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BBC Radio 4

Overview
Works: 1,551 works in 2,417 publications in 1 language and 28,059 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Domestic fiction  Fantasy fiction  Children's audiobooks  Miscellanea  Radio plays  Sources  Historical fiction 
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 1,968 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 1,130 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( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien's famous saga, the prelude to the Lord of the rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure: dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest and a dramatic climax. At the centre is the unsuspecting hero Bilbo Baggins, a home-loving unambitious Hobbit who is suddenly thrust into the biggest, indeed the only adventure of his life ... The radio dramatisation of The hobbit became a classic when it was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1968 and it continues to delight today
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 225 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 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Busman's honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder is hardly the best way for Lord Peter and his bride, the famous mystery writer Harriet Vane, to start their honeymoon. It all begins when the former owner of their newly acquired estate is found quite nastily dead in the cellar
I, Claudius : from the autobiography of Tiberius Claudius by Robert Graves( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 171 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 164 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 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
Spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carré( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veteran spy wants to "come in from the cold" to retirement. He undertakes one last assignment in which he pretends defection and provides the enemy with sufficient evidence to label their leader a double agent
Sparkling cyanide by Agatha Christie( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 148 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

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
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens( Recording )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the starving French masses rise to overthrow a corrupt and decadent government, both the guilty and innocent become victims of their frenzied anger. Soon nothing stands in the way of the chilling figure they enlist for their cause--La Guillotine--the new invention for efficiently chopping off heads
An unsuitable job for a woman by P. D James( Recording )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 137 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 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking a position in society, young Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. But her life there is not as she might wish. Felicity Jones plays Fanny, while David Tennant is her cousin Tom and Benedict Cumberbatch his brother Edmund
Fry's English delight by Stephen Fry( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Fry, a BBC radio personality, presents a compelling and humorous exploration into the finer facets of the English language
Murder must advertise by Dorothy L Sayers( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 124 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
Smiley's people by John Le Carré( Recording )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 123 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
The iron hand of Mars by Lindsey Davis( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 116 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

BBCラジオ4

BBC广播四台

BBC第4頻道

British Broadcasting Corporation. Radio 4

British Broadcasting Corporation Radio Four

Radio 4 (British Broadcasting Corporation)

Радио 4

راديو بي بي سي 4

英国广播公司广播第四台

英國廣播公司第四電臺

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The hobbitA history of the world in 100 objectsProtestors for paradiseBusman's honeymoonBleak HouseTolkien's gown : & other stories of great authors and rare booksDirk Gently : the long dark tea-time of the soulThe secret pilgrim