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    • The Noel Coward BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio Full-cast Productions
    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Renowned for his wit, style and sophistication, Noël Coward was one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century. His plays, set in the glittering world of high society in which he lived, are much admired and have remained in the popular theatre repertoire to this day. This collection brings together the very best radio adaptation

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Personally, I thought it was terrific

    • By Gabriel Jianu on 18-01-19

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Raj Quartet: The Jewel in the Crown, The Day of the Scorpion, The Towers of Silence & A Division of the Spoils

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Paul Scott
    • Narrated by: Mark Bazeley, Anna Maxwell Martin, Benedict Cumberbatch, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    As The Jewel in the Crown opens, World War II is at its height, and Gandhi is calling for the British to leave. When Daphne Manners arrives in Mayapore, she meets two men who will change her life: Hari Kumar and Ronald Merrick. She begins to fall for Hari, but Ronald Merrick - the local police superintendent - becomes infatuated with her and seethes with hatred for Hari. The Day of the Scorpion finds Merrick worming his way into the Layton family, and his treatment of Hari Kumar is revealed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • cut too short, enjoyed story

    • By xenia watson on 24-01-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to An Inspector Calls (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • By: J.B. Priestley, Gil Maine
    • Narrated by: Full-Cast Drama
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Combined for great value! The multi award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. This is a full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play. Peel away the layers of Priestley's complex drama to appreciate this powerful warning, wrapped up in the genre of a gripping detective story, and truly understand that "We don't live alone. We are members of one body."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant study tool

    • By Karen Zea on 03-04-15

    Regular price: £17.50

    • BBC Radio Shakespeare

    • Macbeth (Dramatised)
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ken Stott, Phyllis Logan, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling performances

    • By Ms on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £10.00

    • A View from the Bridge

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Mary McDonnell, Harry Hamlin, Amy Pietz, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950s textures this searing drama of love and revenge. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife, Beatrice, and to his niece, Catherine. When Beatrice's impoverished Sicilian cousins enter the U.S. illegally in the hope of finding work, Eddie gives them a helping hand. But when Catherine and one of her cousins fall in love, Eddie's affection for his niece turns into obsession.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fine production

    • By Ka-Wai on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Pygmalion

    • A Brand New BBC Radio 4 Drama Plus the Story of the Play's Scandalous Opening Night
    • By: George Bernard Shaw, Alistair McGowan
    • Narrated by: Al Murray, Alistair McGowan, full cast, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Irascible phonetics professor Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can train Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle to talk ‘like a lady’ and pass as a duchess at the Ambassador’s Ball. As the day of reckoning approaches, can Eliza convince the assembled aristocrats that she’s one of them? And what will become of her afterwards? This effervescent radio version of Shaw’s classic comedy features a stellar cast, including award-winning comedians Alistair McGowan as Henry Higgins, Morgana Robinson as Eliza Doolittle and Al Murray as Alfred Doolittle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant dramatisation of a classic play. <br />

    • By Duncan Macpherson on 25-12-18

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Price (Dramatized)

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Richard Dreyfuss, Amy Irving, Timothy West, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Arthur Miller's deeply moving drama reunites two long-estranged middle-aged brothers. Nostalgia and recrimination erupt as they sell off an attic of furniture, their last link to a family and a world that no longer exist. This 1968 classic is a wrenching saga of plaintive gestures and missed opportunities. A BBC co-production.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic radio play

    • By Oskar on 14-02-19

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Charles Paris: The Dead Side of the Mic

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, Charlotte Green, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    Actor and reluctant sleuth Charles Paris is facing chaos on the domestic front. He’s lodging with his ex-wife Frances, and now their pregnant daughter has moved in as well. It’s all a bit much.... So he is over the moon when he lands a job on the BBC Radio Rep - but the ink is barely dry on his contract when a murder takes place in Broadcasting House. A young female studio manager is found dead in an editing suite, and Charles steps in to investigate....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great fun

    • By Helen on 07-10-11

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Tsar

    • An Epic Chronicle of the Russian Leaders
    • By: Mike Walker
    • Narrated by: David Threlfall, Hugo Speer, Samantha Spiro, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Eleven compelling BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas telling the stories of the Russian tsars. Broadcast to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, this extraordinary drama cycle by Mike Walker comprises 11 ambitious plays spanning over 400 years, exploring the lives of Russia’s key rulers from Ivan the Terrible to Vladimir Putin. 

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (Dramatised)

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Michael Hordern, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Michael Hordern stars as Jeeves, with Richard Briers as Bertie, in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. It's the stuff of nightmares for Bertie as he is hauled back to Totleigh Towers and the whole loony crew of Madeline, Gussie, Roderick Spode, Stiffy Byng, and the dog Bartholomew.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant as usual apart from Plank

    • By East Stander on 30-07-18

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Gudrun: Series 1-4

    • A Viking Epic Inspired by the Icelandic Sagas
    • By: Lucy Catherine
    • Narrated by: full cast, Kate Phillips
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    An 11th-century Viking epic of love, revenge and faith, set in Iceland and starring the original Nordic Noir heroine, Gudrun. As a young woman growing up in 11th-century Iceland, Gudrun must forge her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. The tale begins in her youth, with her childhood friends Kjartan and Bolli - but the love the two boys have for Gudrun causes a deathly enmity between them that leaves her reeling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • top books

    • By Jana on 13-02-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Little Dorrit (Dramatised)

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen, Kenneth Cranham, Sophie Thompson, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    The youngest child of debtor William Dorrit, Amy is born in Marshalsea prison. She and her father are befriended by Arthur Clennam, whose mother employs "little Dorrit" as a seamstress. The fortunes of the Dorrits undergo an extreme change when William inherits a fortune, and the family move to Italy. Back in England, Arthur Clennam finds himself the victim of a massive fraud and ends up in Marshalsea. There he is found by Little Dorrit, whose fortune has had no effect on her generosity and humility.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dramatised Masterpiece

    • By Angela on 06-03-15

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Wisdom of Sundays

    • Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations
    • By: Oprah Winfrey
    • Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey, full cast
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Oprah Winfrey says Super Soul Sunday is the television show she was born to do. "I see it as an offering," she explains. "If you want to be more fully present and live your life with a wide-open heart, this is the place to come to." Now, for the first time, the aha moments of inspiration and soul-expanding insight that have enlightened millions on the three-time Emmy Award-winning Super Soul Sunday are collected in The Wisdom of Sundays, a beautiful, cherishable, deeply affecting audiobook.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Crucible

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley Jr., and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In the ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, The Crucible mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria in the 1950s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Food for thought

    • By EvaGM on 16-02-15

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Sherlock Holmes

    • The Hound of the Baskervilles (Dramatised)
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Clive Merrison, Michael Williams, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    What turns out to be one of the most interesting cases of the great detective's career begins when a country doctor visits Holmes and Watson in London. He brings with him the legend of the hound and news of the sudden death of Sir Charles Baskerville. Sir Charles' heir, Henry, is arriving from America and the doctor is afraid for the young man's life. Holmes despatches Dr Watson to accompany them back to the dark and somber estate in the Devon moor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Again....an great dramatisation of a great story

    • By Tim on 17-08-07

    Regular price: £10.00

    • A Woman of No Importance

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis, Rosalind Ayres, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the "best" houses, while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating drawing-room comedy, Oscar Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society's narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • thoroughly enjoyable performance

    • By bookworm mummy on 22-09-16

    Regular price: £6.59

    • All My Sons

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Julie Harris, James Farentino, Arye Gross, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    World War II is over and a family, mourning a son missing in action, plants a memorial tree and tries to go on with their lives. A storm blows down the tree and a devastating family secret is uprooted, setting the characters on a terrifying journey towards truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless

    • By miss z tribello on 23-04-18

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Journey's End

    • By: R C Sherriff
    • Narrated by: Derek Seaton, Garard Green, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Journey's End is an unflinching vision of life in the tranches towards the end of the First World War. The play opens in a dugout in the trenches in France. Raleigh, a new 18-year-old officer fresh out of school, joins the besieged company of his friend and hero Stanhope. But when he arrives in the trenches, he finds Stanhope dramatically changed. This vintage BBC radio production from 1970 stars Martin Jarvis as Captain Stanhope. Bonus content: this BBC radio release includes The Man From Esher and his Theatre of War, a 30 minute documentary about R C Sherriff and the story behind Journey’s End.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Greatest Plays about the Great War

    • By Senior on 16-06-18

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Under the Big Black Sun

    • A Personal History of L.A. Punk
    • By: John Doe, Tom Desavia
    • Narrated by: Exene Cervenka, Henry Rollins, full cast
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. Authors John Doe and Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977 to 1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene.

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Twelfth Night

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Stella Gonet, Gerard Murphy, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Twelfth Night, nowadays one of Shakespeare's best-loved and most-admired comedies, was not always so regarded: Samuel Pepys saw the play three times in the 1660s and judged it 'silly'. Modern audiences, critics, and directors seem better attuned to its delicate counter pointing of romance and realism....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Irritated

    • By g on 01-11-16

    Regular price: £12.19

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