Benedict Cumberbatch reads Ian Kelly’s biography of one of the most beguiling and controversial individuals of any age. In this fascinating biography of the notorious libertine, Ian Kelly draws on documents by Casanova, his friends and his lovers (male and female) in order to bring fresh insights to the man’s life and world. The sights and smells of Eighteenth Century Europe are brought keenly to life, as are the colourful incidents of Casanova’s life. As the young cleric he embarked upon a scandalous affair with a married woman, fleeing eventu... + Read More
Described by ‘The Daily Telegraph’ as ’the wizard of the talking book’, Martin Jarvis has made the voices of William and his gang of Outlaws his own in these marvellous readings. Roar with laughter as the loveable rogue, hampered by the loathsome Violet Elizabeth Bott, wreaks havoc in this ever-popular series of stories. The stories on this volume are ‘William Goes Shopping’; ‘Violet Elizabeth Runs Away’; ‘William and the Real Laurence’; ‘The Outlaws and the Hidden Treasure’; ‘William and the Fairy Daffodil’; ‘The Best Laid Plans’; ‘Mrs Bot... + Read More
One of the nation’s most popular presenters examines forty marvels of the natural world from his extraordinary and pioneering experiences. Life Stories: What was Sir David’s first pet? Which animal would he most like to be? What creature lays ’the biggest egg in the world’? How do you communicate with an ancient nomadic community in Fiji? And what did Sir David do when confronted by a ten-foot-long reptile? His enthusiasm is as infectious as ever, and conveys a unique fascination on topics as diverse as the Sloth, Monstrous Flowers, the Plat... + Read More
A full-cast radio drama from the 1940s starring Douglas Kelly as Dick Barton. Originally produced for Australian radio, Dick Barton and the Firefly Adventure tells of the arrival in Britain of the American master-criminal Ferraro. Operating a violent protection racket, Ferraro extorts money from property owners across the capital. Those who ignore Ferraro’s threats see their homes and businesses destroyed. Ferraro’s many arson attacks soon earn him a nickname: the Firefly. Can Dick Barton intervene? Special additional bonus features for this re... + Read More
Doctor Who is strangely concerned about Professor Horner’s plan to cut open an ancient barrow near the peaceful English village of Devil’s End; equally worried is Miss Hawthorne, the local white witch, who foretells a terrible disaster if he goes ahead. Determined that the Professor should is Mr Magister, the new vicar (in truth the Master) whose secret ceremonies are designed to conjure up from out of the barrow a horribly powerful being from a far-off planet… The Brigadier and Jo Grant assist Doctor Who in this exciting confrontation with ... + Read More
Series: Paradise LostA BBC Radio 4 dramatisationCD-AudioJohn Milton9781473531185$35.99FICTION Jun 26, 2018
Adapted by the poet Michael Symmons Roberts, this brand new BBC Radio 4 production of Paradise Lost is a dramatized re-telling of John Milton’s epic poem about the fall of Man.
Series: Tweet of the DayA Year of British BirdsCD-AudioBill Oddie9781785293337$53.95HISTORY Sep 11, 2018
The complete first series of Tweet of the Day, with introductions by Sir David Attenborough, Chris Packham, Kate Humble and many others. First heard every weekday morning at 5.58am on BBC Radio 4, Tweet of the Day captured the imagination of early risers and bird lovers, proving so popular that it was named Radio Programme of the Year 2014. Each episode begins with a bird call or song, followed by fascinating ornithological detail about its owner. This collection contains every edition from the first series, British Birds. The songs of over 1... + Read More
An unabridged reading of this exciting novelisation of a classic adventure for the Fifth Doctor. To avoid the fatal impact of a head-on collision in space, the TARDIS materialises on board an alien spacecraft. Currently in orbit around Earth, the space liner seems eerily deserted. Meanwhile, on Earth, schoolboy Turlough has an encounter with a mysterious stranger — the Black Guardian. He is determined to wreak revenge upon the Doctor, and Turlough will be his executor…
Four episodes of the legendary BBC radio comedy starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. The episodes included in this volume are Foiled by President Fred (Series 6 Episode 7), Personal Narrative (Series 7 Programme 8), Round the World in Eighty Days (Series 7 Programme 21) and The Missing Boa Constrictor (Series 7 Programme 25).
Series: ElsinoreA BBC Radio 4 DramaCD-AudioSebastian Baczkiewicz9781787530379$42.95PERFORMING ARTS Jun 26, 2018
How did Claudius become the man he is in Shakespeare’s Hamlet? What were the real reasons behind the murder of his brother? Was Gertrude in on the plan? How does he really feel about his nephew? These questions will all be answered in this drama spiced with ghosts, pirates, magic and political skulduggery. Claudius is one of the most interesting characters in the Shakespearean canon. In Hamlet he is a murderer, and yet a more than capable ruler. More enigmatically, he either marries Gertrude because it gives him access to the throne or because ... + Read More
The crew of HMS Troutbridge return in these four classic episodes of the long-running comedy series, reviewed by The Times as doing ‘everything with such charm…’ Starring John Pertwee, Leslie Philips and Ronnie Barker.
Series: Only Fools and HorsesEight Classic BBC TV EpisodesCD-AudioJohn Sullivan9781785299667$56.95FICTION Aug 28, 2018
Sixteen TV episodes of the award winning TV show collected together for the first time starring David Jason as ambitious market trader Del Boy Trotter, and Nicholas Lyndhurst as his younger brother Rodney Trotter.For 15 years, the brothers of ’Trotters Independant Traders PLC’ have entertained us both with Del’s extreme optimism and scams and, quite simply, Rodney’s reactions upon hearing those scams. Now sixteen classic episodes from one of the funniest comedy programmes of all time are brought together in audio. So don’t be a plonker, do your... + Read More
Series: The Pallisers12 BBC Radio 4 full cast dramatisationsCD-AudioAnthony Trollope9781787530973$68.95FICTION Jul 24, 2018
Political and romantic intrigue from Anthony Trollope, the creator of The Barchester Chronicles. Based on the six Palliser novels by Anthony Trollope, this collection of stories features wealthy aristocrat and politician Plantagenet Palliser and his wife, Lady Glencora, as they navigate the twists and turns of British politics. Starring David Troughton, Ben Miles, Sophie Thompson, Anastasia Hille, Adrian Lukis, Frances Jeater, Mark Bazeley, Bertie Carvel and Chris Moran.
A second wonderful collection of Just William stories, selected and read by Martin Jarvis Richmal Crompton’s stories featuring irrepressible schoolboy William Brown have been firm favourites with both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster – for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry (the Outlaws) and the angelic thorn-in-his-side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, i... + Read More
Series: Wuthering HeightsA full-cast BBC radio dramatisationCD-AudioEmily Bronte9781785299520$29.99FICTION Sep 25, 2018
A stunning dramatisation of Emily Bronte’s classic, adapted by bestselling author Rachel Joyce and broadcast to mark the 200th anniversary of Emily Bronte’s birth.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute Horace Rumpole in this collection of cracking cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole. Rumpole and the Old Boy Net: With the help of his new pupil, Miss Phillida Trant, Rumpole must defend Mr Napier Lee, who is charged with blackmail. But the alleged victim of the blackmail went to public school with Mr Lee, and so Mr Lee won’t sneak on his old school chum… Rumpole and the Sleeping Partners: After a legal ball in the Savoy Hotel, Rumpole and Hilda argue about Ru... + Read More
Series: RebeccaA BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisationCD-AudioDaphne du Maurier9781787530843$29.99FICTION Jan 02, 2080
A BBC full cast dramatisation of this enduring classic, starring Christopher Cazenove and Janet Maw. Arriving at Manderley, the young Mrs de Winter finds the beautiful house and its occupants haunted by memories of Rebecca, her new husband’s first wife.
Nine more episodes from the fourth series of the popular radio comedy, plus bonus programme Forty Laughing Years Full of whimsical witticisms, sketches, songs, puns and double entendres, Beyond Our Ken entertained the nation over seven series and 123 episodes. Published for the first time on audio, the nine episodes in this volume were initially broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1960-61. In these evergreen shows, Kenneth Horne’s escapades include trying to get his windows cleaned, recounting the story of Raffles, being offered the freed... + Read More
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