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  • One Foot In The Grave 1

  • By: BBC Audiobooks
  • Narrated by: various
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Crabby, crusty, and curmudgeonly he may be, but Victor Meldrew, played brilliantly by Richard Wilson, voices the exasperation of the once silent majority. Accompanied by his long-suffering wife Margaret (Annette Crosbie), Victor's howlingly funny battles against what he perceives as modern-day ills have turned him into one of the great comic creations of our time. These four scripts were adapted for radio by One Foot in the Grave creator David Renwick and re-recorded by the cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Foot In The Grave

  • By Customer on 15-02-17

I don't believe it!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

The late-life crisis of the Mildrews is acted out with near perfection in this recording of the radio show. VIctor Meldrew and his ever suffering wife, together with Mrs Warboys amble through a series of ever increasing dramas commencing with the demolition of his house.

Sometimes some of the original sparkle of the TV show is lost through poorly produced sound effects and this occasionally detratcts from the veracity of the production.

But hilarity abounds if you can rise above this minor irritation.

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  • Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge

  • Volume 1
  • By: Steve Coogan, more
  • Narrated by: Steve Coogan, Full Cast
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

The name's Alan, Alan Partridge. They say the art of conversation is dead but I've rescued the drowning chat. Years ago I asked the BBC if I could host my own show and they said, "Alan you can't. It won't work." I said, "I can and it will." I have. It does (work that is). This is it. Listen. Learn and Listen some more. Ah-haah!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 for the comedy, minus 1 for value

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-02-06

Aha!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

The eponymous chat show host shatters every convention of poitical correctness in this wonderful version of the hit radio show. He smacks a gifted child, gets hypnostised and aids in the death of a peer of the realm. Coogan's unabashed egotism combined with his intellectual inability provide a hilarious antidote to the pathetic idolatory of all the current chat shows.

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  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • Volume Three (Dramatised)
  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33

Clive Merrison stars as Holmes, with Michael Williams as Watson, in these adventures, part of the unique, fully dramatised BBC canon of Conan Doyle's short stories and novels featuring the world-famous sleuth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A singular experience

  • By Laurie on 23-12-12

A singular experience

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

An outstanding, authentic and atmospheric rendition of Conan Doyle's most famous creation. The BBC production wavers little from the original and is simply wonderful. A must for anyone wanting the real thing!

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