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"
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!"
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.
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"
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.
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"
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"
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.
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 ..."
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"
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"
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.
"Fun trip to the past"
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?"
Miles Jupp stars as James Boswell, Dr Johnson's time-travelling biographer, recalling the lives of other legends alive and dead in Jon Canter's award-winning comedy series. In this series Boswell's subjects are Sigmund Freud (Henry Goodman), Maria Callas (Arabella Weir), Harold Pinter (Harry Enfield) and Boris Johnson (Alistair McGowan).
Vincent Franklin, Rebekah Staton, Kieron Hodgkin and Julia Deakin star in four episodes of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom written by Jack Bernhardt. Welcome to The Lentil Sorters, a sitcom set in the Office of Local & National Statistics which, depending on who you ask, is either where the real power of government resides or the place where fun goes to die.
Tonight on the program, analysis of last night’s Indiana primary with Mark Halperin, managing editor of Bloomberg News and co-host of All Due Respect....
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.
We start the show with Nick DiPaolo in studio, we discuss a church in Manhattan burning down, and we talk to Nick about Horace and Pete. We talk about comedy clubs and touring, Ted Cruz argues with a Trump supporter, Carly Fiorina falls down, we watch other famous falling videos, and Mark Normand joins the show. We listen to Safety Dance and Spirit in the Sky, we talk about Larry Wilmore at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, we discuss Curt Schilling's firing, and more.
Ron's off today – so here's one from the archive… Today on Bennington, our friend Michelle from Jenny McCarthy's show "Dirty, Sexy, Funny" drops in to discuss bad public parenting, we look at the best movie stars to be in bad roles, and we interview former supermodel Bo Derek and talk about her new movie, "Sharknado 3".
Tonight on the program, a discussion about Leicester City winning the English Premier League. Charlie is joined by John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News and a life-long Leicester fan....
Hosted by renowned pet psychologist and behaviorist Warren Eckstein, The Pet Show tackles America's toughest pet problems. With topics like "what to expect from your pet when you're expecting" and "pet body language", listeners will learn how to better understand and care for their furry friends.
We start the show with Sherrod Small and Chris Distefano in studio, Mars sees Howard Stern in the hallway, and we talk about Pearl Jam. Chris likes full bush, we talk about allergies, we discuss kids, we talk about dating girls out of our league, and we discuss Clint Hill. We talk about the White House Correspondents' dinner, we discuss Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. We get the latest update on Prince's death, and a newscaster is fired for his Prince-themed sports report.
Today on Bennington, the gang discusses the newest episode of Game of Thrones, New York food, President Obama and Larry Wilmore's comedy sets at the White House Correspondents' dinner, and Amy Schumer's refusal to take a photo with a rude fan. They talk about Ted Cruz's heckler and a strange dolphin/alligator hybrid. Later, Tom Rhodes drops by the studio to hang out.
Tonight on the program, Lin Manuel-Miranda and Tommy Kail at the Richard Rogers Theatre. We talk about the hit Broadway musical Hamilton....
Ron Barr interviews Boston Celtics legend Bob Cousy about the controversy behind him being drafted, the building period before Celtics dynasty, and the success of the Celtics changing the social acceptance of African-Americans in Boston. This interview took place on February 16th, 2005.
Ron Barr interviews three-time NBA champion Bruce Bowen about NBA aspirations being unrealistic until halfway through college, and what being undrafted did to his confidence. This interview took place on September 24th, 2009.
Ron Barr interviews NBA MVP Charles Barkley about the amount of time it took for him to get comfortable with the rest of the Inside the NBA crew, and his comments making viewers uncomfortable. This interview took place on July 17th, 2007.
Ron Barr interviews the NBA’s Most Improved Player Dale Ellis about the challenges of playing in the NBA for 17 years, falling short of his goal to be the best NBA player to live, and the slumps he encountered during his long career. This interview took place on August 26th, 2013.
Ron Barr interviews the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Detlef Schrempf about how he ended up in the United States, being the best player in Germany at his age level, and how foreign basketball caught up to the USA. This interview took place on July 7th, 2009.
"It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown..." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. It's a town where "the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all of the children are above average."
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom and Ray demonstrate their unmatched ability to plant all four feet firmly in their mouths and endanger their marriages - all while diagnosing a simple vacuum leak. Later, however, they just might make amends by helping to save Beth's marriage, with a ruling on whether her Civic's clutch should be more afraid of Beth or her husband. Elsewhere, Susan is a philosophy professor by day, and a pig rescuer by night.
In a career full of surprises, the actor Tilda Swinton has become an icon - but she's never thought of what she does as acting. Also, we hear from the team behind a new opera about John F. Kennedy's last night. And the band Yeasayer brings its experimental brand of indie pop to our live studio.
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 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.
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."
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 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 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.