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At Bertram's Hotel (Dramatised)

Miss Marple, Agatha Christie's deceptively mild spinster sleuth, is being treated to a few days' holiday by her niece, staying at Bertram's Hotel, a dignified, unostentatious establishment tucked away in a back street of busy Mayfair.

Here is a place where sedate upper class ladies, retired military gentlemen and the higher echelons of the clergy can indulge in the comforts of a bygone age. But Miss Marple begins to feel uneasy. Something sinister lurks beneath the polished veneer. Why are so many major crimes associated in some way with the hotel or somehow implicate eminently respectable people staying there?

June Whitfield stars as Miss Marple in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of a classic brain-teaser from the Queen of Crime.

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Q & A (filmed as Slumdog Millionaire)

From the makers of A Suitable Boy, Fatherland, and The Handmaid's Tale and based on the best-selling novel by Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup, the production was recorded on location on the streets of Mumbai with an Indian cast.

When Ram Mohammad Thomas, an orphaned, uneducated street kid from Mumbai, wins a billion rupees on a live TV quiz show, he finds himself beaten up and thrown in jail by the programme's producers. During his interrogation he explains, through a series of flashbacks, how he knew the answers to all the show's questions. What he describes about his life is jaw-dropping: "You learn a lot about the world by living in it." he says.

His account takes us on an extraordinary adventure through every strata of modern-day India, from orphanages to brothels, gangsters to beggar-masters, into the homes of Bollywood's rich and famous, a well meaning, but ineffective British Missionary, and a seedy Australian diplomat.

Using a quiz show format, the drama is punctuated with scenes from the TV studio. Ten questions, 10 answers: and with each answer the stakes get higher.

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Stardust

Matthew Beard and Sophie Rundle star in a brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Eleanor Bron.

Challenged to retrieve a fallen star, Tristran Thorn leaves the sleepy English village of Wall and crosses into the land of Faerie and the realm of Stormhold. Locating the star, he discovers it is no meteorite but a young woman, Yvaine.

When Yvaine evades him and escapes, Tristran discovers he is not the only one in pursuit of the star: there are dark forces in this magical land, and he must find Yvaine before she falls into their clutches. As he does so, Tristran will uncover the secret to his own identity and a fate beyond his wildest dreams.

Directed by Dirk Maggs and Heather Larmour, and featuring over 20 minutes of unbroadcast material, this stunning new dramatisation boasts an extensive cast including Frances Barber, Maggie Steed, Nicholas Boulton, Blake Ritson, Bryan Dick, Charlotte Riley, Aisling Loftus, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Alex Macqueen, Matthew Beard and Sophie Rundle. There are also cameo appearances by Tori Amos and Neil Gaiman. Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx.

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All About Eve

Broadway star Margo Channing, played to perfection here by Tallulah Bankhead, is at the top of her game and has successful collaborations with her husband, playwright Lloyd Richards and close friend, director Bill Sampson.

Enter centre stage, Eve Harrington, a manipulative minx that uses and abuses the lives of Margo and her friends to fulfil her ambitions of theatre stardom. As she manoeuvres her way into taking over Margo's part in the current Broadway hit, only a cynical theatre critic sees through her sweet, naïve veneer of being Margo's greatest fan.

He writes that Margo is ageing none too gracefully which contributes to Eve winning an important role in a forthcoming production that was intended for Margo.

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Rhythm Study: Textbook of Rhythm Reading

Audios for Rhythm study. "Rhythm Study" is a music textbook, the purpose of which is to teach the basics of reading rhythms in an efficient and easy manner. The audiobook is designed to meet the rhythm syllabus requirements of music schools all the way up to university level.

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Age of Innocence (Dramatised)

A full-cast dramatisation of Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a passionate love affair that breaks all the rules of the restrictive high society of 1870s New York.

In the exclusive world of upper-class New York, in which attendance at balls and dinners passes for occupation, Newland Archer anticipates his marriage to May Welland, a beautiful young girl from a suitable family 'who knows nothing and expects everything'. Into this well-ordered community May's cousin, the captivating and exotic Countess Olenska, arrives. She has returned from Europe after the collapse of her marriage and alternately enchants and outrages New York society with her cosmopolitan lifestyle. Newland is sympathetic to her escape from a loveless marriage, and as his sympathy deepens into love he not only gains insight into the brutality of society's treatment of women, but also discovers the real anguish of loving outside its rules.

Dramatised by Jane Rogers, starring Andrew Wincott and Susanne Bertish.

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The Greatest Story Ever Told: Easter

The Greatest Story Ever Told, based on the book of the same name by Fulton Ousler, came to ABC for Goodyear Tires on January 26, 1947. This ambitious radio series, with a full orchestra and a 16-voice chorus, dramatized the life and times of Jesus Christ, "the greatest life ever lived." It was the first radio series to simulate the voice of Christ as a continuing character. Warren Parker played the part of Jesus, although none of the show's actors were ever promoted as "stars".

Ouster, then religious editor of Reader's Digest, kept a strong interest in the show, meeting weekly with writer Henry Denker before scripts were prepared. They often discussed ideas in terms of modern problems, then found a corollary in the life of Christ and emerged with a theme. Denker, a long-time student of the Bible, held additional meetings with clergy of all faiths. Moreover, an inter-denominational advisory board guided the show. The stories quite effectively captured the essence of Ouster's book, a beautifully simple, popular dramatization of Christ's life as set down by four apostles. Marx Loeb was the director of the radio show, with Leonard Blair as assistant director, and it was produced by Wadill Catchings. William Stoess composed the music. Willard Young directed the orchestra and chorus. The Greatest Story Ever Told became an integrated part of school and church work. The radio show aired on ABC as an early evening Sunday show for the next decade.

This Easter-themed audio edition features three full-cast dramatizations from The Greatest Story Ever Told radio series: "The Betrayal", "The Crucifixion", and "The Resurrection".

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Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Dramatised)

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring Peter Sallis as the great Belgian detective. Tyrannical millionaire Simeon Lee has been estranged from most of his family for years. But now, on Christmas Eve, the old man calls them all together once more. Unable to disobey, the children gather uneasily and wonder what their father's intentions are. Does he want to clear up past misunderstandings or cause fresh mischief?

Before they can find out, a deafening crash is heard overhead. Rushing upstairs, they discover a shocking sight: Simeon Lee is lying in a pool of blood, his throat cut. But it is the strangest thing - the door has been locked from the inside and there is no trace of the murderer.

With so many possible suspects, it is lucky for Superintendent Sugden that the Chief Constable has his old friend Hercule Poirot staying with him. It seems to be an impossible case. But, as Poirot knows only too well, things aren't always as they seem.

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Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume 2: Four BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations

Ian Carmichael is Lord Peter Wimsey in these consummate BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' much-loved mysteries.

Elegant, erudite and sharp-witted, aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey featured in numerous novels and short stories by 'Queen of Crime' Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations - first broadcast on BBC radio between 1975 and 1981 - are loved by mystery fans all around the world.

In The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, when General Fentiman is found dead at his club, Wimsey suspects foul play. Could he have been murdered for his money?

Strong Poison introduces Harriet Vane - a crime novelist on trial for murdering her lover. Wimsey knows Harriet is no femme fatale but an innocent victim embroiled in a diabolical plot....

Five Red Herrings sees Peter faced with six men, all of whom have a motive for killing argumentative Scottish painter Sandy Campbell. But who was the culprit?

In Have His Carcase, when Harriet Vane finds a body on the beach with his throat cut, Lord Peter must work out whether it was murder or suicide.

These classic dramas, produced by Simon Brett (author of the Charles Paris series), also feature Peter Jones, Joan Hickson, Miriam Margolyes and Warren Clarke.

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Bob Hope Show: Guest Star George Raft

This episode of Bob Hope's classic NBC radio show originally aired on November 20, 1951.

Bob Hope made his radio debut on NBC in May 1937. He became a top-rated fixture on Tuesday nights with his theme song, "Thanks for the Memories". His legendary broadcasts from military bases around the world helped boost American morale during the dark days of World War II. Over the years, his radio regulars included Jerry Colonna, Brenda and Cobina, Vera Vague, Wendall Niles, and orchestras led by Skinnay Ennis and Les Brown. Featured singers on the show included Judy Garland, Frances Langford, Doris Day, and Gloria Jean.

Hope's radio career lasted well into the mid-1950s. By then, he had become a major movie and television star. He died on July 29, 2003, at the age of 100.

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