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May 24, 2022 Michael Payne
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A BBC Radio play of mystery, fantasy and passion... Austria in the 19th century. The gossips of a certain town have only one topic of conversation...Lady Faustus, who is never seen except on the longest night of the year, and the conjectures surrounding her and her origins are boundless. A certain handsome young Army officer is intrigued by this mysterious lady. However, he's about to discover that the truth about her is far stranger than any fiction... Lady Faustus ... Rula Lenska Lt. Franz...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, radio drama, Rula Lenska, James Aubrey, Carole Boyd, Mary Wimbush, BBC...
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May 24, 2022 Christopher Marlowe
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A new BBC Radio adaptation by Emma Harding (who also directed the production) of Christopher Marlowe's classic play. Dr. Faustus/Mephistopheles ... John Heffernan Wagner ... Pearl Mackie Good Angel ... Frances Tomelty Evil Angel/Wrath ... Rafferty Railton Cornelius/Emperor Charles V/Covetousness ... Tim McMullan Valdes/Beelzebub/Knight ... Simon Ludders First Scholar/Gluttony ... Gerard McDermott Second Scholar/Ralph//Pride ... Leo Wan Robin/Sloth ... Joseph Ayre Lucifer ... Shaun Mason Helen...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, classic drama, Dr. Faustus,...
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May 23, 2022 Peter Turnbull
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BBC Radio's second series about Peter Turnbull's cops of Glasgow's "P" Division. Detective Inspector Donoghue and the officers of "P" Division return in six individual stories to investigate what appear to be routine crimes but which take an unusual twist. Detective Inspector Donoghue ... Crawford Logan PC Hamilton ... Martin McCardie Detective Constable Abernathy ... Andrew Conlan Detective Constable Montgomery ... Stuart Quarrie Detective Constable King ...Liam Brennan...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, police drama, Glasgow, Scottish police,...
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May 19, 2022 Brian Freemantle
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Geoffrey M. Matthews of the novel by Brian Freemantle and sequel to CHARLIE MUFFIN . Some time ago, Charlie Muffin was one of the best operatives in British Intelligence, but when a new regime took control of the Service the scruffy-looking working-class Charlie was considered a relic by his new arrogant upper-class bosses and fellow agents, no longer of value and to be gotten rid of as soon as possible. An apparent defection by a high-ranking Soviet Intelligence...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, Saturday Night Theatre, British...
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May 17, 2022 Michael Butt
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A BBC Radio drama based on an actual historical event. In 16th Century England during the reign of Elizabeth I, a group of Catholic gentlemen stirred up by outlawed Catholic priest John Ballard conceived a plan to assassinate the Protestant Queen and supplant her with her Catholic cousin Mary Queen of Scots. The leader of this plot was young Anthony Babington, a rather vapid young aristocrat...and the last person anyone would suspect of even thinking of trying to overthrow the government. The...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, historical drama, British historical...
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May 16, 2022 Michael Butt
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A BBC Radio drama based on an actual historical event. The time is May 1593, in Elizabethan London. Four men have rented an upstairs room in a tavern to have a "meeting". Sometime later, a violent commotion is heard. Three of the four men come downstairs, one suffering from a head wound. The fourth man is still upstairs, and he is not going anywhere ... not with a dagger protruding from his eye socket! The dead man is Christopher Marlowe, a contemporary of William Shakespeare and one...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, historical drama, British historical drama, true-crime,...
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May 15, 2022 Oscar Wilde
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A reading of Oscar Wilde's classic poem. written after his release from Reading Gaol on 19 May 1897, telling of the execution of Charles Thomas Wooldridge who had been executed on 7 July 1896 for the murder of his wife Laura Ellen. Reader: Sir Ralph Richardson Broadcast on BBC Home Service 26 May 1963
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, dramatic reading, Ralph Richardson
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May 14, 2022 Craig Warner
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A BBC Radio series based on the life of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, the playwright best known as the creator of the character "Figaro" but also a watchmaker, inventor, musician, diplomat, spy, publisher, horticulturist, arms dealer, satirist, financier and revolutionary (both French and American). Beaumarchais ... Henry Goodman Beaumarchais' Father ... Stephen Thorne King Louis XV ... Ronald Pickup Madame Pompadour/Odile ... Ann Beach Henri Lepaute ... David Calder La...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio BBC Drama, BBC Comedy, BBC Radio Drama, BBC Radio Comedy, radio drama, radio comedy,...
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May 12, 2022 Chris England, Morwenna Banks, Robert Harley, Neil Mullarkey and John Irwin
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A BBC Radio series celebrating and paying tribute to (?) the classic action and "special agent" British television series that flourished during the 1960's and 1970's. For those of you not familiar with cult classic British TV series, reference the following shows: The Protectors Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) The Prisoner with Chris England Morwenna Banks Robert Harley Neil Mullarkey John Irwin and featuring Ed Devereaux Desmond Llewelyn Emma Myant Irina Brook Lee Simpson Music by...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Comedy, BBC Radio Comedy, radio comedy, cult television, cult tv, British Cult...
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May 10, 2022 George Orwell
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A recording of the first BBC Radio production of George Orwell's classic dystoptian novel, adapted for radio by Eric Ewans. Winston Smith ... Patrick Troughton Julia ... Sylvia Syms O'Brien ... John Collin Charrington ... Hector Ross Goldstein ... Cyril Shaps Parsons ... John Dearth Ampleforth ... Gordin Faith Mrs. Parsons ... Cecile Chevreau Peter Parsons ... Brian Hewlitt Jane Parsons ... Elizabeth Proud TV Announcer ... Michael McClain Gwenda ... Mary Wimbush Old Man ... Norman Wynne...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, dystopia, dystopian society, 1984, Patrick...
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May 8, 2022 Robin Brooks
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A BBC Radio broadcast of a live production of a play by Robin Brooks, based on the writings of Lytton Strachey about the stormy and often violent between relationship Queen Elizabeth and Robert Devereaux, the 2nd Earl of Essex and her court favorite., and how Strachey created a fantasy world based around the intrigues of the Tudor court into which he drew the young man for whom he himself had developed a similar passion, with the assistance of other members of his literary circle...and the...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, live performance, Tudor England, 19th...
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Apr 29, 2022 Edgar Allan Poe
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A BBC Radio adaptation of possibly Edgar Allan Poe's most famous short story of gothic horror, dramatized for radio by David Campton Roderick Usher ... Edward Petherbridge The Narrator ... Tim Piggot-Smith The Doctor ... Roger Hume Lady Madeleine ... Sara Pugsley Guitar played by John Turner Directed by Brian Miller Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 22 November 1978
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, horror, grand guignol, horror fiction,...
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Apr 28, 2022 Charles Dickens
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Berry Davies of Charles Dickens' classic picaresque novel, the one he considered his best (the public didn't agree). This ten-part serial features an all-star cast from the BBC Repertory Company of that time. Narrator ... Simon Cadell Martin Chuzzlewit ... Valentine Pelka Old Martin ... Patrick Troughton Mr. Pecksniff ... Christopher Benjamin Mary Graham ... Zelah Clarke Tom Pinch ... David Collings Jonas ... Struan Rodger Mercy ... Susie Brann Mrs. Gamp ... Patricia...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Comedy, BBC Radio Drama, BBC Radio Comedy, radio drama, radio...
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Apr 23, 2022 Peter Luke
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A BBC Radio historical drama in two parts about the career of Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington. Part One follows Sir Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, through the 1808-13 Peninsular Wars. Napoleon Bonaparte has conquered Spain and replaced the lawful King Ferdinand VII and his father Charles with his brother Joseph. Now Sir Arthur Wellesley, placed in command of the Army in Portugal and Spain, must hold together the combined British, Spanish and Portuguese forces against Napoleon's...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, BBC Historical Drama, radio drama, historical drama,...
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Apr 23, 2022 Mike Walker
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A BBC Radio historical drama by Mike Walker. The Battle of Waterloo, the final showdown between the army of France led by Napoleon Bonaparte (in his second attempt to conquer Europe) and Allied forces commanded by Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington, took place on Sunday 18 June 1815, and while Napoleon's forces are defeated the battle ends in about 48,000 men dead or wounded on both sides. However, two days before the battle began, another historical event takes place. Charlotte, Duchess of...
Topics: BBC, BBC Drama, BBC Historical Drama, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, historical drama,...
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Apr 3, 2022 Julie Rutterford
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A BBC Radio broadcast of a wickedly comic play by Julie Rutterford. Is retirement so bad? Well, Flo, a wife of over thirty years, thinks so when her husband Frank takes early retirement. Realizing that she has quite a few ambitions that she hasn't realized yet which may not include Frank and since their marriage has not been particularly happy or close, she decides, thanks to an idea she got from a self-help book, that it would be best for her is he wasn't around anymore ... permanently. So...
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Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Comedy, BBC Radio Comedy, radio comedy, marital comedy, marriage problems,...
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Apr 2, 2022 R.D. Wingfield
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A BBC thriller serial in five parts written by mystery author R.D. Wingfield. The coastal village of Polford in the West Country used to be very prosperous as a fishing village. But times have changed, and the area seems to have fallen onto hard times. However, recent events may bring the area back to prosperity ... That is, until a dead body is found on the cliffside beach. Sergeant Fowler of the local constabulary begins an investigation as to who the dead man is and how/why he died, assisted...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, BBC Thriller, radio drama, radio thriller, serial...
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Mar 22, 2022 Christopher Bidmead
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A BBC adventure serial in six parts by Christiopher Bidmead. In 1970's England, Hilaey Spite is a young woman in a man's field: computer programming. Hilary is highly skilled at her job and exceptionally talented. She's also about to be discharged from a psychiatric facility after being hospitalized. Upon her discharge, she meets a gentleman who tells ehr that the the dead are living and the living dead. And then he asks her to do a "job" for him, and she soon discovers that she's...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, computers, computer programming,...
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Mar 13, 2022 James Hilton
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A BBC Radio adaptation in three parts by Barry Campbell of the classic novel by James Hilton. In May 1931, an airplane evacuating a number of people from a province in India overrun by revolution is mysteriously hijacked, but crash-lands somewhere in the mountains of Tibet, killing the pilot. The passengers, which include a British diplomat and his young associate, an American businessman and a British female missionary, are rescued by a party from the nearby lamasery of Shangri-La and taken...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, Shangri-La, Derek Jacobi, Alan Wheatley,...
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Mar 5, 2022 Leslie Charteris
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BBC Radio adaptations of three adventures of Leslie Charteris' international-acclaimed adventurer, "The Robin Hood of Modern Crime" ... Simon Templar aka THE SAINT. Simon Templar ... Paul Rhys Patricia Holm ... Kim Thomson Roger Conway ... Charles Simpson Peter Quentin ... Jonathan Keeble Orace ... John Hollis Chief Inspector Claud Eustace Teal ... John Baddeley 1) THE SAINT OVERBOARD Loretta Page ... Patsy Kensitt Ivaloff ... Charles Simpson Intruder ... Jonathan Keeble Vogel ......
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, action drama, adventure drama, action,...
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Feb 25, 2022 Dashiell Hammett
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Michael Brisenden of one of the adventures of Dashiell Hammett's (originally) nameless newspaper comic-strip crimefighter of the 1930's. The year is 1934, the place New York City...a city terrorized by gangsters and paralyzed by corruption. At the head of the gangland world sits the master criminal known only as "The Top", a mastermind that the police and conventional law enforcement agencies seem unable to stop, let alone identify. However, this criminal...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, BBC Thriller, radio drama, radio thriller, thriller,...
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Feb 13, 2022 D. J. Britton
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A BBC Radio play by D. J. Britton. Gwyn and Harriet have left Wales and moved to the Languedoc in France to start a new life. The problem is, this is easier said than done when everything goes wrong. However, this is Moliere country, where solutions to present-day problems can be found in the spirit of the past ... and maybe the region's dramatic spirits can lend a hand? Poquelin ... Bill Wallis Madeleine ... Rachel Atkins Rupert ... James Loye Sioned ... Mared Swain Harriet ... Melanie Walters...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Comedy, BBC Radio Comedy, radio comedy, Moliere, Bill Wallis
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Jan 30, 2022 Robert Louis Stevenson
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A BBC Radio adaptation by John Scotney of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story of high seas adventure, scheming "buccaneers and buried gold" that set the bar for all pirate adventure stories to come. The novel was originally serialised from 1881 to 1882 in the children's magazine YOUNG FOLKS , published as a book on 14 November 1883 and has since been adapted for radio, film and television many times. Long John Silver ... Peter Jeffrey Israel Hands ... Glyn Houston Ben Gunn ... High...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, classic literature, pirates, pirate...
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Jan 26, 2022 Abigail Youngman
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A BBC Radio production based on real scenes found in the borders of the famed Bayeux Tapestry. The year is 1067, one year after the Norman Invasion, and England is now occupied by Duke (now King) William's Normans, who use any means necessary to suppress English rebels. A group of disparate women fleeing for their lives, among them the former Queen of England Edith of Wessex, find themselves living --- almost imprisoned --- in Wilton Abbey. Because Edith has paid tribute to the new king, she...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Comedy, NNC Radio comedy/ radio comedy, historical drama, historical comedy,...
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Jan 24, 2022 George Bernard Shaw
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A BBC Radio adaptation of Gorge Bernard Shaw's classic play, broadcast with an all-star cast in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the full-length play's being the first to be broadcast on the BBC Third Programme. The play is introduced by Sir Peter Hall, who also directed the original 1946 Third Programme production, and is broadcast in its entirety, including the "Don Juan in Hell" segment in Act III. Narrator (G. B. Shaw) ... Niall Buggy John Tanner/Don Juan ... Ralph Fiennes...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Comedy, BBC Radio Comedy, radio comedy, Bernard Shaw, G. B. Shaw, British...
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Jan 23, 2022 Henry Cecil and Felicity Douglas with Basil Dawson
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A BBC Radio adaptation by John Tydeman of the 1965 stage play by Henry Cecil and Felicity Douglas with Basil Dawson based on Cecil's novel of the same name published in 1960. Mr. Justice Carstairs is a High Court judge...as well as a chronic worrier and extremely conscientious. In a recent case, he sentenced a man to ten years imprisonment; however, his conscience begins to prick him about the way in which he conducted the trial and that the alibi given by the defendant's wife may in fact be...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Drama, BBC Radio Comedy, radio drama, radio comedy, British legal system,...
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Jan 23, 2022 Beaumarchais
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A BBC Radio adaptation by David Timson of Beaumarchais' classic comedy, which was originally considered too dangerous to perform ... a drama so edgy, political and dealing with class and stroppy servants sensing the smell of revolution in the air! Figaro ... Rupert Degas Suzanne ... Joannah Tincey Count Almaviva ... Nicholas Rowe Countess Almaviva ... Clare Wille Dr. Bartholo ... Anton Lesser Cherubin/Gripe-Soleil ... Charlie Morton Don Bazile/Pedrillo ... Hugh Dickson Marceline ... Frances...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Comedy, BBC Radio Drama, BBC Drama, BBC Comedy, radio drama, radio...
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Jan 23, 2022 Bill Knox
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Bill Knox of his novel of the same name, first published in 1960. In 1960's Scotland, the Kilburn family is one of the most dangerous criminal gangs. Drugs or dynamite, stolen or smuggled goods, nothibng is too hot for them to handle. However, even among criminals, there is a line that should never be crossed ... and the Kilburns cross that line when one of them kills a policeman. The problem for both the police and the Kilburns is ... which of the Kilburns was...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Drama, BBC Drama, radio drama, police drama, police radio drama, police...
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Jan 10, 2022 A. J. Cronin
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A BBC Radio series adaptation of more of A. J. Cronin's stories from the 1930's about Dr. Finlay, a General Practitioner in the fictional Scottish town of Levenford in the practice he shares with the elder partner Dr. Cameron, assisted by the more-than-able Nurse Janet. The character and adventures of Dr. Finlay were originally broadcast on television from 1962 - 1971 and on radio from 1970 - 78. A new ITV television series was broadcast in 1993 and ran for four series. This series was...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, country doctor, general practitioner, John...
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Jan 9, 2022 Jeffrey Ashford
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Felix Felton of Jeffrey Ashford's novel. George Clover, a vicious gangster, has been arrested along with some of his gang and charged with bank robbery. Their trial is about to begin. Clover tries to get David Adams, an extremely capable attorney, to act as his Counsel for Defence, but Adams refuses. However, Clover is not the man to take no for an answer, so he has Adams' daughter kidnapped to force Adams to represent him. Gorge Clover ... James Kenney David Adams ......
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Jan 9, 2022 Michael Hardwick
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A BBC Radio drama written by noted author Michael Hardwick (most famous for writing books and radio plays featuring Sherlock Holmes). It is 19th Century England. Arthur Clawson and Grace Aldridge have been living together as man and wife quite happily. However, Arthur is still legally married to a wife he neither loves nor is rich enough to obtain a divorce from (requiring an Act of Parliament under the current laws of England). But things change when Arthur's wife is found dead ... and he is...
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Jan 3, 2022 The Brothers Grimm
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Peter Redgrove of the lesser-known Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Benath a juniper tree, a mother-to-be dreams of her child ... and her own death. After the birth of a son and the mother's death, a stepmother with a daughter of her own arrives, and out of spite causes the boy's death...but tricks her daughter into believing that the girl killed her brother and in a typically gruesome fairy tale manner disposes of the boy's body. However, this is a Brothers Grimm fairy tale...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, fairy tale, fairy tales, German fairy...
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Jan 1, 2022 Tom Wainwright
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A BBC Radio comedy by Tom Wainwright. Nobody seriously expects a politician to keep the promises he/she makes during an election campaign. However, after Julian Quark is elected Prime Minister of Great Britain, he reneges on every single campaign promise he made...which may not have been a very smart thing to do, because one day he wakes up to find that his right ear has mysteriously vanished! And that's just the start, because now every time he tells a lie another body part disappears! Is it...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Drama, BBC Radio Comedy, BBC Drama, BBC Comedy, radio comedy, radio...
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Dec 27, 2021 Andrew Rissik
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A BBC Radio dramatization by Andrew Kissik based on Euripides' classic tragedy THE BACCHAE . There is a whispered legend in the city-state of Thebes that Semele, the daughter of Kadmos (the city-state's founder and king) was wooed and won by Zeus, the king of the Gods, who impregnated her, but because she did not believe he was who he told her he was, she asked to see him in all his Godlike splendor ... a request he granted and which cost her her life. Before that radiance, she was burnt to...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, tragedy, Greek tragedy, Grek Mythology,...
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Dec 26, 2021 Jerome K Jerome
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A BBC Radio musical adaptation by Hubert Gregg of Jerome K Jerome's classic novel. J ... Hubert Gregg Harris ... Kenneth Horne George ... Leslie Phillips Montmorency (the Dog) ... Percy Edwards Station Master ... Arthur Howard Engine Driver/Landlord ... Fred Yule The Voice of the River Thames ... Ray Cook The Voice in the Dream ... John O'Neill Other parts played by Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Music and Lyrics by Hubert Gregg Arrangements by Ray Terry Music performed by the BBC...
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Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Musical, BBC Radio Musical, BBC Radio Comedy, BBC Musical Comedy, musical,...
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Dec 26, 2021 Jerome K Jerome
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A BBC Radio dramatization by Paul Wetherby of Jerome K Jerome's ghostly Christmas tale from his collection AFTER SUPPER GHOST STORIES AND OTHER TALES . The year is 1891. It's Christmas Eve. In Laburnam Grove, Tooting, Uncle John's whiskey punch and Aunt Maria's toasted lobsters aren't the only frights on the menu ... Narrator ... Dinsdale Landen Uncle John ... Geoffrey Matthews Aunt Maria ... Linda Polan Mr. Coombes ... Roger Hammond Teddy Biffles ... Jonathan Tafler Mr. Scrubbles ... David...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio Drama, BBC Radio Comedy, BBC Drama, BBC Comedy, radio drama, radio comedy,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Charles Dickens
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An abridged dramatic reading of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL , performed live and recorded for public television at the Pierpoint Morgan Library in New York City and based on Charles Dickens' own adaptation for his dramatic reading. Narrators: James Earl Jones, Martin Sheen Host/Commentator: Robert MacNeil Music by John Adams Directed by David Bailey
Topics: Scrooge, Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol, Christmas, Christmas tale, Christmas tales, Christmas...
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Dec 20, 2021 Elmore Leonard
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A BBC radio adaptation in four parts by Katie Hims of Elmore Leonard's criminal odyssey set against the dusty, sun-kissed backdrop of Oklahoma and Kansas during America's Great Depression. Carl Webster (born Carlos Webster) is an up-and-rising member of the U.S. Marshal's Service, a well-mannered and well-respected lawman who's also a crack shot. Jack Belmont is the ne'er-do-well son of a oil millionaire, and after being disowned by his father and turning to a life of crime his greatest...
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Dec 14, 2021 MGM, Warner Brothers, Walt Disney, Max Fleischer, Tex Avery
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A collection of animated theatrical short films from various studios, released 1931 - 1975, all celebrating the Yuletide spirit, featuring Tom and Jerry, Popeye, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto and Chip and Dale.
Topics: Christmas, Yuletide, animated shorts, cartoons, christmas cartoons, christmas animated shorts
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Dec 7, 2021 Roy Clarke
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A BBC Radio comedy-thriller serial set in the 1960's. Johnny Shields is an ordinary schoolteacher trying to stay in charge of his students. However, he does have romantic notions, and an unexpected meeting plunges him into the world of international smuggling when he is persuaded to infiltrate a highly organized gang. Getting in is one thing ... but will he be able to survive, let alone get out again? Johnny Shields ... Peter Cook The Major/Leppi/Vittorio ... Bob Grant Greta ... Veronica Doran...
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Dec 2, 2021 Leo Tolstoy
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A BBC Radio adaptation of what is considered Leo Tolstoy's last major work. While serving on a jury in a murder trial, Prince Dmitri recognizes the defendant, a prostitute, as a girl whom he had seduced and betrayed many years before. When she is found guilty and sentenced to imprisonment in Siberia, he blames himself for her predicament and tries to get the verdict reversed, beginning his own journey of anguish and redemption. His efforts are to no avail, and he decides to follow her to...
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Oct 4, 2021 Amanda Dalton
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A BBC Radio drama freely adapted from F. W. Murnau's classic 1922 silent film NOSFERATU: EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS . In 1843, Estate agent Thomas Hutter is sent by his eccentric employer Knock on a distant journey to Transylvania to negotiate the selling of a house in his home city of Wisborg to the mysterious Count Orlok ... which may prove a deal with the Devil and brings about silent illness and fatal epidemics which arrive unannounced in Wisborg and threaten the very existence of all who...
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Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Horror, BBC Radio Drama, BBC Radio Horror, radio drama, radio horror, dracula,...
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Oct 4, 2021 Robert Forrest
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A BBC Radio play based on a part of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel DRACULA  which tells of the sea voyage that brought the vampire count from Transylvania to England. But suppose there were details about that voyage that were never revealed ... until now? In the late summer of 1897, the schooner  Demeter  sets sail from the port of Varna on the Black Sea on a voyage to Whitby in the south of England. Among her cargo are, according to the manifest, large boxes containing soil from...
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Sep 5, 2021 David Spicer
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The BBC Radio sequel to the classic black comedy KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS , with characters and situations taken from the classic Edwardian comedy novel ISRAEL RANK  by Roy Horniman. Louis Mazzini, the 10th Duke of Chalfont, systematically and successfully murdered his way into possession of the title in Edwardian England. It is now well into the 20th century, and even against a backdrop of international conflict and revolution a title is nothing to be sneezed at and is to be fought for by any...
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Sep 5, 2021 Gilbert Travers Thomas
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The third BBC Radio production of Gilbert Travers Thomas' adaptation  of the screenplay of the film  KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS  by Robert Harner and John Dighton from the novel  ISRAEL RANK  by Roy Horniman. Louis Mazzini is the only son of the disowned and cast-out youngest daughter of the 7th Duke of Chalfont. After his mother dies and Louis is spurned by the D'Ascoyne family, Louis is determined to ascend to the heights by any means possible ... and no matter how many D'Ascoynes stand in...
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Sep 5, 2021 Gilbert Travers Thomas
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The second BBC Radio production by Gilbert Travers Thomas' adaptation of the screenplay of the film  KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS  by Robert Harner and John Dighton from the novel  ISRAEL RANK  by Roy Horniman. Louis Mazzini is the only son of the disowned and cast-out youngest daughter of the 7th Duke of Chalfont. After his mother dies and Louis is spurned by the D'Ascoyne family, Louis is determined to ascend to the heights by any means possible ... and no matter how many D'Ascoynes stand in...
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Sep 5, 2021 Gilbert Travers Thomas
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Gilbert Travers Thomas of the screenplay by Robert Harner and John Dighton of the novel ISRAEL RANK  by Roy Horniman. Dennis Price recreates his starring role from the 1949 British comedy film KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS  of "Louis Mazzini", the only son of the disowned and cast-out youngest daughter of the 7th Duke of Chalfont. After his mother dies and Louis is spurned by the D'Ascoyne family (one of whom causes him to be fired from his job), Louis is...
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Aug 31, 2021 Mark Tavener
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The second series of Mark Tavener's comedy-drama murder series set in a fictional Cambridge college in crisis against a background of satirical references to television journalism, politics, government bureaucracy and academic in-fighting. It's been a year since Peter Devanti's murder, and Simon Harrison is out of a job. However, when a particularly brilliant but unbearably smug student supposedly commits suicide after accusing another student of plagiarism, the new Master brings Simon back (as...
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Aug 31, 2021 Mark Tavener
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The first series of Mark Tavener's comedy-drama murder series set in a fictional Cambridge college in crisis against a background of satirical references to television journalism, politics, government bureaucracy and academic in-fighting. When a former member of the college who's become a notorious TV popularizer of history dies after having dined at the college, the college's Master suspects foul play and invites Simon Harrison, a former brilliant student at the college but now a disenchanted...
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Aug 29, 2021 Nick Warburton
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A girl on a late night journey aboard an old steam train meets a man with a strange tale to tell ..  a ghostly tale of obsession and vengeance. Dove ...... Clive Swift Connie ...... Lyndsey Marshal Directed by Claire Grove Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 20 October 2006
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, BBC Horror, train travel, ghost story,...
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Aug 28, 2021 Honoré de Balzac
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Peter Mackie of Balzac's chilling story. La Grande Breteche, an abandoned chateau, and its garden lie almost in total ruin somewhere in the Loire Valley ... and no one will ever speak about why it's been abandoned or the terrible secret hidden within its decaying walls. One man, a famous writer in search of a new story, is determined to uncover its history ... Balzac ... David Calder Jean ... Dorien Thomas Faillard ... Dillwyn Owen Madame Faillard ... Tessa Gearing...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, Peter Mackie, David Calder, horror, gothic...
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Aug 22, 2021 Gwyn Thomas
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Alan Plater of Gwyn Thomas' novel of early industrialism in 19th century Wales. Alan Hugh Leigh, a traveling harpist, arrives in the industrial town of Moonlea in search of his friend John Simon Adams. However, upon his arrival, he is quickly warned against Adams, who has become a populist leader among the ironworkers who are involved in a bitter industrial conflict with the foundry's upper class management.  When it looks like the iron furnaces will be closed down,...
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Aug 19, 2021 Wally K. Daly
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A BBC Radio production of the last work for radio written by the acclaimed writer for radio and television Wally K. Daly. A college student mysteriously goes missing ... and when she reappears she seems to posses highly advanced telepathic powers. Is there some connection between her new powers and the secret  guarded for hundreds of years by the Cranford Family? B. O. Brown of the Ministry of Defence believes so, and he's investigating a link between her disappearance and the burning of six...
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Aug 17, 2021 Henrik Ibsen
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A BBC Radio adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic play providing a new "take" in which the setting has been moved to 1870's India. However, although the names may have been changed (the two main characters are now "Tom", an Englishman working for the British Colonial Administration in Calcutta, and "Niru", his Indian wife) and the setting transposed, the story and sheer power of the play remain unchanged. The play is introduced by Tanika Gupta, the celebrated...
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Aug 12, 2021 Nigel Baldwin
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A BBC Radio series set in eighteenth-century Amiens, France at the height of the French Revolution. Despite the chaos swirling around him, Lieutenant General Jacques LaCroix of the Police Judiciere, aided by Sergeant Monet and  Guardsman Duval and local "sorceress" Madeleine, must maintain law and order as France's revolutionary ideals seems to be slipping away into anarchy and violence and those who are supposed to lead France into a new age of enlightenment may actually be dragging...
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Jul 25, 2021 Giles Cooper
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A BBC Radio production of a "Comedy of Motive". Augusta Forefinger, the elderly widow of a 19th century Empire-builder lives now in the observatory of her family's ancestral home in County Cork, Limerick, Ireland. She has an incredible, not to mention eccentric,  ambition ... she wants to bring home to Ireland EVERY SINGLE statue of her late husband home to Ireland ... regardless of location or cost. Her distant cousin, who lives with her, is ready to humor her in this remarkable...
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Jul 15, 2021 A. J. Cronin
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A BBC Radio series adaptation of some of A. J. Cronin's stories from the 1930's about Dr. Finlay, a General Practitioner in the fictional Scottish town of Levenford in the practice he shares with the elder partner Dr. Cameron, assisted by the more-than-able Nurse Janet. The character and adventures of Dr. Finlay were originally broadcast on television from 1962 - 1971 and on radio from 1970 - 78. A new ITV television series was broadcast in 1993 and ran for four series. This radio series was...
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Jun 21, 2021 Thomas Middleton
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A BBC Radio adaptation of Thomas Middleton's 17th century Jacobean City comedy, first performed in 1605 and first published in 1608. Young Follywit, although the heir to the fortune of his rich grandfather Sir Bounteous Progress,  is kept in a penniless state by the old man. However, he has a plan to get his hands on as much of Sir Bounteous' fortune as he can while he's still young enough to enjoy it (and without waiting for the old man to die) by disguising himself as a great lord and...
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Jun 16, 2021 H. G. Wells
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Michael Robson of H. G. Well's 1894 short story. The year is 1900, somewhere in the East Indies . Three men of vastly different backgrounds - an intellectual, a fallen gentleman and a brute -  come together for a fantastic purpose ... to uncover a treasure of lost Spanish gold bullion. The problem is ... how long can such an unlikely alliance last when greed and hatred of each other begin to become too strong to resist ... like the lure of the gold itself? De Witt ......
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Jun 8, 2021 Hans Christian Andersen
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A BBC Radio adaptation by David Wade of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale. The Emperor of China ... John Pullen The Nightingale ... Elizabeth Proud The Royal Gardener ... Carleton Hobbs The Dowager Empress ... Margot Boyd The Imperial Orator ... Peter Woodthorpe The High Minister ... Garard Green Mei Hua ... Helen Worth Death ... Jack May Physician ... Michael Deacon Watchmaker ... David Graham The Song of the Nightingale ... Percy Edwards Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 26...
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Jun 7, 2021 Ray Bradbury
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Leonard Nimoy reads two of Ray Bradbury's classic stories from THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES . 1. "THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS" 2. "USHER II" These recordings were originally released on Caedmon Records (TC 1466).
Topics: audiobook, reading, apocalypse, apocalyptic vision, Leonard Nimoy, The Martian Chronicles, science...
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Jun 6, 2021 Ray Bradbury
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The noted actor Burgess Meredith reads two of Ray Bradbury's stories. 1. "THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS" 2. "MARIONETTES, INC." These stories were originally released on Lively Arts Records (LA 30004).
Topics: audiobook, reading, science fiction, apocalypse, apocalyptic vision, Burgess Meredith, There Will...
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May 31, 2021 David Wade
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A six-part BBC Radio serial by David Wade of the life of Alexander the Great. Alexander ... Michael Maloney Hephaistion ... Alex Jennings The Spirit of Achilles ... Barry Foster The Spirit of Patroclus ... Simon Ward Philip of Macedon ... Brian Cox Queen Olympias ... Geraldine James Ptolemy ... Julian Rhind-Tutt Young Alexander ... Sam Crane Young Hephaistion ... Gary King Leonidas ... John Webb Demosthenes ... Malcolm Sinclair Aristotle ... John Moffat Directed by Glyn Dearman Broadcast on BBC...
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May 29, 2021 Ray Bradbury
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A BBC Radio adaptation of the Ray Bradbury short story for Narrator, Vocoder and Synthesizer by Malcolm Clarke. The year is 2026. A lone house stands somewhere in a city ravaged and devastated by nuclear war, The house, fully automated, is deserted. .. its former occupants, a family, victims of the holocaust. Nonetheless, the house still stands ... and continues its daily routine ... Commentator ... Garrard Green Voices ... Eva Haddon, Jeffrey Segal Realized and produced at the BBC Radiophonic...
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May 27, 2021 Ray Bradbury
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A BBC Radio dramatization by Nesta Pain of the Ray Bradbury short story. The year is 2026. A house stands somewhere in a city in California ... a city, state and country ravaged and devastated by nuclear war, The house, fully automated, is deserted. .. its former occupants, a family, victims of the holocaust. Nonetheless, the house still stands ... and continues its daily routine ... Commentator ... David King-Wood Voice ... Joan Miller Singers ... Ann Dowdall, John Carol Case Music composed...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, BBC Science Fiction, science fiction, radio drama
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May 6, 2021 George Bernard Shaw
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A BBC Radio adaptation of one of George Bernard Shaw's lesser-known plays. The year is 1796. Napoleon Bonaparte waits at an inn somewhere in Northern Italy for the arrival of important dispatches. Also staying at the inn is a beautiful but nameless lady. Napoleon's courier arrives, horseless and dispatch-less, to tell him that he was bamboozled out of the dispatches, and from there a story unweaves of both intrigue and romance in the form of a battle of wits between the brilliant and forceful...
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Mar 25, 2021 Daisy Johnson
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The Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's THE SHINING and DOCTOR SLEEP ... The Belasco Mansion in Richard Matheson's HELL HOUSE ... Hill House in Shirley Jackson's THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE ... All famous (or IN-famous) haunted houses. And now another name must be added ... a hotel located somewhere in a remote location on the Fens. A location where, even long before this hotel was built, seemed cursed. Check in ... if you dare ... A series of creepy yet mesmerizing ghost stories by Daisy Johnson...
Topics: BBC, BBC Reading, BBC Readings, horror literature, haunted hotel, haunted house, supernatural,...
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Feb 24, 2021 P. G. Wodehouse
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A new BBC Radio adaptation by Archie Scottney of P. G. Wodehouse's 1923 comic novel. Psmith (the "p" is silent ("as in pshrimp", in his own words and added by himself to set himself apart from all other Smiths) is a character created by "Jeeves and Wooster" creator P. G. Wodehouse and is one of his best-loved. He may be something of a dandy, but he's a fluent and witty speaker and has the remarkable ability to pass through the most amazing adventures unruffled. In...
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Feb 23, 2021 P. G. Wodehouse
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Marcy Kahan of P. G. Wodehouse's 1910 comic novel. Psmith (the "p" is silent ("as in pshrimp", in his own words and added by himself to set himself apart from all other Smiths) is a character created by "Jeeves and Wooster" creator P. G. Wodehouse and is one of his best-loved. He may be something of a dandy, but he's a fluent and witty speaker and has the remarkable ability to pass through the most amazing adventures unruffled. Psmith and...
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Feb 23, 2021 P. G. Wodehouse
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Michael Bakewell of P. G. Wodehouse's 1923 comic novel. Psmith (the "p" is silent ("as in pshrimp", in his own words and added by himself to set himself apart from all other Smiths) is a character created by "Jeeves and Wooster" creator P. G. Wodehouse and is one of his best-loved. He may be something of a dandy, but he's a fluent and witty speaker and has the remarkable ability to pass through the most amazing adventures unruffled. In...
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Feb 17, 2021 Percy Bysshe Shelley and Horace Smith
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Two versions of OZYMANDIAS , one written by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822) and the other by Horace Smith (1779- 1849). both poems being written by their respective poets in friendly competition with each other and published in 1818. The reader is Tony Scheinman.
Topics: Poetry, dramatic poetry, lost city, ruined city, fate, time
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Feb 11, 2021 Wilkie Collins
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Martyn Wade of Wilkie Collins' classic mystery thriller. In this story, one of the earliest examples of detective fiction, a chance encounter with a mysterious and distressed young woman dressed entirely in white plunges young art teacher Walter Hartright into a maelstrom of mystery, deceit, blackmail and sudden violent death. Walter Hartright ... Toby Stephens Marian Halcombe ... Juliet Aubrey Laura Fairle ... Emily Nruni Sir Percival Glyde ... Jeremy Clyde Anna...
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Feb 6, 2021 Gregory Evans
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The third series of the BBC Radio serial thriller set in 1890's London. Towards the end of the 19th Century, over half of London's milk came from Welsh dairies. Megan Evans has taken over the running and management of her family's dairy business in Whitechapel, and her business is extremely successful and growing. However, her success in a predominantly man's business world has made her enemies who will stop at nothing to ruin her. Now a new threat may have emerged in the form of someone...
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Feb 6, 2021 Charles Dickens, Mike Walker
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A new 10-part adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic unfinished novel, adapted and completed by Mike Walker and narrated by Dickens' daughter Kate. Kate Dickens ... Pippa Nixon John Jasper ... Joel MacCormack Edwin Drood ... Iwan Davies Rosa Bud ... Isabella Inchbald Princess Puffer ... Rachel Atkins Reverend Crisparkle ... Damian Lynch Neville Landless ... Maanuv Thiara Helena Landless ... Halema Hussain Hiram Grewgious ... Peter Davison Stony Durdles/Geoff/Justice of the Peace ... Ian...
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Feb 6, 2021 Gregory Evans
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The second series of the BBC Radio serial thriller set in 1890's London. Towards the end of the 19th Century, over half of London's milk came from Welsh dairies. Megan Evans has taken over the running and management of her family's dairy business in Whitechapel and is looking to expand, but her life becomes further complicated by the sudden and unexpected arrival of her troubled sister Beth ... as well as the return of her deadly enemy local gangland boss Moses Lipski. Megan Evans ... Bettrys...
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Feb 6, 2021 Gregory Evans
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A BBC Radio serial thriller set in 1890's London. Towards the end of the 19th Century, over half of London's milk came from Welsh dairies. Young Megan Evans has traveled from her home in Wales to visit her brother Luc, who is running her family's dairy farm in Whitechapel, but as she begins to learn about the dairy business and life in Whitechapel, she begins to suspect that her brother is hiding something ... .that he's involved with local gangland boss Moses Lipski. Now Megan will have to use...
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Feb 3, 2021 Tibor Harsanyi
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A recording of the musical suite by Tibor Harsanyi based on the classic fairy tale, with the story narrated in both English and French! Narrator: Sir Peter Ustinov Music by: Tibor Harsanyi Performed by: L'Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire Conducted by: Georges Pretre English version originally released on Angel Records French version originally released on La Voix De Son Maitre
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Feb 1, 2021 Edward J. Mason
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A six-part BBC adventure serial by Edward J. Mason, the co-creator of DICK BARTON SPECIAL AGENT and THE ARCHERS. Jeweler and amateur detective David Conway and his fiancee Pat think that cheating husband Paul Farley is trying to make people believe his wife Red has gone insane, but soon find out things aren't what they seem as they get caught up in a thrilling adventure involving a plot to steal a new supposedly-bulletproof metal alloy and murder. with: Ysanne Churchman, Arnold Peters, Anne...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, adventure serial, action adventure
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Jan 30, 2021 Roy Williams
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The eighth series of Roy Williams' hard-hitting BBC Radio crime drama, comprising contemporary crime stories that probe some of today's most complex moral issues. Starring Kenneth Cranham as Detective Inspector Max Matthews and Alex Lanipekun as Detective Sergeant Sean Armitage. Episode 1 - Sandra Sandra, one of the daughters of a local family with a shady history involving the police, is now the vicar at the church where Max and his late wife used to attend.  Lately the church has been the...
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Jan 25, 2021 Moliere
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An audio recording of the Phoenix Theatre stage production. Arnolphe ... Brian Bedford Chrysalde ... Paul Ballantyne Agnes ... Joan Van Ark Horace .. David Dukes Alain ... James Greene Georgette ... Peggy Pope Notary ... George Pentescot Enrique ... Mario Siletti Oronte ... Gordon Gould Translation by Richard Wilbur Music by Couperin, Rameau, Lully, and other composers of the period Directed by Stephen Porter
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Jan 21, 2021 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
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A BBC Radio performance in concert of the legendary rock musical. Jesus ... Tony Hadley Judas ... Roger Daltrey Mary Magdelene ... Frances Ruffelle Pontius Pilate ... Jeff Shankley Caiaphas ... Gary Martin Peter ... Stephen Hill Annas ... Bogdan Kominowski King Herod ... Julian Clary Simon ... John Barr with: The Stephen Hill Singers Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by Tim Rice Music performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra Conducted by Michael Reed Broadcast on BBC Radio 2 09 March 1996
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Jan 5, 2021 William Shakespeare
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A BBC Radio adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy. Viola/Cesario ..... Naomi Frederick Sebastian ..... Trystan Gravelle Sea Captain ..... Gerard McDermott Orsino ..... Paul Ready Valentine ..... Harry Livingstone Maria ..... Rosie Cavaliero Sir Toby Belch ..... Ron Cook Sir Andrew Aguecheek ..... Adam James Olivia ..... Vanessa Kirby Feste ..... James Lailey Malvolio .... David Tennant Fabian ..... Don Gilet Antonio ..... Peter Hamilton Dyer Music composed by Roger Goula Directed by Sally...
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Jan 5, 2021 William Shakespeare
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A BBC Radio adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy. Orsino, Duke of Illyria .. Michael Maloney Viola ... Anne-Marie Duff Captain, friend to Viola ... John Rowe Olivia, a Countess ... Josette Simon Malvolio, steward to Olivia ... Hugh Ross Feste, a clown ... Nicky Henson Maria, a gentlewoman to Olivia ... Geraldine Fitzgerald Sir Toby Belch ... Philip Jackson Sir Andrew Aguecheek ... Dermot Crowley Fabian, a servant to Olivia ... Christopher Wright Sebastian, twin brother to Viola ... Iwan...
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Jan 5, 2021 William Shakespeare
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A BBC Radio adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy Sir Toby Belch, kinsman to Olivia ... Joss Ackland Malvolio, steward to Olivia ... Iain Cuthbertson Orsino, Duke of Illyria ... Michael Maloney Viola ... Eve Matheson Feste, a clown in Olivia's service ... Rudolph Walker Olivia, a Countess ... Carolyn Backhouse Maria, a gentlewoman to Olivia ... Adjoa Andoh Sir Andrew Aguecheek ... William Chubb Fabian, a servant to Olivia ... Roger Hume Valentine ... Jonathan Wyatt Sea Captain, a friend to...
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Jan 5, 2021 William Shakespeare
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A BBC Radio adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy. Orsino, Duke of Illyria ....William Squire Curio ... Brian Hewlett Valentine ... Michael Kilgarriff Viola (later known as Cesario) ... Dorothy Tutin A Sea Captain, friend to Viola ... William Eedle Sir Toby Belch, kinsman to Olivia ... Maurice Denham Maria, Olivia's gentlewoman ... Sheila Grant Sir Andrew Aguecheek ... John Moffatt Feste, a Clown ... Haydn Jones Olivia, a Countess ... Geraldine McEwan Malvolio, steward to Olivia ......
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Jan 5, 2021 William Shakespeare
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A BBC Radio production celebrating the BBC's  60th Anniversary. Orsino, Duke of Illyria ... Alec McCowen Curio, a gentleman attending on the Duke ... Steve Hodson Valentine, a gentleman ... Crawford Logan Viola ... Wendy Murray Sea Captain, friend to Viola ... Peter Tuddenham Sir Toby Belch, Olivia's kinsman ... Norman Rodway Maria, Olivia's gentlewoman ... Dilys Laye Sir Andrew Aguecheek ... Andrew Sachs Feste, Olivia's clown ... Ronnie Stevens Olivia, a Countess ... Harriet Walter Malvolio,...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, radio comedy, theatrical comedy,...
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Dec 29, 2020 Charles Dickens and Leon Garfield
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A BBC Radio adaptation in five parts by David Buck of Charles Dickens' last but unfinished novel completed by Leon Garfield. John Jasper ... Ian Holm Dick Datcherly/Jeweler ... John Moffatt Edwin Drood ... Mark Payton The Princess Puffer ... Mary Wimbush Rosa Bud ... Moir Leslie The Rev. Septimus Crisparkle ... Gareth Thomas Neville Landless ... Simon Treves Helena Landless ... Helena Breck Mr. Grewgious ... John Gabriel Miss Twinkleton ... Margaret Courtenay Mayor Sapsea ... Timothy Bateson...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, unfinished mystery, unfinished novel,...
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Dec 29, 2020 Charles Dickens
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Mollie Hardwick of Charles Dickens' last but unfinished novel. Narrator ... Francis de Wolff John Jasper ... John Gabriel Edwin Drood ... Malcolm Terris The Princess Puffer ... Mary Wimbush Rosa Bud ... Rosalind Shanks The Rev. Septimus Crisparkle ... Patrick Barr Neville Landless ... Nigel Graham Helena Landless ... Isabel Rennie Mr. Grewgious ... Denys Blakelock Durdles ... John Boxer Deputy ... Gordon Gardner Bazzard ... Brian Oulton Lieutenant Tartar ... David...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, Victorian England, murder mystery,...
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Dec 26, 2020 Joan Aiken
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An BBC Radio adaptation by Eric Pringle of Joan Aiken's classic children's novel. In a 19th century England that never was, the country is overrun by packs of starving vicious wolves, and two young cousins, Sylvia and Bonnie Green, are now living in the grand old house of Willoughby Chase in the care of their governess Mrs. Letitia Slighcarp. However, the danger from the wolves may be nothing compared to the danger the two cousins face from their evil and conniving governess, who will stop at...
Topics: BBC, BBC Drama, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, Jane Lapotaire
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Dec 26, 2020 Charles Dickens
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An adaptation by Charles LeFeaux of Charless Dickens' story that originally formed part of his 1836 novel THE PICKWICK PAPERS . In a story reminiscent of (and pre-dating)  A CHRISTMAS CAROL , a lonely and mean-spirited sexton undergoes a Christmas reformation and changes his ways after being visited by goblins who show him the past and the future. The Storyteller ... Sir Ralph Richardson The King of the Goblins ... Wilfred Brown The Voices of the Goblins ... The Ambrosian Singers Broadcast on...
Topics: BBC, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, radio drama, Christmas story, Christmas drama, Christmas ghost...
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Dec 26, 2020 Robert Louis Stevenson
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Tom Wright of Robert Louis Stevenson's thrilling short story. It is Christmas Day. Fallen gentleman Markheim has just murdered a shady antiques dealer. While searching for the dealer's money, he is confronted by a mysterious Stranger who seems to know every aspect of his life and past and who offers to help Markheim escape justice and the consequences of his act. But what does the Stranger want in return?. Markheim ... Tom Watson The Stranger ... Malcolm Hayes The...
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Dec 23, 2020 BBC
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A special Christmas present to all! According to Wikipedia, British Pantomime or "panto" is defined as: "a type of musical comedy stage production designed for family entertainment ... [including] songs, gags, slapstick comedy and dancing ... [and] employs gender-crossing actors and combines topical humor with a story more or less based on a well-known fairy tale, fable or folk tale ... performed throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland and (to a lesser extent) in other...
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Dec 15, 2020 Charles Dickens
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A recording of Charles Dickens' classic and beloved Christmas novella, performed by the celebrated British actor Roy Dotrice. The text of this recording is based on the public readings that Dickens himself performed and therefore slightly abridged.
Topics: Scrooge, Ebenezer Scrooge, Victorian London, Victorian England, Victorian Christmas, Christmas, Roy...
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Dec 13, 2020 Nikolai Gogol
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Adam Beeson of Nikolai Gogol's classic short story. On the night before Christmas, when Devil is free to roam the Earth and perform mischief, after stealing the moon out of the sky he tries to get back at Vakula, the village blacksmith of the town of Dikanka, because of Vakula's beautiful religious paintings. Meanwhile, Vakula is in love with Oksana, the beautiful daughter of a Cossack, but the only way he can win her is to present her with the golden slippers of the...
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Dec 13, 2020 Nikolai Gogol
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A BBC Radio adaptation by Stephen  Wyatt of Nikolai Gogol's classic short story. On the night before Christmas, when Devil is free to roam the Earth and perform mischief, after stealing the moon out of the sky he tries to get back at Vakula, the village blacksmith of the town of Dikanka, because of Vakula's beautiful religious paintings. Meanwhile, Vakula is in love with Oksana, the beautiful daughter of a Cossack, but the only way he can win her is to present her with the golden slippers of...
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Dec 12, 2020 Charles Dickens
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A BBC Radio dramatization by Christopher Denys of Charles Dickens' classic novella. Narrator ... Freddie Jones Ebenezer Scrooge ... Michael Gough Marley's Ghost ... Robert Eddison Fred, Scrooge's Nephew ... Douglas Hodge Ghost of Christmas Past ... Elizabeth Lindsay Ghost of Christmas Present ... Peter Woodthorpe Bob Cratchit ... Danny Schiller Mrs. Cratchit ... Vivian Pickles Tiny Tim ... Hugo Mendez Martha ... Danielle Allan Fezziwig ... Timothy Bateson Mrs. Fezziwig ... Maxine Audley Young...
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Nov 30, 2020 Franz Kafka and Alan Harris
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Alan Harris' adaptation of Franz Kafka's classic 1915 novella about a man's involuntary and tragic transformation and both his and his family's subsequent struggle to adapt to an entirely new set of social circumstances. Narrator ... Peter Marinker Gregor Samsa ... Tom Basden Grete Samsa ... Emma Sidi Father ... Kenneth Collard Mother ... Felicity Mongau Juri ... Simon Ludders Pest Controller ... Tim Key Mr. Lazarus ... Mike Bubbins Mrs. Dawson ... Alison Belbin Directed by James Robinson...
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Oct 5, 2020 J.C.W. Brook
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A pleasant little radio comedy by J.C.W. Brook. George and Sylvia are having a very pleasant afternoon having tea in their Herefordshire garden when a most unexpected visitor drops in ... from the sky. Needless to say, the couple invite their visitor to join them, proving the perfect manners of the British ... even towards visitors from outer space. George ... Peter Jeffrey Sylvia ... Betty Huntley-Wright Blop ... Michael Cochrane Oats ... Anthony Higginson Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 15...
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Oct 1, 2020 Ken Whitmore
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A rather amusing yet thrilling BBC "locked room mystery" radio play. It's Christmastime. Colonel Grace is hosting a dinner party at his country manor consisting of people experienced in breaking and entering ... and his servants aren't quite on the up-and-up either. As part of the festivities, the Colonel decides to hold an unusual parlor game: offering a thousand pounds to the person who can get into his intruder-proof library. The catch? The room is protected by an a deafening...
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Sep 11, 2020 H. G. Wells
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A two-part BBC Radio adaptation by Mike Walker of H.G. Well's 1905 "rags-to-riches" novel about a young man's battle to improve his lot and his station in life. Arthur "Artie" Kipps ... Bryan Dick Kipps' Uncle ... Donald Sumpter Kipps' Aunt/Mrs. Walshingham ...Deborah Findlay Ann Pornick ... Sinead Matthews Chiiterlow ... Richard Whitelock Miss Helen Walshingham ... Lesley Vickerage Sid Pornick ... Simon Balfour Mr. Shalford ... Jonathan Keeble Chester Coote ... Julian...
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