Life With The Lyons

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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 a case of mistaken identity sparks more Lyon family discombobulation.

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

With Doris Rogers as Florrie, Molly Weir as Aggie, Hugh Morton, Wilfred Babbage and Charles Hawtrey.

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

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Ronnie Hanbury.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1958.

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.

Dial Special Branch20110918 (BBC7)

Sinister foreign agents and mistaken identity sparks more discombobulation.

Stars Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon.

From February 1958.

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Father Ben sparks family chaos after losing the keys to their house. Stars Bebe Daniels.

Father Ben sparks family chaos after losing the keys to their house.

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, David Enders, Clive Baxter and Hugh Morton.

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

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Bill Harding.
BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.
Incidental music by Arthur Wilkinson
Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1952.

Father Ben sparks family chaos after losing the keys to their house. Stars Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon. From November 1952.

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 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.

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Barbara is playing Ophelia in the school show. Could this be her big break?

Barbara is playing Ophelia in the school show - could this be her big break?

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, David Enders and Hugh Morton.

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

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Bill Harding.
BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.
Incidental music by Arthur Wilkinson
Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1952.

Barbara is playing Ophelia in the school show. Could this be her big break? With Ben Lyon and Bebe Daniels. From April 1952.

The Rising Son20171001 (BBC7)

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

Who will get that job? The sons of Ben Lyon and fellow radio star Ted Ray go head-to-head.

Starring real-life American family: Ben Lyon and his wife Bebe Daniels and their children, Barbara and Richard.
With guest stars: Ted Ray and Robin Ray.

And Doris Rogers as Florrie, Molly Weir as Aggie, Horace Percival as Mr Wimple, David Enders and Hugh Morton.

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

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Ronnie Hanbury.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1958.

The Rising Sun20110925 (BBC7)

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.

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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)

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.

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The family have to entertain Ben's boss, but will they all get along?

The Lyon family have to entertain father Ben's boss - but will they all get along?

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

With Doris Rogers as Florrie, Molly Weir as Aggie, Horace Percival as Mr Wimple, Richard Bellaers, Gwen Lewis, Dennis Arundell and Bob Block.

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

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Ronnie Hanbury.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 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.

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

From May 1955.

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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.

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

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Father Ben sparks family chaos after losing the keys to their house.

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Father Ben sparks family chaos after losing the keys to their house.

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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.

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

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, David Enders, Clive Baxter, Hugh Morton and Arthur Hill.

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

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block, Ronnie Hanbury and Bill Harding.
BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.
Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1953.

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Ben's pal Tex arrives for the Queen's Coronation.

Will he succumb to Olde England's charms?

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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.

The family are planning their summer holiday, but will it be plain sailing?

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 and Hugh Morton.

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

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block, Ronnie Hanbury and Bill Harding.
BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.
Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1954.

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The family are planning their summer holiday, but will it be plain sailing?

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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.

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

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, Hugh Morton, Bob Block, Gwen Lewis and Selma Vaz Diaz.

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

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Ronnie Hanbury.
BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.
Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1954.

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

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, Hugh Morton, Bob Block, Gwen Lewis and Selma Vaz Diaz.

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

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Ronnie Hanbury.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1954.

0503Danger, Richard At Work1954121620110821 (BBC7)

Ben has a business meeting on the golf course.

But will he end up feeling below par?

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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.

An ad in the local paper lands Richard Lyon a job as his father Ben's office boy.

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, Selma Vas Dias, Brian Smith, Gwen Lewis and Bob Block.

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

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Ronnie Hanbury.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1954.

0505The New Job1954123020110828 (BBC7)

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.

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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.

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

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, Hugh David, Richard Bellaers, Bob Block and Ronnie Harris as himself.

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

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Ronnie Hanbury.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1955.

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

Guest Ronnie Harris.

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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.

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

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, Richard Bellaers, Gwen Lewis, Patricia Field and Alanna Boyce.

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

Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Ronnie Hanbury.

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1955.

0521An Afternoon On The Thames1955042120110904 (BBC7)

Barbara and her boyfriend try to enjoy some time alone on a river trip with little success

With Bebe Daniels.

From April 1955.

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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.

Holiday shambles - as Bebe heads for Loch Lomond and Ben is planning a surprise.

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

With Molly Weir as Aggie, Doris Rogers as Florrie, Angela Ferguson Arthur Lawrence and John Pullen.

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

Written by Bebe Daniels and Bob Block

BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1961.

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Holiday shambles as Bebe heads for Loch Lomond and Ben plans a surprise.