Radio Readings


BBC RADIO READINGS 

Some recent abridgements for BBC radio 

TITLE - AUTHOR - NUMBER of EPISODES - NETWORK

"Bogarde on Film" - Dirk Bogarde 7 R2
"Enigma" - Robert Harris 12 R4
"My Name Escapes Me" - Alec Guinness 5 R4
"The Great Gatsby" - F Scott Fitzgerald 10 R4
"A Suitable Boy" - Vikram Seth 20 WS

"Loitering With Intent" - Muriel Spark 10 R4 / WS
"Laughter in the Dark" - Vladimir Nabokov 10 R4 / WS
"Armadillo" - William Boyd 10 R4
"Setting the World on Fire" - Angus Wilson 10 R4
"My Father’s Glory" - Marcel Pagnol 5 R4

"Wuthering Heights" - Emily Bronte 7 R2
"Travels in White Man’s Grave" - Donald MacIntosh 5 R Scot
"The Sound of Trumpets" - John Mortimer 10 R4
"Eucalyptus" - Murray Bail 10 R Scot
"Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow" -Jerome K Jerome 5 R4

"Berta La Larga" - 10 R Scot
"The Business" - Iain Banks 10 R4
"The Falling Angels" - John Walsh 5 R4
"The Blue Angel" - Heinrich Mann 10 R Scot
"All Quiet on the Orient Express"- Magnus Mills 10 R4

"The Pound" - David Sinclair 5 R4
"The Fencing Master" - A Perez-Reverte 10 R4
"Frost on My Moustache" - Tim Moore 5 R Scot
"A Foreign Country" - Francine Stock 10 R4
"An Accidental MP" - Martin Bell 5 R4

"A Tale of Two Cities" - Charles Dickens 15 R4/WS
"Diaries: Into Politics" - Alan Clark 5 R4
"The Summer of a Dormouse" - John Mortimer 5 R4
"The Queen's Conjuror" - Benjamin Woollet 5 R4
"Super-Cannes" - J G Ballard 15 R4/WS

"Open Secret" - Stella Rimington 5 R4
"The Big Sleep" Raymond Chandler 10 R4
"Nightmare Town, etc" - Dashiell Hammett 5 R4/WS
"A Foreign Field" - Ben Macintyre 5 R4/WS
"The Count of Monte Cristo" - Alexandre Dumas 9 R2/WS

"A Bad Beginning" - Lemony Snicket 5 R4
"Forever X" - Geraldine McCaughrean 5 R4
"The Paradoxes of Mr Pond" - G K Chesterton 5 R4
"Brave New World" - Aldous Huxley 10 R4/WS
"The Fall of Fergal" - Philip Ardagh 6 R4

"Goodbye Mr Chips" - James Hilton 5 R2
"Hotel Bemelmans" - Ludwig Bemelmans 5 R4/WS
"Dream Master Nightmare" - Theresa Breslin 5 R4
"The Visitor" - Maeve Brennan 2 R4
"Hold the Enlightenment" - Tim Cahill 5 R4/WS

"The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe" - C S Lewis 8 R4
"Alfie" - Bill Naughton 7 R2
"The Wolves of Willoughby Chase" - Joan Aiken 6 R4
"Cheese" - Willem Elsschot 5 R4/WS
"The Darling Buds of May" - H E Bates 8 R2

"Ripley's Game" - Patricia Highsmith 10 R4/WS
"Cry, the Beloved Country" - Alan Paton 6 R2/WS
"When You Lunch With the Emperor - Ludwig Bemelmans 5 R4/WS
"Whump!" - Susie Day 6 R4
"Decline and Fall" - Evelyn Waugh 8 R2

Stories from "Fascination" - William Boyd 5 R4/WS
"Philip and Elizabeth" - Gyles Brandreth 5 R4
"1984" - George Orwell 8 R2
"Old Filth" - Jane Gardam 10 R4
"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" - Anita Loos 8 R2

"The Hungry Years" - William Leith 5 R4
"Road Fever" - Tim Cahill 5 R4/WS
"Oliver Twist" - Charles Dickens 6 15 R2
"Amadeus" - Peter Shaffer 8 15 R2/WS
"The Lady Vanishes" - Ethel Lina White 6 15 R2

"The Historian" - Elizabeth Kostova 10 15 R4
"Rebecca" - Daphne du Maurier 8 15 R2
"Nothing That Meets the Eye" - Patricia Highsmith 5 15 R4
"The Blunkett Tapes" - David Blunkett 5 15 R4
"The Light of Evening" - Edna O'Brien 10 15 R4

"A Christmas Carol" - Charles Dickens 7 15 R2
"The Mind of Mr J G Reeder" - Edgar Wallace 4 30 BBC7
"Ashenden" - W Somerset Maugham 5 30 BBC7
"The Land of Spices" - Kate O'Brien 10 15 R4
"The Goblins Who Stole a Sexton" - Charles Dickens 4 2'30" R2

"The Truth Commissioner" - David Parks 10 15 R4
"The Secret Scripture" - Sebastian Barry 10 15 R4
"Love of the World" - John McGahern 5 15 R4
"The Ruling Passion" - David Pownall 10 15 R4
"The House of Special Purpose" - John Boyne 10 15 R4

"The First Men in the Moon" - H G Wells 5 15 R4
"Bulldog Drummond" - "Sapper" (H C McNeile) 6 30 R7
"A Stir of Echoes" - Richard Matheson 5 30 R7
“Moonlight in Odessa” - Janet Skeslien Charles 10 15 R4
"Defending the Guilty" - Alex McBride 5 15 R4

"The Book Thief" - Markus Zusak 2 60 R7
"Foster" - Claire Keegan 3 15 R4
"Extremely Entertaining Short Stories" - Stacy Aumonier 3 15 R4
"Politically Correct" - Jeffrey Archer 1 15 R7
"On Canaan's Side" - Sebastian Barry 10 15 R4

"James and the Giant Peach" - Roald Dahl 10 10 R4EXtra
"The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" - John Godey 5 30 R4Extra
"Swallows and Amazons" - Arthur Ransome. 5 15 R4Extra
"Camp Gold: Running Stars" - Christine Ohuruogu 5 15 R4Extra
"A Monster Calls" - Patrick Ness 10 15 R4Extra

"How Many Miles to Babylon?" - Jennifer Johnston 5 15 R4
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again - Frank Cottrell Boyce 10 12 R4Extra
"Wonder" - R J Palacio 5 12 R4Extra
"Maggot Moon" - Sally Gardner 5 12 R4Extra
"The Temporary Gentleman" - Sebastian Barry 10 15 R4

"A Medal for Leroy" - Michael Morpurgo 5 12 R4Extra
"The Thrill of it All" - Joseph O'Connor 10 15 R4
"The Valley of Fear" - Arthur Conan Doyle 10 15 R4
"Five Children on the Western Front" - Kate Saunders 5 12 R4Extra
"The Girl on the Train" - Paula Hawkins 10 15 R4 

"The Wonder" - Emma Donoghue 10 14 R4
"Days Without End" - Sebastian Barry 10 15 R4
 
July 2017
Mic photo © Chris Owen 
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