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    • The Code of the Woosters (Dramatized)

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    The Code of the Woosters is one of the best known of Wodehouse's Bertie and Jeeves series. Bertie's beloved Aunt Dahlia pressures him into stealing a cow-shaped silver creamer much coveted by his uncle from his arch rival in silver collecting, Sir Watkyn Bassett. At the same time, Bertie attempts to patch up the shaky romance between Guisse Fink-Nottle, the newt expert, and Madeline Bassett, a four star drip. The results of Bertie's efforts are, as always, a financial disaster.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Blithe Spirit

    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Shirley Knight, Judy Geeson, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    This classic comedy is set in the charming country home of Charles Condomine, a remarried widower. A witty and convivial evening party among friends is transformed when a seance conjures the ghost of Elvira, Charles' first wife, who delights in wreaking havoc among the living. An enchanting Coward comedy!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great live recording of a Coward classic!

    • By James C. on 26-10-17

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Classic Love Stories 1

    • By: Oscar Wilde, Katherine Mansfield, W.S. Gilbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A great collection of short stories based on the theme of love. Stories by famous writers including Katherine Mansfield and Oscar Wilde.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Third Man (Dramatized)

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Kelsey Grammer, John Mahoney, Tom Virtue, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Somewhere in shadowy post-war Vienna, where everyone has something to sell on the black market, lurks "the third man", who witnessed the murder of Harry Lime. The police don't care to investigate, but novelist Holly Martins is haunted by the death of his friend, and his search for the killer makes for electrifying drama.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Alan Ayckbourn Collection

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina, Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Six plays from the Olivier, Tony, and Moliere Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn: The legendary The Norman Conquests trilogy; as well as a brand new recording of his play Henceforward… starring Mad Men's Jarred Harris alongside Anne Heche; Just Between Ourselves starring Alfred Molina; and a remastering of L.A. Theatre Works’ recording of Man of the Moment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this

    • By Fryer Ceramics on 20-07-16

    Regular price: £14.89

    • The Noël Coward Collection

    • By: Noël Coward
    • Narrated by: Annette Bening, Joe Mantegna, Eric Stoltz, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Six phenomenally sophisticated Noël Coward comedies: Fallen Angels, Hay Fever, Private Lives, Design for Living, Blithe Spirit, Present Laughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic and refreshing experience

    • By Alison Ward on 10-12-13

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare

    • By: Charles, Mary Lamb
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Have you ever seen a Shakespeare play and come away without fully understanding it? Or wished you had known the basis of the plot before seeing a play by Shakespeare? Are you studying Shakespeare? Would you like to increase your knowledge of the plays without reading the originals? Then these are the recordings for you!

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Pigeon Pie

    • By: Nancy Mitford
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Sophia works at a first-aid post during the so-called ‘phoney war’ while cherishing an ambition to become a glamorous female spy. Fate ordains that she shall have her chance in this inventive, stylish satire.When the highly imaginative Lady Sophia Garfield discovers a nest of very real German spies in her home, nobody believes her. With her maid murdered and her beloved bulldog held hostage, she sets out alone to gain proof and, with time out for tea at the Ritz, save Britain.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Such a let-down

    • By Alison on 22-01-12

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Salomé

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, James Marsters, Andre Sogliuzzo, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    A dark tale of hubris, lust, and self-destruction… as told by a man who famously fell prey to those same impulses in his own life. Oscar Wilde wrote his original interpretation of the Biblical story of Salomé in French, and the play was so controversial that no theatre in England would produce it for nearly four decades. Includes a conversation with director Michael Hackett and Wilde scholar David Rodes. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oscar Wilde

    • By Mrs W. on 03-01-18

    Regular price: £4.79

    • An Ideal Husband

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Jacqueline Bisset, Paul Gutrecht, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    A tender love story, a serpentine villainess, a glittering setting in London society, and a showering of Wildean witticism are only a few of the reasons why this play has enjoyed hugely successful revivals in London, in New York, and on the silver screen. This 1895 drama is eerily prescient, as it examines the plight of a promising politician, desperate to hide a secret in his past. With empathy and wit, Oscar Wilde explores the pitfalls of holding public figures to higher standards than the rest of us.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • She Stoops to Conquer

    • Mistakes of the Night
    • By: Oliver Goldsmith
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Adam Godley, Julian Holloway, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Starring James Marsters, this classic comedy of manners from 1773 is still widely performed and studied. Love, lies, and dysfunctional families. Sound like your last family gathering? Try this one on for laughs. Two randy young gents, Charles and George, set out to woo the alluring and upper-crust Kate and Constance. But inexperienced Charles is shy and clumsy around upper-class ladies, so it’s the barmaid who catches his eye. But is she really who she seems?

    Regular price: £6.79

    • A Woman of No Importance

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis, Rosalind Ayres, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the "best" houses, while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating drawing-room comedy, Oscar Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society's narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • thoroughly enjoyable performance

    • By bookworm mummy on 22-09-16

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Essential King James Bible

    • By: Martin Jarvis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The King James Version of The Bible was first published in 1611, and aside from small modernisations in spelling, has stayed true to the original manuscript ever since. Originally produced to quell tensions in England over which Bible Translation was the truer to use in the Church of England, the KJV is now the most widely-used version of the Bible. The keys to the version’s success have been simplicity of language and majesty in execution and presentation.

    Regular price: £10.89

    • Man of the Moment

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Jane Carr, Kenneth Danziger, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The price of accidental fame is hashed out in this comedy about a famous bank robber and the clerk who foiled his biggest heist. Ayckbourn’s 1988 play anticipates the popularity - and absurdity - of reality TV. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Rosalind Ayres as Jill Rillington; Jane Carr as Trudy Parks; Kenneth Danziger as Douglas Beechey; Martin Jarvis as Vic Parks; Ian Oglivy as Kenny Collins; and Yeardley Smith as Sharon Giffin. Directed by Robert Robinson. Recorded before a live audience in Santa Monica, California in February, 1994.

    Regular price: £5.39

    • Classic Stories of the New Testament

    • By: Martin Jarvis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    An outstanding selection of stories from the classic King James version of the Bible.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Norman Conquests

    • The Complete Alan Ayckbourn Trilogy
    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Ayckbourn’s celebrated triology The Norman Conquests - three hilarious and poignant plays depicting the same six characters in one house over one weekend, namely Norman and his romantic follies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Norman Conquests - laugh a minute

    • By Lorna on 08-04-13

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Private Lives

    • An Intimate Comedy
    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Marnie Mosiman, Ian Ogilvy, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The lights of a yacht on the French Riviera are reflected in the water and in the eyes of four hilariously mismatched lovers. Perhaps Coward's greatest comedy, Private Lives shimmers with wit, romance, desire, and bittersweet truth.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Frozen

    • By: Bryony Lavery
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Jeffrey Donovan, Laila Robins
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    One evening ten-year old Rhona goes missing. As her mother retreats into a state of frozen hope, a psychologist studies the brain of a serial killer to find out if what he does is pure evil—or simply beyond his control. Drawn together by horrific circumstances, these three embark on a long, dark journey that ends in the discovery of a common humanity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Disturbingly enthralling!

    • By Anonymous User on 16-11-17

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Rivals

    • By: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Lucy Davis, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Romantic havoc ensues in the town of Bath when Sir Anthony arrives to arrange the marriage of his son Captain Jack Absolute to the wealthy Lydia Languish. Jack and Lydia are already in love, but because of Lydia’s obsession with romantic novels, Jack has disguised himself as a poor officer named Ensign Beverly – and he is only one of Lydia’s many suitors. i>The Rivals was Sheridan’s first play, and this charming comedy of manners continues to be widely performed today. Includes an interview with Linda Kelly, author of Richard Brinsley Sheridan: A Life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful!

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-10-17

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Constant Wife

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Kate Burton, Rosalind Ayres, Mark Capri, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    There’s something Constance Middleton’s friends are dying to tell her: her husband is having an affair – with her best friend! Despite their hints, Constance remains ever cool, and seemingly oblivious. Or is she? In this biting comedy of manners, marriages and mistresses, Constance – a not-so-desperate housewife - has some ideas of her own about extra-marital activity that surprise everyone in the end!

    Regular price: £6.59

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