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    • Plantagenet

    • The Epic Chronicle of a Dynasty
    • By: Mike Walker
    • Narrated by: Al Weaver, Carl Prekopp, David Warner, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Inspired by Holinshed's Chronicles, this series of radio dramas about the Plantagenet dynasty tells the story of the birth of a new Europe after the dark ages. The issues of control, freedom, belief and the temptations of power were new to an age which had no template for domination on this scale.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good read

    • By Mimo on 04-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Stuarts

    • The Epic BBC Radio 4 Drama
    • By: Mike Walker
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Bill Paterson, Blake Ritson, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Original Recording
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    Eleven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas telling the stories of Mary Queen of Scots and the Stuart royals. Under the Stuarts, Britain entered the modern world. But with great change came turmoil, and for 111 years, the Stuart monarchs faced dynastic struggles, religious conflict, the rise of parliamentary democracy – and civil war. These dramas chart that turbulent epoch through its royal family, from Mary, Queen of Scots to the ‘last Stuart’, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s daughter Charlotte.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • The Real George Orwell

    • The Complete BBC Radio 4 Dramas
    • By: Mike Walker, Jonathan Holloway
    • Narrated by: full cast, Joseph Millson, Lyndsey Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    George Orwell - the pen name of Eric Blair - was a writer and political commentator who is very hard to pin down. He is a complex mass of confusions - an antiestablishment, pro-English, ex-Etonian, ex-policeman and socialist who was ardently antiauthoritarian. He was as antifascist as he was anticommunist, a former Spanish Civil War soldier who was antiwar but pro the Second World War.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • A Tale of Two Cities (Dramatised)

    • By: Charles Dickens, Mike Walker (dramatisation)
    • Narrated by: Robert Lindsay, Alison Steadman, Jonathan Coy, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      5 out of 5 stars 22
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      5 out of 5 stars 22

    From the echo of the first line ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’ to the final ‘It is a far far better thing that I do than I have ever done’, Dickens’ classic novel of the French revolution tells a story of the redemptive powers of love in the face of cruelty, violence and neglect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent radio adaptation of Dickens classic

    • By F. J. Gilbert on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £14.00

    • A City Killing

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Mike Walker
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton, David Tse, Full Cast
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Tim, Meredith and Harry are three sassy, 30 something traders who, tired of making money for someone else, combine to launch a new hedge fund. But it doesn't take long before they get seriously above themselves, losing a small fortune and making some pretty heavy enemies in the City markets.

    Regular price: £8.00

    • Radio Crimes

    • Dickens Confidential: Railway Kings & Darker Than You Think
    • By: Mike Walker
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover, Jasmine Hyde
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The editor of a new campaigning weekly, The Herald, he has just appointed a chief correspondent - Jack Marshall, an eager and rather handsome young man. Agnes Paxton (daughter of Joseph Paxton, Railway King, and part-owner of the paper) is in charge of petty cash. The first lead that Jack needs to chase up is who, or what, is responsible for a tragic railway accident. An awkward investigation when a Railway King and his daughter are so close to home!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ENJOYABLE FULL CAST DICKENS

    • By Highlight on 22-12-16

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Scumdog Millionaires

    • Complete Series
    • By: Mike Walker
    • Narrated by: David Tse Ka-Shing
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    When disgraced City trader Tim Ng is offered immunity from prosecution by the FSA, he is alarmed to discover what it is they want in return. Although offered immunity from prosecution, he is by no means out of the woods, and he soon finds his life in danger....

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Private Diary of an O.J. Juror

    • Behind the Scenes of the Trial of the Century
    • By: Mike Walker, Michael Knox
    • Narrated by: Michael Knox
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Abridged
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    This work was originally published prior to the conclusion of the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Here, Knox reveals that while racial divisions existed on the panel, they were grossly exaggerated. He describes the oppressive, bizarre, and demeaning life of sequestration, where alcohol is prohibited and privacy is nonexistent...even during conjugal visits, jurors worried about having their conversation taped. Knox also explains why he was leaning towards a guilty verdict just prior to his dismissal as a juror.

    Regular price: £4.59