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An irresistible anthology of folklore, fables and perennial favourites, including four novels and 17 short stories This superlative collection of children's stories brings together a feast of fantastic fiction, read in full by a host of top narrators and with a comprehensive track listing for ease of listening. Comprising everything from fairytales for little ones to thrilling adventures for pre-teens, these unabridged readings are ideal for families to keep, treasure and dip into as their children grow. Listed by suggested age range and with track numbers provided, the stories are as follows: Ages 4+ 1-12 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (read by Carolyn Pickles) 13 Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (read by Jonny Holden) 14 The Elves and the Shoemaker by the Brothers Grimm (read by Sam Dale) 15 Too Clever By Half by E Nesbit (read by Helen Capp) 16 Tom Thumb by the Brothers Grimm (read by Shaun Mason) Ages 7+ 17-25 The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (read by Michael Bertenshaw) 26 How the Camel Got His Hump by Rudyard Kipling (read by Kenny Blyth) 27 The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen (read by Shaun Mason) 28 The Raspberry Worm by Zacharias Topelius (read by Debbie Korley) 29 The Tongue Cut Sparrow by Yei Theodora Ozaki (read by Sean Baker) 30 The Elephant's Child by Rudyard Kipling (read by Tony Turner) 31 The Magic Bed by Hartwell James (read by Chris Pavlo) 32 How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin by Rudyard Kipling (read by Tony Turner) 33 The Tortoise and the Rain by MI Ogumefu (read by Kenny Blyth) 34 The Baba Yaga by Katharine Pyle (read by Susan Jameson) Ages 9+ 35-41 The Call of the Wild by Jack London (read by Joseph Ayre) 42 Finn and the Scottish Giant by Harold F Hughes (read by Paul Hickey) 43 The Children's Joke by Louisa May Alcott (read by Catherine Cusack) 44 The Ants and the Treasure by MI Ogumefu (read by Kenny Blyth) 45 The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde (read by Tony Turner) 46-59 The Railway Children by E Nesbit (read by Sarah Ovens) Production credits First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 21 December 2018-1 November 2019 Produced by Simon Richardson (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Tortoise and the Rain, The Elephant's Child, The Ants and the Treasure, How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, How the Camel Got His Hump, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Happy Prince), Karen Holden (The Wind in the Willows), Martha Littlehailes (The Call of the Wild), Anne Bunting (The Railway Children), Anne Isger (Too Clever By Half, The Tongue Cut Sparrow, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Children's Joke, Finn and the Scottish Giant) and Mabel Wright (Tom Thumb, The Raspberry Worm, The Magic Bed, The Baba Yaga, Peter Rabbit) The Raspberry Worm edited by Andrew Lang © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd. (p) 2021 BBC Studios Distribution LtdShow more
Full-cast dramatisations and a reading of works by Iris Murdoch, plus a bonus interview with the author herself Booker Prize-winning author Iris Murdoch is renowned for her sublime fiction, exploring themes such as art, passion, morality and human freedom. Included in this collection are adaptations of two of her finest novels and a reading of her only published short story, as well as an edition of Writers Revealed in which Murdoch discusses her ideas and beliefs. The Sea, The Sea Charles Arrowby, celebrated actor, writer and director, has retired from his London world and come to the sea to become a hermit and draft his memoirs. But the past will not let him rest... This dramatisation of Murdoch's most famous novel, which won the Booker Prize in 1978, stars John Wood as Charles and Joyce Redman as Hartley. A Severed Head When Martin Lynch-Gibbon's wife runs off with her analyst and his best friend, Palmer Anderson, the three characters attempt to behave in a civilised manner. But there is the matter of Martin's mistress and Palmer's sister to contend with - and undoubtedly the thin veneer of civilisation will crack... Iris Murdoch's blackly comic satire on analysis and amorality stars Julian Rhind-Tutt, Victoria Hamilton and Matthew Marsh. Something Special Young Irishwoman Yvonne passionately believes that there is more to life than marriage to Sam, a respectable tailor's apprentice. But a night out in Dublin forces her to confront reality... Read by Catherine Cusack. Writers Revisited: Iris Murdoch Iris Murdoch talks about faith, religion and the creative process in conversation with Rosemary Hartill.Show more
When Garda officer Detective Sergeant Roisin MacKenna is called to the scene of a murder not far from the border between the North and South of Ireland she soon finds that boundaries, both geographical and moral, become blurred. A body has been found buried in an Irish peat bog, identified as a farmer from Northern Ireland. Roisin is thrust into working with a PSNI counterpart, Darren Quinn, as her investigation takes her into the murky hinterland of the border area where nothing and no one is quite what they seem. Working together, Roisin and Darren must negotiate the limitations of their own jurisdictions and face up to the ambiguities of upholding the law in a landscape virtually impossible to police. Starring Catherine Cusack and Frank O'Sullivan. Written by Francis Turnly. Producer/Director Heather Larmour.Show more
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