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.
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"
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 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 Secret History of Twin Peaks enlarges the world of the original series, placing the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered, wide-ranging history, beginning with the journals of Lewis and Clark and ending with the shocking events that closed the finale. The perfect way to get in the mood for the upcoming Showtime series.
"Aweful sound quality"
The hilarious and heartwarming account of Miranda and her life changing dog, the inimitable and most lovable Peggy. Hello dear audiobook browser and welcome to Peggy and Me. The story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy.
"Not A Comedy"
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!"
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"
Experience one of television’s greatest science fiction series: The Twilight Zone. This collection of episodes is fully dramatized for audio and features a full cast, music, sound effects, and performances by some of today’s biggest celebrities.
"ELVES CAN'T LIE"
Paterson Joseph stars as the Marquis de Carabas in this brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Neil Gaiman's spin-off short story, set in the magical world of Neverwhere. Returning us to London Below, this enchanting tale continues the story of one of the most colourful characters from Neverwhere - the cool, charming, resourceful Marquis de Carabas, who trades in favours and always has a plan.
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."
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 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.
"This is not the full book"
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 ..."
Emmy award-winning journalist Charlie Rose has been praised as "one of America's premier interviewers". Each night, as host of his PBS program, Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions.
Blake Ritson, David Warner, Hattie Morahan and John Hurt star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Dante's epic poem. Inferno: Thirty-five year old Dante finds himself in the middle of a dark wood, in extreme personal and spiritual crisis. Hope of rescue appears in the form of the venerable poet Virgil, now a shade himself, who offers to lead Dante on an odyssey through the afterlife, beginning in the terrifying depths of Hell.
"A great introduction to The Divine Comedy"
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.
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"
This fascinating documentary offers an unprecedented account of a group of individuals who claim to have had life-altering UFO encounters and discover the unique psychic abilities they unknowingly share. From unexplained sightings and alien contact to prophetic dreams, clairvoyance, and astral projection, we explore the phenomena that have surrounded these "experiencers" from childhood to their adult years.
Thousands of years ago, a special, genetically advanced race of beings came to Earth. They were seen as Gods by primitive man and worshipped. They set themselves apart, and yet some mated with humans and created a special race. When these watchers departed, this hybrid species remained and taught mankind. Civilization emerged with writing, art, science, mathematics, geometry, engineering, architecture, and more and spread around the globe.
In the 1930s an entire nation was brainwashed. It was manipulated by masters of propaganda and the arcane arts. The result was the deaths of millions of people. The men behind this massive scheme were members of the most evil and vile political party ever to have existed. We know them as the Nazis. Their purpose was to bring about the rise of a so-called Aryan race, a race that would rule the world for 1,000 years. This would be their Third Reich.
We are all familiar with angels. In churches, we see them in stained-glass windows, sculpted as statues, and painted on altarpieces. We find them on greeting cards, on the tops of Christmas trees, and we even dress up children to look like them. Indeed, in our imagination they look positively human, with the exception that, unlike us, they have wings. Is any of this true, and if it is, might "angel" simply be a name for an extraterrestrial?
In 1561 the skies above Nuremberg, Germany, were lit up by an incredible sight. Thousands of people witnessed what they called a battle in the sky. The scene was so well known it was even painted on the walls of historic buildings. Now, hundreds of years later, similar mass sightings are on the increase. Around the world, and throughout time, thousands of people have witnessed the most extraordinary UFO phenomenon.
The Holy Grail is inextricably linked with the mysterious family known to the ruling elite as the Merovingian Dynasty - the strange moniker used in The Da Vinci Code, The Matrix, and others due to the undeniable power it holds. These Merovingians are said to be a dynasty of priest-kings with magical powers - but how do they come upon these powers? Some say they are descendants of God himself via his son, Jesus, and Jesus' wife, Mary Magdalene.
The Nazi party was obsessed with the occult. They scoured the globe in search of mysterious forces that would enable them to build their 1,000 year Reich. From the Holy Grail to the lance that pierced the side of Christ, from Tibet to the Antarctic, no region or mythological device was ignored. In fact, they turned the planet inside out looking for something ancient. Something the Nazi elite called "the most powerful weapon" - a weapon that would instill such awe, that it would cause the entire world to surrender overnight.
Everything you've been told about aliens and UFOs is a lie. Pilots, astronauts, government officials, military officials, medical experts, scientists, religious leaders, and more have witnessed UFOs from other worlds and in some cases have communicated with extraterrestrial beings. This comprehensive program features several top authorities on the UFO phenomenon revealing information about the alien agenda that the masses were never meant to know.
We are told the moon has been here since before the dawn of man and is either a part of the Earth itself or a vagabond captured by our world eons ago. But is this true? There are many theories for the existence of the moon, but all have been proven wrong. The moon is far older than previously acknowledged by science, quite possibly older than the Earth or the sun. Our moon is not a solid object; it is indeed hollow and is the only moon in the solar system that has a stationary, near-perfect circular orbit.
We live in a world where people feel escape is their only alternative. Housewives who feel they are overwhelmed with raising children, workers who feel they are powerless and cannot get ahead, people feeling trapped, paralyzed, and unbalanced in their daily lives. Socioeconomic pressures abound in our "advanced" modern-day society, and beneath the surface of humanity many of us are nervous and afraid as we are expected to portray, uphold, and obey an illusion of civilization that does not resemble the world in which we actually traffic.
Our everyday reality - a reality so seemingly safe and secure in this modern age, but also one in which the news reports senseless killings and murders too grisly, too heinous, and too unimaginable; who would think such horrifying events could ever happen to you or your family? Well, they can and have happened to countless unsuspecting everyday people. History is replete with psychotic killers with horrific and utterly barbarous lists of murders and slayings.
Lidia Bastianich's papal menu, Ruth Reichl on cooking, Emeril Lagasse's essentials, the Sterns.
Tonight on the program, an hour with professional golfer Tiger Woods.
A fashion model with prosthetic legs, a musician who can't hear, a writer who can't see. Instead of disabled, differently-abled, handicapped - why not better-abled?
There has been an underlying darkness controlling humanity since time began. Often described as the "missing piece in the puzzle" by David Icke, or the "invisible darkness" by Ellis Taylor, the reptilians are shadow beings in the dark, waging war upon humans from the space between dimensions. One of the most taboo subjects in the media world is the existence of the reptilians. Researchers now reveal the presence of a supreme and nefarious inter-dimensional intelligence that has been manipulating mankind for centuries.
There are many so called paranormal researchers in search of ghosts and spirits; but not many of them are willing to provoke the dead and then confront demons, apparitions, and other sinister and malevolent entities of the unknown. This collection is for those brave enough to challenge the sometimes deadly forces of the afterlife. Visit the most haunted pubs, hospitals, sanitariums, etc. and experience evidence of the paranormal as a team of psychics attempt to contact the spirit world while being rattled to the core.
In this fascinating second volume of Real Monsters, explore tales of strange beasts walking the land, stalking the lakes and seas, as well as flying high overhead. Encounter lake monsters, vampire devil dogs, demons, werewolves, man-beasts, rabid vampire people, and more. Creatures straight out of Jurassic Park and so terrifying they could be the result of some experiment gone awry, or are they monsters that have evolved within waterways and forests? These ominous creatures haunt our nightmares.
Learn the shocking truth about extraterrestrial beings on planet Earth. World governments and military factions are not only aware of the alien presence, they may be in communication with alien races via an exchange program to transfer technology in exchange for allowing the abduction of innocent citizens for unknown purposes. Learn how the reverse engineering of alien technology led to the development of accelerated particle beam devices, fiber optics, lasers, integrated circuit chips, and much more.
Scientists now admit it's possible that unknown species are still lurking undiscovered in remote places around the world. More strange encounters and bizarre, often illogical, paranormal experiences are being reported than ever before. Credible eyewitnesses have reported seeing Bigfoot creatures getting into UFOs; aliens attacking a family in their farmhouse; robed figures materializing out of vortexes while UFOs hover overhead, and much more.
In the early years of the 20th century, Carl Jung (at one time Sigmund Freud's favorite pupil) developed his own system of depth psychology. He was particularly interested in dream analysis and the light they threw upon what was happening in the subconscious levels of his patients' minds. Jung invented the phrase 'archetype of the collective unconscious' to describe his findings, and saw parallels between his work on the psyche and alchemy. In this program, we explore his fascinating discoveries.
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.)
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..."
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 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 historian Professor Steven Watts about the life and work of Dale Carnegie, including the impact that How to Win Friends and Influence People has had on the modern-day self-help movement.
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.
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.
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 social psychologist Robert Levine about his work measuring the pace of life around the world and how the speed of life affects your health, wealth and happiness.
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.
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 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 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 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 health psychologist Katie Tapper about dieting and healthy eating, focusing on mindfulness, goal setting and social support.
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 Sally Farley about her work with the psychology of attraction, focusing on the roles played by mimicry, voice pitch, humour and gossiping.
Richard Wiseman chats with organisational psychologist Ron Friedman about how to get the most out of your job, the ups and downs of hot desking and whether organisations should encourage their employees to fall asleep.
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.