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S. Wolfe

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  • Murder Must Advertise (Dramatised)

  • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael, Full Cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

When copywriter Victor Dean falls to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, everyone assumes it was an unfortunate accident. His replacement doesn't think so and begins asking a lot of questions. The new man is something of a mystery to his colleagues, and he certainly dresses well considering his meagre writer's salary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful adaptation for radio

  • By S. Wolfe on 13-04-13

Wonderful adaptation for radio

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Wonderfully adapted for Radio Peter Jones was brilliant as Wimsey's faithful sidekick and I an Carmichael was unmatched as Wimsey himself.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Elephants Can Remember

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Hercule Poirot stood on the cliff-top. For here, many years earlier, there had been a tragic accident: the broken body of a woman was discovered on the rocks at the foot of the cliff. This was followed by the grisly discovery of two more bodies, a husband and wife, shot dead. But who had killed whom? Was it a suicide pact? A crime of passion? Or cold-blooded murder?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Capitol!

  • By Catwat on 02-01-16

Enjoyable listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I enjoyed listening to this typical Christie plot with twists and turns galore. It focuses quite a bit on Ariadne Oliver before Poirot gets involved but is well read by Hugh Frazer

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Selected Just So Stories

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Johnny Morris
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

Have you ever wondered how and why the animals came to be as they are? In these magical tales, drawn from stories he heard as a child in India as well as on folk traditions he later collected all over the world, Rudyard Kipling gives some wonderfully imaginative explanations.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Where are the verses?

  • By Anna on 19-08-11

Evocative reading of classic childrens stories

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

The voices are just fantastic from the late lamented Johnny Morris. My children were transfixed by these stories.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cabin Pressure: Molokai (Christmas Special 2010)

  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 552

In this Christmas special 'Molokai' - It's Christmas morning, but when Carolyn schedules an extra stop-off to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Arthur has just seven minutes to celebrate Christmas. Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the second series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The pressure keepps on building till you burst out

  • By Howard on 17-05-11

Just brilliant!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

John Finnemore deserves a medal for the Cabin Pressure programmes. I played this to my husband on a car journey and we were both laughing so much we over shot our Motorway exit

  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Nicola McAuliffe, Philip Jackson, Simon Williams, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

This is the very first Poirot/Hastings story. Set in 1916, we meet Captain Hastings as he is invalided out of the Great War and goes to convalesce at Styles Court, the family home of his great friend, John Cavendish. By an extraordinary coincidence, billeted in the village is a brilliant little retired detective with an egg-shaped head, who made a considerable impression on the Captain when he was in Belgium. Styles is not a happy household and in the blistering summer heat, tensions mount.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Fantastic Hercule Poirot ❤️✨

  • By Highlight on 26-01-16

Good adaptation of a Christie Classic

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

This is a well produced dramatised version of the novel by Agatha Christie. The acting is good and it was enjoyable to listen to though I thought it could possibly have been slightly shorter.

  • The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • Volume One (Dramatised)
  • By: Bert Coules, Andrew Sachs
  • Narrated by: full cast, Clive Merrison
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

In the 56 short stories and four novels Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about his great detective, there are many passing references to successful cases that are never actually written about. These four stories, written by the main dramatist on the complete BBC Radio 4 Sherlock Holmes canon, imaginatively flesh out the cases behind those references, to wonderful effect. As in the complete dramatised canon, Clive Merrison plays the great sleuth, with the role of Doctor Watson played by Andrew Sachs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever plotlines in the spirit of the original

  • By S. Wolfe on 07-04-13

Clever plotlines in the spirit of the original

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

These new Sherlock Holmes certainly capture the spirit of the original stories and are beautifully written. There are four dramatised episodes each very well acted and thoroughly enjoyable

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case (Dramatised)

  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, Full Cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Just as Paul and Steve are about to go on holiday, Wilfrid Stirling visits with a plea. His daughter Brenda was recently murdered, her body dumped on a bomb site. Her boyfriend Howard Gilbert, seen walking away from the site, has been convicted of the murder and sentenced to hang, but Brenda's father feels sure he didn't do it. In spite of all the evidence against Gilbert, Mr Stirling asks Paul to clear his name and discover the real murderer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pure escapism

  • By Karen on 19-10-14

Atmospheric period drama

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Excellent plot and characterisation by this consummate writer of murder mysteries. This original BBC recording fairly steams along with numerous twists and turns and a wonderful cliffhanger at the end of each 27 minute episode.This is a really good piece to listen to, but make sure you have taken your blood pressure medication!