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    • Higher: The Complete Series 1-4

    • A BBC Radio 4 Comedy
    • By: Joyce Bryant
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Sophie Thompson, full cast, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    A BBC comedy drama set in the world of a 'pile 'em high university'. Karen Poynter is the new head of the Geography Department - renamed Geographical Tourism - at Hayborough University, which is definitely not part of the elite Russell Group of top universities. Ranked 132nd in the UK academic league table; if you have a pulse, you can have a degree. This is the high-energy farce of the breeze block and grotty cafeteria, with all the endless meetings, the backstabbings and the sheer panic of a university setting. In an era of increasing fees and cutbacks, this satire has become all the more acute.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Higher..Lower

    • By Janbo127 on 26-06-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Higher: The Complete Series 3

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Joyce Bryant
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson, Jeremy Swift, Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Higher: Episode 1: The Price of Partnership by Joyce Bryant.Teaching has become a dirty word at Hayborough University and when a new Dean of Research Development comes on board she urges partnerships abroad. So an international research centre for Pier and Wharf ethics is mooted. The only problem is the person sent to set it up - academic snob and sociopath, Professor David Poll. Everything seems to be going smoothly for the university until they realise the student they have recently expelled just happens to be the President of Epithea's son. Episode 2: Restructure by Joyce Bryant. The Vice Chancellor wants to restructure three departments into two, so one of the Deans is for the chop. Jim Blunt is determined it is not going to be him. But he hasn't reckoned on the Dean of Arts, baby faced killer Roland Keith Chubb. Meanwhile in Epithea David is preparing to launch his Centre for Pier and Wharf ethics. But the President keeps on mentioning 'Baksheesh'. Starring Sophie Thompson, Jeremy Swift and Jonathan Keeble.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Higher: The Price of Partnership

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Joyce Bryant
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson, Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The Department of Geography at the new University of Hayborough is under pressure to find new sources of funding and to broaden its horizons. So when a new dean of research development comes on board she urges partnerships abroad. An international research centre for pier and wharf ethics is mooted in the African Republic of Epithea. Everything seems to be going smoothly for the university until they realise the student they have recently expelled just happens to be the President of Epithea's son....

    Regular price: £8.00