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Lori

Lori Dundee, Tayside, United Kingdom Member Since 2009
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  • "The best I've heard"

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    A really amazing listen, with spot-on casting and superb voice-acting! The best dramatisation for children and adults I've heard from the BBC in a long time. No matter your age it's well worth a listen.

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    The Wizard of Oz (Dramatised)

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated By Dramatisation
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    Dorothy and her little dog Toto befriend the Tinman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel down the yellow brick road to the City of Emeralds. Maureen Lipman cackles splendidly as the Wicked Witch of the West in this acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of L. Frank Baum's famous and much-loved tale.

    Lori says: "The best I've heard"
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  • Lawrence of Arabia

    "Interesting profile"

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    Adds to David Lean's film on this extordinary man.

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