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  • Various

    A compilation of highlights from various Christmas episodes, where we not only hear tidings of the births of Debbie Aldridge and John Archer, but also drop in on shows in the village hall and hear old favourite songs like 'The Village Pump' rendered by Tom Forrest, and 'Jones’ Ale' by a group of tuneful male...read more

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    Individuals who have experienced some of society's biggest issues tell their stories - and search for answers From climate change, fake news and vaccine hesitancy to mental health, addiction and domestic violence, there are no shortage of societal problems facing the UK right now. But while we are aware these challenges exist, without personal experience it is hard for us to understand what it is like to struggle with them, and harder still to envision potential solutions. These compelling documentaries, first broadcast on radio under the title 'My Name Is...', introduce us to a range of individuals who have confronted various hardships, telling their stories and following them as...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

  • Various Artists

    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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    Since 1977, BBC Radio 4's funniest and quirkiest game show has been answering questions and offering wit and wisdom on global happenings, national news and quite frankly pathetic parochial events. Regular panellists Alan Coren, Jeremy Hardy, Andy Hamilton and Linda Smith are once again joined by a plethora of guests from the worlds of media and politics, as they bring their satirical talents to bear on topical events from 2004. 'The cleverest, wittiest, best programme in any medium in the story of the world ever' - Chris Campling, The...read more

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    Listen and Play encourages the pre-school child to observe the world with theirs ears! Each audiobook contains an exciting mix of songs, nursery rhymes, sound puzzles and tongue twisters and finishes with a short story. Listen and Play offers more than just songs, more than just stories, more than just rhymes. It takes a journey through sound that offers the pre-school child the opportunity to interact with the audio. Ideal for young children listening at bedtime or in the car, includes favourites such as: The Wheels On The Bus; On The Farm; and Beside the...read more

  • John Lloyd

    The News Quiz, ‘the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio’, has been providing headlines and punchlines since it first aired in 1977, and spawned the hit television panel game Have I Got News for You. In these four episodes, panellists including Andy Hamilton, Jeremy Hardy and Francis Wheen take a wry, sideways look at the news, interpreting events big and small in their own unique ways. With guest stars including Sue Perkins, Hugo Rifkind and Mark Steel, they face questions on topics as diverse as obesity, the US Federal Reserve, Derek Conway’s suspension and fuel duty protests - as well as Jeremy Paxman’s pants, naked flights for nudists, the broken toilet on the...read more

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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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    In 2005, after sixteen years off-air, Doctor Who returned to BBC Television – and soon became more popular than ever before. In this special anthology of clips and interviews, featuring newly-released material, Elisabeth Sladen journeys back to the recent past to delve into the show’s dazzling success. With the help of extracts from radio programmes as diverse as Go 4 It, Jo Whiley, PM, Newsbeat and The Now Show, she explores the run-up to the launch of Series 1 and follows the programme’s progress right up to 2009, with the impending departure of David Tennant. Featuring the voices of David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Christopher Eccleston, Kylie Minogue, Freema Agyeman, Russell T...read more

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    Everyone loves a bedtime story. And here are eight of the best, each with a Christmas theme, written by an array of literature's best-known names: Laurie Lee, Charles Dickens and Hans Christian Andersen are just some of the storytellers included in this collection. Amongst those giving voice to these stories are Patricia Routledge, Joss Ackland, Miriam Margolyes, Dame Judi Dench and Richard Briers. Intriguing, funny, poignant and above all entertaining, these eight Christmas stories are the best of BBC Radio 4's 'Book at...read more

  • Caroline Kennedy

    In She Walks in Beauty, Caroline Kennedy has once again marshaled the gifts of our greatest poets to pay a very personal tribute to the human experience, this time to the complex and fascinating subject of womanhood. Inspired by her own reflections on more than fifty years of life as a young girl, a woman, a wife, and a mother, She Walks in Beauty draws on poetry's eloquent wisdom to ponder the many joys and challenges of being a woman. Kennedy has divided the collection into sections that signify to her the most notable milestones, passages, and universal experiences in a woman's life, and she begins each of these sections with an introduction in which she explores and celebrates the most...read more

  • Ellen Datlow

    Featuring original stories from 20 authors, this dark, captivating, fabulous and fantastical collection, Naked City, is not to be missed! Edited by award-winning editor Ellen Datlow. 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...read more

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    An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans with a focus on motherhood. The perfect Mother's Day gift. Based on the NPR series of the same name, this new 1-CD collection of This I Believe essays will again gather a diverse group of essayists—ranging from famous to previously unknown—completing the thought that begins the book's title with respect to mothers and motherhood. The result will be another stirring and provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of people whose beliefs—and the remarkably varied way in which they choose to express them—reveal the American spirit at its best. Essays, compiled from the first...read more

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    From the producer of the enormously popular Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie, Thou Shalt Laugh is the hit standup comedy series audio book that's cleaning up comedy one BLEEP at a time! Thou Shalt Laugh started with a simple premise. There are dozens of incredibly gifted Christian comedians working all over the country today –why don't more people know about them? Producers Hunt Lowry and Jonathan Bock scouted comedy clubs nationwide to bring you the funniest Christian comedians on the planet. With world famous hosts, the Thou Shalt Laugh comedy audio book will be sure to entertain you, your family and your friends from now until the rapture. Looking for funny? Your prayers have...read more

  • Various Authors

    In a powerful collection, eleven internationally acclaimed fiction writers draw on personal objects to bring the First World War to life for readers of all ages.A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the remarkable authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories that go to the heart of the human experience of World War I. Each author was invited to choose an object that had a connection to the war—a writing kit for David Almond, a helmet for Michael Morpurgo—and use it as the inspiration for an original short story. What results is an extraordinary collection, illustrated throughout by the award-winning Jim Kay and featuring...read more

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    Listen to a collection of classic stories by the world’s most beloved writers. Here are the complete stories, unabridged, for you and your family to enjoy together this Christmas and for many Christmases to come. Family favorites and remembered treasures are in this collection, as well as a few light-hearted surprises.A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Read by Tom Casaletto The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, Read by Dick Hill Is There a Santa Claus? (Yes, Virginia…) by Frank P. Church, Read by J. Charles A Visit from Saint Nicholas (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas) by Clement C. Moore, Read by Bill Weideman A Winter Walk by Henry David Thoreau, Read by Jean...read more

  • George R. R. Martin

    The action-packed alternate fantasy returns for a new generation, featuring fiction from #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, Michael Cassutt, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Lewis Shiner, and more―plus two completely new stories from Kevin Andrew Murphy and bestselling author Carrie Vaughn. Forty years after the Wild Card Virus's release, the World Health Organization decides it's time to take a delegation of Aces, Jokers, politicians, and journalists on a fact-finding mission to learn how other countries are dealing with the virus that reshaped humanity. Leading the team is Gregg Hartmann, a senator with presidential aspirations and a dangerous ace up his...read more

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    Since 1998, the Alfred A. Knopf Publishing Group has celebrated National Poetry Month™ by emailing a poem-a-day throughout the month of April to over 25,000 devoted poetry fans. In April 2006, Knopf introduced the Poem-a-Day podcast, which featured poets including Kevin Young and James Merrill reading their own poems, as well as Knopf authors such as Joan Didion and Toni Morrison reading work by their favorite poets. To celebrate National Poetry Month™ in 2007, Random House Audio has gathered a selection of the April 2006 Knopf Poem-a-Day podcasts into one oustanding audio collection. In addition to the all-star lineup of poets and celebrity readers included in...read more