A Christmas Carol, but not as you've ever heard it before. A surprise all-star cast gather to bring Dickens' timeless classic to life. Introduced by Jonathan Dimbleby. Starring John Nicholson and Richard Katz, with Jane Horrocks, Dara O'Briain, Charlotte Green, Richard Madeley, Peter Purves, Gwyneth Williams and Chris Evans. Written by John Nicholson and Richard Katz. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sirine Saba, Javier Marzan, John Nicholson, Richard Katz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/007024/bk_bbcw_007024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Film director Wes Anderson and producer Robert Evans on this edition of Fresh Air. Wes Anderson co-wrote and produced the critically-acclaimed and popular film The Royal Tenenbaums, which has just been released on video and DVD. The film stars Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Billy Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Stiller. Anderson also co-wrote and directed Bottle Rocket and Rushmore. Legendary producer Robert Evans ran Paramount Studios from 1966-1974 and brought to the screen the films: The Odd Couple, Love Story, Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby, Harold and Maude, and The Godfather. He was discovered poolside in 1956 when his good looks and charm captured the eye of screen legend Norma Shearer. She offered him a film role, and he acted for a few years before taking up producing. He published his memoir, The Kid Stays in the Picture, in 1994. There's now a new documentary based on his memoir now being released to theatres. (Original Broadcast Date: December 13, 2001 and September 7, 1994) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020726/rt_whyy_020726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How many times have you seen an interesting looking bug and wondered if it was friend or foe? We'll discuss a great new way to find out when we interview Arthur Evans, the author of the brand-new National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Insects and Spiders & Related Species of North America. Then, the Question of the Week: weed woes got you down? Mike McGrath will help you get your garden back with tips on using flame, vinegar, soap, and your own two hands to safely remove those great plants growing in the wrong place. [Broadcast Date: August 9, 2007] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike McGrath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/070809/rt_gard_070809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, if A Prairie Home Companion can be a movie, why can't To The Best of Our Knowledge? This trailer for the forthcoming film featuresthe vocal stylings of Don LaFontaine, "King of the Movie Trailer Voice-Overs." Who will play Jim, Steve and Anne? Or will they play themselves? Next, Geoff Dyer talks about his book, Zona: A Book about a Film about a Journey to a Room. Then, J. J. Murphy talks with Anne Strainchamps about his book, The Black Hole of the Camera: The Films of Andy Warhol. After that, Kim Evans talks with Jim Fleming about her essay, “Charlie Kaufman, Screenwriter." The essay is from the book, The Philosophy of Charlie Kaufman.And finally, Barry Vacker talks with Steve Paulson about his book, Slugging Nothing: Fighting the Future in Fight Club. [Broadcast Date: November 15, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/131115/rt_tbon_131115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, if A Prairie Home Companion can be a movie, why can't To The Best of Our Knowledge? This trailer for the forthcoming film featuresthe vocal stylings of Don LaFontaine, "King of the Movie Trailer Voice-Overs." Who will play Jim, Steve and Anne? Or will they play themselves? Next, Geoff Dyer talks about his book, Zona: A Book about a Film about a Journey to a Room. Then, J. J. Murphy talks with Anne Strainchamps about his book, The Black Hole of the Camera: The Films of Andy Warhol. After that, Kim Evans talks with Jim Fleming about her essay, “Charlie Kaufman, Screenwriter." The essay is from the book, The Philosophy of Charlie Kaufman.And finally, Barry Vacker talks with Steve Paulson about his book, Slugging Nothing: Fighting the Future in Fight Club. [Broadcast Date: February 27, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130227/rt_tbon_130227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This episode of Bob Hope's classic NBC radio show, broadcast from the San Diego Naval Air Station, originally aired on June 10, 1952. Bob Hope made his radio debut on NBC in May 1937. He became a top-rated fixture on Tuesday nights with his theme song, "Thanks for the Memories". His legendary broadcasts from military bases around the world helped boost American morale during the dark days of World War II. Over the years, his radio regulars included Jerry Colonna, Brenda and Cobina, Vera Vague, Wendall Niles, and orchestras led by Skinnay Ennis and Les Brown. Featured singers on the show included Judy Garland, Frances Langford, Doris Day, and Gloria Jean. Hope's radio career lasted well into the mid-1950s. By then, he had become a major movie and television star. He died on July 29, 2003, at the age of 100. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Hope, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000402/rt_radi_000402_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A BBC Radio 3 drama that was developed with a community group in Byker, Newcastle which takes a journey into the reality of neglect as one child's life spirals out of control. Originally broadcast as part of the 'Drama on 3' collection on 25 October 2009. In a fractured society lives a fractured family. In their fractured home lies a fractured body. Recorded in front of an audience as part of the 'Free Thinking 2009' Festival of Ideas at The Sage in Gateshead, this hard-hitting play explores how a tragedy can unfold right before the eyes of a child's family and carers. 'Beware the Kids' stars Matthew McNulty as Mark and Rosie Stancliffe as Jaden. Also featured amongst the cast are Judi Earl, Jane Holman, Tony Neilson and Max Watson. Written by Karen Laws and Fiona Evans, and directed by Kate Rowland… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judi Earl, Jane Holman, Max Watson, Tony Neilson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004601/bk_bbcw_004601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Following a successful run on Radio 7, Miriam Elia's fantastical Sony Radio Academy Award nominated comedy sketch series transfers to Radio 4 for a second series, with new characters and a few familiar faces. Originally broadcast from 29 September 2010 - 20 October 2010, this download offers another chance to step inside the deranged mind of comedian Miriam Elia (winner of BBC Radio 7's 'Witty and Twisted' competition).In 'A Series of Psychotic Episodes', Moses receives his first Commandments, Captain Empathy tries to avert disaster, Edward the Hamster makes a friend, and Sweep has an interesting story about his life before he met Sooty. Meanwhile Postman Pat finds out that his life so far is based on a lie, and 'Darwinian Families' launch a new toy range...This slightly skewed sketch comedy features the voices of Rachel Atkins, Miriam Elia, Pippa Evans, Geoff McGivern, David Reed and Dan Tetsell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Tetsell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006071/bk_bbcw_006071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection contains 12 of the greatest Western shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio, including many first episodes from their series. You'll hear William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke, John Dehner as the man called Paladin on Have Gun - Will Travel, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans on The Roy Rogers Show, Gene Autry on Gene Autry's Melody Ranch, Raymond Burr as Captain Lee Quince on Fort Laramie, and Jack Mather in The Cisco Kid; plus the Western favorites The Adventures of Red Ryder, Tales of the Texas Rangers, Wild Bill Hickok, Frontier Gentleman, Luke Slaughter of Tombstone, and Frontier Town. In this incredible collection, you can relive 12 of the best classic radio Western shows from yesteryear with the legendary stars who made them great. Contents include: The Cisco Kid, "Secret Mission", starring Jack Mather and Duncan Renaldo Fort Laramie, "Playing Indian", starring Raymond Burr Frontier Gentleman, "The Education of Kid Yancy", starring John Dehner Frontier Town,"Return to Dos Rios", starring Jeff Chandler Gene Autry's Melody Ranch, "Art Richards Killed with Gene's Gun", starring Gene Autry Gunsmoke,"Kitty's Kidnap", starring William Conrad Have Gun - Will Travel, "Heyboy's Revenge", starring John Dehner Luke Slaughter of Tombstone, "Duel on the Trail", starring Sam Buffington The Adventures of Red Ryder, "The Range War", starring Reed Hadley The Roy Rogers Show, "The Night Riders", starring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Tales of the Texas Rangers, "Clean Up", starring Joel McCrea Wild Bill Hickok, "Rustlers of Rattlesnake Bend", starring Guy Madison and Andy Devine 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007065/bk_blak_007065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.