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    • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Tragedies

    • Hamlet; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast, Paul Scofield, Peggy Ashcroft, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Three powerful radio productions from the BBC archives starring Ian McKellen, Ronald Pickup and Paul Scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Think before buying this

    • By Lewis Kane on 10-01-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

    • The Chronicles of Narnia (Dramatised)
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    A BBC Radio 4 full cast dramatisation of the second adventure in C. S. Lewis' classic Narnia series.

    When Lucy comes across the old wardrobe standing alone in the spare room, she thinks she has found a good place for hide and seek. But then she tumbles headlong into a magical world of fauns, dwarves, and giants, of animals that talk and horses that fly: the land of Narnia.

    It is so extraordinary that, at first, her brothers and sister don't believe it can be real.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great introduction for the youngest crowd

    • By Diane Severson on 28-12-14

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Waste Land & Four Quartets

    • By: T.S. Eliot
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    These are masterly readings, by renowned thespian Paul Schofield, of two substantial works of poetry by T.S. Eliot.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must for all literature lovers

    • By Mr on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £10.00

    • King Lear

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Alec McCowen, Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    The tragedy of King Lear receives an outstanding performance in an all-star cast led by Britain’s senior classical actor, Paul Scofield. He is joined by Alec McCowen as Gloucester, Kenneth Branagh as The Fool, Harriet Walter as Gonerill, Sara Kestelman as Regan and Emilia Fox as Cordelia. This is the ninth recording of Shakespeare plays undertaken by Naxos AudioBooks in conjunction with Cambridge University Press, and is directed by John Tydeman. It was released to mark the 80th birthday of Paul Scofield in January 2002.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not unabridged

    • By Liz on 28-11-17

    Regular price: £18.09

    • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Romances

    • The Winter's Tale, Pericles, The Tempest
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Hannah Gordon, Paul Scofield, Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Three classic radio productions from the BBC archives starring Hannah Gordon, Tim Pigott-Smith, Paul Scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor sound

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Twelfth Night

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Siobhan McKenna, John Neville
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Paul Scofield, Siobhan McKenna and John Neville perform Twelfth Night. This is Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores - only to be pursued by the woman he loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I have LOVED it more than any other audiobook ever

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-07-16

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Bleak House

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Esther Summerson is an orphan who comes to live with John Jarndyce and is a companion to his wards Richard Carstone and Ada Clare, who are in love. Soon a mysterious connection comes to light between Esther and Lady Dedlock and the romantic tangle of trails is followed by three unforgettable sleuths, Guppy, Tulkinghorn and Bucket. When Lady Deadlock's astonishing secrets are revealed it becomes plain that she has been concealing an all-too-passionate past.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Magician's Nephew

    • The Chronicles of Narnia (Dramatised)
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    A BBC Radio 4 full cast dramatisation of the first adventure in C. S. Lewis' classic Narnia series.

    Polly Plummer and her next-door neighbour, Digory, are exploring one wet afternoon when the accidental discovery of some magic rings sends them off on the most exciting and dangerous journey of their lives. They fall through magic pools to the ruined city of Charn where Digory awakens the terrifying figure of Jadis, the last Queen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • still good more than 10 years later

    • By Elaine on 29-04-10

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Prince Caspian

    • The Chronicles of Narnia (Dramatised)
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    A BBC Radio 4 full cast dramatisation of the fourth adventure in C. S. Lewis' classic Narnia series.

    Narnia has been at peace since Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy helped rid the kingdom of the evil White Witch. But now the children have returned to their own world, and in their absence a dark presence rules the once harmonious land. Wicked King Miraz has imposed a destructive new order of persecution and imprisonment.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Horse and His Boy

    • The Chronicles of Narnia (Dramatised)
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    A BBC Radio 4 full cast dramatisation of the third adventure in C. S. Lewis' classic Narnia series.

    Life in the small fishing village in the south of Calorman is all that young Shasta knows until, one day, he overhears his father planning to sell him into slavery to a stranger and discovers that he is not a fisherman's son after all. Shasta dicovers that the horse is called Bree, and that he comes from a magical land in the North.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous dramatised version.

    • By Andi on 25-04-15

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Silver Chair

    • The Chronicles of Narnia (Dramatised)
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A BBC Radio 4 full cast dramatisation of the sixth adventure in C. S. Lewis' classic Narnia series.

    King Caspian has grown old and sad in the 10 years since the disappearance of his only son. With time running out, Jill and Eustace embark on a perilous quest to find the Prince and bring back tranquility to the magical land of Narnia. Journeying to the wild lands of the North, the friends and their companion Puddleglum go through some hair-raising adventures.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    • The Chronicles of Narnia (Dramatised)
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A BBC Radio 4 full cast dramatisation of the fifth adventure in C. S. Lewis' classic Narnia series.

    In the enchanted land of Narnia, Edmund, Lucy and their cousin, Eustace join King Caspian on a sworn mission to find his friends, the seven lost lords of Narnia. So begins a perilous new quest that takes them to the farthest edge of the Eastern world on board the mighty Dawn Treader. Sailing unchartered seas, the old friends see extraordinary things on their voyage of discovery.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Short, but fun

    • By John on 26-08-10

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Pickwick Papers

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Scofield evokes all the warmth and laughter of the unlikely adventures of the immortal Samuel Pickwick, Esq., and the other members of the Pickwick Club. Abetted by Pickwick's faithful manservant, Sam Weller, the Pickwickians bumble through hilarious romantic, misadventures, and other twists of plot, encountering many delightfully Dickensian characters along the way. English stage and screen actor Paul Scofield, delivers an articulate performance which is quite superb.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Masterworks and Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    From the master of the short story and lyric poem comes this rare treasury of Edgar Allan Poe classics. The outstanding works "The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall", "A Descent into the Maelstrom", "Annabelle Lee", "Eldorado", and "The Bells" illustrate Poe's meticulous sense of construction, with the signature themes of romance and melancholy that characterized his short and troubled life.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Classic Radio Theatre: Private Lives (Dramatised)

    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Patricia Routledge
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Paul Scofield and Patricia Routledge star in Noël Coward’s classic comedy of manners. Private Lives was written in 1930 and has been a mainstay of British theatre ever since. This sharply funny play of reversals focuses on Elyot and Amanda, a passionate but feuding couple who divorced five years before. Now, on the first night of their honeymoons with their new partners, they find that they are all staying in the same hotel on the French Riviera. Fireworks are inevitable....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So funny

    • By Kate on 08-08-17

    Regular price: £10.00

    • King Lear (Unabridged)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Rachel Roberts, Cyryl Cusak, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    I am a man more sinned against than sinning.

    Regular price: £4.49

    • Bleak House

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Charles Dickens, at the height of his creative powers in this great work, pursues two great themes: the murky institutional fog that darkens and cripples all of England, symbolized by the endless litigation of the Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce case in the High Court of Chancery, and the familiar Dickensian concern with the capricious treatment and maltreatment of children as exemplified by the pitiful castoff Jo and the overindulged Harold Skimpole.

    Regular price: £13.79

    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    " I have endeavored in this Ghostly little book to raise the Ghost of an Idea which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their house pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it." With this modest preface affixed to the first edition, Charles Dickens introduced A Christmas Carol to the world. It has since come to embody the true spirit of Christmas. This reading by Academy Award-winning British actor, Paul Scofield, brings the classic story to life once again.

    Regular price: £13.79

    • King Lear

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606. READ BY PAUL SCHOFIELD AND CAST.King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606. It is considered one of his greatest works. King Lear descends into madness after wrongly distributing his estate on the strength of flattery. The play is based on the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Old Curiosity Shop

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This 1841 exercise in pathos and villainy defines "Dickensian" in all its fascinatingly repulsive excess, containing as it does one of the most celebrated scenes in all Victorian fiction - the death of Little Nell. The abridgment heard here excises many of the author's tedious redundancies (he was paid by the word) while retaining most of what makes Dickens Dickens. Scofield, one of the giants of the British stage, turns the redaction into a lesson in actor's tact.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One Audible not t miss

    • By Mr W. on 18-07-18

    Regular price: £18.29

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