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.
"Perfect Intro for Newbies; Great Fun for Fans"
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"
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 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 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"
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..."
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"
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.
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"
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."
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"
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.
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"
Here is a new audio edition of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's gently satirical tales of provincial life, available together in one download. Nearly 20 hours of ironic, witty, and wonderfully written drama is contained in this audiobook. The cast includes Anna Massey, Alex Jennings, David Haig, Rosemary Leach, Kenneth Cranham, Emma Fielding, and Brenda Blethyn.
"Who would have thought I'd like this?"
John Finnemore (Dead Ringers & Mitchell & Webb) has written this brilliant new sitcom starring Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam & Benedict Cumberbatch. Cabin Pressure is set in a small airline business. The flipside of the glamorous world of international airlines.
"Mad Cap Comedy Silliness By The Experts"
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 ..."
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"
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"
Will Guidara on service, Steve Raichlen on meatless smoking, Talia Baiocchi on low-alcohol drinks, Corey Lee on culinary covers.
Ron's off today – so here's one from the archive… Today on Bennington, the show plays the game "Guess the Joke: Late Night Edition" to see which late night host performed which joke. "Saturday Night Live's" Jay Pharoah drops by the studio to talk about his new special "Can I Be Me?", and friend of the show Open Mike Eagle drops by the studio to talk movies and music.
Four classic episodes of the popular BBC Radio 4 panel game. Episodes from 5 January 1977, 8 January 1980, 11 March 1980 and 23 June 1988. Nicholas Parsons chairs four archive episodes of the evergreen BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game, featuring the four original regular players: Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Derek Nimmo and Kenneth Williams. These specially selected episodes, all published for the first time, see the formidable foursome squaring up to each other in a battle of wits - and wit.
The guys are off today so we present this show from the archives… Today on Opie and Jimmy, we're back from vacation! We start the show with Jim Florentine in studio, Jim goes to the Empire State Building, we discuss the shooting in Virginia while we were on vacation, a New York Observer article thinks we are bigots, we discuss the topless girls in Times Square, and Jim likes Taylor Swift.
As the Dalai Lama enters his ninth decade, we reflect on his legacy and remarkable personal history. Also, how various Eastern spiritual traditions have taken root in the West - from yoga to meditation. And the legacy of California's famous utopian experiment at Esalen and its "religion of no religion."
Ron's off today – so here's one from the archive… Today on Bennington, the show talks about Joe's first red carpet experience, the people of Staten Island, Corey Feldman's new band, Tom Brink from Time Out New York stops by and Gail talks about her recent Sexual Harassment training.
Tonight on the program, continued coverage of the State Department's report on Hillary Clinton's email practices with Amy Chozick of The New York Times and Steven Lee Myers of The New York Times.
Next, Mike Allen of Politico on the week in politics.
We continue with a discussion about President Obama’s trip to Asia with David Sanger of The New York Times, who recently returned from traveling with the president.
We conclude with actor Saoirse Ronan, currently making her Broadway debut in “The Crucible."
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.
We start the show with DJ Whoo Kid, Chris Distefano, Carl Ruiz, and Vic Henley in studio. We talk about Whoo Kid's Instagram, Chris' sex life, and the shooting at a T.I. concert last night. Whoo Kid tells some stories from his travels, and we talk about the NBA playoffs. We watch some videos, we find out about men who live like dogs, we talk about furries, and My Strange Addiction. A python bites a man's penis, Donald Trump might debate Bernie Sanders, and we discuss Chris' lack of knowledge.
We start the show with Vic Henley in studio, we talk about music and recap our time with Jim Breuer yesterday. Sherrod Small joins the show, Sherrod tells a story about Jim Jefferies and we talk about Howard Stern blocking the hallways here, the NBA playoffs, and the lead singer of The Tragically Hip having brain cancer. We talk about They Might Be Giants and Oasis, and Bill Cosby. Judy Gold joins the show and we talk about a topless play in Central Park.
Today on Bennington, the gang discusses the beginning of summer, Gail's appearance on The Best Show, and Trump haters. Jesse David Fox of Vulture stops by the studio.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about the State Department's report on Hillary Clinton's email practices. Charlie is joined by Anne Gearan, political correspondent for The Washington Post, and Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, managing editors of Bloomberg Politics and the hosts of "With All Due Respect."
Next, Julian Barnes on his new novel, "The Noise of Time." It is a fictionalized account of composer Dmitri Shostakovich's life under Stalin.
We conclude with actor Jessica Lange, currently starring as Mary Tyrone in Jonathan Kent’s revival of Eugene O’Neill’s classic drama “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”
Guns are a part of our national mythology. Just consider the Western, Annie Oakley, Daniel Boone - it's hard to deny the role guns had in shaping America. But what if all those stories were exaggerated at best? What if the gun myth was created in the 19th century by gun manufacturers? In other words, what if guns aren't what we stand for, but instead, are just another thing we were sold?
Today on Bennington, the gang discusses the recent brawl between the NYPD and NYFD, the SNL Harkin sketch from the season finale, and Ron's new idea for the alphabet. Liz Barrett drops by the studio to hang out.
We start the show with Vic Henley in studio, we talk about Tom Petty, and Vic talks about going to Alabama. Opie's birthday was yesterday, we watch the Chewbacca mask viral video, Jim Breuer joins the show, and we talk about the Mets. We discuss Jim's band, North Carolina is getting rid of valedictorians, we talk about the transgender bathroom issues, and we listen to one of Jim's songs. We head over to the fishbowl and Jim Breuer and his band play a few songs for us.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about the fight against ISIS. Charlie is joined by joined by David Ignatius, foreign affairs columnist for The Washington Post. He recently traveled to Northern Syria and Iraq with the commander of the U.S. Central Command.
Next, an update on the election with Bob Costa of The Washington Post.
We conclude with the play "A Streetcar Named Desire." Charlie is joined by actors Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster, and Vanessa Kirby.
Today on Bennington, Joe talks about a recent date he went on, and they look at a boxing kangaroo video. Comedians James Adomian and Anthony Atamauik stop by to talk politics. Amy Miller and Noah Gardenswartz also stop in to talk about driving and touring.
Tonight on the program, a discussion of President Obama's trip to Asia with Tom Donilon, who was national security adviser for the president from 2010 to 2013.
We conclude with actress Penélope Cruz, currently starring in Julio Medem's "Ma Ma."
The guys are off today so we present this show from the archives… Today on Opie and Jimmy, we start the show talking about sugar, Vic Henley joins the show, Opie talks about what he might do on vacation, Jimmy Carter has cancer, Mike Bocchetti joins the show, we learn that Mike likes chess, and Mike plays Erik in chess. We talk to Mike about love, The Mad Cuban joins the show, we talk about Las Vegas, we discuss things that make Mike cry, and we talk to Mike about his childhood.
Ron Barr interviews former hockey goaltender Brent Johnson about being featured on an HBO series, hockey players being blue-collar athletes, and his appreciation for the history of the sport. This interview took place on March 3rd, 2011.
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.
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 social psychologist Sally Farley about her work with the psychology of attraction, focusing on the roles played by mimicry, voice pitch, humour and gossiping.
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.)
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.
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 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.
"If you can get by the narrator..."
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 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 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 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.