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 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 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.
"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.
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?"
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 ..."
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.
"Light, Fluffy, G-Rated Popcorn for the Brain"
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.
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?"
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"
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"
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"
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"
Stephanie Cole ("Doc Martin"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam ("The Thick Of It") star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.
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.
Gaining telepathic abilities when his coin lands on its edge, bank clerk Hector B. Poole learns about the difference between other people's plans and fantasies.
"If you liked radio drama this series "The Twilight zone this is it. FIVE stares"
Ron's off today – so here's one from the archive… Today on Bennington, we discuss the invention of the Triple Decker sandwich, American Pharoah winning again, JetBlue kicking a family from a plane and SiriusXM host Jenny Hutt drops in studio to talk about her 16th birthday and periscope.
The guys are off today so we present this show from the archives… Today on Opie and Jimmy, we start the show discussing "Almost Famous", we talk about taking days off, Jim goes to cryotherapy, Opie talks about Harry the Hater, Opie watches "Atari: Game Over", and we talk about old video games. Mark Normand and Joe List join the show, Joe talks about having STDs, and we listen to Damon Wayans talking about Bill Cosby. The dentist who killed Cecil is going back to work, we watch Jared from Subway on a VH1 show, we watch some viral videos, and Larry the Cable Guy stops by.
"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."
Whad'Ya Know? is an American comedy, interview, and quiz radio show. Hosted by Michael Feldman, it was created in 1985. It is produced by Wisconsin Public Radio and distributed weekly by Public Radio International. Feldman is accompanied on-stage by Jim Packard, announcer, and the Whad'ya Know Trio with John Thulin on piano, Jeff Hamann on bass, and, on road shows, Clyde Stubblefield on drums.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael and the gang pack up and head to Eau Claire to once again wow the crowds at the State Theater! This time around Bill Nolte from the legendary bar, The Joynt, stops by; Eric Anderson, president of the National Kubb Championship, shows us his skills and J.E. Sunde plays a little of that Eau Claire folk-pop that everyone loves! Plus two rounds of the quiz and a few more special guests!
Today on Bennington, the gang speaks with Dan Soder before his big Comedy Central special premieres on Saturday night. Joe shows Gail a song he wrote about her, and comedians Maz Jobrani and Nimesh Patel stop by the studio. Ron's old Florida buddy BL comes in like a hurricane to wreak havoc on the gang and take everyone off topic. Finally, the show concludes with a brand new Unmasked featuring the one and only Doug Stanhope!
The guys are off today so we present this show from the archives… Today on Opie and Jimmy, we start the show discussing "That Sugar Film", Jim can't get a large juice at his gym and he writes an email about it, and we discuss things changing and people who do not like the show. Mike Bocchetti joins the show, we talk about Donald Trump and the debate last week, Pete Davidson joins the show, and we talk to Pete and Mike. We continue with Mike and Pete, we talk to Mike about going to Montreal, and Bill Burr calls in.
We start the show discussing Jim's lack of sleep, and Mark Normand joins the show. We talk about bidets, we discuss the EgyptAir crash, Dr. Steve calls in, and Bill Burr calls in. Michael Madsen joins the show and we talk to Michael about his movies, family, and friends. Cheech Marin and Adam Pally join the show, we talk to Michael and Cheech about filming movies, we talk about Cheech and Chong, we discuss being killed in movies, and we wrap up with Cheech and Michael.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.