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BBC Radio Shows
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American novelist, essayist, and short story writer. He is best known for his novels depicting the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age - a term he popularized. During his lifetime, he published four novels and 164 short stories. Although he achieved temporary popular success and fortune in the 1920s, Fitzgerald only received critical acclaim after his death and is now widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. This...
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A collection of BBC Radio full cast dramas, spanning the period from the first World War to the present, and which explore the hardship, trials and costs resulting from human conflict. The Ice Cream War 1914: as millions prepare for slaughter on the Western Front, a ridiculous array of British and German colonists in East Africa try to emulate their European counterparts and begin to choose sides. Ench Von Bishop .... Nickolas Grace Temple Smith .... William Hootkins Felix Cobb .... Gerard...
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A collection of acclaimed BBC Radio retellings of Greek and Roman myths. Powerful, uncompromising re-imaginings of classic tales from Roman and Greek history, hailed as masterpieces when they first aired. Told in contemporary speech, they revitalise the ancient myths, making them fresh, relevant and accessible to a modern-day audience.  King Priam and His Sons A second son is about to be born to the Trojan king Priam and his wife Hekabe. But the gods foretell only dissension and disaster if...
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BBC Radio Shows
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Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun star in 26 hard-hitting crime dramas, each set in a police interrogation room. Idiosyncratic detective duo Max Matthews and Sean Armitage are from different generations and different worlds, but together they make a remarkable team. In this powerful, unconventional police procedural, we join the detective duo in the interview room as they practise their unique style of interrogation in a bid to extract a confession.  Each of the 26 dramas focus on a different...
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Topics: Radio, Drama, Drama
BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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Writer and director David Hare is one of England's leading political dramatists, celebrated for his many award-winning plays analysing the morality of contemporary Britain. This collection comprises BBC Radio dramatisations of some of his most acclaimed pieces. It opens with his two acknowledged masterpieces: Plenty and Amy's View. These mesmerising dramas, both spanning several decades, present vivid portraits of strong women diminished by circumstance, metaphorically evoking the changing...
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BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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The bestselling book The Premonitions Bureau by The New Yorker journalist and author Sam Knight, accounts the true reported premonitions of disasters in 1960s Britain. The story follows the real life establishment of a Premonitions Bureau by Dr John Barker in the 1960s to scientifically record and investigate the claims of those who believed they had the power of foresight and could predict an impending disaster. From coal mining disasters, to the largest train and plane accidents ever recorded...
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by BBC Radio 4
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A thriller set in 10th-century Japan.  Lady Shonagon is an imperial courtesan, living at the court of the Japanese Emperor in the 10th century. When a series of disturbing thefts within the palace walls throws the court into confusion and unrest, Shonagon is appointed guide and assistant to Lieutenant Yukinari as he investigates.  Together, Shonagon and Yukinari must solve the mysteries and escalating crimes that plague the Japanese court, and their romance blossoms in the tightly enclosed...
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by BBC Radio 4
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John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme is a sketch comedy series broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Finnemore is the sole writer and performs with Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan.  The first series was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011, and further series have followed annually.  The series contains sketches and character monologues, with only one major recurring character, a storyteller who narrates a tall tale in the last five minutes of most programmes, and who also...
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Topics: Radio, Comedy
BBC Radio Shows
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Widely regarded as a broadcasting landmark, this thrilling dramatization by Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell boasts a truly outstanding cast, including Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens, and John Le Mesurier. Tolkien's tale relates the perilous attempt by Frodo Baggins and company to defeat the evil Sauron and dispose of the Ruling Ring. Brian Sibley, one of the original dramatists, wrote the opening and closing narration for the character of Frodo, played by Ian Holm, who now stars...
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Topics: The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien, Tolkien, BBC Radio, Radio Drama, Fantasy, Soundtrack
BBC Radio Shows
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http://radioarchive.cx as of Mon  2 Oct 16:23:19 CEST 2017
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Topics: radioarchive, radioarchive.cx, ohhdemgirls, radio, bbc
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BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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John Moffat stars as the great Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in fifteen BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations. Including: Evil Under the Sun: On holiday in Devon, Poirot becomes embroiled in the murder of a glamorous American starlet. Sad Cypress: A poison pen letter begins a chain of events which is to end in tragedy. Murder in Mesopotamia: When death occurs at an archaeological site in the Iraqi desert, Poirot is on hand to dig for clues. Lord Edgware Dies: Lord Edgware is found brutally...
Topics: Radio, Mystery, Drama
BBC Radio Shows
by Douglas Adams
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The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent. BBC Episode Guide https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03v379k/episodes/guide
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Topics: The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, HHGTTG, Douglas Adams
BBC Radio Shows
by John Finnemore
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Cabin Pressure Series 2 2009 The return of the hit sitcom starring Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam about a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult... Written by John Finnemore. Helsinki: Episode 1 of 6 Carolyn and her sister haven't spoken for fifteen years. Which is why Arthur has invited her to a party on board, together with 500 Euros-worth of smuggled orchids... Gdansk: Episode 2 of 6 When MJN Air is chartered to ferry an...
Topics: Comedy, Radio, English
BBC Radio Shows
by John Finnemore
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Cabin Pressure Series 3 2013 Cabin Pressure is a sitcom about the wing and a prayer world of a tiny, one plane, charter airline; staffed by two pilots: one on his way down, and one who was never up to start with. Whether they're flying squaddies to Hamburg, metal sheets to Mozambique, or an oil exec's cat to Abu Dhabi, no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult... Qikiqtarjuaq : Episode 1 of 6 Hooray hooray, it's Burling Day once more, where the crew traditionally swap their...
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Topics: Comedy, Radio, English
BBC Radio Shows
by John Finnemore
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Cabin Pressure Series 1 2008 Sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small and many jobs are too difficult. Abu Dhabi: Episode 1 of 6 The town of Bristol, a cat and a thermostat combine to present Martin with a career-breaking crisis. Boston: Episode 2 of 6 A routine flight is disrupted by a routine fire, a routine lawsuit and a routine corpse. Cremona: Episode 3 of 6 Arthur is struck dumb when a film star joins the flight, and Douglas has to disguise 30 knights...
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Topics: Comedy, Radio, English
BBC Radio Shows
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Tolkien's far reaching tale of middle earth.
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Topics: 1981, Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, BBC
BBC Radio Shows
by Charles Chilton, Julian Simpson
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BBC Radio science fiction drama serial written by Charles Chilton, first broadcast in 1958 as the series Operation Luna , followed by sequels from the same author including two series of Space Force , plus a sequel by Julian Simpson. Our square-jawed heroes confront the dangers of deep space and boldly charge towards another cliffhanger ending, courageously ignoring the mortal danger, and sometimes overlooking the laws of physics. 72 episodes plus 2 episodes of an interview with Charles Chilton.
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Topics: Radio, drama, science fiction, sci-fi, Journey Into Space, Space Force
BBC Radio Shows
by James Cary
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BBC Radio 4 sitcom  set among the code breakers of Bletchley Park  in 1941, written by James Cary who appears in it with Olivia Colman, Tom Goodman-Hill, Robert Bathurst, Fergus Craig, Alex McQueen and Lil Roughley. Broadcast in 18 episodes from 2007 to 2009.
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Topics: comedy, sitcom, Hut 33, Bletchley Park, war, wartime, military, codes, code breaking, code breakers
BBC Radio Shows
by John Finnemore
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Cabin Pressure Series 4 2013 Cabin Pressure is a sitcom about the wing and a prayer world of a tiny, one plane, charter airline; staffed by two pilots: one on his way down, and one who was never up to start with. Whether they're flying squaddies to Hamburg, metal sheets to Mozambique, or an oil exec's cat to Abu Dhabi, no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult... Timbuktu: Episode 1 of 6 Hooray hooray, it's Birling Day once more, where the crew traditionally swap their dignity...
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Topics: Comedy, Radio, English
BBC Radio Shows
by Christopher Douglas & Andrew Nickolds
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Living a precarious existence with his loyal companion Elgar (his cat), Ed relies on any snippets of work that his agent Ping sends his way, along with the odd 4p library lending fee from his only successful novel “Who Would Fardels Bear” and the repeat fees from his infamous episode of Tenko. Consistently taunted and verbally abused by his one-time collaborator, Jaz Milvain, and the elderly members of his ex-writing class who now run the local charity shop, Ed battles on in pursuit of his...
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Topic: BBC R4 Comedy
BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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Herbert George Wells was an English writer. Prolific in many genres, he wrote more than fifty novels and dozens of short stories. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and has been called the "father of science fiction”. In addition to his fame as a writer, he was prominent in his lifetime as a forward-looking, even prophetic social critic who devoted his literary talents to the development of a progressive vision on a global scale. A futurist, he wrote a number of...
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BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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The Complete Smiley 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. Call For the Dead A disenchanted Smiley is engaged in the routine job of security...
Topics: Radio, Drama, Espionage
BBC Radio Shows
by BBC
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The best quality Navy Lark recordings - any with excessive background noise aren't included.
Topics: bbc, radio, comedy, navy, vintage
BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 3
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A collection of speculative fiction dramas from BBC Radio 3. Life is a Radio in the Dark When Davey Maskelyne embarks upon sonic therapy to restore his memory so that he can help solve a crime, the treatment leads to a reckoning with a past he never believed he could recover. The play wittily tangles with questions of loss and memory. What is a person without a past? Might we be better living in the moment? And how does sound give us a more profound experience of that past? Davey Maskelyne...
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Six full cast radio thrillers featuring Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover, Scotland Yard's most unwanted man. He's a cantankerous, dishevelled glutton, who’s sent out of London to help other police forces solve local crimes along with his long-suffering 'gofer', Sergeant Charlie MacGregor. Despite his objectionable demeanour Dover has an uncanny knack of solving crimes.  In these radio dramas, set in the 1960s and '70s, he and his long-suffering sergeant, McGregor, investigate sinister cases of...
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BBC Radio Shows
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A collection of the BBC’s radio dramatisations of Ngaio Marsh’s most famous sleuth: Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn.   A Man Lay Dead When a murder takes place at a country house party, it poses another baffling case for the glamorous Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn. CDI Alleyn ...... Jeremy Clyde Nigel Bathgate ...... Nick Waring Angela North ...... Molly Gaisford Sir Hubert Hansley ...... Donald Sinden Arthur Wilde ...... John Moffatt Marjorie Wilde ...... Dorothy Tutin Rosamund Grant...
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BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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All six series of Christopher Lee's enthralling parliamentary drama, plus a Christmas Special. Suave, unflappable and ambitious, veteran politician Charles Bannister knows his way around the corridors of power. As chief whip, he's adept at keeping MPs in line and squashing potential scandals—aided by his brother-in-law, MI6 Agent Henry Colvil, who whispers useful titbits of information in his ear. His position seems invincible—but nothing is forever, and when the tides of politics turn,...
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BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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P. D. James BBC Radio Drama Collection Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of P. D. James’ acclaimed mysteries. This collection includes: Cover Her Face P. D. James’ debut novel, introducing her famous detective Adam Dalgliesh. Starring Robin Ellis as Dalgliesh. A Taste for Death Dalgliesh investigates when two bodies are found murdered a London church. Starring Richard Derrington as Dalgliesh. Devices and Desires Dalgliesh hunts a serial killer in desolate Norfolk. Starring Robin...
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BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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All nine of the BBC’s Rebus radio dramas, starring Ron Donachie as Rebus (apart from Let It Bleed starring Alexander Morton). The dramas are based upon the Rebus books, a series of detective novels by the Scottish author Sir Ian Rankin. The novels, centred on Detective Inspector John Rebus, are mostly based in and around Edinburgh. Strip Jack A police raid on an Edinburgh brothel captures (seemingly by accident) popular young local MP Gregor Jack. When Jack's fiery wife Elizabeth disappears,...
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BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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Five BBC Radio 4 full-cast crime dramas featuring DI Charlie Resnick. Jazz-loving Policeman Charlie Resnick is one of the most popular characters in contemporary crime fiction. This thrilling collection brings together three dramatisations and two original radio stories starring the Nottingham-based detective, all scripted by his creator, award-winning author John Harvey. Wasted Years It's 1992, and two incidents of violent robbery force Detective Inspector Resnick to relive painful memories of...
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BBC Radio Shows
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Complete BBC Radio 4 series Old Harry's Game
Topics: radio, comedy, bbc, andy hamilton
BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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Five full-cast BBC Radio thrillers from renowned crime writer R.D. Wingfield. Author and dramatist R.D. Wingfield was best known for creating one of Britain's most beloved fictional policemen, Inspector Jack Frost, who featured in 10 bestselling books and a hit ITV series starring David Jason. This collection includes the radio precursor to the novels and TV show, A Touch of Frost, plus four more gripping dramas. A Touch of Frost DI Frost is tough, rough and rude. He does things his way—and...
Topics: Radio, Drama
BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these classic BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' Golden Age crime novels. Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in a number of novels and short stories by Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations – first broadcast on BBC radio between 1979 and 2010 – are cherished by crime aficionados worldwide. Whose Body?  The tale that first introduced Lord Peter to the world, and sees him investigating the case of a corpse in a...
Topics: Radio, Drama
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by BBC Radio 4
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All four radio series of Robert Barr’s gripping London-based police drama. Originally broadcast as Detective: Stories of Crime and Detection in London, this BBC radio drama ran for four series between 1980 and 1985. Written by the award-winning creator of Z Cars and Softly Softly, Robert Barr, it comprised 39 thrilling stories set in London’s criminal underworld, all of which are collected here.  DS Dave Brook is a long-serving, ducking-and-diving police officer who takes armed robberies...
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Topic: Radio, Drama
BBC Radio Shows
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A BBC Radio anthology of George Orwell's finest novels and memoirs, plus four biographical dramas. Visionary author and journalist George Orwell was the man behind two of the best loved and most influential novels of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm. This collection celebrating his life and work features dramatisations of both these classic books, along with other works including Down and Out in Paris and London, Homage to Catalonia, Coming Up For Air and Keep the...
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BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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Marcus Didius Falco is a laid-back ‘informer’ who investigates crimes and often acts as a reluctant imperial agent in ancient Rome during the reign of Emperor Vespasian around 69AD. Collected here are full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of the first five Falco novels by Lindsey Davis, starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco. The Silver Pigs : One fine day, AD 70, Sosia Camillina quite literally runs into Marcus Didius Falco on the steps of the Forum. It seems Sosia is on the run from...
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BBC Radio Shows
by Kim Fuller
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The Castle Radio sitcom set in a medieval castle with some remarkably modern trappings. Stars James Fleet and Neil Dudgeon https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00g64vk/episodes/guide Series 1 Sir William De Warenne moves into the castle next door and discovers the lovely Anne. Anne discovers gorgeous peasant Sam. Charlotte discovers that she is supposed to stay out of the way. An unexpected lion and the world's first satellite dish spell trouble for Anne's hoped-for romance with Sam Tree. Sir...
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Topic: BBC R4 Comedy
BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio
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Inspired by Holinshed's Chronicles, this epic BBC Radio series of full cast dramas about the Plantagenet dynasty tells the story of the birth of a new Europe after the dark ages. The issues of control, freedom, belief and the temptations of power were new to an age which had no template for domination on this scale.  Series 1: Henry II: What is a Man? The first of the House of Anjou to be king of England, Henry II's long reign is beset by conflict with his sons.  Richard I: Lionheart Prince...
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BBC Radio Shows
by The Sunday Format
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The Sunday Format Comedy series spoofing Sunday newspapers Cast  Chris Langham Rebecca Front Ewan Bailey Simon Greenall Emma Kennedy Tracy-Ann Oberman
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Topic: The Sunday Format
BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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The popular radio drama set in a Manchester legal practice, starring David Schofield. Frank Twist and Sarah Gold lead a maverick team of freelance paralegals operating in the mean(ish) streets of Manchester. Their agency operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, dispatching legal representatives to set free burglars, muggers and even some innocent people who find themselves on the wrong side of a cell door. Frank and Sarah have a history, and a child, but now their relationship is purely...
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BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these classic BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' Golden Age crime novels. Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in a number of novels and short stories by Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations – first broadcast on BBC radio between 1979 and 2010 – are cherished by crime aficionados worldwide. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club Lord Peter Wimsey investigates the puzzling death of rich, retired General Fentiman who's...
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BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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With his cape, canes and shovel hat, portly amateur sleuth Dr Gideon Fell cuts an eccentric figure - but his odd appearance belies his sharp intellect and astonishing faculty for deduction. Created by crime novelist John Dickson Carr and supposedly based on fellow author G. K. Chesterton, Dr Fell appeared in 23 novels between 1933 and 1967. This radio collection comprises all eight of the BBC adaptations based on Carr's best-selling books. The Hollow Man - Dr Gideon Fell becomes embroiled in an...
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Topics: Radio, Drama
BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio
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Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, is a peaceful sort who lives in a cozy hole in the Shire, a place where adventures are uncommon—and rather unwanted. So when the wizard Gandalf whisks him away on a treasure-hunting expedition with a troop of rowdy dwarves, he’s not entirely thrilled. J. R. R. Tolkien’s timeless and beloved tale, The Hobbit , is presented here in a stunning dramatization that resounds with all the excitement of a theater performance—and all the charm of a vintage radio show....
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Topics: The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien, Tolkien, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Drama, Fantasy, Soundtrack
BBC Radio Shows
by Ben Cottam & Paul McKenna
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Plum House Every year thousands of tourists flock to the Lake District. But one place they never go to is Plum House - the former country house of minor 18th century poet George Pudding. Now a crumbling museum, it struggles to stay open under its eccentric curator, Peter Knight.  Eager young museum administrator Tom Collyer arrives determined to turn the place round, but finds the incompetent staff very resistant to the C-Word - change. A new comedy written by Ben Cottam and Paul McKenna....
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Topic: BBC R4 Comedy
BBC Radio Shows
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Down the Line is a British radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4, which satirises popular radio phone-in shows. The show, hosted by "Gary Bellamy" (Rhys Thomas), is semi-improvised and is written and performed in a style of heightened realism.
Topics: bbc, bbc radio, bbc radio 4, radio 4, comedy, mockumentary, british
BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these classic BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' Golden Age crime novels. Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in a number of novels and short stories by Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations – first broadcast on BBC radio between 1979 and 2010 – are cherished by crime aficionados worldwide. Murder Must Advertise When copywriter Victor Dean falls to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, no one seems to...
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BBC Radio Shows
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In this radical reinterpretation of Arnold Bennett’s classic novels set in the Staffordshire potteries, it’s the 19th Century, and the Industrial Revolution is at full throttle. Only the ruthless thrive in this uncompromising world – and Ephraim Tellwright, and Darius Clayhanger, are both determined to succeed. From humble beginnings, these two self-made men have risen to become wealthy and powerful. Now, they hold the fate of the Five Towns in their hands, passing judgement on those who...
Topics: Radio, Drama
BBC Radio Shows
by Raymond Chandler, BBC Radio 4
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The complete collection of landmark BBC Radio dramas of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe mysteries. Philip Marlowe is the archetypal noir detective: wisecracking and world-weary, hardboiled yet honourable. This volume includes all eight dramatisations of Raymond Chandler's groundbreaking crime novels featuring his iconic hero. The Big Sleep   Marlowe is consulted by a wealthy family man with two big problems: his children. Farewell My Lovely   Marlowe's search for an ex-con's ex-girlfriend...
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BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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Sir Terence Rattigan was one of Britain's greatest playwrights, renowned for his well-crafted dramas of upper-class manners and repressed sexuality. He was hugely popular throughout the 1940s and early 50s, and had the rare distinction of having plays running in three West End theatres simultaneously. Having fallen out of fashion in the Sixties, his work is now enjoying a revival. Included in this collection are some of his most esteemed plays, as broadcast on BBC Radio. The Winslow Boy...
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BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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A series of BBC Radio short stories, comprising of classic and period dramas featuring four female sleuths to rival Sherlock Holmes himself. The Redhill Sisterhood   by Catherine Louisa Pirkis Autumn,1897. Victorian undercover agent Loveday Brooke investigates some suspicious nuns who appear to have forsaken their vows – and turned to burglary. Stars Gayanne Potter as Loveday Brooke, Paul Young as Inspector Gunning, Neil McKinven as Sergeant Blaine, Noreen Leighton as Sister Monica and Lucy...
Topics: Radio, Drama
BBC Radio Shows
by Graham Duff
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BBC Radio 4 science fiction spoof by Graham Duff broadcast in 18 episodes from 2005 to 2008, set on a post-apocalypse Earth where Professor Nebulous (Mark Gatiss) and his crew of misfits save the planet from highly unlikely catastrophes without adequate resources or funding or common sense.
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Topics: Nebulous, radio comedy, spoof, science fiction, sic-fi, sitcom
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Glenda Jackson stars in this award-winning BBC Radio series, inspired by literature's greatest ever whistleblower, Émile Zola, and his epic saga of the Rougon-Macquart family. First published between 1870 and 1893, Émile Zola’s 20-book cycle chronicling four generations of the Rougon-Macquarts, was a shocking exposé of the decadence, degradation, and moral decay of 19th-century France. It included some of his greatest novels, among them his masterpiece, Germinal. These innovative,...
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BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 2
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Topics: Russell Brand, Matt Morgan
BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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An all-star cast attend a mysterious private club in this hilarious parody of classic horror tales. Membership of the exclusive Mausoleum Club isn't for the faint of heart. The Honorable Clarence Green wants in, but to join he must first hear the spine-chilling stories of the existing members, before enthralling them with one of his own. But are their stories fact or fiction? And will Green still want to join after hearing the horrors they have to tell? A brilliantly unexpected and macabre...
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BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Audio
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Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in eleven novels and a number of short stories by Dorothy L Sayers, between 1923 and 1942. A dilettante who solves mysteries for his own amusement, Wimsey is an archetype for the British gentleman detective. He is often assisted by his valet and former batman, Mervyn Bunter; by his good friend and later brother-in-law, police detective Charles Parker; and finally by Harriet Vane, who becomes his wife. Jill Paton Walsh, was an English novelist, best...
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by John Finnemore
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Cabin Pressure Series 5 2014 With the show titles running alphabetically from the first ever episode - "Abu Dhabi" through to this double finale "Zurich" - the cast and crew of MJN Air discover that whether it's choosing an ice-cream flavour, putting a princess in a van or remembering your grandmother's name, no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. One of the most popular radio sitcoms of the past ten years bows out with a special double episode. As...
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by BBC Radio 4
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Robert Beatty stars as the hard-nosed Irish-American PI in these two vintage crime serials. Lester Powell's Chandleresque detective Philip Odell was a huge hit on the BBC Light Programme between 1947 and 1961, thrilling audiences with his crime-solving adventures in post-war London. Such was the popularity of the eponymous radio detective that the series spawned novels and a 1951 feature film. This collection brings together the only two surviving radio serials featuring the tough-guy...
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BBC Radio Shows
by Neil Gaiman
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Audio Quality:   171kbps Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman ‘And the game begins anew…’ We meet the trickster god Loki and his astonishing children – the giant wolf Fenrir, Jormungundr the snake that encircles the world, and Hel, the little girl who grows up to be Queen of the dead. We meet Odin the all-father, who sacrificed his eye to see the future, and Freya the understandably angry, most beautiful of the gods and always being gambled for by unwanted suitors. And the stories take us to...
Topics: Norse Mythology, Loki, Odin, Ragnarok, Derek Jacobi, BBC Radio
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by BBC Radio 4
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Full cast dramatisation of Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo's 10-book series featuring detective Martin Beck and his colleagues in the National Police Homicide Department in Stockholm in the 1960s and 70s. The Martin Beck books are widely acknowledged as some of the most influential detective novels ever written. Written by Swedish husband and wife team Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö between 1965-1975, the ten-book series set a gold standard for all subsequent Scandanavian crime fiction. Long before...
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Various radio episodes of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue from 1999-2004 with extra special programmes including " Humph Biography " and " Humphrey Lyttleton Tribute " which remembered the chairman of the programme after his death. " Humph In Wonderland " was a Christmas special. " i'm sorry i haven't a desert island " was a special where celebrity fans talked about the programme. Guests in the 99-04 recordings include Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Hardy...
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by BBC Radio 4
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BBC Radio dramatisations and readings of five of Josephine Tey’s classic mystery novels. Scottish novelist and playwright Josephine Tey was one of the greatest Golden-Age crime writers and the author of eight mysteries, including six featuring Scotland Yard inspector Alan Grant. The most famous of these, The Daughter of Time, was acclaimed the greatest crime novel of all time by the Crime Writers’ Association.  A full-cast BBC Radio dramatisation of this iconic story is included here,...
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BBC Radio Shows
by Francis Durbridge
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Audio File Quality: 64kbps Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery - Francis Durbridge Paul and Steve are returning from New York on board a luxury liner when they meet an amnesiac millionaire. 2008 revival with Crawford Logan. New production of an adventure by Francis Durbridge, first broadcast in 1949. CAST Paul Temple ...... Crawford Logan Steve ...... Gerda Stevenson Sir Graham Forbes ...... Gareth Thomas Stella Portland ...... Emma Currie George Kelly ...... Robin Laing Inspector Vosper .........
Topics: Francis Durbridge, Paul Temple, Crime, Murder Mystery, Whodunit, BBC Radio
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by BBC Radio 4
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Heresy is a comedy talk show on BBC Radio 4, created and originally hosted by David Baddiel, later hosted by Victoria Coren. In the show, the presenter and a panel of guests commit "heresy" by challenging people's most deeply received opinions on a subject, in front of a studio audience. In the fifth series, Baddiel handed over the host's chair to Coren, although he has since occasionally appeared on the show as a guest. The latest, 12th series began broadcast in Spring 2022.
Topics: Radio, Comedy
BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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Evelyn Waugh is one of the pre-eminent English novelists of the 20th Century. This collection comprises six of his finest works, dramatised by award-winning writer Jeremy Front.   Decline and Fall Paul Pennyfeather, an earnest, scholarly Oxford student, knows nothing of 1920's high-life - until one night he encounters The Bollinger Club. This darkly comic romp set in the early Jazz Age stars Kieran Hodgson, John Sessions, Emilia Fox and Tom Hollander.   Brideshead Revisited During the Second...
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BBC Radio Shows
by Chris Morris
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"Blue Jam was an ambient radio comedy programme created and directed by Chris Morris. It aired on BBC Radio 1 in the early hours of the morning from 1997 to 1999." More information can be found on the Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Jam This are the audio recordings from the Cook'd and Bomb'd website, which can be found here: http://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/ Contains dark and absurdist themes that some people may find disturbing.
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My Word! was a radio panel game broadcast by the BBC on the Home Service (1956–67) and Radio 4 (1967–88).It was created by Edward J. Mason and Tony Shryane, and featured comic writers Denis Norden and Frank Muir. The two teams faced questions devised by Mason, primarily word games and literary quizzes covering vocabulary, etymology, snippets of poetry, and the like. When stumped by a question, the contestants could be sure of receiving generous partial credit for a humorous answer of...
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by BBC Radio 4
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Based upon C. J. Sansom’s best selling historical mystery novels set in the reign of Henry VIII in the 16th century. The series’ protagonist is the hunchbacked lawyer Matthew Shardlake, who is assisted in his adventures initially by Mark Poer and then by Jack Barak. In Dissolution and Dark Fire, Shardlake works on commission from Thomas Cromwell, then in Sovereign and Revelation from Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, and finally from Queen Catherine Parr in Heartstone. Since 2012, BBC Radio 4 has...
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Topics: Radio, Historical Drama
BBC Radio Shows
by BBC Radio 4
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Brian Cox stars as the Edinburgh detective in 50 episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series.  Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of sidekick Constable Mulholland. Siobhán Redmond costars as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Mulholland in these full-cast dramatisations. Commencing on BBC Radio 4 in 1999, McLevy continues to regularly appear in the...
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BBC Radio Shows
by John Masefield
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Audio File Quality Avg.:   ~189kbps The Midnight Folk - John Masefield Young hero Kay Harker sets out on a magical quest to find long-lost family treasure. Kay's adventures take him to many exotic and magical locations. Along the way, he rides on a magic broomstick, visits his great-grandfather inside his own portrait and after taking a swig of Invisible Potion eavesdrops on the Pouncer Seven, a tribe of witches. First published in 1927, John Masefield's book was described by The Times as one...
Topics: Magic, Fairytale, BBC Radio
BBC Radio Shows
by Francis Durbridge
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Audio File Quality Avg.: ~126kbps Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery - Francis Durbridge A perfectly ordinary pair of spectacles spells trouble for Paul Temple and his wife Steve as they set off on a trip to Egypt. With Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson, Eliza Langland, Lucy Paterson In this 2006 recreation of the 1947 vintage crime serial, Crawford Logan stars as Paul Temple and Gerda Stevenson as Steve.  Each episode includes a brief but very interesting discussion with the producer about...
Topics: Francis Durbridge, Paul Temple, Crime, Murder Mystery, Whodunit, BBC Radio
BBC Radio Shows
by BDD Audio
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BBC Radio presents Hamlet
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Topics: William Shakespeare, Hamlet
BBC Radio Shows
by 6 Music & BBC Radio 2
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BBC Radio Shows
by Francis Durbridge
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Audio: 320kbps from high quality source Paul Temple and Steve - Francis Durbridge Uploader's Note: This is a BBC revival using a technical and sylistic replica of the original - see more information below. A new production of the 1947 detective serial 'Paul Temple and Steve.' One of the great radio detectives returns refreshed and reinvigorated to the airwaves to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London. The background: April 1938 saw the...
Topics: Crime, Murder Mystery, Whodunit, Remake, Revival
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by BBC Radio 4
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Barrowbeck, an isolated village on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border in the north of England, has a reputation for strangeness. It is a place that brings out the sin in people. But despite the dark, the cold, the isolation, people have managed to live there for centuries - until the river finally got the better of them. And now the past voices of Barrowbeck want to tell their tales... An anthology of strange tales set in Barrowbeck from acclaimed British folk-horror writer Andrew Michael Hurley,...
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by Val McDermid
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A BBC Radio collection of full-cast dramatisations, radio plays and short stories by the best-selling crime writer. Award-winning 'Queen of Crime' Val McDermid has sold over 17 million books worldwide, and been translated into over 40 languages. Included here are full-cast adaptations of several of her acclaimed novels, as well as tales specially written for BBC Radio. Clean Break When a Monet is stolen from a stately home where she'd arranged the security, Manchester-based PI Kate Brannigan...
Topics: Radio, Drama