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    • Johann Sebastian Bach

    • 1685 - 1750
    • By: David Allen
    • Narrated by: John Ringham
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Johann Sebastian Bach has been called the father of Western music; precise and incredibly prolific, his works fill 52 volumes. He was an obstinate but nevertheless modest man and the outstanding tributes paid to his work more than a 100 years after his burial in an unmarked grave, would have probably amused him. This programme traces the development of his life and work and is copiously illustrated with examples of his music.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK, wish it had more...

    • By David on 09-20-07

    Regular price: $4.12

    • 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 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

    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • The Phantom Ship and Mr Midshipman Easy

    • Classic Children's Stories
    • By: Captain Marryat
    • Narrated by: Joss Ackland
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • 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

    • Johann Strauss the Younger

    • 1825 - 1899
    • By: David Allen
    • Narrated by: Richard Mayes, Marcia Warren
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Its opening bars can bring a tear to the eye and a lump to the throat. It is at once the most romantic and sentimental melody ever written. It is of course the The Blue Danube Waltz, composed by the Waltz King, Johann Strauss the Younger. For more than 60 years Strauss captivated audiences with his evocations of Viennese joi de vivre; yet his own life was often sad. This programme makes use of fascinating contemporary writings as well as the wonderful music itself.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    • 1840 - 1893
    • By: Kenneth Allen
    • Narrated by: Richard Mayes, Steve Hodson
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    "An artist should not be troubled by the indifference of his contemporaries. He should go on working and say all that he is predestined to say. He should know that posterity alone can deliver a true and just verdict." So said Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and posterity has delivered its verdict. His music is glorious, uplifting, soulful, humourous and wonderfully melodic. Thchaikovsky regarded music as something to be savoured and shared, and he worked hard and long to that end.

    Regular price: $4.25

    • 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 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • Albert Einstein

    • The Scientists and Inventors Series (Dramatized)
    • By: Steven Fuller
    • Narrated by: Guy Thomas, Full Cast
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Albert Einstein: genius, humanitarian; wild of hair, sad of eye. He was untidy, generous, concerned, and absent-minded, the prototypical absent-minded professor. He was one of the founders of modern physics and a scientist most extraordinary; his laboratory was mostly a blackboard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent but not long enough

    • By Mike on 02-01-16

    Regular price: $4.25

    • The Monkeyville Case

    • The Famous Trials Series
    • By: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Here it is: the original Bible-versus-evolution trial. In 1925, Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, two of the greatest lawyers ever, joined battle in the case of a young schoolmaster charged with teaching the theory of evolution. An historic and very entertaining trial resulted.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An Entertaining Summary

    • By Ian C Robertson on 03-30-16

    Regular price: $4.33

    • 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

    • Nikita Khrushchev

    • The Leaders Series (Dramatized)
    • By: Alan Reid
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne, Full Cast
    • Length: 54 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

    • 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 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • Isaac Newton

    • The Scientists and Inventors Series (Dramatized)
    • By: David Allen
    • Narrated by: Clifford Rose, Full Cast
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    This audio biography vividly traces the life of a man who is regarded as the greatest scientist the world has ever known. It tells of his schooldays and earliest experiments, through the terrible plague years when he began the work that was to make him famous forever, to the publication of his book, The Principia, a masterpiece that did no less than describe the workings of the universe. Yet he was a modest man, who cared little for his appearance and detested argument.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The message occasionally obscured by the delivery

    • By James Carl Barsz, MD on 06-25-15

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Moby Dick

    • Classic Children's Stories
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Joss Ackland
    • Length: 42 mins
    • 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

    • Julius Caesar

    • The Leaders Series (Dramatised)
    • By: John Green
    • Narrated by: Robert Rietty, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • 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

    • Lizzie Borden Took an Axe

    • The Famous Trials Series
    • By: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated by: Edgar Lustgarten
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    It seemed impossible that quiet, respectable Lizzie could have hacked her parents to death with an axe. But in 1893, she stood trial in perhaps the most famous murder case in American legal history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • THEE Unsolved Murder Of The Century

    • By Polly Poizendem on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $4.33

    • 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

    • Alexander Fleming

    • The Scientists and Inventors Series (Dramatized)
    • By: John Green
    • Narrated by: Tony Britton, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In 1928 Alexander Fleming came across some mould in an old culture dish; from it came one of the greatest discoveries of medicine: Penicillin, an antibiotic that kills bacteria without producing toxic side-effects. However, it wasn't until 1940, when two scientists at Oxford succeeded in demonstrating that the new drug could be purified and mass-produced, that the treatment of infections and infectious diseases was revolutionized.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Lot Of Genius And A Little Luck...

    • By Douglas on 10-01-13

    Regular price: $4.12

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