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    • The Prophesies of Nostradamus (Dramatised)

    • By: David Pinner
    • Narrated by: Valentine Dyall, Blain Fairman, Carole Ann Ford, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Michael Nostradamus is regarded as the most accurate prophet of all time. His prophesies were collected and published in a book called The Centuries, which was the 14th Century's best-seller after the Bible. Nostradamus predicted the German inflation of the 1930s, the war against Hitler, and aspects of General Franco's life. The most terrifying of his declarations, revealed here, has thankfully not materialized.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book

    • By Keir on 04-06-10

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Spanish Armada (Dramatised)

    • By: Kenneth Allen
    • Narrated by: Edward de Souza, Paul Eddington, Francesca Annis, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    There have been many invasion threats to Britain. This programme dramatises one of the most potent: the mighty Armada sent by Philip of Spain against the navy of Elizabeth I and her sea captains, led by Sir Francis Drake. This is a crucial narrative of stirring history, relived with verve and freshness.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • history as entertainment

    • By Marco Antonio Lara on 11-16-15

    Regular price: $4.25

    • Julius Caesar

    • The Leaders Series (Dramatised)
    • By: John Green
    • Narrated by: Robert Rietty, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    "Veni, vidi, vici" ¿ "I came, I saw, I conquered", he boasted: and no one could say he lied. Few other men in history have received so much praise and so much condemnation, and few other men achieved such power. Soldier, statesman, lawyer, priest, writer, social reformer, national leader, fortune builder, and organizer of the infamous Roman Games. Caesar's life was full of anomalies.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible quality.

    • By JS641 on 04-17-16

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Hindenburg Disaster (Dramatised)

    • By: John Burke
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert, John Ringham, John Graham
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    How did a German airship, the pride of the Third Reich, equipped as a flying five-star hotel, burst into flames before landing in New Jersey and being destroyed in less than a minute? Was it sabotage or an accident waiting to happen? This fascinating programme reconstructs the event and the subsequent investigation.

    Regular price: $4.25

    • Guglielmo Marconi

    • The Scientists and Inventors Series (Dramatized)
    • By: Geoffrey Orme
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Marconi didn't invent radio waves, that credit goes to Heinrich Hertz, for whom the units hertz and megahertz are named. Hertz had discovered and first produced radio waves in 1888. But it was Marconi who took the Hertz discovery and developed what the world now knows as radio. In 1894 Marconi began experimenting at his family's home near Bologna. In 1899, he sent a signal 31 miles across the English Channel to France.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but missing a major fact

    • By Brad on 08-04-08

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Heroes and Villains (and True Love Conquers All) (Dramatized)

    • By: Ronald Hayman
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales, Joss Ackland, Simon Ward, and others
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The world of Victorian melodrama, of wilting heroines, brave and handsome heroes, horrible foreign villains, and powerful action with a host of scenes from the best plays of the period; acted, amusingly explained, and related to the development of the English-speaking theatre.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Rabbi Stories of David Kossoff (Dramatised)

    • By: David Kossof
    • Narrated by: David Kossof
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    From the villages and small towns of Eastern Europe in the 50 years that span the turn of the 20th century came some of the finest Jewish Folk humor. From these sources derive the stories of the great Yiddish writers, Peretz and Mendele and Sholom Aleichem, and Fiddler on the Roof.

    Regular price: $4.25

    • A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    • Classic Children's Stories
    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Journey to the Centre of the Earth is a ripping Victorian yarn, one of the best of the genre.

    The sequence of amazing happenings are presented in a delightful, matter-of-fact way and surely reflect the attitude of the Great European explorers of the 19th century, who, in the midst of some appalling situation, would calmly sit down with a cup of tea and consider their plight.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Phantom Ship and Mr Midshipman Easy

    • Classic Children's Stories
    • By: Captain Marryat
    • Narrated by: Joss Ackland
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Here are two of Captain Marryat's stirring tales of the sailing ships of the British Navy in the 19th century. You will hear vivid descriptions, conjuring up the sounds and smells of the sea, timbers, and tar, the rattle of the anchor chain, and the shouts of the sailors. The stories are masterfully told by Joss Ackland.

    Regular price: $4.25

    • Monsters of the Earth (Dramatised)

    • By: Robert Chapman
    • Narrated by: Valentine Dyall, Blain Fairman, Carole Ann Ford, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The earth teems with strange creatures. Most we know about. But there are others that seem to flit like ghosts in the background of our experience. Large footprints in the Himalayan snows start speculation about the yeti or abominable snowman. A harsh cry in the African jungle sparks fears of the dreaded chemosit. A dark shape rears up from the waters of a Scottish loch. Could it be Nessie, the Loch Ness monster? What about the sea serpents so feared by ancient mariners?

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Charles Dickens

    • The Writers Series (Dramatised)
    • By: Michael Hardwick, Mollie Hardwick
    • Narrated by: John Ringham, Nigel Lambert, John Graham, and others
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    There has never been another novelist like Dickens. In his novels and stories, loved throughout the world, he created a host of fictional immortals, reflecting their eccentricities, their wit, their violence, and their pathos. They live today as vividly as ever. This engrossing dramatisation shows how his most famous creations were derived from his own experiences and from facets of his complex, almost demonic personality.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Nikita Khrushchev

    • The Leaders Series (Dramatized)
    • By: Alan Reid
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne, Full Cast
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Nikita Krushchev: a miner's son, a rough and simple peasant, a revolutionary, an ardent party worker, and eventually one of the two most powerful men in the world. A cheerful figure at ease among cornfields, or on a factory floor; or hostile at the United Nations, taunting and accusing the West. On a state visit to the USA, he famously said, "We will bury you"; at the UN he once removed a shoe to bang it on the desk to make a point.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, but short

    • By Brigham on 07-08-09

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Moby Dick

    • Classic Children's Stories
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Joss Ackland
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Herman Melville's original story about Captain Ahab's obsessive search for Moby Dick, the great white whale, is one of the most exciting sea stories ever told.

    The story of the New England whaling captain and his skirmishes and final confrontation with an incredible and frighteningly aggressive white whale has an energy and excitement that thrills the imagination. This exciting abridgement is stirringly told by Joss Ackland.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Excruciating

    • By Robert on 08-12-13

    Regular price: $4.12

    • U.F.O. (Dramatised)

    • By: Charles Eric Maine
    • Narrated by: Ed Bishop, Edward de Souza, Blain Fairman, and others
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Do Flying Saucers or UFOs really exist? If so, are they of extra-terrestrial origin? Have we been told the truth about them? Are governments and security organizations concealing the real facts?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty Freakin' Weak

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 04-15-13

    Regular price: $4.25

    • The Hauntings at Borley Rectory (Dramatised)

    • By: Michael, Mollie Hardwick
    • Narrated by: Edward de Souza, Carole Ann Ford, Nicolette Marvin, and others
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Borley Rectory in rural Suffolk seems to have been plagued with ghosts, particularly that of a young French nun believed to have been murdered on the site. Dark and malevolent shapes, poltergeist activity, and voices from disused cellars and stairways haunt this recording. Borley Rectory burned down in the 1950s - and so did the studio where this eerie reconstruction was recorded.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too over the top

    • By Kalavinka on 06-12-07

    Regular price: $4.25

    • Hans Christian Andersen

    • The Writers Series (Dramatised)
    • By: Mollie Hardwick
    • Narrated by: Richard Mayes, Nigel Lambert, Mary Duddy, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    One of the best-known and loved storytellers of all time. Like the "Ugly Duckling" of one of his most famous stories, Hans Christian Andersen was an ungainly and clumsy youth. He sought solace in his real and wonderful gift for imaginative writing. This enthralling programme is gripping, romantic, funny, sad, and compelling listening throughout.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Battle of Jutland (Dramatised)

    • By: Kenneth Allen
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert, Michael Burrell, Michael Sheard, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    It was the most controversial naval battle of the 20th century. Statistically, both sides lost; but the British Fleet was readied for action again within 24 hours and dominated the seas for the rest of the First World War. This programme recreates the whole dramatic conflict.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • tally ho

    • By Hoky Blaster16 on 06-09-17

    Regular price: $4.25

    • George Frideric Handel

    • 1865 - 1759
    • By: David Allen
    • Narrated by: John Ringham
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A portrait in words and music of one of the world's truly great composers. A man who gained fame in a land far from his birthplace. Handel was rewarded with glory and honour in his lifetime, and his music lives on in opera house, church and concert hall. His famous Largo is generally accepted as being one of the best loved melodies in the world. This programme follows his extraordinary success in a foreign land with respect and affection.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Last Gunboat Blockade (Dramatised)

    • By: Michael Hardwick
    • Narrated by: Stephen Murray, Michael Kilgariff, Gary Hope, and others
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Here's how Britain, at the height of her imperial power, sent an entire fleet to blockade Greece. The extraordinary story climaxes with Lord Palmerston's great and remarkable patriotic speech in the British House of Commons, which reversed the Government's defeat.

    Regular price: $4.25

    • Mary Baker Eddy, 1820-1910

    • The Famous Women Series (Dramatised)
    • By: Geoffrey Orme
    • Narrated by: Ed Bishop, Sarah Brackett, James Berwick
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 5

    The founder of a new religious movement, Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy was a rather fragile woman, unknown until her 50s. The publication of her work Science and Health attracted storms of criticism....

    Regular price: $4.12

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