BBC Thursday – 25th of February

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I’ve got some nice voices for you this week. Some you might miss, some you might like. Add to that interesting stories and you’ll have a good set of radio dramas to listen. This week though I’ve got only the reads that I haven’t really tried myself yet, but they sound interesting and I do intend listening to them.

 

1. Hood

England, 1201: King John reigns and Phillip De Nicholay, Sheriff of Nottingham, is in trouble. The treasury is empty, looted by his former friend; his position and hopes of marrying the Lady Marion are in danger. His only hope is to recover the money. To do that though, he’ll need the help of the notorious outlaws of Sherwood Forest. Phillip is about to learn that his actions will be the making of the man they will come to call Robin Hood.

 

BBC Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 – coming soon

Day left: 18
Duration: 75 min | 4 episodes aired weekly on Sunday

I haven’t started listening to this one yet, but it’s on my list because I do like Robin Hood stories :).

 

2. Rebus: A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin

When a known criminal dies in a house fire the forensic evidence suggests he was murdered before the fire started. Rebus – the last person to see the victim alive – becomes the main suspect.

Meanwhile, a fatal shooting at a private school near Edinburgh unexpectedly leads Rebus to an army helicopter crash on Jura in a case involving diamonds and drug smuggling.

BBC Episode 1 | Episode 2Goodreads

Day left: 18
Duration: 60 min | 2 episodes

Again something I haven’t listened to yet (as usual I need to speed up my listening process as I’m behind the schedules :P), but I’ve listened to three other dramas based on the books from this series and I liked them, so I hope this one will be just as good.

 

3. Victory by Gwyneth Hughes

Admiral Lord Nelson , Sir William and Emma, Lady Hamilton have been living together in Italy. But when they return home to England their triangular relationship comes under public scrutiny, ending only with Nelson’s death at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

BBC LinkGoodreads

Day left: 19
Duration: 60 min | 1 episode

This one was recommended to me by Bettie – yet another BBC addict on Goodreads :). I’m just passing on the recommendation.

 

4. The Wheatstone Pond by Robert Westall

When an archaeological dig begins at the Wheatstone Pond, nasty events occur. Violence and aggression build up in the people who work there, the corpse of a baby is found, and a motorbike salvaged from the water carries its new owner to a fatal accident. Some sort of evil is clearly at work.

BBC Link | Goodreads

Day left: 19
Duration: 60 min | 1 episode

This story sounds interesting, a mystery and occult usually make a good combination ;). I know I’ll try it out. And if it won’t be very good – it only takes an hour to listen to it.

 

5. The True Story of Martin Guerre with Sean Bean

 

Charged as an imposter, Guerre’s trial is dramatised from notes of the 16th-century French judge, Jean de Coras. Stars Sean Bean.

BBC Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Goodreads

Day left: 21
Duration: 60 min | 2 episodes

Well, OK this is not my usual type of reads, but Sean Bean! That’s pretty much the only reason I intend to listen to this one :P.

 

6. Rope by Patrick Hamilton with Alan Rickman

 

Two young undergraduates think they’ve committed the perfect murder. To add piquancy to their crime, they invite the victim’s father and other guests to a macabre dinner party.

Starring Alan Rickman as Rupert Cadell, Adam Bareham as Wyndham Brandon, Andrew Branch as Charles Granillo, Cyril Luckham as Sir Johnstone Kentley, Moir Leslie as Leila Arden, Christopher Good as Kenneth Raglan and Olivier Pierre as Sabot

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Day left: 26
Duration: 75 min | 1 episode

Yet another case of “The voice made me do it” but this time, the play sounds interesting. After all, it’s about crime and I do like criminal BBC dramas.

 

Just to let you know – I’ve got 3 great dramas to present you next week. I could’ve added them now, but I don’t want to add too many and these 3 are worth their special spot. Maybe there will be even nothing more? Will see next week.

Happy listening and see you next time 🙂

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4 thoughts on “BBC Thursday – 25th of February

  1. You don’t usually have a chance to say much. There are so many other people around who won’t shut up. The poor author has little time to do other than shake your hand and say ‘nice to meet you’ or something similar.
    Doesn’t your local library have author events?

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    1. not really, our library is tiny, and the ones in Warsaw don’t really do much. Most of the bookish events happen rarely on some big fairs and it’s really hard to talk to anyone there.

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