Poetic. Patriotic. Petrifying. Arch Oboler, the prominent radio writer, producer and director, was a man possessed of noble ideals and a knack for the nefarious - capable of stoking both the fires of fear and the passion of national pride to a fever pitch. His way with words often led listeners deep inside a character´s mind, following their stream-of consciousness straight to the heart of a universal truth. His pioneering work in narrative techniques and sound effects raised radio from mere medium to genuine art form. Oboler was deeply devoted to the war effort, producing plays of men and women answering the call in spite of everything, and inspiring citizens on the home front to do the same. But, in a frightening world, perhaps he made people brave by poking a bit of fun at fear itself with his terrifying tales of the undoing of misguided souls. This 10-hour tribute featuring many recordings available here for the first time, includes 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes, performances by James Cagney, Lloyd Bridges, Ingrid Bergman, Peter Lorre, Irene Dunn, Ronald Colman, Dinah Shore, Mary Astor, Olivia De Haviland, Boris Karloff, and more. Episodes Include: Arch Oboler´s Plays: ´´Bathysphere´´ 11-18-39 ´´Nobody Died´´ 12-16-39 ´´Johnny Got His Gun´´ 03-09-40 ´´Strange Morning´´ 04-05-45 ´´Love, Love, Love´´ 05-03-45 ´´An Exercise in Horror´´ (A Peculiar Comedy) 05-24-45 ´´Lust for Life´´ 08-16-45 ´´Rocket from Manhattan´´ 09-20-45 ´´Lights Out: Cat Wife´´ 04-06-38 ´´What the Devil´´ 10-06-42 ´´Knock at the Door´´ 12-15-42 ´´Valse Trieste´´ 12-29-42 ´´Everything For the Boys: Knuckles´´ 01-25-44 ´´The House I Live In´´ 05-30-44 ´´Everyman´s Theater: I´ll Tell My Husband´´ 11-08-40 ´´The Ugliest Man in the World´´ 03-14-41 ´´Free World Theater: The Last Will and Testament of T 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Cagney, Lloyd Bridges, Ingrid Bergman, Peter Lorre, Dinah Shore, Mary Astor, Boris Karloff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000875/rt_radi_000875_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By Peter Souter. Hugh and Bella, are running to the same timetable, the timetable you´re on if someone you love has just died, and they keep running into each other. They visit the same undertakers at the same time; Hugh´s Mum is cremated immediately after Bella´s husband; and they even end up in the same bereavement-counselling group. But Hugh and Bella are dealing with very different types of grief. Hugh´s heart is like a toy that has never been taken out of the box, Bella´s is like a beautiful crystal glass that´s been dropped from a 30 storey building. Starring Alex Jennings, Juliet Stevenson, and Lizzy Watts. Directed by Gordon House. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Jennings, Juliet Stevenson, Lizzy Watts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005438/bk_bbcw_005438_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How to unlock the true potential of your Fire stick - plus quick tips and tricks! This book describes all the aspects of Fire TV stick, including how to install it, its use, and its very versatile streaming options, and it provides you with some additional tips and tricks to get the best out of this mini gadget. All of the streaming capabilities and customization options of Fire stick are discussed in detail. Further, how it widens the dimensions of your TV in terms of its functionality is described. In nutshell, all is discussed about how it introduces you to the new world of streaming technology. This book includes the following chapters with practical explanations: Getting started with Fire stick How to manage subscriptions and parental controls Streaming options with Fire stick Hacks to enhance the usability of Fire stick Turn your fire stick into a media center. 1. Language: English. Narrator: sangita chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091176/bk_acx0_091176_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Armando Iannucci and his guests return with a heady mix of topical sketches, chat, and lots of lies, in front of a live audience. Armando Iannucci´s Charm Offensive is a topical, events-driven radio comedy hosted by comedy guru Iannucci. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Armando Iannucci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001585/rt_bbcw_001585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Friday Night Live was a late night programme that pushed comedy on TV to new levels. Most TV comedy at that time was a rather safe affair full of middle aged comics and impersonators. Friday Night Live brought in a new generation of comedians; some from the growing club circuit and some along the path from University. Volume 2, Another comic who got an enormous boost from Friday Night Live was Harry Enfield. He introduced two great characters--the loveable Greek kebab shop owner Stavros, and the less loveable but equally funny Loadsamoney, the plasterer who boasted about his earnings in the booming late 80’s. Included here also is his Northern cousin Buggerallmoney--ah the north south divide! Other great tracks are to be found by Robbie Coltrane, Jo Brand and the wonderful Dame Edna Everage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dame Edna, Julian Clary, Robbie Coltrane, Harry Enfield, Ben Elton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rbet/000017/bk_rbet_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Friday Night Live was a late night programme that pushed comedy on TV to new levels. Most TV comedy at that time was a rather safe affair full of middle aged comics and impersonators. Friday Night Live brought in a new generation of comedians; some from the growing club circuit and some along the path from University. On Volume 1, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie can be heard alongside Lee Evans and Jo Brand. This was her TV debut whilst Lee Evans was also just starting his own phenomenal career. Also included is a great comic performance from Julian Clary - his famous ‘Leader of the Pack’ sketch which became a hit single. This volume also includes Ben Elton, the Scottish pair Jack Docherty and Moray Hunter and Josie Lawrence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Evans, Hugh Laurie, Jo Brand, Harry Enfield, Julian Clary, Stephen Fry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rbet/000016/bk_rbet_000016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the first time ever BBC Radio Collection release a live comedy show on audio: The Fast Show Live! All the favourite characters plus new sketches are included in this hilarious collection taken from the live stage performance of BBC TV´s top comedy show. ´´Aaah the Theatre! Gielgud, Richardson, Rodney Bewes, the thrill of the spotlight, the gasp of the audience....But who would have expected to see these chaps: Arthur Atkinson, Brilliant, Suit You, Jazz Club, Rowley Birkin, Swiss Show fellows in a ripping stage show....And who would have expected to find me, the 13th Duke of Wybourne, in the Royal box with a magnum of fizzy, a box of havanas, and a clutch of the finest fillies from the chorus line....´´ Recorded in February 1998 during the show´s month-long run at the Labatt´s Apollo Hammersmith, The Fast Show Live used 52 wigs, 84 costumes, 48 people to physically make the show happen, and 47 different scenes. 115,000 people came to see the show, and 30,000 bottles of lager, 2,000 bottles of water, 14 bottles of vitamin B12 mix, 196 Nurofen Plus, and four packs of Diocalm were consumed backstage throughout the run. The set needed seven articulated trucks to transport it, and there were three backstage romances! Catchphrases featured include ´´Oh Bugger´´, ´´Anyone fancy a pint?´´, ´´You ain´t seen me, right?´´, ´´Where´s me washboard?´´, and ´´Put your knickers on and make me a cup of tea.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000162/rt_bbcw_000162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stewart Francis is a Canadian comic famous for his razor sharp one-liners and impeccable sense of timing. He´s a TV regular on such programmes as Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, and Michael Mcintyre’s Comedy Roadshow. Much like Tim Vine, he fires out hilarious one-liners. And, as some clever comics do, some very thoughtful ones at that. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stewart Francis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/rbet/000007/pf_rbet_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A special live recording at London´s Soho Theatre - plus two exclusive bonus tracks. Since forming in 2008, Mark Grist and MC Mixy have been challenging the preconceptions of poetry and hiphop across the country. This audio was recorded at the Soho Theatre in London in 2012, during their third national tour, titled ´Anywhere and Everywhere´.During the tour the pair performed in schools, pubs, nightclubs, office blocks, market places, theatres, parks, taxi cabs, sitting rooms and universities across the country. All gigs were arranged and promoted solely through social networking. All bonus tracks were recorded live on location. Dead Poets would like to thank everyone that booked/promoted/supported us over the tour. Thanks for looking after us.Hopefully we´ll see you all again soon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Grist. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006118/bk_bbcw_006118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.