I just realised I haven’t published last week’s BBC post… So here it is with few updates but no worries, you’ll still be able to listen to all these shows :).
Better late than never, right?
1. Ben Hur by Lew Wallace
Two men’s lives run almost in parallel. One is a prince of Jerusalem, Judah Ben Hur. The other is known as “He that was born to be King of the Jews.”
Lew Wallace’s epic tale stars Jamie Glover as Judah Ben Hur, Samuel West as Messala, Phyllis Calvert as Amrah and Michael Gambon reads from the Bible
Day left: 20
Duration: 60 min | 1 episode
If you like a bit of a historical drama here’s something just for you :). I really enjoyed listening to this one.
2. After the Fire by Samuel Pepys
When the Great Fire of 1666 was finally extinguished, all that remained of the city of London were smouldering ruins. Samuel Pepys, the famous diarist, witnessed first hand the impact it had on the city and its people, and he would be haunted by what he had seen for the rest of his life. 13,000 homes, 88 churches, and many key buildings had been destroyed or damaged including markets, jails, the Guildhall and St Paul’s Cathedral. Now aged 70, in poor health, and living with his servant Will Hewer in Clapham, Sam remembers the devastation, and how thousands of those made homeless by the fire were camped out on the fields of Islington and Moorfields.
Day left: 20
Duration: 15 min | 5 episodes
And another piece of history, this time, drama based on journals of Samuel Pepys. I’ve listened to some of these before and maybe they’re not so fascinating, but It was interesting.
3. Have His Carcase (Lord Peter Wimsey #8) by Dorothy L. Sayers
Mystery writer Harriet Vane, recovering from an unhappy love affair and its aftermath, seeks solace on a barren beach — deserted but for the body of a bearded young man with his throat cut.
From the moment she photographs the corpse, which soon disappears with the tide, she is puzzled by a mystery that might have been suicide, murder or a political plot.
Day left: 23
Duration: 30 min | 5 episodes
And last but not least – a bit of a crime drama with Lord Peter Wimsey. You can trust Dorothy L. Sayers to make a crime interesting.