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    • P. D. James BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • Written by: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Greta Scacchi, Hugh Grant, full cast,
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
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    Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of P. D. James' acclaimed mysteries, plus P. D. James in Her Own Words. This collection includes: Cover Her Face, A Taste for Death, Devices and Desires, A Certain Justice, The Private Patient, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin.

    Regular price: ₹1,093.00

    • Bath Tangle

    • Written by: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The Earl of Spenborough has always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena's fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham -- a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. When Serena and her lovely young stepmother Fanny decide to move to Bath, Serena makes an odd new friend and discovers an old love, Major Hector Kirkby.

    Regular price: ₹748.00

    • The Henry James BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • 10 Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • Written by: Henry James
    • Narrated by: full cast, Henry Goodman, Jodie Comer,
    • Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
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    The definitive collection of full-cast BBC radio dramatisations of Henry James’ classic novels - plus a bonus documentary about his life and work. One of the greatest and most influential American novelists, Henry James is loved for his compelling storytelling, vividly realised characters and perceptive exploration of the shifting relationships between Europeans and Americans. But he also possessed extraordinary insights into the secrets of the human heart, as shown in the 10 dramas in this collection.

    Regular price: ₹888.00

    • Sprig Muslin

    • Written by: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
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    Finding so young and pretty a girl as Amanda wandering unattended, Sir Gareth Ludlow knows it is his duty as a man of honour to restore her to her family.

    But it is to prove no easy task for the Corinthian. His captive in sprig muslin has more than her rapturous good looks and bandboxes to aid her - she is also possessed of a runaway imagination...

    Regular price: ₹748.00

    • Pygmalion

    • A Brand New BBC Radio 4 Drama Plus the Story of the Play's Scandalous Opening Night
    • Written by: George Bernard Shaw, Alistair McGowan
    • Narrated by: Al Murray, Alistair McGowan, full cast,
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
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    Irascible phonetics professor Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can train Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle to talk ‘like a lady’ and pass as a duchess at the Ambassador’s Ball. As the day of reckoning approaches, can Eliza convince the assembled aristocrats that she’s one of them? And what will become of her afterwards? This effervescent radio version of Shaw’s classic comedy features a stellar cast, including award-winning comedians Alistair McGowan as Henry Higgins, Morgana Robinson as Eliza Doolittle and Al Murray as Alfred Doolittle.

    Regular price: ₹410.00

    • The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (Dramatised)

    • Written by: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffat, Donald Sinden, Sian Phillips
    • Length: 44 mins
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    In this delightful tale, an Eastern Prince arrives in England with some family jewels which he’s having reset as a gift for his fiancée. However, the Prince also has a mistress; she asks to wear one particularly enchanting piece that features a huge ruby, and then promptly disappears with it. Poirot discovers a connection with a house party at the home of Colonel and Mrs Lacey, and in order to pursue his investigation an invitation is procured for him to the Laceys’.

    Regular price: ₹273.00

    • Silas Marner

    • Written by: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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    Framed for a theft he didn’t commit and expelled from the church which has been his life, Silas Marner, the weaver, exiles himself to the remote rural village of Raveloe to bury himself in making money with his loom. The arrival of a golden-haired orphan toddler at his door, however, drags the recluse back into the world and away from his obsession with his hoard.

    Regular price: ₹759.00

    • The Poetry of Wales

    • Written by: Dylan Thomas, George Herbert, Ann Griffiths,
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips, Angharad Rees, Richard Mitchley,
    • Length: 54 mins
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    This proud nation with its long history - sometimes rough, hewn from bleak landscapes, and sometimes gently soft from its comforting voices - has produced a long succession of artists and poets.

    In the latter category, Louis MacNeice most probably stands pre-eminent; his words and phrasing are on a plane few can equal and most are in awe of. But in this volume we do put forward others who have their own words and voice to add to this rich tapestry.

    Regular price: ₹227.00

    • Cymbeline (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3)

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis, Nia Roberts, William Houston,
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A BBC Radio 3 full-cast dramatisation of Shakespeare’s classic ‘Cymbeline’, starring Bill Wallis. Originally broadcast in December 2006 as part of the ‘Drama on 3’ collection.Shakespeare's play, set during the Roman invasion of Britain, centres around the banishment of the man who has incurred the wrath of the king by secretly marrying his daughter. Confusion follows in an intricate plot in which nobody is quite who they seem to be.

    Regular price: ₹410.00

    • BBC Radio Shakespeare

    • All's Well That Ends Well (Dramatised)
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips, Emma Fielding, Miriam Margolyes,
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

    Regular price: ₹410.00

    • Tales from a Village School

    • Written by: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
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    Illegal battering of gingernuts and conkers in a murky corner of the playground; a procession of bearers of lost property interrupting the telling of the story of Joseph; justice being firmly done on three malefactors who stole Mr Henry's eggs... Here are 40 delightful stories about life as a village schoolteacher, set against the changing seasons of the countryside.

    Regular price: ₹349.00

    • Farther Afield

    • Written by: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
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    The end of the school year often brings unmitigated rapture for schoolteachers, and so it should for Miss Read, schoolmistress in the charming English village of Fairacre. But on the very first day of the long summer holiday, she falls and breaks her arm. Just when her summer seems ruined, her old friend Amy Garfield, comes to her aid with a diverting suggestion. They travel to Crete for two weeks, and the change of scene provides a welcome break for both of them.

    Regular price: ₹512.00

    • Badgers in My Vest (Dramatised)

    • Written by: John Fletcher, Dylan Thomas
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips, Geraint Morgan, Iestyn Jones,
    • Length: 43 mins
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    Badgers in My Vest is a new, darkly funny play by an acclaimed contemporary playwright, based on a true incident in Dylan Thomas' life. Deemed unfit to fight in World War II, Dylan Thomas spends his time in Newquay in the local pub, cadging drinks, laughing at the Welsh behind their back and being outrageous. Privately, he is terrified, suffering nightmares and in the grip of writer's block. Then one night, a soldier comes in.

    Regular price: ₹273.00

    • Ode to Saint Cecilia

    • Written by: Paul McCusker
    • Narrated by: Hayley Atwell, Sir Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed,
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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    She dedicated her mind to beauty and truth. She offered her heart to her faith. She sacrificed her body to Christ. Ode to Saint Cecilia tells the dramatic story of a modest young woman from Rome whose life has transcended time to influence poets, composers, sculptors, and painters. Augustine Institute Radio Theatre's Ode to Saint Cecilia includes cinematic sound, original music, and the award-winning talents of highly-acclaimed British actors.

    Regular price: ₹702.00

    • Cover Her Face

    • Written by: Neville Teller, P. D. James
    • Narrated by: full cast, Robin Ellis, Siân Phillips
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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    Though Sally Jupp came from the village home for unmarried mothers, she seemed the ideal girl to help Mrs Maxie run a large Elizabethan manor house and look after her invalid husband. But the real Sally, pretty, ambitious and clever, was very different from the docile, repentant character she seemed to be. Murder shattered the tranquillity of her new home, and Chief Detective Inspector Adam Dalgliesh arrived in the peace of a country Sunday to solve a case as mysterious as Sally herself.

    Regular price: ₹410.00

    • The Hearing Trumpet

    • Written by: Leonora Carrington
    • Narrated by: Siân Phillips
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
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    Surreal and splendidly unconventional, The Hearing Trumpet is an apocalyptic fairy-tale quest about an occult old ladies' home and the spry nonagenarian who ends up there. After coming into possession of a hearing trumpet, 92-year-old Marian Leatherby discovers her son's plans to send her to a nursing home. But this is no ordinary place.... Here there are strange rituals, orgiastic nuns, levitating abbesses, animalistic humans, humanistic animals, a search for the Holy Grail, and a plan to escape to Lapland and knit a tent....

    Regular price: ₹985.00

    • The Trials of Saint Patrick

    • Written by: Paul McCusker
    • Narrated by: John Rhys-Davies, Sean O Meallaigh, Dame Sian Phillips,
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
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    Augustine Institute Radio Theatre presents the audio drama The Trials of Saint Patrick - an epic story of one man's spiritual odyssey through hardship and loss, mercy, and forgiveness. Dramatized with a fresh boldness by the Augustine Institute Radio Theatre, the characters will come alive through the talents of dozens of accomplished, award-winning actors including John Rhys-Davies, combined with cinematic sound and music. Your imagination will be quickened. Your heart will be inspired.

    Regular price: ₹538.00

    • A Peaceful Retirement

    • Written by: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
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    The village schoolmistress, Miss Read, greets retirement with excitement, and settles down to endless lazy days, but her idyll is interrupted by the daily cares of her friends and fellow villagers in this, the latest Miss Read novel.

    Regular price: ₹467.00

    • Farewell to Fairacre

    • Written by: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
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    Having enjoyed robust health throughout her career, Miss Read, the village schoolmistress at Fairacre, is looking forward to an energetic retirement in a few years' time. But, to her dismay, she is suddenly taken ill. She has no wish to give up her post yet, but memories of her former colleague collapsing in front of the schoolchildren haunt her. Is it time to say farewell to Fairacre?

    Regular price: ₹512.00

    • The Year at Thrush Green

    • Written by: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
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    As spring begins at Thrush Green, a series of local dramas takes hold of the community. Plans for the fete are hotting up, the illness of Mrs Peters at the restaurant makes the future unsure for the staff, and there are problems at Rectory Cottages.

    Regular price: ₹607.00

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