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  • The King James Bible: Readings From & The Story Behind the King James Bible (from BBC Radio 4) | James Naughtie

    The King James Bible: Readings From & The Story Behind the King James Bible (from BBC Radio 4)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By James Naughtie
    • Narrated By James Naughtie
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    2011 will be the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. The significance of this version of the Bible is not only in religious and cultural dimensions it also paved the way for important consequences in English social and political history, freeing them from a spiritual serfdom to the Church and enabling them to read Scripture for themselves and form their own opinions.

    Reverend Dr.D. says: "Horrible!
    refers to the Bible as fantasy.




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  • The Making of Music: The Complete Landmark BBC Radio 4 Series | James Naughtie

    The Making of Music: The Complete Landmark BBC Radio 4 Series

    • ORIGINAL (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By James Naughtie
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    In this major BBC Radio 4 series, James Naughtie uncovers the roots of our music and reveals the soundtrack to our own history. The history of classical music is inextricably linked with the places it was written, its purpose and its patrons as well as with politics, war and social change. From the earliest music of the monasteries to the court and church music of the Renaissance and Reformation and beyond, composers have always changed with the times.

  • The King James Bible: Readings from the New Testament       | James Naughtie

    The King James Bible: Readings from the New Testament      

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By James Naughtie
    • Narrated By Rory Kinnear, Adjoa Andoh, Miriam Margolyes
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    The King James Bible is the most widely published and the most influential book in the English language. To mark its 400th anniversary and celebrate its language, imagery, poetry and storytelling, here are 13 readings from the New Testament, narrated by well-known actors such as Rory Kinnear, Adjoa Andoh and Miriam Margolyes. Here are the pivotal events from the lives of Jesus and the Apostles.

  • The Story of the King James Bible: The Translation | James Naughtie

    The Story of the King James Bible: The Translation

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By James Naughtie
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    To mark the 400th anniversary of this ‘noblest monument of English prose’, James Naughtie tells the story of how and why James I (VI of Scotland), commissioned a new translation of Christianity’s holy book.In the second of three programmes, James Naughtie visits Oxford’s Bodleian Library and the Tower Room at Corpus Christi College, both of which were locations for the translation of the King James Bible. He also takes a tour of Stationers’ Hall in London, where the work would have been read aloud in public for the first time.The result is an illuminating and enjoyable overview of the origins of what is still the most widely published text in the English language.

  • The Story of the King James Bible: The Legacy | James Naughtie

    The Story of the King James Bible: The Legacy

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By James Naughtie
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    To mark the 400th anniversary of this ‘noblest monument of English prose’, James Naughtie tells the story of how and why James I (VI of Scotland), commissioned a new translation of Christianity’s holy book. In the last of three programmes, James Naughtie examines the enduring legacy and resonance of the King James Bible in British culture and society.

    Anthony says: "Generally pointless"
  • The Story of the King James Bible: The Commission | James Naughtie

    The Story of the King James Bible: The Commission

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By James Naughtie
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    To mark the 400th anniversary of this ‘noblest monument of English prose’, James Naughtie tells the story of how and why James I (VI of Scotland), commissioned a new translation of The Bible.In the first of three programmes, James Naughtie visits Hampton Court Palace and tells how the Bible emerged from a conference there in 1604, even though it was not on the original agenda.

  • The King James Bible: Readings from the Old Testament | James Naughtie

    The King James Bible: Readings from the Old Testament

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By James Naughtie
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    The King James Bible is the most widely published and the most influential book in the English language. To mark its 400th anniversary and celebrate its language, imagery, poetry and storytelling, here are 15 readings from the Old Testament, narrated by well-known actors such as Samuel West, Emilia Fox and Hugh Bonneville.

  • The Madness of July | James Naughtie

    The Madness of July

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James Naughtie
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
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    It is a sweltering July in the mid-1970s, and for Will Flemyng, foreign office minister, the temperature is rising with each passing hour. A mysterious death has exposed secret passions in government, bringing on a political crisis that will draw him back into a familiar world of danger and deceit. For Flemyng has a past. He was trained as a spy for a life behind enemy lines and now he's compelled to go back.

  • Paris Spring | James Naughtie

    Paris Spring

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James Naughtie
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    Paris in 1968 - seething with revolutionaries and spies - sees Will Flemyng's world turned upside down after a mysterious encounter on the metro and a chance revelation from a rival operative. In a city alive with talk of revolution, Will finds himself in the thick of the action. But now he gets news that threatens the closest and most complicated relationship in his life - the one with his younger brother.

  • The Accidental American | James Naughtie

    The Accidental American

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James Naughtie
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    Tony Blair's affair with America is one of the most compelling stories of our time. He is the prime minister whose bonding with George W. Bush imperiled his political future in Britain while making him a hero to many Americans after 9/11. In this powerful and compelling narrative, James Naughtie asks why Americans took him to their hearts, and what this means for our politics, our leaders, and the kind of country we are.

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