2000 Years Of Radio

Incredible radio archive from a bygone age.

Written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Claire Downes, Stuart Lane, Al Holloway, Danny Robbins and Dan Tetsell.

Marcus Brigstocke, Claire Downes and friends don period costume for 15 minutes of comedy.

Episodes

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0101Roman Britain Radio2000101820040113 (BBC7)
20060316 (BBC7)
20060317 (BBC7)
20070713 (BBC7)
20070714 (BBC7)
20080406 BT=2345 (BBC7)
20080406 (BBC7)
20080407 BT=0445 (BBC7)
20090702 (BBC7)
20100625 (BBC7)
20121118 (BBC7)
20140506 (BBC7)
20160504 (BBC7)

Incredible radio archive from a bygone age.

Written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Claire Downes, Stuart Lane, Al Holloway, Danny Robbins and Dan Tetsell.

Marcus Brigstocke, Claire Downes and friends don period costume for 15 minutes of comedy.

It's 55 AD, and Iceni Gold plays the hits for the ancient Brits. But the Romans are due. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From October 2000.

It's 55AD and DJ Steve-in-the-Afternoon fights Roman plans to change the nation's favourite radio station, Iceni Gold.

It's 55AD and Iceni Gold is playing the hits for the Ancient Brits.

But the Romans are coming.

It's 55 AD: Iceni Gold plays the Hits for the Ancient Brits.

But the Romans are due.

Stars Marcus Brigstocke.

From October 2000.

Iceni Gold plays the Hits for the Ancient Brits.

It's 55 AD: Iceni Gold plays the Hits for the Ancient Brits. But the Romans are due. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From October 2000.

0102Dark Age Fm2000102520040120 (BBC7)
20060323 (BBC7)
20060324 (BBC7)
20070720 (BBC7)
20070721 (BBC7)
20080413 (BBC7)
20080414 (BBC7)
20090709 (BBC7)
20100702 (BBC7)
20121125 (BBC7)
20140513 (BBC7)
20160511 (BBC7)

It's just coming up to 500AD, but watch out - the end of the world is nigh. With Marcus Brigstocke. From October 2000.

It's just coming up to 500AD and Steve Godwinson and the Posse are on the air.

But watch out - The End of the World is nigh.

It is 500AD, history's most miserable period.

Britain is being invaded twice a week and a bloke called Arthur is running the country, but at least there's always Steve in the Afternoon to count the Britons down to the end of the world.

It's just coming up to 500AD, but watch out - The End of The World is nigh.

0103Christian Crusade Roadshow2000110120040127 (BBC7)
20060330 (BBC7)
20060331 (BBC7)
20070727 (BBC7)
20080420 (BBC7)
20080421 (BBC7)
20090716 (BBC7)
20100709 (BBC7)
20121202 (BBC7)
20140520 (BBC7)

The Crusades get the full on roadshow treatment in this spoof account of history with added media presence.

Join DJ Steve in the Afternoon on his AD1200 Christian Crusade Roadshow, as he gathers up an army of children and the plague-ridden to find salvation and a sun tan in the Holy Land.

The comedy series on the radio that might have existed in a bygone age.

Out and about, historic expeditions - and more - are on the air.

Out and about, historic expeditions and more are on the airwaves.

Out and about, historic expeditions and more are on the airwaves. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From November 2000.

0103Crusade Roadshow20080420 (BBC7)
20160518 (BBC7)

Out and about, historic expeditions and more are on the airwaves. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From November 2000.

0104Headless - Civil War Radio2000110820040203 (BBC7)
20060406 (BBC7)
20060407 (BBC7)
20070803 (BBC7)
20070804 (BBC7)
20080427 (BBC7)
20080428 (BBC7)
20090723 (BBC7)
20100716 (BBC7)
20121209 (BBC7)
20140527 (BBC7)
20160525 (BBC7)

Battle reports as they happen, with all the decapitations and more. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From November 2000.

Tune in to Britain's darkest hour: the English Civil War, AD 1645, revealed as a silly mix-up with DJ Steve-in-the-Afternoon and King Charles I.

Battle reports as they happen, with all the decapitations and more.

Stars Marcus Brigstocke.

From November 2000.

0105Mad - Georgian Radio2000111520060413 (BBC7)
20060414 (BBC7)
20070810 (BBC7)
20070811 (BBC7)
20080504 (BBC7)
20080505 (BBC7)
20090730 (BBC7)
20100723 (BBC7)
20121216 (BBC7)
20140603 (BBC7)
20160601 (BBC7)

Full Age of Enlightenment updates, plus the Earl of Sandwich lives up to his name. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From November 2000.

Tune in to Regency FM with Steve.

Featuring Enlightenment update and Thomas De Quincey cooking with opium.

Tune in to Regency FM with Steve in the afternoon.

It's the Age of Enlightenment and Britain is going Enlightenment crazy.

With Enlightenment update and Thomas De Quincey cooking with opium.

Full Age of Enlightenment updates, plus the Earl of Sandwich lives up to his name.

Stars Marcus Brigstocke.

From November 2000.

0106 LASTSteaming - Radio Victoriana2000112220040217 (BBC7)
20040218 (BBC7)
20060420 (BBC7)
20060421 (BBC7)
20070831 (BBC7)
20070901 (BBC7)
20080525 (BBC7)
20080526 (BBC7)
20090806 (BBC7)
20100730 (BBC7)
20121223 (BBC7)
20140610 (BBC7)
20160608 (BBC7)

The fictional world history with The Great Exhibition of 1851, a special line for Dandies and ankle fetishists.

Meet other dandies on the Dandy-Line, early Victorian ankle-pornography is exposed, and science is praised for inventing a gun that only works on non-Englishmen.

The Great Exhibition of 1851, a special line for Dandies and ankle fetishists collide in this fictional world history.

The Great Exhibition of 1851, a special line for Dandies and ankle fetishists collide in a fictional world history.

The Great Exhibition of 1851, a special line for Dandies and ankle fetishists all collide in this fictional world history.

Featuring The Great Exhibition of 1851, a special line for Dandies and ankle fetishists.

Steam powered fun from the Great Exhibition of 1851, plus the latest inventions.

Stars Marcus Brigstocke.

From November 2000.

Steam powered fun from the Great Exhibition of 1851, plus the latest inventions. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From November 2000.

02Olympic Fm2002102320151004 (BBC7)

How will the British Olympic team fair in 776 BC? Recreation of the wireless archives with Al Holloway. From October 2002.

0206 LASTOlympia Fm20021023

It is the year 776 BC, and DJ Suzanne Canker is in Greekland for the first Olympic Games.