Everyone loves a bedtime story. And here are eight of the best from BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime, each with a Christmas theme, written by an array of literature's best-known names. They include Laurie Lee, Charles Dickens, and Hans Christian Andersen - just some of the storytellers included in this collection.
"Christmas Stories From The BBC"
40 of Aesop's tales, specially adapted for young children. Read by Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman, Richard E. Grant, Lindsay Duncan and Brenda Blethyn.
"This is a Children's Book"
Michael Hordern stars as Jeeves with Richard Briers as Bertie in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. Mayhem has broken out at Brinkley Court and there would seem to be a desperate need for Jeeves. But Bertie is fed up with the assumption that he is merely an addendum to his personal attendant. There are more brains in the Wooster household than just Jeeves, you know! Stand back, Bertram Wooster is on the case.
Michael Hordern stars as Jeeves with Richard Briers as Bertie in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. The rural beauty of Steeple Bumpleigh holds no attractions for Bertie, containing (as it does) the appalling Aunt Agatha. But there is man's work to do and, with Jeeves at his side, how can Bertie fail?
Here are four classic episodes of the popular BBC TV series starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith, and Paul Eddington.
The episodes are "The Last Posh Frock", "Away from It All", "The Green Door", and "Our Speaker Today". With linking narration provided by Penelope Keith.
Eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors. The stories include: "The Lion and the Mouse", read by Richard Briers "The Caged Bird and the Bat", read by Brenda Blethyn "The Fox and the Goat", read by Jonathan Pryce "The Lion and the Elephant", read by Alison Steadman and "The Crow and the Pitcher", read by Alison Steadman.
Here are four original BBC television episodes of the much-loved classic sitcom starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington, and Penelope Keith. Surbiton's most famous residents bring their endearingly funny mix of self-reliance and snobbery to audio.
Now available for audio download, here are four original BBC television episodes of the much-loved classic sitcom starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington, and Penelope Keith. More gentle humour and affectionate repartee from Surbiton's most famous sparring neighbours.
"Hilarious and fun"
Far from fading with time, Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of fantasy has attracted a growing audience in each generation. Rat, Mole, Badger and the preposterous Mr Toad, have brought delight to many through the years with their odd adventures on and by the river, and at the imposing residence of Toad Hall.
In 'The Weaver's Tale' (1 May 1977) Barbara isn't happy when Tom spends all their money on a second-hand loom, and Jerry bravely decides to rein in Margo's spending - just after she's been shopping. In 'Suit Yourself' (8 May 1977) Tom and Barbara are making a suit for Tom using sheeps' wool and dye from stinging nettles, while Margo and Jerry have a dinner where 'Sir' announces his retirement. But who will take over the company?
This collection, best for four- to seven-year-olds, includes Seven in One Blow, The Miller's Three Sons, The Dragon King and The Sleeping Princess, and How the Little Girl and the Little Boy Went for a Walk in the Mud.
Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington star as the Goods and the Leadbeatters, Surbiton neighbours whose conflicts arise from Tom and Barbara's self-sufficient lifestyle. This volume features the last two episodes ever made: the Christmas special 'Silly, But It's Fun' and the Royal Command Performance episode 'When I'm 65'.
Eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors.
This audiobook contains eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors. The stories are The Heron and the Fish, read by Jonathan Pryce; The Eagle and the Tortoise, read by Alison Steadman; The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, read by Richard Briers; Belling the Cat, read by Brenda Blethyn; The Too Fat Fox, read by Jane Horrocks; and The Rat and the Elephant, read by Richard E. Grant.
In this sequel to The Wind in the Willows, the characters of the River Bank come alive in a new adventure.
A tender and sad BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about losing your past, starring Richard Briers. The Moment You Feel It was originally broadcast as the 'Afternoon Play' on 18 May 2009. Alf's memories come in flashes with great blank holes, along with a running commentary from the voices of his past. So how does finding a strange coat in his kitchen remind Alf why he doesn't want a bath today?
With the future of the River and the Wild Wood threatened, Mole, Badger, Ratty and even the irrepressible Mr Toad must rally together. William Horwood recreates again the magic of “The Wind in the Willows” in this compelling new tale.
The adventures of Toad and his friends Ratty, Mole and Badger continue to delight in this new tale that will appeal to adults and children alike.