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    • The Complete George Smiley Radio Dramas

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: full cast, Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,147
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,139

    The complete collection of acclaimed BBC Radio dramas based on John le Carré's best-selling novels, starring Simon Russell Beale as George Smiley. With a star cast including Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron, Brian Cox, Ian MacDiarmid, Anna Chancellor, Hugh Bonneville and Lindsay Duncan, these enthralling dramatisations perfectly capture the atmosphere of le Carré's taut, thrilling spy novels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By clivep on 20-06-16

    Regular price: £31.99

    • The Oscar Wilde BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Five Full-cast Productions
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Judi Dench, Diana Rigg, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A sparkling collection of the major works of the ever-adored Oscar Wilde, with incredible casts including Judi Dench, Martin Clunes, Michael Sheen, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McDiarmid, Joely Richardson, Penelope Keith, Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg, Simon Russell Beale, Sheila Hancock, Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Romanovs: 1613-1918

    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 28 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404

    The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of 20 tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic content and narration

    • By H L Condliffe on 03-06-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • A Poem for Every Day of the Year

    • By: Allie Esiri
    • Narrated by: Helena Bonham Carter, Simon Russell Beale, Damian Lynch, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A Poem for Every Day of the Year is a magnificent collection of 366 poems compiled by Allie Esiri, one to share on every day of the year. These poems are funny, thoughtful, inspiring, humbling, informative, quiet, loud, small, epic, peaceful, energetic, upbeat, motivating and empowering!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Poem for Every Day of the Year

    • By mr eric hughes on 02-02-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • War and Peace

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Simon Russell Beale, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter are among the cast of BBC Radio 4's epic full-cast dramatisation. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Leo Tolstoy's epic story follows the fortunes of three Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. First broadcast on New Year's Day 2015, the drama also features Alun Armstrong, Natasha Little, David Calder, Phoebe Fox, Sam Reid and Joanna David. Duration: 10 hours approx.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant adaptation of very great novel

    • By A D SHIMMIN on 11-08-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Atticus the Storyteller’s 100 Greek Myths Volume 1

    • By: Lucy Coats
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Atticus the Storyteller is determined to take part in the great Storytelling Festival near Troy. He leaves his family in Crete and sets off on a year-long journey round Greece with his donkey, Melissa; and wherever he goes he tells his favourite myths to anyone who'll listen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful introduction to Greek Mythology!

    • By Margaret on 10-01-12

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Winter in Madrid

    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    1940: The Spanish Civil War is over, and Madrid lies ruined, while the Germans continue their march through Europe. Britain now stands alone while General Franco considers whether to abandon neutrality and enter the war. Into this uncertain world comes Harry Brett: a traumatised veteran of Dunkirk turned reluctant spy for the British Secret Service. Sent to gain the confidence of old school friend Sandy Forsyth, Harry finds himself involved in a dangerous game and surrounded by memories.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting historical context - Spanish Civil War

    • By chris on 31-05-07

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Written in History

    • Letters That Changed the World
    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Rupert Penry-Jones, Simon Russell-Beale, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    History cannot be relived, but thanks to a tradition that spans millennia, we can revisit it in the letters of the people who influenced or witnessed the moments it changed forever. In Written In History, acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects some of the greatest letters ever written from ancient times to the 20th century: declarations of war, petitions for peace, diplomatic entanglements, steamy love letters and beyond.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Midnight for Charlie Bone

    • Children of the Red King #1
    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    The first installment of the international best-selling series from Jenny Nimmo starring Charlie Bone. Since his father died, Charlie Bone has lived with his mother and her mother in the house of his other grandmother, Grandma Bone. Looking at a picture of a couple with a baby and a cat, he suddenly discovers he can hear their voices. Although he tries to hide his new gift, Grandma Bone and her scary sisters soon find out and send him to Bloor's Academy.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths, Volume 3

    • By: Lucy Coats
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    Atticus the Storyteller is determined to take part in the great Storytelling Festival near Troy. He leaves his family in Crete and sets off on a year-long journey round Greece with his donkey, Melissa; and wherever he goes he tells his favourite myths to anyone who'll listen. The 100 myths include all the favourites, such as the wanderings of Odysseus, the labours of Heracles, the stories of King Midas, Daedalus and Icarus, and Theseus and the Minotaur.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Atticus the Storyteller

    • By Lou W on 24-12-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales

    • By: Kate Mosse
    • Narrated by: Kate Mosse, Simon Russell Beale, Sian Thomas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    A wonderfully atmospheric collection of stories from one of our most captivating writers, inspired by ghost stories, traditional folk tales and country legends from England and France. These tales are richly populated by spirits and ghosts seeking revenge; by grief-stricken women and haunted men coming to terms with their destiny - all rooted deep in the elemental landscapes of Sussex, Brittany and the Languedoc.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Atmospheric

    • By Mrs on 05-12-13

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Dramatised)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Anna Chancellor, Alex Jennings, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 102

    Smiley, wrestling with retirement and disillusionment, is summoned to a secret meeting with a member of the Cabinet Office. Evidence has emerged that the Circus has been infiltrated at the highest level by a Russian agent. 'Find the mole, George. Clean the stables. Do whatever is necessary.' Reluctantly Smiley agrees, and so embarks on a dark journey into his past a past filled with love, duplicity and betrayal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great dramatisation of a classic spy tale

    • By Alistair on 27-01-10

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Decameron

    • By: Giovanni Boccaccio
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Gunnar Cauthery, Alison Pettitt, and others
    • Length: 28 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The Decameron is one of the greatest literary works of the Middle Ages. Ten young people have fled the terrible effects of the Black Death in Florence and, in an idyllic setting, tell a series of brilliant stories, by turns humorous, bawdy, tragic and provocative. This celebration of physical and sexual vitality is Boccaccio's answer to the sublime other-worldliness of Dante's Divine Comedy.

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Hamlet: The Arkangel Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Imogen Stubbs, Jane Lapotaire, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    Distressed by his father's death and his mother's over-hasty remarriage, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is faced by a specter from beyond the grave bearing a grim message of murder and revenge. The young prince is driven to the edge of madness by his struggle to understand the situation he finds himself in and to do his duty. Many others, including Hamlet's beloved, the innocent Ophelia, are swept up in his tragedy.

    Regular price: £16.39

    • De Profundis

    • By: Oscar Wilde, Merlin Holland - introduction
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Merlin Holland
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Written during his time in Reading Gaol, De Profundis is Oscar Wilde's moving letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, whose relationship with Wilde led to the poet's imprisonment. Here Wilde repudiates Lord Alfred and reflects on his ordeal, acknowledging how the depths of his sorrow have helped liberate him toward a fuller, freer wisdom. Brimming with beautiful passages, De Profundis is a profound and inspiring treatise on the meaning of suffering.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wilde speaks for himself

    • By Amazon Customer on 27-12-16

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Dramatised)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    It is 1962: the height of the Cold War and only months after the building of the Berlin Wall. Alec Leamas is a hard-working, hard-drinking British intelligence officer whose East Berlin network is in tatters. His agents are either on the run or dead, victims of the ruthlessly efficient East German counter-intelligence officer Hans-Dieter Mundt.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant but short.

    • By Peter on 22-08-12

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Keys to the Street

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Mary Jago had donated her own bone marrow to save the life of someone she didn’t know. And this generous act led directly to the bitter break-up of her affair with Alistair. For him, it was as though her beauty had been plundered. But the man whose life she had saved would change Mary’s life in a way she could never have imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Perfect Match

    • By Olga the Owl on 15-11-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Charlie Bone and the Blue Boa

    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    A dark secret is emerging from Bloor's Academy. A boy was once lost in the attics and never seen again. Charlie Bone is intrigued, but he has problems of his own. Uncle Paton has disappeared.

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Atticus the Storyteller’s 100 Greek Myths Volume 2

    • By: Lucy Coats
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    The perfect way to discover your favourite Greek myths Atticus the Storyteller leaves his family in Crete and sets off on a year-long journey round Greece with his donkey, Melissa, to take part in the great Storytelling Festival near Troy. Wherever he goes he tells stories to anyone who will listen - sailors, shepherds, actors, athletes, children and grannies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Lou W on 22-12-16

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Copenhagen

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Greta Scacchi
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Greta Scacchi and Simon Russell Beale star in Michael Frayn's award-winning play about the controversial 1941 meeting between physicists Bohr and Heisenberg. Copenhagen, Autumn 1941. The two presiding geniuses of quantum physics, Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg meet for the first time since the breakout of war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking play

    • By a addison on 18-11-15

    Regular price: £10.00

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