Bleak Expectations is the remarkable adventures of young Philip Bin as he struggles to rescue himself and his sisters from the plotting of his guardian, the scheming, evil and badly-named Mr Gently Benevolent, and the blood-curdling Hardthrasher brothers.
War Letters presents historic, dramatic, personal accounts of both World Wars, the Civil War, Vietnam, Korea, the Cold War, Somalia and the Balkans, revealing in vivid detail what the servicemen and women of America have experienced and sacrificed on the front lines. Read by an all-star cast, including Joan Allen, Tom Brokaw, Rob Lowe, Noah Wyle, and more.
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The epic Victorian comedy is back with more of the remarkable adventures of Pip Bin as he battles his evil ex-guardian Mr Gently Benevolent (Anthony Head) in six more chapters of tragedies and triumphs in the style of Charles Dickens after too much gin.Mark Evans, Richard Johnson, Tom Allen, Anthony Head, and Geoffrey Whitehead lead a magnificent cast, including James Bachman, Sarah Hadland, and Susy Kane, as well as guest star David Mitchell as the Rev Godly Fecund.
Englishman Paul West is living the Parisian dream, and doing his best not to annoy the French. But recently things have been going très wrong: His apartment is so small that he has to cut his baguettes in two to fit them in the kitchen. His research into authentic French cuisine is about to cause a national strike. His Parisian business partner is determined to close their tea-room. And thinks that sexually harassing his female employees is a basic human right.
The third volume of this magnificent, award-winning Dickensian comic epic first transmitted by the British Broadcasting Club's Radio 4. It's a Victorian epic of shenanigans at awful schools, worse prisons, featuring giant rabbits, and long lost super-hero aunts - in the style of Charles Dickens after far too much gin. Winner of the 'British Comedy Guide Editors' Award', volume three stars Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, Geoffrey Whitehead, Richard Johnson, Tom Allen, James Bachman and David Mitchell.
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The complete first series of BBC Radio 4's 'The Correspondent', four bittersweet comic monologues starring writer and comedian Tom Allen. In this series, Tom starts a new job at Brooks Furniture, 'A world of furniture that makes a world of difference', where his letter writing gets him into trouble; and deals with Auntie Leslie's funeral, learning a painful lesson when he hits 'Reply All'... This comedy series was originally broadcast on Radio 4 from 26 March - 16th April 2007.
Stories of ultimate revenge, from freshly sold human meat and uncontrollable robots, to life-sucking MP3 players and reality TV where death is the penalty - all told with dark humour and gruesome relish, and made even more fiendish by chilling facts and a puckish message from the author. This is Anthony Horowitz at his most wicked.
The complete second series of BBC Radio 4's The Correspondent, four bittersweet comic monologues starring writer and comedian Tom Allen. In this series, Tom distracts himself from a looming job appraisal, and his domestic situation, with the discovery of a new mystery friend in the workplace; gets a new laptop and searches for a new boyfriend online; takes on the task of informing his late Aunt’s pen friends of her death; and decides on an unplanned trip to France.