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    • Poirot's Finest Cases

    • Eight Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Full Cast, John Moffat
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 164
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      5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 150

    John Moffatt stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The ABC Murders: A chilling letter sets the sleuth on the trail of an enigmatic killer. After the Funeral: A wealthy businessman is dead, and his sister thinks it was murder. Death on the Nile: Poirot is in Egypt when a chilling murder takes place. Peril at End House: Whilst on holiday, the sleuth encounters a young woman, a hat and a bullet. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: Mrs Farrars is found dead, one year after the death of her husband.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent cast recordings of classic mysteries

    • By SheSells on 27-12-2015

    Non-member price: $49.97

    • The Complete George Smiley Radio Dramas

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: full cast, Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A product Of it's time

    • By Jeremy on 28-10-2017

    Non-member price: $49.95

    • Miss Marple's Final Cases

    • Three new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: June Whitfield
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    June Whitfield returns as the deceptively mild spinster sleuth in three full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations. Specially broadcast to mark the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie's birth, these brand new dramas are based on three of her best short stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dramatisation rather than read book

    • By B. Carlisle on 23-04-2017

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Shardlake: Dark Fire

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: C.J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Full Cast, Justin Salinger, Robert Glenister
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A gripping BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation based on the second novel in C. J. Sansom's best-selling Tudor crime series. Summer, 1540. It has been three years since the terrible events at Scarnsea monastery, and lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake is living a quiet life in London - until a summons from Cromwell sees him embarking on another dangerous secret assignment.

    Non-member price: $17.97

    • Charles Paris: A Decent Interval

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Simon Brett's entertaining crime novel, starring Bill Nighy. Charles Paris has been resting for quite a while, so he's relieved when he is cast as Ghost of Hamlet's Father and First Gravedigger in a touring production of Hamlet. But rehearsals are a little tense - the lead roles of Hamlet and Ophelia are played by a reality TV contestant and TV talent show winner respectively, and their opinions on celebrity and the theatre differ somewhat from those of the more experienced members of the cast.

    Non-member price: $15.60

    • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Two

    • The Fifties
    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Marjorie Westbury, Peter Coke
    • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple (Peter Coke) and his wife, Steve (Marjorie Westbury), are the crème de la crème. Between 1938 and 1968, their glamorous exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are some of the amateur detective's adventures from the 1950s.

    Non-member price: $49.95

    • McLevy: The Collected Editions: Series 7 & 8

    • 8 episodes of the BBC Radio 4 crime drama series
    • By: David Ashton
    • Narrated by: Siobhan Redmond, Brian Cox, Michael Perceval-Maxwell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Eight episodes of the BBC Radio 4 detective series set in Victorian Edinburgh, starring Brian Cox. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of one of Scotland's first policemen, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh, bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.

    Non-member price: $29.96

    • Sherlock Holmes: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

    • Classic Drama from the BBC Archives
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Clive Merrison, Michael Williams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Clive Merrison stars as Holmes, with Michael Williams as Watson, in this collection from the unique, fully dramatised BBC Radio 4 canon. These 12 stories range from Holmes' very first case to the epic struggle between Holmes and Moriarty high above the Reichenbach Falls.

    Non-member price: $29.97

    • McLevy, the Collected Editions: Part One Pilot, S1-2

    • By: David Ashton
    • Narrated by: Siobhan Redmond, Brian Cox, full cast
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Brian Cox stars as the Edinburgh detective in nine episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.

    Non-member price: $31.23

    • Send for Paul Temple

    • A 1940 full-cast production of Paul's very first adventure
    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: full cast, Bernard Braden, Peggy Hassard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 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

    Bernard Braden stars in an original 1940 full-cast production of the very first Paul Temple adventure. Between 1938 and 1968, the exploits of amateur detective Paul Temple and his wife, Steve, enthralled generations of BBC radio listeners. Theirs was an exciting world of violence and glamour - car bombs and cocktail parties. In Paul and Steve’s very first adventure, starring Bernard Braden as Paul, with Peggy Hassard as Steve, a spate of jewel robberies in the Midlands has left the police baffled.

    Non-member price: $24.98

    • Charles Paris: Corporate Bodies

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Jeremy Front, Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of Simon Brett's comic murder mystery, starring Bill Nighy as the irrepressible Charles Paris. Charles Paris (unsuccessful actor, bad husband, dipsomaniac) is currently appearing as a fork lift operator in a corporate video. It's not prime-time television or a major film, but it seems like easy money - until the fork lift is used to commit a murder. When Charles himself comes under suspicion, he decides to find out for himself who the murderer is.

    Non-member price: $14.99

    • Borgen

    • Outside the Castle: A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Drama
    • By: Joan Rang Christensen, Tommy Bredsted, Rum Malmros
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A thrilling BBC Radio full-cast spin-off from the Danish TV series, starring Tim Pigott-Smith. Hans Gammelgaard, Private Secretary in the Danish Ministry of the Environment, is seeking approval for the controlled use of genetically modified crops by Danish farmers. However, unseen enemies seem prepared to go to any lengths in pursuit of their own agenda.

    Non-member price: $20.98

    • Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Thrilling Stories of the Railway

    • By: Victor Whitechurch
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Benedict Cumberbatch reads five stories featuring the famous vegetarian railway detective, Thorpe Hazell, as heard on BBC Radio 4. In "The Affair of the German Dispatch-Box", Hazell hatches a daring plan to retrieve a highly sensitive government document before it reaches the German Ambassador. In "Sir Gilbert Murrell's Picture", when an entire wagon containing valuable paintings disappears from a goods train, Hazell's skill is needed. Plus three more adventures!

    Non-member price: $14.99

    • Ordeal By Innocence

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Mark Umbers, Michael Bertenshaw
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A brand-new BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel, known to be a favourite among her own works.When Doctor Calgary visits the Argyle family, he believes he brings good news. He is there to clear the name of Jacko, who was convicted of the murder of his own mother, Rachel. But the doctor’s news is not greeted with the enthusiasm he expects, and the family seem intent on resisting both his help and the investigations of Inspector Huish.

    Non-member price: $14.99

    • Dixon of Dock Green

    • 12 Episodes of the BBC Radio 4 Drama
    • By: Ted Willis, Sue Rodwell
    • Narrated by: David Calder, David Tennant, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    David Calder, David Tennant and Hamish Clark star in these BBC Radio 4 dramas based on the original TV series. George Dixon became one of the best-known and most-loved fictional policemen during the course of three decades of BBC TV's Dixon of Dock Green, in which he was played by Jack Warner. In these 12 radio adaptations, he once again upholds the law on the streets of 1950s Dock Green. David Calder stars as PC George Dixon, with David Tennant and Hamish Clark as PC Andy Dixon.

    Non-member price: $27.35

    • The Pale Horse

    • A New BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Jason Hughes, Eleanor Bron, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A new BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the novel by Agatha Christie, first published in 1961.Mark Easterbrook learns of a mysterious organisation called the Pale Horse, and in the village of Much Deeping he is told of the organisation's supernatural connections. A piece of paper with a list of names seems to foretell the deaths of several people, and Mark must discover what connects them all, and who is behind the strange powers of the Pale Horse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful story

    • By Fay on 03-10-2016

    Non-member price: $14.99

    • The Exorcist

    • By: William Peter Blatty
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Mathie, Robert Glenister, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Robert Glenister and Ian McDiarmid star in a gripping BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of William Peter Blatty’s classic horror novel. Summoned to a case of apparent possession, Father Karras is at first sceptical then horrified. The victim - a 12-year-old girl named Regan - seems to be controlled by a malignant supernatural force that makes her swear, blaspheme, scream in agony and perform appalling acts.

    Non-member price: $14.99

    • Sherlock Holmes: Valley of Fear

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Ian McKellen was the winner of the BBC Audio Drama Award 2015 for Best Actor in an Audio Drama (for Eugenie Grandet). Sir Ian McKellen reads The Valley of Fear, the last of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's four Sherlock Holmes novels. The mystery begins with a coded warning of imminent danger, drawing the illustrious Sherlock Holmes and the faithful Dr. Watson to a secluded English country home.

    Non-member price: $17.98