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    • Alan Bennett: Plays

    • BBC Radio dramatisations
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Patricia Routledge
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    A unique collection of 12 full-cast BBC Radio productions of plays by Alan Bennett. The titles are: 40 Years On, A Visit from Miss Prothero, Say Something Happened, Kafka's Dick, Two in Torquay, The Madness of George III, The History Boys, An Englishman Abroad, A Question of Attribution, The Lady in the Van, Cocktail Sticks and The Last of the Sun.

    Regular price: $34.10

    • The Uncommon Reader

    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    When the queen chases a straying corgi through the grounds of Buckingham Palace, she happens upon the City of Westminster travelling library, and begins a journey of discovery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poignant and full of wit.

    • By Angus on 11-03-07

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Alan Bennett: Keeping On Keeping On

    • Diaries 2005-2014
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Alan Bennett narrates the latest installment of his diaries, as heard on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week. Following on from Alan Bennett's best-selling, award-winning prose collections Writing Home and Untold Stories, Keeping On Keeping On is a third anthology featuring his unique observations, recollections and reminiscences. At its heart is his latest published collection of diaries.

    Regular price: $12.78

    • Alan Bennett

    • Triple Bill
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Hugh Lloyd, Patricia Routledge, Judi Dench
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Here are three classic Alan Bennett adaptations, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Included are "Say Something Happened", "Two in Torquay", and "A Visit from Miss Protheroe".

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Six Poets

    • Hardy to Larkin: An Anthology
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Alan Bennett's selection of English verse by his favourite poets: Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, and Philip Larkin is accompanied by his own enlivening commentary and was recorded before a live audience. In this personal anthology, Alan Bennett has chosen more than seventy poems by six well-loved poets, discussing the writers and their verse in his customary conversational style through anecdote, shrewd appraisal and spare but telling biographical detail.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Smut: Two Unseemly Stories: The Greening of Mrs Donaldson & The Shielding of Mrs Forbes

    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    Two unexpected tales written and read by the best-selling author of The Uncommon Reader, Untold Stories and The History Boys."The Greening of Mrs Donaldson" - Mrs Donaldson is a conventional middle-class woman beached on the shores of widowhood after a marriage that had been much like many others: happy to begin with, then satisfactory and finally dull. But when she decides to take in two lodgers, her mundane life becomes much more stimulating…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fun British story about unmentionable subjects!

    • By Anonymous User on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $14.46

    • La sovrana lettrice

    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Paola Cortellesi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Cosa succede quando la regina Elisabetta II scopre casualmente il piacere della lettura? Quando Sua Maestà, per finire in pace un libro, arriva in ritardo a tutti gli appuntamenti ufficiali? Scene esilaranti, descritte con ironia e raffinatezza, che si concludono con un grande colpo di scena finale.

    Regular price: $9.47

    • Alan Bennett

    • An Englishman Abroad (Dramatisation)
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
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    It is 1958, and in a squalid flat in Moscow, double-agent Guy Burgess is hiding from the world. When he is visited by actress Coral Browne, he is overjoyed to see someone from his former life in England. Starved for information, Burgess interrogates her about English society gossip, and cajoles her into taking home measurements for a new pinstripe suit from his London tailor.

    Regular price: $12.91

    • Alan Bennett

    • Four Stories
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Alan Bennett, master storyteller, reads four of his highly-acclaimed stories. Whether comical or quirky, Alan Bennett's poignant stories are rightly regarded as modern classics.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Mr. Bennett

    • By james d. thomas on 06-18-09

    Regular price: $21.32

    • Judi Dench and Michael Williams: With Great Pleasure

    • By: Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas, Charlotte Mitchell, and others
    • Narrated by: Judi Dench, Michael Williams
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Two archive BBC Radio programmes in which Judi Dench and Michael Williams, accompanied by friends John Moffatt and Alec McCowen, read a cornucopia of poetry and prose. In this enchanting pair of programmes from 1991 and 1996, Dame Judi Dench and husband Michael Williams shared an eclectic selection of pieces that they loved, admired or simply found entertaining.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sublime

    • By Arlene on 05-01-16

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Alan Bennett: Stories

    • Read by Alan Bennett
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A unique collection of eight Alan Bennett stories, read by the author. Alan Bennett is one of Britain's best-loved authors and an acclaimed storyteller. This exclusive compilation includes eight of his best tales, collected together for the first time. Here is his celebrated, iconic memoir 'The Lady in the Van'; as well as two fascinating autobiographical accounts of his family and childhood.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Lady in the Van

    • A BBC Radio 4 adaptation
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett, full cast, Maggie Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Maggie Smith stars in this BBC radio adaptation of Alan Bennett's highly acclaimed autobiographical stage play. An eccentric old lady moves into a quiet street in Camden Town. There she remains, installed in her van in glorious self-sufficiency, until the council instructs her to move on. Then a kind homeowner invites her to move her van into his garden - where she stays for the next 15 years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Maggie Smith Gets 'The Last Laugh'

    • By Gretchen SLP on 01-05-16

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Cocktail Sticks

    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Alan Bennett, full cast
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A radio adaptation of Alan Bennett's short autobiographical play, originally directed by Nicholas Hytner for the National Theatre. Alan looks back on his early life with affection and sadness, revisiting some of the themes and conversations of his memoir 'A Life Like other People's'. Both he and his mother are seduced by the idea that other people's lives are much richer and fulfilling than their own.

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Alan Bennett

    • Untold Stories, Part 1: Stories
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Untold Stories, Alan Bennett's first major collection of prose since his best-selling Writing Home, brings together the finest and funniest of his writing over the last 10 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly Great

    • By Gretchen SLP on 03-15-17

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Talking Heads

    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Performed by the author and five of Britain's leading actresses, Alan Bennett's tales are full of quirky, insightful detail that bring the characters vividly to life. From Julie Walters' portrayal of an actress seeking fame to Anna Massey's alcoholic vicar's wife, these individuals are linked by their self-delusion, desperation, and vulnerability.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quirky, funny and brilliant

    • By Nancy J on 06-16-14

    Regular price: $14.93

    • Alan Bennett

    • Talking Heads 2
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: various
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    In these six new pieces Alan Bennett retains the gripping stories, intensity of delivery, and masterly style of his original monologues. The suburban normality of the world his characters inhabit once again belies their lives of secrets, revelations, fears, crimes, and passions. They tell their stories, and in doing so reveal more than they know of the humour, passion, and sadness of their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding performances

    • By Zaubermond on 03-14-13

    Regular price: $14.93

    • The Complete Talking Heads

    • The classic BBC Radio 4 monologues plus A Woman of No Importance
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett, Patricia Routledge
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The complete audio collection of Alan Bennett's celebrated monologues, published together for the first time and performed by some of Britain's best actors. The Talking Heads monologues are widely regarded as one of Alan Bennett's finest dramatic achievements. First broadcast on BBC TV and BBC Radio 4 in the 1980s and 1990s, they won a host of awards and huge popular acclaim, and remain among his most admired works today.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Depressing

    • By Cookie on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $21.32

    • Alan Bennett

    • Untold Stories, Part 2: The Diaries
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Untold Stories, Alan Bennett's first major collection of prose since his best-selling Writing Home, brings together the finest and funniest of his writing over the last 10 years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Must for Anglophiles

    • By Gretchen SLP on 03-25-17

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Alan Bennett's On the Margin

    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennet, John Sergeant
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Produced by Sydney Lotterby of Yes Minister and Porridge fame. Each instalment featured a mixture of sketches (some foreshadowing Bennett's subsequent television dramas, others mocking television clichés, such as documentaries about working-class Northern writers and discussion programmes featuring pretentious critics). This is a never before broadcast compilation of sketches and extracts from the TV series before the tapes where wiped.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Chris Dorward on 12-08-09

    Regular price: $8.26

    • Alan Bennett

    • Telling Tales
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Following on from the phenomenal success of Writing Home, Alan Bennett reminisces about his early years, from his schooldays to undergraduate life at Oxford University.

    Regular price: $15.49

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