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Lee

Lee Huddersfield, United Kingdom Member Since 2010
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  • "Classic Radio Comedy"

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    It's all here; everything you could ever dream of!

    This production has been cleaned up, defuzzed and streamlined and sent out as this wonderful package.

    The performances are perfect, the story is sublime and this is something that can be listened and enjoyed time and time again.

    Buy it, listen to it and love it!

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised)

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    A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll. Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune.

    Matthew says: "Everyone should download this"
  • "The brilliance continues..."

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    Ed Reardon's Week continues where it left off at the end of series two. and is certainly as brilliant as the first two series.

    The now established characters continue to entertain with entertaining snippets of their back stories adding flesh to the bones.

    Sally Hawkins returns to the role of Ping, playing her with a straighter bat than Barunka O'Shaughnessy did in series 2.

    Episode three is a particular gem thanks to the return of Bert Wang (played by Geoff McGivern). Philip Jackson (as Jaz Milvane) oozes self-assurance and the chippy banter between Jaz and Ed is very clever.

    It's funny, it's clever and it's acerbic.

    It's brilliant.

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    Ed Reardon's Week: The Complete Third Series

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds
    • Narrated By Christopher Douglas, John Fortune, Stephanie Cole
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    Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas) - author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger, and master of the abusive email - returns for a third series. In these six episodes, Ed finds his literary juices are flowing after a new commission, and a visit by his father brings thoughts of inheritance to the misanthropic writer's mind. As well as venting his spleen writing corporate scripts, Ed also uses his skills to update obituaries - and produces a savage profile of an old friend.

    Lee says: "The brilliance continues..."
  • "As good as the first brilliant serv..."

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    I'm delighted to say that Ed Reardon's Week series 2 is as thoroughly enjoyable as the fantastic series 1.

    The characters are more established and the blend is very strong. The cast remains mainly the same with the exception of Barunka O'Shaughnessy who is parachuted into Ping's shoes and really takes the character up a notch or two.

    Ed's life continues to struggle along from one disaster to another with a couple of moments to give him something to smile about.

    His banter with Jaz Milvane (played by Philip Jackson) just gets better and better.

    I'm becoming a big Ed Reardon fan. Where can I buy an Elgar t-shirt?

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    Ed Reardon's Week: The Complete Second Series

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds
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    Here is the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy starring Christopher Douglas, John Fortune and Stephanie Cole. Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas) - author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email - returns for another series. In these six episodes Ed performs at the Berkhamsted Festival of Literature (in a jazz band) writes the links for TV's Japanese Night (with his own episode of Tenko as the centrepiece), and finds himself in hospital with his beloved laptop.

    Lee says: "As good as the first brilliant service..."
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