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  • Charles Dickens

    Riveting radio dramatisations of Charles Dickens' fifteen full-length novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes fifteen of his most popular novels. This collection includes the episodic adventure Nicholas Nickleby, comic tale The Pickwick Papers, poignant melodrama The Old Curiosity Shop, the much-loved Oliver Twist. Plus, the gripping historical novel Barnaby Rudge, picaresque comedy Martin Chuzzlewit and bittersweet tale of family relationships Dombey and Son. Also included is the epic masterpiece David Copperfield, described by Dickens as his ‘favourite child’; suspenseful...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Enthralling radio dramatisations of eight of Charles Dickens' much-loved novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this second digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes eight of his classic novels. This collection includes the epic masterpiece David Copperfield, described by Dickens as his ‘favourite child’; suspenseful mystery Bleak House; Dickens’ most openly political novel, Hard Times and Little Dorrit, a sweeping tale of imprisonment, poverty and riches. Also included are A Tale of Two Cities, set during the French Revolution; coming-of-age novel Great Expectations; sweeping satire of wealth and corruption Our Mutual...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Powerful full-cast radio dramatisations of four of Charles Dickens' most famous novels Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned novelists of all time, and this first volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes four of his best-loved stories. The Pickwick Papers Mr Samuel Pickwick, founder of the Pickwick Club, forms a Corresponding Society for members to report back about their travels. So begins the chronicle of their hilariously comic journeys. Oliver Twist Born and brought up in the workhouse, orphan Oliver escapes to London - only to fall into the hands of the notorious Fagin and his gang of child pickpockets. Nicholas Nickleby Left penniless after his...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Captivating radio dramatisations of seven of Charles Dickens' most famous novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this first digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes seven of his most popular novels. This collection includes the episodic adventure Nicholas Nickleby, comic tale The Pickwick Papers, poignant melodrama The Old Curiosity Shop and the much-loved Oliver Twist. Plus, there’s the gripping historical novel Barnaby Rudge, picaresque comedy Martin Chuzzlewit and bittersweet tale of family relationships Dombey and Son. With their compelling plots, larger-than-life characters and vivid descriptions of Victorian life,...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Thrilling full-cast radio dramatisations of three of Charles Dickens' classic novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned novelists of all time, and this second volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes the gripping historical novel Barnaby Rudge, picaresque comedy Martin Chuzzlewit and bittersweet tale of family relationships Dombey and Son. Barnaby Rudge Against the background of the anti-Catholic riots of the 1780s, young Barnaby Rudge becomes entangled with the fanatical George Gordon and his campaign for 'No Popery'. But mob violence, the burning of Newgate Prison and the shadow of murder put his life in danger... Martin Chuzzlewit Disinherited by his wealthy...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    A thrilling radio re-imagining telling the story of Charles Dickens' last days, and providing a brand new conclusion to his famous unfinished novel April, 1870. Bone-weary, sick, and struggling with a hidden guilt, Charles Dickens is grappling with what will be his final book - The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Two months later, he is dead, and the novel remains unfinished: only 6 of the 12 planned instalments had been completed. Centring around the title character, whose sudden disappearance throws the town of Cloisterham into a panic, the story introduces us to a host of potential suspects who could have caused him harm. Edwin's fiancée, Rosa Bud, was having second thoughts about their...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Everybody knows A Christmas Carol, but the prolific Charles Dickens wrote several other holiday tales. Here, Dreamscape Media has compiled a collection of Dickens' classic Christmas stories. Disc one includes: A Christmas Tree; What Christmas is as We Grow Older. Disc two contains: What Christmas is as We Grow Older (continued); The Poor Relation's Story; The Child's Story; The Schoolboy's Story; Nobody's...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Slices of 19th-century London life from the pen of Charles Dickens Here are ten gloriously comic stories from Sketches by Boz, Charles Dickens' earliest collection of short pieces in which he honed his literary genius. Each tale is dramatised by Dr Stephen Wyatt with a full cast. ©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd Cast and credits Written by Charles Dickens Dramatised by Dr Stephen Wyatt Directed by Sally Avens Starring Nicholas Farrell as Boz The Tuggses at Ramsgate The nouveau riche Tugg family discover that money cannot buy you love. Cast: Christopher Hancock, Frances Jeater, Colleen Prendergast, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Sean Baker,...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    From Little Nell to Miss Havisham, Dickens’ Women tells the story of Charles Dickens’ life through his beloved characters. Co-written and performed by Miriam Margolyes, best known for her role as Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films, this one-women show is a celebration of her infectious passion for Dickens’ work. Taking on 23 different Dickensian characters, many of whom were inspired by real people such as Mary Hogwarth – Dickens Sister-in-Law, Margolyes showcases her astonishing versatility as a performer. Dickens’ Women delighted audiences across the world in 2012 as Margolyes took her Olivier nominated show on tour for the bicentenary of Dicken’s...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    The Colonial Radio Theatre pulls out all the stops in this magnificent production of the Charles Dickens classic Christmas story! This full cast dramatization features a powerful music score — from the magnificent, booming opening of 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,' to the frightening tones of the Ghost of Christmas Future. This Colonial Radio Theatre production has been broadcast yearly since 2005 on Sirius/XM Radio. A holiday treat both you and your family will enjoy for years to...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Mark Redfield narrates from a specially prepared text for performance by Dickens himself, and performs all of your favorite characters, in this beloved Christmas tale of forgiveness and redemption. Since 1843, “A Christmas Carol” has delighted millions around the globe and has come to embody the spirit of Christmas for all who have been touched by its magic. Your favorite characters come vividly to life in this rich performance of which The Baltimore Sun said, “Redfield’s meticulous diction, perceptive phrasing, excellent transitions and impeccable timing make his Scrooge the finest we have seen. His is a classic interpretation- .” With a wonderful score by...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Edición conmemorativa de la gran novela autobiográfica de Charles Dickens. David Copperfield, una historia llena de épica y exuberancia, es una de las obras más importantes de Charles Dickens y uno de los libros más célebres de la literatura universal. Cuenta la historia de David Copperfied y de los villanos, salvadores y excéntricos que se cruzan por su camino, personajes como Mr. Murdstone, el valiente Peggotty, la formidable Betsey Trotwood, el miserable Micawber y la odiosa Uriah Heep. Dickens solía decir que esta era su obra más querida, en parte porque estaba inspirada en su propia experiencia, pero cabe añadir que se trata de un libro lleno de vida, así como de...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Robert Lindsay stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the classic novel by Charles Dickens. From the echo of the first line ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’ to the final ‘It is a far far better thing that I do than I have ever done’, Dickens’ classic novel of the French revolution tells a story of the redemptive powers of love in the face of cruelty, violence and neglect. Set in London and Paris, it shows the plight of the French people under the brutal oppression of the aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, and the corresponding savage brutality of the revolutionaries towards the former aristocrats in the years immediately...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    'The Christmas Stories of Charles Dickens' is a precious collection of Christmas tales. Christmas spirit, joy, excitement, cheer and Christmas trees against low classes living in despair and poverty. There are two sides to the story but the holiday and its meaning come from the heart no matter what the social status is. 'The Christmas Stories of Charles Dickens' is a collection which makes the reader immerse in a parallel universe, so complex in its nature that it almost seems unreal. This is real life joy and misery set against unexplainable occurrences and ghosts. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Ayeesha Menon's reworking of Charles Dickens' iconic story of love, revolution and redemption, updated to modern-day London and war-torn Syria 2011, Syria. The Arab Spring is underway, and after a wave of peaceful protests, President Assad agrees to a release of political prisoners. Freed after 30 years, Dr Mahmoud is taken in by Taghreed and Emad Daffar, and brought to England by his old friend Jarvis Lorry and the daughter he has never met, foreign correspondent Lina. But his years of suffering have left him a broken man. Back in London, Jarvis convinces his nephew Sid Carton, a feckless but brilliant barrister, to defend a young Syrian émigré doctor, Shwan Dahkurdi, against...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    The Cricket on The Hearth was first published in 1845.A cricket constantly chirps on the hearth and acts as a guardian angel to the Peerybingle family. The arrival of a mysterious stranger threatens to shatter this harmony. Does the cricket have supernatural powers? Does he restore faith and overcome suspicion? A masterful story of love and loyalty, The Cricket on The Hearth is effused with the spirit of the season.The Seven Poor Travellers was first published in 1854.On Christmas Eve, a traveling gentleman happens upon a house in a quaint little village, which houses up to six travelers each evening. He decides to treat them all to a Christmas dinner and tells them a story around the...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    “I am very anxious that you should know something about the history of Jesus Christ. For everyone ought to know about him. No one ever lived who was so good, so kind, so gentle, and so sorry for all people who did wrong or were in any way ill or miserable, as He was.”— Charles DickensCharles Dickens wrote The Life of Our Lord around the same time he was finishing David Copperfield, but to listeners raised on a diet of Dickensian wit and indignation, his rendering of Jesus' life may come as something of a surprise. Dickens approaches his subject with simple reverence, retelling the New Testament in a manner suitable for young children – who were, in fact, his...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Tom Baker reads Charles Dickens' timeless seasonal story. Charles Dickens' story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, has become one of the timeless classics of English literature. First published in 1843, it introduces us not only to Scrooge himself, but also to the memorable characters of underpaid desk clerk Bob Cratchit and his poor family, the poorest amongst whom is the ailing and crippled Tiny Tim. In this captivating recording, Tom Baker delivers a tour-de-force performance as he narrates the story. The listener joins Scrooge on Christmas Eve, witnesses the visitation of...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Mysterious, dark and full of excitement, Oliver Twist takes readers on a compelling journey through the crime-haunted alleys of Victorian London. It's heart-rending story of an innocent boy's struggle for survival is peopled by an unforgettable cast of characters - villainous Fagin, brutal Bill Sykes and the irrepressible Artful Dodger. This vivid retelling for children is remarkably faithful to Charles Dickens' masterpiece while Tony Robinson's narration brilliantly evokes the atmosphere of 1830s London. Sir Tony Robinson is an English actor - best known as Baldrick in the BBC television series Blackadder - comedian, author, presenter and political activist who is no stranger...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    A Christmas Carol is an essential part of Christmas for families everywhere. Since the book's publication in 1843, the story of miserly Scrooge's change of heart after the visit of three spirits has been encountered by children in innumerable books plays movies and cartoons based on Dickens's ghost story. This audiobook edition introduces children to the powerful words of the original text in an adaptation based on the one Dickens made for his public readings. Andy Sacs narration bring the classic story to life. Hundreds of facts explore Dickens's London; the wealth and poverty, and Christmas customs and ideals then and now. Dickens's marvellous words and their fascinating context...read more