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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 collection of all 16 episodes from this gripping BBC Radio crime series Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, introducing sixteen tales of detectives whose abilities rival that of the great Sherlock Holmes. Starring James Fleet (Series 1, 3 and 4) and Tim Piggott-Smith (Series 2) as Lestrade, with casts featuring Andrew Scott, Paul Rhys, Anton Lesser, Honeysuckle Weeks, Rupert Vansittart, John Sessions, Marcia Warren and Tim McInnerny. Dramatised for radio by Chris Harrald, these stories are written by masters of the crime and thriller genre, all contemporaries of Arthur Conan Doyle. They include: The Murders on the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe The Problem of Cell 13 by Jacques Futrelle Murder By Proxy by Matthias McDonnel Bodkin The Mystery of Redstone Manor by Catherine Louisa Pirkis The Problem of the Superfluous Finger by Jacques Futrelle The Clue of the Silver Spoons by Robert Barr The Intangible Clue by Anna Katharine Green The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah The Kinght's Cross Signal Problem by Ernest Bramah A Snapshot by Matthias McDonnel Bodkin Seven, Seven, Seven - City by Julius Chambers The Moabite Cipher - by R Austin Freeman The Clairvoyants - by Arthur B Reeve The Stanway Cameo Mystery - Arthur Morrison The Secret of Dunstan's Tower - Ernest Bramah The Mystery of the Scarlet Thread - Jacques Futrelle Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko (Series 1) and Liz Webb (Series 2, 3, 4) (c) BBC Studios Distribution Ltd 2021 (p) BBC Studios Distribution Ltd 2021Show more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. A collection of the funny, curious verse written during the 19th and 20th centuries, read by some of Britain's most renowned actors. Humorous and whimsical verse are collated together in these timeless readings of poetry from our funniest writers. Performed by Sir John Gielgud; Imogen Stubbs; Tim Pigott-Smith; Peter Orr; Wendy Hillier. This collection includes poems from: • A.E. Housman • Benjamin Franklin King • J.K. Stephen • A.C. Swinburne • Lewis Carroll • Thomas Hardy • W.S. Gilbert • Edward Lear • William McGonagall • A.H. Clough • Robert Barnabas Brough • Thomas Grey • Lord Byron • Walter Raleigh • Oliver Goldsmith • George Canning • John Dryden • Samuel C. Boston • H.C. Beeching • C.S. Calverley • William Walsh • W.M. Thackeray • George Coleman • Hartley Coleridge • Charles Cros • George Du Maurier • W.R. Mardale • Matthew Prior • Earl Of Rochester • Thomas Love Peacock • Thomas Hood • Harry GrahamShow more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. Intrigue, espionage, and anarchy abound in what is still considered Conrad’s finest novel. Adolf Verloc, a Russian spy working for the police, is embroiled in a plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory. When the attack goes awry, Verloc must face the consequences. Beloved star of the screen and stage, Tim Pigott Smith provides a thrilling narration of this strikingly relevant tale.Show more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. This collection brings together the best British writing of the 20th century, narrated by a trio of beloved voices from the stage and screen. From the ghost stories of M.R. James to the intensity of D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers, as well as the intrigue of Joseph Conrad’s spy thriller, The Secret Agent, these enthralling modern classics will delight every listener. These classic stories are read by The Jewel in the Crown’s Tim Pigott-Smith; legendary Shakespearean actor, Sir Michael Hordern; and Sir Ian McKellen. This collection includes: • The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad, read by Tim Pigott-Smith • Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence, read by Sir Ian McKellen • Ghost Stories by M. R. James, read by Sir Michael HordernShow more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. Set in the time of Richard the Lion Heart, Ivanhoe bursts with unforgettable characters and nail-biting adventures, as the heroic Ivanhoe battles to defend his king. Crossing from England to the Holy Lands and back again, Ivanhoe goes on a wild and dangerous journey, one full of sieges, jousting and chivalry, as he fights to defeat the king’s evil brother John and win the forbidden hand of lady Rowena. Tim Piggott-Smith, best known for his leading role in The Jewel and the Crown, brings the world to thrilling and vivid life.Show more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. A gentleman with a taste for gambling accepts a bet that he cannot make it around the globe in eighty days. Part travelogue, part high stakes thriller, Phileas Fogg and his French manservant race to win this fantastical wager. Tim Piggott-Smith narrates the journey which has come to inspire generations of adventurers.Show more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. Three of the finest novels of the 19th Century are brought together in this wide-ranging collection. From the rumblings of provincial England in Silas Marner and Cranford to a wild and dangerous journey across the Holy Lands in Ivanhoe, these classic novels of the Georgian and Victorian period are as relevant and important today as they ever have been. These classic stories are read by Fawlty Towers’ Prunella Scales; The Jewel in the Crown’s Tim Pigott-Smith; and Dame Judi Dench. This collection includes: • Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, read by Prunella Scales • Ivanhoe by Walter Scott, read by Tim Pigott-Smith • Silas Marner by George Eliot, read by Dame Judi DenchShow more
A radio anthology of George Orwell’s finest work. Visionary author and journalist George Orwell was the man behind two of the best-loved and most influential novels of the 20th century: Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm. This collection celebrating his life and work features dramatisations of both these classic books, with stellar casts including Christopher Eccleston, Pippa Nixon, Tim Pigott-Smith, Tamsin Greig and Nicky Henson. Timeless examples of his essays and journalism are also showcased here, including ‘A Hanging’, ‘Confessions of a Book Reviewer’, ‘My Country Right or Left’, ‘Pleasure Spots’ and ‘As I Please’ (all read by Clive Merrison).Show more
Five classic novelisations of TV adventures set in Earth's history. In Doctor Who: The Aztecs the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan materialise in Mexico during the bloodthirsty Aztec civilisation. In Doctor Who and the Crusaders the First Doctor and his friends are embroiled in the 12th Century conflict between Richard the Lionheart and the Sultan Saladin. In Doctor Who: The Myth Makers the First Doctor, Steven and Vicki arrive on the plains of Ursa Minor, in the middle of the Greek and Trojan battlefields. In Doctor Who and the Masque of Mandragora, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah fight swords, sorcery and an alien influence in 15th Century Italy. In Doctor Who and the Visitation, the Fifth Doctor, Adric, Tegan and Nyssa materialise in 17th Century London and find themselves playing a key role in gruesome historical events...Read by William Russell, Stephen Thorne, Tim Pigott-Smith and Matthew Waterhouse. Duration: 23 hours approx. Each purchase is accompanied by a PDF booklet featuring full cast and credits, chapter-by-chapter navigation, and sleeve notes for each book by David J. Howe."This range of classic Target audiobooks continues to go from strength to strength..." Doctor Who MagazineSound design by Simon Power TARDIS sound effect by Brian Hodgson Executive producer: Michael Stevens Cover illustration by Andrew Skilleter(P) BBC Worldwide 2018 © BBC Worldwide 2018 BBC logo © BBC 1996 Doctor Who logo © BBC 2014 A stereo recording MCPSDigital Edition Chapter ListingDoctor Who: The Aztecs Files 1-15Doctor Who and the Crusaders Files 16-25Doctor Who: The Myth Makers Files 26-53Doctor Who and the Masque of Mandragora Files 54-65Doctor Who and the Visitation Files 66-76 ** Please contact Customer Service for additional content**Show more
Six lavish BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's much-loved novels.Anthony Trollope’s series of witty and gently satirical stories of provincial life are set in the fictional town of Barchester and its surrounding county of Barsetshire. The canvas is broad and colourful, with a set of iconic characters in whose lives we become intimately involved as they grow up, grow old, and fall in or out of love and friendship, across the years.The Warden: The gentle Mr Harding finds his peaceful life disrupted, when his would-be son-in-law calls into question the large income he receives as warden of Barchester alms house.Barchester Towers: The cathedral town is changing again, with the arrival of a new Bishop, his wife and his Chaplain from London throwing all Barchester into disarray.Dr Thorne: When young heir Frank Gresham expresses his desire to marry Mary, her uncle Dr Thorne realises that a secret he has concealed for so long can no longer stay secret.Framley Parsonage: Mark Robarts, the young vicar of Framley, cannot resist the lure of celebrity beyond his own village. But his ambitious pursuits will lead him to risk his devoted wife and children, as well as his sister's happiness.The Small House at Allington: The Arrival of the handsome Adolphus Crosbie causes quite a stir at Allington. There is concern for Lily Dale in her fight against scarlet fever, and Dr Crofts is a frequent visitor to the Small House.The Last Chronicle of Barset: Henry Grantley has fallen in love again, Lily's past returns to haunt her, and Mr Crawley must reckon with an angry butcher. Johnny traverses Europe trying to save Mr Crawley, and meets an unexpected new friend."Rich in character detail, beautifully cast and absorbing" - Moira Petty, The StageShow more
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is an unusually complex novel. The reader is left guessing as to the true nature of the evil Mr Hyde, and what his hold over the benevolent Dr Jekyll may be, until almost the end. Then the truth is revealed in retrospect, by letter, and a number of baffling events are finally explained. Acting as a backcloth to the character's confusion and despair are the foggy, sinister streets of Victorian London. 1. AN EVIL STORY. Utterson is the perfect lawyer: dry, scrupulous and discreet. His friend, Richard Enfield, with who he takes a walk every Sunday, seems equally unexciting. But, as they pass a dingy doorway, Enfield relates a disturbing tale. One night, he saw a small, ill-looking man knock over a little girl and deliberately trample on her. When cornered, the man showed no signs of regret, but he went in through the doorway and emerged with a cheque to compensate the family. The man's name was Hyde. 2. FRUITLESS ENQUIRES. That evening, Utterson re-reads the bizarre will made by his fiend Dr Jekyll, in which he leaves everything to Edward Hyde. Determined to discover more, he calls on Dr Lanyon, who has long known Jekyll, but learns nothing except that Lanyon and Jekyll have quarrelled over a medical matter. Utterson decides to approach Hyde himself, surprising him one night. Hyde lets Utterson see him and gives him his address, but the lawyer remains curious. Calling on Jekyll, Utterson speaks to his butler, Poole, and learns that the staffs have been instructed to obey Hyde, who normally enters and leaves Jekyll's house by the laboratory door. Some weeks later, after a dinner party, Utterson asks Jekyll directly about Hyde but only succeeds in annoying him. Finally, he agrees to Jekyll's request that he help Hyde in legal matters. 3. AN ATROCIOUS CRIME. Late one night, a maid, looking out from her bedroom window, sees Sir Danvers Carew, an elderly MP, savagely beaten to death by Hyde. Utterson leads the police to Hyde's room, but he has fled. Utterson then calls on Jekyll, who is distraught, but who promises that Hyde will never be seen again and gives Utterson a letter from Hyde to that effect but Guest, Utterson's clerk, reveals that the letter is in Jekyll's hand. 4. DEEP MYSTERIES. For a while Jekyll seems his old sociable self, then he withdraws from the world again, calling on Dr Lanyon, Utterson finds him a sick man-with a bitter hatred for Jekyll. When Lanyon dies, he leaves a letter that is not to be opened until Jekyll's death. Utterson hears only grim news of Jekyll through Poole the butler, until one day, walking with Enfield, he sees the doctor sitting at a window. They start to talk, but terror strikes Jekyll and slams the window shut. Soon after, Poole calls on Utterson to tell him that he fears foul play. 5. CONFRONTATION. Utterson accompanies Poole to Jekyll's house. Poole explains that he is extremely anxious about his master, whom he has heard groaning and pacing about his laboratory, but whom who has not seem for weeks - although he has glimpsed Hyde. They knock on the laboratory door and both feel sure that the voice which tells them to go away is not Jekyll's. Finally, they break the door down. Lying dead on the floor is the wretched form of Hyde. Of Jekyll there is no sign - expcept a will and a letter. 6. SECRET TRANSFORMATION. Utterson reads the letter left by Dr Lanyon. It relates how Lanyon has received a note from Jekyll, imploring him, as an old friend, exactly as requested: go to Jekyll's house, break open a cabinet and take all the chemicals from a certain drawer home with him. Lanyon does this and then receives a call from Hyde, whom he has never seen before. Hyde drinks the chemicals and, before Lanyon's horrified eyes changes into Jekyll. 7. CONFESSION. In the letter he has left for Utterson, Jekyll says that he was born wealthy and talented, and won success and friends, but that in his research he was drawn towards the mystical, especially towards exploring the dual nature of humanity. He experimented with many chemicals, finally finding a mixture which could change him and release his evil alter ego - a character whom he called Hyde. Exulting in evil, Hyde committed crimes that the doctor would never have put his hand to. Jekyll provided for Hyde, renting rooms for him in Soho and making him his heir. Then one morning, he woke up in bed and found to his horror that he had unexpectedly become Hyde - without the use of chemicals. 8. INTO THE ABYSS. Shocked that his alter ego had the power to overthrow his better self, Jekyll says that he abstained his original identity, but eventually succumbed. Having been suppressed for many weeks, Hyde was inflamed with anger and killed Sir Danvers. Once again, Jekyll vowed never to touch the drug, but one day he changed in to Hyde without warning and had to beg Lanyon for help. From then on he needed the chemicals in order not to become Hyde, and hid in his laboratory as his supplies ran low finally, he came to accept the end of his life as Jekyll, wondering whether Hyde would hang or find the courage to end his own life.Show more
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