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  • Clare in the Community, Series 11

  • The BBC Radio 4 comedy sitcom
  • By: David Ramsden, Harry Venning
  • Narrated by: Alex Lowe, full cast, Sally Phillips
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 58
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    5 out of 5 stars 52
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    5 out of 5 stars 51

Sally Phillips stars as the social worker with all the PC jargon but none of the practical solutions in a further six episodes of the radio sitcom. Duration: 3 hours approx.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb comedy

  • By Bradders the hammer on 19-02-19

Superb comedy

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Reviewed: 19-02-19

You cannot but love this wonderfully written and performed series. Sally Phillips is my new hero!

  • The Templars

  • By: Dan Jones
  • Narrated by: Dan Jones
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 704

The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists. Unabridged edition read by Dan Jones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very engaging account of the Templar's history.

  • By Simon B on 20-12-17

Awesome account of The Templars

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Reviewed: 06-12-18

I didn't understand nor had much interest in history when at school but in my 50's I've discovered how much I love learning about it. This book gave me a firm understanding of this intriguing religious order. Extremely well narrated and informative. So glad I listened to it and filled in the little knowledge I had of The Templars and their Holy Land enemies, namely Salah Udin or as we commonly know him, Saladin. Hugely enjoyable thanks.

  • Clare in the Community: Series 7

  • By: Harry Venning
  • Narrated by: Sally Phillips
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 122
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    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 84

In this seventh series, we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life. These six episodes see Clare struggling to come to terms with Brian's infidelity. She ends their relationship and is surprised by her colleagues' reaction to the news. Brian tries to win her back with romantic gestures and even proposes marriage - can he change her mind?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nali Unsung heroine

  • By Ama on 11-08-13

Still the funniest show on radio

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Reviewed: 10-09-18

I've been listening to Claire since it's first series and it keeps on making me laugh loads. If you like your humour subtle and top quality then this is for you.

  • Churchill Remembered

  • By: Mark Jones
  • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

'We Churchills die at forty,' said Winston in 1908, 'and I want to put something more on the slate before then.' By the time he died in 1965, the slate was full. From his earliest days Churchill was an ambitious character, eager for action. He achieved fame and popularity through his dispatches from the Boer War, and in 1900 was elected MP for Oldham. Until the outbreak of war in 1939 Churchill was loved and loathed in equal measure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than a spoken book

  • By Paul on 30-11-07

Excellent account of Churchill's life

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Reviewed: 16-07-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this anicdotal account of Churchill during the war years. It has actual recorded interviews with many who served with or for him and thus, is an accurate account at close quarters of the great man.

  • Clare in the Community: Series 10

  • Series 10 & a Christmas special episode of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom
  • By: Harry Venning
  • Narrated by: Alex Lowe, Full cast, Sally Phillips
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 76
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    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 68

The complete 10th series of the Sony Award-winning comedy series - plus a Christmas special. "The best comedy on radio." (Moira Petty, The Stage) Clare Barker, the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions, continues to struggle with her professional and private lives in these seven hilarious episodes, which include a special Christmas edition of the show.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who cares about Clare ?

  • By brendan on 02-12-15

So so funny. Brilliantly written and performed!

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Reviewed: 11-04-18

You will roar with laughter almost all the way through. Subtly sensational comedy at its best