Alan Bennett
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Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett has been one of our leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for stage including Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King George), and an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. At the National Theatre, London, The History Boys won numerous awards including Evening Standard and Critics' Circle awards for Best Play, an Olivier for Best New Play and the South Bank Award. On Broadway, The History Boys won five New York Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critcs' Circle Awards, a New York Drama Critics' Award, a New York Drama League Award and six Tony's. The Habit of Art opened at the National in 2009. His collection of prose, Untold Stories, won the PEN/Ackerley Prize for autobiography, 2006. The Uncommon Reader was published in 2007.

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    • The Complete Talking Heads

    • The classic BBC Radio 4 monologues plus A Woman of No Importance
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett, Patricia Routledge
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 369

    The complete audio collection of Alan Bennett's celebrated monologues, published together for the first time and performed by some of Britain's best actors....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bleak but brilliant!

    • By Laura on 01-01-16

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Alan Bennett: Plays

    • BBC Radio Dramatisations
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Patricia Routledge
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    A unique collection of 12 full-cast BBC Radio productions of plays by Alan Bennett....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Plays by Alan Bennett

    • By Edwin on 29-09-16

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Alan Bennett: Stories

    • Read by Alan Bennett
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    A unique collection of eight Alan Bennett stories, read by the author....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Consummate story-teller

    • By Kirstine on 04-12-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Six Poets

    • Hardy to Larkin: An Anthology
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Alan Bennett's selection of English verse by his favourite poets....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Listen

    • By Martin on 14-07-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Alan Bennett: Keeping On Keeping On

    • Diaries 2005-2014
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    Alan Bennett narrates the latest installment of his diaries, as heard on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Described as unabridged but not really

    • By pwgc on 10-11-16

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The History Boys (Dramatised)

    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, Frances de la Tour
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Alan Bennett's award-winning play as heard on BBC Radio 3 features the National Theatre cast....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wish I'd read it when I was at school

    • By Tylertheviper on 03-01-18

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Alan Bennett

    • Telling Tales
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    Following on from the phenomenal success of Writing Home, Alan Bennett reminisces about his early years, from his schooldays to undergraduate life at Oxford University....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully poignant and funny

    • By Paul Brookes on 17-11-16

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Alan Bennett

    • Diaries 1980-1990
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Alan Bennett's gentle, wry observations of life have made him one of the country's best-loved and most famous authors....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Vivienne on 05-12-15

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Lady in the Van

    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The humorous and moving tale of Miss Shepherd, an eccentric old lady who, by a bizarre series of twists and turns, lived in the author's garden for many years....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charming

    • By Mrs Z Armour on 02-04-10

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Alan Bennett

    • Untold Stories, Part 1: Stories
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2006.
    Untold Stories, Alan Bennett's first major collection of prose since his best-selling Writing Home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece by a Master writer

    • By Sue McW on 18-06-14

    Regular price: £12.00

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