A couple of campers find a man with a gunshot wound by a stream. Is he a bank robber? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stacy Harris, William Woodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001071/rt_radi_001071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For 70 years now Desert Island Discs has managed that rare feat - to be both enduring and relevant. By casting away the biggest names of the day in science, business, politics, showbiz, sport, and the arts, it presents a cross-sectional snapshot of the times in which we live. As the decades have passed, the programme has kept pace; never frozen in time yet always, somehow, comfortingly the same. BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs celebrates its 70 birthday in 2012. Since the programme’s deviser, Roy Plomley, interviewed comedian Vic Oliver in January 1942, nearly 3,000 distinguished people from all walks of life have been stranded on the mythical island, accompanied by only eight records, one book, and a luxury. Here the story of one of BBC Radio 4’s favourite programmes is chronicled through a special selection of castaways. Roy Plomley, inventor of the programme as well as its presenter for over 40 years, quizzes the young Cliff Richard about ´´these rather frenzied movements´´ the 1960s pop sensation makes on the stage. Robert Maxwell tells Plomley’s successor, Michael Parkinson, that ´´I will have left the world a slightly better place by having lived in it.´´ Diana Mosley assures Sue Lawley that Adolf Hitler was ´´extraordinarily fascinating´´ and had mesmeric blue eyes. And Johnny Vegas tugs Kirsty Young’s heart-strings with his account of a childhood so impoverished that family pets were fair game: ´´My dad had always claimed that rabbits were livestock, but we’d never eaten one before.´´ Desert Island Discs is much more than a radio programme. It is a unique and enduringly popular take on our lives and times - and this book tells in rich detail the colourful and absorbing story of an extraordinary institution. Please note: There was an issue with repeated audio in this title, this has now been fixed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Juliette Stevenson, Alex Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001406/bk_rhuk_001406_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dieses Sideboard ist definitiv ein Hingucker im Raum. Der Korpus des Sideboards Icon besteht aus Beton/Zement, dabei kann gewählt werden zwischen weißem, grauem oder schwarzem Beton. Die Türen sind aus massiver wilder Eiche in den Farben natur, Antique, Desert, White wash oder grey wash.
Goon but not forgotten. From 1952 to 1960 the Goons ruled the airwaves, the most celebrated and influential clowns in the history of radio. GO ON, join Commander Seagoon and the Fourth Armoured Thunderboxes as they fight on (well, blunder on) in Burma; help Lord Neddie combat the dreaded Nadger Plague; man (and Bluebottle) the barricades as Citizen Ned leads the revolution; and avert your eyes as Nude Ned of Wales bares all in the Sahara. It´s hot stuff, folks. Yes, it´s the all-leather Goon Show (now available in half-pint bottles) with another cult quartet of timeless wireless wizardry from Peter Sellars, Spike Milligan, and Harry Secombe, and their alter egos Bloodnok, Moriarity, Eccles, and the rest. And why is that gas stove wearing a hat? It´s going out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: The Goons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000086/rt_bbcw_000086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First broadcast live in 1959 as part of Tony Hancock´s 4th BBC TV Series, these rare recordings are made available for the first time in over fifty years. In The Flight of the Red Shadow (aka Desert Song), Hancock is on the run from disgruntled members of the East Cheam Repertory Company. In order to escape, Hancock is forced to masquerade as the Maharaja of Renjipur, with disastrous consequences. One of the long ´´lost´´ Hancock TV Episodes recently discovered by the Hancock Appreciation Society. 2009 is the 60th Anniversary of the Galton and Simpson writing partnership. Some of the lost episodes feature Ray and Alan in walk on parts as well as stars like John Le Mesurier, Arthur Mullard, Rolf Harris, and of course the inimitable Sid James and Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock!! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Full Cast incl. Hancock, Sid James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/002889/rt_bbcw_002889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paralympic gold medallist Chris Waddell and actor Guy Pearce on this edition of Fresh Air. Chris Waddell has won metals in both the winter and summer Paralympic Games, competing as both an alpine mono-skier and a wheelchair racer. Waddell is currently competing in the Paralympics in Salt Lake City. He has already won a silver medal this week. Guy Pearce is currently starring in the films The Time Machine and The Count of Monte Cristo. His other movies include Memento, LA Confidential, Rules of Engagement, and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. His first big acting break came in the 1980s, when he starred in an Australian syndicated TV series called Neighbours. (Broadcast Date: March 13, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020313/rt_whyy_020313_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Simon Jones, who played Arthur Dent in The Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy, presents a look back at the life and work of a writer who has captivated the imagination of millions. When Douglas Adams created The Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy for BBC Radio 4, it was the genesis of a science fiction comedy legend. Yet his career at the BBC had begun in Light Entertainment, with contributions to The Burkiss Way, Week Ending, and other sketch shows of the time. He went on to script edit a series of Doctor Who, and to write a series of Hitchhiker and Dirk Gently books. In programme, Simon Jones takes an A-Z look at Douglas Adams´s career, taking in extracts from the many radio and TV programmes he contributed to. These include personal appearances on Wogan, Tomorrow´s World, and Desert Island Discs, his own radio programmes such as Last Chance to See (about the search for endangered species) and The Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Future (a look at impending technology), and even a ´lost´ segment of The Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy which Adams wrote specially for Radio 4´s Steafel Plus in 1982. Also included are some of the many tributes paid to Adams following his untimely death in May 2001. This is a fascinating and in-depth audio biography of a man whose brilliant work has inspired, enraptured, and entertained millions of people worldwide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000276/rt_bbcw_000276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you Escape - designed to free you from the four walls of today for a half-hour of high adventure! This episode is an excellent story about a band of Nazi deserters in the Sahara Desert, determined to become kings of ´´The Empire of the Niger´´. Starring Ben Wright, Harry Bartell, Lawrence Dobkin, Edgar Barrier, Barney Phillips and Paul Richards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Conrad, Ben Wright, Harry Bartell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001012/rt_radi_001012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Red´s opening monologue is about Spring cleaning. People who get lost: ´´Junior, The Mean Widdle Kid´´, gets lost in a department store. Deadeye and his gang are lost in the Mojave desert after robbing the Bank Of Azusa. Red Skelton, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, Wonderful Smith, Truman Bradley. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Red Skelton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000969/rt_radi_000969_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Crime sleuth Hercule Poirot returns in a thrilling BBC Radio 4 dramatisation. Amy Leatheran has never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist; events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient’s bizzarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax - in murder... 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Moffatt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/003853/bk_bbcw_003853_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.