A collection of BBC radio full-cast dramatisations of Jane Austen's six major novels. Jane Austen is one of the finest writers in the English language, and this volume includes all six of her classic novels. Mansfield Park: on a quest to find a position in society, Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. Northanger Abbey: young, naïve Catherine Morland receives an invitation to stay at the isolated Gothic mansion Northanger Abbey.
"Great way to listen to Austen's works!"
An exhilarating journey into the mind and spirit of a remarkable man, a legendary teacher, and a masterful storyteller, conducted by TV journalist Bill Moyers for their acclaimed PBS series.
"A series that changed my life"
A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....
"Absolutely Perfect Casting"
The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, with an upcoming one from Paramount arriving in 2016. The Fifty-Year Mission is a no-holds-barred oral history of five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators, and cast as they unveil the oftentimes shocking story of Star Trek's ongoing 50-year mission.
"Best book I've ever heard on making pop culture"
A full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman’s celebrated apocalyptic comic novel, with bonus length episodes and outtakes. According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday in fact. Just after Any Answers on Radio 4….Events have been set in motion to bring about the End of Days. The armies of Good and Evil are gathering and making their way towards the sleepy English village of Lower Tadfield.
"An adaption of one of my all time favorite books"
This landmark production, perhaps the most ambitious radio project ever attempted, began when Star Wars creator George Lucas donated the story rights to an NPR affiliate. Writer Brian Daley adapted the film's highly visual script to the special demands and unique possibilities of radio, creating a more richly textured tale with greater emphasis on character development.
"Beyond the film..."
Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage, and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
"Many years of enjoyment"
A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll. Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune.
"Difficult to listen to in the car!"
Two lost stories from the Fourth Doctor's era: The Foe from the Future and The Valley of Death.
"What a treat! The Doctor and Leela"
A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll.
Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune.
"Possible Reason For Some Low Ratings"
The complete fifth series of BBC Radio 4's award-winning sketch show, written by and starring the writer of Cabin Pressure. John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme has won a host of awards, including the 2015 BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Scripted Comedy with Live Audience. Written by and starring John Finnemore, this fifth series of the hit show returns with more witty wordplay and laugh-out-loud sketches.
Join Opie (Gregg Hughes) alongside comedian Jim Norton as they talk about today’s current events, take phone calls, and interview celebrities. For Adults Only: Explicit language. Must be 18 years of age to purchase.
"Ramon, bring me a spoiled family photo"
Stephen Fry and John Bird star as masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in all 22 episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series. Prentiss McCabe is a London-based 'government-media relations consultancy', and in each episode Charles and Martin are embroiled in the machinations of the British political system. This complete collection includes all 21 episodes of the four series broadcast between 2000 and 2004, plus the special 2006 episode. Duration: 11 hours approx.
Finding comedy in everything and everything in comedy. Ron Bennington has been a stand-up comedian and comedy club owner and promoter. He's also been part of two legendary radio shows, the Ron and Ron Radio Network and the Ron and Fez show. All of that experience comes together for Bennington. Three hours of talk entertainment with nationally known comedians.
Three powerful radio productions from the BBC archives starring Ian McKellen, Ronald Pickup and Paul Scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.
"Sparknotes is genius."
Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing.
"Does this work as an audiobook? Yes, Minister ..."
The first ever broadcast dramatisation of Ursula Le Guin's seminal science fiction novel. On an alien world in the middle of an ice age, one man prepares for the biggest mission of his life. Alone and unarmed, Genly Ai has been sent from Earth to persuade the people of Gethen to join the Ekumen, a union of planets. But it's a task fraught with danger.
Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum; a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realises that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to Ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than sculpture.
"Be Careful What You Wish For"
Dragnet was perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in media history. The series gave millions of audience members a feel for the boredom and drudgery, as well as the danger and heroism, of real-life police work.
Actor and producer Jack Webb's aims in Dragnet were for realism and unpretentious acting. He achieved both goals, and Dragnet remains a key influence on subsequent police dramas in many media.
"The Grandfather of Law and Order"
The CBS Radio Workshop was an experimental series of productions, subtitled "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" that ran between 27 January 1956 and 22 September 1957. The premiere production was Brave New World, narrated by Huxley himself, with a complicated sound-effects score that evidently took a long time to construct, and comprised a ticking metronome, tom-tom beats, bubbling water, an air hose, a cow's moo, an oscillator, and three kinds of wine glasses clicking together.
"OH, FOR FORD'S SAKE"
Ron Barr interviews NFL MVP Dan Fouts about the happiest moment of his career, the differences between how the game was played back then versus today and the image of the Chargers as a team. This interview took place on January 23rd, 2014.
Ron Barr interviews Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson about his single-season rushing record, the changing role of the running back and knowing when to go for that extra yard. This interview took place on January 17th, 2006.
Ron Barr interviews Hall of Famer Herb Adderley about the motivation for writing his book, what it was like growing up and why he moved from offense to defense. This interview took place on October 8th, 2012.
Ron Barr interviews Super Bowl MVP John Elway about the difference between being a player and a front office executive, the confidence the team had before the Super Bowl and how he earned the respect of his teammates. This interview took place on August 8th, 2003.
Ron Barr interviews three-time Super Bowl champion Mike Ditka about his memories of George Halas, his favorite stories of the 1985 Bears and his relationship with Buddy Ryan. This interview took place on July 25th, 2007.
Darra Goldstein on sugar, Douglas Quint on ice cream, Jenn Louis on dumplings, Keith Wilson on wine vessels.
We start the show with Jim Florentine in studio. We discuss hot sauce, Jamey Jasta joins the show, we talk about dating, we discuss MTV Classic, we talk about eating healthy and traveling, Lenny Marcus and Kevin Brennan join the show, and we talk about metal music. Dennis Falcone brings in cupcakes, we discuss using the tour bus bathroom, and Kevin fights with Lenny about Lenny being too nice.
Ron’s on vacation, so here’s one from the archive….Today on Bennington, the guys play a Donald Trump guessing game, discuss the latest presidential candidate, "Deez Nuts", they said goodbye to their intern Yukon, and Jeffrey Gurian and comedian Derek Gaines stop by the studio. [Original Broadcast Date: August 20, 2015]
Satisfy your hunger for new ideas with this interview show that explores the cutting edge of contemporary thinking in politics, religion, economics, science, the arts, and popular culture.
The award-winning and critically acclaimed Wireless Theatre Company strives to keep radio theater alive and well. From the hilarious to the terrifying, this diverse collection features 10 Wireless Theatre productions in a single volume: We Are the BBC by Susan Casanove, directed by Jack Bowman; No Cause for Alarm by Gareth Rubin; Stage Fright by Lynn Howes, directed by Emma Taylor, and more.
We start the show with Kevin Brennan and Lenny Marcus in studio. We talk about Uber, and we discuss the Democratic National Convention and watch some speeches. Jamey Jasta from Hatebreed joins the show. We talk about traveling, we watch Geraldo videos, and we talk to Jamey about touring. We talk to Lenny about his allergies, Jon Taffer stops by, we talk to Intern Josh, and we wrap up with Jamey, Lenny, and Kevin.
Steve Punt presents the funny, lively and dynamic quiz show from the makers of Cabin Pressure and Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive. Each week, at a different university, it pits a team of three students against three of their lecturers. The rounds vary between specialist knowledge and general knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and 'highbrow and lowbrow'. Which of the students will turn out to be complete trivia boffins? Will the lecturers reveal they know more about Beyoncé than Barthes?
The genius in the mad shirts from Mock the Week stars in his own series costarring Tom Goodman-Hill, Josie Lawrence, Ben Willbond and Dan Tetsell. Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is, 'Help!' In this show he has decided to set himself up as a man who can help anyone anywhere - whether they need it or not. Because, in his own words, there's 'no problem too problemy'. So when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push....
Vila is scared. Of course he is. Vila is always scared. He should feel safe. He is onboard the Liberator, the most powerful ship ever constructed. He is home - but he is certainly not alone. Ghostly figures stalk the corridors of the Liberator. Spectres who know Vila's name. Revenants. Demons. And Vila has nowhere to run.
Tonight on the program, coverage of the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Charlie is joined by Eric Holder, former United States Attorney General; Marc Lasry, co-founder and C.E.O. of Avenue Capital Group; and political commentator James Carville.
Ron’s on vacation – so here’s one from the archive....On this episode of Bennington, the show talks about the "Milk-Siblings" controversy, terms that only old people use, the biggest shark you've ever seen, comedians people listened to as kids, and Claude Shires stops by the studio. [Original Broadcast Date: August 12, 2015]
We start the show with Sherrod Small in studio. We talk about Radiohead, we discuss Penn Jillette and his weight loss, and we watch Bernie Sanders and his brother. We talk more about the Democratic National Convention, we talk about slaves building the White House, and we listen to Bill Clinton at the DNC. We discuss Star Trek, John Hinckley, Jr. being released, and yesterday's show, and John Cho stops by.
Today on Bennington, the gang discussed child actors, prices of weed and recreational drugs, and SiriusXM's policy on wearing shorts. Emily Tarver also stopped by the studio to hang out.
Tonight on the program, coverage of day three of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Charlie is joined by Jim Messina, who served as President Obama's campaign manager; political adviser Jim Messina; Paul Gigot of The Wall Street Journal; James Bennet, head of New York Times editorial board; Rep. Adam Schiff; former secretary of state Madeleine Albright; and Senator Elizabeth Warren.
"We live by wild mercy," Terry Tempest Williams writes. In this hour, she takes us to some of her favorite national parks, from Big Bend to Arches. We also explore the desert wilderness of Utah's Escalante area, and hear about a father and daughter's remarkable adventure into the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Lauret Savoy says the American landscape also has a complicated history that can't be separated from the country's racism. And Robert Moor talks about the wisdom of trails.
Today's most acclaimed film directors reveal intimate behind-the-scenes details of their most influential work and their unique approaches to their art. In the companion to the Silver Plaque-winning Starz/Encore documentary series, this book offers interviews with 13 top filmmakers. Contains each director's filmography, complete listings of major awards, and cast credits for all films discussed.
"If you can get by the narrator..."
Remember turning on the television and seeing shots of rockets fired at night in the first Gulf War, the first massacre victims in Kosovo, the US bomb that killed women and children in a bunker in Baghdad, and Mullah Omar declaring holy war for the Taliban? The men and women at the Frontline news agency believed the public should see the true horrors of war and courageously went where other news organisations feared to tread. Risking everything to show the truth, they travelled the world’s most dangerous places in a quest to live life to the full, a quest some paid for with their lives. This is their story.
Family Guy and Philosophy brings together low-brow, potty-mouthed, cartoon humor and high-brow philosophical reflection to deliver an outrageously hilarious and clever exploration of one of TVs most unrelenting families. (Okay, its not that high-brow.)
Richard Wiseman presents a special episode exploring the work of world-famous psychologist Stanley Milgram, including interviews with Thomas Blass on his electric shock studies and Kevin Corti on work turning humans into robots.
In a visual culture such as ours, movies represent a compelling and surprisingly effective vehicle for ethical reflection. Through the stories that unfold on the big screen - everything from The Wizard of Oz to the Bourne trilogy - viewers can gain profound insights into the moral dimension of their own lives. By a close analysis of a variety of popular movies, foreign films, and documentaries
"Narrator: sexy and calming. Book: insightful and fascinating."
Richard Wiseman chats with personality expert Sam Gosling about whether your personality is due to your genes or your upbringing and what your living space says about the real you.
Richard Wiseman chats with social psychologist Adam Paza about how the colour red can increase your chances of finding your perfect partner, doing well at sport and boosting your brain power.
Richard Wiseman chats with psychologist Brad Bushman about his research examining how a mirror can help you lose weight, the effects of playing violent video games and the best ways of avoiding anger.
Richard Wiseman chats with perceptual psychologist Dan Simons about the origins of his world-famous 'gorilla' demonstration, the psychology of ghosts, and how you aren't seeing what's in front of your eyes.
Richard Wiseman chats with parapsychologist Dr Caroline Watt about the history of extrasensory perception experiments, how to test for psychic abilities and the weight of the human soul.
Richard Wiseman chats with magician and historian Dr. Peter Lamont about Victorian séances, whether psychics possess genuine paranormal abilities and the legendary Indian rope trick.
Richard Wiseman chats with Dr Stuart Ritchie, author of Intelligence: All That Matters, about whether the world is getting smarter and if brain training is good for you.
Richard Wiseman chats with health psychologist Katie Tapper about dieting and healthy eating, focusing on mindfulness, goal setting and social support.
Richard Wiseman chats with memory expert Kimberly Wade about her work exploring false memory, forensic psychology and how you can be made to remember something that never happened.
Richard Wiseman chats with sleep scientist Penny Lewis about what happens in your brain every night of your life, how to learn while you are sound asleep and the latest cutting-edge research into sleep engineering.
Richard Wiseman chats with dance psychologist Peter Lovatt about his battle with dyslexia, how movement changes your mind, and work exploring dance and Parkinson's disease.
Richard Wiseman chats with neuroscientist Professor Adrian Owen about the Captain Fearless magic show, his pioneering work on communicating with people in a vegetative state and his recent meeting with the Deli Lama.
Richard Wiseman chats with psychologist Professor Karen Pine about the psychology of spending, a new approach to dieting and the importance of behavioural flexibility.
Richard Wiseman chats with neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott about the psychology of laughter, her work as a stand-up comedian and how to spot a fake laugh.