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The BBC Collection - Religion

Explore issues of faith and spirituality, or follow the fine epic that is the Bible, with these excellent audio renderings and analyses of the greatest story ever told.

 

Religion

  • John McCarthy's Bible Journey
    by John McCarthy
    Narrated by John McCarthy
    4.70 (3 ratings)
    This series, broadcast on Radio 4, is an assessment of the Bible's cultural, political, moral, social and personal impact. It is also a personal odyssey for John McCarthy as he questions the chapters he read during his time in captivity and discusses the meaning of truth and what it means to be human.
  • The King James Bible: Readings From & The Story Behind the King James Bible (from BBC Radio 4)
    by James Naughtie
    Narrated by James Naughtie
    3.80 (4 ratings)
    2011 will be the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. The significance of this version of the Bible is not only in religious and cultural dimensions it also paved the way for important consequences in English social and political history, freeing them from a spiritual serfdom to the Church and enabling them to read Scripture for themselves and form their own opinions.
  • The King James Bible: Readings from the New Testament      
    by James Naughtie
    Narrated by Rory Kinnear, Adjoa Andoh, Miriam Margolyes
    Not rated yet
    The King James Bible is the most widely published and the most influential book in the English language. To mark its 400th anniversary and celebrate its language, imagery, poetry and storytelling, here are 13 readings from the New Testament, narrated by well-known actors such as Rory Kinnear, Adjoa Andoh and Miriam Margolyes. Here are the pivotal events from the lives of Jesus and the Apostles.
  • The King James Bible: Readings from the Old Testament
    by James Naughtie
    Narrated by James Naughtie
    Not rated yet
    The King James Bible is the most widely published and the most influential book in the English language. To mark its 400th anniversary and celebrate its language, imagery, poetry and storytelling, here are 15 readings from the Old Testament, narrated by well-known actors such as Samuel West, Emilia Fox and Hugh Bonneville.
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  • The New Testament: Paul's Letter to the Romans
    by AudioGo Ltd
    Narrated by Roger McGough
    Not rated yet
    Paul's Letter to the Romans: Roger McGough reads the first of the 'Letters of Paul', in which he explains how salvation is offered through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Delia Paton.
  • The New Testament: Paul's Letters to the Corinthians 1 & 2
    by AudioGo Ltd
    Narrated by Peter Jeffrey
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    Paul's Letters to The Corinthians 1 and 2: Peter Jeffrey reads the second and third of Paul's Letters, in which he writes to the Christian community in Corinth, Greece. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury.
  • The New Testament: Paul's Letters to the Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, The Thessalonians and Timothy
    by AudioGo Ltd
    Narrated by Timothy West, Denis Quilley
    5.00 (1 ratings)
    Paul's Letters to The Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians and The Epistles of Timothy: Timothy West reads 'Paul's Letters to The Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians', and Denis Quilley reads his two 'Letters to Timothy'. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Anthony Kearey.
  • The New Testament: Paul's Letters to Titus, Philemon and the Hebrews
    by AudioGo Ltd
    Narrated by Rosemary Leach, Frank Windsor
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    Paul's Letters to Titus, Philemon and The Hebrews: Rosemary Leach reads 'Paul's Letter to Titus', Frank Windsor reads 'Paul's Letter to Philemon' and Virginia McKenna reads the 'Letter to The Hebrews'. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Dennis Nowlan.
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  • The New Testament: The Acts of the Apostles
    by AudioGo Ltd
    Narrated by Michael Williams
    Not rated yet
    The Acts of the Apostles: Michael Williams reads the fifth book of the New Testament, in which Luke describes how early Christianity spread throughout the world. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Sue Reid.
  • The New Testament: The Gospel of John
    by AudioGo Ltd
    Narrated by Tony Britton
    4.00 (2 ratings)
    The Gospel of John: Tony Britton reads St John's account of the life and teachings of Jesus. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Penny Leicester
  • The New Testament: The Gospel of Luke
    by AudioGo Ltd
    Narrated by Sheila Hancock
    5.00 (1 ratings)
    The Gospel of Luke: Sheila Hancock reads St Luke's account of the life and teachings of Jesus. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Hugh Hayes.
  • The New Testament: The Gospel of Mark
    by AudioGo Ltd
    Narrated by Juliet Stevenson
    3.00 (2 ratings)
    The Gospel of Mark: Juliet Stevenson reads St Mark's account of the life and teachings of Jesus. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Michael Jones.
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  • The New Testament: The Gospel of Matthew
    by AudioGo Ltd
    Narrated by Derek Jacobi
    Not rated yet
    The Gospel of Matthew: Derek Jacobi reads St Matthew's account of the life and teachings of Jesus. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Catherine Czerkawska.
  • The New Testament: The Letters of James, Peter, John and Jude
    by AudioGo Ltd
    Narrated by Rosemary Leach, Dennis Quilley, Thora Hird
    5.00 (2 ratings)
    The Letters of James, Peter, John & Jude: Rosemary Leach reads the Letters from James, Dennis Quilley reads the Letter from Peter, Thora Hird reads the three short Letters from John and Frank Windsor reads the one from Jude. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Hugo de Klee.
  • The New Testament: The Revelation of John
    by AudioGo Ltd
    Narrated by John Gielgud
    Not rated yet
    The Revelation of John: John Gielgud reads from the 'Book of Revelation', the final book in the New Testament in which St John the Divine reveals his vision of the Apocalypse. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by William Roberts.
  • The Story of the King James Bible: The Commission
    by James Naughtie
    Narrated by James Naughtie
    Not rated yet
    To mark the 400th anniversary of this 'noblest monument of English prose', James Naughtie tells the story of how and why James I (VI of Scotland), commissioned a new translation of The Bible.In the first of three programmes, James Naughtie visits Hampton Court Palace and tells how the Bible emerged from a conference there in 1604, even though it was not on the original agenda.
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  • The Story of the King James Bible: The Legacy
    by James Naughtie
    Narrated by James Naughtie
    3.00 (1 ratings)
    To mark the 400th anniversary of this 'noblest monument of English prose', James Naughtie tells the story of how and why James I (VI of Scotland), commissioned a new translation of Christianity's holy book. In the last of three programmes, James Naughtie examines the enduring legacy and resonance of the King James Bible in British culture and society.
  • The Story of the King James Bible: The Translation
    by James Naughtie
    Narrated by James Naughtie
    Not rated yet
    To mark the 400th anniversary of this 'noblest monument of English prose', James Naughtie tells the story of how and why James I (VI of Scotland), commissioned a new translation of Christianity's holy book.In the second of three programmes, James Naughtie visits Oxford's Bodleian Library and the Tower Room at Corpus Christi College, both of which were locations for the translation of the King James Bible. He also takes a tour of Stationers' Hall in London, where the work would have been read aloud in public for the first time.The result is an illuminating and enjoyable overview of the origins of what is still the most widely published text in the English language.
  • Witness (Dramatised)
    by Nick Warburton
    Narrated by Tom Goodman-Hill, Paul Hilton, Peter Firth, Penelope Wilton
    4.60 (22 ratings)
    The gospel stories as you've never heard them before.

    Everyone knows the story of Jesus' life as told in the Gospels - and perhaps because it is so familiar, we have forgotten what an extraordinary life it was. Through these five plays, the story is pieced together as if from the memories of those who were there and saw events for themselves: Jesus' mother, Mary; his closest friends; the Jewish high priest; and the Roman governor. They recount the events they witnessed as if they had happened just the other day.