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    • 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

    • The Complete George Smiley Radio Dramas

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • Written by: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: full cast, Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
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    The complete collection of acclaimed BBC Radio dramas based on John le Carré's best-selling novels, starring Simon Russell Beale as George Smiley. With a star cast including Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron, Brian Cox, Ian MacDiarmid, Anna Chancellor, Hugh Bonneville and Lindsay Duncan, these enthralling dramatisations perfectly capture the atmosphere of le Carré's taut, thrilling spy novels.

    Regular price: ₹1,093.00

    • War and Peace

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • Written by: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Simon Russell Beale,
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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    Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter are among the cast of BBC Radio 4's epic full-cast dramatisation. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Leo Tolstoy's epic story follows the fortunes of three Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. First broadcast on New Year's Day 2015, the drama also features Alun Armstrong, Natasha Little, David Calder, Phoebe Fox, Sam Reid and Joanna David. Duration: 10 hours approx.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic radio adaptation

    • By Sumedha on 31-05-19

    Regular price: ₹683.00

    • The Tempest

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle, Adrian Lester, Bob Peck,
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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    This haunting drama of vengeance and forgiveness crowns the group of tragicomic romances that Shakespeare composed at the end of his career. Sometimes read as his farewell to the stage, the play contains some of Shakespeare's most lyrical verse. Prospero, wise Duke of Milan, has been deposed by Antonio, his wicked brother, and exiled with his daughter Miranda to a mysterious island. But Prospero possesses supernatural powers. Aided by the spirit Ariel, Prospero uses his magical art to bring his enemies under his control.

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    Regular price: ₹468.00

    • Copenhagen

    • Written by: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Greta Scacchi
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Greta Scacchi and Simon Russell Beale star in Michael Frayn's award-winning play about the controversial 1941 meeting between physicists Bohr and Heisenberg. Copenhagen, Autumn 1941. The two presiding geniuses of quantum physics, Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg meet for the first time since the breakout of war.

    Regular price: ₹342.00

    • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Dramatised)

    • Written by: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is 1962: the height of the Cold War and only months after the building of the Berlin Wall. Alec Leamas is a hard-working, hard-drinking British intelligence officer whose East Berlin network is in tatters. His agents are either on the run or dead, victims of the ruthlessly efficient East German counter-intelligence officer Hans-Dieter Mundt.

    Regular price: ₹410.00

    • The Decameron

    • Written by: Giovanni Boccaccio
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Gunnar Cauthery, Alison Pettitt,
    • Length: 28 hrs and 5 mins
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    The Decameron is one of the greatest literary works of the Middle Ages. Ten young people have fled the terrible effects of the Black Death in Florence and, in an idyllic setting, tell a series of brilliant stories, by turns humorous, bawdy, tragic and provocative. This celebration of physical and sexual vitality is Boccaccio's answer to the sublime other-worldliness of Dante's Divine Comedy.

    Regular price: ₹1,407.00

    • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Dramatised)

    • Written by: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Anna Chancellor, Alex Jennings,
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
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    Smiley, wrestling with retirement and disillusionment, is summoned to a secret meeting with a member of the Cabinet Office. Evidence has emerged that the Circus has been infiltrated at the highest level by a Russian agent. 'Find the mole, George. Clean the stables. Do whatever is necessary.' Reluctantly Smiley agrees, and so embarks on a dark journey into his past a past filled with love, duplicity and betrayal.

    Regular price: ₹410.00

    • A Life of Shakespeare

    • Written by: Hesketh Pearson
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, David Timson, Daniel Philpott,
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The plays of William Shakespeare, and his famous lines, are part of the national consciousness. There may be few solid facts about Shakespeare the man, and yet not only do we want to know all about him - we feel, through his plays, we do.

    Regular price: ₹422.00

    • Stories from Shakespeare 3

    • Written by: David Timson
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eight more plays introduced for younger audiences, including Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well.

    Regular price: ₹539.00

    • Avril Crump and Her Amazing Clones

    • Written by: Angela Woolfe
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Meet the wonderful Avril Crump... Doughnut lover! Maverick scientist! And creator of the clones: Bonaparte, Eddy and Augustus the talking dog. Warning: this is a whizzy, ear-poppingly explosive story!

    Regular price: ₹512.00

    • The Keys to the Street

    • Written by: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mary Jago had donated her own bone marrow to save the life of someone she didn’t know. And this generous act led directly to the bitter break-up of her affair with Alistair. For him, it was as though her beauty had been plundered. But the man whose life she had saved would change Mary’s life in a way she could never have imagined.

    Regular price: ₹748.00

    • The Great Poets: Lord Byron

    • Written by: Lord Gordon George Byron
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Today Byron is regarded as the ultimate romantic - a rebel, a Casanova, and a man of intense, brooding passion. He was the most famous literary man of his time, and his poetry, endlessly witty and often insightful, was immensely popular and hugely influential. From the delicate romanticism of "She Walks in Beauty" to the evocative reflections of "So We’ll Go No More a Roving", Byron’s poems were unrivaled in their power and potency. 

    Regular price: ₹351.00

    • The Secret House of Death

    • Written by: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Louise North doesn't care what the neighbors think. She lets her lover leave his car just outside her house in broad daylight, telling everyone he is a central heating salesman. Still, it's a shock when she's found shot dead, covered by the equally dead body of the "salesman." It was his third visit to the gloomy house on Orchard Drive. Each time, he parked in the same place. Each time, he carried a briefcase. And each time, Louise North greeted him at the door.

    Regular price: ₹558.00

    • Betjeman's Cornwall

    • Written by: Sir John Betjeman
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Palmer, Kenneth Cranham, Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    John Betjeman first fell in love with Cornwall during his childhood holidays and continued to return to it yearly until his death. It inspired some of his best poems and most evocative prose. The Cornish cliffs and beaches, modest churches and formidable sea have the power to stir him which only first love possesses. Opening with two long passages from his verse autobiography, Summoned by Bells, this collection then alternates between poems and prose.

    Regular price: ₹349.00

    • Charlie Bone and the Blue Boa

    • Written by: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A dark secret is emerging from Bloor's Academy. A boy was once lost in the attics and never seen again. Charlie Bone is intrigued, but he has problems of his own. Uncle Paton has disappeared.

    Regular price: ₹558.00

    • Midnight for Charlie Bone

    • Children of the Red King #1
    • Written by: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
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    The first installment of the international best-selling series from Jenny Nimmo starring Charlie Bone. Since his father died, Charlie Bone has lived with his mother and her mother in the house of his other grandmother, Grandma Bone. Looking at a picture of a couple with a baby and a cat, he suddenly discovers he can hear their voices. Although he tries to hide his new gift, Grandma Bone and her scary sisters soon find out and send him to Bloor's Academy.

    Regular price: ₹569.00

    • A Certain Age, Vol. 2: Male Monologues

    • Written by: Lynne Truss
    • Narrated by: Douglas Hodge, Robert Glenister, Peter Capaldi,
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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    Six men have reached a certain age, their 40-something years, and each has a very different – and sometimes surprising – story to tell, from the brother who receives an unexpected letter to a compulsive philanderer, and a news photographer sent on an unusual assignment. All are funny, touching, and as beautifully observed as would be expected from the author of the phenomenal best sellers Eats, Shoots & Leaves and Talk to the Hand.

    Regular price: ₹410.00

    • Homeland

    • Written by: Clare Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
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    It is 1946, and the eve of the harshest winter for a hundred years. Servicemen are pouring home from the war to a land beset by stringent food and job shortages and a desperate housing crisis. As anti-Polish refugee propaganda reaches its height, Wladyslaw Malinowski, a young veteran of Monte Cassino, now stranded in a resettlement camp on the Somerset Levels, attempts to start a new life on a withy farm in the middle of the wetlands.

    Regular price: ₹323.00

    • The Secret Pilgrim (Dramatised)

    • Written by: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Patrick Malahide
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
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    Simon Russell Beale stars in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation of John le Carré’s last Smiley novel.George Smiley is one of the most brilliantly realised characters in British fiction. Bespectacled, tubby, eternally middle-aged and deceptively ordinary, he has a mind like a steel trap and is said to possess ‘the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin'.

    Regular price: ₹410.00

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