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"
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....
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..."
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.
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.
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"
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 ..."
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"
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"
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"
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"
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.
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.
"I loved this version"
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"
Felicity Jones, David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch star in BBC Radio 4's full-cast dramatisation of the novel by Jane Austen, one of the great English classics. Seeking a position in society, young Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. But her life there is not as she might wish. Felicity Jones plays Fanny, whilst David Tennant is her cousin Tom and Benedict Cumberbatch his brother Edmund.
"How On Earth?"
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"
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.
Lenny Russo on farm-to-table, Alex Raij on the Basque Country, Dina Cheney on non-dairy milks, meat vending machines, restaurant regulars.
The guys are off today so we present this show from the archives… Today on Opie and Jimmy, we start the show with Rich Vos and Sherrod Small in studio, Kevin Smith joins the show, we talk about losing weight and the documentary "Fed Up", Kevin talks about working with Johnny Depp, and we learn about Hitchbot. Bert Kreischer joins the show, we talk about flying and motorcycles, and we discuss documentaries. Bert shows us a Vietnamese ear cleaning video, we watch Bert's Gandolf audition, we talk about Action Park, Dr. Steve calls in, and we smell Rich's ear.
Are you tired of the old way of fiction? Are Japanese cell phone novels just not doing it for you any more? Fear not. Today, we meet writers who are blowing up the novel by inventing new forms of fiction.
Today on Bennington, the gang talks about Carly Fiorina's weird singing, what it's like to share an office with Chris, and a truly awful face swap shakes the nation. Comedian Gary Vider stops by the studio to hang out and talk about football.
We start the show with Chris Distefano in studio, Opie gets his skin checked out, and we talk about allergies. Prince might have had AIDS, we talk about Chyna dying, and we talk more about Prince. We discuss washing your hands in the bathroom, Curt Schilling talks about ESPN, Ted Cruz picks a running mate, and Donald Trump gives a foreign policy speech. Marc Maron joins the show, we talk about Austin, and we discuss guests on Marc's WTF podcast. We talk about Garry Shandling, we talk about Horace and Pete.
Today on a very special episode of Bennington, the gang talks about the primary results and if Ted Cruz still has a chance of winning. They discuss advertising and try to figure out if they are susceptible to advertisement's evil grasp. Also, Dennis Dugan, director of Billy Madison, Big Daddy and Happy Gilmore, stops by with a very special surprise for Gail.
Tonight on the program, a discussion of the day's political news with Bob Woodward of The Washington Post and Michael Barbaro of The New York Times.
We start the show with Doug Benson in studio, we talk about the primaries last night and Donald Trump, we watch a video of a girl throwing a fit on a college campus, and we talk more about politics. We discuss Doug Loves Movies, we talk about weed, we talk more about politics, we discuss Prince's death, Michael Strahan is leaving Live in two weeks, and we listen to a 911 operator give Kid Rock a hard time. We talk about the transgender bathroom issue, and Garry Marshall stops by to promote his new movie.
The Juganet is a circle. The circle is a machine. The machine is a crossover point. The point is a paramagnetic intersection. That is where I must be. Not here... Eerie, unsettling and a benchmark production for children's television in the 1970s, Sky was created by Doctor Who stalwarts Bob Baker and Dave Martin as one of the run of outstanding children's dramas HTV produced in that decade.
Political animosity between the right and the left is off the charts. Social scientists say we're living in one of the most polarized periods in history and that conservatives and liberals don't just disagree anymore. They hate everything about each other. It's time to de-polarize! Let's figure out how.
Today on Bennington, the gang discusses the latest news about Beyonce's new album, driving apps, Prince tributes around the world, and Chris Christie rocking out at a Springsteen concert. Actor Eric Stonestreet and comic Mark Normand stopp by the studio to hang out.
Tonight on the program, a conversation with President Barack Obama on foreign policy....
We start the show discussing our trip to Austin, Opie does Doug Loves Movies, Mark Normand joins the show, and we talk more about Austin. The UFC's Frankie Edgar stops by to discuss UFC 200 and his career. We talk about Horace and Pete, we discuss movies, we talk about Prince, and we go through some news stories. We talk about Tom Brady's suspension, we listen to some Donald Trump clips, and a woman who looks like Ted Cruz is now doing porn. We talk about getting into fights.
Today on Bennington, Kevin Pollak drops by to discuss his new Netflix film Special Correspondents. The crew talks some more about Prince's legacy, weighs in on the Kasich/Cruz alliance against Trump, and discusses 70's rock bands. The show ends with Joe defending his singing voice and a conversation with Pit Doc about Percocet addiction.
Tonight on the program, an hour with comedian Louis C.K..
We are live in Austin, Texas at the Moontower Comedy Festival for a second day! We start the show with Brad Williams and Mark Normand, Paul catches Roland jerking off, and Jimmy Carr joins the show. We talk to Jim and Kenny about traveling, Joe List and Jesse Joyce join the show, and Jesse loves taxidermy. We talk about the bat bridge in Austin, and we talk about midget jokes with Brad Williams. Kurt Metzger and Martha Kelly join the show, Kurt tells a story about pulling a knife on someone.
Ron Barr interviews the youngest Hardcore champion Chris Nowinski about the brain damage caused by playing football, the suicide of Andre Waters, and doctors refraining from telling NFL players how serious their concussions truly are. This interview took place on January 23rd, 2007.
Ron Barr interviews WCW Triple Crown champion Diamond Dallas Page about the origins of his stage name, the challenges he experienced growing up, and the uniqueness of people born and raised in New Jersey. This interview took place on October 21st, 2015.
Ron Barr interviews three-time NWA World Heavyweight champion Dusty Rhodes about wrestling during the “golden era,” his relationship with George Steinbrenner, and being quick and agile while weighing 300 pounds. This interview took place on April 18th, 2005.
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.)
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."
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 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.
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.
"If you can get by the narrator..."
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 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.
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 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.