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.
Challenged to retrieve a fallen star, Tristran Thorn leaves the sleepy English village of Wall and crosses into the land of Faerie and the realm of Stormhold. Locating the star, he discovers it is no meteorite but a young woman, Yvaine. When Yvaine evades him and escapes, Tristran discovers he is not the only one in pursuit of the star: there are dark forces in this magical land, and he must find Yvaine before she falls into their clutches.
"Another Brilliant Realization"
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."
Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster and the Thought Police uncover each act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party.
"Ok story and performance."
Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the fourth series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (The News Quiz, Mitchell & Webb).
"Laugh out loud"
The hilarious and heartwarming account of Miranda and her life changing dog, the inimitable and most lovable Peggy. Hello dear audiobook browser and welcome to Peggy and Me. The story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy.
"Not A Comedy"
A second BBC Radio 4 series of Stephen Fry's witty and incisive programmes looking at the oddities of the English language. Includes four 30-minute Radio 4 programmes presented by Stephen Fry indulging his delight in the English language. So Wrong It's Right - Stephen Fry examines how 'wrong' English can become right English, such as more people use the word 'wireless' in a computer context than in a radio one. With help from a lexicographer, an educationalist a Times Sub Editor and a judge,
"Folly and Fun"
CatoAudio puts you right in the middle of the important policy debates going on in Washington. This 60-minute audio magazine features inspiring discussions from well-known intellectuals, pundits, political leaders and Cato scholars. Previous recordings have included Milton Friedman, Hernando de Soto, Anne Applebaum, Alan Greenspan, P. J. O'Rourke, and Steve Forbes. From a libertarian view of limited government, free markets, and civil society, CatoAudio is your window to the ideas of freedom.
"Great If You're a Libertarian"
Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these four programmes, as heard on BBC Radio 4. 'The Trial of Qwerty' The ‘Qwerty’ keyboard faces charges of conspiracy to obstruct the English language. But who was Mr Qwerty? 'He Said, She Said' Do men and women really say what they mean? Also Stephen investigates sex, domination, gender, power, and sex changes (as only he can).
"English for native speakers- or anyone else"
A unique collection of 12 full-cast BBC Radio productions of plays by Alan Bennett. The titles are: 40 Years On, A Visit from Miss Prothero, Say Something Happened, Kafka's Dick, Two in Torquay, The Madness of George III, The History Boys, An Englishman Abroad, A Question of Attribution, The Lady in the Van, Cocktail Sticks and The Last of the Sun.
Series seven in Stephen Fry’s famously funny and engaging series about the English language. It includes four programmes, originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The series starts with illusionist Derren Brown helping Stephen decipher Magical Language; a programme about Capital Punishment (about how complex capital letters can be) as well as a celebration of Reading Aloud and a no-nonsense examination of Plain English, which ‘does what it says on the tin’.
When Mole goes boating with the Water Rat instead of spring-cleaning, he discovers a new world. As well as the river and the Wild Wood, there is Toad's craze for fast travel and motor-cars that leads them all on a timeless adventure.
"Wonderful narration, not the full text though..."
A thrilling BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation based on CJ Sansom's best-selling Tudor crime novel. Winter, 1537. Henry VIII has declared himself Supreme Head of the Church and instructed his Chief Minister, Thomas Cromwell, to dissolve England's religious houses and seize their wealth. But Cromwell's plot to bring down the abbeys has hit a snag - one of the King's Commissioners has been found brutally murdered in Scarnsea monastery, on the south coast of Kent.
Robin of Locksley returns from the Crusades to find his people starving and oppressed by the new Sheriff of Nottingham. Under this tyrannical regime, the slightest crime attracts the heaviest punishment, and dissent is impossible. Robin soon discovers that the only way to reason with the Sheriff is with bow and arrow ¿ even if it means sacrificing his lands and becoming an outlaw.
"What a beautiful voice!!"
A BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation based on the first three books in Ursula Le Guin's best-selling Earthsea cycle. Set on a vast archipelago of islands where magic is a central part of life, Earthsea tells the intertwined stories of Ged and Tenar. Ged is a boy from the island of Gont, born with innate magical talent and a reckless nature, who tampers with long-held secrets and releases a terrible shadow into the world. He must risk everything in order to restore the balance....
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. The Winter's Tale: one man's consuming jealousy threatens to destroy both himself and those around him, but his actions arouse a passionate sense of honour, love, justice and self-sacrifice in members of his Court and family. First broadcast in 1982, starring Ronald Pickup as Leontes, with Hannah Gordon as Hermione and John Gielgud as Time.
Best-selling writer and biographer Walter Isaacson deconstructs the late Apple CEO’s business brilliance.
Investor and businessman Warren Buffett stunned the world when he announced he was giving most of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Charlie Rose is the only broadcast journalist with access to Buffett and Gates on their friendship which resulted in this historic announcement. In this three part series, we'll hear about Warren Buffet: the Man, the Business, and the Gift.
"Worth the wait"
As tensions between the press and the president-elect continue to mount, a look at why some news outlets chose to publish a salacious but unverified...
Toby Jones and Holliday Grainger star in a new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Dodie Smith's enduringly popular coming-of-age novel. In the 1930s, 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain lives in a crumbling ruin of a castle in the Suffolk countryside. Her father, an author wrestling with writer's block, spends his time reading detective stories; her bohemian stepmother, Topaz, is an artist's model; and her beautiful older sister, Rose, is determined to escape the poverty of their existence - ideally by marriage to a rich man.
Tonight on the program, an update on Britain's exit from the European Union with guest host Jeff Glor and Ed Luce, the chief U.S. columnist for the Financial Times.
We conclude with a discussion about Arkansas' death penalty dispute, with lawyer David Boies and anti-death penalty advocates Lorri Davis and Damien Echols.
Tonight on the program, a political update with guest host Jeff Glor, Phil Rucker of The Washington Post, David Frum of The Atlantic, and Julie Hirschfeld Davis of The New York Times.
We conclude with actor Carrie Coon, the star of HBO's The Leftovers and FX's Fargo.
Tonight on the program, we are joined by the former acting director and deputy director of the CIA, Mike Morell, for a discussion of the weapons capabilities of North Korea, following the use of a new 11-ton bomb by the U.S. in Afghanistan on Thursday.
We conclude with actor Mandy Patinkin, who has traveled the refugee route in Europe to help the International Rescue Committee with the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
Tonight on the program, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, co-creators and executive producers of the Showtime political docuseries “The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth.”
Continuing with a discussion of the U.S. military bombing of Islamic State controlled territory in Afghanistan, targeting ISIS's use of roadside bombs, bunkers, and tunnels. Charlie is joined by Dan Lamothe. the national security correspondent for The Washington Post and the anchor of the publication's military blog, Checkpoint.
We conclude with a look at the Annual DVF Awards, honoring people committed to improving the lives of other people. We are joined by Diane von Furstenberg and Dr. Jane Goodall, who received this year's lifetime leadership award.
Tonight on the program, we continue our coverage of President Trump's first 100 days in office with Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal. Earlier today, the chief commentator and four of his colleagues sat down for a wide-ranging interview with the President.
Continuing with David Sanger of the NY Times, from Moscow, on the first face-to-face meeting between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Tonight on the program, a continued look at Thursday's U.S. military strike against Syria. We are joined by Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal, and Tony Blinken, former United States Deputy Secretary of State and the former Deputy National Security Advisor for President Barack Obama.
Continuing with Tina Brown, the founder and C.E.O. of Tina Brown Live Media discussing last week's “Women in the World” summit.
Tonight on the program, an update on Thursday's U.S. military strike against Syria. We are joined by Derek Chollet, former assistant defense secretary during the Obama administration, and Robert Ford, former ambassador to Syria.
Continuing with Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, who has covered President Trump's handling of a series of international challenges over the last week--from the Middle East to Asia.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about the U.S. military strike against Syria, following the Assad regime's chemical weapons attack that left 86 dead. We are joined by Tom Friedman of The New York Times.
We continue with Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, to discuss the benchmark week in the Trump Presidency, with the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch and the military strike against Syria.
Introduction. Jim Dorn and George Selgin on their new books on monetary policy. Jonah Goldberg on the dangers of growing populism and nationalism. Mustafa Akyol on liberty and Islam. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on the government’s abuse of stingrays for surveillance. Robert L. Bradley Jr. on the principles of a classical liberal energy policy.
Tonight on the program, a conversation about President Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, with Tom Donilon, who served as National Security Advisor under President Obama.
Continuing with Ian Bremmer, the president of the Eurasia Group, for a discussion of the Middle East and other foreign policy developments of the day.
We conclude with philosopher and filmmaker Bernard-Henri Lévy, and a look at his new documentary, "The Battle of Mosul." The film takes viewers on the front lines of the fight to recapture the Iraqi city from ISIS.
Joseph Millson and Jessica Raine star in a brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation continuing John Galsworthy's saga of the Forsyte family in the early 20th century.
We conclude with philosopher and filmmaker Bernard-Henri Lévy, and a look at his new documentary, The Battle of Mosul.
Tonight on the program, a look toward the first meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Charlie is joined by Kevin Rudd, the president of the Asia Society Policy Institute.
We conclude with seven-time Grammy Award winner John Mayer. Mayer has shared the stage with guitar greats like B. B. King, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton and returns with his first album in four years, The Search for Everything: Wave One.
Tonight on the program, we turn to the CBS Evening News coverage of the bombing today in St. Petersburg, Russia.
We continue with Gillian Tett, managing editor of the Financial Times, to discuss her interview with President Trump in the Oval Office on Friday afternoon.
Next, a look at the future of automated medicine with Columbia assistant professor Siddhartha Mukherjee, who authored a new piece in The New Yorker, "The Algorithm Will See You Now."
Tonight on the program, an assessment of the Trump administration after 72 days in office. Charlie is joined by Dan Balz of The Washington Post and Mike Allen, co-founder of the news site Axios.
Continuing with Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina on the roll back of the state's controversial "Bathroom Bill."
Next, Michael Gordon of The New York Times discusses developments in the U.S. strategy for the Middle East.
We conclude with a preview of tomorrow's NCAA final four with Jay Bilas, college basketball analyst for ESPN.
Tonight on the program, continuing coverage of the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election. Charlie is joined by Senator Mark Warner, ranking democrat and vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Continuing with Carol Lee of The Wall Street Journal, for a look at her article on prospects for rapproachement with Russia.
We conclude with a conversation about the economy with Larry Summers, president emeritus of Harvard University and former treasury secretary under President Clinton.
Tonight on the program, an update on Brexit with David Rennie of The Economist; John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg; Nicholas Wapshott of Newsweek; and Charles Kupchan of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about foreign policy with Karoun Demirjian of The Washington Post.
Next, author Ariel Levy introduces her new book, The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir.
We conclude with a look at the new documentary series, Five Came Back. Charlie is joined by Mark Harris — author of the '14 book of the same name — and the series' director, Laurent Bouzereau.
Tonight on the program, we begin with a conversation about politics with Robert Costa of The Washington Post, as doubts are rising about the President's ability to achieve progress on an ambitious White House agenda.
We continue with Robert Draper, from Washington, to discuss his new feature in The New York Times Magazine, "Trump vs. Congress: Now What?"
We conclude with a look at "The Glass Menagerie," with the four stars of the current production: Sally Field, Joe Mantello, Madison Ferris, and Finn Wittrock.
Tonight on the program, an update on the GOP's health care plan with Ezra Klein of VOX.
Continuing with a discussion about national security with Michael Morell, former deputy director of the CIA.
We conclude with author Kati Marton, for a look at her latest book "True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy."