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    • The Divine Comedy

    • Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso
    • By: Dante Alighieri, Stephen Wyatt
    • Narrated by: Blake Ritson, John Hurt, David Warner, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    Blake Ritson, David Warner, Hattie Morahan and John Hurt star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Dante's epic poem. Inferno: Thirty-five year old Dante finds himself in the middle of a dark wood, in extreme personal and spiritual crisis. Hope of rescue appears in the form of the venerable poet Virgil, now a shade himself, who offers to lead Dante on an odyssey through the afterlife, beginning in the terrifying depths of Hell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good

    • By Andyjn on 06-01-16

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Stardust

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Aisling Loftus, Alex Macqueen, Blake Ritson, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    Challenged to retrieve a fallen star, Tristran Thorn leaves the sleepy English village of Wall and crosses into the land of Faerie and the realm of Stormhold. Locating the star, he discovers it is no meteorite but a young woman, Yvaine. When Yvaine evades him and escapes, Tristran discovers he is not the only one in pursuit of the star: there are dark forces in this magical land, and he must find Yvaine before she falls into their clutches.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always a brilliant story

    • By MFW on 28-02-17

    Regular price: £13.99

    • The War of the Worlds

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: H G Wells
    • Narrated by: Blake Ritson, Samuel James, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of HG Wells' famous story of the brutal Martian invasion of Earth. When strange explosions are observed on the surface of Mars, excitement spreads among the scientific community. Surrey astronomer Ogilvy invites his friend Robert to the observatory to witness the turbulence on the red planet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A slow descent into madness

    • By Nigel on 05-05-17

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Far Pavilions

    • By: M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Vineeta Rishi, Blake Ritson, Ayesha Dharker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of M.M. Kaye’s epic novel of love and war. M.M. Kaye’s masterwork is a vast, rich and vibrant tapestry of love and war that spans over twenty years, moving from the foothills of the Himalayas, to the burning plains, to the besieged British Mission in Kabul. It begins in 1857 when, following the Indian Mutiny, young English orphan Ashton is disguised by his ayah Sita as her Indian son, Ashok. As he forgets his true identity, his destiny is set...

    Regular price: £16.00

    • Leverage (BBC Radio 4: The Saturday Play)

    • By: Simon Passmore
    • Narrated by: Full Cast, Claire Foy, Charlie Cox, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A fast-paced psychological thriller from BBC Radio 4's 'Saturday Play' slot, originally broadcast 26 March 2011. A city banker is found dead in an opulent apartment. At the funeral, his former girlfriend Helen is unexpectedly questioned about when she last saw him. Did he mention computer files, or give her anything as a keepsake? Helen's suspicions mount as she retraces his last movements. Her discoveries put her in the firing line.

    Regular price: £8.00

    • Unauthorised History: The Killing

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Michael Butt
    • Narrated by: Paul Rhys, Blake Ritson, Harry Lloyd, and others
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In May 1593, the playwright Christopher Marlowe was killed. Apparently, it was because of an argument over a bill. Michael Butt's innovative drama dons the cloak of documentary to re-examine the unsolved case.

    Regular price: £8.00

    • Two on a Tower (Dramatised)

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Maggie O'Neill, Blake Ritson
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Two on a Tower' is Hardy's ninth novel and contains perhaps his most complete treatment of the theme of love across the class and age divide, and also the fullest expression of his fascination with astronomy and science.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Strange pacing

    • By Cassie Tremblay on 21-08-18

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Man Who Would Be King

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Blake Ritson, Peter Polycarpou, full cast, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Kipling, our narrator, tells this strange story: he was running a newspaper in a big Indian city. In the hot stillness of one night when he was putting the paper to bed, two men came into his office. They were red-bearded giant Daniel Dravot and his friend Peachy Carnehan. These two 'gentlemen at large', as they called themselves, lately of the British army, had put together an insane and dangerous plan: they wanted to be Kings of Kafiristan, a mountainous region of Afghanistan. Three years later, a crippled man in rags comes into Kipling's office. He is Peachy Carnehan, and he relates the chilling story of their adventure.

    Regular price: £7.99