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BBC Radio 4

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Works: 1,289 works in 1,804 publications in 1 language and 22,847 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Drama  Fantasy fiction  Radio plays  Miscellanea  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PZ7.M768, 823.912
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Most widely held works by BBC Radio 4
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,758 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
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 738 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( Computer File )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 504 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
Spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carré( Computer File )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
A veteran spy wants to "come in from the cold" to retirement. He undertakes one last assignment in which he pretends defection and provides the enemy with sufficient evidence to label their leader a double agent
Protestors for paradise by Frances Gumley( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 222 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
I, Claudius by Robert Graves( Computer File )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 222 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 )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Busman's honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Society's eligible women are in mourning. Lord Peter Wimsey has married at last, having finally succeeded in his ardent pursuit of the lovely mystery novelist Harriet Vane. The two depart for a tranquil honeymoon in a country farmhouse, but find, instead of a well-prepared love nest, the place left in shambles by the previous owner. His sudden appearance, dead from a broken skull in the cellar, only prompts more questions. Why would anyone have wanted to kill old Mr. Noakes? What dark secrets had he to hide? The honeymoon is over as Lord Peter and Harriet Vane start their investigations. Suspicion is rife and everyone seems to have something to hide, from the local constable to the housekeeper. Wimsey and his wife can think of plenty of theories, but its not until they discover a vital fact that the identity of the murderer becomes clear
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 172 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
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
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 151 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
Death in the clouds by Agatha Christie( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 150 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
The iron hand of Mars by Lindsey Davis( Computer File )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Anton Lesser and Anna Madeley star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the fourth novel in Lindsey Davis's bestselling series featuring Roman private eye Falco. The iron hand of Mars sees Falco being dispatched to one of the most hostile parts of the Empire to deliver a new standard -- an iron hand -- to one of the legions. Germania is cold, wet, dismal and full of dark forests inhabited by bloodthirsty barbarians, but Falco has an even bigger problem to worry about: he has forgotten Helena Justina's birthday, and she is being pursued by the Emperor's son Titus Caesar. As Falco makes his way through dangerous territory, he encounters the aftermath of a grisly crime, investigates the case of a missing legate, gets into trouble with a centurion and has a fateful encounter with a Celtic priestess and a giant bull
Anne of Green Gables by L. M Montgomery( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the enchanting children's classic. Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert have sent to the orphanage for a boy. So when a skinny, red-haired girl turns up, she is not quite what they had in mind. Anne Shirley soon sets the quiet island community of Avonlea talking of little else. With her incessant chatter and intense imagination, things are never dull with Anne -- in fact, they are frequently fiery
The secret pilgrim by John Le Carré( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 136 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
An unsuitable job for a woman by P. D James( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Inheriting a detective agency from her ex-policeman boss, a young woman takes on a career as a private detective
Six suspects by Vikas Swarup( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
When Vivek "Vicky" Rai, the son of the Home Minister of Uttar Pradesh, is killed at a party celebrating his acquittal on a murder charge, the police investigate six suspects attending the party who had guns in their possession
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
When Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthy relations at Mansfield Park, she seems shy and withdrawn beside her witty and vivacious cousins. As the others become tangled in a web of flirtation and intrigue, it is Fanny whose deep but secret love for Edmund Bertram remains true despite his fascination with her brilliant but frivolous cousin Mary
Sparkling cyanide by Agatha Christie( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 127 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
 
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Alternative Names
BBC Fourth programme
BBC. Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 Unveraenderte Form
BBC Radio Four
British Broadcasting Corporation. Radio 4
British Broadcasting Corporation Radio 4 Ehemalige Vorzugsbenennung SWD
British Broadcasting Corporation Radio Four
Radio 4
Radio 4 (British Broadcasting Corporation)
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