BBC Thursday 3rd of March

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As promised last week I’ve got some treats for you this time 🙂 I hope you’ll like them as much as I did.

 

1. The Children of Witchwood by Wally K. Daly

Jackie Lamont, a student at a local college, goes missing mysteriously. And when she reappears, just as mysteriously, she seems to have somehow been given special telepathic powers.

Meanwhile, the Cranford Family have guarded a secret for hundreds of years – and Jackie Lamont is a threat.

But BQ Brown of the Ministry of Defence is investigating a possible link between the burning of six children as witches in the 17th century and Jackie’s disappearance.

 

BBC Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Goodreads

Day left: 13
Duration: 30 min | 5 episodes aired weekly on Sunday
Rating: ★★★★☆

For a start a story of witches, magic and mystery. It’s a bit scary, good if you’re in need of something like this :). I’ve listened to it about two years ago and I’m thinking of doing it again.

 

2. Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Fantasy tale of a hero cursed with immortality

A dragon’s egg must be retrieved by a hero cursed with immortality – between the worlds of faerie and man. Stars Paul Hilton.

BBC He Who Would Valiant Be | Then Fancies Flee Away | No Foes Shall Stay His Might | ‘Gainst All Disaster | The Drowned Church | The Lost Hotel | The Lady in the Lake | Hope Springs | Crowsfall Wood | Sookey Hill | Aisley Bridge | Lindie Island | Mullerby Fair | Tregarrah Head | Wedlowe Sound | Bleaker Lake | Lyall Park | Gallowstone Hill | Woolmere Walter | Parsons Mount | Jackson’s Mill | St Lewin | Ouldmeadow Jack | Daventree Mansions
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Day left: 17
Duration: 45 min | 24 episodes aired 4 episodes per day
Rating: ★★★★☆

Here’s something longer to listen to for you, 24 episodes split to 6 seasons. I’ve listened to some of these and I loved them. This time, I’ll listen to it all.

 

3. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere.

An act of kindness sees Richard Mayhew catapulted from hisordinary life into a subterranean world under the streets of London. Stopping to help an injured girl on a London street, Richard is thrust from his workaday existence into the strange world of London Below.

So begins a curious and mysterious adventure deep beneath the streets of London, a London of shadows where the tube cry of ‘Mind the Gap’ takes on new meaning; for the inhabitants of this murky domain are those who have fallen through the gaps in society, the dispossessed, the homeless. Here Richard meets the Earl of Earl’s Court, Old Bailey and Hammersmith, faces a life-threatening ordeal at the hands of the Black Friars, comes face to face with Great Beast of London, and encounters an Angel. Called Islington.

Joining the mysterious girl named Door and her companions, the Marquis de Carabas and the bodyguard, Hunter, Richard embarks on an extraordinary quest to escape from the clutches of the fiendish assassins Croup and Vandemar and to discover who ordered them to murder her family. All the while trying to work out how to get back to his old life in London Above.

BBC Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Goodreads

Day left: 19
Duration: 60 min | 6 episodes aired Monday-Friday
Rating: ★★★★★

Do I really have to recommend this one? A fantastic book and a great BBC adaptation should make you click the links already ;).

Add to that a great cast: Natalie Dormer, David Harewood, Sophie Okonedo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Anthony Head, David Schofield, Bernard Cribbins, Romola Garai, George Harris, Andrew Sachs, Lucy Cohu, Johnny Vegas, Paul Chequer, Don Gilet, Abdul Salis

FANTASTIC!

 

4. The Life and Loves of a She Devil by Fay Weldon

A darkly comic fairy tale about revenge, sex and power.

When Ruth discovers her husband is sleeping with a prettier, richer woman, she makes ingenious and diabolical plans to punish them both.

‘The Life and Loves of a She Devil’, written in 1983, is a gleefully bawdy satire on the war of the sexes, and a fable about the rewards and dangers of our capacity for transformation.

BBC Episode 1 | Episode 2Goodreads

Day left: 25
Duration: 60 min | 2 episodes

With all the dramas I have listened to before, I had to add something new. This one sounds interesting, I’ll see if it actually is 🙂

 

5. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

John Wyndham’s post-apocalyptic science fiction classic dramatised by Jane Rogers.

Genetic mutation has devastated the world. In the emergent bleak, primitive society, any deviation is seen as the work of the devil, ruthlessly hunted out and destroyed. In law abiding, God-respecting Waknuk anyone who does not conform to the ‘norm’ must keep their deviation secret or face the consequences of discovery.

BBC Episode 1 | Episode 2Goodreads

Day left: 26
Duration: 60 min | 2 episodes
Rating: ★★★★☆

A science fiction novel about people with strange, newly developed abilities. It shows you how bad things can get in a small community like this.

 

6. Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

BBC Clennan Court | Stickton General | Shoulder Hill | Caudley Fair | Bayldon AbbeyGoodreads

Day left: 27
Duration: 45 min | 5 episodes aired Monday-Friday

Yet again some stories from the Pilgrim, if you liked the ones above, here’s some more to listen 🙂

 

Happy listening and see you next time 🙂

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