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  • The Forsyte Saga (Dramatised) | John Galsworthy

    The Forsyte Saga (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Dirk Bogarde, Michael Hordern, Diana Quick, and others
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    (21)
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    (16)
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    The blockbuster BBC Radio 4 adaptation of John Galsworthy’s classic family drama, featuring a star cast including Dirk Bogarde, Sir Michael Hordern, Diana Quick, Michael Williams and Amanda Redman. Galsworthy’s epic story chronicles the decline and fall of the Forsytes through almost 50 years of material triumph, emotional disaster, and a terrible feud that splits them asunder.

    Sarah says: "Nervous breakdowns galore"
  • A Postillion Struck by Lightning | Dirk Bogarde

    A Postillion Struck by Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Dirk Bogarde
    • Narrated By Dirk Bogarde
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    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
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    (4)

    A Postillion Struck by Lightning was a best seller on first publication and marked Dirk Bogarde's transition from star of stage and screen to a best-selling and internationally acclaimed author. This vivid and engaging memoir traces the first steps of Dirk Bogarde as a young actor before he became world famous as well as his childhood amidst the enchanting beauty of rural Sussex.

  • A Short Walk from Harrods | Dirk Bogarde

    A Short Walk from Harrods

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Dirk Bogarde
    • Narrated By Dirk Bogarde
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    (10)
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    A Short Walk from Harrods is the sixth volume of Dirk Bogarde's autobiography. In it, he pays tribute to the corner of Provence that was his home for over two decades, analyzes his sense of loss at 67 after the death of his life partner, and discusses coming to terms with living alone in London.

    Campbell says: "Worth it"
  • Great Meadow: An Evocation | Dirk Bogarde

    Great Meadow: An Evocation

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dirk Bogarde
    • Narrated By Dirk Bogarde
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (3)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    From 1927 to 1934 Dirk Bogarde lived in a remote cottage in the Sussex Downs with his sister, Elizabeth, and their devoted but strict nanny, Lally. This was a time of the gleaning at the end of the summer, of harvests and harvest mice, of oil lamps, of wells, and of incredible childhood adventures. Seen through the eyes of an innocent, shrewd young boy, Great Meadow recaptures an idyllic childhood, a time of love and gentleness, with its sounds and scents intact, while the world beyond prepared for war.

  • Cleared for Take-Off | Dirk Bogarde

    Cleared for Take-Off

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Dirk Bogarde
    • Narrated By Dirk Bogarde
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    On his many reconnaissance missions in Europe and the Far East, the young Bogarde experienced the terror of enemy attack and the horror of its aftermath, together with the intense camaraderie and bitter humour of the battlefield. Less than a year after demob no one could have been more astonished to find himself starring in his third feature film with car and chauffeur and a five-storey house in Chester Row. He had somehow 'arrived' in the movies.

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