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  • Earthsearch

  • The Complete Radio Series I and II (Dramatised)
  • By: James Follett
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

The acclaimed BBC Radio 4 space drama arrives in its entirety for the very first time, with a bonus introduction by creator and writer James Follett. The starship Challenger has been on a 115-year-long mission, exploring other galaxies for suitable Earth-like planets to colonise. The present crew of four were born on the ship and have never left it. But when the Challenger attempts to return to the crew's home planet, it discovers that the Earth has vanished!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stands up to the test of time

  • By Wendy on 22-08-06

an epic sci fi adventure.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-19

I really enjoyed finally listening to the full 2 series. fantastic. story and cast. well done

  • Survivors Series 02

  • By: Ken Bentley, Louise Jameson, Matt Fitton
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Seymour, Ian McCulloch, Lucy Fleming, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

It begins with just a few people falling ill. Another flu virus that spreads around the globe. And then the reports begin that people are dying.... When most of the world's population is wiped out, a handful of survivors are left to pick up the pieces. Cities become graveyards. Technology becomes largely obsolete. Mankind must start again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen.

  • By SK on 23-12-16

great 2nd series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-19

some great new situations for the survivors to get into. very much enjoyed. looking forward to the next one

  • The Ricky Gervais Guide To...

  • By: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594

Join Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant and the glabrous luminary Karl Pilkington for a series of in-depth discussions from the human body to the arts. Ponder along with the comedians as they debate the important things in life and society, from the controversial to the everyday. As always, in the midst of taking stances on issues as wide ranging as capital punishment and natural remedies, both Ricky and Steve take the opportunity to draw out Karl's often nonchalant and superficial take on the subjects leading to hilarious tangents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Funny But...

  • By craig on 30-01-19

always funny

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-19

great as always. these three guarantee to brighten up the day. excellent listen. well done

  • The War of the Worlds

  • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
  • By: H G Wells
  • Narrated by: Blake Ritson, Samuel James, full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of HG Wells' famous story of the brutal Martian invasion of Earth. When strange explosions are observed on the surface of Mars, excitement spreads among the scientific community. Surrey astronomer Ogilvy invites his friend Robert to the observatory to witness the turbulence on the red planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A slow descent into madness

  • By Nigel on 05-05-17

enjoyable with a great cast

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-04-19

an excellent cast but felt it lacked the threat and and terror I have felt from other adaption.

  • Classic Radio Sci-Fi: BBC Drama Collection

  • Five BBC radio full-cast dramatisations
  • By: H G Wells, Stanislaw Lem, Karel Čapek, and others
  • Narrated by: William Gaunt, full cast, Robert Glenister, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Five seminal science fiction classics are brought vividly to life in these gripping BBC Radio dramatisations, with casts including Robert Glenister, William Gaunt, Carleton Hobbs and Joanne Froggatt. Titles include Frankenstein (1994), The Time Machine (2009), The Lost World (1975), R.U.R. (1989) and Solaris (2007). Accompanying this collection is a bonus PDF file featuring extensive sleeve notes by Andrew Pixley.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two great - Two fine - One really bad

  • By Nigel on 14-06-17

Great series of stories based on timeless classics

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-04-19

what a fab series. well dramatized. Great acting. timeless classics. I shall look for more in the series

  • Doctor Who: Scratchman

  • 4th Doctor Novel
  • By: Tom Baker
  • Narrated by: Tom Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

In his first-ever Doctor Who novel, Tom Baker’s incredible imagination is given free rein. A story so epic it was originally intended for the big screen, Scratchman is a gripping, white-knuckle thriller almost 40 years in the making. The Doctor, Harry and Sarah Jane Smith arrive at a remote Scottish island when their holiday is cut short by the appearance of strange creatures - hideous scarecrows who are preying on the local population. The islanders are living in fear, and the Doctor vows to save them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Evocative and perfect. If you love 4 this is it.

  • By Mike on 25-01-19

amazing nostalgia from the best ever Doctor

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-19

how wonderful it was to finally hear the story written all those years ago. Tom Baker is magical as always

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  • Survivors Series 01

  • By: Matt Fitton, Andrew Smith, John Dorney, and others
  • Narrated by: Lucy Fleming, Ian McCulloch, Louise Jameson, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

It begins with just a few people falling ill. Another flu virus that spreads around the globe. And then the reports begin that people are dying.... When most of the world's population is wiped out, a handful of survivors are left to pick up the pieces. Cities become graveyards. Technology becomes largely obsolete. Mankind must start again....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A eye opener!

  • By W. Beckett on 12-12-16

nostalgia at its best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-01-19

loved the original and this was great to see another group of survivors in another place.

  • A Better Me

  • The Official Autobiography
  • By: Gary Barlow
  • Narrated by: Gary Barlow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897

Gary Barlow is one of the most successful British musicians and songwriters of all time, but 15 years ago, as he himself admits, he hit rock bottom - he was out of shape, out of work, depressed. Food for him had become an addiction, a means not only of comfort but almost of self-medication as he grappled with the cruel twists of fate of musical stardom. In 2003, as he struggled with the disappointment of an underperforming solo career alongside the tireless media taunts; Gary turned to food. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening!

  • By Angie on 08-10-18

nice one captain. great insight into your life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-18

loved hearing you tell your story in person and hear about your life and work.

  • Alien: River of Pain

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,263

Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What happened on Planet LV-426?

  • By Becks on 26-04-17

absolutely amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-18

what a great story bridging the gap between the 1st 2 films. great cast too

  • Ricky Gervais Show

  • The Complete First Season
  • By: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Narrated by: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,825
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243

Were you one of the several people on Earth who didn't catch every historic episode of the most-downloaded podcast ever? Or maybe you treasured every golden moment and want to preserve it for future generations? Now, all 12 episodes of The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season are here in one package that's far tidier than Karl Pilkington's thought processes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must have

  • By Kimberley on 12-12-06

Always a good laugh with Ricky Karl and Stephen. x

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-18

these guys are awesome and Karl is just a genius. was great to relive these old podcasts again.