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    • Alan Bennett: Plays

    • BBC Radio Dramatisations
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Patricia Routledge
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    A unique collection of 12 full-cast BBC Radio productions of plays by Alan Bennett. The titles are: 40 Years On, A Visit from Miss Prothero, Say Something Happened, Kafka's Dick, Two in Torquay, The Madness of George III, The History Boys, An Englishman Abroad, A Question of Attribution, The Lady in the Van, Cocktail Sticks and The Last of the Sun.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Plays by Alan Bennett

    • By Edwin on 29-09-16

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

    • By: T. S. Eliot
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Irene Worth
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    The basis for the musical phenomenon Cats, this collection of 14 inviting rhymes - the mixture of the real and the impossible, the familiar and the fantastic - make for a set of poems that no child or adult can possibly resist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Some of the funniest poems ever!

    • By Bella on 05-03-17

    Regular price: £1.99

    • The Winter's Tale

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sinead Cusack, Ciaran Hinda, Eileen Atkins, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    King Leontes of Sicilia is seized by sudden and terrible jealousy of his wife Hermione, whom he accuses of adultery. He believes the child Hermione is bearing was fathered by his friend Polixenes, and when the baby girl is born he orders her to be taken to some wild place and left to die. Though Hermione's child escapes death, Leontes' cruelty has terrible consequences. Loss paves the way for reunion, and life and hope are born out of desolation and despair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exit pursued by bear

    • By Amazon Customer on 28-11-16

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Measure for Measure

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Renowned Shakespearean actors John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson lead a full-cast performance of this beloved Shakespeare play. Dealing with issues of mercy, justice, and truth, and their relationship to pride and humility, this is Shakespeare at his most complex and rewarding.

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Importance Of Being Earnest

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Edith Evans
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The Importance of Being Earnest is undoubtably Oscar Wilde's best known play probably due to its sharp wit that cannot help but enchant and entertain any reader, theatregoer or listener with this performance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent and highly recomnrnded.

    • By Mary Wehner on 20-12-15

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Pericles

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Nigel Terry, Stella Gonet, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Pericles, Prince of Tyre, undergoes a tyrant's fury, storm, and shipwreck. He wins love and suffers loss, but what is lost may also be found. With the ancient poet Gower acting as narrator, we follow the adventures of Pericles from young manhood to maturity. This strange and powerful tale of loss and recovery is the first in the group of romance comedies created by Shakespeare at the end of his dramatic career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent performance!

    • By ColonelJames on 24-09-17

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Richard II

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    A wonderful classic recording of some of the greatest actors performing Shakespeare for the first time release on digital download.Richard II is the main character of the play. The first Act begins with King Richard sitting majestically on his throne in full state. We learn that Henry Bolingbroke, Richard's cousin, is having a dispute with Thomas Mowbray, and they both want the king to act as judge.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointiong - Mis-Casting

    • By J. M. Craig on 08-02-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Hamlet (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Shakespeare's play is often cited as the greatest of all plays. The tragic life of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is brought to stunning life by Sir john Gielgud and his fellow actors of London's Old Vic Company. A rare treat for Shakespeare lovers and the performances of great actors.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Orson Welles
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Sir John Gielgud stars as Sherlock Holmes with Sir Ralph Richardson as Dr. Watson. John's brother, Val Gielgud, the celebrated mystery author and producer, directs several episodes and co-stars in one of them... as Sherlock's brother! As a finishing touch, Orson Welles plays the evil Moriarty. The shows created by this very special team are possibly the greatest Sherlock Holmes radio programs ever produced. This set features all sixteen episodes in their most complete surviving examples - taken from what currently exists of the syndication masters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Classic Gielgud is Sherlock ❤️

    • By Highlight on 02-02-15

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Classic FM Favourite Poems

    • Poems for Every Occasion Chosen by Classic FM Listeners
    • By: Classic FM
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Joanna Lumley, David Tennant
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A timeless collection of poems chosen by Classic FM listeners and read by an outstanding cast of actors, including Sir John Gielgud, Joanna Lumley, and David Tennant.

    Classic FM Favourite Poems is a delightful anthology of British verse chosen through a Classic FM listeners poll. This new collection draws on the huge success of Classic FM Favourite Poems, published over 10 years ago. Enjoy all your favourite poems in these wonderful recordings.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great poems but very poor format

    • By S. Brearley on 16-03-10

    Regular price: £11.89

    • The Winter's Tale

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A king's mad jealousy tears his family apart in this rich, tragicomic play, one of Shakespeare's last. When King Leontes suspects his wife, Hermione, has been unfaithful, he sends her to prison, where she gives birth to a daughter. Assuming the baby is not his, Leontes orders that she be left to die on a desert shore. He spends the next 16 years grieving over his error, until the fateful day his long-lost daughter Perdita returns.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Importance of Being Earnest

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Edith Evans
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This is one of the great recordings of a great play. John Gielgud stars as Earnest and Edith Evans gives her indomitable performance as Lady Bracknell in this classic radio recording from 1951.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Sonnets

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Here are 154 poems performed by by the wonderful Sir John Gielgud in this Shakepseare collection of the Sonnets.

    Shakespeare's sonnets deal with such themes as the passage of time, love, beauty, and mortality. All but two of the poems were first published in a 1609 quarto entitled Shake-Speares Sonnets: Never before imprinted.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Audible don't bfreak it into individual Sonnets!

    • By C. M. H. Millar on 18-05-14

    Regular price: £5.99

    • John Gielgud's Hamlet (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    This outstanding historical recording made in 1941 for radio is widely regarded as one of the finest Hamlet performances ever, and one of John Gielgud's greatest moments. Though he went on to record it for commercial release, nothing matched this recording in the BBC studios, made before the days of editing.

    Regular price: £15.09

    • Measure for Measure

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604 performed by Sir John Gielgud and cast.Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604. It was (and continues to be) classified as comedy, but its mood defy those expectations. As a result and for a variety of reasons, some critics have labeled it as one of Shakespeare's problem plays.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3

    • By: John Keats, William Wordsworth, William Shakespeare, and others
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson, Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, and others
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The finest voices reading a wonderful selection of poetry accompanied by selected classical music.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • poems ruined by irritating musical backing

    • By Roger on 04-08-13

    Regular price: £9.09

    • The Ultimate Sherlock Holmes Collection

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Bart Wolffe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    An entertaining selection of Sherlock Holmes short stories narrated by renowned actors including Sir John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing

    • By Sophie on 30-04-17

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The Very Best of Percy Bysshe Shelley

    • By: Percy Bysshe Shelley
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A collection of Shelley's greatest poetry read by John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Hilton Edwards and Margaretta Scott.

    Regular price: £5.59

    • Richard II (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare Sir
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Michael Hordern, Leo McKern, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Sir John Gielgud, Sir Michael Hordern, Leo McKern, and Edward Hardwicke star in this unabridged performance of Shakespeare's Richard II.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • The Best of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 (Dramatised)

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Recognised as the ultimate dramatisation of Conan Doyle's famous stories, these recordings have been acclaimed since their reissue by Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks in 1995. They have been carefully remastered so that the sound is as good as possible without destroying the unique ambience of the original performances.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Superb productions from a bygone age...

    • By Lee Grant on 01-02-11

    Regular price: £7.99

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