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"
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.
"Some say I sound like my younger self!"
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"
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!"
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"
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"
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.
"ELVES CAN'T LIE"
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"
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"
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"
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?"
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.
Orson Welles' dramatic anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air, infamous for its Halloween broadcast of War of the Worlds, found a sponsor and became Campbell Playhouse in December 1938. The program continued to feature the charismatic and fiery Welles as both a host and an actor. The great Lionel Barrymore portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in Campbell Playhouse's annual performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
When Lister got drunk, he really got drunk! After celebrating his birthday with a Monopoly-board pub crawl around London, he came to in a burger bar on one of Saturns moons, wearing a lady's pink crimplene hat and a pair of yellow fishing waders, with no money and a passport in the name of "Emily Berkenstein". Joining the Space Corps seemed a good idea.
Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Roger Allam star in the first series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.
"MJN keeps flying, I keep laughing"
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?"
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.
In this Christmas special 'Molokai' - It's Christmas morning, but when Carolyn schedules an extra stop-off to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Arthur has just seven minutes to celebrate Christmas. Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the second series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.
The guys are off today so we present this show from the archives…We start the show discussing music, we check out a photo on Pete Davidson's Instagram account, we talk about Terry Crews being addicted to porn, and we discuss our interview with Lita Ford yesterday. Tom Papa and Mark Normand join the show, Tom talks about Kevin Brennan, Donald Trump wins the Nevada caucuses, we listen to Trump on Morning Joe, and a caller talks about DC vs. Marvel.
Comedy trio The Penny Dreadfuls recount the story of the much-maligned Macbeth, revisit Odysseus' epic journey and reveal the truth behind Darwin's famous voyage. The Penny Dreadfuls - Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck - are a comedy trio who specialise in retelling historical events in their own inimitable way. In these riotous revisionist plays, they present alternative takes on three famous tales, ably assisted by guests including Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Lolly Adefope.
The Penny Dreadfuls examine the life of Guy Fawkes, undertake a satirical version of the French Revolution and turn their comic eye towards Hereward the Wake. The Penny Dreadfuls - Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck - are a comedy trio who specialise in retelling historical events in their own inimitable way. In these riotous revisionist plays, they present alternative takes on three famous tales, ably assisted by guests.
Opie moves to afternoon drive, weekdays from 3p – 6pET on Opie Radio, with non-stop comedians and celebrity guests. You'll hear all of your favorites like Rich Vos, Jim Florentine, Chris Distefano and more!
Today on Bennington, the gang discusses the best sing-along songs, Monopoly game pieces, Trump's potential dance with Caitlyn Jenner, beach bros, and job interviews. Seaton Smith drops by the studio to hang out.
Today on Bennington, the gang discusses Trump's inauguration music choices, Bumble and Tinder, Jerry Seinfeld's Netflix deal, Michael Keaton's McDonalds movie, and memories of fast food. They also talk on the phone with Greg Stone and Anthony DeVito.
Today on The Opie Radio Show, comedians Sherrod Small and Vic Henley are in-studio along with the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones talking about his new book, Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol. Next, "Tom Arnold" calls-in and we discuss home construction, and NFL Playoffs. Finally, we talk blues music, George H. W. Bush was hospitalized, college students dress in blackface, and President-elect Donald Trump.
Today on Bennington, the gang discusses gambling, the NFL playoffs, America's money culture, the Trump presidency, and the Ringling Bros Circus closing. Janeane Garofalo calls in and Louie Anderson and Adam Ferrara drop by the studio.
Today on The Opie Radio Show, comedians Sherrod Small and Food Network Chef Carl Ruiz are in-studio. Opie is sick and suffering from Sudafed so we call Dr. Steve for his medical opinion. The NFL conference championship games are set, Opie shares his gambling experience, and no one wants to help the Chargers move out of Los Angeles. Next, Carl talks about his dream meal and the best places for food. And finally, Lady Gaga wants to perform on the Super Bowl roof, Warren Mayor Fouts denies racist recordings alleged to be him, Ringling Bros. closing 'Greatest Show on Earth,' and we watch monkeys grieve over a robot.
Today on Bennington, Phil Rosenthal is in studio to talk about his new TV show. We discuss the legacy of Yogi Berra, the history of Soul Food and comedian Vic Henley comes by to talk about college football.
The guys are off today so we present this show from the archives… We start the show discussing music, we check out a photo on Pete Davidson's Instagram account, we talk about Terry Crews being addicted to porn, and we discuss our interview with Lita Ford yesterday. Tom Papa and Mark Normand join the show, Tom talks about Kevin Brennan, Donald Trump wins the Nevada caucuses, we listen to Trump on Morning Joe, and a caller talks about DC vs. Marvel.
"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."
Today on Bennington, the gang discusses superstitions, Australian reporters fighting video, Street Jokes, a Selena Gomez photo, and a George Carlin tribute act. Robby Slowik and Jim Florentine join the gang in studio.
Today on Bennington, the crew discusses the insane lineup that surprised the Comedy Cellar last night, the Chargers moving cities, the Springsteen archives donation to Monmouth University, weird smelling things, and animal cross breeds. Alan Zweibel drops by the studio.
Today on The Opie Radio Show, Food Network Chef Carl Ruiz and comedian Sherrod Small are in-studio. Erik has been on several castle tours, we talk about believing in ghosts, Carl shares break-up stories, and food. Next, UFC fighter Cody Garbrandt is in-studio talking UFC 207, UFC 208, Ronda Rousey, and family. Finally, the directors from the documentary Eating You Alive are in-studio trying to convince Carl to eat the right foods.
Today on The Opie Radio Show, Political commentator Lionel, talk-show host Jerry Springer, Food Network Chef Carl Ruiz in-studio. Jerry and Lionel debate President-elect Donald Trump, the release of the dossier, and if Trump should be allowed on Twitter as President. Comedian Sherrod Small joins in-studio. Next, Jerry talks about The Jerry Springer Show, Carl reveals he's a huge fan of Jerry, and Jerry talks about his podcast. And finally, Jerry thinks his birthday is next week so Carl runs to get him a cake and we watch Jerry on Dancing with the Stars.
Today on Bennington, the gang discusses Piers Morgan's comment about George Michael, Chris getting stood up on a date, Trump's press conference, Dylan Roof, and time travel. Barry Crimmins calls in and Adrienne Iapalucci drops by the studio to hang.
Today on The Opie Radio Show, comedians Rich Vos, Sherrod Small, and Mike Cannon are in-studio. A restaurant patron leaves a racist note on a receipt and Rich keeps hotel keys to use their gyms. Next, Rich is a germaphobe with his food and Dr. Steve calls-in to help Mike with his penis problem. Finally, Mike is going to try DMT soon and shares drug tripping stories. Bill Walton was on ESPN talking about weed-promotion, we watch really tall basketball players, and talk golf.
Today on Bennington, the gang discusses hot dudes, the Hidden Fences controversy, the NY Giants, Sex Ed, and John Carpenter's comments regarding his films' appeal to Neo Nazis. Monroe Martin drops by the studio to hang.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 psychotherapist Tara Kraft about mindfulness, the power of smiling, how to overcome stress and why it's sometimes better to spend time with dogs rather than people.
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 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 dance psychologist Peter Lovatt about his battle with dyslexia, how movement changes your mind, and work exploring dance and Parkinson's disease.