Much Binding In The Marsh

Much Binding in the Marsh was a popular post-war radio comedy series originally set in a fictitious RAF station.

It was written by and starred Kenneth Horne and Richard "Stinker" Murdoch (whose centenary is also this year, April 6 th) the series ran from 1947 to 1954, and regularly featured notable stars such as Maurice Denham, Nicholas Parsons, Sam Costa and Dora Bryan.

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Still looking for work, the ex-RAF gang turns its hand to babysitting. Stars Kenneth Horne

Still looking for work, the ex-RAF gang turns its hand to babysitting. Stars Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch. From May 1950.

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The Weekly Bind has Mr Mulch's gardening and Patience Gush's poetry. From August 1953.

The Weekly Bind has Mr Mulch's gardening and Patience Gush's poetry. Stars Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch. From August 1953.

The Weekly Bind has Mr Mulch's gardening and Patience Gush's poetry.

From August 1953.

Stars Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch.

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A proposed 'Bindebourne' Festival needs some famous guests.

Stars Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch.

From February 1949.

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20080120

Elocution lessons are on offer with Brains Amalgamated's new machine.

From May 1950.

Stars Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch.

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A proposed 'Bindebourne' Festival needs some famous guests.

From February 1949.

Stars Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch.

The prospect of a dedicated Much Binding festival, the Bindebourne if you please, causes much hilarity.

From Feb 1949.

20080127 (BBC7)
20080128 (BBC7)

Another informative edition of the Weekly Bind, including Mr Mulch's gardening column and Patience Gush's poetry from August 1953.

Another informative edition of the Weekly Bind, including Mr Mulch's gardening column and Patience Gush's poetry.

Another informative edition of the Weekly Bind, including Mr Mulch's gardening column and Patience Gush's poetry from Aug 1953.

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Another informative edition of the Weekly Bind including Mr Mulch's gardening column and Patience Gush's poetry.

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20041115 BT=0130 (BBC7)

Written by and starring Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne, with Dora Bryan and Maurice Denham.

First transmitted in August 1953.

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Elocution lessons are on offer with Brains Amalgamated's new machine.

Stars Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch.

From May 1950.

The London office of Brains Amalgamated invests in a dictation machine - and offers elocution lessons.

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Another informative edition of the Weekly Bind, including Mr Mulch's gardening column and Patience Gush's poetry.

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The prospect of a dedicated Much Binding festival, the Bindebourne if you please, causes much hilarity.

A proposed 'Bindebourne' Festival needs some famous guests.

From February 1949.

Stars Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch.

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0113Ladies And Gentlemen, We're Running What's Called Very Tight Today
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0120Tonight, Ladies And Gentlemen, I'm Afraid I Have Somewhat Of A Shock For You
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0209You Know, Announcing Some Programmes Is A Bit Of A Bore
0210I Was In The House Of Commons The Other Day
0211I Had The Priviledge The Other Day Of Meeting Mlle Fifi Lovesbonbon(?)
0212You Know, Mr Murdoch Told Me That When They Broadcast The Quartet From Rigoletto
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0214Well I'm Afraid I Can't Stay Very Long Tonight
0215Every Week When I Come Here, I Wonder Whether Or Not I Shall Have To
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At the RAF station-turned-country club, it's time for holiday reminiscences.

At the RAF station-turned-country club, it's time for holiday reminiscences, and the cast have a sing-song. Stars Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch. From September 1948.

Everyone recalls their holidays - and the cast have a sing-song.

From September 1948.

Stars Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch.

Horne and co recall their holidays and have a sing-song.

Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch comedy.

Everyone recalls their holidays and has a sing-song.

Horne and Co reminisce about their holidays and Murdoch organises a sing-song.

From Sep 1948.

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0315Well, Ladies And Gentlemen, Christmas Is Over And The New Year Is Upon Us19481228
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0320Telephonist: Frank Filliabut's(?) Supervisor. Can I Help You?1949020120100824 (BBC7)
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A proposed Bindebourne Festival needs some famous guests. Stars Kenneth Horne. From 1949.

A proposed Bindebourne Festival needs some famous guests. Stars Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch. From February 1949.

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0408Now This Is Philip Slessor Warning You Beware

For the 8th time this season, Much Binding takes the air.

0409Now This Is Franklin Engleman, I'm Warning You Beware

For The 9th Time This Season Much Binding Takes The Air.

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For The 10th Time This Season Much Binding Takes The Air.

The London office of 'Brains Amalgamated' invests in a dictation machine - and offers elocution lessons.

From May 1950.

From Feb 1949.

Elocution lessons are on offer with Brains Amalgamated's new machine. From May 1950.

Elocution lessons are on offer with Brains Amalgamated's new machine. Stars Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch. From May 1950.

Elocution lessons are on offer with Brains Amalgamated's new machine.

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0505Well Once Again We Find Ourselves Involved In Much Bindery
0506Well Now, This Week We Find The Boys In What Is Known As A Ferment
0507Y'know, The Much Binding In The Marsh Club Reminds Me Of A Very Funny Story
0508Now Recently The Much Binding In The Marsh Boys Were Thinking Of Doing A Play
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0510So Here We Are Again - The Same Old Crew In The Same Old Dither
0511It Is With Deep Regret, Not Unmixed With A Little Relief
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0517Now Most Animals Can Sleep Through The Winter Months
0518Well, We Didn't Get Very Far With The Programme Last Week
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