These stories are about how, many years ago, Arthur the once and future King of England, set out to save his country from the troubles that plagued it, aided by the brave knights of the Round Table, and the most famous sword in the world, Excalibur. How Merlin the Wizard fought against the wicked Morgana le Fay's enchantments, and how Arthur loved and lost the beautiful Guinevere, his Queen.
"A Voice to be Heard"
Exciting excerpts from some of the best classic stories for younger listeners, presented with classical music and, often, sound effects, to bring the characters vividly to life. Here is Mowgli, Anne of Green Gables, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Odysseus, the monster wolf Fenrir, and Tom Sawyer getting in and out of scrapes. Before each excerpt is an introduction, setting the scene.
The prequel to the series, describing Sharpe’s experiences in India. When a senior British officer is captured by the Tippoo of Mysore’s forces, Sharpe is offered a chance to attempt a rescue, which in turn offers an escape from the tyrannical Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill. But in fleeing Hakeswill, Sharpe enters the exotic and dangerous world of the Tippoo. An adventure that will require all of his wits just to stay alive, let alone save the British army from catastrophe.
Richard Sharpe believes that his soldiering days are over, but his retirement is interrupted by a request from Donna Louisa Vivar for Sharpe to discover the truth about the disappearance of her husband, the Captain-General of Chile. Sharpe's quest takes him to St Helena and an encounter with Napoleon, and on to Chile where he soon finds himself caught up in the rebellion against Spanish rule and fighting alongside the flamboyant rebel admiral, Lord Thomas Cochrane.
It's September, and Andrew Weston can hardly wait to get back to school. For this year he is to play on the school football team, and Andrew is sure that his skills in defence will help Danebridge win every match. But Andrew and his younger brother Chris are in action even sooner when they take part in an annual six-a-side football tournament. When a young winger for the Selworth team gives Andrew a few bad moments, Andrew suspects that his debut match for the school team won't be easy at all.
'Ace save Chris!' shouted Andrew as his younger brother pushed yet another of his best shots around the post. 'You're unbeatable today'. But will Chris be unbeatable when he is picked to stand in for the regular school goalkeeper in a vital cup game against Shenby School, their main rivals? For Chris is several years younger than the rest of the team - and they aren't all sure of his skill in goal.
Relive the highs (and the lows!) from fifty years of English football as recalled by some of the game's all-time great players, managers and commentators.