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Bleak Expectations: The Complete Third Series | [Mark Evans]

Bleak Expectations: The Complete Third Series

The third volume of this magnificent, award-winning Dickensian comic epic first transmitted by the British Broadcasting Club's Radio 4. It's a Victorian epic of shenanigans at awful schools, worse prisons, featuring giant rabbits, and long lost super-hero aunts - in the style of Charles Dickens after far too much gin. Winner of the 'British Comedy Guide Editors' Award', volume three stars Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, Geoffrey Whitehead, Richard Johnson, Tom Allen, James Bachman and David Mitchell.
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Here is the third volume of this magnificent, award-winning Dickensian comic epic, first transmitted by the British Broadcasting Club's Radio 4.

It's a Victorian epic of shenanigans at awful schools, worse prisons, featuring giant rabbits, and long lost super-hero aunts - in the style of Charles Dickens after far too much gin. Winner of the British Comedy Guide Editors' Award, volume three stars Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, Geoffrey Whitehead, Richard Johnson, Tom Allen, James Bachman and David Mitchell.

Revel in the many fine quips, characters and scenarios in these six glorious episodes written by Mr. Mark Evans and produced by Mr. Gareth Edwards, previously renowned for their craftsmanship on the works of Messrs. Mitchell and Webb.

©2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    Paul London, United Kingdom 22/03/2010
    Paul London, United Kingdom 22/03/2010
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    "Expectations exceeded"

    I came late to the Bleak Expectations series having missed it on Radio 4 but after a few friends praised it I thought I would give it go on Audible. I wasn't disappointed and chuckled my way through the cod-melodrama of seasons one and two; particularly enjoying the moustach-twizzling evil of Anthony Head. The third series is the strongest to date and won't disappoint. Do start at the beginning if you have never listened before, you won't be sorry.

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    Colin Burgess Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom 14/02/2010
    Colin Burgess Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom 14/02/2010
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    "Excellent !!"

    Whew, had to wait FAR too long for volume 3 to appear.
    Just as good as the previous two series- give your laugh muscles a real good workout.
    Completely excellent and the funniest thing the BEEB have put out in years.

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    Thursday Week Bruton, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    Thursday Week Bruton, United Kingdom 07/04/2013 Member Since 2011
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    "Oooh lawks and blimey!!!!!"

    Yet another glimpse into the traumatic life of Mr Pip Binn. Starch your collars, clip your vowels and hope never to meet Mr Benevolent! Another series of top fun and nonsense - the best thing to listen to to make the weekly supermarket run bearable.

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    Suej UK 17/01/2013
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    "The weakest of all the series."

    The third series is the weakest so far, but stick with it as there are moments of greatness and the next series is back to form.

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    What can I say. I have all 3 seasons but it great.The story is creative and hilarious, add the Dickensian style and it just gets funnier. The language is sharp and witty and you often miss a joke for the sheer slickness of the delivery. If you like sharp clever language you will love this. A bit like Stephen Fry on speed. And goodness, the Admiral on his flagship, the HMS Ggghhhrrrrrr !!! Get it and annoy your colleagues with the best one liners ever. The books are comic genius, I know, I have spent so long looking for something like this.

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    "Fantastic series, I wish there was more"

    I just love the surreal humour, reminiscent of the Goon Show, and the whole cast does a great job!

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