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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Radio Dramatization

Follow the yellow brick road br br Dorothy thinks she s lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog Toto into a magical world To get home she must find the wonderful wizard in the Emerald City of Oz On the way she meets the Scarecrow the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion But the Wicked Witch of the West has her own plans for the new arrival will Dorothy ever see Kansas again


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (BBC Radio Drama)

In September of Robert Louis Stevenson then in his mid thirties moved with his family to Bournemouth a resort on the southern coast of England where in the brief span of months he revised i A Child s Garden of Verses i and wrote the novels i Kidnapped i and i The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde i br br An intriguing combination of fantasy thriller and moral allegory i Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde i depicts the gripping struggle of two opposing personalities one essentially good the other evil for the soul of one man Its tingling suspense and intelligent and sensitive portrayal of man s dual nature reveals Stevenson as a writer of great skill and originality whose power to terrify and move us remains over a century later undiminished


The Brothers Karamazov (BBC Radio Collection)

The final masterpiece from the celebrated author of Crime and Punishment and The Idiot br This extraordinary novel Dostoyevsky s last and greatest work tells the dramatic story of four brothers Dmitri pleasure seeking impatient unruly Ivan brilliant and morose Alyosha gentle loving honest and the illegitimate Smerdyakov sly silent cruel Driven by intense passion they become involved in the brutal murder of their own father one of the most loathsome characters in all literature Featuring the famous chapter The Grand Inquisitor Dostoyevsky s final masterpiece is at once a complex character study a riveting murder mystery and a fascinating examination of man s morality and the question of God s existence


Lizard Radio

Fifteen year old Kivali has never fit in As a girl in boys clothes she is accepted by neither tribe bullied by both i What are you i they ask Abandoned as a baby wrapped in a T shirt with an image of a lizard on the front Kivali found a home with nonconformist artist Sheila Is it true what Sheila says that Kivali was left by a mysterious race of saurians and that she ll one day save the world Kivali doesn t think so But if it is true why has Sheila sent her off to CropCamp with its schedules and regs and what feels like indoctrination into a gov controlled society Kivali isn t sure has good intentions br br But life at CropCamp isn t all bad Kivali loves being outdoors and working in the fields And for the first time she has real friends sweet innocent Rasta loyal Emmett fierce quiet Nona And then there s Sully The feelings that explode inside Kivali whenever Sully is near whenever they touch are unlike anything she s experienced exhilarating and terrifying But does Sully feel the same way br br Between mysterious disappearances tough questions from camp director Ms Mischetti and weekly doses of kickshaw the strange druglike morsel that Kivali fears but has come to crave things get more and more complicated But Kivali has an escape her unique ability to channel and explore the power of her animal self She has Lizard Radio br br Will it be enough to save her


The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Chronicles Of Narnia (Radio Theatre)

These classic stories have enchanted millions around the world Radio Theatre brings them to life in this dramatized audio production Recorded in London with an all star cast of England s brightest talent from the stage and screen an original orchestral score and cinema quality digital sound design this innovative recording provides hours of entertainment for the entire family All seven stories are available in a single redesigned slipcase or available individually and both formats are marked at their lowest prices ever


The Magician's Nephew (BBC Radio Collection: Chronicles of Narnia)

A BBC Radio dramatization of one of the Narnia stories It is sixth book of the series but it is the story which explains how all the comings and goings between our world and Narnia first began It is the story of Polly and Digory who quite by accident find their way to Narnia


Screwtape Letters - Radio Theatre

The entirety of The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis on CD in the first ever full cast dramatization of the diabolical classic The work is contained on CD s with a DVD included as well It has been produced in Surround Sound


All Quiet on the Western Front: A BBC Radio Drama

A full cast dramatisation of one of the greatest war novels of all time br br First published as a novel in i All Quiet on the Western Front i tells the story of a group of young German soldiers who are enduring and then coming to terms with the realities of the First World War br br At the age of following the outbreak of the First World War Paul B umer enlists in the German Army He is deployed to the Western Front where the experience of life and death in the trenches has an enormous effect on him He begins to feel disconnected from his past life his family his love of poetry and his feelings As the war progresses Paul becomes increasingly lost in battle br br Haunting yet comic lyrical yet desperate the novel became a bestseller on its original publication It inspired an Oscar winning film of the same name and has been adapted for television and stage This powerful radio dramatisation stars Robert Lonsdale as Paul B umer with a supporting cast including Simon Trinder Stephen Critchlow Carolyn Pickles and Malcolm Tierney


Prince Caspian : Radio Theatre

These classic stories have enchanted millions around the world Radio Theatre brings them to life in this dramatized audio production Recorded in London with an all star cast of England s brightest talent from the stage and screen an original orchestral score and cinema quality digital sound design this innovative recording provides hours of entertainment for the entire family All seven stories are available in a single redesigned slipcase or available individually and both formats are marked at their lowest prices ever


Salem's Lot: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama

Ben Mears a successful writer who grew up in the fictional town of Jerusalem s Lot Maine known to locals as Salem s Lot or The Lot has returned home following the death of his wife Ben plans to write a book about the Marsten House an abandoned mansion that gave him nightmares after a traumatic and possibly supernatural childhood experience Once in town he meets local high school teacher Matt Burke and strikes up a romantic relationship with Susan Norton a young college graduate br br Mears discovers that the Marsten house has been bought by Mr Straker and Mr Barlow a pair of businessmen who are also new to the town although only Straker has been seen Their arrival coincides with the disappearance of a young boy Ralphie Glick and the suspicious death of his brother Danny It then becomes clear that Barlow is a vampire and is taking over the town with Straker s help Ben Matt Susan and a few other residents of the Lot try to prevent the vampires from spreading In the end Ben and young Mark Petrie succeed in neutralizing Straker and destroy the master vampire Barlow but lucky to escape with their lives are forced to leave the town to the newly created vampires


Lenny Henry in Shakespeare's Othello: A Full-Cast BBC Radio Drama

A BBC Radio production of i Othello i starring Lenny Henry in the title role Love racism jealousy and desire are at the emotional core of Shakespeare s monumental tragedy a tender love story shattered by one man s obsessive hatred of another Othello is noble brave and victorious Iago passed over for a position in the army fuels his diabolical revenge with hatred and snarling racism Poignant intense and heartbreaking i Othello i mercilessly explores every inch of the human condition Featuring the cast from the acclaimed West End production and with original music from Conrad Nelson who also plays Iago this mesmerizing radio drama grips the listener from start to tragic finish


Bad to the Bone (WVMP Radio, #2)

b TURN ON TUNE IN DROP DEAD b br br If you re just joining us welcome to radio station WVMP The Lifeblood of Rock n Roll Con artist turned station owner Ciara Griffin manages an on air staff of off the wall DJs including her new boyfriend Shane McAllister who really sink their teeth into the music of their Life Time the era in which they became vampires It s Ciara s job to keep the undead rocking the ratings rolling and the fan base alive without missing a beat br br For Halloween WVMP is throwing a bash sure to raise the dead They ve got cool tunes hot costumes killer cocktails what could go wrong Well for starters a religious firebrand ranting against the evils of the occult preempts the station s midnight broadcast Then when Ciara tracks down the illegal transmission the broadcast tower is guarded by what appears to be a canine vampire And behind it all is a group of self righteous radicals who think vampires suck and are willing to stake their lives on it br br Now Ciara must protect the station while struggling with her own murky relationship issues her best friend s unlikely romance with a fledgling vampire and the nature of her mysterious anti holy powers To make it to New Year s in one piece she ll need to learn a few new tricks


The Original Hitchhiker Radio Scripts

The legendary BBC series did indeed push back the barriers of radio comedy and in so doing so spawned records books a stage production a TV series a computer adventure game even a towel and attracted a deluge of letters from curious audiences throughout the world br br To satisfy this curiosity here are the twelve original radio scripts Hitch Hiker as it was originally written and exactly as it was broadcast on Radio for the very first time They include amendments and additions made during recordings bits which were reluctantly cut for reasons of time and notes on the writing and producing of the series by Douglas Adams and Geoffrey Perkins br br For those who have always longed to know why who how when where and what its all about these scripts are essential reading


Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot Series)

p Just after midnight the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift By morning the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment stabbed a dozen times his door locked from the inside One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer p p Isolated by the storm detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man s enemies before the murderer decides to strike again p


David Copperfield (BBC Radio Presents)

Beginning in up through to his death in Charles Dickens abridged and adapted many of his more popular works and performed them as staged readings This version each page illustrated with lovely watercolor paintings is a beautiful example of one of these adaptations p Because it is quite seriously abridged the story concentrates primarily on the extended family of Mr Peggotty his orphaned nephew Ham his adopted niece Little Emily and Mrs Gummidge self described as a lone lorn creetur and everythink went contrairy with her When Little Emily runs away with Copperfield s former schoolmate leaving Mr Peggotty completely brokenhearted the whole family is thrown into turmoil But Dickens weaves some comic relief throughout the story with the introduction of Mr and Mrs Micawber and David s love for his pretty silly child wife Dora Dark nights mysterious locations and the final destructive storm provide classic Dickensian drama Although this is not i David Copperfield i in its entirety it is a great introduction to the world and the language of Charles Dickens p


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Radio Dramatization

With keen observation and brilliant deductive reasoning Sherlock Holmes solved difficult crimes with the assistance of his bungling assistant the good natured Dr Watson Twelve of his stories are found in this BBC Radio Collection set br br The adventure of the engineer s thumb br The adventure of the noble bachelor br The adventure of the Beryl coronet br THe adventure of the copper beeches br The five orange pips br The man with the twisted lip br The adventure of the blue carbuncle br The adventure of the speckled band br A scandal in Bohemia br The red headed league br A case of identity br The Boscombe Valley mystery


The Sound of Us (Radio Hearts, #1)

America s favorite pop band Roman Holiday is done dead and so totally last year For eighteen year old rockoholic Junie Baltimore this is music to her ears But when she discovers their sexy ex lead singer hiding out on the boardwalk her summer vacation becomes the cover story of the year br br She s willing to keep him a secret but when a sleazy paparazzo offers her the cash she needs to save the bar her father left behind could she sell out for the chance to save her future Who is she kidding That s a no brainer but she never planned on falling head over heels for the lead singer


The Horse and His Boy (BBC Radio Collection: Chronicles of Narnia)

i The Horse and his Boy i is a stirring and dramatic fantasy story that finds a young boy named Shasta on the run from his homeland with the talking horse Bree When the pair discover a deadly plot by the Calormen people to conquer the land of Narnia the race is on to warn the inhabitants of the impending danger and to rescue them all from certain death


Rock Radio

b A rock star with a troubled past br One woman can heal his untamed heart br Fate has other plans b br br Miami rock DJ Dana Drew sounds like she has it all cool career sultry voice and lots of attitude Behind the mic it s a different story When the guy who was supposed to be the one moves out Dana s life goes into a tailspin Relationships are the number one casualty of her dream job and this was the last straw Dana s friend married drive time DJ Jonny Rock has always been there for her but lately his penchant for needy interns is pushing Dana away and threatening his career Then Dana meets Cody Blue Smith the ruggedly sexy lead singer of an up and coming new band The connection between them is electric but Cody harbors a dark secret that has kept him from ever having a meaningful relationship Dana is caught off guard by her feelings and tries to find a place in his crazy rock and roll life Problem is she s not alone Dana is being watched stalked by a listener who plans to make her his by whatever means necessary


Ulysses (BBC Radio Drama)

Part a On the Martello Tower Ulysses chapter Telemachus Duration minutes br Stately plump Buck Mulligan calls Stephen Dedalus to the top of the Martello tower overlooking Dublin Bay and so begins James Joyce s celebrated account of the th June The combined stories of Stephen and Leopold Bloom as they meander through the city In a landmark project a new dramatisation of Ulysses is broadcast across one day morning afternoon and evening With live commentary from Mark Lawson broadcasting from Dublin Dramatised by Robin Brooks br br Part b The Martello Tower Ulysses chapter Telemachus Duration minutes br am and Stephen Dedalus breakfasts with Mulligan and the Englishman Haines before walking out along the strand to the swimming place at Forty Foot hole Produced and Directed by Jeremy Mortimer br br Part c At School Ulysses chapter Nestor Duration minutes br Stephen Dedalus collects his wages from Headmaster Deasy who wants Stephen to deliver a letter about the recent outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease to the editor of the Evening Telegraph br br Part From Bloom s House through the Morning Streets to a Funeral Ulysses chapters Calypso Lotus Eaters and Hades Duration minutes br Eccles Street Dublin The home of Leopold and Marion Molly Bloom Bloom we are told eats with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls and cooks himself a pork kidney for breakfast While Molly receives a letter from her concert promoter Hugh Blazes Boylan who has arranged to visit her later in the day Bloom prepares to attend Paddy Dignam s funeral at Glasnevin cemetery br br Part From the Beach to a Newspaper Office into Davy Byrne s Pub Ulysses chapters Proteus Aeolus and Lestrygonians Duration minutes br am Stephen walks on Sandymount Strand before visiting the offices of the Evening Telegraph where he catches a glimpse of advertising salesman Leopold Bloom Stephen takes the Editor out for a drink while Bloom slips into Davy Byrne s pub for a cheese sandwich Dramatised by Robin Brooks br br Part The Library through the Lunchtime Streets to the Ormond Hotel Ulysses chapters Scylla and Charybdis Wandering Rocks and The Sirens Duration hour br Stephen tries to get commissioned for an article at the National Library while Leopold Bloom takes lunch at the Ormond Hotel and listens to Simon Dedalus and Benjamin Dollard sing at the piano It is mid afternoon and Hugh Blazes Boylan is on his way to his adulterous assignation with Molly Bloom in Eccles Street Dramatised by Robin Brooks br br Part In Barney Kiernan s Pub Ulysses chapter Cyclops Duration minutes br Bloom gets into an argument with the Citizen which climaxes in mock heroic battle when Bloom makes a dignified retreat and his opponent flings a biscuit tin after him This episode is narrated by an anonymous crony of the Citizen an anti Semitic Nationalist bigot Repulsive as he is he provides an opportunity for Bloom to show his true heroism by arguing against prejudice and preaching a doctrine of love and understanding Dramatised by Robin Brooks br br Part From Sandymount Beach at Evening to the Maternity Hospital and into Nighttown Ulysses chapters Nausicaa The Oxen of the Sun Circe Eumaeus Duration hours br Bloom cannot go home For he knows that Molly has an adulterous appointment with Hugh Blazes Boylan So he stands on the beach at nightfall watching Gerty MacDowell enjoy the fireworks Meanwhile at the maternity hospital in Holles Street Mina Purefoy is still struggling after three days to give birth Near the ward Stephen Dedalus joins a raucous group of medical students and Bloom joins the party which then moves off to Bella Cohen s brothel br Contains strong language br br Part From a Cabman s Shelter to Eccles Street and Home Ulysses chapters Eumaeus Ithaca and Penelope Duration hour br Bloom takes Stephen home and gives him a cup of cocoa They talk relieve themselves in the garden and go their separate ways Bloom joins Molly in bed home at last In her bed Molly Bloom lies and muses reliving the afternoon s sexual encounter with Blazes Boylan and winding up all the threads and themes of the day Dramatised by Robin Brooks br Contains strong language br br Alf Bergan Ronan Raftery br Bantam Lyons John Rogan br Bella Cohen Frances Barber br Benjamin Dollard Gerard McDermott br Cissy Caffrey Nurse Callan Bronagh Taggart br Citizen Pip Donaghy br Dilly Dedalus Bronagh Taggart br Gerard McDermott Janet Moran br Gerty MacDowell Denise Gough br Haines Harry Livingstone br Harry Livingstone br Hugh Blazes Boylan Sean Campion br Joe Hynes John Rogan br John Eglinton Peter Hamilton Dyer br John Rogan Harry Livingstone br Jonathan Forbes Grainne Keenan br Josie Breen Grainne Keenan br Lenehan Lorcan Cranitch br Leopold Bloom Henry Goodman br Malachi Buck Mulligan Kevin Trainor br Martha Clifford Christine Absalom br Martin Cunningham Stephen Hogan br Mary Dedalus Janet Moran br Miles Crawford Jonathan Forbes br Milly Bloom Grainne Keenan br Miss Douce Bronagh Taggart br Miss Kennedy Denise Gough br Molly Bloom Niamh Cusack br Mr Deasy Jim Norton br Narrator Stephen Rea br Patrick Dignam Joshua Ellershaw br Pianist Colin Guthrie br Private Carr Ronan Raftery br Private Compton Peter Hamilton Dyer br Richard Best John Rogan br Rudolph Bloom Pip Donaghy br Sargent Joshua Ellershaw br Simon Dedalus Des McAleer br Sinbad Pip Donaghy br Singer Daire Halpin br Stephen Dedalus Andrew Scott br Stephen Hogan Gerard McDermott Ronan Raftery br Terry O Ryan Martin Cunningham Stephen Hogan br Tommy Aidan Dunlop br Unnamed Narrator Jim Norton br Usher Aidan Dunlop br Young Man Ronan Raftery br Zoe Susie Riddell br With Christine Absalom Pip Donaghy Aidan Dunlop Peter Hamilton Dyer Stephen Hogan br Produced and Directed by Jeremy Mortimer br Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jonquil Panting br Dramatised by Robin Brooks br Executive Producer Claire Grove


The Silver Chair: The Chronicles Of Narnia (Radio Theatre)

These classic stories have enchanted millions around the world Radio Theatre brings them to life in this dramatized audio production Recorded in London with an all star cast of England s brightest talent from the stage and screen an original orchestral score and cinema quality digital sound design this innovative recording provides hours of entertainment for the entire family All seven stories are available in a single redesigned slipcase or available individually and both formats are marked at their lowest prices ever


Radio Iris

i Radio Iris i follows Iris Finch a twenty something socially awkward daydreamer and receptionist at Larmax Inc a company whose true function she doesn t understand though she s heard her boss refer to himself as a businessman br br Gradually her boss erratic behavior becomes even more erratic her coworkers begin disappearing the phone stops ringing making her role at Larmax moot and a mysterious man appears to be living in the office suite next door br br i Radio Iris i is an ambient eerie dream of a novel written with remarkable precision and grace that could also serve as an appropriate allegory for our modern recession br br b Anne Marie Kinney b s short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in i Indiana Review i i Black Clock i i Keyhole i and i Satellite Fiction i br br i Radio Iris i has a lovely eerie anxious quality to it Iris s observations are funny and the story has a dramatic otherworldly payoff that is unexpected and triumphant br Deb Olin Unferth i The New York Times Book Review i br br A noirish nod to the monotony of work br i O The Oprah Magazine i br br Kinney is a Southern California Camus br i Los Angeles Magazine i br br The Office as scripted by Kafka br i Minneapolis Star Tribune i br br An astute evocation of office weirdness and malaise br i The Wall Street Journal i


The Martian Chronicles: A Radio Dramatization

The people of Earth are preparing for war a war that could potentially destroy the planet Explorers are sent to Mars to find a new place for humans to colonize Bradbury s Mars is a place of hope dreams and metaphor of crystal pillars and fossil seas where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize to grow and to learn first a trickle then a torrent rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow The Earthman conquers Mars and then is conquered by it lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient mysterious native race br br Ray Bradbury s i The Martian Chronicles i is presented here as a full cast audio production with an original music score and thousands of sound effects by the award winning Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air It marks their fourth collaboration with one of the most celebrated fiction writers of our time Ray Bradbury


Angel Radio

It is on the cusp of summer that strange angels of eyes and wings appear throughout the world and a week later all of humanity is dead Except one girl Months later Erika Cantor continues to wander her desolate hometown without purpose or answers until a strange radio broadcast sends her into the dangerous world outside a world past civilization whose only inhabitants are monsters and demons br br There Erika meets Midori a naive girl with a cryptic connection to the angels and Gav a boy who seems to have knowledge he refuses to share with Erika The appearance of the mysterious Fex raises even more questions Can he be trusted br br As Erika travels across Vermont searching for some remnant of society she learns that there s a reason she survived that the angels horrid creatures that they are have a plan for her


Much Ado About Nothing (Bbc Radio Shakespeare)

In em Much Ado About Nothing em Shakespeare s glittering comedy there wages a merry war between Beatrice and Benedick of lacerating words and caustic wit Their family and friends contrive to spark up love amid their battles and to bring together the two pronounced bachelors in harmony with highly comic results Beatrice s gentle and virtuous cousin Hero is part of the conspiracy and while making this incongruous match she falls in love herself However darker elements lurk in the shadows in the shape of the melancholy villain Don John who threatens to thwart Hero s innocent love and to quash the natural merriment of the court at Messina


The Hound of the Baskervilles: Radio Play (intermediate level)

Performed by Clive Merrison Michael Williams Judi Dench and many others Dramatised by Bert Coules Dir by Enyd Williams


The Last Battle (BBC Radio Collection: Chronicles of Narnia)

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Middlemarch (BBC Radio Collection)

b We believe in her as in a woman we might providentially meet some fine day when we should find ourselves doubting of the immortality of the soul b br br wrote Henry James of Dorothea Brooke who shares with the young doctor Tertius Lydgate not only a central role in i Middlemarch i but also a fervent conviction that life should be heroic br br By the time the novel appeared to tremendous popular and critical acclaim in George Eliot was recognized as England s finest living novelist It was her ambition to create a world and portray a whole community tradespeople middle classes country gentry in the rising provincial town of Middlemarch i circa i Vast and crowded rich in narrative irony and suspense i Middlemarch i is richer still in character in its sense of how individual destinies are shaped by and shape the community and in the great art that enlarges the reader s sympathy and imagination It is truly as Virginia Woolf famously remarked one of the few English novels written for grown up people


Bring on the Night (WVMP Radio, #3)

WHAT S BLOOD GOT TO DO WITH IT br br Recovering con artist Ciara Griffin seems to finally have it all A steady job at WVMP the Lifeblood of Rock n Roll A loving relationship with the idiosyncratic but eternally hot DJ Shane McAllister A vampire dog who never needs shots or a pooper scooper And after nine years it looks as if she might actually finish her bachelor s degree br br But fate has other plans for Ciara First she must fulfill her Faustian bargain with the Control the paranormal paramilitary agency that does its best to keep vampires in line Turns out the Control wants her for something other than her nonexistent ability to kick undead ass Her anti holy blood perhaps Ciara s suspicions are confirmed when she s assigned to a special ops division known as the Immanence Corps run by the Control s oldest vampire and filled with humans who claim to have special powers To a confirmed skeptic like Ciara it sounds like a freak fest But when a mysterious fatal virus spreads through Sherwood and corpses begin to rise from their graves Ciara will not only get a crash course in zombie killing but will be forced to put her faith and her life itself in the hands of magic


WLT: A Radio Romance

In the spring of the Soderbjerg brothers Ray and Roy plunge into radio and launch station WLT With Lettuce and Tomato to rescuer their failing restaurant and become the Sandwich Kings of South Minneapolis For the next quarter century the Friendly Neighbor station produces a dazzling array of shows and stars including Leo LaValley Dad Benson Wingo Beals Slim Graves and Little Buddy chain smoking child star Marjery Moore and blind baseball announcer Buck Steller Francis With a shy young man from North Dakota entranced by radio gets into WLT through his uncle Art and quickly becomes the Soderbjerg s right hand Soon Francis is a budding announcer adored by Lily Dale the crippled nightingale of WLT kept hidden from her fans whose firing contributes to the downfall of the station And then comes television


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Radio Dramatization

Follow the yellow brick road br br Dorothy thinks she s lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog Toto into a magical world To get home she must find the wonderful wizard in the Emerald City of Oz On the way she meets the Scarecrow the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion But the Wicked Witch of the West has her own plans for the new arrival will Dorothy ever see Kansas again


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (BBC Radio Drama)

In September of Robert Louis Stevenson then in his mid thirties moved with his family to Bournemouth a resort on the southern coast of England where in the brief span of months he revised i A Child s Garden of Verses i and wrote the novels i Kidnapped i and i The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde i br br An intriguing combination of fantasy thriller and moral allegory i Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde i depicts the gripping struggle of two opposing personalities one essentially good the other evil for the soul of one man Its tingling suspense and intelligent and sensitive portrayal of man s dual nature reveals Stevenson as a writer of great skill and originality whose power to terrify and move us remains over a century later undiminished


The Brothers Karamazov (BBC Radio Collection)

The final masterpiece from the celebrated author of Crime and Punishment and The Idiot br This extraordinary novel Dostoyevsky s last and greatest work tells the dramatic story of four brothers Dmitri pleasure seeking impatient unruly Ivan brilliant and morose Alyosha gentle loving honest and the illegitimate Smerdyakov sly silent cruel Driven by intense passion they become involved in the brutal murder of their own father one of the most loathsome characters in all literature Featuring the famous chapter The Grand Inquisitor Dostoyevsky s final masterpiece is at once a complex character study a riveting murder mystery and a fascinating examination of man s morality and the question of God s existence


Lizard Radio

Fifteen year old Kivali has never fit in As a girl in boys clothes she is accepted by neither tribe bullied by both i What are you i they ask Abandoned as a baby wrapped in a T shirt with an image of a lizard on the front Kivali found a home with nonconformist artist Sheila Is it true what Sheila says that Kivali was left by a mysterious race of saurians and that she ll one day save the world Kivali doesn t think so But if it is true why has Sheila sent her off to CropCamp with its schedules and regs and what feels like indoctrination into a gov controlled society Kivali isn t sure has good intentions br br But life at CropCamp isn t all bad Kivali loves being outdoors and working in the fields And for the first time she has real friends sweet innocent Rasta loyal Emmett fierce quiet Nona And then there s Sully The feelings that explode inside Kivali whenever Sully is near whenever they touch are unlike anything she s experienced exhilarating and terrifying But does Sully feel the same way br br Between mysterious disappearances tough questions from camp director Ms Mischetti and weekly doses of kickshaw the strange druglike morsel that Kivali fears but has come to crave things get more and more complicated But Kivali has an escape her unique ability to channel and explore the power of her animal self She has Lizard Radio br br Will it be enough to save her


The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Chronicles Of Narnia (Radio Theatre)

These classic stories have enchanted millions around the world Radio Theatre brings them to life in this dramatized audio production Recorded in London with an all star cast of England s brightest talent from the stage and screen an original orchestral score and cinema quality digital sound design this innovative recording provides hours of entertainment for the entire family All seven stories are available in a single redesigned slipcase or available individually and both formats are marked at their lowest prices ever


The Magician's Nephew (BBC Radio Collection: Chronicles of Narnia)

A BBC Radio dramatization of one of the Narnia stories It is sixth book of the series but it is the story which explains how all the comings and goings between our world and Narnia first began It is the story of Polly and Digory who quite by accident find their way to Narnia


Screwtape Letters - Radio Theatre

The entirety of The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis on CD in the first ever full cast dramatization of the diabolical classic The work is contained on CD s with a DVD included as well It has been produced in Surround Sound


All Quiet on the Western Front: A BBC Radio Drama

A full cast dramatisation of one of the greatest war novels of all time br br First published as a novel in i All Quiet on the Western Front i tells the story of a group of young German soldiers who are enduring and then coming to terms with the realities of the First World War br br At the age of following the outbreak of the First World War Paul B umer enlists in the German Army He is deployed to the Western Front where the experience of life and death in the trenches has an enormous effect on him He begins to feel disconnected from his past life his family his love of poetry and his feelings As the war progresses Paul becomes increasingly lost in battle br br Haunting yet comic lyrical yet desperate the novel became a bestseller on its original publication It inspired an Oscar winning film of the same name and has been adapted for television and stage This powerful radio dramatisation stars Robert Lonsdale as Paul B umer with a supporting cast including Simon Trinder Stephen Critchlow Carolyn Pickles and Malcolm Tierney


Prince Caspian : Radio Theatre

These classic stories have enchanted millions around the world Radio Theatre brings them to life in this dramatized audio production Recorded in London with an all star cast of England s brightest talent from the stage and screen an original orchestral score and cinema quality digital sound design this innovative recording provides hours of entertainment for the entire family All seven stories are available in a single redesigned slipcase or available individually and both formats are marked at their lowest prices ever


Salem's Lot: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama

Ben Mears a successful writer who grew up in the fictional town of Jerusalem s Lot Maine known to locals as Salem s Lot or The Lot has returned home following the death of his wife Ben plans to write a book about the Marsten House an abandoned mansion that gave him nightmares after a traumatic and possibly supernatural childhood experience Once in town he meets local high school teacher Matt Burke and strikes up a romantic relationship with Susan Norton a young college graduate br br Mears discovers that the Marsten house has been bought by Mr Straker and Mr Barlow a pair of businessmen who are also new to the town although only Straker has been seen Their arrival coincides with the disappearance of a young boy Ralphie Glick and the suspicious death of his brother Danny It then becomes clear that Barlow is a vampire and is taking over the town with Straker s help Ben Matt Susan and a few other residents of the Lot try to prevent the vampires from spreading In the end Ben and young Mark Petrie succeed in neutralizing Straker and destroy the master vampire Barlow but lucky to escape with their lives are forced to leave the town to the newly created vampires


Lenny Henry in Shakespeare's Othello: A Full-Cast BBC Radio Drama

A BBC Radio production of i Othello i starring Lenny Henry in the title role Love racism jealousy and desire are at the emotional core of Shakespeare s monumental tragedy a tender love story shattered by one man s obsessive hatred of another Othello is noble brave and victorious Iago passed over for a position in the army fuels his diabolical revenge with hatred and snarling racism Poignant intense and heartbreaking i Othello i mercilessly explores every inch of the human condition Featuring the cast from the acclaimed West End production and with original music from Conrad Nelson who also plays Iago this mesmerizing radio drama grips the listener from start to tragic finish


Bad to the Bone (WVMP Radio, #2)

b TURN ON TUNE IN DROP DEAD b br br If you re just joining us welcome to radio station WVMP The Lifeblood of Rock n Roll Con artist turned station owner Ciara Griffin manages an on air staff of off the wall DJs including her new boyfriend Shane McAllister who really sink their teeth into the music of their Life Time the era in which they became vampires It s Ciara s job to keep the undead rocking the ratings rolling and the fan base alive without missing a beat br br For Halloween WVMP is throwing a bash sure to raise the dead They ve got cool tunes hot costumes killer cocktails what could go wrong Well for starters a religious firebrand ranting against the evils of the occult preempts the station s midnight broadcast Then when Ciara tracks down the illegal transmission the broadcast tower is guarded by what appears to be a canine vampire And behind it all is a group of self righteous radicals who think vampires suck and are willing to stake their lives on it br br Now Ciara must protect the station while struggling with her own murky relationship issues her best friend s unlikely romance with a fledgling vampire and the nature of her mysterious anti holy powers To make it to New Year s in one piece she ll need to learn a few new tricks


The Original Hitchhiker Radio Scripts

The legendary BBC series did indeed push back the barriers of radio comedy and in so doing so spawned records books a stage production a TV series a computer adventure game even a towel and attracted a deluge of letters from curious audiences throughout the world br br To satisfy this curiosity here are the twelve original radio scripts Hitch Hiker as it was originally written and exactly as it was broadcast on Radio for the very first time They include amendments and additions made during recordings bits which were reluctantly cut for reasons of time and notes on the writing and producing of the series by Douglas Adams and Geoffrey Perkins br br For those who have always longed to know why who how when where and what its all about these scripts are essential reading


Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot Series)

p Just after midnight the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift By morning the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment stabbed a dozen times his door locked from the inside One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer p p Isolated by the storm detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man s enemies before the murderer decides to strike again p


David Copperfield (BBC Radio Presents)

Beginning in up through to his death in Charles Dickens abridged and adapted many of his more popular works and performed them as staged readings This version each page illustrated with lovely watercolor paintings is a beautiful example of one of these adaptations p Because it is quite seriously abridged the story concentrates primarily on the extended family of Mr Peggotty his orphaned nephew Ham his adopted niece Little Emily and Mrs Gummidge self described as a lone lorn creetur and everythink went contrairy with her When Little Emily runs away with Copperfield s former schoolmate leaving Mr Peggotty completely brokenhearted the whole family is thrown into turmoil But Dickens weaves some comic relief throughout the story with the introduction of Mr and Mrs Micawber and David s love for his pretty silly child wife Dora Dark nights mysterious locations and the final destructive storm provide classic Dickensian drama Although this is not i David Copperfield i in its entirety it is a great introduction to the world and the language of Charles Dickens p


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Radio Dramatization

With keen observation and brilliant deductive reasoning Sherlock Holmes solved difficult crimes with the assistance of his bungling assistant the good natured Dr Watson Twelve of his stories are found in this BBC Radio Collection set br br The adventure of the engineer s thumb br The adventure of the noble bachelor br The adventure of the Beryl coronet br THe adventure of the copper beeches br The five orange pips br The man with the twisted lip br The adventure of the blue carbuncle br The adventure of the speckled band br A scandal in Bohemia br The red headed league br A case of identity br The Boscombe Valley mystery


The Sound of Us (Radio Hearts, #1)

America s favorite pop band Roman Holiday is done dead and so totally last year For eighteen year old rockoholic Junie Baltimore this is music to her ears But when she discovers their sexy ex lead singer hiding out on the boardwalk her summer vacation becomes the cover story of the year br br She s willing to keep him a secret but when a sleazy paparazzo offers her the cash she needs to save the bar her father left behind could she sell out for the chance to save her future Who is she kidding That s a no brainer but she never planned on falling head over heels for the lead singer


The Horse and His Boy (BBC Radio Collection: Chronicles of Narnia)

i The Horse and his Boy i is a stirring and dramatic fantasy story that finds a young boy named Shasta on the run from his homeland with the talking horse Bree When the pair discover a deadly plot by the Calormen people to conquer the land of Narnia the race is on to warn the inhabitants of the impending danger and to rescue them all from certain death


Rock Radio

b A rock star with a troubled past br One woman can heal his untamed heart br Fate has other plans b br br Miami rock DJ Dana Drew sounds like she has it all cool career sultry voice and lots of attitude Behind the mic it s a different story When the guy who was supposed to be the one moves out Dana s life goes into a tailspin Relationships are the number one casualty of her dream job and this was the last straw Dana s friend married drive time DJ Jonny Rock has always been there for her but lately his penchant for needy interns is pushing Dana away and threatening his career Then Dana meets Cody Blue Smith the ruggedly sexy lead singer of an up and coming new band The connection between them is electric but Cody harbors a dark secret that has kept him from ever having a meaningful relationship Dana is caught off guard by her feelings and tries to find a place in his crazy rock and roll life Problem is she s not alone Dana is being watched stalked by a listener who plans to make her his by whatever means necessary


Ulysses (BBC Radio Drama)

Part a On the Martello Tower Ulysses chapter Telemachus Duration minutes br Stately plump Buck Mulligan calls Stephen Dedalus to the top of the Martello tower overlooking Dublin Bay and so begins James Joyce s celebrated account of the th June The combined stories of Stephen and Leopold Bloom as they meander through the city In a landmark project a new dramatisation of Ulysses is broadcast across one day morning afternoon and evening With live commentary from Mark Lawson broadcasting from Dublin Dramatised by Robin Brooks br br Part b The Martello Tower Ulysses chapter Telemachus Duration minutes br am and Stephen Dedalus breakfasts with Mulligan and the Englishman Haines before walking out along the strand to the swimming place at Forty Foot hole Produced and Directed by Jeremy Mortimer br br Part c At School Ulysses chapter Nestor Duration minutes br Stephen Dedalus collects his wages from Headmaster Deasy who wants Stephen to deliver a letter about the recent outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease to the editor of the Evening Telegraph br br Part From Bloom s House through the Morning Streets to a Funeral Ulysses chapters Calypso Lotus Eaters and Hades Duration minutes br Eccles Street Dublin The home of Leopold and Marion Molly Bloom Bloom we are told eats with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls and cooks himself a pork kidney for breakfast While Molly receives a letter from her concert promoter Hugh Blazes Boylan who has arranged to visit her later in the day Bloom prepares to attend Paddy Dignam s funeral at Glasnevin cemetery br br Part From the Beach to a Newspaper Office into Davy Byrne s Pub Ulysses chapters Proteus Aeolus and Lestrygonians Duration minutes br am Stephen walks on Sandymount Strand before visiting the offices of the Evening Telegraph where he catches a glimpse of advertising salesman Leopold Bloom Stephen takes the Editor out for a drink while Bloom slips into Davy Byrne s pub for a cheese sandwich Dramatised by Robin Brooks br br Part The Library through the Lunchtime Streets to the Ormond Hotel Ulysses chapters Scylla and Charybdis Wandering Rocks and The Sirens Duration hour br Stephen tries to get commissioned for an article at the National Library while Leopold Bloom takes lunch at the Ormond Hotel and listens to Simon Dedalus and Benjamin Dollard sing at the piano It is mid afternoon and Hugh Blazes Boylan is on his way to his adulterous assignation with Molly Bloom in Eccles Street Dramatised by Robin Brooks br br Part In Barney Kiernan s Pub Ulysses chapter Cyclops Duration minutes br Bloom gets into an argument with the Citizen which climaxes in mock heroic battle when Bloom makes a dignified retreat and his opponent flings a biscuit tin after him This episode is narrated by an anonymous crony of the Citizen an anti Semitic Nationalist bigot Repulsive as he is he provides an opportunity for Bloom to show his true heroism by arguing against prejudice and preaching a doctrine of love and understanding Dramatised by Robin Brooks br br Part From Sandymount Beach at Evening to the Maternity Hospital and into Nighttown Ulysses chapters Nausicaa The Oxen of the Sun Circe Eumaeus Duration hours br Bloom cannot go home For he knows that Molly has an adulterous appointment with Hugh Blazes Boylan So he stands on the beach at nightfall watching Gerty MacDowell enjoy the fireworks Meanwhile at the maternity hospital in Holles Street Mina Purefoy is still struggling after three days to give birth Near the ward Stephen Dedalus joins a raucous group of medical students and Bloom joins the party which then moves off to Bella Cohen s brothel br Contains strong language br br Part From a Cabman s Shelter to Eccles Street and Home Ulysses chapters Eumaeus Ithaca and Penelope Duration hour br Bloom takes Stephen home and gives him a cup of cocoa They talk relieve themselves in the garden and go their separate ways Bloom joins Molly in bed home at last In her bed Molly Bloom lies and muses reliving the afternoon s sexual encounter with Blazes Boylan and winding up all the threads and themes of the day Dramatised by Robin Brooks br Contains strong language br br Alf Bergan Ronan Raftery br Bantam Lyons John Rogan br Bella Cohen Frances Barber br Benjamin Dollard Gerard McDermott br Cissy Caffrey Nurse Callan Bronagh Taggart br Citizen Pip Donaghy br Dilly Dedalus Bronagh Taggart br Gerard McDermott Janet Moran br Gerty MacDowell Denise Gough br Haines Harry Livingstone br Harry Livingstone br Hugh Blazes Boylan Sean Campion br Joe Hynes John Rogan br John Eglinton Peter Hamilton Dyer br John Rogan Harry Livingstone br Jonathan Forbes Grainne Keenan br Josie Breen Grainne Keenan br Lenehan Lorcan Cranitch br Leopold Bloom Henry Goodman br Malachi Buck Mulligan Kevin Trainor br Martha Clifford Christine Absalom br Martin Cunningham Stephen Hogan br Mary Dedalus Janet Moran br Miles Crawford Jonathan Forbes br Milly Bloom Grainne Keenan br Miss Douce Bronagh Taggart br Miss Kennedy Denise Gough br Molly Bloom Niamh Cusack br Mr Deasy Jim Norton br Narrator Stephen Rea br Patrick Dignam Joshua Ellershaw br Pianist Colin Guthrie br Private Carr Ronan Raftery br Private Compton Peter Hamilton Dyer br Richard Best John Rogan br Rudolph Bloom Pip Donaghy br Sargent Joshua Ellershaw br Simon Dedalus Des McAleer br Sinbad Pip Donaghy br Singer Daire Halpin br Stephen Dedalus Andrew Scott br Stephen Hogan Gerard McDermott Ronan Raftery br Terry O Ryan Martin Cunningham Stephen Hogan br Tommy Aidan Dunlop br Unnamed Narrator Jim Norton br Usher Aidan Dunlop br Young Man Ronan Raftery br Zoe Susie Riddell br With Christine Absalom Pip Donaghy Aidan Dunlop Peter Hamilton Dyer Stephen Hogan br Produced and Directed by Jeremy Mortimer br Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jonquil Panting br Dramatised by Robin Brooks br Executive Producer Claire Grove


The Silver Chair: The Chronicles Of Narnia (Radio Theatre)

These classic stories have enchanted millions around the world Radio Theatre brings them to life in this dramatized audio production Recorded in London with an all star cast of England s brightest talent from the stage and screen an original orchestral score and cinema quality digital sound design this innovative recording provides hours of entertainment for the entire family All seven stories are available in a single redesigned slipcase or available individually and both formats are marked at their lowest prices ever


Radio Iris

i Radio Iris i follows Iris Finch a twenty something socially awkward daydreamer and receptionist at Larmax Inc a company whose true function she doesn t understand though she s heard her boss refer to himself as a businessman br br Gradually her boss erratic behavior becomes even more erratic her coworkers begin disappearing the phone stops ringing making her role at Larmax moot and a mysterious man appears to be living in the office suite next door br br i Radio Iris i is an ambient eerie dream of a novel written with remarkable precision and grace that could also serve as an appropriate allegory for our modern recession br br b Anne Marie Kinney b s short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in i Indiana Review i i Black Clock i i Keyhole i and i Satellite Fiction i br br i Radio Iris i has a lovely eerie anxious quality to it Iris s observations are funny and the story has a dramatic otherworldly payoff that is unexpected and triumphant br Deb Olin Unferth i The New York Times Book Review i br br A noirish nod to the monotony of work br i O The Oprah Magazine i br br Kinney is a Southern California Camus br i Los Angeles Magazine i br br The Office as scripted by Kafka br i Minneapolis Star Tribune i br br An astute evocation of office weirdness and malaise br i The Wall Street Journal i


The Martian Chronicles: A Radio Dramatization

The people of Earth are preparing for war a war that could potentially destroy the planet Explorers are sent to Mars to find a new place for humans to colonize Bradbury s Mars is a place of hope dreams and metaphor of crystal pillars and fossil seas where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize to grow and to learn first a trickle then a torrent rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow The Earthman conquers Mars and then is conquered by it lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient mysterious native race br br Ray Bradbury s i The Martian Chronicles i is presented here as a full cast audio production with an original music score and thousands of sound effects by the award winning Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air It marks their fourth collaboration with one of the most celebrated fiction writers of our time Ray Bradbury


Angel Radio

It is on the cusp of summer that strange angels of eyes and wings appear throughout the world and a week later all of humanity is dead Except one girl Months later Erika Cantor continues to wander her desolate hometown without purpose or answers until a strange radio broadcast sends her into the dangerous world outside a world past civilization whose only inhabitants are monsters and demons br br There Erika meets Midori a naive girl with a cryptic connection to the angels and Gav a boy who seems to have knowledge he refuses to share with Erika The appearance of the mysterious Fex raises even more questions Can he be trusted br br As Erika travels across Vermont searching for some remnant of society she learns that there s a reason she survived that the angels horrid creatures that they are have a plan for her


Much Ado About Nothing (Bbc Radio Shakespeare)

In em Much Ado About Nothing em Shakespeare s glittering comedy there wages a merry war between Beatrice and Benedick of lacerating words and caustic wit Their family and friends contrive to spark up love amid their battles and to bring together the two pronounced bachelors in harmony with highly comic results Beatrice s gentle and virtuous cousin Hero is part of the conspiracy and while making this incongruous match she falls in love herself However darker elements lurk in the shadows in the shape of the melancholy villain Don John who threatens to thwart Hero s innocent love and to quash the natural merriment of the court at Messina


The Hound of the Baskervilles: Radio Play (intermediate level)

Performed by Clive Merrison Michael Williams Judi Dench and many others Dramatised by Bert Coules Dir by Enyd Williams


The Last Battle (BBC Radio Collection: Chronicles of Narnia)

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Middlemarch (BBC Radio Collection)

b We believe in her as in a woman we might providentially meet some fine day when we should find ourselves doubting of the immortality of the soul b br br wrote Henry James of Dorothea Brooke who shares with the young doctor Tertius Lydgate not only a central role in i Middlemarch i but also a fervent conviction that life should be heroic br br By the time the novel appeared to tremendous popular and critical acclaim in George Eliot was recognized as England s finest living novelist It was her ambition to create a world and portray a whole community tradespeople middle classes country gentry in the rising provincial town of Middlemarch i circa i Vast and crowded rich in narrative irony and suspense i Middlemarch i is richer still in character in its sense of how individual destinies are shaped by and shape the community and in the great art that enlarges the reader s sympathy and imagination It is truly as Virginia Woolf famously remarked one of the few English novels written for grown up people


Bring on the Night (WVMP Radio, #3)

WHAT S BLOOD GOT TO DO WITH IT br br Recovering con artist Ciara Griffin seems to finally have it all A steady job at WVMP the Lifeblood of Rock n Roll A loving relationship with the idiosyncratic but eternally hot DJ Shane McAllister A vampire dog who never needs shots or a pooper scooper And after nine years it looks as if she might actually finish her bachelor s degree br br But fate has other plans for Ciara First she must fulfill her Faustian bargain with the Control the paranormal paramilitary agency that does its best to keep vampires in line Turns out the Control wants her for something other than her nonexistent ability to kick undead ass Her anti holy blood perhaps Ciara s suspicions are confirmed when she s assigned to a special ops division known as the Immanence Corps run by the Control s oldest vampire and filled with humans who claim to have special powers To a confirmed skeptic like Ciara it sounds like a freak fest But when a mysterious fatal virus spreads through Sherwood and corpses begin to rise from their graves Ciara will not only get a crash course in zombie killing but will be forced to put her faith and her life itself in the hands of magic


WLT: A Radio Romance

In the spring of the Soderbjerg brothers Ray and Roy plunge into radio and launch station WLT With Lettuce and Tomato to rescuer their failing restaurant and become the Sandwich Kings of South Minneapolis For the next quarter century the Friendly Neighbor station produces a dazzling array of shows and stars including Leo LaValley Dad Benson Wingo Beals Slim Graves and Little Buddy chain smoking child star Marjery Moore and blind baseball announcer Buck Steller Francis With a shy young man from North Dakota entranced by radio gets into WLT through his uncle Art and quickly becomes the Soderbjerg s right hand Soon Francis is a budding announcer adored by Lily Dale the crippled nightingale of WLT kept hidden from her fans whose firing contributes to the downfall of the station And then comes television