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    • The Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection: The Later Years

    • Eight BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • Written by: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, Robert Lindsay, Ian Holm,
    • Length: 36 hrs and 35 mins
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    Enthralling radio dramatisations of eight of Charles Dickens' much-loved novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this second digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes eight of his classic novels. This collection includes the epic masterpiece David Copperfield, described by Dickens as his 'favourite child'; suspenseful mystery Bleak House; Dickens' most openly political novel, Hard Times; and Little Dorrit.

    Regular price: ₹1,161.00

    • The Oscar Wilde BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Five Full-Cast Productions
    • Written by: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Judi Dench, Diana Rigg,
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
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    A sparkling collection of the major works of the ever-adored Oscar Wilde, with incredible casts including Judi Dench, Martin Clunes, Michael Sheen, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McDiarmid, Joely Richardson, Penelope Keith, Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg, Simon Russell Beale, Sheila Hancock, Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.

    Regular price: ₹957.00

    • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Tragedies

    • Hamlet; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast, Paul Scofield, Peggy Ashcroft,
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
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    Three powerful radio productions from the BBC archives starring Ian McKellen, Ronald Pickup and Paul Scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.

    Regular price: ₹683.00

    • The Tempest

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen, Emilia Fox, Scott Handy,
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sir Ian McKellen, fresh from his performance as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, is Prospero, and heads a strong cast in Shakespeare’s last great play. The wronged duke raises a tempest to shipwreck his old opponents on his island so that he can ensure justice is done. With Emilia Fox as Miranda, Scott Handy in the pivotal role of the sprite Ariel, and Ben Owukwe as Caliban.

    Regular price: ₹333.00

    • The Odyssey

    • Written by: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods - makes his tortuous way home to his faithful wife, Penelope. Shipwrecked numerous times, faced with apparently insurmountable obstacles, offered the temptations of ease, comfort, and even immortality, Odysseus remains steadfast and determined. Themes of courage and perseverance, fidelity and fortitude.

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    • Paradise Lost

    • Written by: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber, full cast, Ian McKellen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A brand-new dramatised retelling of Milton’s epic poem about the fall of man, with Milton as the narrator, adapted by one of the leading poets and thinkers of our generation: Michael Symmons Roberts. Paradise Lost was first published in 1667 and tells the story of Satan’s plot to bring about the fall of man by tempting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. This brand-new adaptation begins in the midst of the action and follows the exploits of a hero (or antihero) taking in warfare and the supernatural and expressing the ideals and traditions of a people. Milton himself is the blind narrator, grieving the loss of his wife, whose eyesight worsens as the drama develops.

    Regular price: ₹410.00

    • Walter Now (BBC Radio 4: Saturday Play)

    • Written by: David Cook
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen
    • Length: 56 mins
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    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring Sir Ian McKellen, written by David Cook as follow-up to his 1982 Channel 4 social commentary drama, ‘Walter’, about a man with learning difficulties. ‘Walter Now’ was originally broadcast as the ‘Saturday Play’ on 10 January 2009 and repeated on 25 September 2010.In November 1982, Channel 4 launched with David Cook’s ‘Walter’.

    Regular price: ₹273.00

    • Henry IV, Part 2

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen, Corin Redgrave, Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
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    Sir Ian McKellen, Corin Redgrave, and Derek Jacobi perform Shakespeare's historic play about Prince Hal's journey toward kingship, and his ultimate rejection of Falstaff.

    Regular price: ₹345.00

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    • Aeneid

    • Book VI
    • Written by: Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The sixth book of Virgil's Aeneid, in which Aeneas travels into the underworld to meet the spirit of his father, is a story that captivated Seamus Heaney from his schooldays. But the work took on a special significance for him after the death of his own father, becoming a touchstone to which he would return as an adult. His noble and moving translation of book VI bears the fruit of a lifetime's concentration upon it: he began translating passages in the 1980s and was finalising the work right up to the summer of his death.

    Regular price: ₹645.00

    • The Prelude: Complete Series (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial)

    • Written by: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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    William Wordsworth's autobiographical poem The Prelude is arguably the most important piece of poetic writing in our language. Recorded in Wordsworth's home in Grasmere, Cumbria, Wordsworth looks back over events in his early life. Wordsworth believed that poetry should be written in the natural language of common speech, and in that way it was revolutionary in its time.

    Regular price: ₹342.00

    • Henry V

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen, William Squire, Trevor Nunn
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
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    Sir Ian McKellen, William Squire, Trevor Nunn and Gary Watson perform Shakespeare's play that tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War.

    Regular price: ₹607.00

    • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen, Prunella Scales, Frank Duncan,
    • Length: 2 hrs
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    Lovers lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and, yes, love. Sir Ian McKellen, Prunella Scales, Frank Duncan, and Joan Hart perform Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

    Regular price: ₹425.00

    • Little Dorrit (Dramatised)

    • Written by: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen, Kenneth Cranham, Sophie Thompson,
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
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    The youngest child of debtor William Dorrit, Amy is born in Marshalsea prison. She and her father are befriended by Arthur Clennam, whose mother employs "little Dorrit" as a seamstress. The fortunes of the Dorrits undergo an extreme change when William inherits a fortune, and the family move to Italy. Back in England, Arthur Clennam finds himself the victim of a massive fraud and ends up in Marshalsea. There he is found by Little Dorrit, whose fortune has had no effect on her generosity and humility.

    Regular price: ₹547.00