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  • The Little Ottleys Omnibus (Dramatised)
    by Ada Leverson, Martyn Wade (adaptation)
    Narrated by AudioGO, Haydn Gwynne, Juliet Aubrey, Jonathan Firth, Bertie Carvel, Deeivya Meir, Stuart McLoughlin, Joanna Monro, Alex Tregear
    4.30 (8 ratings)
    Martyn Wade's dramatisation of Ada Leverson's witty and wonderful social comedy The Little Ottleys, as heard on BBC Radio. This is a story of delightful and romantic entanglements set in Edwardian London.
  • The Nine Days Queen
    by Amanda Whittington
    Narrated by Loo Brealey, Emma Stansfield
    4.50 (11 ratings)
    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation written by Amanda Whittington, originally broadcast as the Afternoon Play on 23 February 2009.The tumultuous tale of the trial of Lady Jane Grey, proclaimed Queen of England in 1553 at the age of 16, nine days later locked in the Tower and, within a year, dead.‘Loo Brealey puts in a superb performance’ (Observer) as Lady Jane Grey, with Emma Stansfield as Nurse Ellen, Helen Schlesinger as Frances and Agnes Bateman as the young Jane.
  • I Was There Too! The Complete Series: A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    by Elizabeth Kuti, Dominic Power, Ian Sansom
    Narrated by Eleanor Bron, Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Maggie Stead
    4.00 (1 ratings)
    Three 'witness' insights into history. In 'That Door' by Elizabeth Kuti (read by Eleanor Bron), it is Wittenberg, 1517 and Brother Martin meets the indomitable Frau Sprenger. In 'Nothing but Blue Skies' by Dominic Power (read by Elizabeth Mastrantonio), Katherine Rudd, now 97, recalls events on the night of the Roswell incident in New Mexico, 1947. In 'Permanent Wave' by Ian Sansom (read by Maggie Stead), what might Margaret Thatcher's hairdresser have witnessed in the lead up to her exit from Downing Street?
  • The Little Ottleys, Series 3
    by Haydn Gwynne
    Narrated by Juliet Aubrey, Ifan Meredith
    5.00 (1 ratings)
    It is the summer of 1916 and the Little Ottleys, as that tall, fine-looking couple had been known, are a couple no longer.... Bruce, who headed off to the States with Madame Frabelle, has found life with her less than idyllic, and he returns to England (without her) in quick time. However, Edith is all ready to marry Aylmer. The divorce papers are drawn up and marriage plans are being made. When Bruce returns, Edith quickly realises that the poor man can't manage if he's left to his own idiotic devices. She doesn't love him. Aylmer is the love of her life and she is looking forward to making a new life with him but Bruce's hopelessness arouses pity and concern in her.
  • A King's Speech
    by Mark Burgess
    Narrated by Alex Jennings, Trevor Littledale
    4.10 (7 ratings)
    A gripping BBC Radio 4 drama about King George VI's struggle to overcome his stammer and his close working relationship with his speech therapist.It is Coronation Day, 1937. As the country celebrates, the new monarch must face one of the most difficult challenges he has ever encountered: the dreaded BBC Radio Broadcast to the Nation. Only one man can prepare the terrified King for his ordeal at the microphone - Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue.
  • The Little Ottleys (Series 4)
    by Martyn Wade
    Narrated by full cast
    5.00 (1 ratings)
    All five episodes of the social comedy set in Edwardian London stars Haydn Gwynne - as heard on BBC Radio 4. It is early Autumn in the year 1916. Bruce Ottley, having gone to America to escape the Zeppelins and to live with Madame Frabelle, has returned to England. Though divorced from Edith he is still residing in the spare room of the very concise house in Knightsbridge. Much to the dismay of Aylmer.Edith's radical proposal, that she should alternate between Aylmer and Bruce on a monthly basis, is about to be implemented and Bruce is not happy.
  • The Day that Lehman Died
    by Matthew Solon
    Narrated by John Shea, John Rothman, Rob Campbell, Mark La Mara
    4.80 (4 ratings)
    On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers, one of the oldest and largest investment banks in the world, with its headquarters in New York, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It was the largest bankruptcy filed in US history and sent the already unstable global financial markets into an uncontrollable tailspin. Based on insider interviews, this 60-minute radio drama is a fictionalised reconstruction of what happened in one weekend.
  • Migrant Mother (Drama on 3)
    by Michael Symmons Robe
    Narrated by Teresa Gallagher
    0.00 (0 ratings)
    California 1936. Florence Owens Thompson and her family have joined the thousands of migrant workers flocking across America in search of work. Homeless, desperately hungry and faced with the threat of mob violence, her hopeful resolution is quickly fading. Photographer Dorothea is following the migrants to their make-shift refugee camps, desperate to find the image which will capture the extent of their hardship, to bring about a change in American policy and hearts.
  • Plantagenet Series 2 (Classic Serial)
    by Mike Walker
    Narrated by Philip Jackson
    4.80 (21 ratings)
    Philip Jackson, Sam Troughton and Patrick Kennedy take the roles of Edward the First, Edward the Second and Richard the Second in these BBC Radio plays by Mike Walker chronicling the Plantagenet dynasty. These three dramas tell the story of the birth of a new Europe after the dark ages.
  • The Holly and the Ivy (Classic Radio Theatre)
    by Wynyard Browne
    Narrated by Stephen Murray, John Samson, Jane Knowles, Isobel Black, Geoffrey Beevers
    4.50 (11 ratings)
    A BBC Radio 4 production of Wynyard Browne’s classic play about a 1950s family homecoming at Christmas. It is Christmas Eve and the family are gathering at Reverend Martin Gregory’s Norfolk vicarage. A soldier son destined for Oxbridge, two elderly aunts with a passion for chatter, a cousin with a military background and a pair of daughters who are both hiding secrets join the vicar to celebrate the festive season.
  • 15 Minute Drama: The Righteous Sisters (Complete Series)
    by Jane Purcell
    Narrated by Liza Sadovy, Susie Riddell
    0.00 (0 ratings)
    The true story of English sisters Louise and Ida Cook (better known as romantic novelist Mary Burchell), whose love of opera led them into a life of danger, rescuing Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany.