Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Each episode of Crackanory contains two 15-minute tales and is a master class in storytelling, combining some of the UK's best comedy writers and performers.
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A collection of four blackly humorous crime mysteries featuring the fictional BBC Radio crime correspondent, George Cragge. Adapted from the novel by Mark Tavener, In the Red sees the anarchic George Cragge investigate a spree of bizarre murders in the world of City finance, a small political party contesting a by-election, and a plan to overthrow the Director-General of the BBC. The sequel, In the Balance, features George Cragge kicking off a murder trail during the FIFA World Cup at Wembley Stadium. And with Europe becoming a hot potato, can the Prime Minister hold on to his job? In the Chair follows the maverick hack as he looks into a series of murders of dentists linked to New Labour policy. The final drama, In the End, sees George Cragge investigating a series of murders of journalists.
Regular price: $24.00
Aha! Six BBC Radio 4 episodes featuring the king of chat Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) in a series of hysterically excruciating encounters with guests played by Rebecca Front, David Schneider, Patrick Marber and Doon Mackichan. Also included are two bonus programmes: a spoof behind-the-scenes feature, Knowing Knowing Me, Knowing You, and In Conversation with Steve Coogan. Duration: 4 hours approx.
Regular price: $14.45
The second series of the award-winning sitcom written by and starring Morwenna Banks ( Absolutely) and Rebecca Front ( The Thick of It) set in, yes, a library, but no ordinary library. This is the library overseen and run by the most unlikely pairing since Mills met Boon. Meet Alice (Rebecca Front) - a former child prodigy who won a place at Oxford aged nine, but because Daddy went too she never needed to have any friends.
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Morwenna Banks and Rebecca Front star in a brand-new comedy set in a library. Meet Alice, a former child prodigy who's scared of everything - except libraries and her colleague, Snoo, a slightly confused individual with a have-a-go attitude towards life, marriage, haircuts, and reality. Forever popping into the library is Dr. Cadogan, celebrity doctor to the stars and a man with his finger in every pie. Their happy life is interrupted by the arrival of Simon Nielson, a man with a mission to close down inefficient libraries....
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Sue Johnston, John Hannah and Eddie Marsan are among the stars of this spellbinding, hilarious and uplifting comedy drama. Set entirely at a series of weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, these 13 episodes also feature Rebecca Front, Paul Kaye, Julia Deakin and Samantha Bond.
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Sometimes things are more ordinary than you think. And sometimes they're a whole lot odder than you can possibly imagine.
Rebecca Front has always drawn on experiences from her life in her award-winning acting and comic writing. In her debut book, she reveals herself as a master storyteller: sharp, witty, honest and highly attuned to the absurdities of life and the oddities of human nature. By turns poignant, comic, and uplifting, Curious is a book of stories, all of them true, though sometimes perhaps a little bent out of shape in the telling.
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Rebecca Front has always drawn on experiences from her life in her award-winning acting and comic writing. In her brilliantly funny second book, she cements her reputation as a master storyteller: sharp, witty, honest and highly attuned to the absurdities of life and the oddities of human nature. By turns poignant, comic and uplifting, Impossible Things Before Breakfast is a book of stories, all of them true, though sometimes perhaps a little bent out of shape in the telling.
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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Jacqueline Wilson's favourite character, Tracy Beaker, who lives in a children's home. Ten-year-old Tracy is smart and full of energy but more than anything she wants love. In The Story of Tracy Beaker, Tracy doesn't know where her mum lives but that doesn't stop her having long imaginary conversations with her. She's had two foster families before which haven't worked out but hopes a woman named Cam will be her next foster mum.
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Rebecca Front (The Thick of It, Grandma's House) reads the gripping and often darkly comic debut novel from critically acclaimed playwright Justin Greene. In her leafy English suburb, teenage Hallie Cruyps plays the life simulation computer game Cyberbia. Neither her parents nor her psychiatrist attempt to stop her. After everything she's been through, who could deny her the peace it brings?
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At a certain age, women gain a huge confidence about themselves because they realise that life’s too short to waste. These six women are in their 40s and each has a very different – and sometimes surprising – story to tell, from the husband who unexpectedly disappears, to the dreaded ‘other woman’, and the sisters who take an adventurous trip on the Nile together.
Regular price: $12.40