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BBC Radio 4

Overview
Works: 1,669 works in 2,663 publications in 1 language and 28,338 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Children's audiobooks  Miscellanea  Radio plays  Sources 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Performer, Musician, Editor, Other, Producer, Lyricist, Composer
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 2,026 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 1,175 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 455 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 225 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 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Busman's honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 175 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 167 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 : from the autobiography of Tiberius Claudius by Robert Graves( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 167 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 163 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 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dirk Gently has an unshakeable faith in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats, until he becomes embroiled in two surreal, supernatural cases that will test his belief to the limits
Spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carré( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veteran spy wants to "come in" to retirement. He undertakes one last assignment in which he pretends defection and provides the enemy with evidence to label their leader as a double agent
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 )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ned considered delivering his own speech to the new "Joes" at Saratt, but in the end, he called on George Smiley, the legendary officer who had retired to Cornwall. Smiley's "fireside chat" gives the dangerous edge back to Ned's memory, transporting him to his own beginnings as an agent in the 60s when the Red Peril was everywhere
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens( Recording )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 142 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 136 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 126 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 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When copywriter Victor Dean falls to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, everyone assumes it was an unfortunate accident. His replacement doesn't think so and begins asking a lot of questions. The new man is something of a mystery to his colleagues, and he certainly dresses well considering his meager writer's salary. Of course, the new copywriter is none other than Lord Peter Wimsey, working incognito to discover the truth. In between writing catchy slogans, Wimsey sets out to catch the murderer and finds a network of blackmailers, drug pushers, and killers. But the deeper he gets into this criminal underworld, the more his own life is in danger--and as the murders increase, he must work to a tight deadline if he's to solve the case before it's too late
Fry's English delight by Stephen Fry( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Fry, a BBC radio personality, presents a compelling and humorous exploration into the finer facets of the English language
Smiley's people by John Le Carré( Recording )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 119 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
Death in the clouds by Agatha Christie( Recording )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On an airplane bound for London from Paris, one of the 11 passengers is dead. The small red puncture wound on the woman's neck might have been accepted as a sting from a wasp, but luck is not on the killer's side. Hercule Poirot is aboard the plane, and he discovers a thorn typically used with a blowpipe near the victim's feet. As he tackles the case, suspicion points in all directions, even back to Poirot when the blowpipe is found tucked behind his very own seat
 
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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 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

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 (149)