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BBC Radio 4

Overview
Works: 1,701 works in 2,697 publications in 1 language and 28,847 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Domestic fiction  Drama  Fantasy fiction  Trivia and miscellanea  Radio plays  Historical fiction 
Roles: Other, Editor, Producer
Classifications: PZ7.M768, 823.8
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Most widely held works about BBC Radio 4
 
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A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,920 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 )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,172 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 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 452 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 221 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 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne of Green Gables by L. M Montgomery( Recording )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 172 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
Busman's honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 166 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
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Recording )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 165 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( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 162 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 )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 162 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
The spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carré( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 152 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
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 )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ned, a fledgling British Secret Service agent, comes into his own as a master spy, thanks to the tutelage legendary spy George Smiley
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens( Recording )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 139 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 135 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 125 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
Smiley's people by John Le Carré( Recording )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 121 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 )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 119 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
Dumb witness by Agatha Christie( Recording )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Hercule Poirot sifts through his post one particular morning, he alights upon a letter from an elderly and (as it transpires) exceedingly rich spinster--Miss Emily Arundell. She is clearly in great distress and seeking his help, but doesn't say why. Her only specific mention is "the incident of the dog's ball." However, what intrigues Poirot is the date of the communication--it was written two months ago. He persuades Captain Hastings that they must visit the lady with all haste. On arrival, they discover that she has died, apparently of natural causes. But Bob, Miss Arundell's devoted wire-haired terrier, knows better. And so, soon, does Poirot
 
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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 paradiseAnne of Green GablesBusman's honeymoonBleak HouseTolkien's gown : & other stories of great authors and rare booksDirk Gently : the long dark tea-time of the soul
Alternative Names
BBC Four 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 britisk riksdekkende radiostasjon

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 stasiun radio di Britania Raya

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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