Two Coconut Shells, A Blowlamp, And A Raspberry

Actor and writer Reece Shearsmith presents a wry look at the use of comedy sound effects on British radio, from Children's Hour to The Goon Show and beyond.

He examines the early recording methods of sound engineers and how people such as bandleader and disc jockey Jack Jackson broke new ground in the field of radio effects.

Contributors include Roy Hudd, Dick Mills and John Ammonds.

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Actor and writer Reece Shearsmith presents a wry look at the use of comedy sound effects on British radio, from Children's Hour to The Goon Show and beyond.

He examines the early recording methods of sound engineers and how people such as bandleader and disc jockey Jack Jackson broke new ground in the field of radio effects.

Contributors include Roy Hudd, Dick Mills and John Ammonds.

Reece Shearsmith tells the story of comedy sound effects on radio, from the 1930s on.

The Story of Comedy Sound Effects on Radio. From farts to Goon Show rumbling stomachs. Reece Shearsmith listens in from the 1930s through to The League of Gentlemen.

Horses, Major Bloodnok's stomach and mad cows. Reece Shearsmith examines the use of sound effects in radio.

Reece Shearsmith examines the use of sound effects in radio.

Horses, Major Bloodnok's stomach and mad cows.