Meet Alfie and Annie Rose, Mum and Dad, Chessie the cat, the MacNallys down the road, and many many more, in this wonderful collection of 10 best-loved Alfie stories by Shirley Hughes. Read by Roger Allam and Roy Mcmillan. Includes: Alfie Gets in First, Alfie’s Feet, An Evening at Alfie’s, Alfie Gives a Hand, Alfie and the Big Boys, Alfie Wins a Prize, All About Alfie, Alfie’s Christmas, Alfie Outdoors and Alfie and the Birthday Surprise.
Series: Beyond Our KenCD-AudioEric Merriman9781785299698$44.99FICTION Feb 27, 2018
Volume 1 of the fourth series of the madcap forerunner to Round the Horne. A hectic mix of sketches and songs, Beyond Our Ken kept millions of listeners in stitches between 1958 and 1964. These ten fantastic episodes, published for the first time on audio, were first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1960 and 1961.
An unabridged reading of the brand new novel based on a storyline by Douglas Adams. The Doctor promised Romana the end of the universe, so she’s less than impressed when what she gets is a cricket match. But then the award ceremony is interrupted by eleven figures in white uniforms and peaked skull helmets, wielding bat-shaped weapons that fire lethal bolts of light into the screaming crowd. The Krikkitmen are back. Millions of years ago, the people of Krikkit learned they were not alone in the universe, and promptly launched a xenophobic crus... + Read More
Geoffrey Beevers reads this action-packed novelisation of a Third Doctor television adventure. Seven months after it left Mars there has still been no radio communication with the Probe Seven spacecraft, or the astronauts inside it. Back on Earth concern is mounting, and eventually a recovery capsule is sent up to rescue the astronauts. But when the capsule returns to Earth it is found to be empty. As the Doctor and Liz investigate, they discover that the interior of the capsule is highly radioactive: if anyone was inside, they would now surely... + Read More
An unabridged reading of this classic novelisation of a 1968 TV adventure featuring the Second Doctor, as played on screen by Patrick Troughton. For 40 Years the Yeti had been quiet, a collector’s item in a museum. Then, without warning, it awoke and savagely murdered. At about the same time, patches of mist began to appear in Central London. People who lingered in the mist were found dead, their faces smothered in cobwebs. The cobweb seeped down, penetrating the Underground System. Slowly it spread…. When the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive... + Read More
Freema Agyeman, Reggie Yates, Adjoah Andoh and Will Thorp are the readers of these eight original novels featuring the 10th Doctor and Martha, as played on TV by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman. The titles are Sting of the Zygons by Stephen Cole; The Last Dodo by Jacqueline Rayner; Wooden Heart by Martin Day; Forever Autumn by Mark Morris; Wetworld by Mark Michalowski; Sick Building by Paul Magrs; The Pirate Loop by Simon Guerrier; and Peacemaker by James Swallow. Abridged. Duration:
Collected together for the very first time, 18 editions of Eric and Ernie’s BBC Radio 2 comedy series. Between 1975 and 1978, when they were at the peak of their popularity on BBC TV, Morecambe and Wise also starred in their own radio series, with each episode scripted by the one and only Eddie Braben. This feast of sketches and duologues features a host of guests including Ann Hamilton, Anita Harris, Hayle Hunnicutt, Richard Caldicot, Percy Edwards, Clodagh Rodgers, Nicola Pagett, Brian Wilde, Des O’Connor, Vince Hill and Penelope Keith.
A unique collection of historic recordings in which the last brutal encounters of the war and the mixed emotions of the armistice are remembered by troops from both sides. By the end of March 1918, Germany’s Spring Offensive had thrown British forces back over the old Somme battlefields. But this last push failed and with the stalemate of trench warfare broken, the Allies swept from near-defeat to victory. However, their joy was tempered by sorrow. Too many would not come home. For the Germans, the mood was despairing as their ‘endles... + Read More
Series: Gloomsbury: Series 4The hit BBC Radio 4 ComedyCD-AudioSue Limb9781785296642$35.99FICTION Feb 27, 2018
Miriam Margolyes and Alison Steadman star in a further BBC Radio 4 series of Sue Limb’s wickedly funny parody of the Bloomsbury Group. A sparkling cast breathes riotous life into the dreadfully droll cast of characters in these six episodes.
Saughton Prison, Edinburgh. 1962. Thomas Scott is a prison warder, assigned to watch over a man condemned to hang for the murder of his wife. As the two men talk over a number of days, Scott begins to doubt whether his prisoner is guilty of the crime. With the execution date looming, can he find proof of his suspicions? And at what cost? An exciting original short story from Ian Rankin, written for the landmark Radio 4 Book at Bedtime slot. Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes approx.
A stunning collection of Just William stories, narrated by Martin Jarvis. These BBC radio readings of the adventures of William have come to be one of the most well-loved adaptations. Available now in stunning new packaging.
Hypnotherapist and experienced doula Sophie Fletcher shares with you the secrets to having a safe, natural and positive birth. Using a powerful combination of mindfulness, hypnosis and relaxation techniques, Sophie will ensure you feel genuinely excited and completely prepared for birth. With stories from women who have successfully used the tools in this book, as well as exclusive hypnosis and relaxation tracks, discover how to: - use your mind and body together to stay focused and in control- draw on visualisation and breathing techniques to ... + Read More
Kevin McNally and Andy Secombe star in five more brand new recordings of original Hancock’s Half Hour scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Hancock’s Half Hour was an enormously popular radio sitcom in the 1950s, but several of the episodes were not retained in the BBC Sound Archive and are believed to be lost. They’ve now been recreated by BBC Radio 4. In these first three episodes - A Holiday in France, The Racehorse and The Crown Jewels - Andy Secombe plays his father Harry, who himself deputised for an absent Tony Hancock in the original ... + Read More
Series: Only Fools and StoriesFrom Del Boy to Granville, Pop Larkin to FrostCD-AudioDavid Jason9781786141019$42.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Feb 27, 2018
Random House presents the complete, unabridged audiobook of My Lives: From Del Boy to Granville, Pop Larkin to Frost by David Jason. In his first book David Jason told us about himself from his early years training as an electrician through to making it as one of Britain’s actors. This autumn, in a follow up autobiography, he tells us about the many other lives he has lived – his characters. From Del Boy to Granville, Pop Larkin to Frost, he takes us behind the scenes and under the skins of some of the best loved acts of his career. And in ... + Read More
Series: NAVY LARK, THEThe Navy Lark: Volume 32The Classic BBC Radio SitcomCD-AudioLawrie Wyman9781785296529$29.99FICTION Feb 27, 2018
The crew of HMS Troutbridge return in these four classic episodes of the long-running comedy series. Starring John Pertwee, Leslie Philips and Ronnie Barker.
A sparkling collection of archive highlights from The News Quiz, which began on BBC Radio 4 in 1977 and continues to this day. Its chairmen have included Barry Norman, Barry Took, Simon Hoggart, Sandi Toksvig and Miles Jupp, and its guests have been drawn from the cream of British comedians, journalists and politicians: Alan Coren, Richard Ingrams, Ian Hislop, Peter Cook, Linda Smith, Jeremy Hardy, Clive Anderson, Jo Brand, William Hague, Boris Johnson, Edwina Currie, Matthew Parris and many more. This collection includes the following speciall... + Read More
Series: A Perfect SpyBBC Radio 4 Full-Cast DramatisationCD-AudioJohn Le Carre9781785296628$35.99FICTION May 15, 2018
A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of John le Carré’s masterpiece spy novel, featuring double agent Magnus Pym.
Series: Raffles: Series 3BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramaCD-AudioE W Hornung9781785298530$42.95FICTION Feb 27, 2018
A further series of adventures for Victorian gentleman thief Raffles (Jeremy Clyde) and his jeweller sidekick Bunny (Michael Cochrane). Duration: 3 hours 50 mins approx.
Series: Shardlake: RevelationBBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisationCD-AudioC. J. Sansom9781785298936$29.99FICTION Feb 27, 2018
A thrilling BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation based on CJ Sansom’s bestselling Tudor crime novel. In Spring 1543, as Henry VIII wooes Catherine Parr, Matthew Shardlake promises vengeance for a murdered friend. His investigations lead him close to the royal court, and to the dark prophecies of the Book of Revelation. CJ Sansom’s ’Shardlake’ series has sold over two million copies, and this atmospheric dramatisation starring BAFTA-winning actor Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries) brings his début novel to electrifying life. ... + Read More
A delightful collection of three stories by Hugh Lofting; The Story of Doctor Dolittle; Voyages of Doctor Dolittle and Doctor Dolittle’s Circus. All told by Alan Bennett.
Series: Anansi BoysCD-AudioNeil Gaiman9781785299445$29.99FICTION Mar 27, 2018
A new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization of Neil Gaiman’s bestselling 2006 novel about Fat Charlie Nancy and his spider God father and brother taking over his life, and generally doing a better job of it than him. But will Charlie be able to get his life back without entering a whole new world of pain?
A three-month run a new farce, is not to be sniffed at by a jobbing actor. Especially when there’s the distinct possibility of a West End run. Which is why Charles Paris is standing on stage, however, by the time the troupe reaches Bath a darker mood has set in and Charles’ old friend Mark has a drink problem that amounts to a death wish. But it’s not the drink that kills Mark; it’s somebody in the cast who has a secret that Mark must not be allowed to reveal…
An unabridged reading of this classic novelisation featuring the First Doctor’s original encounter with the Cybermen. The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Ben and Polly to a space tracking station in the Antarctic - and straight into trouble. A space mission is going badly wrong, and a new planet has appeared in the sky. Mondas, ancient fabled twin planet of Earth, has returned. Soon its inhabitants arrive. But while they used to be just like the humans of Earth, now they are very different. Devoid of emotions, their bodies replaced with plastic and s... + Read More
Louise Jameson reads this suspenseful novelisation of a Fourth Doctor adventure. On a desert planet the giant sandminer crawls through the howling sandstorms, harvesting the valuable minerals in the sand. Inside, the humans relax in luxury, while most of the work is done by the robots who serve them. Then the Doctor and Leela arrive - and the mysterious deaths begin. First suspects, then hunted victims, Leela and the Doctor must find the hidden killer – or join the other victims of the Robots of Death. Reader Louise Jameson played Leela in the... + Read More
An unabridged reading of this classic novelisation of Doctor Who’s special 20th Anniversary TV adventure, featuring the Doctor in each of his first five incarnations. Each one has been removed from his time-stream and - with one unfortunate exception - brought to the Death Zone on Gallifrey. There they, along with an array of their loyal former companions, encounter numerous deadly obstacles including Daleks, Cybermen, Yeti, the Master and a fiendish set of puzzles. Who is the ultimate enemy they must all unite to defeat? Based on Terrance Dic... + Read More
Freema Agyeman, Debbie Chazen, Bernard Cribbins, Georgia Moffett, Russell Tovey and David Troughton are the readers of these nine original novels featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha, as played on TV by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman. The stories are Wishing Well by Trevor Baxendale; The Many Hands by Dale Smith; Martha in the Mirror by Justin Richards; Snowglobe 7 by Mike Tucker; Ghosts of India by Mark Morris; The Doctor Trap by Simon Guerrier; Shining Darkness by Mark Michalowski; Beautiful Chaos by Gary Russell; and The Eyeless by Lance... + Read More
Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India’s independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepa... + Read More
Series: Living With The GodsThe BBC Radio 4 SeriesCD-AudioNeil MacGregor9781785296581$57.95RELIGION Apr 24, 2018
A major new series from BBC Radio 4 in partnership with the British Museum. Duration: 6 hours approx.
Staring Anne-Marie Duff and Matthew Needham, Tennessee Williams’ seminal drama tells the story of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski.
An unabridged reading of this exciting novelisation of a First Doctor television adventure. It is ten million years in the future, and the Earth is about to plunge into the Sun. A gigantic Space Ark has been launched, to take the last of humanity to a new life on the planet Refusis II. Accompanying the humans on their journey are the Monoids, strange reptilian creatures from an alien world. When the TARDIS materialises on board, the Doctor and his friends are greeted with suspicion, which soon turns to open hostility when Dodo inadvertently in... + Read More
A brand new original story featuring the Fourth Doctor and his companion Mrs Wibbsey, set after the events of Hornets’ Nest, Demon Quest and Serprent Crest. Duration: 1 hour 10 mins approx.
Series: A Suitable BoyCD-AudioVikram Seth9781785299605$47.95FICTION May 15, 2018
A Suitable Boy’ is Vikram Seth’s epic love story set in India. Funny and tragic, with engaging, brilliantly observed characters, it is as close as you can get to Dickens for the twentieth century. The story unfolds through four middle class families - the Mehras, Kappoors, Khans and Chatterjis. Lata Mehra, a university student, is under pressure from her mother to get married. But not to just anyone she happens to fall in love with. There are standards to be met and finding a husband for Lata becomes a family affair in which all the members a... + Read More
Series: Fear on 4CD-AudioJCW Brooke9781785298714$53.95FICTION Nov 27, 2018
An unsettling collection of full-cast dramas and dramatisations from the long-running Radio 4 horror series. Introduced by the sinister Man in Black, voiced by Edward de Souza, these terrible tales will make your flesh crawl and send a shiver down your spine. With adaptations of stories by John Wyndham, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Bram Stoker among others, the casts include Imelda Staunton, Bernard Cribbins, Anna Massey, Thora Hird and Sean Barrett.
Simon Jones stars as Arthur Dent in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of And Another Thing…, the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker’s Guide ’trilogy’. Arthur Dent and friends return in this latest outing for the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, adapted and produced for radio by Dirk Maggs. Starring Simon Jones as Arthur, with Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sandra Dickinson as Trillian and Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch, with guest stars including Ed Byrne and Lenny Henry, the series is adapted fr... + Read More
Six more episodes of BBC Radio 4’s multi-award-winning sketch show, written by and starring John Finnemore. ‘The best sketch show in years, on television or radio’ Radio Times. John Finnemore, writer and star of Cabin Pressure and John Finnemore’s Double Acts, returns for a seventh series of his hugely acclaimed Souvenir Programme, which won him Radio Broadcaster of the Year at the 2016 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. Expect sketches! Expect songs! They’re what made up the previous series, so it seems a pretty safe bet that that’s what will... + Read More
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