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Caroline Armstrong

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  • Three Act Tragedy (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: John Moffatt, George Cole, Michael Cochrane, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Hercule Poirot is a guest at a weekend house party, given at the Cornish clifftop home of the celebrated actor Sir Charles Cartwright. The other visitors include keen amateur detective Mr Satterthwaite and distinguished Harley Street nerve specialist Sir Bartholomew Strange. Death visits the house soon after Poirot's arrival, the victim an elderly clergyman who's only had a sip of dry martini. What else was in the glass? Are natural causes to blame... or murder?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Dramatic Christie Murder

  • By Highlight on 11-12-17

Such a joy!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-18

These are all such a joy to listen to! I picture the characters and get to know them

  • Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume 2

  • Four BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: Dorothy L Sayers
  • Narrated by: full cast, Ian Carmichael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 244

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in the much-acclaimed radio dramatisations of Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, Strong Poison, Five Red Herrings and Have His Carcase.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable

  • By Flint on 09-04-18

Great!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-06-18

I love the Lord Peter mysteries, a great listen. The performances are good so you start to create an image in your mind of the characters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Poirot's Finest Cases

  • Eight Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Full Cast, John Moffat
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,233

John Moffatt stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The ABC Murders: A chilling letter sets the sleuth on the trail of an enigmatic killer. After the Funeral: A wealthy businessman is dead, and his sister thinks it was murder. Death on the Nile: Poirot is in Egypt when a chilling murder takes place. Peril at End House: Whilst on holiday, the sleuth encounters a young woman, a hat and a bullet. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: Mrs Farrars is found dead, one year after the death of her husband.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great but...

  • By Mr. D. A. G. Talbot on 24-03-18

Fabulous!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-18

It was such a shame when I got to the end! I wanted it to keep going, but alas it didn’t. Well worth the listen! Can’t wait for another release.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Miss Marple's Final Cases

  • Three new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: June Whitfield
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

June Whitfield returns as the deceptively mild spinster sleuth in three full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations. Specially broadcast to mark the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie's birth, these brand new dramas are based on three of her best short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad they have done another Marple dramatisation

  • By M. K. on 11-11-15

I wish the stories had been longer

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-18

I love Miss Marple, always have. But I wish the cases in this collection had been a little longer and took a little longer to unravel.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Love in Recovery: Series 1 & 2

  • The BBC Radio 4 comedy drama
  • By: Pete Jackson
  • Narrated by: Sue Johnston, John Hannah, Eddie Marsan, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Sue Johnston, John Hannah and Eddie Marsan are among the stars of this spellbinding, hilarious and uplifting comedy drama. Set entirely at a series of weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, these 13 episodes also feature Rebecca Front, Paul Kaye, Julia Deakin and Samantha Bond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, moving, intelligent and all-round marvellous

  • By BJShalts on 26-02-17

I want more!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-18

This was fantastic. Funny and insightful. Shame it was only 13 episodes, I could have listened to so many more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written and narrated

  • By Caroline Armstrong on 08-02-18

Beautifully written and narrated

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-18

A book that in my youth was a bother to try to read but now is so beautiful. It was narrated well. I got the sense the narrator had really familiarised himself with the book because he read it so comfortably

  • The Barchester Chronicles

  • Six BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
  • By: Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by: Clive Mantle, David Bamber, Iain Glen, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Six lavish BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's much-loved novels. Anthony Trollope's series of witty and gently satirical stories of provincial life are set in the fictional town of Barchester and its surrounding county of Barsetshire. The canvas is broad and colourful, with a set of iconic characters in whose lives we become intimately involved as they grow up, grow old, and fall in or out of love and friendship across the years.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Part Missing!!!

  • By Lee on 20-10-17

Beautiful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-01-18

What a wonderful collection and Maggie Steed as a narrator is fantastic! The music was perfect and the performances memorable. Well worth it!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume 1

  • Three classic full-cast dramatisations
  • By: Dorothy L Sayers
  • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael, Peter Jones
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

Whose Body? first introduced Lord Peter to the world and begins with a corpse in the bath of a London flat. Clouds of Witness finds Wimsey investigating murder close to home, and in Unnatural Death he investigates the suspicious demise of an elderly woman. First broadcast on BBC radio in the 1970s and presented here in their entirety, these full-cast adaptations are admired by fans of the genre worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I got totally immersed!

  • By Caroline Armstrong on 04-12-17

I got totally immersed!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-17

Wonderful! I found myself totally immersed and even pictured the people, their homes and the overall lifestyle. Loved it! Can’t wait for volume 2 in 2018!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Shardlake: Dissolution

  • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
  • By: C J Sansom
  • Narrated by: Jason Watkins, Mark Bonnar
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

A thrilling BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation based on CJ Sansom's best-selling Tudor crime novel. Winter, 1537. Henry VIII has declared himself Supreme Head of the Church and instructed his Chief Minister, Thomas Cromwell, to dissolve England's religious houses and seize their wealth. But Cromwell's plot to bring down the abbeys has hit a snag - one of the King's Commissioners has been found brutally murdered in Scarnsea monastery, on the south coast of Kent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good radio adaptation.

  • By JPH on 26-09-16

Enjoyed it!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-17

I enjoyed it so much I’ve downloaded the next one! Great for all the time in spend in traffic

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievably good!

  • By Caroline Armstrong on 19-10-17

Unbelievably good!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-10-17

So many moments I found myself speaking aloud! And even had tears in my eyes at the end. Beautifully written and fantastically narrated. Simon Prebble brought all the characters and experiences to life for me. A wonderful wonderful book and reading.