percy Valentine; Mr Bradshaw, the signalman; and station tannoy announcer Gloria Simpkins
 

Round the Horne - (1965-1968) - Round the Horne was based on a revue format, and contained parody and satire. The programme would include an introduction from Horne, who would sometimes give answers to a supposed quiz from the previous week, and then lead into sketches that would include a set-piece based on a film or novel.
 

Steptoe & Son - (1964-1974) - a British sitcom about a father-and-son rag-and-bone business. They live at Oil Drum Lane, a fictional street in Shepherd's Bush, London. The series focused on the inter-generational conflict of father and son. Albert Steptoe, a "dirty old man", is an elderly rag-and-bone man, set in his grimy and grasping ways. By contrast, his son Harold is filled with social aspirations and pretensions. The show contained elements of drama and tragedy, as Harold was continually prevented from achieving his ambitions.
 

The Goon Show - (1951-1960) - Throughout its history, each episode of The Goon Show, which usually ran just under 30 minutes, was essentially structured as a comedy-variety programme, consisting of scripted comedy segments alternating with musical interludes. Staring Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe
 

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - (1978-2018) Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm of the Galaxy, on an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet, an ape descendant who goes by the name of Arthur Dent wakes up one Thursday morning to discover that a bulldozer is trying to knock down his home in order to build a new bypass.

 

The Men from the Ministry - (1962-1977) - The series is about lazy, bungling, incompetent civil servants, "Number One" – Roland Hamilton-Jones and later Deryck Lennox-Brown, "Number Two" – Richard Lamb, with their dim, typo-prone, teenage secretary, Mildred Murfin (Norma Ronald), all watched-over by the lecherous, pompous, self-seeking Permanent Under-Secretary Sir Gregory Pitkin, all members of the British Civil Service based in Whitehall. The stories centred on their General Assistance Department (analogous to the "Department of Administrative Affairs" in the later Yes Minister), which helps other governmental departments.
 

The Navy Lark - (1959-1977) - a radio sitcom that revolved around life aboard a British Royal Navy Frigate – HMS Troutbridge, based in HMNB Portsmouth.  

 

Vicar of Dibley - TV - (1994-2020) - It is set in a fictional small Oxfordshire village called Dibley, which is assigned a female vicar following the 1992 changes in the Church of England that permitted the ordination of women.
 

Yes Minister - TV - (1980-1984) Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the fictional Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of Jim Hacker. His various struggles to formulate and enact policy or effect departmental changes are opposed by the British Civil Service, in particular his Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby. His Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, is usually caught between the two.
 

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US OTR COMEDY PROGRAMS

 

Bob Hope Show - Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was a British-American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author. With a career that spanned nearly 80 years, 

 

Father Knows Best - Father Knows Best was radio show during the 1950s and 1960s. It portrayed an idealized vision of middle-class American life of the era. 

 

Jack Benny Show - Mister Radio.  Original 'King Of All Media'.  The world's oldest 39-year-old.  Possibly the person most associated with the golden age of radio is Jack Benny.

 

Martin & Lewis- Martin and Lewis were an American comedy duo, comprising singer Dean Martin (as the "straight man") and comedian Jerry Lewis (as his stooge). The pair worked together in nightclubs, on radio and television, and film from 1946 until 1956.

 

Old Gold Comedy Theater - The Old Gold Comedy Theater aired over NBC for one season, from October 29, 1944 to June 10, 1945.

 

Stan Freberg Show - a weekly radio comedy show that ran on the CBS Radio Network for fifteen episodes in 1957 from July 14 through October 20. The show, starring comedian Stan Freberg and featuring the vocal talents of Daws Butler, June Foray and Peter Leeds, Peggy Taylor as the resident singer, and the musical direction of Billy May.

 

The Life of Riley - "The Life of Riley": starring William Bendix as lovable, blundering, Chester A. Riley, was a radio situation comedy broadcast during and after wartime 40s.