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Meet everyone's favourite crime-busting ladybird in this collection of four brilliantly funny stories from the bestselling What the Ladybird Heard series, read by Alexander Armstrong – perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime or any time at all! Join in the fun with the clever little ladybird as she thwarts the cunning plans of two greedy thieves, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, time and time again. From a plot to steal the farmer's fine prize cow to a wicked plan to take the Queen's crown jewels, it's up to the tiniest, quietest creature of all to save the day. Featuring a cast of much-loved farmyard and zoo animals, sea creatures and even a magical mermaid, these fantastic rhyming stories from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks are perfect for listening to together. Brought to life for audio by Alexander Armstrong and including the What the Ladybird Heard Song, music and sound effects, The What the Ladybird Heard Adventures is a must-have audio collection. Includes four bestselling stories together on one CD: What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday and What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside.Show more
With a cast of wonderful sea creatures – including a magical mermaid – and plenty of seaside fun, this brilliant rhyming adventure is perfect for listening to in the car, at home, at bedtime – or at any time at all! The clever little ladybird is off on a trip to the seaside, but those two bad men, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, are also back and they're up to their wicked ways again. This time they're planning to steal the mermaid's long, luscious hair and sell it to a famous star . . . luckily, the crime-busting ladybird has another cunning plan to stop the thieves! What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside is a fantastically funny rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. This audio edition is read by Alexander Armstrong and includes a read-along track – perfect for listening to together. Enjoy other What the Ladybird Heard adventures: What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.Show more
All eight episodes of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom about the marketing maestro who puts the 'man' into management John Weak is a high-powered Marketing Director with the morals of a skunk, the skin of a rhino and the brain of a one-celled organism. Randy, devious, sexist and drink-sodden, he spends his time skiving, chasing top totty and trying to keep his demanding boss, Sir Marcus, happy. With the help of his long-suffering PA Hayley and friend Bill Peters ('Director of Long Lunches and Work Avoidance'), Weak manages to stay on top by doing absolutely nothing of use while giving the appearance of adding value to Smokehouse Plc, a company that makes processed food products from ingredients you'd never consider eating individually. In these eight episodes, he battles to roll out an urgent global website, discovers there's nothing legally binding about a legally binding contract, leaves a 'witty' comment on a leaving card that sends panic through Human Resources and designs the perfect company conference using only a video of great sporting moments and 'that fox' from Channel 5 news. Plus, he unveils the feminist text of a chocolate bar ad, solves the meeting room crisis with a spot of seduction and turns Smokehouse green while saving Sir Marcus from an eco-Nazi who insists on paper underwear. Created by bestselling author, humorist and management guru Guy Browning, this hilarious satire of corporate culture stars Alexander Armstrong as John Weak, with Clare Perkins as Hayley, Geoffrey Whitehead as Sir Marcus and Ron Cook as Bill Peters. Produced and directed by Jonquil PantingShow more
A brilliantly funny farmyard adventure, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all! The ladybird said never a word. But the ladybird saw, And the ladybird heard . . . Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But little do they know that the tiniest, quietest creature of all has overhead their plot, and she has a plan of her own . . . What the Ladybird Heard is a fantastically funny story from the stellar partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. With brilliant rhyming verse read by Alexander Armstrong, this much-loved modern classic is perfect story for listening to together. This audio edition of the story features a read-along track and a song for lots of farmyard fun. Enjoy more What the Ladybird Heard Adventures: What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday!Show more
A fantastically funny farmyard adventure, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all! Once upon a farm lived a ladybird, And these are the things that she saw and heard... Those crafty robbers Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are out of jail, and they're heading back to the farm with another cunning plan to cause trouble. They've been stealing eggs from the fat red hen, but now they're setting their sights higher and are planning to steal the fat red hen herself! Fortunately the quiet, clever ladybird is on their trail, and she and her farm animal friends have a plan of their own. Join the cow, the goose, the horse, the sheep, the cat, and everyone's favourite ladybird in this fantastically funny farmyard caper from the stellar partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With slapstick action, animal noises, and a mysterious Snuggly Snerd bird, all read aloud by actor and comedian Alexander Armstrong, What the Ladybird Heard Next is a story you'll come back to time and time again. Enjoy more What the Ladybird Heard adventures: What the Ladybird Heard and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.Show more
Read by Alexander Armstrong, What The Ladybird Heard on Holiday audiobook brings to life a whole host of noisy zoo-animal characters and even a cameo from the Queen. This audiobok also includes a read along track. One fine day, in the middle of May, The ladybird went on holiday. Those two bad men, Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh, are back! They may be in the city instead of the farm, but they haven't changed their thieving ways. In fact, they're even more ambitious. They're planning to steal a monkey from the zoo and use it to pinch the Queen's crown. It's a pity for them that a certain crime-busting ladybird is holidaying in the very same city . . . and she's got a good idea that will ensure the dastardly pair won't get away with it! Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.Show more
There once was a very hungry king Who needed a cook like anything . . . . . . but the king is very fussy; he tries all the cooks in the kingdom, but no one is good enough. Then he spots Wobbly Bob. Maybe Bob can whip up his favourite dinner? But how will Bob be able to cook for the king when he's scared of . . . well, everything?! Discover how the hungry king helps Wobbly Bob face his fears on a cooking adventure across the land and sea. The Cook and the King is a brilliantly funny story from the award-winning picture book duo Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, creators of Tyrannosaurus Drip. With fun rhyming verse and richly detailed illustrations, this is sure to become a firm favourite with children and adults alike. Enjoy more stories from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Tyrannosaurus Drip, Jack and the Flumflum Tree and The Flying Bath.Show more
Penguin presents Happy Families: The Audio Collection by Allan Ahlberg, read by Alexander Armstrong. Families come in all shapes and sizes, big ones, small ones, funny ones and even silly ones. In this first ever audio collection you can discover the story of Mrs Wobble the Waitress, Mr Biff the Boxer, Miss Dirt the Dustman's Daughter and many more of Allan Ahlberg's beloved Happy Families. This audio collection features 11 classic tales brought to life with original music and dazzling sound effects, all read in Alexander Armstrong's unique style. 'Happy Families are the best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' - Children's Rights Workshop.Show more
Milton Jones, Milton Jones - so good, they named him. The most popular living comedian on Radio 4 and officially Britain's funniest Milton is here with the complete three series of his award-wining show that leapt from late night to prime time - a show which co-stars regular guests Alexander Armstrong ('Pointless', 'Armstrong & Miller'), Dave Lamb (the voice of 'Come Dine With Me') and Joanna Scanlan ('The Thick Of It', 'Getting On')No-one knows where he's from - 'As a child, I always remember my father saying to me 'Son, to pay for your education your mother and I had to make a lot of sacrifices.' Because they were both druids.' No-one can predict what he gets up to -'I'm not getting on with my yoga teacher at the moment ... which frequently puts me in a very difficult position.' And no-one can tell what made him the way he is -'You see when the boys in the playground found out that I had a potentially fatal allergy to peanuts they used to shove me up against a wall and make me play Russian roulette with a bag of Revels.' Each week, Milton Jones faces his own death. His life flashes before his eyes. We hear everything that's happened to him, and anything that might have happened to him. His hopes, his dreams, his fears. We invite you to enter the Sony Award-winning 'The Very World Of Milton Jones'. Your mind will never be the same again.The show is also a hotbed for writers who went on to fame and fortune with contributions from Tony Roche ('The Thick Of It', 'Veep') Jon Holmes ('The Now Show'), Mark Evans ('Bleak Expectations')and James Bachman ('Mitchell & Webb')'He's immensely quotable, chucking out one-liners like bread for the birds... A strange and brilliant comic mind'- The Observer'makes the studio audience whoop with delight' - The Telegraph'If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!' - The Daily Mail"PLUS bonus series - 'The House Of Milton Jones'- co-starring Olivia ColmanMilton stars in his own sitcom set in a houseshare with his sister Susan (Olivia Colman-'Peep Show'), her slightly useless husband Ian and his daffy Aunt Dilys (Rosemary Leach) whilst in the basement, lives the ever-smooth Anton (Tom Goodman-Hill - 'Humans', 'Mr. Selfridge')Show more
Once upon a farm lived a ladybird, And these are the things that she saw and heard Those crafty robbers Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are out of jail, and they're heading back to the farm with another cunning plan to cause trouble. They've been stealing eggs from the fat red hen, but now they're setting their sights higher and are planning to steal the fat red hen herself! Fortunately the quiet, clever ladybird is on their trail, and she and her farm animal friends have a plan of their own. Join the cow, the goose, the horse, the sheep, the cat, and everyone's favourite ladybird in this fantastically funny farmyard caper - a much anticipated sequel to the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. With slapstick action, animal noises, and a mysterious Snuggly Snerd bird, all read aloud by actor and comedian Alexander Armstrong, What the Ladybird Heard Next is destined to become yet another classic in the Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks collection. Praise for What the Ladybird Heard: 'Bursting with colour and verve' - Daily Telegraph 'A terrific and witty adventure' - The GuardianShow more
If his inventions go wrong, Wendel just throws them away and starts again. So when Clunk, his robot assistant, fills the sock drawer with cups and saucers and makes tea in a Wellington boot, Wendel throws him on the scrapheap and makes himself a new assistant: the Wendelbot. But he gets more than he bargained for, and soon Wendel finds himself on the scrapheap. Can he win back his workshop from the mighty Wendelbot? Let the robot battle commence! Wendel and the Robots is a very funny adventure full of crazy inventions and magnificent robots from award-winning author and illustrator Chris Riddell - with a subtle environmental message. Available in mini hardback edition, it's a perfect gift and an ideal stocking filler. Also available as a mini hardback: The Emperor of Absurdia.Show more
In an adventure of a lifetime, Alexander Armstrong heads north in to an ever more hostile Arctic winter to explore the farthest reaches of the globe. In an epic journey, he navigates some of the Earth's toughest terrain, first travelling through the glittering landscape of Scandinavia, then on to the isolated islands of Iceland and Greenland, as far as the infamously treacherous Northwest Passage. His final frontier is Canada and Alaska, where his journey ends on the international dateline between the USA and Russia. His travels will form a major three-part series for ITV in autumn 2015. It's a voyage that takes Alexander half way around the planet, experiencing many of its natural wonders and living alongside some of its more extraordinary people. Getting stuck in wherever he goes, he learns from the Marines how to survive wildly unpredictable weather and temperatures as low as minus 40°C, drives along a hair-raising 800-mile road that's a river in summer and takes a plunge in freezing Arctic waters. And that's all before wrestling Viking-style with a sporting legend called Eva as part of a traditional Icelandic winter festival. Combining adventure and humour, Land of the Midnight Sun is an entertaining travelogue that takes readers on an exhilarating journey to this rarely seen corner of the world. It is an exploration of man's relationship with the harshest climates, set against the stunning backdrop of the Arctic landscape.Show more
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