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Death in a White Tie written by Ngaio Marsh performed by Benedict Cumberbatch on CD (Abridged)

Death in a White Tie written by Ngaio Marsh performed by Benedict Cumberbatch on CD (Abridged)£7.99  -  £11.99

A Benedict Cumberbatch Genius Performance!

The season had begun. Débutantes and chaperones were planning their luncheons, teas, dinners, balls. And the blackmailer was planning his strategies, stalking his next victim.


Catching Life by the Throat written by Josephine Hart performed by Famous British Actors on CD (Abridged)

Catching Life by the Throat written by Josephine Hart performed by Famous British Actors on CD (Abridged)£7.99  -  £14.99

A Magnificent production for anyone interested in poetry! This set features live recordings from the Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: Eight of the greatest poets in the English language.

A Broken Hallelujah - Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen written by Liel Leibovitz performed by Liel Leibovitz on CD (Unabridged)

A Broken Hallelujah - Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen written by Liel Leibovitz performed by Liel Leibovitz on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Why is it that Leonard Cohen receives the sort of reverence we reserve for a precious few living artists? Why are his songs, three or four decades after their original release, suddenly gracing the charts, blockbuster movie sound tracks, and television singing competitions?


Mustn't Grumble written by Terry Wogan performed by Terry Wogan on CD (Abridged)

Mustn't Grumble written by Terry Wogan performed by Terry Wogan on CD (Abridged)£19.99

Written in a style familiar to his millions of listeners, rich with warmth and irony, MUSTN'T GRUMBLE is Terry's definitive autobiography. Not only does he introduce the reader to post-Emergency Ireland, his chain-smoking maiden aunts, his quick-witted mother and hard-working father


Bob Dylan in America written by Sean Wilentz performed by Sean Wilentz on CD (Unabridged)

Bob Dylan in America written by Sean Wilentz performed by Sean Wilentz on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

One of America’s finest historians shows us how Bob Dylan, one of the country’s greatest and most enduring artists, still surprises and moves us after all these years. Growing up in Greenwich Village, Sean Wilentz discov­ered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager....

Napalm and Sillyputty written by George Carlin performed by George Carlin on CD (Unabridged)

Napalm and Sillyputty written by George Carlin performed by George Carlin on CD (Unabridged)£9.99

George Carlin treats us again to a collection of rants, jokes, one-liners and his vision on the world we live in.

New In September 2017 Part 2

 

(in alphabetical order)

 

We are particularly delighted to have hunted down

a few copies of the brilliant biography 

My Father - Laurence Olivier

 

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A Midsummer Night's Dream written by William Shakespeare performed by Paul Scofield, Barbara Jefford, Joy Parker and John Stride on Cassette (Unabridged)

A Midsummer Night's Dream written by William Shakespeare performed by Paul Scofield, Barbara Jefford, Joy Parker and John Stride on Cassette (Unabridged)£24.99  -  £29.99

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta.

An Audience with Peter Ustinov written by Peter Ustinov performed by Peter Ustinov on CD (Abridged)

An Audience with Peter Ustinov written by Peter Ustinov performed by Peter Ustinov on CD (Abridged)£4.99

Raconteur Peter Ustinov talks in front of an invited studio audience.

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Asterix in Britain written by Goscinny performed by William Rushton on Cassette (Abridged)

Asterix in Britain written by Goscinny performed by William Rushton on Cassette (Abridged)£29.99  -  £49.99

** We currently have 2 of these in stock. They BOTH come with a FREE copy of this wonderful recording on Audio CD. The Acceptable copy has been graded due to a 30 sec dropout after 15 mins of side 1. Rest assured that in the Audio CD copy, that comes FREE with this title, the audio plays perfectly **

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Asterix The Gladiator written by Goscinny performed by William Rushton on Cassette (Unabridged)

Asterix The Gladiator written by Goscinny performed by William Rushton on Cassette (Unabridged)£49.99

When Cacofonix the bard is taken to Rome as a present for Julius Caesar, Asterix and Obelix set out to rescue him, sailing with master salesman Ekonomikrisis, the Phoenician merchant. How do our Gaulish friends come to end up training as gladiators?

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Balthazar Jones and the Tower of London Zoo written by Julia Stuart performed by Bill Willis on Cassette (Unabridged)

Balthazar Jones and the Tower of London Zoo written by Julia Stuart performed by Bill Willis on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99

A poignant, magical and completely original novel that you can’t fail to love, for fans of Joanne Harris. Meet Balthazar Jones, Beefeater at the Tower of London. Married to Hebe, he lives and works in the Tower, as he struggles to cope with the tragic death of his son Milo, three years ago.

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Blue Horizon written by Wilbur Smith performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)

Blue Horizon written by Wilbur Smith performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99

From the No 1 bestseller author, a new Courtney novel, set on the Southern tip of Africa At the close of Wilbur Smith's bestselling MONSOON, Tom Courtney and his brother Dorian battled on the high seas and finally reached the Cape of good Hope to start life afresh.

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Briggflatts written by Basil Bunting performed by Basil Bunting on Cassette (Unabridged)

Briggflatts written by Basil Bunting performed by Basil Bunting on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99

Basil Bunting said: "Poetry is written to be heard and not to be read in silence." His own readings of his own work is useful for a full appreciation of his musical poetry.

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Brodmaw Bay written by F.G. Cottam performed by David Rintoul on Cassette (Unabridged)

Brodmaw Bay written by F.G. Cottam performed by David Rintoul on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99

Brodmaw Bay seems to be the perfect refuge for James Greer and his family. When his young son is the victim of a brutal mugging, Greer wants to leave London - the sooner the better - for the charming old-fashioned fishing port he has just discovered.

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Chanel - An Intimate Life written by Lisa Chaney performed by Carole Boyd on Cassette (Unabridged)

Chanel - An Intimate Life written by Lisa Chaney performed by Carole Boyd on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99

Revolutionizing women's dress, Gabrielle "Coco'' Chanel was the twentieth century's most influential designer. Her extraordinary and unconventional journey--from abject poverty to a new kind of glamour--helped forge the idea of modern woman.

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D-Day to Berlin written by Andrew Williams performed by Michael Tudor-Barnes on Cassette (Unabridged)

D-Day to Berlin written by Andrew Williams performed by Michael Tudor-Barnes on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99

Nightfall, 6 June 1944. D-Day is over and the Allies have carved a tenuous foothold in 'Fortress Europe'. The future of Europe hangs in the balance as Hitler's formidable SS Panzer troops threaten to drive them back into the sea. D-Day to Berlin is the remarkable story of the Allied struggle for survival .....

Epic Poems written by Various Poets performed by Robert Powell on Cassette (Abridged)

Epic Poems written by Various Poets performed by Robert Powell on Cassette (Abridged)£13.99

A Genius Performance by Robert Powell!

Combining the wonderful performance of Robert Powell with this magnificent poetry makes this set a Must Listen!

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Excession written by Iain M. Banks performed by Peter Kenny on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

Excession written by Iain M. Banks performed by Peter Kenny on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£24.99  -  £29.99

By the author of "Feersum Endjinn". The Excession has returned but the only person who is aware of its potential is living out her death in the immense Sleeper Service ship. The Excession is something the culture must understand better - before it falls into less understanding hands.

Fantastic Stories written by Terry Jones performed by Terry Jones on CD (Unabridged)

Fantastic Stories written by Terry Jones performed by Terry Jones on CD (Unabridged)£14.99  -  £19.99

13 stories of mischief and magic, dragons and dinosaurs, monsters and mermaids, cruelty and courage. Would you like to meet the Slow Ogre, who takes three days to just eat his breakfast, or a boy called Tom who finds a dinosaur in his shed, making a noise like a pillar-box?

Footfalls in Memory written by Terry Waite performed by Terry Waite and Martin Jarvis on Cassette (Abridged)

Footfalls in Memory written by Terry Waite performed by Terry Waite and Martin Jarvis on Cassette (Abridged)£4.99

Terry Waite recalls his lifetime of reading experience, the books, poems and prayers, and how these literary experiences helped preserve his sanity during the dark hours of his confinement in Lebanon.

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Henry IV Part One written by William Shakespeare performed by Dame Edith Evans, Sir Anthony Quayle and Michael Redgrave on Cassette (Abridged)

Henry IV Part One written by William Shakespeare performed by Dame Edith Evans, Sir Anthony Quayle and Michael Redgrave on Cassette (Abridged)£9.99  -  £14.99

"Henry IV, Part One" has always been a popular play. It is performed on this recording by a brilliant cast which includes Richard Johnson, the wild and bold Prince Hal who slays in single combat the rebel Hotspur, played by Sir Michael Redgrave. Sir Anthony Quayle is an inimitable Falstaff, Harry Andrews is King Henry

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Hitler written by A.N. Wilson performed by Ralph Cosham on CD (Unabridged)

Hitler written by A.N. Wilson performed by Ralph Cosham on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Hiter's unlikely rise to power and his uncanny ability to manipulate his fellow man resulted in the deaths of millions of Europeans and a horrific world war, yet despite his colossal role in world history, he remains mythologized and, as a result, misunderstood.

Jeremy's Airport written by Jeremy Spake performed by Jeremy Spake on Cassette (Abridged)

Jeremy's Airport written by Jeremy Spake performed by Jeremy Spake on Cassette (Abridged)£4.99

Jeremy Spake, the Aeroflot traffic supervisor who featured in the first two series of BBC TV's "Airport", takes an anecdotal look at everyday life at Heathrow Airport.

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Just Me written by Sheila Hancock performed by Sheila Hancock on Cassette (Unabridged)

Just Me written by Sheila Hancock performed by Sheila Hancock on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99

Well now, prove it, Sheila. As John would say, "Put your money where your mouth is." Be a depressed widow boring the arse off everyone, or get on with life. Your choice.' In The Two of Us Sheila relived her life with John Thaw - years packed with love and family, delight and despair.

Kidnapped written by R.L. Stevenson performed by John Sessions on CD (Abridged)

Kidnapped written by R.L. Stevenson performed by John Sessions on CD (Abridged)£6.99

Set in the aftermath of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, Kidnapped (1886) is a gripping narrative told by David Balfour, a young Whig and Lowlander, who is tracked by his miserly uncle, survives attempted murder, kidnap and shipwreck and, in the company of Alan Breck, a Jacobite, escapes ...

Lord of the Flies written by William Golding performed by William Golding on Cassette (Unabridged)

Lord of the Flies written by William Golding performed by William Golding on Cassette (Unabridged)£14.99

This brilliant version has a brief introduction by WIlliam Golding himself. The compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into ....

Love is the Cure - On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS written by Elton John performed by Elton John on CD (Unabridged)

Love is the Cure - On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS written by Elton John performed by Elton John on CD (Unabridged)£9.99

In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. In the midst of the plague, he befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized by his town and his school because of the HIV infection he had contracted from a blood transfusion.

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My Father Laurence Olivier written by Tarquin Olivier performed by Tarquin Olivier on Cassette (Unabridged)

My Father Laurence Olivier written by Tarquin Olivier performed by Tarquin Olivier on Cassette (Unabridged)£49.99  -  £79.99

‘What we have lost with Laurence Olivier is glory.’ My Father Laurence Olivier is a touching account of a son’s idolisation of his father -- one of the greatest actors ever to have graced both the British stage and Hollywood’s screens.

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Poets for Pleasure - William Blake written by William Blake performed by Nicol Williamson on CD (Abridged)

Poets for Pleasure - William Blake written by William Blake performed by Nicol Williamson on CD (Abridged)£14.99

William Blake spent almost the whole of his life in London, a city of gin shops and brothels, built around a river foul with sewage and corpses. Through his poetry he challenged the society that permitted, and the God who seemed indifferent, to the poverty and suffering of Londoners.

Remembering Willie Rushton written by Willie Rushton performed by Willie Rushton on CD (Abridged)

Remembering Willie Rushton written by Willie Rushton performed by Willie Rushton on CD (Abridged)£6.99

Career highlights from one of this country's funniest satirists and comedy men. Willie Rushton's career spanned decades, from the cutting edge satire of television's "That Was The Week That Was" to the razor-sharp punnery and verbal wizardry of radio's "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue".

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Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare performed by Claire Bloom, Albert Finney and Dame Edith Evans on Cassette (Unabridged)

Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare performed by Claire Bloom, Albert Finney and Dame Edith Evans on Cassette (Unabridged)£24.99  -  £39.99

"Romeo and Juliet" is possibly the best known, the most lyrical and most tragic love story ever written. It is one of Shakespeare's earlier dramas with a plot superbly constructed, each incident leading into the next until the final reconciliation of the two old fathers. It is a romantic tragedy rather than a genuine tragedy, such as "Hamlet" or "Othello". 

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Sacred Hunger written by Barry Unsworth performed by David Rintoul on Cassette (Unabridged)

Sacred Hunger written by Barry Unsworth performed by David Rintoul on Cassette (Unabridged)£49.99

1752, the Liverpool Merchant sets sail from Merseyside. A slaver, she is bound for Africa to buy men and transport them in chains across the Atlantic. But aboard ship disease thrives in the cramped hold, killing men and eating into profit.

Stratford Boys written by Jan Mark performed by Martin Jarvis on CD (Unabridged)

Stratford Boys written by Jan Mark performed by Martin Jarvis on CD (Unabridged)£9.99

Will is a glover's son, who spends his days fitting gloves to pretty hands in his father's busy shop, and apart from the odd poem he's never before put pen to paper. But the good people of Stratford require a play, and with his pal Adrian Croft he finds himself responsible for putting one on the stage.

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The Black Tower written by P.D. James performed by Michael Jayston on CD (Unabridged)

The Black Tower written by P.D. James performed by Michael Jayston on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

A Genius Performance by Michael Jayston! Commander Dalgliesh is recuperating from a life-threatening illness when he receives a call for advice from an elderly friend who works as a chaplain in a home for the disabled on the Dorset coast. Dalgliesh arrives to discover that Father Baddeley has ....

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The Documents in the Case written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by Nigel Anthony on CD (Unabridged)

The Documents in the Case written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by Nigel Anthony on CD (Unabridged)£59.99

The bed was broken and tilted grotesquely sideways. Harrison was sprawled over in a huddle of soiled blankets. His mouth was twisted . . . Harrison had been an expert on deadly mushrooms. How was it then that he had eaten a large quantity of death-dealing muscarine?

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The End of Summer written by Rosamunde Pilcher performed by Stella Gonet on Cassette (Unabridged)

The End of Summer written by Rosamunde Pilcher performed by Stella Gonet on Cassette (Unabridged)£34.99

Sitting on a California beach at summer's end, Jane Marsh thinks back to her childhood at the estate called Elvie in a remote corner of Scotland. She remembers not only the heather-covered hills and the lonesome loch, but her grandmother . . . and, of course, Sinclair.

The Final Testament of the Holy Bible written by James Frey performed by Trevor White on CD (Unabridged)

The Final Testament of the Holy Bible written by James Frey performed by Trevor White on CD (Unabridged)£9.99

James Frey isn't like other writers. He's been called a liar. A cheat. A con man. He's been called a saviour. A revolutionary. A genius. He's been sued by readers. Dropped by publishers because of his controversies. Berated by TV talk-show hosts and condemned by the media.

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The Franchise Affair written by Josephine Tey performed by Carole Boyd on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Franchise Affair written by Josephine Tey performed by Carole Boyd on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99

Marion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law. Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise. Unremarkable that is, until the police turn up with a demure young woman on their doorstep.

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The Great Escape written by Paul Brickhill performed by Richard Todd on Cassette (Abridged)

The Great Escape written by Paul Brickhill performed by Richard Todd on Cassette (Abridged)£29.99

The inspiration for the movie of the same name starring Steve McQueen, "The Great Escape" chronicles the largest Allied escape attempt--using their bare hands and crude homemade tools to dig their way out--from a German POW camp during World War II.

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The Hermit of Eyton Forest written by Ellis Peters performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Hermit of Eyton Forest written by Ellis Peters performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)£49.99

The year is 1142, and all England is in the iron grip of a civil war. And within the sheltered cloisters of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, there begins a chain of events no less momentous than the political upheavals of the outside world.

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The Magdalena Curse written by F.G. Cottam performed by David Rintoul on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Magdalena Curse written by F.G. Cottam performed by David Rintoul on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99

It only takes a couple of visits to convince Dr Elizabeth Bancroft that Adam Hunter is not just having bad dreams. He's a child possessed.His father is desperate: adamant that his son's affliction is the result of a curse he incurred in the depths of the Amazon, where a badly misguided ...

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The Man in the Wooden Hat written by Jane Gardam performed by Bill Willis on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Man in the Wooden Hat written by Jane Gardam performed by Bill Willis on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99

Filth (Failed in London, Try Hong Kong) is a successful lawyer when he marries Elisabeth in Hong Kong soon after the war. Reserved, immaculate, and courteous, Filth finds it hard to demonstrate his emotions. But Elisabeth is different - a free spirit.

The Merry Wives of Windsor written by William Shakespeare performed by Marlowe Dramatic Society, Patrick Wymark, Roy Dotrice and Tony Church on Cassette (Abridged)

The Merry Wives of Windsor written by William Shakespeare performed by Marlowe Dramatic Society, Patrick Wymark, Roy Dotrice and Tony Church on Cassette (Abridged)£9.99

The Merry Wives of Windsor was almost certainly required at short notice for a court occasion in 1597: Shakespeare threw into it all the creative energy that went into his Henry IV plays. Falstaff is here, with Pistol, Mistress Quickly, and Justice Shallow, in a spirited and warm-hearted 'citizen comedy'. 

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The Old Devils written by Kingsley Amis performed by David Rintoul on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Old Devils written by Kingsley Amis performed by David Rintoul on Cassette (Unabridged)£49.99

Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their Soave-sodden wives have one main ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But their routine is both shaken and stirred when they are joined by professional Welshman Alun Weaver (CBE) and his wife, Rhiannon.

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The Portrait written by Iain Pears performed by Peter Capaldi on CD (Unabridged)

The Portrait written by Iain Pears performed by Peter Capaldi on CD (Unabridged)£49.99

A dark and disturbing novel of suspense brought to vivid life in this CD audiobook. This is a tale set at the turn of the 20th century, by the bestselling author of An Instance of the Fingerpost.

The windswept isle of Houat, off the coast of Brittany, is no picturesque artists' colony.

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The Quality of Mercy written by Barry Unsworth performed by David Rintoul on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Quality of Mercy written by Barry Unsworth performed by David Rintoul on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99

The Quality of Mercy opens in the spring of 1767, in the immediate aftermath of the events in Barry Unsworth's Sacred Hunger. It follows the fortunes of two central characters from that book: Sullivan, an Irish fiddler, and Erasmus Kemp, the son of a disgraced Liverpool slave-ship owner who hanged himself.

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The Railway Children written by E Nesbit performed by Victoria Carling, Daniel Ison, Kate McEnery and Frances Jeater on Cassette (Abridged)

The Railway Children written by E Nesbit performed by Victoria Carling, Daniel Ison, Kate McEnery and Frances Jeater on Cassette (Abridged)£19.99

This is the brilliant BBC dramatisation performed by the original radio cast. Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis were very happy living in a comfortable house surrounded by a cook and servants and two loving parents, until one evening when there was a knock at the door and their father was ...

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The Silence of the Lambs written by Thomas Harris performed by Frank Muller on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Silence of the Lambs written by Thomas Harris performed by Frank Muller on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99

An FBI trainee. A psychopath locked up for unspeakable crimes. And a serial killer getting ever closer to his latest victim... Seeking insight into the deadly madman she must find, FBI rookie Clarice Starling turns to Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a monster cannibal held in a hospital for the criminally insane.

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The Taint of Midas written by Anne Zouroudi performed by Bill Willis on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Taint of Midas written by Anne Zouroudi performed by Bill Willis on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99

For over half a century, the beautiful, ruined Temple of Apollo has been in the care of the old beekeeper Gabrilis. But when the value of the land soars, he is forced to sign away his interests – and hours later he meets a violent, lonely death.

Tintin written by Herge performed by Leo McKern, Andrew Sachs and Stephen Moore on Cassette (Abridged)

Tintin written by Herge performed by Leo McKern, Andrew Sachs and Stephen Moore on Cassette (Abridged)£9.99

Six dramatized adventures of Tintin, the intrepid boy reporter/detective, and his trusty dog, Snowy. The cast includes Leo McKern as Captain Haddock, Andrew Sachs as Snowy, Stephen Moore as Professor Calculus, Charles Kay as the Thompson twins, and Richard Pearce as Tintin.

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Twelfth Night written by William Shakespeare performed by Paul Scofield, Robert Hardy, Vanessa Redgrave and Siobhan McKenna on Cassette (Abridged)

Twelfth Night written by William Shakespeare performed by Paul Scofield, Robert Hardy, Vanessa Redgrave and Siobhan McKenna on Cassette (Abridged)£29.99

"Twelfth Night" is the happiest and most lyrical of Shakespeare's comedies. In this delightful romp of deception and romance, when the lovely Viola (played by Siobhan McKenna) disguises herself as a young man, she quickly falls in love with the Duke she serves.

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Ustinov at Eighty written by Peter Ustinov performed by Peter Ustinov and John Bird on CD (Abridged)

Ustinov at Eighty written by Peter Ustinov performed by Peter Ustinov and John Bird on CD (Abridged)£9.99

In this 2001 interview Peter Ustinov talks to John Bird about his hectic life and times, about family life, schools sports, the army, spying, Hollywood and radio comedy.

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Wilt on High written by Tom Sharpe performed by Stephen Fry on Cassette (Abridged)

Wilt on High written by Tom Sharpe performed by Stephen Fry on Cassette (Abridged)£29.99

Wilt is back - in form, and in a good deal of trouble. Henry Wilt is still teaching at the Fenland Tech, attempting to drill English into plasterers, dozing through tedious committee meetings and occasionally getting mildly plastered in 'The Pig in a Poke' with one of his few bearable colleagues.