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    • The Raj Quartet: The Jewel in the Crown, The Day of the Scorpion, The Towers of Silence & A Division of the Spoils

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Paul Scott
    • Narrated by: Mark Bazeley, Anna Maxwell Martin, Benedict Cumberbatch, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    As The Jewel in the Crown opens, World War II is at its height, and Gandhi is calling for the British to leave. When Daphne Manners arrives in Mayapore, she meets two men who will change her life: Hari Kumar and Ronald Merrick. She begins to fall for Hari, but Ronald Merrick - the local police superintendent - becomes infatuated with her and seethes with hatred for Hari. The Day of the Scorpion finds Merrick worming his way into the Layton family, and his treatment of Hari Kumar is revealed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • cut too short, enjoyed story

    • By xenia watson on 24-01-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Goodness Gracious Me

    • The Complete Radio Series 1-3
    • By: Meera Syal, Anil Gupta, Sanjeev Bhaskar
    • Narrated by: Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal, Nina Wadia, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Nothing escaped the eye of the satirical eye of Britain's phenomenally successful all-Asian sketch show that was Goodness Gracious Me. The complete BBC Radio series 1-3 fore-ran the award-winning BBC TV series that ran in the late 1990s, and features the same cast. Prepare for your heart to pound in the Indian recreation of Brief Encounter, sing along to the profound words of wisdom with Fifty Ways to Leave your Mother, and enjoy pop classics such as Hindi People and Punjabi Girl.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bitingly witty Asian sketch show

    • By K. J. Noyes on 15-07-19

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Clare in the Community: Series 12

    • The BBC Radio 4 Comedy Sitcom
    • By: Harry Venning, David Ramsden
    • Narrated by: Sally Phillips, Full Cast, Alex Lowe, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Original Recording
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    The Sony Award-winning comedy series returns for the last time, as we bid farewell to Clare and her ongoing struggle to control both her professional and private life. In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare. These six episodes see her once again indulging her control freakery as she interferes in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. 

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Earthsea: Series 2

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Ursula le Guin
    • Narrated by: Nina Wadia, Robert Glenister, full cast, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Ged and Tenar first met in their youth, when he was a powerful wizard and she a high priestess. Together, they escaped the Tombs of Atuan and brought peace to the troubled archipelago of Earthsea. Years later, their paths have diverged. Ged - once Archmage of Roke and the greatest wizard on all of Earthsea - has sacrificed his magical powers to defeat a great evil. Meanwhile, Tenar, now widowed and with grown-up children, runs a farm on the isle of Gont, where Ged was born.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    • By: Deborah Moggach
    • Narrated by: Nina Wadia
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 622
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 379
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 381

    When Ravi Kapoor, an overworked London doctor, is driven beyond endurance by his disgusting and difficult father-in-law, he asks his wife: "Can't we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away." His prayer seems to have been answered when his entrepreneurial cousin, Sonny, sets up a retirement home, recreating a lost corner of England in a converted guesthouse in Bangalore.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dunroamin!

    • By Susan on 10-04-12

    Regular price: £15.69

    • BBC Radio Shakespeare

    • The Tempest (Dramatised)
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc, Nina Wadia, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This one is great for listening to.

    • By Annie on 27-05-14

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Arrangement

    • By: Sonya Lalli
    • Narrated by: Nina Wadia
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    A funny, warm debut novel bringing Westernised Indian culture to the fore - perfect for fans of Bridget Jones's Diary and Bend It Like Beckham. Twenty-nine-year-old Raina is still unmarried and battling her family's expectations for her future - they think that by now she should have been married in a dream Indian wedding. The pressure reaches new heights when her grandmother, Nani, decides to play matchmaker in order to find her the perfect arranged marriage.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Children's Stories from India

    • By: Joanna Whiteley
    • Narrated by: Nina Wadia
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Fierce demons battle with brave heroes, who fall in love with flashing-eyed maidens. Mice and elephants rub shoulders with kings and beggars, wise men and fools - incredibly diverse, but at the same time united in the fantastic tapestry of life and adventure that is India.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Bindi Babes

    • By: Narinder Dhami
    • Narrated by: Nina Wadia
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Three feisty Anglo-Asian sisters rule the roost over their dad since their mum died. But then their dad arranges for an Auntie-ji from India to come and stay and the girls decide the only way out of this dilemma is an arranged marriage.

    Regular price: £12.29

    • Bhangra Babes

    • By: Narinder Dhami
    • Narrated by: Nina Wadia
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Amber, Jazz and Geena have finally secured their auntie's engagement, but now it's time for a little romance of their own. There's a good-looking new boy at school called Rocky. He looks divine. But which of the sisters does he like best?

    Regular price: £12.29

    • Sunita's Secret

    • By: Narinder Dhami
    • Narrated by: Nina Wadia
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sunita starts her new school determined to hide her secret. But class 'goddess' Celina soon becomes Sunita's arch-enemy and their classmates soon find out that Sunita's dad is an infamous fraudster on the run.

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Bollywood Babes

    • By: Narinder Dhami
    • Narrated by: Nina Wadia
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Amber, Jazz, and Geena are the sassiest sisters around. The girls' school is desperate for money and their formidable young auntie has volunteered to do some fundraising. The sisters can't help but be impressed with her plan for an end-of-term Bollywood party. Then inspiration strikes Amber. What could be more glamorous than a real, live Bollywood film star at the party? Except that if the so-called star is now ancient, foul-tempered and demanding, is it really such a great idea?

    Regular price: £12.29