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    • Wives and Daughters

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Molly Gibson, the only daughter of a widowed doctor in the small provincial town of Hollingford, lost her mother when she was a child. Her father remarries wanting to give Molly the woman's presence he feels she lacks. To Molly, any stepmother would have been a shock, but the new Mrs. Gibson is a self-absorbed, petty widow, and Molly's unhappiness is compounded by the realisation that her father has come to regret his second marriage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • unfinished

    • By Katie Beitz on 28-10-2017

    Regular price: $46.83

    • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen, Prunella Scales, Frank Duncan, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Lovers lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and, yes, love. Sir Ian McKellen, Prunella Scales, Frank Duncan, and Joan Hart perform Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Classic Radio Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatised)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Clyde, Richard Pasco, Prunella Scales, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Algernon Moncrieff, a bachelor-about-town, has invented an invalid friend called Bunbury in order to get out of tiresome family engagements. At the same time, his friend, Jack Worthing, has invented a wicked brother called Ernest to disguise his own misdemeanours. When Algernon poses as Ernest to win the heart of Cecily Cardew, confusion reigns, and it takes the discovery of an old black handbag to reveal the truth.

    Regular price: $18.74

    • Cranford

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    A vivid and affectionate portrait of the residents of an English country town in the mid-19th century, Cranford describes a community dominated by its independent and refined women, relating the adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters striving to live with dignity in reduced circumstances. Through a series of satirical vignettes, Gaskell sympathetically portrays changing small town customs and values in mid-Victorian England....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love!!!!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-10-2016

    Regular price: $23.41

    • 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
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Four classic BBC TV episodes featuring a newly-added interview with John Cleese.

    Regular price: $18.74

    • Fawlty Towers, Volume 2

    • The Germans
    • By: John Cleese, Connie Booth
    • Narrated by: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Four classic BBC TV episodes featuring a newly-added interview with John Cleese.

    Regular price: $18.74

    • Fawlty Towers, Volume 3

    • The Psychiatrist
    • By: John Cleese, Connie Booth
    • Narrated by: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Four classic BBC TV episodes featuring a newly-added interview with John Cleese.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good laugh at life

    • By Rosemary on 01-06-2015

    Regular price: $18.74

    • Ladies of Letters

    • The complete BBC Radio collection
    • By: Lou Wakefield, Carole Hayman
    • Narrated by: full cast, Patricia Routledge, Prunella Scales
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 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

    First broadcast on Woman's Hour, Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge star in this popular BBC Radio 4 comedy Ladies of Letters. This collection features all 11 series. When Irene Spencer meets Vera Small at her daughter Lesley's wedding reception, they embark upon a correspondence that is quite unlike any other in the history of letter writing. Both Irene and Vera are happily widowed and endowed with errant offspring. They live in a world of church fetes and amateur dramatics but love nothing more than dipping their pens in the vitriol pot.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five stars

    • By julie on 10-10-2017

    Regular price: $35.95

    • Which Witch?

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Arriman the Awful, Wizard of the North, is tired of being the most evil wizard in the world so he decides he must get married and have a son to take over. His wife must be a witch with awesome powers but the organised contest has awful consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A story for children

    • By Lucy on 20-10-2015

    Regular price: $18.42

    • Pongwiffy and the Holiday of Doom

    • Book 4
    • By: Kaye Umansky
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Pongwiffy is very, very bored. It is raining, and she has nothing to do. Pongwiffy is a witch of action who hates being cooped up. Her idea of a good day is to be out and about, swapping gossip and recipes and inviting herself to tea. But the incessant rain has put a stop to all that. Pongwiffy decides the witches need some sort of excitement. And what better than a holiday?

    Regular price: $16.47

    • The Foundation Trilogy (Dramatized)

    • By: Isaac Asimov, Patrick Tull - adaptation, Mike Stott - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers, Lee Montague, Julian Glover, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The opening episode begins on Trantor, capital of the Galactic Empire, with the meeting of Seldon and Dornick, their trial, and their exile to Terminus. The action then jumps forward 50 years, to the first Seldon Crisis, where the repercussions of the recent independence of the Four Kingdoms of the Periphery are being felt on Terminus, and are handled by the first Mayor, Salvor Hardin....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality is not adequate

    • By Mark on 20-04-2018

    Regular price: $6.14

    • Summer at Fairacre

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Summer at Fairacre charmingly recounts this bright, bustling season and the problems and possibilities that unfold against the backdrop of roses, skylarks and bees... Joseph Coggs finds a temporary home in the schoolhouse while his mother is in the hospital. Miss Read’s friend Amy mysteriously disappears. And, perhaps most difficult of all, Mrs. Pringle, the grumpy school cleaner, is unable to work because of her ‘bad leg’.

    Regular price: $22.01

    • The Lemon Table

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Timothy West, Prunella Scales
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a collection that is wise, funny, clever and moving, Julian Barnes has created characters whose passions and longings are made all the stronger by the knowledge that, for them, time is almost at an end.

    Regular price: $21.71

    • Pongwiffy: A Witch of Dirty Habits

    • By: Kaye Umansky
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Pongwiffy is a very smelly witch of very dirty habits. But she is a happy witch - until the day the gruesome gang of goblins move in next door and make her life miserable. So she goes to live with her not-so-best friend, Sharkadder, who tries to find her a new slum and a much-needed familiar. All they can come up with is a hamster from Amsterdam called Hugo. What an embarrassment! But Hugo is really an amazing hamster with hidden strengths...

    Regular price: $13.77

    • Charm School

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    This is a fast and funny look at the pressures facing young girls to conform to fashion - and how they can be avoided - told in a gripping witty style from award winning author Anne Fine.

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Flush

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    One of the most famous of all literary dogs, Flush was the golden cocker spaniel belonging to Elizabeth Barrett. In this charming and heartfelt biography, Viginia Woolf tells his story: his early days as Miss Mitford's puppy running across the fields in wild abandon and fathering another, then the years spent in his invalid mistress' bedroom in Wimpole Street.

    Regular price: $15.60

    • Pongwiffy and the Spellovision Song Contest

    • By: Kaye Umansky
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Spellovision has come to Witchway Wood, and everyone's got one. Pongwiffy thinks it's boring and prefers old-fashioned amusement - like learning to play the guitar. Gradually all the witches join her, and the group becomes so popular that Pongwiffy suggests they go on Spellovision, as they're better than the rubbish already on. So the great Spellovision Song Contest is born. Anyone can enter - except the Goblins who only care about driving cars.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 85 points go to...

    • By julie on 15-10-2016

    Regular price: $21.69

    • Pongwiffy and the Pantomime

    • By: Kaye Umansky
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pongwiffy is certain a pantomime is just the thing to liven up Witchy Wood. She even says she will write it! With a little help, the panto is soon written. But then disaster strikes: The pantomime horse is stolen from under the Witches' nose by their arch-rivals, the Goblins!

    Regular price: $21.90

    • A Closed Eye

    • By: Anita Brookner
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Born to elegant but frivolous parents, Harriet grows up ignored and unguided, and retains a curious innocence that neither her marriage to Freddie Lytton, nor her friendship with the beautiful Tessa can dispel. Freddie is far older than she is - a companion rather than a lover - and slightly disapproving of Tessa and her irresponsible, attractive husband, Jack. Yet all four are bound together: by their backgrounds, their children, by Harriet’s unspoken feelings for Jack and by the tragedy that lies in wait for all of them.

    Regular price: $25.31

    • Rumpole and the Primrose Path (Dramatized)

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Timothy West, Prunella Scales
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Horace Rumpole, the Wordsworth loving, Shakespeare quoting, claret imbibing barrister returns in these hugely enjoyable stories of legal chicanery and criminal derring-do.

    Regular price: $17.98

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