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  • Shadowlands

  • By: William Nicholson
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

William Nicholson's Tony-nominated stage adaptation of his award-winning BBC teleplay relates the story of shy Oxford don and children's author C.S. Lewis and American poet Joy Gresham. Shadowlands shows how love, and the risk of loss, transformed this great man's relationships, even with God.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Natsume on 15-08-16

Brilliant adaptation

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-19

Superb, faithful adaptation, as is everything with the incomparable Martin Jarvis, King of the Airwaves!

  • Ghost Stories by H G Wells

  • Six Chilling Tales from BBC Radio 4
  • By: H G Wells
  • Narrated by: David McAlister
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

David McAlister reads six supernatural stories from the author of The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. Best known for his science fiction, H G Wells was also a master of the ghost story, producing numerous tales of the Gothic, the eldritch and the uncanny. These six stories, ranging from the humorous to the horrifying, epitomise the very best of Wells’ occult fiction.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More psychological thriller than supernatural

  • By Tony Rawlinson on 03-01-19

More psychological thriller than supernatural

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-19

Flawlessly read by the peerless David McAlister. Not scary tales, nor are they meant to be, rather the struggles of the unhappy.