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    A loyal tribute to 10 glorious years from BBC Radio 4's Week Ending team. From the archives of the legendary satirical radio comedy series Week Ending comes this compilation of satirical and sardonic sketches based on Margaret Thatcher's first 10 years as prime minister.First released on cassette as Ten Years With Maggie, this has now been reissued as a digital download for the first time, on the 30th anniversary of Mrs Thatcher's coming to power. Written by David Baddiel, Guy Jenkin, Rob Newman, John O'Farrell and many others, it features the vocal talents of Sally Grace, Bill Wallis, David Tate, Jon Glover and Chris Emmett. Week Ending became the nerve-centre of new writing in British...read more

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    Christian Poetry VOLUME 3  A selection of famous and not so famous poems and lyrics on spiritual themes This Collection of 63 poems by various authors including Christina Rossetti, Thomas Ken, John Nelson Darby, Richard Baxter, Isaac Watts, Gerhardt Ter Steegan, Anne Ross Cousin and many others has been brought together in order that these spiritual truths and impressions, presented in poetical form, will comfort and edify God’s people as they wrestle daily with the world, the flesh, and the devil. To know that others have felt what we have felt, ‘Through all the changing scenes of life , In trouble and in joy’ to hear the feelings in our hearts...read more

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    Just as uproariously funny – and terrifically popular – today as when it first began on BBC Radio 4 in 1967, Just a Minute challenges contestants to speak for one minute on a given subject without repetition, hesitation or deviation. Its mix of irreverent fun and ferocious competition has always attracted stellar names from the world of comedy and theatre. In this edition, radio's favourite chatterers pit their wits - and their words - against the clock in a hilarious selection from the long-running comedy game show. Nicholas Parsons hosts, with panellists Peter Jones, Clement Freud, Derek Nimmo, Tony Hawks, Fred MacAulay, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Paul Merton and Caroline...read more

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    Four episodes from the long-running BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game Just a Minute, in which Nicholas Parsons attempts to keep order as contestants attempt to speak on a given subject for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Panellists on this edition include Clement Freud, Stephen Fry, Sheila Hancock, Tony Hawks, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Paul Merton, Chris Neill, Ross Noble, Graham Norton, Sue Perkins, Wendy Richard, Linda Smith and Liza...read more

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    Four episodes taken from the 2002 and 2003 series of the long-running BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game, in which Nicholas Parsons attempts to keep order as the contestantsdo their best to speak on a given subject for one minute with hesitation, repetition or deviation. Panellists include Clement Freud, Julian Clary, Tony Hawks, Paul Merton, Charles Collingwood, Ross Noble, Pam Ayres, Graham Norton, Kit Hesketh-Harvey and Steve...read more

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    In this selection of four more editions of Just a Minute, Nicholas Parsons once again attempts to keep control over the proceedings, as well as over panellists Paul Merton, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Liza Tarbuck, Charles Collingwood, Clement Freud, Linda Smith, Tony Hawks, Chris Neill, Graham Norton, Dara O'Briain and Greg Proops. As the players attempt to speak for sixty seconds without repetition, deviation or hesitation, the subjects covered range from 'My Favourite Pudding' and 'Curiosities', to 'Fake Tans' and 'The Best Dressed Member of the Panel'. Eloquence, wit, imagination and a sharp ear are the qualities required for the game, and the hilarious results are here for all to...read more

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    Fivenovellas of hard science fiction by five modern masters of the form From NebulaAward winner Gregory Benford comes this ambitious hard SF anthology thatcollects five original novellas. Each one takes the very long view-all are setat least ten thousand years in the future. The authors take a rigorouslyscientific view of such grand panoramas, confronting the largest issues ofcosmology, astronomy, evolution, and biology. The lastmoments of a universe beseiged occupy Greg Bear's Judgment Engine. Can something human matter at the very end ofcreation, as contorted matter ceases to have meaning and time itself stuttersto an eerie halt? Genesis by Poul Anderson is set a billion years ahead,...read more

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    A chilling reenactment of the Federal government’s anti-Communist investigations Eric Bentley has chosen highlights from the thirty-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee to demonstrate HUAC’s focus on artists, intellectuals, and performers. Volume 2: 1951–1952 includes the testimonies of Clifford Odets, Edward G. Robinson, Elia Kazan, Jose Ferrer, Bud Schulberg, Sterling Hayden, Abe Burroughs, Lillian Hellman, and many others. Thirty Years of Treason serves as a warning for the future and creates living history from the documentary record. “[Portrays] a dark chapter in our nation’s history that needs to be remembered.”—Library...read more

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    Christian Poetry  VOLUME 2  A selection of famous and not so famous poems and lyrics on spiritual themes    This Collection of 63 poems by various authors including,  John Newton, Elizabeth Dark, Frances Ridley Havergal,  Charles Wesley, John Bodman, H. D’A Champney, Jeanne Marie de la Motte-Guyon and many others. has been brought together in order that these spiritual truths and impressions, presented in poetical form, will comfort and edify God’s people as they wrestle daily with the world, the flesh, and the devil. To know that others have felt what we have felt, ‘Through all the changing scenes of life , In trouble...read more

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    Christian Poetry VOLUME 1  A selection of famous and not so famous poems and lyrics on spiritual themes. This Collection of 62 Poems by various authors including William Cowper, Thomas Kelly, Willie Mullan, Robert Murray McCheyne, Charlotte Elliott, George Herbert, Charitie Lees De Chenez and many others, has been brought together in order that these spiritual truths and impressions, presented in poetical form, will comfort and edify God’s people as they wrestle daily with the world, the flesh, and the devil. To know that others have felt what we have felt, ‘Through all the changing scenes of life , In trouble and in joy’ to hear the feelings in...read more

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    Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge star in the second popular BBC Radio 4 series. After meeting at Irene's daughter Lesley's wedding reception, Irene Spencer and Vera Small become firm - sometimes too firm - friends, and so began their extraordinary correspondence. Here we find Vera installed at Far Shores Trailer Park and Irene living the 'high' life Down Under. In their letters they share all the twists and turns of life's rich tapestry in true acerbic and forthright form - swapping family stories and subtle put-downs eith ease and...read more

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    When Kennedy spoke of landing a man on the moon it seemed an impossible task "We do this not because it is easy but because it is hard". Man was spacebound and Kennedy's goal was to achieve this on many levels; to show the Soviet Union that America was the pre-eminent Superpower, to give a boost to the military industrial complex and to rally America to a common purpose and...read more

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    The two most treasured documents of American freedom together on one audiobook. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal… Drafted by Thomas Jefferson in 1776 as an act of rebellion, The Declaration of Independence powerfully expresses the political principles of an emerging nation. As justification for severing ties with England, The Declaration presented a list of grievances against the King and declared the colonies to be sovereign states. We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings...read more

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    Here are four episodes of classic comedy from the days when the Civil Service had a sense of humour. The Men from the Ministry were the hilarious radio forerunners of TV's Yes Minister — bungling bureaucrats who bungled for 15 glorious years from 1962 to...read more

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    In this thrilling collection of original stories some of today's hottest paranormal authors delight, thrill and captivate readers with otherworldly tales of magic and mischief. In Jim Butcher's 'Curses' Harry Dresden investigates how to lift a curse laid by the Fair Folk on the Chicago Cubs. In Patricia Briggs' 'Fairy Gifts,' a vampire is called home by magic to save the Fae who freed him from a dark curse. In Melissa Marr's 'Guns for the Dead,' the newly dead Frankie Lee seeks a job in the afterlife on the wrong side of the law. In Holly Black's 'Noble Rot,' a dying rock star discovers that the young woman who brings him food every day has some strange appetites of her own. Featuring...read more

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    The legendary Ice House Comedy Club, the oldest comedy club in the nation, celebrated its 50th anniversary with this live all-star comedy extravaganza. This recording of that momentous night features 8 national headliners in an amazing tribute that will be remembered as one of the strongest comedy shows in Los Angeles...read more

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    Wise, Witty Original Research on Texas Old & New - From Texas Folklore Society Members Hear the funny, inspirational papers that were spoken at annual meetings of the Texas Folklore Society. Members of this legendary organization "talk fancy" about Texas peddlers, fly paper, funeral homes, horny toads, Jesse James, possums, babies, grandparents, cow chips, crazy women in the rafters, dogwood hoops, windmills that "steal air," early radio DJs and…much, much more! Elmer Kelton - Paul Patterson: Teacher, Mentor, Friend Tom Breedlove - A Fly Paper Phyllis Bridges - La Quinceañera: Hispanic Folk Custom Georgia Caraway - Texas Kitsch and Other Collectibles Kenneth Davis - Peddlers in...read more

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    An astonishing collection of fifty of the greatest short stories ever written by some of literature's most highly acclaimed writers. 1. Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence 2. Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant 3. Twenty-six Men and a Girl by Maxim Gorky 4. Hot Potatoes by Arnold Bennett 5. Rats by M. R. James 6. Zodomirsky’s Duel by Alexandre Dumas 7. The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin 8. The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe 9. The Encased Man by Anton Chekhov 10. A Candle by Count Leo Tolstoy 11. Malachi’s Cove by Anthony Trollope 12. Nine O’Clock by Wilkie Collins 13. The Drover’s Wife by Henry Lawson 14. The Mines of Falun by E. T. A. Hoffmann 15....read more

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    A fascinating collection of intriguing and unusual classic murder stories by some of the masters of mystery and crime writing. 1. "His Brother’s Keeper", by W. W. Jacobs 2. "The Murder of the Mandarin", by Arnold Bennett 3. "The Perfect Murder", by Stacy Aumonier 4. "The Hammer of God", by G. K. Chesterton 5. "The Shadow of the Shark", by G. K. Chesterton 6. "Diamond Cut Diamond", by F. Britten Austin 7. "Mr. Higginbotham’s Catastrophe", by Nathaniel Hawthorne 8. "The Murder of the Countess Goerlitz", by S. Baring-Gould 9. "Markheim", by Robert Louis Stevenson 10. "The Mystery of Marie Roget", by Edgar Allan Poe 11. "The Hair", by...read more

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    Since the beginning of the recording era, the radio, the 78 and LPs have produced an unforgettable list of Classic Children's Favourites. Here, on this unique set, are many of the finest, performed by great stars of the past. Danny Kaye presents Tubby the Tuba and others; Spike Jones sings Old Macdonald Had a Farm, Harold Fraser-Simson is At Buckingham Palace (with Christopher Robin). There is the cut-glass accent of Uncle Mac and the uninhibited rasp of Popeye. A delight for parents, grandparents and children...read more