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    • The Noel Coward BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio Full-cast Productions
    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Renowned for his wit, style and sophistication, Noël Coward was one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century. His plays, set in the glittering world of high society in which he lived, are much admired and have remained in the popular theatre repertoire to this day. This collection brings together the very best radio adaptation

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Personally, I thought it was terrific

    • By Gabriel Jianu on 18-01-19

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Short Stories

    • The Thoroughly Modern Collection
    • By: Doris Lessing, Haruki Murakami, A. S. Byatt
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter, Walter Lewis, Roslaind Eyres
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    23 stories, all unabridged, from a diverse group of star writers and readers. A truly memorable collection with a wide appeal. Includes "The Years Midnight" by Helen Simpson, read by Harriet Walter; "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful Morning" by Haruki Marukami, read by Walter Lewis; "Bablady" by A. S. Byatt, read by Roslaind Eyres; "Hotel des Vaoyaguerus" by William Boyd, read by Martin Jarvis; and "Who?" by Fay Weldon, read by Julie Christie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Collection

    • By Emelyne on 26-06-08

    Regular price: £12.99

    • In Search of Lost Time (Dramatised)

    • By: Marcel Proust
    • Narrated by: James Wilby, Jonathan Firth, Harriet Walter, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Featuring a fictional version of himself - 'Marcel' - and a host of friends, acquaintances, and lovers, In Search of Lost Time is Proust's search for the key to the mysteries of memory, time, and consciousness. As he recalls his childhood days, the sad affair of Charles Swann and Odette de Crecy, his transition to manhood, the tortures of love and the ravages of war, he realises that the simplest of discoveries can lead to astonishing possibilities.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By darren on 30-07-15

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Brazzaville Beach

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    I live on Brazzaville Beach... I am here because two sets of strange and extraordinary events happened to me... One in England, first, and then one in Africa. On Brazzaville Beach, on the edge of Africa, Hope Clearwater examines the complex circumstances that brought her there. Sifting the details for evidence of her own innocence or guilt, she tells her engrossing story with a blunt and beguiling honesty that not only intrigues and disturbs but is also completely enthralling.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing despite 4 stars

    • By Maddy on 02-02-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • A Perfect Spy (Dramatised)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: James Fox, Harriet Walter, Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 169

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the bestselling novel by John le Carré, starring James Fox, Harriet Walter and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Magnus Pym, Counsellor at the British Embassy, is hosting a dinner party at his home in Vienna when he receives an unexpected telephone call that will profoundly affect his life. Once the guests have gone, Pym breaks the news to his wife, Mary: his father, Rick, is dead. In a state of shock, he says something Mary cannot understand - 'After all these years, I'm free.'

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Production.

    • By POS on 01-04-15

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Home Front: The Complete BBC Radio Collection, Volume 1

    • By: Lucy Catherine, Katie Hims, Sebastian Baczkiewicz, and others
    • Narrated by: full cast, Toby Jones, Ami Metcalf, and others
    • Length: 38 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    Series 1-5 of the groundbreaking BBC Radio 4 drama charting life on the home front during World War One. First heard on radio between 4 August 2014 and 9 November 2018, each episode of Home Front is set exactly 100 years before the broadcast date, and each follows one character’s day. Together they create a mosaic of experience from a wide cross section of society, mixing historical fact with enthralling fiction to explore how ordinary people coped with daily life in wartime Britain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WW1 Soap, well worth a listen

    • By Stirzaker Photography on 16-12-18

    Regular price: £29.99

    • The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

    • The Murder at Road Hill House
    • By: Kate Summerscale
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    It is a summer's night in 1860. In an elegant detached Georgian house in the village of Road, Wiltshire, all is quiet. Behind shuttered windows, the Kent family lies sound asleep. At some point after midnight, a dog barks. The family wakes the next morning to a horrific discovery: an unimaginably gruesome murder has taken place in their home. The household reverberates with shock, not least because the guilty party is surely still among them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Anthony on 11-07-09

    Regular price: £11.89

    • The Spoilt City

    • By: Olivia Manning
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    It is 1940, and Guy and Harriet Pringle and their friends in the English colony in Bucharest find their position growing ever more precarious. The phony war is over and invasion by the Germans is an ever-present threat... This is the second part of The Balkan Trilogy, which began with The Great Fortune and concludes with Friends and Heroes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top quality story of Brits in wartime Europe

    • By Silvine on 09-03-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Great Fortune

    • By: Olivia Manning
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    It was a strange, uncertain world that Harriet entered when she married Guy Pringle. Guy taught English at the university at Bucharest, a city of vivid contrasts, where professional beggars exist alongside the excesses of mid-European royalty and expatriate journalists with a taste for truffles and quails in aspic. Underlying this is a fitful awareness of the proximity of the Nazi threat to a Romania which is enjoying an uneasy peace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful cast of characters, starring Bucharest!

    • By Mary on 10-05-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Macbeth: The Arkangel Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Hugh Ross, Harriet Walter
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    The brave warrior Macbeth allows himself to be persuaded by Lady Macbeth, his wife, to slay good King Duncan and seize the throne of Scotland for himself. Macbeth achieves his ambition, but one murder proves not to be enough as he desperately attempts to eliminate all who might threaten his ill-gotten power. Descending into paranoia, Macbeth achieves his ambition but ravages his soul.

    Regular price: £11.29

    • Friends and Heroes

    • By: Olivia Manning
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Bucharest has fallen, and Harriet and Guy Pringle have escaped to Athens in the nick of time to find several of their old acquaintances there already. But even Guy's eternal optimism fails him when he realises that his former employees feel no gratitude or loyalty to him. Guy and Harriet both come to realise that with Greece threatened by the Axis Powers, Athens is not the safe harbour they thought.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Windhaven

    • By: George R. R. Martin, Lisa Tuttle
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    On the stormy planet of Windhaven, flyers are idolised as the vital link between its disparate islands. The common people rely on this elite class to support their way of life. These 'land-bound' can only dream of what it must be like to take to the skies. For Maris, dreams are not enough, and through an unlikely twist of fate, she has a taste of what life as a flyer is like. However, just as it seems that she has found her true calling, the hereditary dogma which rules the skies sets out to strip Maris of her wings.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Windhaven By George R. R. Martin , Lisa Tuttle

    • By Ginge on 12-04-13

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Secret Garden (BBC Children's Classics)

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter, Beryl Reid, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Harriet Walter and Beryl Reid star in this full-cast adaptation of the much-loved children's classic. When spoilt young orphan Mary Lennox is brought back from India to live in her uncle's house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds the blunt ways of the staff at Misselthwaite Manor an unpleasant shock. Bored and miserable, it seems as though life in England will be awful. But Misselthwaite has hidden delights, and when Mary begins to discover them, nothing is the same again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful story wonderfully performed

    • By Caron on 20-05-18

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Memory Game

    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 169

    When a skeleton is unearthed in the Martellos' garden, Jane Martello is shocked to learn it's that of her childhood friend Natalie, who went missing 25 years ago. Encouraged by a therapist to recover lost memories, Jane hopes to find out what really took place when she was a child - and what happened to Natalie. But in learning the truth about her and Natalie's past, is Jane putting her own future at terrible risk?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to care by the end-usually love Nicci French

    • By MarieLouise on 17-12-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Classic Radio Theatre: The Country Wife (Dramatised)

    • By: William Wycherley
    • Narrated by: Maggie Smith, Jonathan Pryce, John Duttine, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Maggie Smith and Jonathan Pryce star in William Wycherley’s raunchy Restoration comedy. Considered too obscene to be staged in its original form for nearly 200 years, William Wycherley’s bawdy comedy tells the tale of Mr Horner, a notorious rake who spreads the false rumour that he is impotent in order to gain free access to other men’s wives. When he meets the young, innocent Margery Pinchwife, the ‘country wife’ of the title, the scene is set for scandal.

    Regular price: £10.00

    • A Dark-Adapted Eye

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Like most families, they had their secrets...and they hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. No onlooker would guess that prim Vera Hillyard and her beautiful, adored younger sister, Eden, were locked in a dark and bitter combat over one of those secrets. England in the '50s was not kind to women who erred, so they had to use every means necessary to keep the truth hidden behind closed doors - even murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling exposure of a family’s secrets

    • By Kirstine on 06-07-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Titus Andronicus

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: David Troughton, Harriet Walter, Paterson Joseph, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The noble Titus returns victorious to Rome bringing Tamora, Queen of the Goths as his captive. When one of Tamora's sons is condemned to die, she vows revenge, and, aided by the villainous Aaron, she exacts a terrible retribution, inaugurating a grim cycle of rape, murder, and cannibalism. This macabre, often brilliant tragedy comes from the earliest stage of Shakespeare's dramatic career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A harrowing tale.

    • By Joey Dean on 08-08-17

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Asta's Book

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    It is 1905. Asta and her husband, Rasmus, have come to East London from Denmark with their two little boys. With Rasmus constantly away on business, Asta keeps loneliness and isolation at bay by writing a diary. These diaries, published over 70 years later, reveal themselves to be more than a mere journal. For they seem to hold the key to an unsolved murder and to the mystery of a missing child. It falls to Asta's granddaughter, Ann, to unearth the buried secrets of nearly a century before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing Story

    • By Carrie on 22-11-10

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Best of Women's Short Stories

    • By: William J. Locke, Edith Wharton, more
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    This selection of stories relates the many experiences and complexities of womanhood; sometimes joyful, sometimes sad but always enriching. With stories by Edith Wharton, Katherine Mansfield and Elizabeth Gaskell - it includes 'Ladies in Lavender' by William J. Locke, the inspiration for the film of the same name starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories- pity about the layout

    • By Patrick on 15-01-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Dinner

    • A Full-Cast Production of the Acclaimed Black Comedy
    • By: Moira Buffini
    • Narrated by: David Hounslow, Harriet Walters, Nicholas Farrell, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A deliciously black satirical comedy about the dinner party from hell. The fastidious host, Paige, decides to throw a dinner party in honour of her husband, Lars, who is celebrating the success of his pop psychology book, Beyond Belief. She carefully plans a surprise menu that will mark the occasion and anxiously checks with the waiter she has employed to make sure that everything is perfectly prepared. Her lucky guests include a postfeminist vegetarian artist, a distinguished microbiologist, a TV journalist and an uninvited guest who ends up staying for dinner. But it soon becomes apparent that the meal may contain some rather nasty surprises....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • UTTER GARBAGE

    • By Highlight on 28-10-18

    Regular price: £9.99

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