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    This first volume of readings features twelve stories of excitement and adventure in distant times and places. In The Curse of Peladon (read by Jon Pertwee), the Doctor and Jo visit a primitive planet where they encounter a delegation of aliens- including the Ice Warriors. In Kinda (read by Peter Davison), a serpent at the heart of paradise poses danger for the TARDIS crew and a human survey team. Attack of the Cybermen (read by Colin Baker) sees the Cybermen embarking on a plan to change history...by crashing Halley's Comet into Earth. Out of the Darkness (read by Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant) comprises three gripping original short stories starring the Sixth Doctor and Peri; while...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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    Like plenty before her, social worker Clare Barker has entered a caring profession so that she can sort out other people's problems rather than deal with her own. A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis, while at the same time finding it a trial having to put up with tiresome members of the public. Politically correct, humourless and prone to jargon, she is entirely lacking in self-awareness, making her encounters with colleagues, family and her partner Brian wonderfully entertaining and richly comic. In these six episodes, Clare babysits a friend's child, loses sleep due to the upstairs neighbours'...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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    An extraordinary tale of desire, betrayal and death from Britain's longest running and best loved radio serial. Wealthy, philandering gentleman farmer Brian Aldridge embarked on a casual fling with freelance translator Siobhan Hathaway, but what ensued was the most explosive affair in the history of Ambridge. After a series of secret trysts, Siobhan got pregnant, and the whole affair came out into the open. Although devastated, Brian's wife Jennifer stood by her man, and promised to forgive him as long as his mistress left Ambridge forever. Siobhan embarked on a new life in Germany taking with her baby Ruari, the son that Brian had always wanted. For a while, it seemed as though the...read more

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    Forty-five of Britain’s best-loved poems, read by John Nettles, Siobhan Redmond, Greg Wise and Emma Fielding. In a nationwide poll conducted by BBC Television's Bookworm to find the nation's favourite poem, Rudyard Kipling's 'If' was voted number one. This compilation brings together over 40 poems from the poll, including the top 10, all stirringly read by John Nettles, Siobhàn Redmond, Greg Wise, and Emma Fielding. ©1998 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)1998 BBC Audiobooks...read more

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    'Revive the warriors!' The TARDIS materialises inside Sea Base Four, which lies on one of Earth's ocean beds in the year 2084. The Doctor, Tegan and Turlough quickly run into trouble, as the base's personnel suspect them of belonging to an enemy power bloc. Nearby, a group of Silurian reptiles - who inhabited Earth centuries before mankind - are reviving some of their Sea Devil cousins after an over-long hibernation. The intention of these combined forces is to attack Sea Base Four and provoke a war between the rival human governments. The Doctor remembers the carnage the ensued when the intelligent reptiles encountered humans previously, and he is determined to prevent it happening...read more

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    A hilarious collection of BBC broadcasting blunders presented by John Inverdale. There are no gaffes like sporting gaffes. In the excitement of the moment, and live on air, commentators and sports personalities can say the most amazing and the silliest things. This compilation includes slips-of-the-tongue and scrambling of words which produce gales of laughter from the commentary box – and those listening in. There’s the hysteria of an overexcited Colombian football commentator, as well as Brian Johnston’s unforgettable ‘leg-over’ gaffe, not to mention a whole host of laugh-out-loud moments involving tennis, racing, boxing and almost every other major sport under the sun. All the...read more

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    The imagery and wit of an incomparable broadcaster is captured here in a unique collection of historic, and humorous, moments from the twentieth century. From the 1940s we hear about Bradman’s last test, from the 50s Compton’s highest Test Score, from the 60s Trueman’s 300th Test wicket and Boycott’s first ton, and then the 70s with Arlott’s ‘freaker’ (the Lord’s streaker) and finally John’s last commentary at the Lord’s centenary Test in 1980. His commentary was poetic in its elegance, and the pictures he painted with words are vintage: ‘the stroke of a man knocking a thistle top off with a walking stick’ (on Clive Lloyd in 1975) and ‘a colony of silver...read more

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    John Inverdale presents another hilarious selection of sporting clangers from the BBC archives. Here are some more wonderful giggles, goofs and gaffes that can turn an innocent sports report into a commentator’s nightmare – and a listener’s dream. Live on air, commentators and sports personalities can say the silliest things.Among those caught out this time are John Humphrys, Garry Richardson, Jonathan Agnew, Alan Green, Mike Ingham, Cornelius Lysaght, Simon Brotherton, Peter Baxter and Colin Murray. This compilation also includes Nigel Mansell trying out a new exercise, misbehaving microphones, ‘muppet’ impressions, party tricks, accidental innuendo, and some special off-air...read more

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    For the first time, an edition of Martin Luther King's most important speeches and selected sermons are assembled and available on CD as a value-priced edition. Hachette Audio believes that the timeless message of King, in his own words and voice, are essential listening for any American and for any world citizen interested in American history, social justice, or non-violent protest. We hope to make these incredibly momentous speeches, extraordinary historical documents, accessible to an even wider population via this affordable...read more

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    The Two Ronnies was one of Britain's most successful comedy sketch shows, and dominated the TV schedules for sixteen years between 1971 and 1987. This compilation of classics from the much-loved show includes the sketches 'The Strange Case of Mrs. Mace', 'Plain Speaking', 'Grublian', 'Dr. Spooner Re-Visited', 'A Doctor’s Life' and 'About a Bout'. There’s also 'Doctors Anonymous', 'Jolly Rhymes', 'The Complete Rook', 'Ronnie Corbett’s Chat-Spot' and 'A Doctor’s Life'. This recording was previously released on LP in 1976. Due to the age of the source material, the sound quality may...read more

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    Described by Barry Took as 'A kaleidoscope of funny voices, catch phrase and innuendo revolving at breakneck speed and with a complete disregard for logic', I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again pre-dated I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and showcased the comic talents of Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie. This compilation of classic sketches, includes 'Full Frontal Radio', 'Prune Manifesto', 'Buffers', 'Critics', 'News in Welsh', 'Listening to Flowers', 'Eddie Waring Impersonation' and 'Taming of the Shrew'. Vintage Beeb: classic albums first available as BBC LPs, now reissued on CD and as...read more

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    'Paul’s Letters to The Corinthians 1 & 2': Peter Jeffrey reads the second and third of Paul’s Letters, in which he writes to the Christian community in Corinth, Greece. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury. 'The New Testament': These abridged readings of the New Testament are taken from the 1989 Revised English Bible, which was translated directly from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek into modern English to produce a Bible that was at once accessible and...read more

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    'Paul’s Letters to The Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians & The Epistles of Timothy': Timothy West reads 'Paul’s Letters to The Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians', and Denis Quilley reads his two 'Letters to Timothy'. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Anthony Kearey. 'The New Testament': These abridged readings of the New Testament are taken from the 1989 Revised English Bible, which was translated directly from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek into modern English to produce a Bible that was at...read more

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    'Paul’s Letters to Titus, Philemon & The Hebrews': Rosemary Leach reads 'Paul’s Letter to Titus', Frank Windsor reads 'Paul’s Letter to Philemon' and Virginia McKenna reads the 'Letter to The Hebrews'. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Dennis Nowlan. 'The New Testament': These abridged readings of the New Testament are taken from the 1989 Revised English Bible, which was translated directly from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek into modern English to produce a Bible that was at once accessible and...read more

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    'Paul’s Letter to the Romans': Roger McGough reads the first of the 'Letters of Paul', in which he explains how salvation is offered through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Delia Paton. 'The New Testament': These abridged readings of the New Testament are taken from the 1989 Revised English Bible, which was translated directly from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek into modern English to produce a Bible that was at once accessible and...read more

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    'The Acts of the Apostles': Michael Williams reads the fifth book of the New Testament, in which Luke describes how early Christianity spread throughout the world. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Sue Reid. 'The New Testament': These abridged readings of the New Testament are taken from the 1989 Revised English Bible, which was translated directly from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek into modern English to produce a Bible that was at once accessible and...read more

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    'The Gospel of John': Tony Britton reads St John's account of the life and teachings of Jesus. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Penny Leicester. 'The New Testament': These abridged readings of the New Testament are taken from the 1989 Revised English Bible, which was translated directly from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek into modern English to produce a Bible that was at once accessible and...read more

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    'The Gospel of Luke': Sheila Hancock reads St Luke's account of the life and teachings of Jesus. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Hugh Hayes. 'The New Testament': These abridged readings of the New Testament are taken from the 1989 Revised English Bible, which was translated directly from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek into modern English to produce a Bible that was at once accessible and...read more