Most widely held works by Philip Madoc
The last of the Mohicans ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
In 1757, during the French and Indian War, half-sisters Cora and Alice Munro set out to join their father, the British Commander of Fort William Henry. After they are betrayed by Magua, the sisters are rescued by Hawkeye whose efforts to lead them to safety are aided by the noble Mohican Uncas, the last of this tribe.
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Set against the turbulent events of the Russian Revolution, the story of a doctor disillusioned by the new order.
Ancient Egypt unearthed ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Take a journey down the mighty Nile, back through time, and uncover ancient Egypt's long-lost mysteries.
Macbeth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English, Middle and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Using Shakespeare's classic text, this production of Macbeth is set in a timeless zone somewhere in the twentieth century against a raw, urban industrial environment. The film is notable for a carefully edited text which enables students to explore the playwright's handling of passion, murderous fury, betrayal and guilt.
The death of Arthur (Le morte d'Arthur) by Thomas Malory ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Presents Thomas Malory's "The Death of Arthur," the classic account of King Arthur's life, the adventures of his court, and his quest for the grail.
The Arabian nights the book of a thousand nights and a night ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Translations by Sir Richard Burton, the 19th century explorer, of the tales of Sinbad the Seaman, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and other tales of Scheherezade.
A mind to kill. Series 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Welsh detective Noel Bain solves crimes his own way. He relies on his unerring instinct, keen intelligence, and a passion for defending the innocent. A widower, who struggles to protect his teenage daughter from a world filled with murder, brutal sex crimes, and villains.
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire. Part II by Edward Gibbon ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 124 libraries worldwide
"This six-disc recording covers the final three volumes of Gibbon's work, tracing ten centuries in the life of the eastern half of the empire, whose capital city was Constantinople. Among the many figures who stride across Gibbon's stage here are the emperor Justinian I, a noble statesman and successful warrior, brought low by his lascivious wife, the former prostitute Theodora; the murdering Basil I, a peasant who nonetheless proved himself a worthy figure upon which to drape the purple; and the final emperor of all, Constantine XI, who died on the battlements of Constantinople in 1453, valiantly fighting a losing battle to prevent the Turks from gaining a city they had craved for centuries"--Container.
The weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
'The heart of the magic was sealed with Firefrost, the Weirdstone of Brisingamen ... should Nastrond destroy the stone, then the magic will die away.' When Colin and Susan are pursued by eerie creatures across Alderley Edge, the Wizard -- Cadellin Silverbrow -- takes them to safety deep in the caves of Fundindelve. Here he watches over the enchanted sleep of one hundred and forty knights, awaiting the fated hour when they must rise and fight. But the Weirdstone of Brisingamen is lost and the forces of evil are closing in. The children realise that they are the key to its return, but how can they defeat the powerful magic of the Morrigan and her deadly brood? First published in 1960, four decades before Harry Potter, Alan Garner's novel of magic and wizards has endured and become a modern classic of children's literature.
The essential Dylan Thomas including Under milk wood by Dylan Thomas ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
This selection brings onto one CD set the best of Dylan Thomas. Here is the legendary recording of 'Under Milk Wood', with Richard Burton and Richard Bebb as narrators; and also two radio productions he wrote before that great classic.
The Old Testament selections from the Bible (the Authorized version) ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Here are the greatest and best-loved stories from the Old Testament of the Bible, stories which can be read as much for their human, literary and historical appeal as for their religious meaning. The selection ranges from childhood favourites like David and Goliath, to key moments in Jewish history (such as the Exodus), and also includes some of the finest poetry in the Old Testament (the Song of Solomon, for example). Until the invention of the printing press and the coming of the Reformation, the Bible was effectively the preserve of the clergy.
Monk's hood by Ellis Peters ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Shrewsbury 1138, and Gervase Bonel is about to leave his manor for the Abbey. All he asks in return is a comfortable house, run by monks, to end his days in peace. Then suddenly, Gervase is dead - poisoned before he can sign the papers.
How green was my valley by Richard Llewellyn ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
The story of the childhood and youth of Huw Morgan, a miner's son in a South Wales valley.
The moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Alan Garner's exciting and atmospheric tale of magic and evil which began with The weirdstone of Brisingamen continues with the Moon of Gomrath. Colin and Susan are not safe from the evil Morrigan and once more find themselves back in Fundindelve with the wizard Cadellin.
A mind to kill. Series 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Welsh detective Noel Bain has a talent for solving crimes and a tendency to side with the underdog. He remains a compassionate man and a loving father to his tennage daughter while dealing with the worst aspects of human behavior.
Egypt uncovered ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Shot on location at many sites off-limits to the public, and featuring many of the world's most noted Egyptologists, this video offers a comprehensive look at the new archaeological discoveries that are changing what we know about ancient Egypt.
Dead man's ransom by Ellis Peters ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
"It is 1141. In Shrewsbury, civil war is tearing the country apart as the bitter feud between King Stephen and Maud shows no sign of abating. But within the serene walls of the Benedictine abbey of St Peter and St Paul, peace still reigns and Brother Cadfael, himself a former soldier of the crusades, now uses prayer as his only weapon. When a Welsh prisoner of war is brought to him for treatment of a sword-wound, Cadfael finds the conflict rudely interrupting the harmony of religious life. As the foster son of the Prince of North Wales, the young soldier is a prized possession-so valuable, in fact, that he can be offered in exchange for Gilbert Prescott, Sheriff of Shrewsbury, who has been captured by the Welsh. A swap is duly arranged but, when one of the prisoners is found dead before the final transaction takes place, the community learns the horrifying truth: there is a murderer in the monastery. Can Cadfael find out who it is?" -- from the publisher - (July 2006).
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Discusses the gradual collapse of the Roman rule from Augustus (23 BC-AD 14) to the first of the Barbarian kings, Odoacer (476-490 AD).
The essential Dylan Thomas by Dylan Thomas ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
This varied, well-chosen selection brings into one set the best of Dylan Thomas. Here is the legendary recording of Under Milk Wood, with Richard Burton and Richard Bebb as narrators; but here also are two radio productions he wrote before that great classic, and though interesting in their own right, they show how Under Milk Wood grew gradually in his imagination.
The tempest by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Philip Madoc stars as Prospero with Nina Wadia as the spirit Ariel in Shakespeare's magical, other-worldly final play. Raging storms & rich beautiful music combine to magical effect in this radio production of Shakespeare's allegorical last play, where mystical forces work to restore harmony and order to an estranged community. BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard. In the acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre. Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.
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