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BBC Radio 4

Works: 1,565 works in 2,373 publications in 1 language and 27,288 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Domestic fiction  Fantasy fiction  Children's audiobooks  Miscellanea  Radio plays  Historical fiction  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Producer
Classifications: PR4571, 823.8
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A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,966 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 1,123 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 467 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
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, describes each object, most of which are exhibited in the British Museum, and explains how each one represents a significant moment in human history. On each CD, objects from a similar period of history are grouped together to explore a common theme and to make connections across the world. Music, interviews with specialists, and quotations from written texts enrich the listener's experience
Protestors for paradise by Frances Gumley( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carré( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 223 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 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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 its not until they discover a vital fact that the identity of the murderer becomes clear
I, Claudius : from the autobiography of Tiberius Claudius by Robert Graves( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 170 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
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Recording )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 168 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
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 166 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
Dirk Gently : the long dark tea-time of the soul by Douglas Adams( Recording )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dirk Gently has an unshakeable faith in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats, until he becomes embroiled in two surreal, supernatural cases that will test his belief to the limits
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens( Recording )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 147 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
The secret pilgrim by John Le Carré( Recording )

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

Simon Russell Beale stars in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation of John le Carř's last Smiley novel. George Smiley is one of the most brilliantly realised characters in British fiction. Bespectacled, tubby, eternally middle-aged and deceptively ordinary, he has a mind like a steel trap and is said to possess 'the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin'. The Berlin Wall is down, the Cold War is over, but the world's second oldest profession is very much alive
Sparkling cyanide by Agatha Christie( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 145 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
An unsuitable job for a woman by P. D James( Recording )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inheriting a detective agency from her ex-policeman boss, a young woman takes on a career as a private detective
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Recording )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 127 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
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
Murder must advertise by Dorothy L Sayers( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When copywriter Victor Dean falls to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, everyone assumes it was an unfortunate accident. His replacement doesn't think so and begins asking a lot of questions. The new man is something of a mystery to his colleagues, and he certainly dresses well considering his meager writer's salary. Of course, the new copywriter is none other than Lord Peter Wimsey, working incognito to discover the truth. In between writing catchy slogans, Wimsey sets out to catch the murderer and finds a network of blackmailers, drug pushers, and killers. But the deeper he gets into this criminal underworld, the more his own life is in danger--and as the murders increase, he must work to a tight deadline if he's to solve the case before it's too late
Fry's English delight by Stephen Fry( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Fry, a BBC radio personality, presents a compelling and humorous exploration into the finer facets of the English language
The iron hand of Mars by Lindsey Davis( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anton Lesser and Anna Madeley star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the fourth novel in Lindsey Davis's bestselling series featuring Roman private eye Falco. The iron hand of Mars sees Falco being dispatched to one of the most hostile parts of the Empire to deliver a new standard -- an iron hand -- to one of the legions. Germania is cold, wet, dismal and full of dark forests inhabited by bloodthirsty barbarians, but Falco has an even bigger problem to worry about: he has forgotten Helena Justina's birthday, and she is being pursued by the Emperor's son Titus Caesar. As Falco makes his way through dangerous territory, he encounters the aftermath of a grisly crime, investigates the case of a missing legate, gets into trouble with a centurion and has a fateful encounter with a Celtic priestess and a giant bull
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A history of the world in 100 objects
Alternative Names
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

British Broadcasting Corporation Radio Four

Radio 4 (British Broadcasting Corporation)

Радио 4

راديو بي بي سي 4



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The hobbitA history of the world in 100 objectsProtestors for paradiseThe spy who came in from the coldBusman's honeymoonBleak HouseTolkien's gown : & other stories of great authors and rare booksDirk Gently : the long dark tea-time of the soul