As if his vast collection of films isn't enough for Sellers fans to gorge on, this workaholic performer left us a fair bit in radio work as well. While his Goons stuff is of course great, I have always preferred him as an artist on his own standing, and here in this memorable collection of audio sketches without the Goons is proof of his timeless comic genius. Many of these sketches are certifiable classics, such as the two Beatles covers played in character - one from that in a recent film of his, 'Dr. Strangelove' and one taking off Olivier as Richard III, and both are hilarious. Also well known are his two songs with Sophia Loren, and there are some lesser known but very funny sketches satrising character types and situations of the day.
My favourite though from a high quality selection of work, has to be the final track on the CD, and this is a celebrated gem of radio comedy which itself influenced the new wave of British comics nearly 50 years ago, the great Peter Cook, the Pythons and Ronnie Barker. Even later comics such as Smith & Jones have paid homage to this masterpiece of radio comedy - it was penned by the peerless pairing (in radio writing) of Muir & Norden and it is as good today as it was when it was aired. Fantastic stuff.