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The News Huddlines

Spoof of news and current events starring Roy Hudd

News Huddlines

18 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 9 hours, 33 min)
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The British Broadcasting Company held its first news broadcast on November 14, 1922. The British Press used its influence on Parliament to restrict the radio from broadcasting the news before 7:00 pm and forcing the service to use copy from wire services. The wire services were closed on Easter, 1930, so the BBC announced that there was no news that day and broadcast piano music. By 1934, there was an independent News Service, and the broadcast time restriction was lifted during WWII because of the public's desire for immediate War News.

After the War, HAM listeners and other news enthusiasts on this side of the pond tuned into the BBC to hear a different perspective on international events. The hourly updates began with the tolling of Big Ben, and this was used as an accurate time check for navigation by yachtsmen and ships at sea. As interesting as the British perspective was, it always seemed rather foreign to American ears.

This cultural divide between the two great English-speaking nations was especially pronounced in matters of comedy. British humor can be both subtle and over the top, often both in the same routine. This is typified by Radio 2's comedy sketch program The News Huddlines hosted by music hall comic Roy Hudd.

Huddlines began in 1975. The sketches usually ended with a bombastic conclusion or a groan-worthy pun. The show had great fun spoofing the Royal Family, the Queen Mother played with a broad cockney accent was a regular feature.

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    18 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 9 hours, 33 min
    18 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 9 hours, 33 min
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      18 shows - total playtime 9 hours 33 minutes
      1. News Huddlines 821231 Colour Supplement.mp3
      2. News Huddlines 831229 0611 Huddlines Brief of the Year.mp3
      3. News Huddlines 861225 Christmas Show.mp3
      4. News Huddlines 871225 The Christmas Huddlines.mp3
      5. News Huddlines 881225 Christmas Show.mp3
      6. News Huddlines 891231 Revue of the the 80s.mp3
      7. News Huddlines 901227 Christmas Cracker.mp3
      8. News Huddlines 960509.mp3
      9. News Huddlines 960516.mp3
      10. News Huddlines 960523.mp3
      11. News Huddlines 960530.mp3
      12. News Huddlines 960919.mp3
      13. News Huddlines 970403.mp3
      14. News Huddlines 970410.mp3
      15. News Huddlines 990410.mp3
      16. News Huddlines 991225 Xmas Cracker.mp3
      17. News Huddlines Review of The Eighties.mp3
      18. News Huddlines The 300th Show.mp3
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    18 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 9 hours, 33 min
    18 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 9 hours, 33 min
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      18 shows - total playtime 9 hours 33 minutes
      1. News Huddlines 821231 Colour Supplement.mp3
      2. News Huddlines 831229 0611 Huddlines Brief of the Year.mp3
      3. News Huddlines 861225 Christmas Show.mp3
      4. News Huddlines 871225 The Christmas Huddlines.mp3
      5. News Huddlines 881225 Christmas Show.mp3
      6. News Huddlines 891231 Revue of the the 80s.mp3
      7. News Huddlines 901227 Christmas Cracker.mp3
      8. News Huddlines 960509.mp3
      9. News Huddlines 960516.mp3
      10. News Huddlines 960523.mp3
      11. News Huddlines 960530.mp3
      12. News Huddlines 960919.mp3
      13. News Huddlines 970403.mp3
      14. News Huddlines 970410.mp3
      15. News Huddlines 990410.mp3
      16. News Huddlines 991225 Xmas Cracker.mp3
      17. News Huddlines Review of The Eighties.mp3
      18. News Huddlines The 300th Show.mp3
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    18 recordings on 10 Audio CDs. Total playtime 9 hours, 33 min
    18 recordings on 10 Audio CDs
    total playtime 9 hours, 33 min

    News Huddlines Disc A001

    1. News Huddlines Review of The Eighties
    2. News Huddlines The 300th Show

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    News Huddlines Disc A002

    1. News Huddlines 821231 Colour Supplement

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    News Huddlines Disc A003

    1. News Huddlines 831229 0611 Huddlines Brief of the Year
    2. News Huddlines 861225 Christmas Show

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    News Huddlines Disc A004

    1. News Huddlines 871225 The Christmas Huddlines
    2. News Huddlines 881225 Christmas Show

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    News Huddlines Disc A005

    1. News Huddlines 891231 Revue of the the 80s

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    News Huddlines Disc A006

    1. News Huddlines 901227 Christmas Cracker
    2. News Huddlines 960509

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    News Huddlines Disc A007

    1. News Huddlines 960516
    2. News Huddlines 960523

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    News Huddlines Disc A008

    1. News Huddlines 960530
    2. News Huddlines 960919

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    News Huddlines Disc A009

    1. News Huddlines 970403
    2. News Huddlines 970410

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    News Huddlines Disc A010

    1. News Huddlines 990410
    2. News Huddlines 991225 Xmas Cracker

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