I listened to them talking to John Lloyd (comedy writer of some repute) last evening and he said something similar. He never mentioned the Huddlines on his CV because it wasn't valued despite clearly being thought of, by those involved, as something special.
Huddlines was during my dad's time at Auntie in the radio section. He knew a fair few of the cast. The thing with Huddlines was that it was very satirical but not full of exciting, cutting edge actors (more homely ones like June Whitfield, Roy and Chris Emmett - who excelled in The Burkiss Way). It says a lot that BBC Sounds often has Burkiss Way, Radio Active and those early '80s shows but never the Huddlines. When Radio Active came along it was seen as more avantgard but it owed a lot to the other satirical shows of and prior to that era.
Blimey. Son of Cliche. Nick Malone, Nick Wilton and Chris Barrie, recorded upstairs at the Latchmere in Battersea. I can remember a fair few of the scripts off-pat and most of the words to Old Yella
"Old Yella, old Yella was a coward so they say... But the Yaxley boys still hobble to this day...."
They also did a hospital radio skit long before Radio Active. Plus it was largely written by Grant and Naylor and there is a sketch that is generally accepted as the starting point for Red Dwarf. Not many left in the ether - hopefully the BBC have some recordings so they'll get put on line when the "everything we've got is online" project makes it to fruition.