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Don Warrington stars as the enigmatic Deacon in this gritty contemporary fantasy trilogy In the spaces between inner-city Bristol and the netherworld walks Deacon, a mysterious, centuries-old drifter who arrives when least expected to save lost souls. In these three dramas, he comes to the aid of a boxer turned petty criminal, a teenager in danger and a refugee in hiding. Deacon Offered a 'job' by his former boxing trainer Jimmy, Mack is happy to oblige. All he has to do is deliver a car to a certain address by midnight - and not look in the boot. Then Mack hits an old man with the car. His name is Deacon, and although he looks like a tramp, he speaks words that are wise beyond this world. And he's about to change Mack's life, forever... Deacon: Moonlight on Water Sixteen-year-old Jas has a secret boyfriend, Ray, and she's planning to run away with him. But her ex, Zain, has found out, and pursues her into pitch-dark Eastville Park. Jas isn't scared: she knows how to handle Zain. But in this dangerous night-world, powerful spirits are abroad, and all is not what it seems... Deacon: Gabriel's Feast Grace has fled her war-torn homeland and sought sanctuary with a strange community on the fringes of Bristol. But what's driving their leader Gabriel? What are they preparing for? Despite Deacon's years and wisdom, he struggles to read the signs. Will he realise what is happening in time, or has he finally met his match? Created by writer and historian Edson Burton, these thrilling urban fantasy dramas are inspired by West African mythology and spirituality, and feature a predominantly black cast including musician and actor Ashley Thomas, aka Bashy, as Mack; Ashna Rabheru (Sex Education, Indian Summers) as Jas; Raj Bajaj (Killing Eve) as Zain; Don Gilet (EastEnders, Babyfather) as Ray; Diana Yekinni (Ije, Lunchtime Heroes) as Grace and Richard Pepple (Bridgerton, Beasts of No Nation) as Gabriel. Written by Edson Burton Starring Don Warrington as Deacon Deacon Mack - Ashley Thomas Mary - Leona Walker Jimmy - John Cording Price - Simon Ludders Waitress - Claire Cage Directed by James Robinson First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 28 July 2017 Deacon: Moonlight on Water Jas - Ashna Rabheru Ray - Don Gilet Legba - Marega Palser Zain - Raj Bajaj Directed by John Norton First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 8 July 2019 Deacon: Gabriel's Feast Grace - Diana Yekinni Gabriel - Richard Pepple Khan - Ikky Elyas Max/Legba - Marc Danbury Directed by John Norton First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 9 October 2020 ? 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution LtdShow more
A heart-warming and achingly relevant story about elephant conservation, from picture book legend, Michael Foreman. Noa loves to watch the elephants play in the water near his small village in East Africa. One day tragedy strikes and the baby is left all alone, his mother killed by poachers. When Noa and his village adopt the lonely orphan, a beautiful friendship is born. Until one stormy night when Noa may need his friend to save him too… In Association with Tusk, the African wildlife conservation charity, HarperCollins Children’s Books is proud to draw attention to the plight of the elephants through award-winning and bestselling Michael Foreman’s gripping tale of survival and friendship. Perfect for children of all ages to share with their families and learn about the the environment and the importance of preserving remarkable world we live in.Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Don Warrington, known for his roles in Death in Paradise and The Five as well as his multiple Shakespearean performances. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Oliver Ready. 'A truly great translation . . . This English version really is better' - A. N. Wilson, The Spectator TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014 This acclaimed new translation of Dostoyevsky's 'psychological record of a crime' gives his dark masterpiece of murder and pursuit a renewed vitality, expressing its jagged, staccato urgency and fevered atmosphere as never before. Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders alone through the slums of St. Petersburg, deliriously imagining himself above society's laws. But when he commits a random murder, only suffering ensues. Embarking on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption. Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was born in Moscow and made his name in 1846 with the novella Poor Folk. He spent several years in prison in Siberia as a result of his political activities, an experience which formed the basis of The House of the Dead. In later life, he fell in love with a much younger woman and developed a ruinous passion for roulette. His subsequent great novels include Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Demons and The Brothers Karamazov. Oliver Ready is Research Fellow in Russian Society and Culture at St Antony's College, Oxford. He is general editor of the anthology, The Ties of Blood: Russian Literature from the 21st Century (2008), and Consultant Editor for Russia, Central and Eastern Europe at the Times Literary Supplement. Translation copyright (c) Oliver Ready 2014 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Paterson Joseph stars as the Marquis de Carabas in this brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Neil Gaiman's spin-off short story, set in the magical world of Neverwhere. Returning us to London Below, this enchanting tale continues the story of one of the most colourful characters from Neverwhere the cool, charming, resourceful Marquis de Carabas, who trades in favours and always has a plan... The Marquis' coat is a thing of wonder and beauty. Sleek, stylish and 'the colour of a wet street at midnight', it has numerous pockets, sumptuous sleeves and the power to transform a young sneak thief into a nobleman. And now it is missing, sold by the Sewer Folk. To reclaim it, the Marquis must venture into one of the most terrifying parts of the subterranean city, encounter an old enemy, face dreadful dangers and worst of all accept help from someone very close to home. Expanded and dramatised for Radio 4 by the award-winning Dirk Maggs (Neverwhere, Good Omens, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and co-directed by Dirk Maggs and Heather Larmour, this spine-tingling production features a star cast including James McAvoy, Adrian Lester, Don Warrington and Bernard Cribbins, with a cameo appearance by Neil Gaiman himself. Contains 15 minutes of additional unbroadcast material. Duration: 60 mins approx.Show more
The TARDIS lands in 22nd century Africa in the shadow of a dormant volcano. Agri-teams are growing new foodstuffs in the baking soil to help feed the world’s starving millions – but the Doctor and Rose have detected an alien signal somewhere close by. When a nightmare force starts surging along the dark volcanic tunnels, the Doctor realises an ancient trap has been sprung. But who was it meant for? And what is the secret of the eerie statues that stand at the heart of the volcano? Dragged into a centuries-old conflict, Rose and the Doctor are soon elevating survival to an art form – as ancient, alien hands practice arts of destruction all around them... Read by Don Warrington, who played The President in the Doctor Who episode Rise of the Cybermen, this thrilling adventure features the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the hit series from BBC Television. Also included is a facinating bonus behind-the-scenes discussion between author Stephen Cole and Don Warrington.Show more
This great tragedy confronts the mystery at the heart of evil and contains some of Shakespeare’s most magnificent dramatic verse. Othello, a Moorish general in the service of Venice, has married Desdemona, beautiful daughter of a Venetian senator. But Iago, Othello’s malignant ensign, is determined to destroy their happiness. Cunningly bending Othello to his own purposes, Iago persuades the Moor that Desdemona is unfaithful to him. Tormented in a hell of jealousy, Othello moves inexorably toward the destruction of his innocent wife and himself. Othello is played by Don Warrington, David Threlfall is Iago, Anne-Marie Duff is Desdemona, and Jasper Britton plays Cassio.Show more
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