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    • War and Peace

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Simon Russell Beale, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter are among the cast of BBC Radio 4's epic full-cast dramatisation. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Leo Tolstoy's epic story follows the fortunes of three Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. First broadcast on New Year's Day 2015, the drama also features Alun Armstrong, Natasha Little, David Calder, Phoebe Fox, Sam Reid and Joanna David. Duration: 10 hours approx.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing

    • By linda on 09-22-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Forsytes: The Complete Series

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: full cast, Jessica Raine, Joseph Millson, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Jessica Raine stars in all four BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of John Galsworthy's Forsyte novels. An irresistible family saga of love, money and betrayal, The Forsytes: The Complete Series encompasses four acclaimed BBC Radio 4 productions of Galsworthy's perennially popular epic, spanning 50 years from 1886 to 1936.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best BBC drama I’ve listened to

    • By Nadia Elmasri on 07-10-18

    Regular price: $34.10

    • The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: E. T. A. Hoffmann, Brian Sibley
    • Narrated by: full cast, Tony Robinson
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Tony Robinson stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of E. T. A. Hoffmann's renowned Christmas story, which inspired Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker. It is Christmas Eve, and young Mary and Fred are opening presents from their godfather, Drosselmeier the toymaker. Mary's favourite gift is a nutcracker soldier, and she is disappointed when his jaw breaks on a particularly hard nut.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Performance I've Seen of the Nut Cracker

    • By FinalFrontier on 12-26-16

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Pallisers

    • 12 BBC Radio 4 Full Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Ben Miles, David Troughton, full cast, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A sweeping radio saga of political intrigue, love affairs, financial wrangles and murder, based on the books by Anthony Trollope, creator of The Barchester Chronicles. This epic drama follows several generations of the Palliser dynasty as they navigate the twists and turns of political and high society in Victorian England. Starring Ben Miles as Plantagenet, Sophie Thompson as Glencora, Conleth Hill as Phineas and David Troughton as the Narrator, with a star cast including Bertie Carvel, Juliet Stevenson, Greg Wise and Rachael Stirling. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story!

    • By Carolyn S. Lynch on 06-24-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Forsytes Concludes

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: full cast, Jessica Raine
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Eight episodes based on the last volume of John Galsworthy's saga, including the novels Maid in Waiting, Flowering Wilderness and One More River. The saga moves to Oxfordshire, where the Cherrell family is introduced and Dinny Cherrell, cousin to Fleur and Michael, is full of excitement at the life ahead of her. As the years unfold, however, she is struck by love, then tragedy, and shock as figures from the past return unexpectedly.

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Tales of the City: Series 1 and 2

    • Two BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: full cast, Kate Harper, Lydia Wilson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Set against the 1970s San Fransisco skyline, Maupin's Tales of the City introduces the unconventional tenants of 28 Barbary Lane, the domain of the eccentric, marijuana-growing landlady Anna Madrigal. Mary Ann Singleton, a naive young woman newly arrived from Cleveland, Ohio, moves into an apartment there and soon becomes friends with other tenants of the building....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful

    • By J. Kronenberger on 12-06-17

    Regular price: $12.78

    • The Woman in White

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Juliet Aubrey, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Toby Stephens and Juliet Aubrey star in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Wilkie Collins’ chilling Gothic drama. A lonely stretch of road on Hampstead Heath is the venue for Walter Hartright’s midnight first encounter with a mysteriously distressed figure in white. As he helps the woman to escape from unnamed pursuers, he has little understanding of the way she will affect his future. At Limmeridge House in Cumberland, Walter meets and falls in love with Laura, who strangely resembles the woman in white.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic treated with respect in abridgment.

    • By Chubby Chef on 06-20-16

    Regular price: $17.06

    • The Barchester Chronicles

    • Six BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle, David Bamber, Iain Glen, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Six lavish BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's much-loved novels. Anthony Trollope's series of witty and gently satirical stories of provincial life are set in the fictional town of Barchester and its surrounding county of Barsetshire. The canvas is broad and colourful, with a set of iconic characters in whose lives we become intimately involved as they grow up, grow old, and fall in or out of love and friendship across the years.

    Regular price: $24.78

    • Waiting for the Boatman

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Stephen Wakelam
    • Narrated by: David Tennant, Anton Lesser, Full cast
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    The painter Mario Minniti has travelled to Naples to seek out his old friend and former mentor Caravaggio. But on arrival, the great painter is nowhere to be found. In a bid to find him, Mario retraces Caravaggio's last known movements. His search reveals a life lived dangerously. Starring David Tennant as Mario Minniti, with Anton Lesser, Peter Hamilton, Joe Dempsie, Tracy Wiles and Harry Livingstone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Gem

    • By bgr on 02-23-13

    Regular price: $8.26

    • Terry Pratchett: BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different.... Collected together for the first time are seven full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of Terry Pratchett’s novels, with star-studded casts including Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, Philip Jackson, Alex Jennings and Mark Heap.

    Regular price: $34.90

    • Little Women

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Bryony Hannah, full cast, John Bowler, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    A brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the evergreen classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.

    With their father away in the American Civil War, the March sisters are facing a lean Christmas with their mother. As the years go by, we follow the fortunes of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy on their journey into womanhood.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My children loved this classic on audio!

    • By Laura Sherman on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Rumpole: On Trial & Other Stories

    • Four BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: full cast, Jasmine Hyde, Julian Rhind-Tutt, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Julian Rhind-Tutt takes on the role of Rumpole in this fifth collection of cracking court cases. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt as Rumpole, Jasmine Hyde as Hilda and Nigel Anthony as Claude Erskine-Brown. A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

    Regular price: $15.26

    • Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection, Volume 3

    • Four BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisations
    • By: Dorothy L Sayers
    • Narrated by: full cast, Ian Carmichael
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 45

    Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these classic BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' Golden Age crime novels. Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in a number of novels and short stories by Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations - first broadcast on BBC radio between 1979 and 2010 - are cherished by crime aficionados worldwide. The stories featured are Murder Must Advertise, The Nine Tailors, Gaudy Night, and Busman's Honeymoon.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Shardlake: Dark Fire

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: C.J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Full Cast, Justin Salinger, Robert Glenister
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A gripping BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation based on the second novel in C. J. Sansom's best-selling Tudor crime series. Summer, 1540. It has been three years since the terrible events at Scarnsea monastery, and lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake is living a quiet life in London - until a summons from Cromwell sees him embarking on another dangerous secret assignment.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Rumpole: The Age of Miracles & Other Stories

    • Three BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, full cast, Jasmine Hyde, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays Horace Rumpole in this fourth collection of dramatic court cases. 'Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation': Erskine-Brown is working on a sordid ABH and affray case which allegedly occurred in a Soho night club. When he and Rumpole visit the disreputable scene of the crime, they meet Maurice Machin, the editor of the Daily Beacon, whose paper is being sued for libel.

    Regular price: $13.08

    • The Martin Beck Stories

    • 10 BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Per Wahlöö, Maj Sjöwall
    • Narrated by: Neil Pearson, full cast, Steven Mackintosh
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    The Martin Beck books are widely acknowledged as some of the most influential detective novels ever written. Written by Swedish husband and wife team Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö between 1965 and 1975, the 10-book series set a gold standard for all subsequent Scandinavian crime fiction. Long before Kurt Wallander or Harry Hole, Beck was the original flawed policeman, working with a motley collection of colleagues to uncover the cruelty and injustice lurking beneath the surface of Sweden's liberal society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Anniebligh on 09-27-17

    Regular price: $22.71

    • Charles Paris: A Series of Murders

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, full cast
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Charles Paris is thrilled - he’s landed a nice juicy part playing Sergeant Collins in the TV detective series, 'The Stanislaus Braid Mysteries', and his estranged wife Frances seems to be on the brink of taking him back. But filming turns out to be a tortuous process, with pompous star Russell Bentley demanding numerous retakes and irascible author Winifred Railton constantly interrupting.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • i love charles paris

    • By VMW on 12-07-17

    Regular price: $8.26

    • Agatha Christie: Twelve Radio Mysteries

    • Twelve BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander, full cast, Julia McKenzie, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Twelve BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of short stories by the Queen of Crime. First broadcast in the early 2000s, the stories were adapted and brought up-to-date for a contemporary audience. The stories are 'Philomel Cottage'; 'Swan Song'; 'Magnolia Blossom'; 'Witness for the Prosecution'; 'The Gates of Baghdad'; 'The Hounds of Death'; 'In a Glass Darkly'; 'The Dressmaker's Doll'; 'The Case of the Perfect Carer'; 'The £199 Adventure'; 'The Gypsy'; and 'The Last Seance'. Duration: 6 hours approx.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too Little Provided

    • By Jessie on 05-29-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Complete George Smiley Radio Dramas

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: full cast, Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    The complete collection of acclaimed BBC Radio dramas based on John le Carré's best-selling novels, starring Simon Russell Beale as George Smiley. With a star cast including Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron, Brian Cox, Ian MacDiarmid, Anna Chancellor, Hugh Bonneville and Lindsay Duncan, these enthralling dramatisations perfectly capture the atmosphere of le Carré's taut, thrilling spy novels.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good reading but can't navigate

    • By RB Vancouver on 01-07-17

    Regular price: $34.10

    • Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

    • Two BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Denis Quilley, full cast, Ian McDiarmid, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Milton's epic poem telling the story of the fall of man and also its sequel, Paradise Regained. First published in 1667, Paradise Lost describes Satan's plot to ruin God's new and most favoured creation, mankind, and recounts the temptation of Adam and Eve and their banishment from the Garden of Eden. Paradise Regained, published in 1671, tells of the temptation of Christ by Satan as he wanders in the wilderness for 40 days and nights.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An epic classic voiced by epic classics

    • By E. Munoz on 07-26-18

    Regular price: $28.12

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