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BBC Radio 4

Works: 1,358 works in 2,135 publications in 1 language and 25,017 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Fantasy fiction  Miscellanea  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Radio plays  Historical fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Musician, Performer, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR4571, 823.8
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Publications about BBC Radio 4
Publications by BBC Radio 4
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 1,952 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 )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,077 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 464 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 himself! Since it was first broadcast in 1968, this BBC Radio 4 dramatization has become a classic in its own right, perfectly evoking Tolkien's magical other world and its enchanting, fantastic inhabitants
Protestors for paradise by Frances Gumley( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Sound Recording )
11 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 222 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 188 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
Busman's honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 173 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
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Bleak House follows the fortunes and relationships of three characters whose fates are tied to the obscure inheritance case of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce, which is tied up in endless litigation. While many deserving and undeserving claim the inheritance, it is ironically being devoured in legal costs
I, Claudius by Robert Graves( file )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 169 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 161 libraries worldwide
A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Dickens' heart-stopping historical adventure set in the French Revolution and featuring the gentle Charles Darnay and the dissolute Sydney Carton. The action switches between London and Paris during the nightmare of The Terror - and in the shadow of Madame Guillotine - in this Sony award-winning drama that captures the joy and anguish of those corrupt and turbulent times
The secret pilgrim by John Le Carré( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 147 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 )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Left alone by her partner's suicide, Cordella Gray struggles to manage the private detective agency they once shared
Dumb witness by Agatha Christie( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
As Hercule Poirot sifts through his post one particular morning, he alights upon a letter from an elderly and (as it transpires), exceedingly rich spinster - Miss Emily Arundell. She is clearly in great distress and seeking his help, but doesn't say why. Her only specific mention is "the incident of the dog's ball". However, what intrigues Poirot is the date of the communication - it was written two months ago. He persuades Captain Hastings that they must visit the lady with all haste
Fry's English delight by Stephen Fry( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Stephen Fry, a BBC radio personality, presents a compelling and humorous exploration into the finer facets of the English language
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 134 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
Murder must advertise by Dorothy L Sayers( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 128 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
Smiley's people by John Le Carré( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 126 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
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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
British Broadcasting Corporation Radio 4
Radio 4
Radio 4 (British Broadcasting Corporation)
Radio Four
Радио 4
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