Life With The Lyons

Episodes

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Dial Special Branch20110918 (BBC7)
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Sinister foreign agents and mistaken identities spark further discombobulation.

Sinister foreign agents and mistaken identities spark further discombobulation. Stars Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon. From February 1958.

Sinister foreign agents and mistaken identity sparks more discombobulation.

Stars Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon.

From February 1958.

The Christmas Story20111225 (BBC7)

It's Christmas Eve and the Lyons family end up with an extra mouth to feed.

It's Christmas Eve and the Lyons family end up with an extra mouth to feed. Stars Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon. From December 1952.

The Rising Sun20110925 (BBC7)
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Who will get that job? Ben Lyon and radio star Ted Ray's sons go head-to-head.

Who will get that job? Ben Lyon and radio star Ted Ray's sons go head-to-head. With Bebe Daniels. From February 1958.

Who will get that job, as Ben Lyon and radio star Ted Ray's sons go head-to-head?

Who will get that job, as Ben Lyon and radio star Ted Ray's sons go head-to-head? Stars Bebe Daniels. From February 1958.

Who will get that job as Ben Lyon and radio star Ted Ray's sons go head-to-head? Stars Bebe Daniels.

From February 1958.

Three Blind Dates20110911 (BBC7)
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The family have to entertain Ben's boss, but will they all get along?

The family have to entertain Ben's boss, but will they all get along? Stars Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon. From May 1955.

The family have to entertain Ben's boss - but will they all get along? Stars Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon.

From May 1955.

0217Time Marches Back1951022520110724 (BBC7)
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Ben needs jokes for his big speech at the Festival of Britain - can the family help?

Ben needs jokes for his big speech at the Festival of Britain. Can the family help? Stars Ben Lyon. From February 1951.

Ben needs jokes for his big speech at the Festival of Britain - can the family help?

Starring real-life American family: Ben Lyon and his wife Bebe Daniels and their children, Richard and Barbara.

With Doris Rogers as Florrie, Molly Weir as Aggie, Horace Percival as Mr Wimple, Ian Sadler and David Enders.

Life With The Lyons was one the BBC's most popular radio sitcoms between1950 and 1961. It was also adapted for BBC Television.

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Bill Harding.

BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Robert Busby

Incidental music by Arthur Wilkinson

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1951.

0301Home Again - 21952111420110323 (BBC7)
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Father Ben sparks family chaos after losing the keys to their house.

0330Lovely To Look At1953060520110807 (BBC7)
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Ben's pal Tex arrives for the Queen's Coronation.

Will he succumb to Olde England's charms?

Tex arrives for the Queen's Coronation. Will he succumb to Olde England's charms?

Lovely to Look At: Ben's pal Tex arrives for the Queen's Coronation. Will he succumb to Olde England's charms? With Bebe Daniels. From June 1953.

0426 LASTBack In The Autumn1954050620110814 (BBC7)
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The family are planning their summer holiday, but will it be plain sailing?

The family are planning their summer holiday, but will it be plain sailing? Stars Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon. From May 1954.

0503Danger, Richard At Work1954121620110821 (BBC7)
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Ben has a business meeting on the golf course.

But will he end up feeling below par?

Ben has a business meeting on the golf course. But will he end up feeling below par?

Ben has a business meeting on the golf course. But will he end up feeling below par? With Bebe Daniels. From December 1954.

0505The New Job1954123020110828 (BBC7)
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An ad in the local paper lands Richard a job as his father's office boy.

Stars Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon.

From December 1954.

An ad in the local paper lands Richard a job as his father's office boy. Stars Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon. From December 1954.

0508A Crooner In The House1955012020110316 (BBC7)
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Daughter Barbara is in love with Ronnie Harris and father Ben's not happy.

Guest Ronnie Harris.

Daughter Barbara is in love with Ronnie Harris, and father Ben is not happy.

Daughter Barbara is in love with Ronnie Harris, and father Ben is not happy. Stars Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon. From January 1955.

0521An Afternoon On The Thames1955042120110904 (BBC7)
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Barbara and her boyfriend try to enjoy some time alone on a river trip with little success

With Bebe Daniels.

From April 1955.

Barbara and her boyfriend Derek struggle to enjoy some time alone on a river trip.

Barbara and her boyfriend Derek try to enjoy some time alone on a river trip, with little success. Stars Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyons. From April 1955.

1118 LASTRoaming Scandals1961051920110330 (BBC7)
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Holiday shambles as Bebe heads for Loch Lomond and Ben plans a surprise.

Holiday shambles as Bebe heads for Loch Lomond and Ben plans a surprise. Stars Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon. From May 1961.