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BBC Radio 4

Overview
Works: 1,656 works in 2,607 publications in 1 language and 28,661 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Children's audiobooks  Miscellanea  Radio plays  Historical fiction 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Performer, Musician, Editor, Composer, Other, Lyricist, 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 2,024 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 1,177 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( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 458 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 227 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
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 178 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 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
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 )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 158 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 150 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 144 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
An unsuitable job for a woman by P. D James( Recording )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 138 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
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Recording )

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

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 127 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 122 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
Fry's English delight by Stephen Fry( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 121 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 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman private eye Falco is dispatched to one of the most hostile parts of the Empire to deliver 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. With the help of his travelling companions, Falco must try to complete his most deadly mission yet
 
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A history of the world in 100 objects
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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
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

BBCラジオ4

BBC广播四台

BBC第4頻道

British Broadcasting Corporation Radio 4

Radio 4

Radio 4 (British Broadcasting Corporation)

Radio Four

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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English (146)