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    • The Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection: The Later Years

    • Eight BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, Robert Lindsay, Ian Holm, and others
    • Length: 36 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Enthralling radio dramatisations of eight of Charles Dickens' much-loved novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this second digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes eight of his classic novels. This collection includes the epic masterpiece David Copperfield, described by Dickens as his 'favourite child'; suspenseful mystery Bleak House; Dickens' most openly political novel, Hard Times; and Little Dorrit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Only thing lacking is consistent titles

    • By patrick on 03-23-18

    Regular price: $34.10

    • John Finnemore's Double Acts

    • Six BBC Radio 4 Comedy Dramas
    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Alison Steadman, Celia Imrie, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    Winner of the Writers Guild Award for Best Radio Comedy and the Comedy.co.uk awards for Best Radio Sketch Show! Celia Imrie, Alison Steadman, John Bird and Rebecca Front are among the cast of these BBC Radio 4 comedy dramas from the writer and producers of Cabin Pressure. These six self-contained duologues, each one brimming with humour and charm, come from the pen of John Finnemore, author and star of the award-winning John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you like stories

    • By Hanna Raspel on 02-04-16

    Regular price: $15.16

    • Aesop: The Complete Collection

    • By: Aesop
    • Narrated by: Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    40 of Aesop's tales, specially adapted for young children. Read by Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman, Richard E. Grant, Lindsay Duncan and Brenda Blethyn.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This is a Children's Book

    • By George on 09-17-12

    Regular price: $14.46

    • Apprentice - Scarlet City - Part I

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Rebecca Gablé
    • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    A rags-to-riches tale, Jonah's journey spans the breadth of human experience, from the intricacies of Edward III's political intrigues to the cutthroat world of international trade, from the triumphs of war to the agonies of personal loss - love, friendship, joy, heartbreak and glory. Set largely in London, the Scarlet City, the centre of medieval England, the Scarlet City trilogy is a thrilling portrait of the age and the people who made it so rich, colourful and extraordinary.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well played but too much gratuitous sex and abuse

    • By UNCHMSUW on 01-01-18

    Regular price: $26.77

    • Rise: Scarlet City - Part II

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Rebecca Gablé
    • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    London, 1337. England is at war, and the King is in financial straits, meaning that Jonah's hard-earned business and fortune hang in the balance. A far cry from his humble beginnings as a draper's apprentice, Jonah is now one of the influential merchants in England, and he manages to secure the hand of the daughter of one of the most powerful and dangerous nobles in the country. As Jonah's wealth and prominence grow, so do his enemies and the threats they bring.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece!

    • By DaNick on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $28.65

    • Empire: Scarlet City - Part III

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Rebecca Gablé
    • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    A true rags-to-riches tale, Jonah's journey spans the breadth of human experience, from the intricacies of Edward III's political intrigues to the cutthroat world of international trade, from the triumphs of war to the agonies of personal loss - love, friendship, joy, heartbreak and glory. Set largely in London - the Scarlet City - the centre of medieval England, this is a thrilling portrait of the age and the people who made it so rich, colourful and extraordinary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impeccable!

    • By DaNick on 04-08-18

    Regular price: $28.65

    • A Tale of Two Cities (Dramatised)

    • By: Charles Dickens, Mike Walker (dramatisation)
    • Narrated by: Robert Lindsay, Alison Steadman, Jonathan Coy, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    From the echo of the first line ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’ to the final ‘It is a far far better thing that I do than I have ever done’, Dickens’ classic novel of the French revolution tells a story of the redemptive powers of love in the face of cruelty, violence and neglect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great if you've read the book!

    • By Sean Betts on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $14.46

    • Gloomsbury: Series 2

    • By: Sue Limb
    • Narrated by: full cast, Alison Steadman, Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman and Roger Lloyd-Pack star in Sue Limb's comedy parodying the arty and adulterous adventures of the Bloomsbury Group. A stellar cast, including Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions, join in this affectionate send-up of the infamous Bloomsbury literary group, who dominated the English cultural scene in the early 20th Century.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • Gloomsbury: Series 3

    • By: Sue Limb
    • Narrated by: Alison Steadman, full cast, Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and Nigel Planer star in Sue Limb's comedy parodying the arty and adulterous adventures of the Bloomsbury Group. A stellar cast, including Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy, and John Sessions, join in this affectionate send-up of the infamous Bloomsbury literary group, who dominated the English cultural scene in the early 20th Century.

    Regular price: $14.93

    • I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

    • You'll Have Had Your Tea - The Doings of Hamish and Dougal Series 2
    • By: BBC Audiobooks
    • Narrated by: Barry Cryer, Jeremy Hardy, Graeme Garden, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Hamish and Dougal, two elderly Scotsmen played by Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden, have for many years been a popular feature of the the hit BBC Radio 4 comedy show I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now they've got their own series.

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Gloomsbury: Series 1

    • By: Sue Limb
    • Narrated by: full cast, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 15

    Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman and Nigel Planer star in Sue Limb's comedy parodying the arty and adulterous adventures of the Bloomsbury Group. A stellar cast, including Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions, join in this affectionate send-up of the infamous Bloomsbury literary group, who dominated the English cultural scene in the early 20th century.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good performances of a lackluster script

    • By Zaubermond on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $14.93

    • Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation: Series 7

    • The Complete Series 7
    • By: Jeremy Hardy
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Miranda Richardson, Alison Steadman, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Few can forget where they were 13 years ago when they first heard Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. The show was an immediate smash-hit success, causing pubs to empty on a Saturday night, which was particularly astonishing since the show went out on Thursdays.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not Jeremy's best, but good in places.

    • By Gwynne O'Reagan on 11-06-09

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Like a Daughter

    • By: Lucy Flannery
    • Narrated by: Roy Hudd, Alison Steadman
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
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    An afternoon drama by award-winning writer Lucy Flannery. Home-help aide Ruth cares for Harry above and beyond the call of duty. She fetches his shopping, brings him meals, makes sense of his paperwork. All in all, she's like a daughter to him. When his health begins to decline, Ruth tries to discover friends or family to care for him but Harry insists there is no one, he's all alone in the world. She becomes even more concerned when a chance discovery reveals a sizable sum of money languishing in his bank account.

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Gloomsbury: Series 4

    • The hit BBC Radio 4 comedy
    • By: Sue Limb
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, full cast, Nigel Planner, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Miriam Margolyes and Alison Steadman star in the fourth BBC Radio 4 series of Sue Limb's wickedly funny parody of the Bloomsbury Group. This fourth series sees our arty, adulterous Bohemians struggling with the issues of class, money and how to become truly modern. Henry is concerned about Vera's dangerous susceptibility to romance, and her tendency to fascinate several women at once. In addition, he is wrestling with his biography of the king, misses the hurly burly of life at the Foreign Office and is tempted to stand for Parliament as a Labour MP.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Grumpy Old Women

    • The Official Handbook
    • By: Judith Holder
    • Narrated by: Alison Steadman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    We all know what it means these days to be a "grumpy old man", because part of that role is to be outspoken. Well, we've heard just about enough out of the men, thank you very much. Grumpy Old Women gives us the other perspective, the female take, on the million irritations of today's world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny and so very true

    • By Thistlegirl on 02-05-15

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Spider!

    • By: Alison Steadman
    • Narrated by: Alison Steadman
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A warm, funny look at one of the most fascinating mini-beasts, by award-winning actor and national treasure Alison Steadman OBE. 'I hate spiders!' says Rafael. At least he thinks so. But when he really gets to know the big, hairy, scary spider he finds a new, eight-legged friend. This hilarious, action-packed look at spiders will enthral both children and parents, with plenty of spider facts and figures to entertain and delight.

    Regular price: $4.25

    • Gloomsbury: Series 5

    • The Hit BBC Radio 4 Comedy
    • By: Sue Limb
    • Narrated by: Morwenna Banks, John Sessions, Miriam Margolyes, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Original Recording
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    In this fifth series, our arty, adulterous Bohemians are creating havoc at home and abroad. Henry is hoping to ignore his fiftieth birthday - but Vera has organised a surprise party. When Venus sneaks in uninvited and makes a nuisance of herself in the bushes, Henry wants to head for the hills. Fortunately, a lecture tour of America beckons.... In the USA, Vera meets Dorothy Barker at the Algonquin while Henry rubs shoulders with Al Padrone en route to Chicago. Meanwhile, a cottage on the Sizzlinghurst estate has become vacant, and everybody wants it. 

    Regular price: $13.08