Distressed by his father's death and his mother's over-hasty remarriage, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is faced by a specter from beyond the grave bearing a grim message of murder and revenge. The young prince is driven to the edge of madness by his struggle to understand the situation he finds himself in and to do his duty. Many others, including Hamlet's beloved, the innocent Ophelia, are swept up in his tragedy.
This haunting drama of vengeance and forgiveness crowns the group of tragicomic romances that Shakespeare composed at the end of his career. Sometimes read as his farewell to the stage, the play contains some of Shakespeare's most lyrical verse. Prospero, wise Duke of Milan, has been deposed by Antonio, his wicked brother, and exiled with his daughter Miranda to a mysterious island. But Prospero possesses supernatural powers. Aided by the spirit Ariel, Prospero uses his magical art to bring his enemies under his control.
The guns of Navarone have been silenced, but the heroic survivors have no time to rest on their laurels. Almost before the last echoes of the famous guns have died away, Keith Mallory, Andrea and Dusty Miller are parachuting into war-torn Yugoslavia to rescue a division of Partisans … and to fulfil a secret mission, so deadly that it must be hidden from their own allies.
"I liked it even if it differed from the movie..."
This episode of Bob Hope's classic NBC radio show originally aired on December 21, 1948.
To the very few officials who ever saw the package of documents which arrived anonymously at the Ministry of Justice in Bonn in 1964, the list of names therein became known as "The Odessa File". What is Odessa? In German: Organisation Der Ehemaligen SS-Angehorigen. In English: Organisation of Former Members of the SS. Peter Miller, a newspaperman, vows to hunt down and expose the SS killers living in Germany under the Odessa's protection. This is the gripping story of that search.
For many people, Beethoven is the greatest composer who ever lived. In this portrait-in-sound, actors’ readings combine with his music to reveal a titanic personality, both vulnerable and belligerent, comic and tragic, and above all heroic, as he comes to grips with perhaps the greatest disability a musician can suffer. No man’s music is more universal; few men’s lives are more inspiring. In every sense but one - his modest height - he was a giant. The great bonus of this audio-biography is that the development of Beethoven’s music can be heard in the context of his life.
"I'm a Believer"
On April 29, 1992, three shots are fired from a long-range sniper's rifle, and Hussein and two other men are killed. When the American Defense Intelligence Agency discovers the plot and puzzles out each element, who recruited the assassination team, how they managed to get into Iraq, how they succeeded in penetrating the defenses of the most challenging target in the world, the story emerges, step by stealthy step.
Women in Love begins one blossoming spring day in England and ends with a terrible catastrophe in the snow of the Alps. Ursula and Gudrun are very different sisters who become entangled with two friends, Rupert and Gerald, who live in their hometown. The bonds between the couples quickly become intense and passionate, but whether this passion is creative or destructive is unclear.
Women In Love studies the nature of relationships between men and women through four very different characters, each of whom seeks fulfilment in their own way. Gudrun seeks an intellectual equal, while for Ursula, overwhelming love is all that will suffice; Gerald attempts to fill his emotional void with success and physicality, whereas Birkin desires total commitment from both his lover and his friend.
Who was Billy Blake, other than a homeless alcoholic who wandered the streets? Why was he found dead from starvation in the garage of a wealthy woman, whose merchant-banker husband had absconded five years earlier with £10 million? Having thwarted press interest at the time, Amanda Powell, six months after the bizarre tragedy, is suddenly eager to talk to journalist Michael Deacon.