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Two BBC Radio 4 adaptations of Victor Canning’s comic novels about the exploits of a shy solicitor’s clerk, starring Richard Griffiths Edgar Finchley is middle-aged, unassuming and not in the habit of taking holidays – but in these two delightful dramatisations, he unexpectedly discovers the delights of travel as he crosses the Channel to the Continent and explores the English countryside. Mr Finchley Goes to Paris finds our hero on his way to France to track down a rather irresponsible client. But before he sets off, he has an important question to put to a certain widow of his acquaintance… On arrival in Paris, he has a contretemps with a haddock, gains a guide, makes a move, visits a fair and gets caught up in a kidnapping – but is it a case of mistaken identity? In Mr Finchley Takes the Road, he falls in love with a canary-coloured caravan and a rather stubborn horse, and heads off for a series of adventures touring 1930s Kent. Along the way, he meets an unlikely teller of salty tales, is captured by two gamekeepers and accused of poaching, visits an old haunt and goes on a crusade. But someone is following hot on his trail… Dramatised by father-and-son team Eric Merriman (Beyond Our Ken) and Andy Merriman, these whimsical stories are narrated by James Villiers and star Richard Griffiths as Mr Finchley. Written by Victor Canning Adapted by Andy and Eric Merriman Produced by Gareth Edwards Starring Richard Griffiths as Edgar Finchley Narrated by James Villiers Mr Finchley Goes to Paris Mrs Crantell – Anna Cropper Mr Sprake – James Grout Lawrence Hume – Piers Gibbon Mrs Patten – Jill Graham David White – James Taylor Mavis – Teresa Gallagher Frenchman – Barry Gordon Marie Peters – Serena Evans Robert Gillespie – James Cohen Madame Mignard – Jacqueline Tong Waiter – Keith Anderson Mr Hammerton – Nicky Henson Michel – Jeffrey Holland Jerome Giraud – Simon Roberts Gaston/Jacques – David Howarth Baptiste Mignard – Albert Welling Mr Barker – John Bird Esmond Lockwood – Edward de Souza Perkins – Richard Ridings Lanky Harris – Alex Arkell Mr Finchley Takes the Road Mrs Finchley – Dinah Sheridan Mr Rivers– Ron Pember Turk – Peter Vaughan Mr Sprake – James Grout Mr Harricot– Alan Thompson Colonel Greatorex – Ronald Fraser Marshall – Joe Melia Garge – Chris Emmett Ernie – Jon Glover Young woman – Susie Brann Mr Blain – John Bird Captain – Clive Swift Mrs Maberley – Auriol Swift Duffy – Richard Ridings Mr Greevey – Albert Welling Robert Finchley – Robert Gill Mr Harbottle – Piers Gibbon Miss Slater– Kate Binchy Sir Simon Penickle – Alan Thompson Mechanic – David Howarth Jenks – Ian Bartholomew Joe Turnbull – Bill Wallis James Grimes – Geoffrey McGivern Clarence Armitage – Sebastian Brennan Mrs Armitage – Jacqueline TongShow more
A collection of four blackly humorous crime mysteries featuring the fictional BBC Radio crime correspondent, George Cragge. Adapted from the novel by Mark Tavener, In the Red sees the anarchic George Cragge investigate a spree of bizarre murders in the world of City finance, a small political party contesting a by-election, and a plan to overthrow the Director-General of the BBC.The sequel, In the Balance, features George Cragge kicking off a murder trail during the FIFA World Cup at Wembley Stadium. And with Europe becoming a hot potato, can the Prime Minister hold onto his job? In the Chair follows the maverick hack as he looks into a series of murders of dentists linked to New Labour policy.The final drama, In the End, sees George Cragge investigating a series of murders of journalists.These four comedy thrillers star Michael Williams as George Cragge with Barry Foster as Police Supertintendant Frank Jefferson. The star casts also include Stephen Fry, John Bird, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Peter Serafinowicz, Hugh Laurie, Rebecca Front and Richard Griffiths.Show more
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Innocence by Roald Dahl, read by Dan Stevens, Richard E. Grant, Richard Griffiths, Tasmin Greig and Andrew Scott. There's a whole world of Dahl still to discover in a newly collected audiobook of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . What makes us innocent and how do we come to lose it? Featuring the autobiographical stories telling of Roald Dahl's boyhood and youth as well as four further tales of innocence betrayed, Dahl touches on the joys and horrors of growing up. Among other stories, you'll read about the wager that destroys a girl's faith in her father, the landlady who has plans for her unsuspecting young guest and the commuter who is horrified to discover that a fellow passenger once bullied him at school. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Deception, Trickery, War and Fear.Show more
From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected audiobook of his darkest stories, read by Richard Griffiths, Andrew Scott, Derick Jacobi, Mark Heap, Juliet Stevenson and Stephen Mangan. 'The cruelest lies are often told in silence . . .' Why do we lie? Why do we deceive those we love most? What do we fear revealing? In these ten tales of deception master storyteller Roald Dahl explores our tireless efforts to hide the truth about ourselves. Collected together for the first time, stories include My Lady Love, My Dove, Mildenhall Treasure, The Parson's Pleasure, Henry Sugar, The Umbrella Man, The Bookseller, Vengeance is Mine Inc., Lamb to the Slaughter, Mr Botibol and Man from the South. Dahl understood our deepest secrets, desires and fears and Deception is one of four books - the rest being Lust, Cruelty and Madness - that explore our hidden selves.Show more
Twelve classic Christie short stories are given a modern spin in these BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations.Agatha Christie is the acknowledged 'Queen of Crime', and these twelve short stories showcase her skilful plotting and talent for producing compelling mysteries. First broadcast in the early 2000s, the stories were adapted and brought up-to-date for a contemporary audience.Among the star cast are Tom Hollander, Emilia Fox, Patricia Routledge, Julia McKenzie, Neil Dudgeon, Richard Griffiths, Rebecca Front and Andrew Sachs.Unconventional detective Parker Pyne features in two of the stories, all twelve of which are infused with Agatha Christie's trademark tension and suspense. These tantalising tales of revenge, jealousy, love and death will thrill her many fans.The stories are:Philomel Cottage Swan Song Magnolia Blossom Witness for the Prosecution The Gates of Baghdad The Hound of Death In a Glass Darkly The Dressmaker's Doll The Case of the Perfect Carer The £199 Adventure The Gypsy The Last SéanceDuration: approx 5 hours 30 minutesShow more
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of My Lady Love, My Dove, a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the great Richard Griffiths. In My Lady Love, My Dove, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a game of cards between two couples is the basis for some shocking deceit . . . My Lady Love, My Dove is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and others. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today. Richard Griffiths' film work includes: Harry Potter, The History Boys, Hugo, Withnail and I. His television roles include Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky and Swelter in Gormenghast.Show more
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Galloping Foxley, a short, sharp story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Richard Griffiths. In Galloping Foxley, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a commuter is disturbed by an encounter with a man he vividly remembers from school . . . Galloping Foxley is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and others. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today. Richard Griffiths' film work includes: Harry Potter, The History Boys, Hugo, Withnail and I. His television roles include Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky and Swelter in Gormenghast.Show more
Four more BBC Radio full-cast dramatisations of P. G. Wodehouse short stories, starring Richard Griffiths as Mr Mulliner. Once again we join tale-teller Mr Mulliner in the the Angler's Rest, to hear more implausable aneccotes. In 'The Bishop's Move', the regulars remind Mulliner about a tale he told of his nephew Augustine and a wonder drug, Buck-U-Uppo. This leads Mr Mulliner to tell of a Bishop nearly undone by the miraculous tonic. 'The Ordeal of Osbert Mulliner' concerns another hapless relation, Osbert, who finds an unexpected advantage when two criminals attempt to burgle his flat. In 'The Knightly Quest of Mervyn', young Mervyn Mulliner must prove his love for the glamorous Clarice by finding strawberries in December. The last story relates 'The Truth About George', who seeks help from a specialist to stop stuttering. Advised to talk to strangers, he is mistaken for an escaped lunatic and pursued across the country...Show more
Six BBC Radio dramatisations of short stories from the master of comedy, P. G. Wodehouse. Mr Mulliner is a pub raconteur with an endless supply of improbable tales featuring his innumerable relations. There is the story of 'Honeysuckle Cottage', haunted by the spirit of a romantic novelist set on forcing marital bliss on the unwilling resident. 'A Slice of Life' also features a spooky old house, plus a young heiress and a determined suitor. 'The Smile that Wins' centres on a dyspeptic detective whose grisly grin is his secret weapon, while 'Open House' is an account of frightening aunts, terrifying ingenues and resourceful butlers. 'Came the Dawn' is a tale of indomitable love, parental obstruction and unexpected opportunities and the final yarn, 'Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo', tells of a pale curate rendered fearless after the ingestion of a miracle potion. Starring Richard Griffiths as Mr Mulliner.Show more
This fine collection of intelligent, unabridged short stories celebrating intriguing, interesting and sometimes inspirational men is an audio treat for young and old, male or female. A carefully compiled anthology featuring timeless tales from classic authors including Charles Dickens, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Anton Chekhov, read by a cast of acclaimed and respected authors, this compilation will be enjoyed by the whole family... for generations to come! STORY Listings: 1. Mr. Cosway and the Landlady - Wilkie Collins read by Rupert Degas 2. A School Story - M. R. James read by Martin Jarvis 3. The Poor Relation's Story - Charles Dickens read by Martin Jarvis 4. White Stockings - Edgar Wallace read by Jonathan Firth 5. The Music on the Hill - Saki read by Martin Jarvis 6. A Point of Detail - Sapper read by Jonathan Firth 7. On Cademuir Hill - John Buchan read by Iain Cuthbertson 8. Pat Hobby's Secret - F. Scott Fitzgerald read by Kerry Shale 9. My Cat Jeoffrey - Christopher Smart read by Richard Griffiths and Liza Goddard 10. The Fable of the Man with the Golden Brain - Alphonse Daudet read by Stephen Fry 11. Luck - Mark Twain read by Jonathan Firth 12.The Clock that Went Backward - Edward Page Mitchell read by Nicky Henson 13. The Dancing Partner - Jerome K Jerome read by Jonathan Firth 14. A Day in the Country - Anton Chekhov read by Martin Jarvis.Show more
CSA Word continues its ever-popular series of classic short stories, featuring writers such as Jerome K. Jerome, Louisa May Alcott, and Saki, read by such respected and revered readers as Derek Jacobi, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. Full story listings: Old Cornille's Secret by Alphonse Daudet, read by Stephen Fry The Mouse by Saki, Read by Barbara Leigh-Hunt The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Edward Hardwicke A Tale of Terror by Thomas Hood, read by Patrick Malahide The Homes of the Stars by F. Scott Fitzgerald, read by Kerry Shale A Thousand Deaths by Jack London, read by Nicky Henson Murder! by Arnold Bennett, read by Brian Cox The White Wolf by Guy de Maupassant, read by Dinsdale Landen The Mysterious Railway Passenger by Maurice Leblanc, read by Patrick Malahide The Cheshire Cat by Lewis Carroll, read by Liza Goddard 'Divus' Johnston by John Buchan, read by Iain Cuthbertson Dick Baker's Cat by Mark Twain, read by Richard Griffiths The Man in the Bell by W. E. Aytoun, read by Patrick Malahide Home Sickness by George Moore, read by T. P. McKenna Spindleberries by John Galsworthy, read by Joanna David The Face by E. F. Benson, read by Richard Pasco On Being in Love by Jerome K. Jerome, read by Hugh Laurie The Disintegration Machine by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Nicky Henson The Violet Car by E. E. Nesbitt, read by Harriet Walter The Patch on the Quilt Sapper, read by Edward FoxShow more
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