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BBC Radio 4

Works: 1,380 works in 1,888 publications in 1 language and 23,120 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Drama  Domestic fiction  Fantasy fiction  Radio plays  Miscellanea  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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Classifications: PZ7.M768, 823.8
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A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,819 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 )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 872 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 ( )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return
The spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carré ( )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 276 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
Protestors for paradise by Frances Gumley ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 225 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
I, Claudius by Robert Graves ( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 224 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
Tolkien's gown : & other stories of great authors and rare books by R. A Gekoski ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Busman's honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 177 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
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
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 167 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
Death in the clouds by Agatha Christie ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On an airplane bound for London from Paris, one of the 11 passengers is dead. The small red puncture wound on the woman's neck might have been accepted as a sting from a wasp, but luck is not on the killer's side. Hercule Poirot is aboard the plane, and he discovers a thorn typically used with a blowpipe near the victim's feet. As he tackles the case, suspicion points in all directions, even back to Poirot when the blowpipe is found tucked behind his very own seat
The iron hand of Mars by Lindsey Davis ( )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 148 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
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 145 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
Anne of Green Gables by L. M Montgomery ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the enchanting children's classic. Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert have sent to the orphanage for a boy. So when a skinny, red-haired girl turns up, she is not quite what they had in mind. Anne Shirley soon sets the quiet island community of Avonlea talking of little else. With her incessant chatter and intense imagination, things are never dull with Anne -- in fact, they are frequently fiery
The secret pilgrim by John Le Carré ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 141 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
An unsuitable job for a woman by P. D James ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inheriting a detective agency from her ex-policeman boss, a young woman takes on a career as a private detective
Six suspects by Vikas Swarup ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There's a caste system, even in murder. Viky Rai, notorious son of a prominent Indian politician, shoots dead a waitress at a trendy Delhi restaurant. Thanks to his mother pulling a few strings, he gets off scot-free. At a lavish society party to celebrate his acquittal, he is himself murdered. Who did it? The Bollywood actress with a guilty secret; the American who came to India to marry his mail-order bride; the mobile-phone thief with big dreams; the tribesman on a quest to recover a stolen relic; or Vicky Rai's mother, a corrupt politician who will do anything to cling to power ... --Container
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 129 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
Sparkling cyanide by Agatha Christie ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The coroner's verdict: suicide, after beautiful heiress Rosemary Barton dies from drinking a cyanide-laced glass of chanpagne at her own birthday party. Her husband George doesn't believe it, based on two anonymous letters that suggest murder. But who has a motive? Rosemary's lover or the lover's spurned wife, her penniless sister, or even George or his secretary? One year after her death, six gather for dinner in remembrance. The plan is to trap the killer, but instead, death strikes again!
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Alternative Names
BBC Fourth programme
BBC. Radio 4
BBC Radio Four
British Broadcasting Corporation Radio 4
British Broadcasting Corporation Radio Four
Radio 4
Radio 4 (British Broadcasting Corporation)
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