Comedy (1948 - 58)
Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley, June Whitfield
Take It from Here, one of the most successful
radio series in Britain in the late 1940s to the late
1950s, was once threatened with cancellation in their
first season due to poor public reception. The show,
which started out as a variety show, began with a
brief opening with the hosts, Joy Nichols, Jimmy Edwards,
and Dick Bentley, discussing current affairs in the
world today in a comical way. The show was known,
at the time, for its later segments, which were sketch
gimmicks, a song by Joy and Dick, and the parody of
popular books, films or plays. But this was just the
infancy stage for a show that would go down as one
of the greatest shows that has ever been broadcast
in the United Kingdom.
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After its third season, the show's popularity rose
exponentially when they introduced the Glums family.
With the coming of the Glums, the format was changed
from a variety show to a situational comedy.
The Glums are a loving, but dysfunctional family
that always seemed to get into some kind of trouble.
Mister Glum, a blustering churl, is the head of the
household, which consists of his wife, and his absent-minded
son, Ron, played by Dick Bentley, and Ron's loving
fiancée Eth, played by the magnificent June
Whitfield. Week in and week out, Eth's plans to rise
up above the drudgery that comes with being tied to
Ron, and his avaricious father, were stymied. Just
when Eth thought that she had Ron where she wanted
him, in comes Mister Glum with his famous "Ullo,
?" Poor, poor Eth! Tune in to
find out if she will ever have normalcy in her life,
without the Glums!