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    • The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories

    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
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    The magical storytelling and unforgettable characters in Bev Doyle and Richard Kurti's audio adaptation of this children's classic have been brought to life by many well-known voices from film, TV, radio and comedy.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Equal Rites

    • Discworld, Book 3
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,298
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,015
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018

    Right before the wise old wizard Drum Billet died, he passed on his magical staff of power to the newborn eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately, Drum Billet never bothered to check the gender of the newborn baby, and it turns out it was a girl. Now his chauvinistic colleagues are forced to deal with a young girl who has all the qualifications to join their all-male profession.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad quality!

    • By Margit on 19-03-12

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Wyrd Sisters

    • Discworld, Book 6
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
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      4 out of 5 stars 820
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 821

    In Wyrd Sisters, the enchanting world of Discworld is turned upside down by 3 meddling witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick. Their interference in royal politics causes kingdoms to wobble, crowns to topple, knives to flash, and citizens to shudder in fear.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It just does snot work for me

    • By Mr. S. Hyams on 04-01-11

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Bleak Expectations

    • The Complete BBC Radio 4 Series
    • By: Mark Evans
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, David Mitchell, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 109
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    The complete collected series 1-5 of the gloriously daft Victorian romp Bleak Expectations. Gasp at the evil Mr Gently Benevolent, played by Mr Anthony Head! Weep at the trials of our young hero, Pip Bin, played by Master Tom Allen! Be moved to joy and sorrow by the remarkable narration of Mr Richard Johnson! Swoon at the fragile beauty of Pip's poor mama, played by Miss Celia Imrie! Wonder at the thespian prowess of Mr Geoffrey Whitehead as six different siblings!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One small problem

    • By Rian Peters on 01-08-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • John Finnemore's Double Acts

    • Six BBC Radio 4 Comedy Dramas
    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Alison Steadman, Celia Imrie, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 199
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      5 out of 5 stars 184
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      5 out of 5 stars 183

    Winner of the Writers Guild Award for Best Radio Comedy and the Comedy.co.uk awards for Best Radio Sketch Show! Celia Imrie, Alison Steadman, John Bird and Rebecca Front are among the cast of these BBC Radio 4 comedy dramas from the writer and producers of Cabin Pressure. These six self-contained duologues, each one brimming with humour and charm, come from the pen of John Finnemore, author and star of the award-winning John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining as always.

    • By MARTIN J WILKINSON on 10-03-16

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Nice Work (If You Can Get It)

    • By: Celia Imrie
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 253
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 226

    Somewhere on the French Riviera, tucked between glitzy Monte Carlo and Cannes' red carpets, lies the sleepy town of Bellevue-Sur-Mer. Sheltered from the glittering melee, it is home to many an expat - although it hasn't proved as peaceful as expected. Now an enterprising band of retirees has resolved to show it's never too late to start afresh and open a restaurant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Looking forward to more in the series

    • By GBinLondon on 02-08-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Not Quite Nice

    • By: Celia Imrie
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 655
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 596
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      4 out of 5 stars 595

    Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, fed up with babysitting her bossy daughter's obnoxious children, she sells her Highgate house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice. With its beautiful villas, bustling cafes and shimmering cerulean sea, the village sparkles like a diamond on the French Mediterranean coast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fun and unexpected turns

    • By jacqui on 30-12-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550

    When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note had explained she was dying. How can she wait? A new volunteer at the hospice suggests that Queenie should write again; only this time she must tell Harold everything. In confessing to secrets she has hidden for 20 years, she will find atonement for the past. As the volunteer points out, ‘Even though you’ve done your travelling, you’re starting a new journey, too.’

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A joy to listen to this

    • By mollyeyre on 06-11-14

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Happy Hoofer

    • By: Celia Imrie
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    One of our best-loved actresses, Celia Imrie would rather have been a dancer. As a child she planned to join the Royal Ballet and marry Rudolf Nureyev. Now she has become one of our finest and funniest performers, on stage, TV and screen - adored for her roles in 'Acorn Antiques' and 'dinnerladies', as well as films including 'Calendar Girls' and 'Nanny McPhee'. In her hugely entertaining autobiography, Celia Imrie recounts a life hurtling (not always intentionally) into adventures both on stage and off.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful book

    • By Kirstine on 01-07-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • My Family and Other Animals

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatization
    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie, Toby Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Celia Imrie and Toby Jones star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Gerald Durrell's much-loved comic gem. My Family and Other Animals is the classic tale of naturalist Gerald Durrell's magical 1930s childhood on pre-war Corfu. His descriptions of his eccentric family and his encounters with the local creatures are full of humour and charm, and the book has delighted fans of all ages for 60 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great full cast drama!

    • By Yvonne on 01-02-18

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Bleak Expectations: The Complete Second Series

    • The Complete Second Series
    • By: Mark Evans
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, Geoffrey Whitehead, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 110

    Bleak Expectations is the remarkable adventures of young Philip Bin as he struggles to rescue himself and his sisters from the plotting of his guardian, the scheming, evil and badly-named Mr Gently Benevolent, and the blood-curdling Hardthrasher brothers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious

    • By S. Brearley on 16-03-10

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Bleak Expectations: The Complete Third Series

    • By: Mark Evans
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, Geoffrey Whitehead, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 83
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      5 out of 5 stars 80

    The third volume of this magnificent, award-winning Dickensian comic epic first transmitted by the British Broadcasting Club's Radio 4. It's a Victorian epic of shenanigans at awful schools, worse prisons, featuring giant rabbits, and long lost super-hero aunts - in the style of Charles Dickens after far too much gin. Winner of the 'British Comedy Guide Editors' Award', volume three stars Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, Geoffrey Whitehead, Richard Johnson, Tom Allen, James Bachman and David Mitchell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent !!

    • By Colin on 14-02-10

    Regular price: £12.00