Patsy and Edina are in full swing in these four BBC TV soundtrack episodes: ´Fat´; ´Birthday´; ´Death´; and ´Happy New Year´. Starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, with Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and others. Duration: 1 hour 40 mins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast, Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002412/bk_rhuk_002412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s a Blue World brought The Four Freshmen onto the charts and into the spotlight in 1952. In the years that followed, the band went through numerous lineup changes but never lost the sound that made them famous. Wink Martindale spoke with original members Bob Flanigan and Ross Barbour in 1973 about their career and the lasting influence they had on musical acts that followed. The fascinating discussion includes colorful stories from the band´s difficult early years as they struggled to tour with their families and make enough money to keep making the music they loved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wink Martindale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000106/bk_comm_000106_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Gothic horror tradition of film icon Vincent Price is revived in these twisted radio plays that transplant the best of the horror genre into innovative and bizarre landscapes for these unforgettable stories, which include horrific transformations, twisting plots, perversions of science, labyrinthine castles, Gothic dread, surreal revelations, and a little unexpected genre-bending. Now, The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air in Association with Bluewater Productions brings you Vincent Price Presents - featuring stories of horror and suspense inspired by some of Mr. Price’s most famous films, as well as creating new frightening tales with the assistance of his estate. Now ... turn the lights out ... sit back ... and welcome ... to the macabre world of Vincent Price. ´´Witchfinder´´ - Based on a story by Mark L.Miller. In 1635, Matthew Hopkins was one of the most notorious witch hunters in recorded history. But how did he become such a ruthless persecutor of evil? Find out why no one is safe from the wrath of the Witchfinder General in this one-shot prequel to the cult classic film also known as The Conqueror Worm. ´´Pawns´´ - Based on a story by C. Edward Sellner. In an original tale of the macabre, it´s a story of heroes, monsters, and damsels in distress. But in this tale nothing is quite as it seems.... When a young biker comes to the rescue, he finds himself caught up in a fight for his life. Can he save the girl? And if so, who will save him? ´´Pawns´´ is a thrill-a-minute run through the woods! ´´The Green Estate´´ - Based on a story by Neal Bailey. It seemed a simple mission: burn the evil house while holding its demons at bay using Erich Zann´s violin. But they didn´t expect to wake the Great Old Ones. Behold the consequences of a quest for personal revenge in the material world when demons of the next dimension take notice. ´´Depraved Indifference´´ - Based on a story by Paul J. Sa 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004008/bk_brll_004008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster and the Thought Police uncover each act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101.... Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell´s terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime. Christopher Eccleston, Tim Pigott-Smith and Pippa Nixon star in this new drama, part of BBC Radio 4´s The Real George Orwell season - a Radio 4 journey that explores the disjuncture between the man who was Eric Blair and the writer who was George Orwell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006609/bk_bbcw_006609_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Sedaris´s remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is surpassed only by his ability to make his stories even more hilarious when he reads them aloud. This is his fourth series for Radio 4, and he reads essays and diary entries from across all seven of his books. The full listing is: Episode 1 ´The Happy Place´ from Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls The Shadow of Your Smile Episode 2 ´Repeat After Me´ from Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim Diary extracts Episode 3 ´#2 To Go´ from Let´s Explore Diabetes With Owls ´Innocence Abroad´ Episode 4 ´Company Man´ Diary extracts Episode 5 ‘Understanding Understanding Owls´ from Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls ´English Lesson´ Episode 6 ´The Sea Section’ ´Dog Days´ from Let´s Explore Diabetes With Owls 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Sedaris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000882/bk_twuk_000882_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An exclusive edition of the perennially popular BBC Radio 4 series for gardeners everywhere. Gardening can be both a challenge and a joy. Get it right, and it can provide boundless pleasure; get it wrong, and it is a source of infinite frustration. Help is at hand, however, in this specially recorded ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ compilation, in which the regular team offers all-year round advice on everything from plants and planting to pests, diseases, design and seasonally topical tips. Chairman Eric Robson and panelists Matthew Biggs, John Cushnie, Bob Flowerdew, Pippa Greenwood, Bunny Guinness, Roy Lancaster and Anne Swithinbank address key gardening questions for every season. They include: how to protect your container plants from winter frost; how to ensure your spring bulbs flower; how to grow summer vegetables in a tiny courtyard, and how to find trees or shrubs that provide stunning autumn colour. There’s also a plethora of information for any time of year, such as how to attract birds into your garden, obtain the perfect lawn, and clean and maintain your pond. Best of all, the number one question from gardeners - ‘how can I get rid of slugs and snails?’ - is authoritatively answered. So join the team in the potting shed, and look forward to a whole year of trouble-free gardening! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Robson, Matthew Biggs, John Cushnie, Bob Flowerdew, Pippa Greenwood, Bunny Guinness, Roy Lancaster, Anne Swithinbank. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005033/bk_bbcw_005033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four classic episodes of the popular BBC Radio 4 panel game. Episodes from 5 January 1977, 8 January 1980, 11 March 1980 and 23 June 1988. Nicholas Parsons chairs four archive episodes of the evergreen BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game, featuring the four original regular players: Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Derek Nimmo and Kenneth Williams. These specially selected episodes, all published for the first time, see the formidable foursome squaring up to each other in a battle of wits - and wit. As they endeavour to prevent each other from talking for a full minute, topics introduced - and swiftly dismissed - include bath night, Donald Duck, getting in a frenzy, gooey buns, my accolade, the most pleasing city I have visited, getting uptight and poppadoms. Camaraderie, competition and brilliant banter are the order of the day as these sparkling raconteurs come out with some of their best and funniest lines and demonstrate their quick thinking and wonderful ways with words. Full of comic gems and irreverent fun, these four classic shows are a delight to listen to. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast, Kenneth Williams, Nicholas Parsons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002478/bk_rhuk_002478_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A series of four plays by about Jake Thorne, a Methodist minister and police chaplain who is battling with his own demons at the same time as trying to resolve the problems of his parishioners. The plays are: Bad Faith, Vengeance is Mine, The Fire This Time and Nothing Sacred. Starring Lenny Henry, Danny Sapani and Jenny Jules. Written by Peter Jukes. Producers: Steven Canny and Mary Peate. Executive Producer: Simon Elmes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lenny Henry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005596/bk_bbcw_005596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sandi Toksvig chairs four sparkling episodes of the ever-popular topical comedy show The News Quiz, ‘the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio’, has been providing headlines and punchlines since it first aired in 1977. In these four episodes, long-standing panellists including Jeremy Hardy, Fred MacAulay, Mark Steel and David Mitchell take a wry look at the news in all its larger-than-life glory. With guest players including Bob Mills, Sarah Pascoe, Samira Ahmed, Justin Moorhouse, Elis James and Lucy Porter, they tackle issues as diverse as Scottish Independence, commuter train standards, Russian activities in Crimea, dietary health scares, passport delays and black cab strikes. Also included is a special Sport Relief interlude in which the players answer questions whilst clocking up miles on an exercise bike - with a special guest appearance by Duncan Goodhew! Sandi Toksvig chairs proceedings, while Neil Sleat, Kathy Clugston and Diana Speed read a selection of humorous cuttings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandi Toksvig, Jeremy Hardy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001889/bk_rhuk_001889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.