I’m not the sort to promote commercial enterprises, usually, but as a subscriber to Spotify at less than £5 a month (free if you can put up with the annoying adverts), I find it an ideal way to assist in surviving France. However much a Francophile one might be it is impossible to deny one’s upbringing if you’re British and good childhood memories from radio of the 20th century are often helpful in bringing present day happiness.
Apart from literally millions of music tracks, of all genres, from Classical to Pop there is a vast store of the sort of recorded radio show that most of us will recall from our younger days. A short list is:
The Billy Cotton Bandshow
The Carry On Series – sketches and songs
Music Hall variety – every British stage artist you could think
Flanagan and Allen
The Goon Show (almost all the shows ever recorded)
There is a pretty good search engine, it might need a little detective work to find what you want but believe me, they’re all there.