While King Henry's England is threatened by rebellion, the king's scapegrace son Hal haunts the taverns of London, his companions a crew of rogues and thieves let by Falstaff. The earl of Northumberland and his fiery son Hotspur scheme to overthrow the crown. Can Hal be brought to a sense of duty as Prince of Wales? Or will the influence of Falstaff prove too strong? The issue is decided when Hal, Hotspur, and Falstaff come together at the climactic battle of Shrewsbury.
"Chapters Mixed up"
Richard Griffiths invites the listener to look closer at the history and the underlying reasons behind the main developments of European integration. He passionately presents a history that is richer and intellectually more satisfying than much of the elegiac literature on the European union that passes for history. A solid and humorous account on the making of the union.
Mutual Radio Theater was a program produced originally in 1980. This show was no small attempt to recapture the glory days of old-time radio by any means. Each program was written specifically for radio and each night hosted by a different star, including Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson, and Leonard Nimoy.
Rebellion still simmers in England and King Henry's health is failing. Prince Hal has proved his courage but the king still fears that his son's pleasure-loving nature will bring the realm to ruin. Meanwhile, Falstaff and his ribald companions waste the nights in revelry, anticipating the moment when Hal will ascend the throne. Falstaff is in Gloucestershire when news arrives that the king has died. Has the dissolute old knight's hour come at last?
Following a desperate night-long battle, a group of beleaguered soldiers in an isolated base in Kandahar are faced with a lone woman demanding the return of her brother’s body. Is she a spy, a black widow, a lunatic? Or is she what she claims to be: a grieving sister intent on burying her brother according to local rites? She refuses to move from her spot on the field in full view of every soldier in the stark outpost. Her presence quickly proves dangerous as the camp’s tense, claustrophobic atmosphere comes to a boil when the men begin arguing about what to do next.
"Great book! Would be good for bookclubs"
Under Milk Wood is Dylan Thomas's undisputed and unforgettable masterpiece - an affectionate, but hilarious portrait of a small Welsh town. The classic 1954 recording, featuring a perfect cast led by Richard Burton as "First Voice", is rightly considered to be definitive. This collection also includes two earlier radio programs: Return Journey to Swansea and Quite Early One Morning, read by Dylan Thomas and others.
"A great work and its predecessors, unidentified"
This carefully compiled collection is the perfect gift for Father’s Day or a special birthday and a rich listening experience for both women and men all year round. This truly eclectic collection of unabridged short stories from the audiobook specialist CSA Word encompasses stories by and about intriguing, inspirational, charismatic and even unusual and extraordinary men.
A new adaptation of L. P. Hartley's story of a boy who is betrayed by a sophisticated young rich woman and her farmer lover who use him to ferry letters back and forth in the blazing summer of 1900 - with Richard Griffiths and Harriet Walter. It's best known from the 1970 film, which focused on the main plot line. But on re-reading the book, adaptor Frances Byrnes found within it another drama perfect for audio in which an old man finds a boyhood diary and is forced to unlock the trauma inside.
"The Go-Between does NOT NEED ADAPTING!!!!!"
Only one radio program boasted a lineup including Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson, and Leonard Nimoy: Mutual Radio Theater! The shows were filled with stars from both classic radio and modern television and movies, including John Dehner, Vic Perrin, Virginia Gregg, Lurene Tuttle, Eve Arden, Harriet Nelson, Tom Bosley, and Marian Ross.
In 1980, a perfect storm came together in terms of radio drama revival. Top talent of the classic era of radio and modern entertainment worked hand in hand on Mutual Radio Theater, a multigenre show harkening back to classic anthologies of the past. Each program was written specifically for radio and included scripts penned by such radio legends as Arch Oboler, Norman Corwin, and Elliot Lewis.
What would it take to recapture the glory of the golden age of radio and still incorporate the stars and even stories of a more modern time? Mutual Radio Theater answered this question of blending the classic with the modern by doing just that: putting classic radio legends to work alongside up and coming stars of the 1980s.
One of only three Sam Spade short stories, this one involves a blackmailing poet, a seductive chanteuse, her rough-hewn stage-door-johnny, and, of course, murder. Recorded before a live audience in New York.
This wonderful collection, ideal for cat lovers and feline fanatics, brings together the best and worst of catty behaviour. Ranging from the very funny to the profound, this collection has something to please everyone - without running the risk of developing an allergy!
Four more BBC Radio full-cast dramatisations of P. G. Wodehouse short stories, starring Richard Griffiths as Mr Mulliner. Once again we join tale-teller Mr Mulliner in the the Angler's Rest, to hear more implausable aneccotes. In 'The Bishop's Move', the regulars remind Mulliner about a tale he told of his nephew Augustine and a wonder drug, Buck-U-Uppo. This leads Mr Mulliner to tell of a Bishop nearly undone by the miraculous tonic.
Any program needs is own special energy - something that drives it to be the best of the best. Mutual Radio Theater, Volume 3 features programs with just that - star power. Each night of the week, a different star hosted the program. As for the actors, names from the golden era of radio drama included John Dehner, Vic Perrin, Hans Conried, Marvin Miller, Parley Baer, Elliot Lewis, Jeff Corey, Virginia Gregg, and Lurene Tuttle.
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of “Galloping Foxley”, a short, sharp story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Richard Griffiths. In “Galloping Foxley”, Roald Dahl, one of the world’s favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a commuter is disturbed by an encounter with a man he vividly remembers from school.
Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, and Frances de la Tour star as part of the National Theatre cast. At a boys' grammar school in Sheffield, eight boys are being coached for the Oxbridge entrance exams. It is the mid-eighties, and the main concern of the unruly bunch of bright sixth-formers is getting out, starting university and starting life.
The first great novel of the war in Afghanistan' Wall Street Journal You’ve had no sleep since the firefight last night. The morning fog beyond the walls of your base lifts to reveal a lone woman approaching the gate. She says she has come to claim the body of her brother killed in last night’s attack. Is she a terrorist? A spy? A lunatic? Or what she says she is – a grieving sister? What should you do? What do you do?
The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of "My Lady Love, My Dove", a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale, read by the great Richard Griffiths. In "My Lady Love, My Dove", Roald Dahl, one of the world’s favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a game of cards between two couples is the basis for some shocking deceit.... "My Lady Love, My Dove" is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You.
When Jim Hawkins picks up the oilskin packet from Captain Flint's sea chest and finds a treasure map, he is catapulted into the adventure of a lifetime. As cabin-boy on the ship Hispaniola, with its crew of treacherous pirates led by Long John Silver, Jim finds himself in a world of villains and unexpected heroes, on a quest for buried treasure.