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    • The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • 15 BBC Radio 4 Original Full-cast Dramas
    • By: Bert Coules
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs, Clive Merrison, full cast
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
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    A gripping collection of 15 BBC Radio full-cast dramas written by Bert Coules, inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories. In the 56 short stories and four novels Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about his great detective, how many times did Dr John Watson tantalise us with references to cases which were never written about in full? These original adventures flesh out those unrecorded cases to wonderful effect. Clive Merrison plays the great sleuth himself, with Andrew Sachs in the role of Doctor Watson. The star casts include Tom Baker, Jane Asher, Tim West, Toyah Willcox, Lindsay Duncan and Mark Gatiss.

    Regular price: $33.43

    • The Adventurous Snail

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Snail on board! Siegfried loves to explore. One day his explorations take him on a big adventure – from his home in the grass, to the airport, on to an aeroplane and all the way to America! There he makes some very important friends, Mr Ambassador and Mr President, finds a new home in a sandwich box – and also meets the lovely Peggy Sue ...Another magical, funny story from the master of animal tales, Dick King-Smith.

    Regular price: $15.72

    • Around The World In 80 Days

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
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    Jules Verne’s career as a novelist began in 1863, when he struck a new vein in fiction—stories that combined popular science and exploration. In Around the World in Eighty Days, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions £20,000 that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days—and he is determined not to lose. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, the reserved Englishman immediately sets off for Dover, accompanied by his hot-blooded French manservant, Passepartout.

    Regular price: $11.97

    • Fawlty Towers, Volume 1

    • Basil the Rat
    • By: John Cleese, Connie Booth
    • Narrated by: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
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    Four classic BBC TV episodes featuring a newly-added interview with John Cleese.

    Regular price: $18.74

    • The Need for Nonsense

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Julia Blackburn
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs, Alexi Kaye-Campbell
    • Length: 43 mins
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    Andrew Sachs stars in this BBC Radio 4 'Afternoon Play' about painter Edward Lear. The Need for Nonsense was originally broadcast on 9 February 2009, and repeated on 17 January 2011.

    Julia Blackburn's play captures the warm, heartfelt, and comic story of the Victorian poet and painter Edward Lear's lifelong friendship with his eccentric Greek servant, Giorgio, who inspired him to address the painful truths in his life while making us laugh.

    Regular price: $11.99

    • Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
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    Lawrence Durrell's evocative memoir of living in Cyprus, just before the Greek/Turkish partition. This is a touching and atmospheric account of a place, now changed, where the two races lived side by side.

    Regular price: $14.97

    • Blood from a Stone

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
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    But once Brunetti begins investigating this Venetian underworld, he discovers that matters of great value are at stake within the immigrant society. Warned by Patta, his superior, to resist further involvement in the case, Brunetti only becomes more determined to unearth the truth behind this mysterious killing. How far will Brunetti be able to penetrate the murky subculture of Venice's illegal community?

    Regular price: $18.72

    • The Boy Who Could Fly

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    One day the Fat Fairy turns up at Thomas Top's house to grant him a birthday wish. Thomas can't think what to ask for, so he wishes he could fly. That's how Thomas goes from being just an ordinary boy whom no one notices to being the most popular boy in the school. But it makes him sad that grown-ups can't see the wonderful things he can do.

    Regular price: $6.28

    • The Boy with the Lightning Feet

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    Timmy Twinkle is chubby. That means he gets bullied at school and hasn't any friends. He longs to play football, but he's hopeless at games. He's miserable. And it doesn't help when Gramps tells him about Great Uncle Vernon, a chubby boy who grew up to be a famous footballer.

    Regular price: $6.54

    • The Boy with the Magic Numbers

    • By: Sally Gardner
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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    When Billy Pickles' dad leaves home to live in New York, he gives Billy a moneybox. Billy's not sure where to put the money, and not sure why his dad has left.

    Regular price: $6.28

    • Candide

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Candide and his tutor Pangloss travel the globe trying to follow the philosophy "All is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds". However, they are stung and let down at every turn, being robbed, tortured, and ridiculed, amongst other trials. On hearing about their often disasterous travels, a listener feels unfortunately less than empathetic, and can't help themselves laughing out loud at this very funny account of the trail our optimistic travellers take.

    Regular price: $22.78

    • The Catlady

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Muriel, the Catlady, lives alone with just her feline friends for company. When a new kitten is born, it soon becomes clear it is no ordinary cat. Vicky is a kitten with a very regal character, and strangely enough, was born on the very day that Queen Victoria died.

    Regular price: $15.94

    • The Cherry Orchard: (Classic Radio Theatre - Dramatised)

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Sinéad Cusack, Anna Massey, Patricia Routledge, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
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    Sinéad Cusack, Anna Massey, Patricia Routledge, Andrew Sachs and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies star in this 1974 BBC Radio full-cast production of Chekhov’s classic play.Madame Ranyevskaya and her daughter Anya have returned home from Paris to discover that their family estate - which includes their beloved cherry orchard - has to be sold to cover the family’s debts.

    Regular price: $15.14

    • Chilling Ghost Stories

    • By: Charles Dickens, M. R. James, E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    Andrew Sachs reads these four classic stories of suspense - "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens, "The Haunted Doll's House" by M. R. James, "The Room in the Tower" by E. F. Benson, and "The Bus-Conductor" by E. F. Benson. These spine-tingling tales, from the golden age of the ghost story, are sure to leave you with a creeping sense of dread.

    Regular price: $10.17

    • Chuck and Danielle

    • By: Peter Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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    Chuck is a whippet. A very nervous whippet, who's scared of almost everything; paper bags, pigeons and of course cats (even the little fluffy ones). Some people say Chuck's a wimpet, not a whippet, and Mum keeps pretending she's going to give her away, but Danielle knows better.

    Regular price: $10.60

    • A Question of Belief

    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
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    As Venice experiences a debilitating heatwave, Commissario Brunetti prepares to escape the city and spend time with his family in the mountains. However, the weather is the last thing on Ispettore Vianello’s mind; it seems his aunt has become obsessed with horoscopes and has been withdrawing large amounts of money from the family business. Not knowing what to do, he consults Brunetti and asks permission to unofficially trail her, which leads to the flat of Stefano Gorini. But who is this man?

    Regular price: $17.97

    • Drawing Conclusions

    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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    When Anna Maria Giusti returns from holiday to find her elderly neighbour Constanza Altavilla dead, with blood on the floor near her head, she immediately alerts the police. Commissario Brunetti is called to the scene and it seems the woman has suffered a fatal heart attack. Patta, the Vice-Questore, is eager to dismiss the case as a death from natural causes, but Brunetti believes that there is more to it.

    Regular price: $26.97

    • Beastly Things

    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 21
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
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    When a man is found stabbed to death floating in the canal, Commissario Brunetti is convinced he recognises him from somewhere. It doesn't take long for Brunetti to realise why he remembers the dead man - he saw him at a demonstration a couple of years ago, where farmers were protesting about European milk quotas. But what was his involvement with the protest? And could it have anything to do with his murder?

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    • Donna Leon at her very best

    • By Kenneth on 12-10-2015
    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 21
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 05-04-2012
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $17.97

    • A Conspiracy of Friends

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico is an oasis of old-fashioned civilisation, its inhabitants considerate and peace-loving. But beneath the polite exterior seismic change is stirring. Barbara Ragg makes an eye-popping discovery about her stolid Scottish suitor’s past, while Oedipus Snark – newly appointed and tirelessly self-interested Government Minister – has a close encounter in Switzerland that leaves him a new man all together.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Conspiracy of Friends

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
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    Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico is an oasis of old-fashioned civilisation, its inhabitants considerate and peace-loving. But beneath the polite exterior seismic change is stirring. Barbara Ragg makes an eye-popping discovery about her stolid Scottish suitor’s past, while Oedipus Snark – newly appointed and tirelessly self-interested Government Minister – has a close encounter in Switzerland that leaves him a new man all together.

    Regular price: $16.38

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