List of BBC Radio Programmes Adapted For Television

List Of BBC Radio Programmes Adapted For Television

Many BBC radio comedy programmes have been successful enough for the writers and performers to adapt them into television programmes. Unless otherwise stated these programmes were originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and then broadcast on one of the BBC's TV channels. The following list gives some of the more notable ones.


Radio version Television version Notes
Absolute Power Absolute Power
An Actor's Life For Me An Actor's Life For Me BBC Radio 2 programme turned BBC1 sitcom
After Henry After Henry BBC Radio 4 programme turned ITV sitcom
The Boosh The Mighty Boosh
Blue Jam Jam BBC Radio 1 radio production. Channel 4 television production.
The Clitheroe Kid The Clitheroe Kid
Dave Hollins: Space Cadet sketches in Son of Cliché Red Dwarf Many changes.
Dead Ringers Dead Ringers
Delve Special This is David Lander, This is David Harper Broadcast on Channel 4
Fist of Fun Fist of Fun Broadcast on BBC Radio 1
Genius Genius
The Goon Show Telegoons
Goodness Gracious Me Goodness Gracious Me Radio version was funded by BBC TV in the hopes the series would eventually transfer to television.
Hancock's Half Hour Hancock's Half Hour, Hancock
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Unaired pilot
I've Never Seen Star Wars I've Never Seen Star Wars
Just a Minute Just a Minute Unaired pilots and both ITV (1994–1995) and BBC1 (1999) series.
Knowing Me, Knowing You Knowing Me, Knowing You
Life With The Lyons Life With The Lyons
Little Britain Little Britain
That Mitchell and Webb Sound That Mitchell and Webb Look The TV version was made in January 2006 and started airing in September.
Naked Radio Naked Video Naked Radio was first broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland
The News Quiz Have I Got News For You Many changes. It is disputed whether HIGNFY is actually based on TNQ or not. Former News Quiz panellist Ian Hislop is now a panellist on HIGNFY
On The Hour The Day Today
On the Town with The League of Gentlemen The League of Gentlemen Moved from town of Spent to Royston Vasey.
People Like Us People Like Us
Radio Active KYTV
Room 101 Room 101 Broadcast on Radio 5
Second Thoughts Second Thoughts BBC Radio Four radio series transferred to ITV
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Whose Line Is It Anyway? Broadcast on Channel 4

Read more about List Of BBC Radio Programmes Adapted For Television:  Television To Radio Transfers, Radio Programmes Transferred To Independent Television

Other articles related to "radio":

List Of BBC Radio Programmes Adapted For Television - Radio Programmes Transferred To Independent Television
... A few early game shows from Radio Luxembourg transferred to ITV, when it started broadcasting in 1955 ...

Famous quotes containing the words list of, adapted, television, bbc, list and/or radio:

    Shea—they call him Scholar Jack—
    Went down the list of the dead.
    Officers, seamen, gunners, marines,
    The crews of the gig and yawl,
    The bearded man and the lad in his teens,
    Carpenters, coal-passers—all.
    Joseph I. C. Clarke (1846–1925)

    We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
    Plato (c. 427–347 B.C.)

    Television ... helps blur the distinction between framed and unframed reality. Whereas going to the movies necessarily entails leaving one’s ordinary surroundings, soap operas are in fact spatially inseparable from the rest of one’s life. In homes where television is on most of the time, they are also temporally integrated into one’s “real” life and, unlike the experience of going out in the evening to see a show, may not even interrupt its regular flow.
    Eviatar Zerubavel, U.S. sociologist, educator. The Fine Line: Making Distinctions in Everyday Life, ch. 5, University of Chicago Press (1991)

    The word “conservative” is used by the BBC as a portmanteau word of abuse for anyone whose views differ from the insufferable, smug, sanctimonious, naive, guilt-ridden, wet, pink orthodoxy of that sunset home of the third-rate minds of that third-rate decade, the nineteen-sixties.
    Norman Tebbit (b. 1931)

    We saw the machinery where murderers are now executed. Seven have been executed. The plan is better than the old one. It is quietly done. Only a few, at the most about thirty or forty, can witness [an execution]. It excites nobody outside of the list permitted to attend. I think the time for capital punishment has passed. I would abolish it. But while it lasts this is the best mode.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    We spend all day broadcasting on the radio and TV telling people back home what’s happening here. And we learn what’s happening here by spending all day monitoring the radio and TV broadcasts from back home.
    —P.J. (Patrick Jake)