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Songs, sketches and stand-up, recorded in front of a live audience on location Songwriter, broadcaster and award-winning entertainer Sir Richard Stilgoe goes out, about and around Britain in this amusing musical revue, which finds him taking a wry look at the pastimes and professions of our wayward island. In the company of a troupe of star guests including Sandi Toksvig, Emma Thompson, Kathryn Tickell, Pam Ayres and John Hegley, he visits locations ranging from the Boat Show to the City of London to perform a unique themed comedy show full of fun and laughter. Join him for some musings on booze at the World Wine Fair; a low-calorie look at life at Champney's heath spa; a selection of music, poems and stories about farmyard life inspired by the Royal Agricultural Show. He also takes a Stilgoe-style look at education at Manchester Grammar School, dispels the myths around money-making in the City of London, samples the grandeur of the National Trust's Clandon Park, and the results of sound testing at Guy's Hospital, London. Please Note: These classic recordings were made between 1984 and 1989 and the content of the programme reflects the era in which it was broadcast. Cast and credits Written and presented by Richard Stilgoe Produced by Mike Craig and Neil Cargill Series 1 episodes: The Boat Show; Manchester Grammar School; The World Wine Fair, Bristol; Champney's Health Hydro and Guy's Hospital. Featuring: Sheila Steafel, Charles Collingwood, the Cambridge Buskers, Peter Wheeler, Sandi Toksvig, Emma Thompson Series 2 episodes: City of London; Clandon Park; Christie's Auction Rooms; Brighton Racecourse; The Royal Agricultural Show; Whitehall Theatre Featuring: Charles Collingwood, Belinda Lang, Tim Pigott-Smith, Kathryn Tickell, Peter Blake, Jill Meager, Ian Carr, Lynn Tocker, Francesca Brill First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 9 April-14 May1984 (Series 1), 8 July-12 August 1989 (Series 2) ©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution LtdShow more
The complete first and second series of the Orwellian sitcom starring Robert Lindsay and David Threlfall In this parody of George Orwell’s dystopian classic, everyman Edward Wilson finds his life taking a sinister turn when he becomes embroiled in mysterious government machinations. Nineteen Ninety-Four sees our hero hired by the Ministry of the Environment. Probing a strange incident in Cumbria, he learns more about Sellingfield – a new town watched over by the guardians of consumerism. As his knack for blunt honesty gets him noticed (though not in a good way), he is put up for promotion (without really knowing why), and before long Edward is in charge of the Environment – but for how long? Nineteen Ninety-Eight finds Edward trying to hang on to his girlfriend and dodging explosions. Forced to go on the run, he meets the Leopard, and soon his quest for truth becomes the Movement. But as Edwards’s allies are absorbed by Am Jap, he and Tabitha must finally face their foe, Colonel Brad. Is this the end of the line for the daring duo? This funny, futuristic sitcom stars Robert Lindsay and David Threlfall as Edward, with a cast including Pam Ferris, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson and Mike Myers. Written by Richard Turner and William Osborne Produced by Nick Symons Archive BA: Kevin Gordon Starring Robert Lindsay (Nineteen Ninety-Four) and David Threlfall (Nineteen Ninety-Eight)as Edward With Christopher Barr, Pam Ferris, Stephen Fry, David Goodland, Mark Knox, Hugh Laurie, Jenny Luckraft, Mike Myers, Siobhan Redmond, Paul Shearer, Steve Steen, Rebecca Stevens, Emma Thompson and Richard Turner First broadcast BBC Radio 4: 23 March-27 April 1985 (Nineteen Ninety-Four), 28 March-9 May 1987 (Nineteen Ninety-Eight)Show more
Join Peter and other familiar Beatrix Potter friends in brand new adventures! In The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter ventures beyond Mr McGregor's garden all the way to Scotland where he meets his distant cousin Finlay McBurney and takes part in some Highland rabbit Games involving a very, very large radish. In The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter and his cousin Benjamin Bunny must step in to save their friend William - a turkey - from ending his Christmas on Mr McGregor's table! Finally, when a carnival comes to town in The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter gets swept up in all the fun of the fair and finds that little girls can really be quite dangerous Collected for the first time in audiobook, these three Further Tales of Peter Rabbit, by award-winning screenwriter, actress and national treasure Emma Thompson, are a perfect gift for ages 4 and up.Show more
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Further Tales of Peter Rabbit, a new tale written and read by Emma Thompson. In The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter's adventures take him beyond the boundaries of Mr McGregor's garden all the way to Scotland. Here he meets the gentle giant Finlay McBurney, a distant Scottish relative, and much entertainment ensues. Emma Thompson, Oscar-winning actress and screen writer, is a long time admirer of Beatrix Potter's tales. She has a talent for creating engaging narratives with a dry humour similar to Potter's own and is the perfect choice of author for this new Peter Rabbit tale, to be published 110 years after the original. Emma was inspired to set the tale in Scotland by her knowledge of Beatrix's childhood holidays there.Show more
For the Green family, it's going to be a summer of hard work, blackmail...and flying pigs! The Green family is living quite happily on Deep Valley Farm until war breaks out. Father goes off to fight who knows where, the Greens' spoiled cousins come from the city to stay and someone threatens to take the farm from them. Just when it seems things can't get any worse, the piglets escape and the children get completely Out of Control. Only one person can be counted on in a situation like this: enter Nanny McPhee. But beware...Nanny McPhee is nothing like other nannies - and it's not just the warts! With wit and warmth, Emma Thompson, writer and star of Nanny McPhee Returns, recounts one family's tumultuous summer in an audiobook that alternates between the story and a behind-the-scenes film diary, bringing a delightful and unique perspective to this funny and magical adventure for all ages.Show more
This six-part comedy series was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1988. Hosted by Stephen Fry, accompanied each week by Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson and a selection of guests including Phyllida Law, Robert Bathurst, Julia Hills and Alison Steadman, the show takes the form of a round table discussion, interspersed with sketches which veer tangentially from the sublime to the ridiculous.Show more
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