Maureen Barnett (played by three-time Tony nominee Kelli O´Hara) was once a singer renowned the world over. Now, though, things couldn´t get much worse. She´s stuck performing in dives, her daughter hates her, and she’s recovering from a severe nervous breakdown that leaves her petrified in front of large crowds. Prospects couldn’t look bleaker, when in walks Amelia Storm (Academy Award winner Shirley Jones), an aging chanteuse, offering Maureen the ability to see into the future. Maureen reluctantly accepts and finds herself haunted by visions of something dreadful happening to her daughter Holly, who is soon abducted and held for ransom. Enlisting the aid of a freshly retired policeman turned private eye named Henry Powell (Emmy winner Ed Asner), Maureen goes on a dangerous journey to get her daughter - and her confidence - back at all costs. From its atmospheric opening to its shocking conclusion, RRCA’s Songbird is a sharp comic mystery filled with laughs, romance, two-fisted action, and winning performances from Shirley Jones, Ed Asner, and Kelli O’Hara. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shirley Jones, Ed Asner, Kelli O´Hara, Tom Dheere. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/radr/000011/pf_radr_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here are a further four original television soundtracks from the BBC´s Hancock series. Once again, Tony Hancock stars as the loveable curmudgeon in four installments written by the character´s creators, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. The episodes featured here are ´´The Missing Page´´ (11.3.60), ´´Poison Pen Letters´´ (6.5.60), ´´Lord Byron Lived Here´´ (9.10.59), and ´´The Succession: Son and Heir´´ (30.6.61). 1. Language: English. Narrator: various. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001164/rt_bbcw_001164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Without the TV censors knife, here is more comedy from the irascible team that put the smut back into TV. With the addition of Ed Byrne, Rhod Gilbert, and David Mitchell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dara O´Briain, Hugh Dennis, Ed Byrne, Frankie Boyle, David Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rbet/000021/bk_rbet_000021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Little Britain is without doubt the biggest contemporary audio series in the UK this year. In 2005 there will be a third TV Series on BBC3 and BBC1; transmission dates are likely to be Autumn 2005. In addition, Matt and David have announced a 46-day tour from October 24th to February 4th, with venues including Bristol Hippodrome. Unfortunately, if you wanted to go, it´s not possible! All the tickets sold out within six hours. Little Britain is a phenomena and will be the hottest ticket in 2005. To tie in with the new TV Series, sell out tour, and the Christmas gift market, we are releasing a best of TV soundtrack featuring sketches and other material not used on the Complete Radio Series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Lucas, David Walliams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000797/rt_bbcw_000797_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Little Britain is without doubt the biggest contemporary audio series in the UK this year. In 2005 there will be a third TV Series on BBC3 and BBC1; transmission dates are likely to be Autumn 2005. In addition, Matt and David have announced a 46-day tour from October 24th to February 4th, with venues including Bristol Hippodrome. Unfortunately, if you wanted to go, it´s not possible! All the tickets sold out within six hours. Little Britain is a phenomena and will be the hottest ticket in 2005. To tie in with the new TV Series, sell out tour, and the Christmas gift market, we are releasing a best of TV soundtrack featuring sketches and other material not used on the Complete Radio Series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Lucas, David Walliams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000798/rt_bbcw_000798_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mock the Week regularly produces the sharpest and funniest comedy on TV. With Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Frankie Boyle, and Andy Parsons, it´s no surprise. Here is the material that didn´t make it to our screens! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dara O´Briain, Hugh Dennis, Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rbet/000020/bk_rbet_000020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith star in a compilation from the smash hit BBC TV series. ´´This is a local shop for local people. There´s nothing for you here!´´ Welcome to Royston Vasey! Your visit coincides with: Herr Lipp´s German exchange visit! Papa Lazarou´s freak show! A nosebleed epidemic! In a selection of episodes from series two of the award-winning black comedy, Reenie and Vinnie are in charge of the charity shop, Tubbs and Edward are looking to find a ´no-tail´ mate for son David and friendly butcher Hilary Briss is holding a soiree for patrons of his ´special stuff´. In Series Three, Pauline is released from HMP Clitclink and harbours dreams of running her own pen shop, joke peddlar Lance regrets dabbling in the murky world of illegal body parts and Geoff travels to London to become a stand-up comedian. So welcome to town. You´ll never leave.... Note: You may be wondering why we have not included episodes from series one of the TV series in this collection. This is because many of the sketches that formed the basis of the first TV series are published in The League of Gentlemen´s original BBC Radio series, On the Town with the League of Gentlemen. Although they were reworked a little for television, the series one audio of these sketches is similar enough to their radio counterparts that we have not included them in this TV series compilation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003008/bk_rhuk_003008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The award-winning series Dead Ringers is back with highlights from its second television series. A huge hit on BBC Radio 4, Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Kevin Connelly, Mark Perry and Phil Cornwell star once again in the best impression comedy on TV. In this startling and hysterical alternate universe, David Dickinson is ´Auction Man´, Mastermind gets ´sexed up´, and Simon Schama and David Starkey battle it out - literally - in order to become television´s leading historian. In other wicked moments Delia Smith demonstrates How to Spectate, Ellen MacArthur tries her hand at some mundane chores, and Carry On Matron gets a Hollywood makeover. Others joining Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Ozzy Osbourne, Gandalf and Greg Dyke include card-playing comedy duo Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. So take a ringside seat for another TV swipe at the famous - and infamous - courtesy of Dead Ringers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Kevin Connelly, Mark Perry, Phil Cornwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/002535/rt_bbcw_002535_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. The Wrong Man sees Hancock and Sid called in to take part in a police identity parade. However, when a witness picks Hancock out for the burglary of a high street tobacconist, he has only days to clear his name. 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/002888/rt_bbcw_002888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The very best sketches from the brilliant third television series, written by and starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams. Bubbles is back! But has she met her match with arch-enemy Desiree? In this battle of the bulge, who´ll come out on top? Dudley´s Thai mail-order bride arrives, but can he get to grips with Ting Tong? Anne appears on Stars in Their Eyes, hosted by Cat Deeley. What will she sing? ´´Tonight Matthew, I´m going to be Celine Dion...´´ Highlights from the third TV series also include Lou and Andy getting into an awful kerfuffle over boob jobs and slow-drying patios, the Prime Minister and Sebastian exchanging favours, Dafydd canvassing support in the local Bi Elections, and Emily and Florence going on their (very small) hen night. Hold the front page! Vicky Pollard has some scandal for the press (for a price) and Marjorie Dawes finally apologises to her FatFighters. By the way, computer still says ´´No´´. Created and performed by comic sensations Matt Lucas and David Walliams, and including Tom Baker´s insightful narration, this must-see TV Series is now a must-hear. Guest stars include Anthony Head, Nigel Havers, Rob Brydon, Imelda Staunton, Richard Madeley, Judy Finnigan, and Ruth Madoc. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001009/rt_bbcw_001009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.