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BBC Radio 4

Works: 1,546 works in 2,292 publications in 1 language and 26,923 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Domestic fiction  Fantasy fiction  Children's audiobooks  Miscellanea  Historical fiction  Sources  Radio plays 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Musician, Performer, Editor, Author, Producer, Other
Classifications: PR4571, 823.8
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Most widely held works about BBC Radio 4
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Most widely held works by BBC Radio 4
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the stories of one hundred human innovations to explain their pivotal role in shaping civilization, from weapons and the domestication of cows to currency and music
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work of historical reconstruction Neil MacGregor and his team at the British Museum, working together in a landmark collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC, bring us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare's universe and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I
The hobbit by J. R. R Tolkien( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The hero of the tale is Bilbo Baggins, a home-loving unambitious hobbit who is suddenly thrust into what turns out to be the biggest adventure of his life. Guided by Gandalf the wizard, Bilbo and a company of dwarves set out to destroy Smaug the Magnificent, a ferocious dragon who guards a treasure hoard. Their journey contains many dangers, and in facing them the reluctant Bilbo's great resourcefulness and courage surprises everyone - not least of all himself!"--Publisher description
Protestors for paradise by Frances Gumley( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neil MacGregor's radio series 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' has been a unique event that has set a benchmark for public service broadcasting in the UK and across the world. This book is the tie-in to that event, reproducing the scripts describing the objects that made us who we are
The spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carré( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1962, the height of the Cold War and only months after the building of the Berlin Wall. Alec Leamas is a hard working, hard drinking British intelligence officer whose East Berlin network is in tatters. His agents are either on the run or dead, victims of the ruthlessly efficient East German counter-intelligence officer Hans-Dieter Mundt. Leamas is recalled to London, where, to his surprise, instead of being washed up and consigned to a desk, he's offered a chance to have his revenge by becoming a pawn in a plot to destry Mundt
Busman's honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey with Sarah Badel as Harriet Vane and co-starring Peter Jones, Rosemary Leach and Peter Vaughan in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. Society's eligible women are in mourning. Lord Peter Wimsey has married at last, having finally succeeded in his ardent pursuit of the lovely mystery novelist Harriet Vane. The two depart for a tranquil honeymoon in a country farmhouse but find, instead of a well-prepared love nest, the place left in a shambles by the previous owner. His sudden appearance, dead from a broken skull in the cellar, only prompts more questions. Why would anyone have wanted to kill old Mr Noakes? What dark secrets had he to hide? The honeymoon is over, as Lord Peter and Harriet Vane start their investigations. Suspicion is rife and everyone seems to have something to hide, from the local constable to the housekeeper. Wimsey and his wife can think of plenty of theories, but it's not until they discover a vital fact that the identity of the murderer becomes clear
Tolkien's gown : & other stories of great authors and rare books by R. A Gekoski( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Each essay gives the publishing biography of a single book, together with details of Rick Gekoski's involvement with the first edition of the work" -- Dust jacket
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Recording )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With their estate entangled in an interminable legal case, the young wards of the court Richard Carstone and Ada Clare are taken into the benevolent care of the kindly John Jarndyce. Ada's companion, the gentle and good-hearted Esther Summerson, is devoted to the old man and, although she loves another, becomes betrothed to him. But behind Esther's supposed orphan past lies a dark secret that leads tragically to deceit, blackmail and murder. And as the endless lawsuit erodes their inheritance, the happiness that Richard and Ada have found in each other is brought into desperate jeopardy.--
I, Claudius by Robert Graves( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full-cast dramatisation of Robert Graves' brilliant account of the madness and debauchery of ancient Rome, starring Tom Goodman Hill as Claudius and Derek Jacobi as Augustus. The wickedly entertaining inside story of the lives and deaths of the Imperial dynasty from Augustus to Caligula is told by their obscure relation, Claudius. In public, Claudius is a stammering, drooling weakling, whose reputation as an idiot keeps him safe from office and assassination
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens( Recording )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spectre of the revolution, the flaming chateaux, the ferocious mobs, the rumbling death carts, the hiss and thud of the guillotine, the storming of the Bastille - all are vividly portrayed in this BBC production
Sparkling cyanide by Agatha Christie( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published in 1945, Sparkling Cyanide is all about remembrance. It begins with six characters recalling the horrific death of Rosemary Barton, a beautiful but shallow young heiress poisoned by a cyanide-spiked glass of champagne whilst celebrating her birthday at a smart London restaurant. Rosemary haunts all six characters, each of them a suspect, throughout the story-- and it's not until her killer is found and her ghost laid to rest that the group can move on, though they will never forget
The secret pilgrim by John Le Carré( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ned considered delivering his own speech to the new "Joes" at Saratt, but in the end, he called on George Smiley, the legendary officer who had retired to Cornwall. Smiley's "fireside chat" gives the dangerous edge back to Ned's memory, transporting him to his own beginnings as an agent in the 60s when the Red Peril was everywhere
Dirk Gently : the long dark tea-time of the soul by Douglas Adams( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dirk Gently has fallen on hard times and dresses as a gypsy woman, using his irritatingly accurate clairvoyant powers to read palms. He is saved when a frantic client turns up with a ludicrous story about being stalked by a goblin waving a contract accompanied by a hairy, green-eyed, scythe-wielding monster. When Detective Superintendent Gilks decides a headless body found in a sealed room is the result of a particularly irritating suicide, Dirk is plunged into a mystery where the interconnectedness of all things is tested to the limit
An unsuitable job for a woman by P. D James( Recording )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Cordelia Gray: twenty-two, tough, intelligent and now sole inheritor of the Pryde Detective Agency. Her first assignment finds her hired by Sir Ronald Callender to investigate the death of his son Mark, a young Cambridge student found hanged in mysterious circumstances. Required to delve into the hidden secrets of the Callender family, Cordelia soon realises it is not a case of suicide, and that the truth is entirely more sinister
Fry's English delight by Stephen Fry( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Fry, a BBC radio personality, presents a compelling and humorous exploration into the finer facets of the English language
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Recording )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Gordon is the narrator with Amanda Root as Fanny Price, Jane Lapotaire as Mrs. Norris and Michael Williams as Sir Thomas Bertram in this full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Jane Austen's perceptive study of middle class morals and mores in the nineteenth century
Murder must advertise by Dorothy L Sayers( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When copywriter Victor Dean falls to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, no one seems to mind. That is, until Lord Peter joins the firm incognito as Dean's replacement and starts asking questions which lead him into a network of blackmailers, drug pushers and one of the most deadly plots of crime fiction. However, before the crimes can be solved and the truth revealed, five more people must die
Smiley's people by John Le Carré( Recording )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Russian ̌migř is found murdered on Hampstead Heath, Smiley is called out of retirement to exorcise some Cold War ghosts from his clandestine past. What follows is Smiley the human being at his most vulnerable and Smiley the case officer at his most brilliant; and it takes to a thrilling conclusion his career-long, serpentine battle with the enigmatic and ruthless Russian spymaster Karla
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens( Recording )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persecuted by his wrathful stepfather, Mr. Murdstone; deceived by his boyhood idol, the callous, charming Steerforth; driven into moral combat with the sniveling clerk Uriah Heep, and hurled, pell-mell, into a blizzard of infatuation with the adorably dim-witted Dora--He survives it all with inimitable style
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A history of the world in 100 objects
Alternative Names
BBC Fourth programme

BBC. Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 britischer Hörfunksender

BBC Radio 4 British domestic radio station, owned and operated by the BBC

BBC Radio 4 Britse radiozender

BBC Radio 4 cadena de radio de la BBC en el Reino Unido

BBC Radio 4 ene Rahdijo-Sänder en Ängland, dä vun de BBC, de brettesche Rondfonk-Kompanie, beschegg un bedrevve weed

BBC Radio 4 radio publique généraliste britannique

BBC Radio 4 Εθνικός ραδιοφωνικός σταθμός του BBC

BBC Radio Four

BBC 라디오 4




British Broadcasting Corporation Radio 4

Radio 4

Radio 4 (British Broadcasting Corporation)

Radio Four

Радио 4

راديو بي بي سي 4



English (139)

The hobbitProtestors for paradiseA history of the world in 100 objectsThe spy who came in from the coldBusman's honeymoonTolkien's gown : & other stories of great authors and rare booksBleak HouseA tale of two cities