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Audiobooks Narrated by Gyles Brandreth

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  1. The Burpee Bears The Burpee Bears
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  2. How Winston Delivered Christmas: A Christmas Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters How Winston Delivered Christmas: A Christmas Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters
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  3. The Christmas Carrolls The Christmas Carrolls
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  4. The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs
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  5. The Miracle on Ebenezer Street The Miracle on Ebenezer Street
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  6. Father Christmas's Fake Beard Father Christmas's Fake Beard
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  7. The Midnight Guardians The Midnight Guardians
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  8. The Boy Who Made the World Disappear The Boy Who Made the World Disappear
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  9. The Fowl Twins The Fowl Twins
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  10. When The World Was Ours When The World Was Ours
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Dancing By The Light of The Moon: Over 250 poems to read, relish and recite

Dancing By The Light of The Moon: Over 250 poems to read, relish and recite

Author: Gyles Brandreth Narrator: Gyles Brandreth Release Date: 01/10/2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Dancing by the Light of the Moon, a collection of poetry to last you a lifetime - poems that will bring you joy, solace, celebration and love for every occasion Includes an updated chapter of poems to bring you hope and happiness this year A POEM CAN . . . Comfort · Challenge · Be a friend Stretch your vocabulary Help you sleep · Break the ice Find you a lover · Be utter nonsense Console · Make you laugh - or cry For every moment in your life there is a poem. In Dancing by the Light of the Moon we have a remarkable collection of over 250 best-loved poems in the English-speaking world. Allow Gyles Brandreth to be your guide to not only the wonders of poetry - and there are many - but also its practical uses in everyday life. Whether seeking some words to reflect your mood, wanting to celebrate or mark an occasion or simply looking for lines of comfort and joy in difficult times, this collection has everything for readers of poetry both young and old, novices and old hands alike, will love and return to again and again. 'Gyles has discovered the secret of finding happiness' DAME JUDI DENCH 'Over 400 pages of top-notch poems by everyone from Shakespeare to Simon Armitage' Daily Mail 'A collection of poems that will transform your memory and change your life' Dr Max Pemberton © Gyles Brandreth 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Odd Boy Out: The ‘hilarious, eye-popping, unforgettable’ Sunday Times bestseller

Odd Boy Out: The ‘hilarious, eye-popping, unforgettable’ Sunday Times bestseller

Author: Gyles Brandreth Narrator: Gyles Brandreth Release Date: 01/09/2021

Brought to you by Penguin. The long-awaited autobiography from beloved star of Just a Minute, QI, Have I Got News For You and Celebrity Gogglebox. There are few people Gyles Brandreth doesn't know or hasn't met - from the Queen to the Sex Pistols, Mandela and Marlene Dietrich to TS Eliot, he's the celebrities' celebrity, as familiar and welcome to us on radio and screens as biscuits are to a cup of tea. Now a grandparent, looking back on his remarkable life, he traces his steps back to being a three-year-old tearing around 1950s London on his tricycle, to boarding school where he had an appendix removed simply to get out of football, to Bedales, where he met Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (and became intimate with a matron), to balancing his growing love of theatre with his love for educating, the 'woolly jumper years', the stint as an MP, the years of close friendship with the Queen, to becoming a septuagenarian Twitter star and stalwart fixture in British entertainment. Throughout it all, there are lessons to be learned as Gyles derives wisdom and wit from his extraordinary encounters. Full of stories and full of heart, this is Gyles as you don't yet know him. © Gyles Brandreth 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Just a Minute: Remembering Nicholas Parsons: Including Series 85 of the BBC Radio 4 panel game

Just a Minute: Remembering Nicholas Parsons: Including Series 85 of the BBC Radio 4 panel game

Nicholas Parsons was the host of the Just a Minute for nearly 52 years - from its first broadcast on 22 December 1967 until his last show on 23 September 2019, aged 96. He was a comedy 'straight man', West End actor, radio personality, game show presenter, chat show host, quiz master supreme, and larger than life stage superstar. Here we celebrate his life and work with a series of programmes compered by Paul Merton, plus Series 85 of Just a Minute - his final series. In Nicholas Parsons: A Man of Many Parts, Paul Jackson tries to pin down the essence of Nicholas Parsons with the help of Paul Merton, Jean Diamond, John Antrobus, Laura Beaumont, Gyles Brandreth, Jill Sinclair and Adrian Edmondson. Then Paul Merton selects his favourite episode of Just a Minute, originally broadcast in 2010 and featuring Sheila Hancock, Gyles Brandreth and Barnsley poet Ian McMillan. Also included here is Nicholas Parsons' appearance as a castaway on Desert Island Discs. He reflects on his career spanning more than 60 years, despite not being an obvious star in the making. Lastly, this collection includes the complete Series 85 of Just Minute, the panel game that rewards those who can talk the hind leg off a donkey. This is the final ever series hosted by Nicholas Parsons, with panellists including Paul Merton, Stephen Fry, Graham Norton, Jenny Eclair, Sheila Hancock, Phil Wang, Tony Hawks, Pam Ayres, Jan Ravens and Zoe Lyons.

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Living with the Enemy: The Complete BBC Radio comedy

Living with the Enemy: The Complete BBC Radio comedy

Author: Gyles Brandreth, Nick Revell Narrator: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gyles Brandreth, Nick Revell Release Date: 01/05/2020

All six episodes of the BBC radio comedy about two chalk-and-cheese flatmates Nick Reynolds is a lefty alternative comedian-turned-holistic therapist. Living on the floor below him is Gyles Brandon, an ex-Tory MP turned media darling. Poles apart, they’d never choose each other as friends, but when Nick accidentally floods Gyles’ apartment, they become reluctant flat-sharers. Joined by Gyles’ goddaughter Sophie Okuyu, the spoilt daughter of a corrupt African politician, the housemates get into various scrapes, including plotting to seek revenge on Gyles’ ex-wife, trying to curry favour (and make some money) at a swanky Mayfair art gallery, and going on a celebratory night out which swiftly turns to disaster... Written by and starring Gyles Brandreth as Gyles and Nick Revell as Nick, this Odd Couple story was inspired by a chance meeting between the pair at the Edinburgh Festival, where they hit it off despite being political opposites. Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle, Black Mirror) plays Sophie, and guest stars include Prunella Scales, Timothy West, Martin Jarvis and Neil Pearson. Cast Gyles Brandon – Gyles Brandreth Nick Reynolds – Nick Revell Sophie Okuyu – Gugu Mbatha-Raw George Carstairs – Martin Jarvis Taxi driver/Goon – Nathan Caton Mr Longstaff/ Richard Dowdeswell/Piers/Brian/Barry – Martin Hyder Shop assistant – Alys Torrance Mrs Woodman – Prunella Scales Mr Woodman – Timothy West Charles Danbury – Nickolas Grace Jana – Maria McErlane Immigration officer/Asif – Dan Mersh Olga – Barunka O'Shaughnessy Rick – Neil Pearson Written by Nick Revell and Gyles Brandreth Produced by Ed Morrish BA: Pamela Norris Studio Managers: Alick Hale-Monro & Gary Newman Archive BA: Kevin Gordon Theme music composed and performed by Ben Walker

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Life on Egg Starring Harry Hill: Series 1 & 2 of the hit BBC Radio 4 Comedy

Life on Egg Starring Harry Hill: Series 1 & 2 of the hit BBC Radio 4 Comedy

Author: Daniel Maier Narrator: Gyles Brandreth, Harry Hill, Karen Bartke Release Date: 01/12/2019

Harry Hill stars as the Governor in this BBC Radio 4 prison-based sitcom 'Properly funny' Miranda Sawyer, The Observer The Egg is Britain's remotest and highest-security prison, floating on a giant prehistoric egg in the middle of the ocean. Running the place is Governor Harry who, along with his trusty assistants Anne and Peter, does his best to keep the inmates under control - while dreaming of a transfer to the cushy Sparkles Open Prison. In Series 1 he has to contend with government inspectors; mysteriously malfunctioning CCTV cameras; escaped prisoners; a demanding film star; a new, tough screw and a pair of mating whales attacking the Egg. Series 2 sees Harry and the team striking oil and pitching a new invention to Dragon's Den, while Peter faces a conflict of interest when his brother arrives at the prison. Plus, Harry finds himself on hold to customer services; tries to cope with food shortages, and gets sweaty palms (and itchy fingers) when a self-destruct button is found on the Egg. Created by Dan Maier, regular writer on Harry Hill's TV Burpand co-writer with Charlie Brooker of A Touch of Cloth, this smart, surreal and superbly silly series stars Harry Hill as Governor Harry, with Karen Bartke as Anne and Marek Larwood as Peter. Guest stars include Gyles Brandreth as Prisoner Brandreth and Deborah Meaden and Evan Davis as themselves. Written by Dan Maier Produced by Sam Michell A BBC Studios production First broadcast BBC Radio 4: 7 January 2017-22 February 2018, (Series 1), 6 February-13 March 2019 (Series 2) Cast Governor Harry........................Harry Hill Anne........................Karen Bartke Peter........................Marek Larwood The Minister/Rev Simone........................Alison Belbin Tim/Skulk/Nev/Doubleday........................Jason Forbes Jones/Tim the Helicopter Pilot/Warder Leo Hatchet/Admiral Fernandez/Dominic........................Dan Maier The Minister/Jo-Jo Peebles........................Tanya Moodie Prisoner Brandreth........................Gyles Brandreth Brad De Depprio........................Demetri Goritsas The Minister/The Hold Voice........................Sukh Ojla Deborah Meaden........................Herself Evan Davies........................Himself Sebastian/Prisoner Birtwhistle........................Paul Putner

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Just a Minute: Series 82: The BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game

Just a Minute: Series 82: The BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game

Author: Bbc Radio 4 Narrator: , Gyles Brandreth, Jan Ravens, Nicholas Parsons, Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Tony Hawks Release Date: 01/11/2018

In this complete collection of episodes from series 82 of Just a Minute, Nicholas Parsons invites guests to try to speak for 60 seconds on a variety of subjects such as George V, favourite breakfast eateries, canals, bad apples and pasta. With panellists including Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Jan Ravens, Tony Hawkes, Gyles Brandreth and Zoe Lyons, this series shows just why Just a Minute has been entertaining generations of listeners since its first series in 1967. Who can talk for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation from the subject? Find out as we play Just a Minute! (C) 2019 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd; (P) 2019 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Just a Minute: Best of 2018: 4 episodes of the much-loved BBC Radio comedy game

Just a Minute: Best of 2018: 4 episodes of the much-loved BBC Radio comedy game

Four of the funniest recent episodes from the much-loved BBC Radio 4 panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons Among the talented and humorous players in this sparkling quartet are Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Jo Caulfield, Julian Clary, Stephen Fry, Jan Ravens, Rebecca Front, Marcus Brigstocke, Sheila Hancock, Fern Britton and Graham Norton. Did Nicholas know Boudicca? What dish was to be served after the Royal Wedding? When did Gyles meet Fanny Cradock, and is he really getting married in the morning? What does Sheila know of George Orwell, and what are her views on ripped jeans? Should Paul be challenged for being out of tune? Answers to these and many more tantalising questions can be answered, without hesitation, deviation or repetition, after listening to this quartet of instalments!

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Have You Eaten Grandma?

Have You Eaten Grandma?

Author: Gyles Brandreth Narrator: Gyles Brandreth Release Date: 01/10/2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Have You Eaten Grandma? written and read by Gyles Brandreth. 'Best thing ever, laugh-a-lot, spanning everything. Great book, I'm loving this' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 It can be much harder than it seems; commas, colons, semi-colons and even apostrophes can drive us all mad at times, but it riles no one more than the longest-serving resident of Countdown's Dictionary Corner, grammar guru Gyles Brandreth. In this brilliantly funny tirade and guide, Gyles anatomizes the linguistic horrors of our times, tells us where we've been going wrong (and why) and shows us how, in future, we can get it right every time. Is 'alright' all right? You'll find out right here. From dangling clauses to gerunds, you'll also discover why Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses. In Have You Eaten Grandma? he waxes lyrical about the importance of language as, after all, it is what we use to define ourselves and, ultimately, is what makes us human. And why not check out the Have You Eaten Grandma? podcast, starring Gyles and a host of other grammar and linguisitic lovers and experts

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Wordaholics: The Complete Series 1-3: The word-obsessed BBC comedy panel show

Wordaholics: The Complete Series 1-3: The word-obsessed BBC comedy panel show

All 18 episodes of Radio 4's word-obsessed comedy panel game hosted by Gyles Brandreth, where stars from across the world of wordplay come together to guess the meanings of now-obsolete words, invent their own clichés and cockney rhyming slang, discuss their own favourite words and phrases - and suggest words they would like to ban.This witty and unexpected show brings you toponyms, abbreviations, euphemisms, old words, new words, cockney rhyming slang and Greek gobbledegook. Find out the meaning of words like giff-gaff, knock-knobbler and buckfitches; the difference between French marbles, French velvet and the French ache; hear the glorious poetry of the English language, as practiced from writers varying from William Shakespeare to Vanilla Ice; and spend time laughing and learning with some of the finest Wordaholics in the business.With top guests including Stephen Fry, Jack Whitehall, Michael Rosen, Susie Dent, Alex Horne, Paul Sinha, Robin Ince, Josh Widdecombe, Natalie Haynes, Dave Gorman, Richard Herring, Ed Byrne, Jenny Eclair and Milton Jones.Written by Jon Hunter and James Kettle.Produced by Claire Jones.

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