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Aberystwyth Mon Amour    | Malcolm Pryce   0 series . 3 episode(s)

Comic thriller by Malcolm Pryce and adapted for radio by Peter Morgan. Aberystwyth’s only private investigator, Louie Knight, has to find out why schoolboys are vanishing.

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Last Tango in Aberystwyth Aberystwyth Mon Amour

Above Suspicion    | Helen MacInnes   1 series . 5 episode(s)

As Europe teeters on the brink of World War Two, a naive young British couple are swept into the unfamiliar world of espionage.


Absent Guest, The    | Peter Whalley   0 series . 1 episode(s)

After a murder at a dinner party the guests become suspects one by one.

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Test,The Absent Guest, The

Accolades    | AL Rowse   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Accolades. In 1973, Oxford academic AL Rowse published the work that would establish his name internationally – Shakespeare The Man, in which he claimed to have decoded Shakespeare’s sonnets and finally discovered the identity of the playwright’s mysterious Dark Lady. But was his ‘discovery’ based on a simple misreading?


Accountant of Solyanka Square, The    | Sebastian Baczkiewicz   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Now that Andrei’s business interests are legitimate, he never talks about how he made his millions. But when he is kidnapped by his estranged son Victor, who will stop at nothing to get answers, he is forced to reveal his secrets. Set against the backdrop of Russia’s turbulent recent past – from the Soviet Union’s fall to Putin’s rise – this slick thriller explores the period which gave birth to the now infamous ‘oligarchs’.

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Arabian Afternoons Arthur Marches Fearless Librarian Saves the Day, The Marches Man in a Wheelbarrow, The Pilgrim Stalingrad Kiss, The Ghosts of Heathrow
Home Front Cruel Sunset Orchid Grower, The Trial & Death of Socrates, The Accountant of Solyanka Square, The

Accrington Stanley (R)    | Martin Sorrell  0 series . 1 episode(s)

Not the football club, but a one-legged, partially sighted wheeler-dealer from Lancashire. Bernard Cribbins tells the tale.

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Trapped Glass Man, The Cuban Heel, The Mary, Mary Accrington Stanley

Adam Bede    | George Elliot   0 series . 3 episode(s)

A dramatisation of George Eliot’s second novel. The story’s plot follows four characters’ rural lives in the fictional community of Hayslope—a rural, pastoral and close-knit community in 1799. The novel revolves around a love triangle between beautiful but thoughtless Hetty Sorrel, Captain Arthur Donnithorne, the young squire who seduces her, Adam Bede, her unacknowledged lover, and Dinah Morris, Hetty’s cousin, a fervent Methodist lay preacher.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
Daniel Deronda Felix Holt, the Radical Middlemarch Mill on the Floss, The Silas Marner Adam Bede

Adding Machine, The    | Elmer Rice  0 series . 1 episode(s)

Elmer Rice’s wildly imaginative Expressionist classic play from 1923. Mr Zero has spent the last 25 years adding up columns of figures and dreaming of advancement. But when the boss finally calls him into his office, Zero does not get the promotion he was expecting – quite the opposite in fact.


Address Unknown    | Kressmann Taylor   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Tim Dee’s adaptation of Kressmann Taylor’s novel, published in 1938. Two old friends, former business associates in San Francisco, exchange letters. One is an American German Jew, the other an American German who, excited and energised by the new Germany of the 1930s, has gone home. Attitudes harden with the seemingly inexorable rise of Hitler, the Jew horrified by the change in his friend and his wholesale adoption of the rhetoric and ideology of Nazism.


Admirable Crichton, The    | J.M. Barrie   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic satire about the changing fortunes of Crichton, the perfect butler. Liberal aristocrat Lord Loam favours a return to nature, with masters and servants living together as equals, but Crichton is the perfect butler and the perfect snob who adores the intricacies of the class system. He cannot help but be horrified by his master’s opinions, and it will take a sea of change to alter them.

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Peter Pan Admirable Crichton, The

Adolf Hitler- My Part in His Downfall    | Spike Milligan   0 series . 4 episode(s)

Milligan is at home with his family. His mother is digging the air-raid shelter when Neville Chamberlain announces that Britain is at war with Germany. The family response is for Spike, his father and brother to produce boyish drawings of war machines, which are taken to the War Office. Milligan receives a letter marked O.H.M.S., which his uncle advises him not to open. After some weeks similar letters arrive marked “Urgent”. Eventually he opens one containing a “cunningly worded invitation to partake in World War II”. About then, in an attempt to impress girls at a gym, he slips a disc, whereupon he’s hospitalized to determine whether he’s faking. After three months of avoiding call-up, he is given “a train ticket and a picture of Hitler reading “This is your enemy”. He searches the train, but can’t find him.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
Goon Show, The Serious Poet, The Milligan Papers, The (and others) Adolf Hitler- My Part in His Downfall

Adrift    | Judy Upton   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Judy Upton’s compelling tale of one young woman’s struggle to confront her past by reliving the day her mother decided to abandon her for her lover.


Adulteries of a Provincial Wife    | Gustave Flaubert   0 series . 1 episode(s)

When Madame Bovary was finally published in April 1857, Gustave Flaubert was charged with insulting the public morality and offending decent manners. In fact, the novel went on trial. It caused such a debate that the trial is considered “a milestone in the history of freedom of expression”. Madame Bovary’s lewd character, sexual innuendoes, and glorification of adultery were considered voluptuous and lascivious. Flaubert was criticized for portraying French women as scandalous and immoral. There are certain examples throughout the novel that exemplify Flaubert’s style as ludicrous and scandalous. He ventures deeper into certain sexual relations that occur between Emma, Madame Bovary, and her lovers. More importantly, he seems to glorify adultery and disgrace marriage.

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Madame Bovary Adulteries of a Provincial Wife

Adventures of Mr Thake, The (R)    | J.B. Morton   0 series . 3 episode(s)
Leslie Phillips reads the letters, out of print since the 1930s, sent to JB Morton’s columnist Beachcomber from the calamitous travels abroad of fictional upper-class twit, Oswald Bletisloe Hattersley Thake. In 1924 the writer J.B. Morton adopted the name ‘Beachcomber’ and began a humorous column in the Daily Express which was to run for over 50 years. Reading about the odd lives of Beachcomber’s characters – whether they were nonsensical, puritanical, pompous or simply insane – became part of the ritual of breakfast throughout the land. A typical example of Beachcomber’s gift for creating what G.K. Chesterton described as “a huge thunderous wind of elemental and essential laughter,” is Mr Thake. Described affectionately as “a caricature of his nation” here we have the fascinating spectacle of a Wooster with no Jeeves to rescue him. Whether he is losing his heart to young gold diggers on board the S.S. Lutetia while losing his hat overboard and wondering whether to stop the ship, or being fleeced in the nightclubs of Paris, Thake never quite understands what is happening to him – or why…

Aeneid, The    | Virgil   0 series . 2 episode(s)

The Aeneid. By Virgil. Aeneas is a faithful husband, a loving father, and a devoted son. He’s a good soldier too, and when the city of Troy is threatened, all he wants to do is to defend his home. For ten long years he fights against the invading Greeks. Then one day the ghost of a long-dead comrade appears to him on the battlefield, telling him to stop fighting and run. The future of the Trojan people lies elsewhere, and if Aeneas is to lead them, he must survive. So, with his frail father on his back, and his son in his arms, Aeneas abandons Troy and sets out on his quest. Caught between love, duty and fate, he’ll travel across storm-tossed oceans, have a passionate but doomed affair, and suffer terrible personal loss, as he ventures to the very depths of Hell to discover his glorious destiny.

All available s by this author / writer:
Oresteia, The Last Days of Troy, The Dido, Queen of Carthage Greek and Roman Drama Collection Aeneid, The

African Queen, The    | C.S. Forester   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Set in 1915, Rose Sayer’s work as a missionary comes to an abrupt end when the village she and her brother, Reverend Samuel Sayer, live in is invaded by the German army. Samuel dies of fever and Rose blames the ungodly Germans for having ground him down and frightened off the entire village. Patriotically, but naively, Rose conceives of blowing up a German warship thus helping the war effort. She convinces cowardly Cockney Charlie Allnut to lend his rickety steam-powered boat, The African Queen, for the cause. He has offered to give Rose a lift in his boat to get away from the village and the Germans, so reluctantly goes along with her plan. If they manage to survive German attacks, rapids, malaria and mechanical mishaps will they be able to survive each other? The novel, The African Queen by C.S. Forester, was of course the basis for the highly popular Hollywood movie of the same name. Paul Mendelson’s dramatisation goes back to the novel re-instating Forester’s original ending and giving Charlie his Cockney identity back!

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Plain Murder African Queen, The

After the Accident    | Julian Armitstead   0 series . 1 episode(s)

A couple’s young daughter is killed in a head-on car crash. Four years later the parents summon the courage to meet the young lad responsible.


Against the Grain    | Charlotte Greig   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Gemma, a promising young journalist, is sent to interview former restaurateur, Milo Markhov, whose glossy new cookery book, Against the Grain, is the latest publishing sensation. Milo has retired to the Perigord where he spends his time preparing experimental dishes in his search for the most pleasurable taste sensations. Gemma’s disturbing experiences at the house of the reclusive chef lead her to contemplate a whole new way life.


Against the Wind     | Shirley Gee   0 series . 1 episode(s)

International Playhouse. The story of Hannah Snell, an 18th century hero, who, dressed as a man, joined the marines in a vain attempt to trace her missing husband. After gallantly serving in action for seven years, she was discharged. Penniless, she toured the country recounting her story until her graphic descriptions of the brutal butchery of war became unacceptable to the authorities.


Age Gap    | Peter Tinniswood   0 series . 1 episode(s)

So what is age? It is the individual’s private horror – personal, merciless, relentless…and sublimely comic. Peter Tinniswood’s dark comedy portrayal of two women thrown together in a rest home.

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Peter Tinniswood Colection Mr. Reliable Verona a Conspiracy of Parrots Governor’s Consort, The Uncle Mort Anton in Eastbourne Age Gap

Age of Innocence, The    | Edith Wharton   1 series . 6 episode(s)

Newland Archer, gentleman lawyer and heir to one of New York City’s best families, is happily anticipating a highly desirable marriage to the sheltered and beautiful May Welland. Yet he finds reason to doubt his choice of bride after the appearance of Countess Ellen Olenska, May’s exotic, beautiful thirty-year-old cousin, who has been living in Europe. Ellen has returned to New York after scandalously separating herself (per rumor) from a bad marriage to a Polish Count. At first, Ellen’s arrival and its potential taint to his bride’s family disturbs him, but he becomes intrigued by the worldly Ellen who flouts New York society’s fastidious rules. As Newland’s admiration for the countess grows, so does his doubt about marrying May, a perfect product of Old New York society; his match with May no longer seems the ideal fate he had imagined.

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Custom of the Country, The Ethan Frome Female Ghost, The Madame de Treymes Age of Innocence, The

Agnes Grey    | Anne Bronte   0 series . 1 episode(s)

A young woman causes dismay by earning her own living as a governess. Dramatisation of Anne Bronte’s tale, with Poppy Miller.


Air Gap, The    | Steve Waters   0 series . 1 episode(s)
“Hypothetical question: if you had free rein over classified networks for long periods of time, say 8-9 months, and you saw incredible things, awful things, things that belonged in the public domain, not on some server stored in a dark room in Washington DC, what would you do?” – Bradley Manning, from an unverified chat log with a hacker. “Air gap” is the term for the separation between the civilian internet and the military and diplomatic computer network. In April 2010 this air gap was breached, leading to the biggest information leak in history.
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Contingency Plan, The Bretton Woods Air Gap, The

Air-Force One    | Christopher Lee   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Martin Jarvis directs a stellar American cast, headed by Stacy Keach, Glenne Headly, Susan Sullivan, Steven Weber – and introduced by Josh Stamberg – in Christopher Lee’s extraordinary new play. Fifty years ago, on November 22nd, 1963, President John F Kennedy was assassinated by a sniper while riding in an open-topped limousine in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. What happened immediately after the assassination? Theories explored in Lee’s riveting drama are based on Federal, classified and academic research, diaries and recollections, and statements by Mrs Kennedy – a mix of substantiated and contested documentation. He focuses, first, on the hospital mortuary, and then aboard Air Force One where former Vice President Lyndon B Johnson insists that Judge Sarah Hughes conducts the ‘swearing-in’ before take-off. Also present in the overcrowded aircraft is Kennedy’s widow, Jackie, in a state of shock, still covered in blood. The play becomes a tense thriller as surprising events occur on board.

Related titles:
American Rose, An Voyage

Airswimming    | Charlotte Jones   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Charlotte Jones ‘s uplifting comedy of friendship, fantasy and freedom.

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Talking to Strangers Mia and Maia In the Absence of Geoff Diva in Me, The American Rose, An Mary Something Takes the Veil What Would Elizabeth Bennet Do
Wild Things Humble Boy Dollys Mexican Wave Airswimming

Alan and Jeans Incredible Journey    | Ian Kershaw   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Poignant comedy drama by Ian Kershaw. Alan and Jean Warburton are on vacation, but this is no ordinary holiday. They are spending it in their bedroom.

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Raft to Bondi Alan and Jeans Incredible Journey

Albert Speer’s Walk Around the World    | Michael Butt   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Patrick Malahide stars as Albert Speer or Prisoner Number Five, as he was known throughout his twenty years in Spandau Prison. Michael Butt’s play takes us on the imaginary journeys Speer devised to engage his mind and keep him from despair. A sympathetic American guard orders him travel books from the library and he plots his routes methodically. But he can’t escape from the demons of guilt about Nazi war crimes. Sometimes the scenes he witnesses on his trips are exhilarating; sometimes the people are seductive but sometimes he is glad to be disturbed by the prison guard yelling for him to get back into his tiny cell where he is forbidden to look out of the window. Of the other six inmates, he is closest to Rudolf Hess (Jack Klaff) who he sees as vulnerable and wants to protect, whereas Admiral Karl Donitz (Nicholas Woodeson) constantly baits him and tries to pull rank with him. Donitz can’t forgive Speer for his admission of guilt at the Nuremberg Trials. Speer was Hitler’s chief architect and his very efficient Minister for Armaments and War Production. In prison, he is rigorously self-disciplined and sets himself a tough regimen. Prison rules are strict but even as they relax and prisoners start to talk to each other, Speer keeps aloof. To distract himself nine years into his sentence, he designs and creates a garden in the spacious yard of Spandau and is particularly fond of his rockery and flowers. As an architect, he enjoys working out how the great buildings he visits were created and planning his routes so that he when he sets off, he will see and hear and meet the people he has carefully researched. However thoughts come unbidden and there is one judgemental voice in his head that travels everywhere with him.

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Filthy Rich Ambiguous Loss – 477 Days Chronicles of Ait Medical Detectives Michael Butt Collection Albert Speer’s Walk Around the World

Alesta’s Hill    | Cherry Cookson   1 series . 1 episode(s)

A young couple, David and Anna, have been left a cottage in the countryside. To get to the cottage they must drive up the sinister Alesta’s Hill.

This recording is from 1978 and not a digital recording.


Alexander     | David Wade   1 series . 6 episode(s)

Alexander follows the life of Alexander the Great, the Macedonian king that united all ancient Greek tribes and led them against the vast Persian Empire. Alexander conquered most of the then known world and created a Greek empire that spanned all the way from the Balkans to India.

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Power of Attorney Alexander

Alice in Wonderland    | Lewis Carroll    0 series . 2 episode(s)

A girl named Alice is bored while on a picnic with her older sister. She finds interest in a passing rabbit , dressed in a waistcoat and muttering “I’m late!”, whom she follows down a rabbit-hole, floating down into a dream underworld. As she attempts to follow the rabbit, she has several adventures.

Related titles:
Alice Through the Looking Glass
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Hunting of the Snark, The Alice In Wonderland Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice Through the Looking Glass (R)     | Lewis Carroll    0 series . 1 episode(s)

Alan Bennett reads Lewis Carroll’s endearingly popular story Alice sees another world in the looking glass and wishes she could go there – but when her wish comes true she embarks on a game of chess like she’s never known before! Her aim is to become Queen of the Chess Board, and in order to achieve it she takes counsel from Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty, the Lion and the Unicorn and a very helpful gnat.

Related titles:
Alice In Wonderland
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Hunting of the Snark, The Alice In Wonderland Alice Through the Looking Glass

Aliens from Cyberspace    | Gary Ogin   0 series . 1 episode(s)

A comedy inspired by incredible – and totally untrue – events. Set in the glamorous world of Hollywood, it deals with the possibilities that the Internet now offers in helping people find true love. But have you ever wondered who you were chatting to? Or which planet they might be from?

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Dangers of Self Hypnosis, The How to be a More Interesting Person Malingerer’s Manual, The Shy Baby Aliens from Cyberspace

Aliyah    | Becky Prestwich   0 series . 1 episode(s)

When her son becomes increasingly obsessed with Judaism and disappears, Rosa, a die-hard atheist is forced to make a journey to Jerusalem. Her elderly father, David travels with her. They eventually make their way to the Meah She’arim district, the largest Haredim community in Israel, an Orthodox enclave, founded in the 19th Century. There is a clash of cultures which brings things to a head in Rosa’s own family relationships with her father and her son. An affecting drama about three generations of a family and faith.


All Passion Spent    | Vita Sackville-West   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Adaptation of the 1931 novel by Vita Sackville-West about an old widow who defies her children to embark on an independent life after her husband dies.


All Quiet on the Western Front    | Erich Maria Remarque    0 series . 1 episode(s)

Considered one of the greatest war novels of all time, it is the haunting, comic, lyrical and desperate story of a group of young German soldiers enduring and coming to terms with the realities of the First World War.

Dramatised by Dave Sheasby.

Also by Dave Sheasby:
Month in the Country, A Incident at Boulonvilliers Amazing Ratman Story, The Slaughterhouse 5 Street and Lane All Quiet on the Western Front Dave Sheasby Collection

Almost Blue    | Carlo Lucarelli   0 series . 3 episode(s)

Simon is a blind man with synaesthesia, a condition which enables him to hear sounds in colour. A keen radio hack, he spends his days listening into other people’s business. Two voices set him on a trail which takes him out of the security of his room into the outside world.

Dramatised by Judith Adams


Alone in Berlin    | Hans Fallada    0 series . 2 episode(s)

Primo Levi’s declaration that Alone in Berlin is “the greatest book ever written about German resistance to the Nazis” is bold and unequivocal. English readers have had to wait 60 years to explore the 1947 novel in which Otto Quangel, a factory foreman and his wife Anna believe themselves morally obliged to take on the full might of the Nazis. When their son is killed “for Fuhrer and Fatherland”, the Quangels begin to write anonymous postcards, denouncing the war and the regime, and leave them on the stairwells of public buildings in Berlin. Over two years, the cards become their life. Trapped through a trivial mistake, by their nemesis, Inspector Escherich of the Gestapo they are put on trial for their lives, but find a strange freedom in a mocking defiance and then in a terrible silence. Alone in Berlin is a grim but heroic story told with laconic determination by a man who lived through the war in Berlin. It is about the quiet moral triumph of a seemingly inconsequential couple – it points to a courage which lay in the hearts of most true Germans, if only angst and overwhelming fear hadn’t been allowed to gain the upper hand.


Alone Together    | Neil McKay   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Poet, priest, birdwatcher, scourge of the English, the ogre of Wales…Who was R.S.Thomas, and why did his artist wife Elsi settle for a life of obscurity in increasingly remote Welsh parishes? A portrait of a curious marriage which captures that essence of all marriages – a sense of shared space but separate lives. Thomas was an unpublished poet when he met Elsi Eldridge, but she already had the makings of a successful artist. After winning the Royal College of Art’s Prix de Rome scholarship and selling several paintings at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, she abandoned this to retreat with him to a small cottage in a remote part of North Wales.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
RIP Boy Saudi Prince and the Pauper, The Alone Together

Alpha    | Mike Walker   0 series . 1 episode(s)

A computer so all-knowing that it seems to have an independent life of its own. Chilling award-winning drama.

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Omega Caesar Avoid London – Area Closed Plantagenet Dickens Confidential Home Front Russian Gambler, The
Beyond Endurance Darger and the Detective Spitfire Veldt, The Landfall City Killing, A Gun Goes to Hollywood, The
Gun, The Killing, A Fearless Doing Time the Last Ballad of Reading Gaol Mrs Pickwick’s Papers Scumdog Millionaires 2025
Biggest Secret, The Beyond the Borders Mike Walker Collection TITLE TITLE TITLE TITLE

Amadeus    | Peter Shaffer   0 series . 8 episode(s)

An adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s play starring F Murray Abraham as Salieri. Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play combines fiction and history to detail the final years of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Antonio Salieri, an older composer, propelled by jealousy, plots the tragic downfall of his brilliant rival.


Amazing Grace    | Michelle Lipton   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Inspired by a true story. When Grace’s Sudanese village is attacked, she scoops up her children – two year old in her arms, nine year old holding her hand and the 10 year old twins running behind – and they flee, running for their lives. Thankfully safety is within reach, and a truck full of displaced villagers lets her on board. She loads her two daughters on to the truck and turns to lift the boys up. But they aren’t there – they’re gone. And the truck must go. Grace must make any parent’s most feared decision. A choice that is no choice – to save the children she has with her or abandon them to look for the two who are left behind. This is the story of Grace – now living in the UK – and her battle to find and bring back her missing children.


Amazing Maurice, The    | Terry Pratchett   0 series . 2 episode(s)

When Maurice the cat meets the stupid-looking kid with the pipe, the possibilities of his relationship with the educated rats suddenly makes up for the fact that he can no longer think of them as lunch, after all, everyone knows the stories of rats and pipers… but when they reach the town of Bad Blintz, the scam falls apart as they confront something seriously evil.

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Guards! Guards! Heart of Hark’un Johnny and the Dead Mort Nation Night Watch Only You Can Save Mankind
Small Gods Truckers Wee Free Men, The Wyrd Sisters Good Omens Amazing Maurice, The

Amazing Ratman Story, The    | Dave Sheasby   0 series . 1 episode(s)

An old man has a tale to tell about a piper, a mare and a town plagued with rats, but does it make good television?

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Month in the Country, A Incident at Boulonvilliers Amazing Ratman Story, The Slaughterhouse 5 Street and Lane All Quiet on the Western Front Dave Sheasby Collection

Amazonia    | Garry Lyons   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Years before he found fame with ‘Swallows and Amazons’, Arthur Ransome was swept up in the dramatic events of the Russian Revolution, living a dangerous double life as a journalist and agent for both the Bolsheviks and the Foreign Office. War, revolution, espionage and romance feature in this biographical portrait of one of our best-loved children’s authors.

Swallows and Amazons can be found here.


Ambassadors, The    | Henry James   0 series . 2 episode(s)

The original American in Paris. This dark comedy, seen as one of the masterpieces of James’s final period, has all the elements of great writing, brilliant plot and gorgeous setting: An Edwardian gentleman from the States arrives in seedy and sophisticated Paris to rescue his wayward future step son. But his innocent American background has not prepared him for such seduction…


Ambushed by Time    | Kaite O’Reilly   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Each morning when Katrin confronts the mirror she finds herself aged 20 years overnight, while Sarah’s husband Joe stands at his front door not knowing whether he’s on his way out or coming home. The damage to their memories is acute, but it is only the first stage of the devastation that’s to follow.


American Rose, An    | Charlotte Jones   0 series . 1 episode(s)
The Kennedys were the most famous family in America when Joseph became American Ambassador in London. But daughter Rosemary’s behaviour began to cause the family increasing concern. Award winning writer Charlotte Jones’ play is inspired by the lives of two of JFK’s sisters, ‘Rosemary’ Kennedy, who died in 2005, but underwent a prefrontal lobotomy aged 23 and Kathleen ‘Kick’ Kennedy who married the heir to the Duke of Devonshire.
Related titles:
Air-Force One Voyage
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Talking to Strangers Dollys Mexican Wave Mia and Maia In the Absence of Geoff Diva in Me, The Mary Something Takes the Veil What Would Elizabeth Bennet Do
Wild Things Humble Boy Airswimming American Rose, An

American Senator, The    | Anthony Trollope   0 series . 3 episode(s)
Arabella is determined to keep her engagement to John Morton a secret. Perhaps, there is a more exciting and wealthy husband she might be able to catch. In this little known tale, Anthony Trollope never allows The American Senator’s attitude to get in the way of plot -and his ability to weave story strands which arise out of credible motivation, psychology and emotion is as sure as ever.

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Pallisers, The Barchester Chronicles, The Miss Mackenzie Orley Farm Eustace Diamonds, The American Senator, The

American Werewolf in London, An    | John Landis   0 series . 1 episode(s)

How does a werewolf get onto the Yorkshire Moors? Why do the citizens of a remote village allow two American backpackers to walk to their doom? What is it like to be Undead? John Landis’ 1981 movie remains an unforgettable cinema experience. In this expanded version some twenty minutes of new story has been added, leading up to the violent and emotional climax on the streets of London. Reprising their roles from the movie, Jenny Agutter, Brian Glover and John Woodvine are reunited in this audio movie.


Amorous Ghost, The    | Enid Bagnold   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Mr Templeman’s wife is away, but it seems someone is sleeping in her nightgowns.

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National Velvet Chalk Garden, The Amorous Ghost, The

Ancient Greek    | Oliver Emanuel   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Sony nominated writer, Oliver Emanuel’s sharp contemporary drama about a sixth-former who decides to take a stand. Since Christmas, strange words have been appearing all over the school – on the walls of the maths department, across the windows of the gym, scratched into the deputy head’s Mondeo. A protest of sorts it would seem. Apparently written in Ancient Greek. On the last day of school, Alex King walks into Head’s office and admits that the work is all his. He’s one of the brightest students in the school. And now he wants his chance to speak.

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Elvis In Prestwick History of Paper, A Ancient Greek

Ancient Sorceries    | Algernon Henry Blackwood   0 series . 4 episode(s)
Timid commuter Arthur Vezin is struck by how the people of a sleepy French village resemble cats, both in looks and behaviour.

And Another Thing…     | Eoin Colfer  0 series . 1 episode(s)

“Douglas Adams is reborn in Eoin Colfer’s masterful prose” An Englishman’s continuing search through space and time for a decent cup of tea . . . Arthur Dent’s accidental association with that wholly remarkable book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has travelled the length, breadth and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forwards and backwards through time. He has been blown up, reassembled, cruelly imprisoned, horribly released and colourfully insulted more than is strictly necessary. And, of course, he has comprehensively failed to grasp the meaning of life, the universe and everything. Arthur has, though, finally made it home to Earth. But that does not mean he has escaped his fate. For Arthur’s chances of getting his hands on a decent cuppa are evaporating along with the world’s oceans. Because no sooner has he arrived than he finds out that Earth is about to be blown up . . . again.

And Another Thing . by Eoin Colfer is the rather unexpected, but very welcome, sixth instalment of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy. It features a pantheon of unemployed gods, everyone’s favourite renegade Galactic President, a love struck green alien, an irritating computer and at least one very large slab of cheese.

Also by Douglas Adams:
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, The Salmon of Doubt, The

And So Say All of Us…    | Dan Rebellato, Duncan Macmillan and Linda McLean   0 series . 1 episode(s)

DIY and politics. A comedy about the complexity and absurdity of modern life, from three award winning writers. A couple start dismantling their house; next door a pregnant woman refuses to give birth. Around them, the political process grinds to a halt on polling day when no-one votes. Fran and Eddy decide they need a change, so they rip out their kitchen, then start taking their house apart. Next door, Neil and Clare are waiting for the arrival of their first baby. And waiting. Then Clare reveals that she isn’t ready to give birth yet. Fran wants the walls taken down. As these small domestic worlds shift, the bigger picture is changing too. On polling day, nobody turns up to vote. In a record breaking election, the government is left in power by default and the political process in disarray. What happens when Fran and Eddy take the windows and doors out? Does Clare ever have her baby? And who will stand as Prime Minister for the newly formed cross-party Unity Party? A fierce, funny play about making up your mind.

Also by Dan Rebellato:
Negative Signs of Progress Erskine May
Also by Duncan Macmillan:
I Wish to Apologise for My Part in the Apocalypse

Andy Warhol’s Wig    | David Lemon   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Thomas, a young artist obsessed with the 60s, goes on an eventful road trip with his maverick artist hero.


Angel at My Table, An    | Janet Frame   0 series . 2 episode(s)

The autobiography of Janet Frame, dramatised for radio by Anita Sullivan. Frame was New Zealand’s best known but least public writer. The author of 12 novels, four story collections, one book of poetry and three volumes of autobiography, even at the height of her success Frame shunned publicity – which had the effect of making the media and her readership even more intrusively interested. It was the issue of her mental health which generated the most conjecture.


Angel Pavement    | J.B. Priestley   0 series . 2 episode(s)

Dramatised by Martin Jameson Twigg and Dersingham, Purveyors of Fine Veneers, has been a successful family firm in the City for three generations. But now, in the depression of 1930, it can no longer cover its costs and the owner, young Mr Dersingham, is looking for cuts. Then James Golspie arrives with a proposition. He has the sole agency for some excellent Baltic veneers at extraordinary prices and, despite the caution of the company accountant Mr Smeeth, an agreement is reached. But is Smeeth right? Is Golspie everything he seems?

All available titles by this author / playwright:
Inspector Calls, An Blackout in Gretley Postscripts Bright Day Salt is Leaving J.B. Priestley Collection Angel Pavement

Angela – 7 Days to Save Europe    | Hugh Costello   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Following the nominations for France’s Presidential elections, Europe’s political mainstream has been rocked by the rising popularity of Marine Le Pen’s far right, Front National. Hugh Costello’s play imagines a political pact forged between French Republicans and Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, aimed at limiting Le Pen’s ascendency and preserving the European Union. But as with all pacts there is more politicking than there first appears. Whilst preservation of the Union is high on the agenda, it’s the survival of Angela Merkel in Germany’s forthcoming elections which is the real goal of our key player, Heike Menzel.


All available titles by this author / playwright:
Conclave My Dear Children of the Whole World Some Secluded Glade Forgetting Curve, The Crossing, The Angela – 7 Days to Save Europe

Angelophany    | Miles Gibson   0 series . 1 episode(s)

A parish priest discovers a vagrant sleeping in his church but when confronted the homeless man claims to be an angel and continues to tell the priest a few home truths.


Animal Farm    | George Orwell   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Wellington leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges. “Animal Farm” – the history of a revolution that went wrong – is George Orwell’s brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power.

Related titles:
Writing on Wigan Pier
All available titles by this author / playwright:
Clergyman’s Daughter, A Down and Out In Paris and London Nineteen Eighty- Four Keep the Aspidistra Flying Animal Farm

Anita and Me    | Meera Sya   0 series . 2 episode(s)

Meera Syal’s novel about 12-year-old Meena, growing up in the Black Country in the 1970s.


Anna Karenina    | Leo Tolstoy   0 series . 4 episode(s)

Faith is challenged, bonds are broken, love dies and is reborn. Originally published in serial form between 1873 and 1877, the novel is set in the glamorous world of the aristocracy in nineteenth century Russia. It is the tale of a woman who is asked to help save a struggling marriage. When she arrives to help her sister’s family, Anna Karenina, a respectable married woman, is introduced to a web of intrigue, passion, and transgression. One of Tolstoy’s most famous works, Anna Karenina is a dramatic chronicling of the life of a family as it comes together, falls apart, and as its members discover and redefine themselves.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
War and Peace Resurrection Anna Karenina

Anna of the Five Towns    | Arnold Bennett   0 series . 21 episode(s)

Arnold Bennett’s powerful story of love, tyranny and rebellion set against the vitality and harshness of life in the Staffordshire Potteries in the late nineteenth century, dramatised by Helen Edmundson. Brought up in the repressive tradition of Methodism by her miserly father, Anna Tellwright dreams of independence and freedom. On coming of age she learns that she is to inherit a fortune and realises that she is loved by the charismatic Henry Mynors. But with the money comes responsibility and a growing bond with one of her tenants William Price.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
Card, The Grand Babylon Hotel, The Anna of the Five Towns

Annabel     | Kathleen Winter   0 series . 1 episode(s)

In 1968, a mysterious child is born into the bleakly beautiful environment of remote coastal Labrador: a baby with both male and female sex organs.


Annals of the Parish (R)    | John Galt   0 series . 1 episode(s)

John Galt’s masterpiece of small-town Scottish life, written in 1821. Reverend Micah Balwhidder settles in his study to pen an account of his fifty year ministry in the parish of Dalmailing. Balwhidder’s appointment in 1760 tears the community apart as the young minister is placed in his post by an absentee landowner – inciting the rage of the parishioners.


Annapurna    | Jod Mitchell   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Tension mounts as an English couple make their way across a treacherous Himalayan mountain range. Meanwhile, a mysterious Nepali is stalking them, getting closer by the day.


Anne of Green Gables    | L.M. Montgomery    1 series . 5 episode(s)

Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. they are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables – but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts’ affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter. It’s not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it becomes impossible for the Cuthberts to imagine life without ‘their’ Anne – and for the people of Avonlea to recall what it was like before this wildly creative little girl whirled into town.


Another Life    | Nicholas Gleaves   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Two strangers bump into each other in the bread aisle of the local supermarket. It’s a meeting that will mark both their lives in unexpected places and unexpected ways. Both are currently following the map of their lives, Glenn makes marble kitchen tops and is married to Claire, surrounded by the monotonous demands of family life, and Suzanne is married to psychotherapist Guy who is definitely ‘on the verge’. The encounter with an attractive stranger releases butterflies in your belly. That attractive stranger is now talking to you and you just can’t stop yourself from imagining what their life’s like – how their life could revitalise yours and how your new life together would be the answer to all your questions. It just so happens that this stranger’s inventing a version of your life too. Fast forward ten years and they are reminded of what could have been in ‘Another Life’.


Another Shakespeare    | Martyn Wade   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Another Shakespeare. Comedy by Martyn Wade, based on the real-life story of an 18th-century forger. In order to convince his father that he has great literary skills, the forger provides him with a number of Shakespearean documents, including an exciting new and undiscovered play.

Related titles:
Mrs Shakespeare Late Mr Shakespeare, The 1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear Shakespeare a la Carte Play for the Heart, A: The Death of Shakespeare Shakespeare Henry at Agincourt Shakespeare’s Fire

Shakespeare’s Local…(Pub) Shakespeare’s London Shakespeare’s Restless World Shakespeare’s Vortigern and Rowena Wolf in the Water, The Wyrd Sisters Collection: Authors – William Shakespeare
All available titles by this author / playwright:
Singles and Doublets Stepniak Dogged Persistence Moerans Last Symphony Home of Their Own, A Hide the Moon Goodnight to Flamboro’
Hermit Lucas Another Shakespeare

Anton in Eastbourne    | Peter Tinniswood   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Anton goes to stay at the Majestic Hotel and encounters Miss Mansfield.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
Peter Tinniswood Colection Mr. Reliable Verona a Conspiracy of Parrots Governor’s Consort, The Uncle Mort Age Gap Anton in Eastbourne

Aonach Hourn    | James Payne   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Cormick lost his daughter eight years ago in an avalanche that struck the remote Highlands village of Rosscoille. But now he makes an impossible discovery – one of the missing has returned.


Apollo 21    | Nick Mohammed   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Recorded at Bedford University. Forty years after man first landed on the moon, the surviving astronauts tell us what it was like to be part of the moon mission.


All available titles by this author / playwright:
Detective Sergeant Nick Mohammed Apollo 21

Appeal, The    | Matthew Solon   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Fatima is an Somalian immigrant and is appealing a court decision to send her back to Somalia. Does she have sufficient grounds to be allowed to remain in England or should she be returned to Somalia. This dramatisation of an asylum appeal courts proceeding and is both enlightening and thought provoking.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
How to Make Your First Billion Five Days in May Bid, The Man Who Came Back, The Appeal, The

Apostle of Light- Louis Braille    | John Pilkington   0 series . 1 episode(s)

The life of Louis Braille, who was determined that he and the other blind children at their Parisian institution should cease to be social outcasts. The task of finding a form of writing easily comprehensible to the blind falls to young Louis, from Braille.


Apple Orchard, The    | Pete Brown   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Symbolically and nutritionally, the apple has played a significant role in human life for millennia. From its origins in Kazakhstan, its spread along the old spice roads and into mythology, it is now an all-year round supermarket staple. In this abridgement of his new book, Pete Brown follows the cycle of an orchard’s year to illuminate the hand-in-hand-history of humanity and our most familiar fruit. Along the way, he turns his hand to the three most labour-intensive jobs in the orchard: grafting, picking and pruning.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
Shakespeare’s Local…(Pub) Apple Orchard, The

Armadale    | Wilkie Collins   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Dramatisation by Robin Brooks of the 1866 mystery novel by Wilkie Collins. The machinations of the flame-haired temptress Lydia Gwilt are derailed by the workings of fate and her own lusts and longings.By unexpectedly inheriting a substantial estate in Norfolk, callow Allan Armadale comes to the attention of the beautiful and dangerous fortune hunter Lydia Gwilt. She plans to seduce and marry him, but there are obstacles in her way in the shape of Allan’s pretty young neighbour and his mysterious friend Midwinter.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
Who Killed Zebedee Haunted – Stories of the Supernatural Moonstone, The No Name Woman in White, The Armadale

Arms and the Man    | George Bernard Shaw   0 series . 1 episode(s)

It is 1885, and there is trouble in the Balkans. The Serbians and the Bulgarians are at war. Raina Petkoff is convinced her fiancé, Major Sergius Saranoff, will glorify himself in the war and become her hero – but after a dramatic encounter with a down-to-earth Serbian officer who hides in her room, she is brought face to face with the mundane truth about the conflict rather than its glories. The ideals and realities of war, hypocrisy and nationalism are all entertainingly explored in this rare romantic comedy by one of our most acerbic writers.

There are 2 versions of this :

v1 produced by John Tydeman and starring Andrew Sachs from 1984. 1 episode.

v2 adapted by David Timpson and starring Rory Kinear from 2010. 1 episode.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
Pygmalion Candida Devil’s Disciple, The Widowers’ Houses You Never Can Tell Arms and the Man

Aromatherapy    | Ed Harris   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Robert returns from holiday in Thailand in crippling pain from an illness with a very unusual cure.


Around the World in Eighty Days    | Jules Verne Shaw   0 series . 4 episode(s)

Around The World In Eighty Days. Phileas Fogg’s new valet, Passepartout, is hoping for a quiet life. Jules Verne’s classic adventure, starring Leslie Phillips.


Arsenic and Old Lace.    | Joseph Kesselring   0 series . 1 episode(s)
The Brewster sisters are kind and generous old ladies, so it’s a shock to their nephew Mortimer to discover that they poison lonely old men with arsenic-laced elderberry wine. This recording is from 1971.

Arthur and George (R)    | Julian Barnes   0 series . 2 episode(s)

The true story of how the creator of one of literature’s most enduring fictional detectives became the champion of a young solicitor who was the victim of an appalling miscarriage of justice. Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle encounters a vulnerable solicitor. Clive Merrison reads the 2005 Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel.

Related titles:
Arthur Conan Doyle – A Life in Letters Conan Doyle and the Edalji Case Playing With Fire Conan Doyle’s Strangest Case Conan Doyle Investigates Sherlock Holmes Collection Arthur and George

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Love etc

Arthur the King    | Various Writers   1 series . 7 episode(s)

Arthur the King is based on the familiar legends of King Arthur and his mystical kingdom of Camelot. The first episode introduces us to perhaps the most well known figure in the court: Merlin. Young low-born Merlin possesses magical talent, which must be kept secret since such powers are treasonous in the court of King Uther. In order to allow Merlin to secretly improve his talents, Merlin’s loving mother sends him to live with the court physician Gaius, who is one of the few trusted individuals aware of Merlin’s growing magical abilities. Once at court, Merlin becomes the trusted friend of the young heir to the throne, Prince Arthur. A further six episodes focus on the other favorite characters; Tristram, Gareth, Lancelot, Galahad, Guenever and finally Arthur.


Related titles:
Once and Future King, The Merlin and Arthur On The Way to Glastonbury From Deptford High Street (Not forgetting whatserface)

Artillery Terrace Hot Five Stomp Again, The    | David Luck   0 series . 1 episode(s)

Arthur Scoley wants to bring a happy memory to his not well Grandad. He would love to hear the Hot Five play one more time, but getting them back together after such a long time, is both difficult and amusing.


As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning    | Laurie Lee   0 series . 1 episode(s)

A special adaptation of Lee’s celebrated journey from his Cotswolds home to southern Spain in the mid-1930s. The 19-year-old Laurie sets out on the open road with a vague idea of reaching London and his American girlfriend.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
Cider With Rosie Village Christmas As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

Asha’s World    | Bettina Gracias   0 series . 1 episode(s)
Confusion reigns in a tale of mistaken identities, when Asha’s friend impersonates her on a blind date.
All available titles by this author / playwright:
My Name is Iqbal Masih Jallebies and Tea Asha’s World

Ashenden, Gentleman    | Somerset Maugham   1 series . 5 episode(s)

Series of espionage adventures based on characters and situations encountered by Somerset Maugham during the First World War.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
Painted Veil, The Ashenden, Gentleman

At the Mountains of Madness    | H.P. Lovecraft    1 series . 5 episode(s)

H.P. Lovecraft’s tale of terror read by Richard Coyle, set high in the Antarctic. Geologist William Dyer, a professor from Miskatonic University, writes to disclose hitherto unknown and closely kept secrets in the hope that he can deter a planned and much publicised scientific expedition to Antarctica. On a previous expedition there, a party of scholars from Miskatonic University, led by Dyer, discovered fantastic and horrific ruins and a dangerous secret beyond a range of mountains higher than the Himalayas.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
Shadow Over Innsmouth, The At the Mountains of Madness

Attlee Confidential    | Charles Wheeler    0 series . 1 episode(s)

An insight into the workings of the post war Labour Governments of Clement Attlee. Journalist and broadcaster Charles Wheeler, together with a star cast, re-create the mood of those often highly divided Cabinet meetings, using the original notebooks of the then cabinet secretary Norman Brook.


Atching Tan    | Dan Allum   0 series . 2 episode(s)

Lovvie Arkley is torn. Does she marry childhood sweetheart Nelius and live a traditional, yet isolated Traveller life? Or does she renounce her culture to pursue a career in the outside ‘Gorgia’ world? Drama teacher John threatens to tip the balance. Recorded on location on a Traveller site, with all Traveller parts cast from the Traveller community.


Au Pairs    | David and Caroline Stafford    0 series . 1 episode(s)

Comedy by David and Caroline Stafford about manners, morals, accidental chaos and heavy-duty childcare. The story follows the fortunes of two au pairs, Alvy from Ireland and Dorkia from Hungary, who bond over their mutual condemnation of modern parenting.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
Hancock’s Ashes Year They Invented Sex, The Day the Planes Came Feminine Forever

August Birthdays    | Frances Byrnes    0 series . 1 episode(s)

On Katherine’s 39th birthday, she walks the streets where she grew up and is drawn back to an earlier and more eventful birthday.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
Unchoreographed World, An Is Your Love Better Than Life Just Dance White Snow

Austerlitz    | W.G. Sebald   0 series . 1 episode(s)

W G Sebald’s masterpiece novel about remembering the Holocaust, in this dramatisation for radio by Michael Butt. The narrator meets a quiet stranger in the Antwerp station cafe and he begins to confide an unsettling story of vanished identity – which travels through 1930s Czechosolovakia, the Kindertransport of Jewish children to Britain and adoption in Wales. Sebald came to prominence in the 1990s as an acclaimed German writer, living in Britain, whose novels tackled many aspects of Germany’s confrontation with its traumatic wartime past. He died in 2001 at the height of his critical appreciation.


Avoid London – Area Closed    | Mike Walker    0 series . 1 episode(s)

Focusing on how a family coped with the real and terrible events of 7/7 and how they set about rebuilding their lives.

All available titles by this author / playwright:
Omega Caesar Avoid London – Area Closed Plantagenet Dickens Confidential Home Front Russian Gambler, The
Beyond Endurance Darger and the Detective Spitfire Veldt, The Landfall City Killing, A Gun Goes to Hollywood, The
Gun, The Killing, A Fearless Doing Time the Last Ballad of Reading Gaol Mrs Pickwick’s Papers Scumdog Millionaires 2025
Biggest Secret, The Beyond the Borders Mike Walker Collection

Awakening, The    | Kate Chopin   0 series . 1 episode(s)

When it was published in 1899, Kate Chopin’s novel shocked society and divided critics. Respectable, married Edna Pontellier, 28, is away from her home in New Orleans, holidaying on Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico with her husband and children. Teaching her to swim is the debonair young Robert Lebrun, known for forming an attachment with a different woman every summer. Despite warnings from her more conventional friend, Adele, Edna falls incontrovertibly for Robert. When he leaves Louisiana for Mexico, Edna realises she’s been “awakened” and questions everything: her marriage, her position, the society she lives in. But what is left for her? The novel is regarded by many as the first in a new wave of modern American literature.


A-Z of Dr Johnson, The – Boswell’s Life of Johnson    | James Boswell   0 series . 2 episode(s)

Dramatisation by Robin Brooks of James Boswell’s biography of Samuel Johnson, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Johnson’s birth. Johnson was an English writer and critic, and one of the most famous literary figures of the 18th century. His best-known work is his ‘Dictionary of the English Language’.


All available titles by this author / playwright:
Giovanni’s Room A-Z of Dr Johnson, The – Boswell’s Life of Johnson