More comedy gold that didn´t get broadcast for reasons of good taste and good old fazshioned decency! The usual team, plus some other top-class comedians. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dara O´Briain, Hugh Dennis, Frankie Boyle, Andy Parsons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rbet/000019/bk_rbet_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sixteen TV soundtracks from the award-winning TV show collected together for the first time, starring David Jason as ambitious market trader Del Boy Trotter and Nicholas Lyndhurst as his younger brother, Rodney Trotter. For 15 years the brothers of Trotters Independent Traders PLC have entertained us both with Del´s extreme optimism and scams and, quite simply, Rodney´s reactions upon hearing those scams. Now 16 classic soundtracks from one of the funniest comedy programmes of all time are brought together in audio. So don´t be a plonker - do yourself a favour and get your hands on this little beauty. Episodes: ´The Long Legs of the Law´ ´The Yellow Peril´ ´A Losing Streak´ ´No Greater Love´ ´Yesterday Never Comes´ ´May the Force Be with You´ ´Wanted´ ´Thicker Than Water´ ´Homesick´ ´Healthy Competition´ ´Strained Relations´ ´Hole in One´ ´It´s Only Rock and Roll´ ´Sleeping Dogs Lie´ ´Watching the Girls Go By´ ´Who Wants to Be a Millionaire´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Jason, full cast, Nicholas Lyndhurst. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002946/bk_rhuk_002946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Patsy and Edina are in full swing in these four BBC TV soundtrack episodes: ´Fat´; ´Birthday´; ´Death´; and ´Happy New Year´. Starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, with Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and others. Duration: 1 hour 40 mins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast, Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002412/bk_rhuk_002412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First broadcast live in 1959 as part of Tony Hancock´s 4th BBC TV Series, these rare recordings are made available for the first time in over fifty years. In The Flight of the Red Shadow (aka Desert Song), Hancock is on the run from disgruntled members of the East Cheam Repertory Company. In order to escape, Hancock is forced to masquerade as the Maharaja of Renjipur, with disastrous consequences. One of the long ´´lost´´ Hancock TV Episodes recently discovered by the Hancock Appreciation Society. 2009 is the 60th Anniversary of the Galton and Simpson writing partnership. Some of the lost episodes feature Ray and Alan in walk on parts as well as stars like John Le Mesurier, Arthur Mullard, Rolf Harris, and of course the inimitable Sid James and Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock!! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Full Cast incl. Hancock, Sid James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/002889/rt_bbcw_002889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week in Studio 360, Kurt Andersen talks with a songwriter whose words are being sung by protesters in the deadly clashes in Venezuela — he gives a firsthand account of life trapped behind barricades. A playwright explains why he moved Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra from Rome to colonial Haiti. And a former CIA man brings his Cold War experiences to light on the TV spy show The Americans. [Broadcast Date: March 1, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/140301/rt_stud_140301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here are a further four original television soundtracks from the BBC´s Hancock series. Once again Tony Hancock stars as the loveable curmudgeon, in four installments written by the character´s creators, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. The Economy DriveHaving come home from holiday to find that Sid has left all the lights on, the TV running, and failed to cancel the milk and the papers, Hancock decides to go on an economy drive. Problems arise in a self-service cafeteria, and even a short stay in a hospital fails to save them any money. The ColdHancock has the most awful cold, his sixth of the winter. He tries everything to cure himself: potions, pills, Mrs Cravat´s witch´s brew. A visit to his own doctor proves fruitless as the doc is suffering even more than Hancock. But there´s always Sid´s keep-fit regime.... The EmigrantHancock has had enough of England and decides to emigrate. None of the colonies seem keen to have him, however, so Sid arranges a trip on a tramp steamer, which takes the unsuspecting Hancock on a trip to the Arctic Circle. The Baby SittersHancock and Sid are employed as baby-sitters in a very plush modern house with all the gadgets: hidden TV, remote-controlled curtains, electronic baby alarm. After raiding their host´s larder and drinks cabinet, watching TV and failing to calm the baby, the two of them fall asleep. Only when the parents return do they realise they´ve had a burglary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Hancock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000815/rt_bbcw_000815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Robin of Locksley returns from the Crusades to find his people starving and oppressed by the new Sheriff of Nottingham. Under this tyrannical regime, the slightest crime attracts the heaviest punishment, and dissent is impossible. Robin soon discovers that the only way to reason with the Sheriff is with bow and arrow, even if it means sacrificing his lands and becoming an outlaw.This exciting adventure is read by Richard Armitage, who plays Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood. It also features Robin and his loyal band of brothers, as seen in the hit BBC TV series. Crammed with action, humour, wit and romance, this fantastic adaptation of the classic tale brings the legendary outlaw hero to life for a whole new generation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Armitage. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003892/bk_rhuk_003892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dinnerladies is a classic BBC sitcom based around the lives of the staff of the canteen at Manchester factory HWD Components. Written by and starring Victoria Wood a Brenda, these eight classic TV episodes are brilliantly funny, where the jokes fly as thick and as fast as granary torpedoes. Along with the day-to-day feeding the faces of folk, the canteen staff Bren, Twink, Jean (and all the others!) have to contend with the arrival of a royal onsite, a Japanese-themed party complete with costumes and the controversial delivery of new uniforms. And will Tony finally succumb to Brenda´s advances? With a wonderful cast including Victoria Wood, Celia Imrie and Thelma Barlow also star in this trayful of comedy from the BBC hotplate. Episode list: Monday Royals Moods Party Catering Minnellium Gravy ToastPlease note that sound quality may vary due to the archive nature of these recordings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast, Victoria Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/004189/bk_rhuk_004189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Steve Coogan is the king of tan slacks and bad taste in these two episodes from the BBC television spoof chat show. There´s a new chat in town as the hit programme comes live from the BBC Television Centre, and Alan ushers on a variety of guests including horsewoman of few words Sue Lewis, powerful hypnotist Tony le Mesmer, fashion designer Yvonne Boyd, and husband and wife thespians Tania Barker and Gary Barker. There´s also a whole edition of the programme broadcast from sexy Paris, city of French people. Joining Steve Coogan as he squirms his way across the easy chairs are Steve Brown, Minnie Driver, Rebecca Front, Melanie Hudson, Doon MacKichan, Patrick Marber, and David Schneider. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Coogan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000110/rt_bbcw_000110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.