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  • Colin Swash

    Stephen Moore stars in this dystopian comedy set in a future where living beyond 70 is prohibited 30th Century Britain, and the calamitous collapse of the pension system means compulsory euthanasia for all 70-year-olds. But a clerical error spells disaster for 69-year-old George Smith, who suddenly finds himself facing his demise a year early. Feisty George isn't going to take this lying down, and goes into battle with Central Admin - and the terrifying TV crew from This Was Your Life, who want to broadcast his imminent death live on air. On the run with bikini-clad bounty hunter Andrea Sunbeam, George goes underground, where he meets Public Enemy Number One (aka Mrs Cookson), more

  • Stephen Wyatt

    Ten comic dramatisations based on the stories and plays of WS Gilbert Sir William Schwenck Gilbert is best known for his operatic collaborations with Sir Arthur Sullivan, which captivated 19th-century audiences and continue to delight today. But he also created numerous solo works, among them these ten pieces, dramatised for radio by Stephen Wyatt and featuring Jonathan Coy as WS Gilbert. The Finger of Fate - Confirmed bachelor Foggerty yearns for peace - but Fate has other plans, in the form of large, lively Dolly Fortescue. Starring Stephen Moore, Alison Steadman, Martin Hyder, Ian Masters. First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 25 December 2002 An Elixir of Love - The inspiration more

  • C.P. Snow

    The full-cast BBC Radio adaptation of C. P. Snow's epic series about the English establishment across the twentieth century 'A vivid portrait of British academic, political and public life' Guardian 'A very considerable achievement... It brings into the novel themes and locales never seen before (except perhaps in Trollope)' Anthony Burgess In 1920s Leicester, Lewis Eliot must escape the drudgery of a council clerk's office and his provincial lower class background to begin his decades-long rise to power. As the years pass, and Lewis progresses to successful London lawyer, to Cambridge don, to wartime service in Whitehall, to senior civil servant and finally retirement, he more

  • Douglas Adams

    A dynamic remastering of the second BBC Radio 4 full-cast serial – Fit the Seventh to Fit the Twelfth – which spawned a phenomenal hitchhiking legend The second original series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy remastered by Dirk Maggs (director of the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases) to give a full, vibrant sound, now with Philip Pope’s version of the familiar theme tune and specially re-recorded announcements by John Marsh. Stranded on Prehistoric Earth since the end of the first series, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect are once again trying to hitch their way off the planet. Zaphod finds his visit to the offices of the Guide rudely interrupted by more

  • Douglas Adams

    A dynamic remastering of the original BBC Radio 4 full-cast serial - Fit the First to Fit the Sixth - which spawned a phenomenal hitchhiking legend The original series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, remastered by Dirk Maggs (director of the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases) to give a full, vibrant sound, now with Philip Pope's version of the familiar theme tune and specially re-recorded announcements by John Marsh. Join Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect,Trillian, Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin the Paranoid Android in their first series of adventures as they witness the destruction of Earth to make way for a hyperspace bypass, stumble upon the ancient planet of Magrathea, more

  • Doug Lucie

    Doug Lucie's satirical sequel to 'Hitched' revisits the bride and groom, Emma and Richard, two years after their big day. The honeymoon is well and truly over and wedded bliss hasn't turned out to be, well, blissful. With their relationship at crisis point, Emma returns from America with her young daughter to discover her life isn't the only one that has changed. But just what has happened between Emma and Richard, and why has she returned home without him? When Richard in turn flies back to the UK, the stage is set for another unforgettable family encounter. With sparks sure to fly at a family reunion no one wants to attend, Emma and Richard must finally decide what the future holds more

  • Agatha Christie

    Soon to be a major new London theatre show, The Witness for the Prosecution follows the hapless Leonard Vole as he learns he has been accused of murdering a wealthy widow in order to get his hands on the inheritance. His predicament is made even worse when he discovers his wife to be the chief witness against him.The trial proceeds with a number of unexpected twists. This classic BBC radio drama stars Hywell Bennett as Leonard, and Miriam Margolyes as his more

  • Stephen K Amos

    Stephen K Amos and the comedy circuit's best stand-ups attempt to unravel the knotty problems of life Award-winning jokesmith and self-confessed idiot Stephen K Amos teams up with some of the world's sharpest comic minds to compile a dummies' guide to being a modern human. From raising children and having a mid-life crisis, to first impressions and facing your fears, who better than a bunch of comedians to lead us through life's existential maze? In these 17 episodes, Stephen and friends take us on a journey of self-discovery through observational comedy - with help from a live studio audience, who provide their own tips, stories and experiences. They share their unique more

  • Robin Glendinning

    Robin Glendinning's BBC Radio 4 full-cast black comedy telling the story of a real mystery. Originally broadcast in the ‘Saturday Play’ slot on 11 July 2009. In 1946, the Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII) and his wife (formerly Wallis Simpson) paid a visit to Britain, hoping to secure a government job for the Duke and a title for the Duchess. During the visit, the Duchess' jewels, worth millions, were stolen. Conspiracy theories abounded. Was it an inside job by the Royal Family, or even an insurance fraud by the Duke and Duchess? Starring Jon Glover as the Duke of Windsor, Christine Kavanagh as the Duchess of Windsor and Christian Rodska as Capstick. Also with Chris Yapp, more

  • Stephen Spender

    Hear rare recordings from some of the world's most-respected poets reading their own works: Ezra Pound, Old Men With Beautiful Manners; William Butler Yeats, The Lake Isle Of Innisfree; Robert Graves, A Last Poem; Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Harp-Weaver; Richard Eberhart, The Groundhog; Philip Levine, Blasting From Heaven; Marianne Moore, The Mind Is An Enchanting Thing; Stephen Spender, What I Expected; Vachel Lindsay, An Interpolation By more

  • Various Authors

    From some of the hottest names in crime fiction today come original stories written expressly for this collection. These taut tales, loaded with tension and charged with uncertainty, bring each victim-the unsuspecting, the hunted, the fearful-into the deadly sights of a hired killer's gun. From New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors come these stories: "Keller's Karma" by Lawrence Block, read by Stefan Rudnicki "A Trip Home" by Ed Gorman, read by Gabrielle De Cuir "The Catch" by James W. Hall, read by John Rubinstein "Quarry's Luck" by Max Allan Collins, read by Stefan Rudnicki "The Greatest Trick of All" by Lee Child, read by more

  • Tim Firth

    Delight in a collection of famous children's stories performed by our favourite celebrities. From a fantastic edition of Beauty and The Beast, read by the brilliant comedian, writer and actor Rik Mayall, to an awe inspiring and captivating retelling of Sleeping Beauty by the renown Lenny Henry, and many, many more... This collection includes: Aladdin, Beauty and The Beast, Sinbad the Sailor, The Gingerbread Man, Three Little Pigs (Rik Mayall) Hansel and Gretel, The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, The Hare and the Tortoise (Bobby Davro) Sleeping Beauty, Emperors New Clothes, Ugly Duckling (Lenny Henry) Get Me Out Of The Jungle Book (David more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    The most beloved fairy tales of Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen, narrated by the very best of British stage and screen talent. Perfect for bedtime, the long car journey or rainy afternoons at home, let Andersen delight and enchant children (and adults) of all ages with characters that stand the test of time. The Princess and the Pea and the Steadfast Tin Soldier by Sir Roger Moore The Little Match Girl by Ewan McGregor The Ugly Duckling by Stephen Fry The Emperor's New Clothes by Dame Joan Collins The Snow Queen by Joanna Lumley Little Claus and Big Claus by Sir Michael Caine The Little Mermaid by David Walliams Thumbelina by Charlotte Rampling It's Quite True by more

  • Lee Smith

    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, The Devil's Dream is an animated, lyrical novel that is meant to be savored as spoken word. Consummate storyteller Lee Smith's creation will delight anyone who enjoys the sound of language and a good story. Preacher's son Moses Bailey believed that the fiddle was the voice of the Devil and denied his wife the pleasure of the music she dearly loved. She fiddled for her three children behind her husband's back. Thus begins a magnificent 150-year saga of a musical Southern family featuring barn dances, medicine shows, the Grand Ole Opry, and the evolution of country music from hymns to rockabilly. Generations of authentic, down-home mountain more