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.
Nineteen thirty-five: a message from a Time Lord in trouble sends the Eighth Doctor and Charlotte ´Charley´ Pollard to the streets of London´s West End, in search of a mysterious alien adversary - unaware that something monstrous is already on their trail. They soon discover that an insidious conspiracy is indeed at work, its tentacles extending the length of the British Isles. Proving its existence won´t be easy, however, after a confrontation in a music hall ends up with the Doctor under arrest and Charley on the run, suspected of murder. All their hopes rest in a musical clue and a man named Hilary - neither of which is much consolation, with the two time travellers the object of a nationwide manhunt. And all the while, the enemy aliens are drawing closer and closer still.... Written by Alan Barnes. Directed by John Ainsworth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: India Fisher, Michael Maloney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000144/bk_bgfn_000144_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four episodes of the groundbreaking BBC radio comedy starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. Goon but not forgotten! Here is a chance to enjoy more surreal clowning from one of the greatest comedy teams on radio. During the course of these four digitally remastered episodes, London is beseiged by birds, and Winston Seagoon battles the Big Brother Corporation. The episodes included are: ´´The Starlings´´ - Series 4 Special (31 August 1954) ´´The Missing Scroll´´ - Series 5, Episode 19 (1 February 1955) ´´Nineteen Eighty-Five´´ - Series 5 Episode 20 (8 February 1955) ´´The Man Who Won the War (AKA Seagoon MCC)´´ - Series 6, Episode 1 (20 September 1955). Please note: ´´Nineteen Eighty-Five´´ is a remake of the same titled episode from 4 January 1955, previously available on The Goon Show Volume 5. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002043/bk_rhuk_002043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All nineteen surviving episodes from the fourth series of Beyond Our Ken, plus bonus programme Forty Laughing Years. A superb mélange of sketches and songs, liberally sprinkled with puns and double entendres, Beyond Our Ken made millions of listeners laugh out loud between 1958 and 1964. These nineteen fantastic episodes, published for the first time on audio, were initially broadcast on the BBC Light Programme between 1960 and 1961. Featuring favourite characters including Charles and Rodney, Ambrose and Felicity and Cecil Snaith, not to mention Kenneth Horne himself, these classic shows are full of fun and laughter. Musical interludes are provided by Janet Waters, the Hornets and the BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Paul Fenoulhet. The episodes include Suddenly Last Summer, Spring in Park Lane, The Gentleman’s Agreement, Three Coins in a Fountain, The Man with the Golden Arm, House of Wax, Desire Under the Elms, Brief Encounter, The Thirty-Nine Steps, Gale Warning (followed by Scrooge), Room at the Top, The Horse Soldiers, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Charge of the Light Brigade, A Hatful of Rain, Twelve O’Clock High, Tea and Sympathy, Some Come Running and Tunes of Glory. Also included is the 1962 tribute programme Forty Laughing Years, hosted by Kenneth Horne. (NB: This volume contains the nineteen surviving episodes from Series 4, plus bonus programme Forty Laughing Years. No recording of Episode 12, Thames Suicide Attempt, is now known to exist, and this episode cannot therefore be included.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Betty Marsden, Bill Pertwee, Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002929/bk_rhuk_002929_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Left penniless by the death of his father, 19-year-old Nicholas Nickleby seeks help, along with his mother and sister, from Uncle Ralph Nickleby. The hard-hearted money lender takes an instant dislike to his nephew and gets rid of the boy by securing him a teaching position at Dotheboys Hall, where the evil Wackford Squeers presides. Horrified by the barbarity he sees there, Nicholas defies Squeers and is forced to flee. He is joined by Smike, who has been treated cruelly by Squeers, and the two become great friends. Nicholas joins a travelling theatre troupe and enjoys great success, but with his mother and sister depending on him for their survival, he must find a way to make a decent living. His adventures are numerous and include some of Dickens´ most comic characters. Starring Anna Massey, Sophie Thompson, Ken Campbell, and Tom Baker, with Alex Jennings as the voice of Dickens. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Massey, Sophie Thompson, Ken Campbell, Tom Baker, Alex Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005766/bk_bbcw_005766_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A radio play by Glenn Hascall Presented by The Online Stage Nineteen twenty-three was a year of prosperity in America, so much so, that many took the time to travel for the holidays. No destination was more prominent in the minds of Americans than the near tropical paradise of Florida. Our story takes us to Merritt Island, Florida, and a small spot on the map known as Angel City, where Wesley Sutton has spent many years building up a boarding house designed to be ´´a home away from home.” This year Wesley’s guests experience the Christmas spirit in a way that they had little expected. Cast: Wesley Sutton - Jeff Moon Anita Sanders - Nancy German Daniel Sanders - Richard Andrews Bobby May - Andy Harrington Cora Jimenez - Maureen Boutilier Evelyn Ross - Amanda Friday Mr. Pierce - Ron Altman Johnny - Ben Stevens Calvin Ross - Marty Kryz Ruth - Arielle Lipshaw Child - Miranda Hodges President Coolidge - Russell Gold Radio Announcer - Leanne Yau Soldier - Chris Marcellus Porter - Denis Daly Lt. Tanner - Brett Downey Narrator -John Burlinson Audio edited by K.G. Cross 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Burlinson, Jeff Moon, Nancy German, Richard Andrews, Andy Harrington, Maureen Boutilier, Ben Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001812/bk_mike_001812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hollywood glamour meets handsome goofball. Jack Benny´s irrepressible bandleader and his winsome wife star in this classic sitcom - raising their two daughters, and raising their voices…and, not just to sing. With a wise-guy sensibility that sounds positively contemporary, the chemistry between Phil Harris and Elliott Lewis (as Frankie Remley) is pitch-perfect. They click in a comic rhythm reminiscent of Jackie Gleason and Art Carney. Add Walter Tetley to the mix (as smart-alecky grocery boy Julius Abbruzio), and the results are glorious. Until recently, only scattered broadcasts from the RCA sponsored years were available. Nineteen of the twenty digitally restored and remastered episodes included in this collection are being introduced for the first time. Episodes Include: ´´Brownie´s Camping Trip´´ 10-22-50, ´´A Sick Phil Harris´´ 10-29-50, ´´Getting Out the Vote´´ 11-05-50, ´´Talking to Mr. Scott About Mentioning Sponsor´s Name´´ 11-12-50, ´´Alice and the Kids Going to Palm Springs Without Phil´´ 11-19-50, ´´The Big Game on a New Television´´ 11-26-50, ´´What Is ´The Thing?´´´ 12-03-50, ´´Watering the Lawn´´ 12-10-50, ´´Buying Alice a Christmas Present´´ 12-17-50, ´´Annual Christmas Show With Andy Devine´´ 12-24-50, ´´Mr. Scott´s New Years Party´´ 12-31-50, ´´Cutting The Band´s Wages´´ 01-07-51, ´´The New Singer´´ 01-14-51, ´´The Pony´´ 01-21-51, ´´Red Cross Blood Drive´´ 01-28-51, ´´Helping Alice With the Household Budget´´ 02-04-51, ´´Are Phil and Alice Legally Married?´´ 02-11-51, ´´U.S.O. Entertaining at an Army Camp´´ 02-18-51, ´´The Golf Game´´ 02-25-51, ´´Waiting For Darryl Zanuck´s Call´´ 03-04-51. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Elliot Lewis, Walter Tetley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000892/rt_radi_000892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.