LWTL fans might be interested to know some US prototypes of this show are available from the OTRR Library. Look under "Hollywood Theater" and "Movietown Radio Theater" for titles "Pranks For Parents", "A Book On Rock Gardening" and "It's Not Cricket".
I have one episode of the radio show on tape. Very funny. It was part of a series called Six of the Best. I know they did a Goon Show, but no idea of the other 4. They were all introduces by Ted Ray. Do those intros still exist? If not, I have at least two of them.
LWTL 501112 Fairy Cakes.mp3 LWTL 501119 Is There A Doctor In The House.mp3 LWTL 501231 Under The Table.mp3 LWTL 510107 It's A Man's World.mp3 LWTL 510121 Ben Bluebeard.mp3 LWTL 510128 Ben Does It Again.mp3 LWTL 510204 That Old Friend.mp3 LWTL 510205 That Old Friend.mp3 LWTL 510304 Ben Holds The Baby.mp3 LWTL 510927 Home Again.mp3 LWTL 511004 Life Of The Party, The.mp3 LWTL 511122 It's A Wise Father.mp3 LWTL 520103 Fine Romance, A W Dick Bentley.mp3 LWTL 520110 Wife's Birthday, The.mp3 LWTL 520117 Family Trouble.mp3 LWTL 520124 Tree Of Knowledge.mp3 LWTL 520306 Rocks In Your Garden.mp3 LWTL 520313 Home Sweet Home.mp3 LWTL 520320 Upper Set, The.mp3 LWTL 520512 Duel A Song, A.mp3 LWTL 521114 Home Again.mp3 LWTL 521121 Hole In The Road.mp3 LWTL 521128 Mr Jones Is Missing.mp3 LWTL 521205 Duel The Son, A.mp3 LWTL 530227 Royal Show.mp3 LWTL 530306 Let Sleeping Dogs Lie.mp3 LWTL 530313 How To Be A Good Father.mp3 LWTL 531119 Nature Boy.mp3 LWTL 531126 Let The Men Do It.mp3 LWTL 531203 Come To The Fair.mp3 LWTL 531210 No Rest For Ben.mp3 LWTL 531217 Christmas Shopping.mp3 LWTL 531224 Twas The Night Before Christmas.mp3 LWTL 531231 Who Gave Me That.mp3 LWTL 540107 Once Upon A Mime.mp3 LWTL 540114 Love Sneaks Up On Richard Lyon.mp3 LWTL 540121 Fathers Day.mp3 LWTL 540128 Let The Kids Do It.mp3 LWTL 540418 I Hear You Calling Me.mp3 LWTL 540425 Unlucky Winner, The.mp3 LWTL 550127 My Hat.mp3 LWTL 560126 Robins Birthday.mp3 LWTL 560202 For Men Only.mp3 LWTL 560209 Comic Valentine, The.mp3 LWTL 560216 Intruders, The.mp3 LWTL 560301 Law The Lyons, The.mp3 LWTL 560322 Come Back Little Bebe.mp3 LWTL 560405 Double Trouble.mp3 LWTL 560412 Young Foolish.mp3 LWTL 560419 Garden Fete, The (Robert Beattie).mp3 LWTL 560426 It's Not Goodbye.mp3 LWTL 561111 Here Comes The Bride.mp3 LWTL 561118 Way To A Mans Heart, The.mp3 LWTL 561125 How Now Brown Cow.mp3 LWTL 561209 Barbara Buys A Bargain.mp3 LWTL 561216 Dont Give Me That.mp3 LWTL 561223 And A Merry Christmas To All.mp3 LWTL 561230 Star Is Born, A.mp3 LWTL 570106 Bend Be Beautiful.mp3 LWTL 570113 It's A Snap.mp3 LWTL 570120 You Are My Lucky Star.mp3 LWTL 570127 House Divided.mp3 LWTL 570324 Goin' Fishing.mp3 LWTL 570331 It's Mothering Sunday.mp3 LWTL 580202 Barbara's Dinner.mp3 LWTL 580209 Rising Son, The (w Ted Ray).mp3 LWTL 580216 Dial Special Branch.mp3 LWTL 580223 Keep Moving.mp3 LWTL 580413 First Fight, The.mp3 LWTL 580413.mp3 LWTL 590130 Voyage Home, The.mp3 LWTL 590202 Man From Texas, The.mp3 LWTL 590213 Lyon, Cub Reporter.mp3 LWTL 590220 Murder In Mind.mp3 LWTL 590227 Hold That Man (rpt).mp3 LWTL 590303 Put A Light In The Window (rpt).mp3 LWTL 590313 Set An Extra Place.mp3 LWTL 590320 Confused Cupid.mp3 LWTL 590327 Scroungers, The.mp3
LWTL 590417 New Address, The.mp3 LWTL 590501 Trouble In Camp.mp3 LWTL 590508 Strike It Rich.mp3 LWTL 590515 Saying Goodbye W Vic Oliver.mp3 LWTL 590524 Colonel's Dilemna, The.mp3 LWTL 600224 Meddler, The.mp3 LWTL 600302 Unwelcome Guest, The.mp3 LWTL 600406 Weaker Sex, The.mp3 LWTL 600413 Stranger From Sorrento, The.mp3 LWTL 600417 House That Ben Built, The.mp3 LWTL 600522 Insure It.mp3 LWTL 600601 Big Fiddle, The.mp3 LWTL 600608 My Four Legged Friend.mp3 LWTL 610127 Sorry, The Lyons Engaged.mp3 LWTL 610203 External Triangle, The.mp3 LWTL 610210 Barbara's Birthday.mp3 LWTL 610217 Thanks For The Memory.mp3 LWTL 610224 Lyon In Sheeps Clothing.mp3 LWTL 610303 Along Came Patrick Barr.mp3 LWTL 610310 Dogs Tale, A.mp3 LWTL 610317 Whats Buzzin Cousin.mp3 LWTL 610324 No Holiday For Strings.mp3 LWTL 610421 Tree For Two.mp3 LWTL 610512 On The Wrong Side Of The InLaw.mp3
LWTL 610519 Roaming Scandals (Last Show).mp3
LWTL 580918 (TV) Who's Your Lady Friend.mp3 LWTL 581114 (TV) Danger, Woman At Work.mp3 LWTL 581128 (TV) Guest In The House, A.mp3 LWTL 600115 (TV) Confused Cupid, The.mp3 LWTL 600122 (TV) Teddy Boys' Picnic.mp3 LWTL 600219 (TV) Tease For Two.mp3 LWTL 600304 (TV) Chip Off The Old Blockhead.mp3 LWTL 600311 (TV) Nelson Touch, The.mp3 LWTL 600318 (TV) Sauce For The Goose.mp3
I'm a fan of the pop records Barbara Lyon made, which were re-issued on a CD shared with her co-star Ronnie Harris. I think I've seen the first Lyons film. Barbara had quite a sad end though, from what I can gather.
It looks like the series has a fairly high survival rate as 1950s BBC Radio comedies go. 107 out of 255 aired episodes appear to exist, based on the above information, and the episode guide here: laughterlog.com/2009/02/15/radio-life-with-the-lyons/ Maybe it's because Ben Lyon had them all taped?
It had a similar lifespan to Ray's a Laugh, beginning the year after that and ending in the same year (maybe by the early 60s those shows were beginning to look dated?).
Interesting that three episodes were cancelled. I wonder if they made it as far as being recorded. With the death of King George VI, programme schedules were rearranged. Radio Times lists the following episodes, none of which made it to air: Trouble In The Waxworks (31-1-52) A Tough Break (7-2-52) This Won’t Hutt (14-2-52).