Since before he can remember, every time Andrew Adams sleeps he's randomly flung through time and space, never knowing where or when he'll wake up, clueless to how it all started or how it can be stopped .The only things he can be certain of are that the location he arrives at won't be anywhere exciting, and he'll have to stay there until he loses his fight against sleep. Andrew Adams has all but given up hope and given up on life. That is, until he meets someone like him.
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Toby Stephens stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Raymond Chandler’s second Philip Marlowe mystery.Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily.In ‘Farewell My Lovely’, Marlowe has a chance encounter with a not-so-gentle giant outside Florian’s nightclub.
"A Great Re-Creation of a Lost Artform"
Stanley's grandpa knows absolutely everything about everything. Whatever you ask him, he always seems to know the answer. But a little-known fact about every granddad in the world is that when they don't know the answer to your question, they make something up out of thin air. It may be a load of utter hogwash, but it's always entertaining. Why Is The Sky Blue? is the very first story in The World According To Grandpa series.
Accompanying a major BBC1 series presented by David Dimbleby, and an exhibition at Tate Britain, A Picture of Britain is a celebration of the British landscape and the art that it has inspired, from Constable to Lowry, from Turner to Nash. From the slopes of Snowdonia to the industrial Black Country, from the grandeur of the Scottish Highlands to the meadows of Suffolk, the British landscape has inspired artists and writers for generations.