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    • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Comedies

    • The Taming of the Shrew; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Twelfth Night
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Daneman, Fenella Fielding, Nigel Hawthorne, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Three classic radio productions from the BBC archives starring Nigel Hawthorne, Miriam Margolyes, Geraldine McEwan 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.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Mansfield Park (Dramatised)

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: David Tennant, full cast, Benedict Cumberbatch, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Felicity Jones, David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch star in BBC Radio 4's full-cast dramatisation of the novel by Jane Austen, one of the great English classics. Seeking a position in society, young Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. But her life there is not as she might wish. Felicity Jones plays Fanny, whilst David Tennant is her cousin Tom and Benedict Cumberbatch his brother Edmund.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love is worth waiting for

    • By Daren on 03-04-2018

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Hamlet

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Jamie Parker, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Jamie Parker stars as the Prince of Denmark in this brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast production. At the Castle of Elsinore in Denmark, the court is uneasy. The king of Denmark has recently died and the throne has been claimed by the king's brother, Claudius. Prince Hamlet, still in mourning for his father, distrusts Claudius and believes that what has happened at the court 'cannot come to good’. The ghost of his father has told him he was murdered by Claudius.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great performances.

    • By Elissa on 12-02-2017

    Non-member price: $20.98

    • Just So Stories

    • Samuel West reads a selection of Just So Stories
    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Samuel West reads ten of Rudyard Kipling’s famous tales, as broadcast on BBC Radio 4. "How the Whale Got His Throat", "How the Leopard Got His Spots", "The Beginning of the Armadillos", "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin", "The Cat That Walked By Himself", "How the Camel Got His Hump", "The Crab That Played With The Sea", "The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo", "The Butterfly That Stamped", "The Elephant’s Child".

    Non-member price: $17.98

    • Les Miserables

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, and Leslie Phillips star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. When poverty drives Jean Valjean to steal a loaf of bread from a baker’s window, it is an action that will haunt him for the rest of his life. A citizen of postrevolutionary France, he is sentenced to nineteen years’ hard labour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Adaptation!

    • By Dean Spilias on 14-05-2017

    Non-member price: $26.97

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Samantha Spiro, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Samantha Spiro, David Troughton, and Amanda Root are among the cast of this new BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Jane Austen’s famous novel. Mrs Bennet is determined to see her five daughters married off and secure a future for them all. When the wealthy Mr Bingley arrives in the neighbourhood, Mrs Bennet wastes no time in making his acquaintance. His friend Mr Darcy, however, discourages Mr Bingley from marrying Jane Bennet, and also appears to snub her sister Elizabeth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well loved classic story.

    • By Jane-Anne. on 05-12-2015

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • The Woman in White

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Juliet Aubrey, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Toby Stephens and Juliet Aubrey star in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Wilkie Collins’ chilling Gothic drama. A lonely stretch of road on Hampstead Heath is the venue for Walter Hartright’s midnight first encounter with a mysteriously distressed figure in white. As he helps the woman to escape from unnamed pursuers, he has little understanding of the way she will affect his future. At Limmeridge House in Cumberland, Walter meets and falls in love with Laura, who strangely resembles the woman in white.

    Non-member price: $24.98

    • Twelfth Night

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast, David Tennant, Naomi Frederick
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    David Tennant stars as Malvolio in Shakespeare's comedy of disguise, madness and love. One of Shakespeare's happiest plays, Twelfth Night is both a comedy of misrule and a trenchant attack on puritanism. Disguise and deceit leads to misadventure, madness and mistaken love. Orsino loves Olivia, but she loves Cesario, who really does love Orsino (for Cesario is actually Viola).

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Queen Lucia: The BBC Radio 4 dramatisation

    • By: E. F. Benson, Aubrey Woods
    • Narrated by: Barbara Jefford, Jonathan Cecil, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Barbara Jefford is the hilariously outrageous Lucia in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the novel by E.F. Benson. Lucia is the uncrowned queen of 1920s provincial society, the Everest of social climbers and the most delicious of snobs. In the pastoral serenity of the village of Riseholme, Lucia and her unforgettable cronies face up to an Indian guru, spiritualism, and a cultural usurper.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost as good as Wodehouse!

    • By Bethie on 27-08-2015

    Non-member price: $20.98