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The complete first and second series of the award-winning sitcom written by and starring Morwenna Banks (Absolutely) and Rebecca Front (The Thick of It) set in, yes, a library, but no ordinary library. This is the library overseen and run by the most unlikely pairing since Mills met Boon. Meet Alice (Rebecca Front) - a former child prodigy who won a place at Oxford aged nine, but because Daddy went too she never needed to have any friends. She's scared of everything - everything that is, except libraries and Snoo (Morwenna Banks), a slightly confused individual, with a have-a-go attitude to life, marriage, haircuts and reality. Snoo loves books, and fully intends to read one someday. And forever popping into the library is Dr. Cadogan (Michael Fenton Stevens), celebrity doctor to the stars and a man with his finger in every pie. Charming, indiscreet and quite possibly wanted by Interpol, if you want a discrete nip and tuck and then photos of it accidentally left on the photocopier, Dr Cadogan is your man. Their happy life is interrupted by the arrival of Simon Nielson (Ben Willbond), a man with a mission, a mission to close down inefficient libraries. Fortunately, he hates his mission. What he really wants to do is once, just once get even with his inexhaustible supply of high-achieving brothers....Show more
From million-copy bestselling author David Baddiel comes a laugh-out-loud and inspiring new adventure for all readers of 8 and up that is ahead of its time – 1,001 years ahead, to be precise… The year is 3020. Pip@256X#YY.3_7 is lonely and bored: she goes to virtual school on her G-Glasses, she only has a talking cat and parrot to hang out with, and she can’t even leave her LivingSpace due to the extreme heat and floods outside. Until the day that Pip explores a glowing ring in a lab and finds herself in a warehouse, in 2019. Where she meets boy-inventor Rahul – who is also lonely and bored. Together, Rahul and Pip are no longer lonely. But they have a whole load of new problems, including hiding talking animals from Rahul’s parents, and finding a way back to the future. Plus – just maybe – saving the world… Future Friend is a terrifically entertaining time-slip adventure that combines action, laugh-out-loud humour and the importance of friendship, in a story that asks the question – what would happen if your best friend came from the future?Show more
Thrilling adventures and hilarious capers from three brilliant children’s authors in one audiobook collection. THAT TIME I GOT KIDNAPPED When fourteen-year-old Jacob misses his connecting flight in Chicago, he tries to complete his journey to LA by Greyhound bus. But on board he meets American teenager Jennifer, who is carrying a mysterious package and being chased by an enigmatic pursuer known only as ‘the Cowboy’… And she needs a partner in crime. The unlikely pair soon find themselves on the road-trip of a lifetime – a funny, filmic, page-turning adventure. THE KID WHO CAME FROM SPACE A small village in the wilds of Northumberland is rocked by the disappearance of twelve-year-old Tammy. Only her twin brother, Ethan, knows she is safe – and the extraordinary truth of where she is. It is a secret he must keep, or risk never seeing her again. But that doesn’t mean he’s going to give up. A remarkable story of sibling connection, friendship and interstellar adventure. THE TAYLOR TURBOCHASER The Taylor TurboChaser is a road-trip rollercoaster… with a twist. At its heart is the unforgettable Amy Taylor. Amy loves cars, and dreams of being a driver. But there’s a major catch: her slow old wheelchair with its broken wheel. When Amy finally gets a new electric one, it’s exciting… at first. But standard engines only have so much power. And that’s where Rahul comes in – Amy’s best friend and genius inventor. Soon Rahul turns a wheelchair into… a supercar! And so the Taylor TurboChaser is born. But when it all goes suddenly wrong Amy is going to have to hit the road – and drive…Show more
Three brilliantly funny stories from the bestselling author David Baddiel. THE PARENT AGENCY The Parent Agency is an epic wish-fulfilment adventure for every child – and for the child in everyone. ANIMALCOLM A laugh-out-loud adventure for every child who ever wondered what it might be like to be a bit of an animal… HEAD KID Head Kid tells the story of Ryan Ward, the maestro of practical jokes. The new head teacher, Mr Carter, arrives. A man so strict even the teachers are scared of him. So imagine his surprise – and Ryan’s – when they swap bodies.Show more
Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman and Nigel Planer star in Sue Limb's comedy parodying the arty and adulterous adventures of the Bloomsbury Group. A stellar cast, including Roger Lloyd-Pack, Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions, join in this affectionate send-up of the infamous Bloomsbury literary group, who dominated the English cultural scene in the early 20th Century.Show more
The fourth series of the award-winning show. Kevin Eldon is a comedy phenomenon. He's been in virtually every major comedy show in the last fifteen years, but not content with working with the likes of Chris Morris, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse, Stewart Lee, Julia Davis and Graham Linehan, he's also created his own comedy series for BBC Radio 4. In this series, Kevin gives the show a narrative turn, as he pretends to be broadcasting from the Eldon family's stately home, complete with Morwenna Banks (""Absolutely") as his artistic genius Italian wife Alessandra, Kate Duchêne as Helen, the family archivist and Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards as Kevin's adopted twin sons, Jacob & Rees (and their cat Mogg). Also joining the show are Dan 'Angelos Epithemiou' Skinner - whilst Catherine Shepherd, David Reed and Paul Putner play the usual wild range of characters... The show is written by Kevin with additional material by Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris ("Philomena Cunk" and yes, those modern Ladybird books) The show comes from Pozzitive, proud producers of Cabin Pressure, Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, The Brig Society, The Castle, Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive & Agendum... In the first episode, we present the show from Kevin's very own mansion, complete with an Italian genius, a brace of pedantic sons, a giraffe on a pulley and Britain's noisiest toast as Kevin's adopted twin sons Jacob & Rees declare independence form the family home... In Show 2, why not take a stroll through the Eldon family archive as we get to meet Kevin's ancestors, discover the true value of £35 billion pounds and wallow in mud. Show 3, and Kevin Eldon and his all-important cast enjoy a naked tractor ride, a dusty humbug and a love story with cannons. And in the fourth and final episode, we hear the sounds of multiple flamethrowers, God, and an archivist being flung onto a lorry. Written by Kevin Eldon with additional material by Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris ("Philomena Cunk" and yes, those modern Ladybird books) Produced & directed by David Tyler A Pozzitive production for the BBCShow more
Alison Steadman, Morwenna Banks and Nigel Planer star in this tale of two sisters - and a mysterious stranger Not long after their mother's death, sisters Maureen and Lesley are packing up their family home. It's a painful duty, with Maureen trying to control the worst of Lesley's projectile lamenting. Then a strange man knocks at the door and introduces himself as David Johnson, a friend of Maureen's neighbour. He'd like to view the house if they are thinking of selling - which Maureen definitely is. But Lesley has other ideas and, behind Maureen's back, offers David their mother's old bedroom as a pied-a-terre. Maureen is annoyed by Lesley's initiative, but David is oblivious to the tension he has caused. Gradually, he forces his way into the sisters' lives, turning up at inopportune moments and constantly getting in their hair. As they both become increasingly fed up with him, Maureen and Lesley put aside their differences and unite to try and find out exactly who this David Johnson is, and what he is hiding. But when his secret is finally revealed, the sisters are in for a shock... Created by acclaimed writer and broadcaster Sue Limb, of Gloomsbury fame, this delightful sitcom stars Alison Steadman as Maureen, Morwenna Banks as Lesley and Nigel Planer as David. Cast Maureen........................Alison Steadman Lesley........................Morwenna Banks David........................Nigel Planer Written by Sue Limb Produced and Directed by Jamie Rix Production Coordinator: Frances Tott Studio Manager: Simon Couzens Executive Producer: Clive Brill A Little Brother production for BBC Radio 4 First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 18 October-8 November 2019Show more
The complete BBC Radio 4 collection by the BAFTA nominated and NTA award winning Miranda Hart. Miranda is an unconventional woman. She's six feet tall, self-conscious and posh. And is frequently mistaken for a man. She's also invested her inheritance in a joke shop that she runs with her friend Stevie while trying to deal with her outrageously embarrassing mother. Though surrounded by chocolate willies, Miranda is determined to suss out what it takes to be a girly girl and to not look a complete idiot every time she meets the gorgeous Gary. Starring Miranda Hart, Sarah Hadland, Patricia Hodge and Tom Ellis. This collection also includes the previously unavailable pilot episode where Alison Steadman played Miranda's mother Penny, and Morwenna Banks was Stevie. Miranda Hart's Joke Shop - first broadcast on BBC Radio 2 - is written by Miranda Hart (Hyperdrive, Absolutely Fabulous, Lead Balloon), with James Carey (My Family, Think the Unthinkable) and Simon Dean (Not Going Out). It was the inspiration behind the hit TV show.Show more
It's the latest Brilliant Blockbuster from bestselling Baddiel! A non-stop thrill-ride adventure that will have readers young and old racing to the finishing line. The Taylor TurboChaser is a road-trip rollercoaster... with a twist. At its heart is the unforgettable Amy Taylor. Amy loves cars, and dreams of being a driver. But there's a major catch: her slow old wheelchair with its broken wheel. When Amy finally gets a new electric one, it's exciting... at first. But standard engines only have so much power. And that's where Rahul comes in - Amy's best friend and genius inventor. Soon Rahul turns a wheelchair into... a supercar! And so the Taylor TurboChaser is born. But when it all goes suddenly wrong Amy is going to have to hit the road - and drive...Show more
The complete fifth series of Sue Limb's satirical send-up of the Bloomsbury Group. In this fifth series, our arty, adulterous Bohemians are creating havoc at home and abroad. Henry is hoping to ignore his fiftieth birthday - but Vera has organised a surprise party. When Venus sneaks in uninvited and makes a nuisance of herself in the bushes, Henry wants to head for the hills. Fortunately, a lecture tour of America beckons... In the USA, Vera meets Dorothy Barker at the Algonquin, while Henry rubs shoulders with Al Padrone en route to Chicago. Meanwhile, a cottage on the Sizzlinghurst estate has become vacant, and everybody wants it. Returning from the States, Henry seeks election as a Labour Party candidate, while Ginny talks socialism with George Gurnard Shaw. Vera decides she wants another child, but Henry whisks her off to Paris for a fling before the war starts. Accompanied by Ginny and Lionel, they are enjoying a last-minute whirlwind of pleasure in the City of Love when Venus arrives with some dreadful news... Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, Nigel Planer, Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions star in these six episodes of the superbly funny literary sitcom star in these six episodes of the superbly funny literary sitcom star in these six episodes of the superbly funny literary sitcom. '... one of the funniest, slyest, most naughtily inventive and brilliantly performed shows on the air' Gillian Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph 'A gloriously silly show' The LadyShow more
The Katherine of Carrick Series - The world's youngest history detective sails the seas on a Viking ship discovering the heroines history has forgotten, to show the world, past or present, girls rock!"This swashbuckling historical-fantasy adventure resonates with the charm and gumption of George from The Famous Five dropped into Horrible Histories, but with the story world glamour of Pirates of the Caribbean."Book 1 - The Way of the Warrior - Read by the award-winning Morwenna Banks (voice of Mummy Pig in Peppa Pig ).Katherine's move to the famous castle town of Carrickfergus (Northern Ireland) promises a new beginning for an unconventional wanderlust family trying to salvage a life shattered by personal grief.Home-schooled, socially awkward and a self-diagnosed worrier with only a teddy bear and a rabbit as companions, obsessively curious Katherine hides from the world in books because the worry beast doesn't lurk there. But when Sammy the Bull and his gang of Terribles, invade her garden demanding the return of his former hideout, all seems lost.Desperate to re-establish sole command over her enchanted garden, Katherine accepts his "easy peasy" challenge only to discover that finding girl pirates was more than she bargained for. Forced to navigate the world outside of her sanctuary Katherine must find a way to go back in time to discover girl pirates before Sammy the Bull can retake the garden.As Katherine struggles to find her feet in a world peppered with deception, ruses, betrayal, loss and even a ghost ship, she discovers the emotional strength to face her worst fears.With the help of her go-to bear, Bienkie, the desperate-to-be-a-superhero rabbit and the remarkable Harry Gold and the Pieces of 8, Katherine shows the world that bullies beware, girls can do anything and everything!Boys are allowed as long as they can keep up!#fightlikeagirl become a #warriorseeker!Join the #projectpublish #epic #adventure and become a #guardian of #grlpwrShow more
Performed by David Baddiel, Morwenna Banks, Paul Panting, David Rintoul, Nneka Okoye and Aysha Kala. Head Kid tells the story of Ryan Ward, the school prankster at Bracket Wood School and a body swap that involves Ryan swapping bodies with his new head teacher, the strict no nonsense Mr Carter. Strictest head ÷ naughtiest boy = chaos. Perfect for family listening, this multi cast recording brings David Baddiel's 'Head Kid' to life showcasing each and every character from David's world including characters from previous books! Bracket Wood is about to be visited by OFFHEAD, the school inspectors. But there's one big problem: Ryan Ward. The maestro of practical jokes, Ryan has played so many tricks that in the end the Head Teacher just walks out. And then the new Head Teacher, Mr Carter, arrives. A man so strict even the teachers are scared of him. So imagine his surprise - and Ryan's - when they swap bodies. Now Ryan is Head Teacher - and his mortal enemy is one of his pupils. It's every naughty kid's dream! But soon Bracket Wood School is in a total mess - and only its worst ever pupil can fix it...Show more
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