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  • Charles Paris: Murder in the Title

  • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
  • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
  • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Charles Paris is his own worst enemy, a louche lush who can resist anything except temptation - especially in the form of women and alcohol. He’s been out of work so long now he feels he may never get a job and he’s driving Frances, his semi-ex-wife, mad. So when he’s offered a small role in a play, she nearly pushes him out of the door. But it seems that ‘The Message is Murder’ is such a terrible production that someone wants to kill off the cast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lightweight but great fun

  • By Pippa on 06-02-16

very entertaining

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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: 02-04-15

Bill nighy lend himself naturally to these lighthearted detective stories, excellent series, first came across them on BBC4 EXTRA, collecting them all

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Scarifyers: The King of Winter

  • By: Simon Barnard, Paul Morris
  • Narrated by: David Warner, Terry Molloy, Guy Henry
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

The Scarifyers is a series of rip-roaring tales of comedic supernatural intrigue set in 1930s Britain, distilling the likes of Dick Barton, The Avengers, The Devil Rides Out and Quatermass into cracking new audio adventures. The Scarifyers is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and has been described in the national press as "a slice of audio perfection," "the smartest and most enjoyable thing on British radio," and "like Tintin but with the lights out."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite the best of the series but...

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-03-16

hot stuff

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

Reviewed: 31-03-15

have followed all the scarifyers tales, this one maintained the enjoyment standard I've come to expect

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

  • By: Washington Irving
  • Narrated by: Tom Mison
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 852
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 773

Tim Mison, star of the hit Fox series Sleepy Hollow, narrates the classic Washington Irving short story. In the secluded Dutch territory of Sleepy Hollow, nebbish schoolmaster Ichabod Crane competes with the town hero for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel, the 18-year-old daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer. As Crane leaves a party at the Van Tassel's farm one autumn evening, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, an apparition said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper snuffed out by a stray cannonball.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First time hearing it...

  • By Denise S on 06-03-15

excellent

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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: 13-02-15

a great version, the narration was delivered in such a way that my imagination was hardly required

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Scarifyers: The Horror of Loch Ness

  • By: Simon Barnard, Paul Morris
  • Narrated by: David Warner, Terry Molloy, David Benson, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

The Scarifyers is a series of rip-roaring tales of comedic supernatural intrigue set in 1930s Britain, distilling the likes of Dick Barton, The Avengers, The Devil Rides Out and Quatermass into cracking new audio adventures. The Scarifyers is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and has been described as 'rollicking good fun', 'a slice of audio perfection', 'the smartest and most enjoyable thing on British radio' and 'like Tintin but with the lights out.'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, if a bit frantic

  • By Pippa on 21-04-14

highly recommended, nice parody of the legend

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

Reviewed: 24-12-14

liked the meshing of the characters, a pot full of entertainment, bounding along to the conclusion, great yarn