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BBC Radio 4

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Works: 1,445 works in 2,171 publications in 1 language and 24,762 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Domestic fiction  Fantasy fiction  Children's audiobooks  Miscellanea  Sources  Radio plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Musician, Author, Performer, Editor, Other, Producer
Classifications: PR4571, 823.8
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Most widely held works by BBC Radio 4
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,963 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 )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,096 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( file )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 460 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
Protestors for paradise by Frances Gumley( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 228 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
The spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carré( file )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 220 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
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 184 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
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 171 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
Busman's honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 170 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
I, Claudius : from the autobiography of Tiberius Claudius by Robert Graves( file )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 165 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
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
When the starving French masses rise to overthrow a corrupt and decadent government, both the guilty and innocent become victims of their frenzied anger. Soon nothing stands in the way of the chilling figure they enlist for their cause--La Guillotine--the new invention for efficiently chopping off heads
The secret pilgrim by John Le Carré( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Simon Russell Beale stars in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation of John le Carř's last Smiley novel. George Smiley is one of the most brilliantly realised characters in British fiction. Bespectacled, tubby, eternally middle-aged and deceptively ordinary, he has a mind like a steel trap and is said to possess 'the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin'. The Berlin Wall is down, the Cold War is over, but the world's second oldest profession is very much alive
Sparkling cyanide by Agatha Christie( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
In a Luxembourg nightclub, six friends sit down at a table laid for seven. In front of the empty place is a sprig of rosemary, as a remembrance of Rosemary Barton, who was murdered exactly one year earlier--by one of those present
An unsuitable job for a woman by P. D James( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Inheriting a detective agency from her ex-policeman boss, a young woman takes on a career as a private detective
Dirk Gently : the long dark tea-time of the soul by Douglas Adams( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 137 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
Fry's English delight by Stephen Fry( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Stephen Fry, a BBC radio personality, presents a compelling and humorous exploration into the finer facets of the English language
Murder must advertise by Dorothy L Sayers( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 126 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
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Hannah Gordon is the narrator with Amanda Root as Fanny Price, Jane Lapotaire as Mrs. Norris and Michael Williams as Sir Thomas Bertram in this full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Jane Austen's perceptive study of middle class morals and mores in the nineteenth century
Smiley's people by John Le Carré( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 124 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
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Persecuted by his wrathful stepfather, Mr. Murdstone; deceived by his boyhood idol, the callous, charming Steerforth; driven into moral combat with the sniveling clerk Uriah Heep, and hurled, pell-mell, into a blizzard of infatuation with the adorably dim-witted Dora--He survives it all with inimitable style
 
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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 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
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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