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Doctor Who Collection Three: The Lost TV Episodes (1966-1967)

BBC (Author) , Anneke Wills (Read by), Frazer Hines (Read by), Full Cast (Read by), Patrick Troughton (Read by), William Hartnell (Read by)

Absent from the TV archives, these stories survive only as soundtrack recordings. Now remastered, with additional linking narration, you can enjoy them once again: plus bonus interviews with Anneke Wills and the BBC Radio 3 programme Dance of the Daleks. The Smugglers (first broadcast September-October 1966): The TARDIS arrives in 17th-Century Cornwall for an adventure with pirates and hidden treasure. The Tenth Planet (first broadcast October 1966): Earth's twin planet enters the solar system and brings with it the Cybermen... The Power of the Daleks (first broadcast November-December 1966): The First Doctor becomes the Second, and must fight the Daleks on the swamp planet Vulcan. The Highlanders (first broadcast December 1966-January 1967): The time travellers arrive in Scotland after the battle of Culloden, and meet a young piper named Jamie... The Underwater Menace (first broadcast January-February 1967): The TARDIS arrives on an extinct volcanic island, beneath which lies the long-lost city of Atlantis... The Moonbase (first broadcast February-March 1967): The Moon, 2070 AD. A weather control station is in the grip of plague – caused by the Cybermen... Dance of the Daleks (first broadcast on BBC Radio 3 July 2010): Matthew Sweet time-travels through Doctor Who's 47-year history to investigate the weird and wonderful sound world of its incidental music. This box set allso includes linking narration by Anneke Wills and Frazer Hines, and bonus interviews with Anneke Wills. The CD release also contains high quality scans, presented as PDF files, of the original BBC TV camera scripts.

13 CDs. 12 hours.

Doctor Who Daleks: The Chase

John Peel (Author) , Maureen O'Brien (Read by), Maureen O'Brien (Read by), Nicholas Briggs (Read by)

Through a Space-Time Visualiser the Doctor and his companions are horrified to see an execution squad of Daleks about to leave Skaro on a mission to find the TARDIS and exterminate the time travellers. Eluding the Daleks on the barren planet Aridius the Doctor and his friends escape in the TARDIS. But this is only the beginning of an epic journey. As they travel through space and time, they try to shake off their pursuers by making a series of random landings – but the Daleks don’t give up easily. This is a chase to the death... Maureen O’Brien, who played Vicki in the original Doctor Who TV serial, reads John Peel’s complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1989. ‘BBC Audiobooks has chosen well with its books and has taken the right approach with its readers... they benefit from new music and sound effects’ - Doctor Who Magazine.

5 CDs. 5 hrs 36 mins.

Journey Into Space The Red Planet

Charles Chilton (Author) , Andrew Faulds (Read by), Bruce Beeby (Read by), David Kossoff (Read by), Full Cast (Read by), Guy Kingsley Poynter (Read by)

Charles Chilton’s classic radio sci-fi series Journey into Space thrilled listeners between 1953 and 1958, attracting almost eight million people to its gripping tale of the far future and the thrills of interstellar travel - the last radio programme in the UK to attract a bigger evening audience than television. The second series once again starred Andrew Faulds as Jet Morgan, with David Kossoff as Lemmy, Guy Kingsley Poynter as Doc, and Bruce Beeby as Mitch. It opened with Jet and the crew on board the flagship Discovery, leading a fleet of spaceships. Their mission: to explore Mars, the mysterious and - as they believe - uninhabited red planet. All twenty episodes are included here, as well as a a bonus 10-minute 'Round Midnight' interview with creator and writer Charles Chilton. Also included on CD 1 is a PDF file of a comprehensive 16-page booklet detailing the history of the series, with cast lists and episode guides. So prepare to blast off to Mars in the company of Captain Jet Morgan and his crew, as they head off to adventure, danger and some startling discoveries...

10 CDs. 10 hrs. 10 mins.

Dead Man's Ransom

Ellis Peters (Author) , Full Cast (Read by), Philip Madoc (Read by), Michael Kitchen (Read by), Susannah York (Read by), Full Cast (Read by), Michael Kitchen (Read by), Philip Madoc (Read by), Susannah York (Read by)

It is 1141. In Shrewsbury, civil war is tearing the country apart as the bitter feud between King Stephen and Maud shows no sign of abating. Cadfael, safe within the peaceful walls of the Abbey, does not expect to be drawn on to the battlefield - but when a Welsh prisoner of war is brought to him for treatment of a sword-wound, he finds himself embroiled in the conflict. The young soldier is the foster son of the Prince of North Wales, and a prized possession. In fact, he is so valuable that he can be offered in exchange for Gilbert Prescott, the Sheriff of Shrewsbury, who has been captured by the Welsh. A swap is duly arranged, but when one of the prisoners is found dead before the transaction takes place, the community learns the horrifying truth: there is a murderer in the monastery. Can Cadfael find out who it is? Starring Philip Madoc, Michael Kitchen and Susannah York and dramatised by Bert Coules. This recording was previously released on cassette in 1995 and 2000.

2 CDs. 2 hrs 14 mins.

Farewell My Lovely

Raymond Chandler (Author) , Full Cast (Read by), Toby Stephens (Read by)

Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily. In Farewell My Lovely, Marlowe has a chance encounter with a not-so-gentle giant outside Florian’s nightclub. Just released from prison, Moose Malloy is looking for his old flame, red-haired Velma Valento, who he last saw eight years ago. Before Marlowe can blink, Malloy has smashed up the club, broken the manager’s neck and headed out of the door. Marlowe knows this mess is none of his business, but he has a hunch that he can find Velma. He just has to hope that curiosity doesn’t get him killed as well... Starring Toby Stephens, this fast-paced dramatisation is full of wisecracks and colourful characters, and retains all the charm and humour of Chandler’s stylish, suspenseful novel.

2 CDs. 1 hr 26 mins.

Raymond Chandler Playback

Raymond Chandler (Author) , Full Cast (Read by), Toby Stephens (Read by)

Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily. In Playback, Marlowe is awakened early in the morning by a phone call from a lawyer. Clyde Umney instructs him to meet the eight o’clock train from Chicago, and shadow one of the passengers. The lady in question, Eleanor King, is beautiful, classy and clearly unhappy. Obediently, Marlowe follows her – all the way to Esmerelda, where she’s going under the name Betty Mayfield and being leaned on by a cheap blackmailer. Stuck doing a sneaky job for people he doesn’t like, Marlowe feels even grubbier than usual: and he’s soon in more trouble than usual too as he comes up against gangsters, hard men and a hitman... Starring Toby Stephens, this exciting dramatisation retains all the verve of Chandler’s last novel.

1 CD. 56 mins.

The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler (Author) , Full Cast (Read by), Toby Stephens (Read by)

Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily. The Big Sleep finds the world-weary, wisecracking investigator consulted by a wealthy family man with two big problems: his children. Carmen Sternwood has got herself mixed up with a blackmailer, while Vivian has managed to mislay her husband, ex-bootlegger Rusty Regan. Old, ailing General Sternwood hires Marlowe to take care of things - but it’s not too long before the bodies start piling up, and Marlowe finds himself knee-deep in trouble... Starring Toby Stephens, this landmark dramatisation retains all the suspense and excitement of Chandler’s complex and compelling novel.

2 CDs. 1 hr 26 mins.

Womble Stories (Vintage Beeb)

Elisabeth Beresford (Author) , Bernard Cribbins (Read by)

Join Great Uncle Bulgaria, Tobermory, Madame Cholet and all the other Wombles in these six wonderful stories by Elisabeth Beresford. Snow falls on the common, there’s a visit from a Scottish cousin, Wellington finds a balloon, and Madame Cholet goes on extended leave – all with chaotic results! ‘The MacWomble’s Pipe Band’, ‘The Snow Womble’, ‘Tomsk and the Tired Tree’, ‘Orinoco Runs Away’, ‘Wellington and the Blue Balloon’ and ‘Madame Cholet’s Picnic Party’ are all sure to delight listeners young and old, read by Bernard Cribbins, the voice of the much-loved TV series. The original LP has been digitally remastered for this release. Vintage Beeb: classic albums first available as BBC LPs, now reissued on CD and as downloads. Guidance: as this contains archive/off-air material the sound quality may vary.

1 CD. 1 hr.

And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie (Author) , Full Cast (Read by), Geoffrey Whitehead (Read by), John Rowe (Read by), Lyndsey Marshal (Read by)

Ten guests travel to an island at the invitation of someone named U.N. Owen. All are strangers, but they have two things in common: they have all been responsible for someone's death, and none will leave the island alive. Over the next two days and nights, each of the guests is killed off in a different manner in keeping with the nursery rhyme, 'Ten Little Soldier Boys'. As they are picked off one by one, who could possibly be responsible? The killers are forced to turn detective so they can find the unknown murderer, but one by one they become victims... Billed as 'the famous detective story without a detective', And Then There Were None is one of Agatha Christie's darkest and most enduring tales.

2 CDs. 1 hr 30 mins.

Doctor Who Demon Quest 4: Starfall

Paul Magrs (Author) , Full Cast (Read by), Susan Jameson (Read by), Tom Baker (Read by)

Two things arrive on the same night in Central Park, New York, 1976. The first is a fireball from space, bringing with it a new identity for one Alice Trefusis. The second is the TARDIS, carrying the Doctor and his friends on the trail of an unusual comic book cover. The Doctor's strength is sapped by something in the New York air - but what could cause such a malaise? As he and Mike are first mixed up with the police and then taken on an aerial ride over the city, Mrs Wibbsey comes face to face with the legendary Talkies film star Mimsy Loyne. And all the while, long multicoloured scarves and floppy felt hats are climbing the stairs of the Dakota Building... With Tom Baker as the Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Trevor White as Buddy, Laurel Lefkow as Alice, Lorelei King as Mimsy Loyne, Rupert Holliday Evans as the Cop, and John Chancer as the Cultist, Starfall is the fourth of five linked stories written by the acclaimed Paul Magrs.

1 CD. 1 hr 13 mins.

Doctor Who Demon Quest 5: Sepulchre

Paul Magrs (Author) , Full Cast (Read by), Richard Franklin (Read by), Susan Jameson (Read by), Tom Baker (Read by)

The TARDIS arrives on Sepulchre, and the Doctor and Mike find themselves in an old, dark house. Who awaits the two men there? What plans have been laid for their arrival? They soon discover from their host – and his housekeeper – that this is the culmination of a terrible, grand plan – one with the Doctor at its very centre. One from which he may never escape... As the Atlas of All Time unfolds, the odds seem stacked against the three old friends. Which of them will fall before the night is out? With Tom Baker as the Doctor, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Nigel Anthony as the Host and Carole Boyd as the Old Friend, Sepulchre is the last of five linked stories written by the acclaimed Paul Magrs.

1 CD. 1 hr 10 mins.

The Sarah Jane Adventures: Wraith World

Cavan Scott (Author) , Mark Wright (Author) , Elisabeth Sladen (Read by)

Rani is delighted to hear that her favourite author, Gregory P. Wilkinson, is doing a signing at a local bookshop. When he agrees to be interviewed for the school newspaper, she is even more thrilled. And, when the old man presents her with his journal, full of notes and sketches from his ‘Wraith World’ books, her happiness is complete. But all too soon her elation turns to horror, as the worlds of fiction and reality collide. Can Sarah Jane save Rani, Clyde and Luke from a creature beyond their wildest nightmares? Elisabeth Sladen, who stars as Sarah Jane in the CBBC TV series, reads this exclusive audio story by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright. The cover photograph shows Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane with Anjli Mohindra as Rani, Tommy Knight as Luke, and Daniel Anthony as Clyde.

1 CD. 1 hr.

Doctor Who Demon Quest 2: The Demon Of Paris

Paul Magrs (Author) , Full Cast (Read by), Susan Jameson (Read by), Tom Baker (Read by)

Someone has painted the Doctor's likeness into a famous poster by Toulouse-Lautrec, leading Mrs Wibbsey and him to Paris in the 1890s. There the streets are thronged with artists and their muses - ladies of the night such as the young girl La Charlotte. But a murderer is also at large, and Lautrec's name is whispered with fear and suspicion. As they become immersed in the delights of the Moulin Rouge and the shadows of Montmartre Cemetery, the travellers gradually uncover the gruesome truth about the missing women of Paris. They also realise that someone has been expecting them... With Tom Baker as the Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Mark Meadows as Lautrec, Finty Williams as La Charlotte, Rowena Cooper as La Concierge, Rupert Holliday Evans as the Artist and Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, The Demon of Paris is the second of five linked stories written by the acclaimed Paul Magrs.

1 CD. 1 hr 10 mins.

Doctor Who Demon Quest 1: The Relics Of Time

Paul Magrs (Author) , Full Cast (Read by), Susan Jameson (Read by), Tom Baker (Read by)

The Doctor's return to Nest Cottage lands him in trouble when a key component from the TARDIS disappears. Mrs Wibbsey is inadvertently responsible, but all she can offer in recompense is a bag containing four curious objects. It seems that each one is a clue, and the beginning of a chase through Time. In ancient Sussex they are apprehended by primitive tribesfolk, and mistaken for wizards. Can the revered goddess Wibbsentia get them out of hot water? Who is the fearful wizard in the neighbouring village, and why is the countryside littered with bodies? The Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey are about to discover that all is not right with history... With Tom Baker as the Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Nigel Anthony as the Wizard, Rupert Holliday Evans and Kate Sachs as the Warriors, and Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, The Relics of Time is the first of five linked stories written by the acclaimed Paul Magrs.

1 CD. 57 mins.

Paul Temple And Steve

Francis Durbridge (Author) , Crawford Logan (Read by), Full Cast (Read by), Gerda Stevenson (Read by)

From 1938 to 1968, crime novelist and detective Paul Temple and his Fleet Street journalist wife Steve solved case after case in one of BBC Radio's most popular serials. Now the dapper duo return refreshed and reinvigorated to the airwaves, to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London. Enlisted by Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard to help track down the mysterious Dr Belasco, Paul and Steve find clues in cigarette lighters and bodies in shrubberies, dance the night away in louche Latin American night clubs, meet sinister manservants and suspicious foreigners, and have their lives threatened at every turn. Just as well Steve remembered to bring along her revolver as well as her ration book... This new production for BBC Radio 4 uses the original scripts, vintage sound effects and much of the incidental music from the missing 1947 production. As far as possible, it is a technical and stylistic replica of how that production might have sounded had its recording survived.

4 CDs. 4 hrs.

The Secret Pilgrim

John le Carré (Author) , Anna Chancellor (Read by), Full Cast (Read by), Patrick Malahide (Read by), Simon Russell Beale (Read by)

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. Smiley accepts an invitation to dine with the eager young men and women of the Circus’ latest intake; and over coffee and brandy, by flickering firelight, he beguilingly offers them his personal thoughts on espionage past, present and future. In doing so, he prompts one of his former Circus colleagues into a searching examination of his own eventful secret life. Starring the award-winning Simon Russell Beale as Smiley, and with a distinguished cast including Patrick Malahide as Ned, this engrossing dramatisation brings le Carré’s masterful novel vividly to life. 'A radio triumph... Simon Russell Beale’s pitch-perfect master spy' - Financial Times.

3 CDs. 3 hrs.

Doctor Who: The Ring Of Steel

Stephen Cole (Author) , Arthur Darvill (Read by)

When the TARDIS lands on Orkney in the near future, the Doctor and Amy arrive to find a large demonstration in progress over the construction of new electricity pylons. The Doctor tries to break things up peacefully - but suddenly the road splits open without warning and swallows police, security guards and protestors alike. Separated from the Doctor, Amy takes charge of transporting the wounded to hospital - but the rescue mission becomes a terrifying ride as the pylons come to life and begin to walk and the road rears up, erupting with boiling tarmac... The Doctor, meanwhile, has even more than metal monsters and rebellious roads to deal with. Who is sucking the life out of the power company's employees - and just what is lurking inside the Astra-Gen headquarters? Written specially for audio by Stephen Cole and read by Arthur Darvill, who plays Rory in Doctor Who, The Ring of Steel features the Doctor as played by Matt Smith in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television.

1 CD. 1 hr 18 mins.

Paddington A Day At The Seaside & Other Stories

Michael Bond (Author) , Full Cast (Read by), Michael Hordern (Read by)

Worth his weight in marmalade sandwiches, here’s Paddington in four more favourite adventures. Whether he’s playing in the sand, going to the theatre, picnicking on the river or enjoying Christmas Day, you can be sure life will be full of surprises! The stories are ‘A Day at the Seaside’, ‘Pantomime Time’, ‘A Picnic on the River’ and ‘Paddington’s Christmas.' Introduced by Michael Hordern, who narrated the original BBC TV series Paddington.

1 CD. 1 hr.

The Honourable Schoolboy

John le Carré (Author) , Anna Chancellor (Read by), Full Cast (Read by), Hugh Bonneville (Read by), Simon Russell Beale (Read by)

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’. Smiley, now head of the Circus, must rebuild trust in the shattered organisation. He is also determined to destroy his nemesis, Karla, and his spy networks. He recruits Jerry Westerby, occasional spy, occasional news reporter, full-time romantic - the Honourable Schoolboy of the title - and despatches him to the Far East, where, amidst the corruption and decay of former colonies, a new battle is about to begin... Starring the award-winning Simon Russell Beale as Smiley, and with a star cast including Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Steed and Anna Chancellor, this gripping dramatisation perfectly captures the atmosphere of le Carré’s intricate, intriguing novel, the second in the Karla trilogy.

3 CDs. 3 hrs.

Johnny Morris, Bedtime Stories With, (Vintage Beeb)

Johnny Morris (Author) , Johnny Morris (Read by)

Fourteen enchanting animal tales featuring some of Johnny Morris's favourite creatures. The stories are: ‘Charley and Gladys, the Warthogs’; ‘Lulu, the Baby Seal’; ‘The Kookaburras’; ‘Bubbles the Hippopotamus’; ‘Chatterbox the Budgerigar’; ‘Hooter the Elephant’; ‘Mark and Cark the Jackdaws’; ‘Mark and Cark’s New Nest’; ‘Big Banghead and Little Bumpnut’; ‘Harum Scarum’s Mistake’; ‘Snowdrop the Polar Bear’; 'Toodle-oo Solves the Problem’; ‘Snapper the Crocodile’ and ‘Tubthump the Gorilla’. Vintage Beeb: classic albums first available as BBC LPs, now reissued. This recording was previously released on LP in 1972.

1 CD. 45 mins.

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