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    • Winnie-the-Pooh

    • The Complete BBC collection
    • By: A. A. Milne
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 50

    Alan Bennett reads A. A. Milne's much-loved stories about a small bear and his friends. The collection includes Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner and A Party for Pooh. What is the connection between a bear of very little brain and a honey pot? Usually it's the very sticky paw of Winnie-the-Pooh, as he takes a break between adventures for a little something. In these stories, Pooh goes visiting and gets into a tight place, Eeyore loses a tail and Piglet meets a Heffalump.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming and funny

    • By Amazon Customer on 23-02-18

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Alan Bennett: Stories

    • Read by Alan Bennett
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    A unique collection of eight Alan Bennett stories, read by the author. Alan Bennett is one of Britain's best-loved authors and an acclaimed storyteller. This exclusive compilation includes eight of his best tales, collected together for the first time. Here is his celebrated, iconic memoir 'The Lady in the Van'; as well as two fascinating autobiographical accounts of his family and childhood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Consummate story-teller

    • By Kirstine on 04-12-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Alan Bennett Reads Childhood Classics

    • The Wind in the Willows; Alice in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass; Winnie-the-Pooh; The House at Pooh Corner
    • By: Kenneth Graeme, Lewis Carroll, A A Milne
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    The Wind in the Willows is the classic story featuring Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad (of Toad Hall). In Alice in Wonderland, when Alice follows a white rabbit down a hole, she embarks on a series of adventures with some of the most weird and wonderful characters ever encountered. In Through the Looking Glass, Alice sees another world in the looking glass and wishes she could go there.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great reading, poor planning

    • By J Halle on 20-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Complete Talking Heads

    • The classic BBC Radio 4 monologues plus A Woman of No Importance
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett, Patricia Routledge
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 392
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 352

    The complete audio collection of Alan Bennett's celebrated monologues, published together for the first time and performed by some of Britain's best actors. The Talking Heads monologues are widely regarded as one of Alan Bennett's finest dramatic achievements. First broadcast on BBC TV and BBC Radio 4 in the 1980s and 1990s, they won a host of awards and huge popular acclaim, and remain among his most admired works today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bleak but brilliant!

    • By Laura on 01-01-16

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Alan Bennett: Keeping On Keeping On

    • Diaries 2005-2014
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Alan Bennett narrates the latest installment of his diaries, as heard on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week. Following on from Alan Bennett's best-selling, award-winning prose collections Writing Home and Untold Stories, Keeping On Keeping On is a third anthology featuring his unique observations, recollections and reminiscences. At its heart is his latest published collection of diaries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Described as unabridged but not really

    • By pwgc on 10-11-16

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Wind in the Willows

    • By: Kenneth Grahame
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    When the Water Rat invites the unassuming Mole to spend his first day ever in a boat on the river, and wise Badger comes along for the ride as well, so begins a marvellous season of adventure for the three friends. Mr Toad (he of Toad Hall) completes a happy foursome, but his tendency to get into hot water leads him into some rather hair-raising scrapes of his own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The definitive version!

    • By Rebecca on 06-07-06

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Six Poets

    • Hardy to Larkin: An Anthology
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 51

    Alan Bennett's selection of English verse by his favourite poets: Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, and Philip Larkin is accompanied by his own enlivening commentary and was recorded before a live audience. In this personal anthology, Alan Bennett has chosen more than seventy poems by six well-loved poets, discussing the writers and their verse in his customary conversational style through anecdote, shrewd appraisal and spare but telling biographical detail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Listen

    • By Martin on 14-07-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Alan Bennett

    • Telling Tales
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    Following on from the phenomenal success of Writing Home, Alan Bennett reminisces about his early years, from his schooldays to undergraduate life at Oxford University.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully poignant and funny

    • By Paul Brookes on 17-11-16

    Regular price: £12.00

    • When We are Married (Classic Radio Theatre)

    • By: J. B. Priestley
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    A sparkling BBC Radio 4 adaptation of J.B. Priestley’s comic play, starring Alan Bennett, Brenda Blethyn, Gwen Taylor, Alun Armstrong, Michael Jayston and Nicola Pagett. Three eminently respectable Yorkshire couples are in the midst of their joint silver wedding celebrations when they receive a rude shock - they are not legally married.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully daft and shamelessly predictable

    • By tothemanorbornfreak on 06-02-15

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Alan Bennett

    • Diaries 1980-1990
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Alan Bennett's gentle, wry observations of life have made him one of the country's best-loved and most famous authors. He reads extracts from his best-selling diaries which offer a fascinating insight into his life - the work on location, life in Camden and fond, poignant memories of his childhood and home life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Vivienne on 05-12-15

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Smut: Two Unseemly Stories: The Greening of Mrs Donaldson & The Shielding of Mrs Forbes

    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Two unexpected tales written and read by the best-selling author of The Uncommon Reader, Untold Stories and The History Boys."The Greening of Mrs Donaldson" - Mrs Donaldson is a conventional middle-class woman beached on the shores of widowhood after a marriage that had been much like many others: happy to begin with, then satisfactory and finally dull. But when she decides to take in two lodgers, her mundane life becomes much more stimulating…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bennett at his best!

    • By Tracey on 25-05-11

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Alan Bennett at the BBC

    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This unique anthology of Alan Bennet's BBC radio and television work features extracts from his diaries and readings, as well as tributes to friends Russell Harty and Peter Cook.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Alan Bennett

    • Untold Stories, Part 2: The Diaries
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 35

    Untold Stories, Alan Bennett's first major collection of prose since his best-selling Writing Home, brings together the finest and funniest of his writing over the last 10 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author relays diaries

    • By Hedgehog on 01-01-17

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Cocktail Sticks

    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Alan Bennett, full cast
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    A radio adaptation of Alan Bennett's short autobiographical play, originally directed by Nicholas Hytner for the National Theatre. Alan looks back on his early life with affection and sadness, revisiting some of the themes and conversations of his memoir 'A Life Like other People's'. Both he and his mother are seduced by the idea that other people's lives are much richer and fulfilling than their own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ALAN BENNETT A DEDICATED SON

    • By Highlight on 10-09-18

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Julie Walters and Friends

    • By: Julie Walters
    • Narrated by: Julie Walters, Alan Bennett, Victoria Wood, and others
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    With friends like Victoria Wood, Alan Bennett, Willy Russell and Alan Bleasdale, you are in very good company! Especially when they have written a show just for you. That is the calibre of friends Julie Walters has. In this hilarious recording, Julie, in a variety of characters, demonstrates her wonderful acting talent in a show that won a Writers Guild of Great Britain Award for Best TV Light Entertainment Programme.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed , far to short , not good value for money

    • By mrs june c alderman on 31-01-19

    Regular price: £8.99

    • Alan & Thora

    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett, Thora Hird
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    This splendid title showcases the combined talents of Alan Bennett, one of our foremost dramatists and writers, and Thora Hird, the celebrated and much-loved actor who died in 2003. It features an exclusive and unique recording, The Last of the Sun, that Thora made for BBC Audiobooks a couple of months before her death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lovely memiors of a truly loved lady.

    • By Christine Hargreaves on 02-04-14

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Lady in the Van

    • A BBC Radio 4 adaptation
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett, full cast, Maggie Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Maggie Smith stars in this BBC radio adaptation of Alan Bennett's highly acclaimed autobiographical stage play. An eccentric old lady moves into a quiet street in Camden Town. There she remains, installed in her van in glorious self-sufficiency, until the council instructs her to move on. Then a kind homeowner invites her to move her van into his garden - where she stays for the next 15 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, a classic

    • By T M Brown on 01-01-16

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Lady in the Van

    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The humorous and moving tale of Miss Shepherd, an eccentric old lady who, by a bizarre series of twists and turns, lived in the author's garden for many years. Alan Bennett reads his own acclaimed work, recently adapted as a West End smash hit starring Maggie Smith as the eccentric old lady.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charming

    • By Mrs Z Armour on 02-04-10

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Owl and the Pussy-Cat and Other Nonsense Rhymes

    • By: Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Alan Bennett reads The Owl and the Pussy-Cat and Other Nonsense Rhymes by Edward Lear. The poems and limericks include "The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly", "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat", "The Duck and the Kangaroo", "The Table and the Chair", "The Broom, the Shovel, the Poker and the Tongs", "Mr and Mrs Discobbolos", "The Nutcrackers and the Sugar Tongs", "The Two Old Bachelors", "The Pobble Who Has No Toes", "The Jumblies", "The Dog with a Luminous Nose", and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant rhythms

    • By JohnK9500 on 02-08-16

    Regular price: £3.29

    • Alan Bennett

    • Untold Stories, Part 1: Stories
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Untold Stories, Alan Bennett's first major collection of prose since his best-selling Writing Home, brings together the finest and funniest of his writing over the last 10 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece by a Master writer

    • By Sue McW on 18-06-14

    Regular price: £12.00

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