A visit to the serene coastal town of South Cove, California, could make anybody feel refreshed and inspired. But as Jill Gardner - owner of Coffee, Books, and More - discovers, some folks won't live to tell about it.... Mystery author Nathan Pike checked into South Cove Bed & Breakfast to compose a compelling novel, not commit murder. But things get real when a rival B & B owner ends up exactly like the victim in his draft - undeniably dead. As Nathan prepares to complete his magnum opus behind bars, Jill's the only one who can prove his innocence and deconstruct the plot of a twisted killer.
©2017 Lynn Cahoon (P)2017 Tantor
Brian Cox stars as the Edinburgh detective in eight episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series.
Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.
'To Keep Him Honest': with big bets on a champion boxing match, the local crooks keep McLevy busy.
'Picture of Innocence': a high court judge is dead, and suspicion falls on his wife.
'The Chosen One': the Princess of the Occult is a sell-out success, but McLevy thinks she's a fraud.
'The Reckoning': as Jean prepares for a wedding, death stalks McLevy.
'A Bolt from the Blue': a corpse is found floating in Leith docks.
'End of the Line': two ladies discover the body of a drunken Italian aristocrat at Waverley station.
'Jack O'Diamonds': Jean Brash plans revenge on a sadistic client, but he is not a man to cross lightly.
'Queen of Spades': Jean's battle with Caleb Grant has heartbreaking consequences.
Written by David Ashton, these atmospheric radio dramas costar Siobhan Redmond as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Constable Mulholland.
©2016 David Ashton (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Limited
Eight episodes of the BBC Radio 4 detective series set in Victorian Edinburgh, starring Brian Cox. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of one of Scotland's first policemen, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh, bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.
'The Firebrand': a women's rights campaigner is kidnapped, and it's up to McLevy to investigate.
'Dead Reckoning': a strange case of grave robbing has McLevy puzzled.
'Prince of Darkness': one of Jean Brash's old lovers is back from the dead - and out for revenge.
'A Distant Death': McLevy's nightmares of death by drowning seem about to come true....
'The Blue Gown': with the help of Jean Brash, McLevy investigates the death of a seamstress.
'Flesh and Blood': a student is accused when a tavern brawl ends in murder.
'A Fine Deception': suspicion falls on a stage magician after a jewel robbery at Edinburgh Castle.
'The Last Illusion': McLevy must prove his theory that a celebrated conjurer is a thief.
Brian Cox stars as Inspector McLevy, with Siobhán Redmond as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Constable Mulholland.
Duration: six hours approx.
©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd
A full-cast performance of the RSV-CE. Voiced by internationally renowned actors. Original music score and sound effects.
©2010 Carl Amari and Pope Benedict, XVI (P)2020 Oasis Audio
A full-cast performance of the RSV-CE Voiced by internationally renowned actors Original music score and sound effects
Public Domain (P)2013 Carl Amari
Henry V is a study of kingship, patriotism, and heroic determination tempered by tender comedy as Henry courts Katherine, princess of France. Henry, the noble and courageous young king of England, decides to invade France, believing he has a rightful claim to the throne. At Agincourt he leads his army into battle against the powerful French forces and, against all the odds, wins a famous victory. Henry is played by Jamie Glover, Brian Cox is the Chorus, and the Hostess is played by Elizabeth Spriggs.
Public Domain (P)2014 Blackstone Audio
Eleven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas telling the stories of Mary Queen of Scots and the Stuart royals. Under the Stuarts, Britain entered the modern world. But with great change came turmoil, and for 111 years, the Stuart monarchs faced dynastic struggles, religious conflict, the rise of parliamentary democracy - and civil war. These dramas chart that turbulent epoch through its royal family, from Mary, Queen of Scots to the last Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlies daughter Charlotte. It Came In with a Lass - 1561. Arriving in mist-shrouded Scotland, Queen Mary must quickly distinguish her friends from her enemies. Starring Jeany Spark as Mary. To Make the Plough Go Before the Horse - James Is life and reign told through his relationships, from his first love, Esme, to his last favourite, George Villiers. Starring Bill Paterson as James I and VI. A World of Fools and Knaves - Henrietta Maria, Charles I's Catholic queen, watches her husband fail to keep hold of the reins of government. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt as Charles I. This War Without an Enemy - Only on the morning of his execution can Charles I begin to understand the events that brought him to to the scaffold. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt as Charles I. Charles II, Part One: Through the World in Various Fortune - When news of Oliver Cromwell's death reaches Brussels, the exiled Charles II plots his return. Starring Jamie Parker as Charles II. Charles II, Part Two: The Long Lease of Pleasant Days - Charles II plots to confound parliamentary reformers and secure the throne for his brother. Starring Pip Torrens as Charles II. James II: The Storms of this Deceitful World - 1688. After just four years as King, James II flees England in the Glorious Revolution. How did it all go so wrong? Starring James Fleet as James II. William III and Mary II: To Have and to Hold - Dutch William marries his Stuart cousin for reasons of politics, not passion - but their partnership proves crucial when it comes to ruling England. Starring Mark Edel-Hunt as William III and Elaine Cassidy as Mary. Queen Anne: Myself Alone - Queen Anne must abandon long-held allegiances to command parliaments loyalty and rule with authority. Starring Fenella Woolgar as Queen Anne. Bonnie Prince Charlie: Who Dares to Be Free - Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, risks everything for the Stuart name. Starring Blake Ritson as Charles. Charlotte Stuart: The Last Stuart - Is Charlotte Stuart as driven as her predecessors, or the last victim of the Stuart curse? Starring Kate OFlynn as Charlotte. Produced and directed by Jessica Dromgoole, Sasha Yevtushenko, Marc Beeby and Gemma Jenkins.
©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd
Nine episodes of the BBC Radio 4 detective series set in Victorian Edinburgh, starring Brian Cox as Inspector McLevy.
In this collection all eight episodes of series 11 and 12 are joined by 'Meet James McLevy', a remake of the original pilot episode. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of one of Scotland's first policemen, the fictional James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.
Duration: 7 hours approx.
©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Brian Cox stars as the Edinburgh detective in nine episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.
Pilot episode: The detectives first adventure.
"For Unto Us": McLevy goes on the trail of an ingenious cat burglar.
"The Trophy Club": McLevy tries to solve the murder of a prostitute.
"The Second Shadow": The detective is distracted from his work by a woman.
"The Burning Question": An unsolved murder brings vigilantes onto the streets.
"A Good Walk Spoilt": A game of golf has desperate stakes.
"Wild Justice": A ghost from the past returns to haunt McLevy.
"The Wild Spark": A tobacco warehouse goes up in smoke.
"Stab in the Back": A hired killer roams Leiths dark alleys.
Siobhán Redmond costars as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Mulholland in these nine BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations.
©2015 BBC Worldwide (P)2015 BBC Worldwide
Brian Cox and Robin Ince present a witty, irreverent look at the world according to science. The Infinite Monkey Cage has become one of BBC Radio 4's most popular science-based programmes. In each episode physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince delve into a particular field of science, with the help of guests from the worlds of science, academia and entertainment. These 29 episodes feature subjects ranging from the solar system to war, from UFOs to climate change, and from the mathematics of love to artificial intelligence. This collection also includes two special episodes from December 2015 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity and the 2014 and 2015 Christmas specials. Well-known guests featured in this collection include Dave Gorman, Sara Pascoe, Dara O Briain, Alexei Sayle, Ross Noble, Eric Idle, Jo Brand, Lee Mack, Josie Long, Katy Brand and Stephen Fry.
©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd
For a century Bram Stoker's Dracula has reigned supreme as the undisputed masterpiece of horror writing. We have all grown up under the shadow of the elegant Count, at once an attractive, brutal and erotic creature of the night. Bram Stoker's 1897 classic horror story expressing the most persistent nightmare of the human condition is brought to life by a skilled and imaginative cast, including Brian Cox as Van Helsing and Heathcote Williams as Dracula. Authentic 'monster music', from the golden age of 1940s horror movies, is combined with a 'Dracula' ballet score and various sound effects to crate a gripping aural experience. Take this opportunity to dream again... The gothic tale of Frankenstein and his construction of a human being which runs amok, has, with the help of numerous films, become one of the most vivid horror stories. But Mary Shelley's original novel, written in 1816, dealt more sympathetically with 'the daemon', showing how an initially beneficent creature is hammered into a daemon by the way he is treated. Her ideas, and her dramatic but poignant story, are brought to life in this sound dramatization.
©1997 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)1994 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.; 16 9
A BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation of this landmark Western, starring Brian Cox and Michelle Fairley. The Shootist is John Bernard Books, the last surviving top gunfighter in a vanishing American West. He rides into El Paso in the year 1901, to be told by a doctor that he has a terminal illness. As word spreads that the famous assassin has reached the end, an assortment of vultures gather to feast upon his corpse. Most men would end their days quietly, but Books outwits them all by selecting the where, the when and the manner of his death. The Shootist is a classic Western novel written by Glendon Swarthout in 1975. It won the Spur Award for Best Western Novel of 1975 and was chosen in the Western Writers of Americas members poll in 2000 as one of the 10 greatest Western novels of the 20th century. It was made into a 1976 film starring John Wayne and Lauren Bacall, which was John Waynes final film role. Brian Cox (X-Men 2, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy) stars as John Bernard Books, with Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, 24: Live Another Day) as the widow Bond Rogers, with whom he finds affection in his final days. Cast: John Bernard Books...Brian Cox Bond Rogers...Michelle Fairley Gillom Rodgers...Joe Jameson Marshal Thibido...Craige Els Charles Hostetler...Michael Bertenshaw Shoup...Joe Sims Norton...Ashley Kumar Mrs Woodling...Heather Craney Bartender...Clive Hayward Adapted by Nick Perry Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko
©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd
Brian Cox stars as the Victorian detective in a further nine episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series.
Inspired by the real-life memoirs of one of Scotland's first policemen, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.
'Behind the Curtain': A theatrical landlady receives a chilling death threat.'A Voice from the Grave': Summertime, and the heat is on as McLevy tracks a brutal killer.'The Dark Shadow': A jewel theft brings an infamous criminal within McLevy's grasp.'Servant of the Crown': The detective joins Her Majesty's protection squad to hunt an assassin.'A Piece of Cake': A top chef is the toast of the city - but burglary and murder are on the menu.'The Sea Change': There's something fishy about the Fair's star attraction, the lovely Little Mermaid.'Sins of the Fathers': A runaway bridegroom and a blackmailer spell double trouble for McLevy.'The Devil's Disguise': The devil comes a-calling for the detective on Halloween.'Christmas Special': McLevy stalks a supernatural thief who is haunting the streets of Edinburgh.
Written by David Ashton, these atmospheric radio dramas costar Siobhán Redmond as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Constable Mulholland.
©2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd
When British businessman Geoffrey Harrison is kidnapped on the same day that Franca Tantardini, Italys most ruthless terrorist, is captured, there seems no reason why their destinies should become linked, until Francas teenage lover intervenes, kidnapping Harrison from his kidnappers, and straightforward extortion becomes political terrorism. Beautiful, seductive and extremely dangerous, Franca Tantardini is one of Italy's most ruthless political extremists. When she is captured in a shoot-out, her fanatical young lover, Giancarlo Battestini, vows to set her free and, with quiet watchfulness, waits for the moment to strike. In Rome, a British businessman, Geoffrey Harrison, has been taken hostage by a ruthless organised crime syndicate - kidnap is, after all, a growth industry. The British Government are adamant that they will not pay the two-million-dollar ransom and discharge responsibility to the Italian police. As political wrangling takes hold, Battestini sees a weakness and realises that the only way to secure the release of his beloved Franca is to capture Harrison and bargain his life for hers. The authorities are confronted with a terrible choice. Should they release a woman who has masterminded the murder of so many or let an innocent man die?
©2011 Gerald Seymour (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
How much would you pay for a painting with nothing on it? Would it be art? Marc's best friend Serge has just bought a very expensive - and very white - painting. To Marc, the painting is a joke, and as battle lines are drawn, old friends use it to settle scores. A Tony Award winner for Best Play and an Olivier Award winner for Best Comedy.
©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works
Gossip in tiny Linchester is raised to new heights when young Patrick Selby dies on the night of his beautiful wife's birthday party. The whole neighborhood was there, witness to the horrible attack of wasps Peter suffered at the end of the evening. But did Peter die of the stings? Dr Greenleaf thinks not. After all, wasps aren't the only creatures that kill with poison . . .
©1965 Ruth Rendell (P)2014 Audible, Inc
Brian Cox and Robin Ince present a witty, irreverent look at the world according to science.
The Infinite Monkey Cage has become one of BBC Radio 4s most popular science-based programmes. In each episode physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince delve into a particular field of science, with the help of guests from the worlds of science, academia, and entertainment.
In these 24 episodes the programme looks at topics as diverse as Oceans, Science Mavericks, Parallel Universes, Science v Art, Space Exploration, Brain Science, Creating Life, The Science of Christmas Behaviour, Space Tourism, Death, and Risk. Helping them to discover more are guests including Dave Gorman, Marcus Brigstocke, Andy Hamilton, Alan Moore, Dr Marcus Du Sautoy, Patrick Stewart, Ben Miller, Katy Brand, Professor Matthew Cobb, Simon Singh, Dr Sue Black, Ed Byrne, Mark Gatiss, Steve Jones, Ross Noble, Eric Idle, and Graeme Garden.
©2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd
A modern classic from one of the great thriller writers of our era. McAnally had sworn his oath to the IRA. But he quit and went south into the Republic, until they came for him, made him fire the deadly rocket launcher one last time. Then he played his final card and most terrifying role - Supergrass. Ferris, the young British lieutenant, hadnt wanted to join the Army. But a cruel twist of fate put him in the front line of a brutally tense war of nerves. He became the pawn in a game where the stakes were the entire command of the Belfast IRA. For these two men, enmeshed in Ulsters centuries of turmoil, this was to become their Field of Blood.
©2011 Gerald Seymour (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Four more series of Brian Cox and Robin Inces multi-award-winning science/comedy show - including the 100th episode and 'The Infinite Moonkey Cage', a special hour-long episode celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo moon landings. One of BBC Radio 4s most popular programmes, The Infinite Monkey Cage sees Physicists Robin Ince and Brian Cox taking a witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists eyes. Aided by guests from the worlds of science, academia and entertainment, they delve into a variety of topics in a quest to explore the quirks and wonders of the universe. In these 25 episodes, they celebrate their 100th show with some very special appearances from Monkey Cage alumni including Brian Blessed, Eric Idle and Andy Hamilton; talk cryptography and codebreaking at GCHQ; look at the origin of numbers; and learn how to build a bionic human. Theres also a discussion about dinosaurs; a sleepy look at the science of dreaming; and a 'Brits in Space' special featuring Astronauts Tim Peake and Helen Sharman - plus 'The Infinite Moonkey Cage', a 60-minute episode in which they are joined by some of the key players involved in landing the first men on the moon on July 20, 1969. Among the many other guests featured in these four series are Neil deGrasse Tyson, Danny Wallace, Shappi Khorsandi, Beardyman, Ed Byrne, Chris Addison, Jo Brand, Rufus Hound, Bridget Christie and Mark Steel.
©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd
A thrilling six-part serial on the life of Alexander the Great. Alexander of Macedon was one of historys greatest ever military commanders. By the time of his death, aged just 32, he had conquered the entire Persian Empire and was ruler of a vast territory stretching from Greece to the borders of India. These six episodes tell his extraordinary life story, as reimagined by acclaimed dramatist David Wade. The Kings Son 356 BC. Outside the city of Pella in Macedonia, the spirits of Achilles and Patroclus are eagerly awaiting a royal birth. But Alexanders arrival creates friction between King Philip and his Queen, Olympias. I Am Also Alexander The young Prince is used as a pawn in the war between his parents and becomes a student of the great philosopher Aristotle. Preparation of the Sacrifice Alexander goes into battle to prove his manhood. Meanwhile, King Philip's remarriage plans cause tension. The Road to Gordium Warrior Alexander becomes King of Macedonia and sets out to conquer the world.... The Hunt of the God King Alexander pursues Darius, King of Persia, conquers Egypt and falls in love with the beautiful Barsine. Great Son of Ammon The King confronts treachery, invades India and faces the end of the span of years allotted by the Fates.... This compelling serial stars Michael Maloney as Alexander, with an incredible cast including Brian Cox, Geraldine James, Alex Jennings and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Also included is a bonus episode of In Our Time, in which Melvyn Bragg and guests explore Alexanders life, legend and legacy.
©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd
The complete series 1-5 of the Sony Award Winning BBC Radio 4 show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, presented by physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince. Described by judges of the Sony Award as 'a brilliant way of being both innovative and instructive, bringing humour to what some will see as a dull subject. It's listenable, educational and brings a whole new audience to both the subject and the station.' The duo, assisted by a panel of experts and entertainers, tackle subjects such as biology, cosmology, physics and why Brian's hair is always so perfect. Guests include Dara Ó Briain, Jon Ronson, Stephen Fry and Dave Gorman, amongst many more. The Infinite Monkey Cage is an engaging, entertaining and educational show that puts the fun back into science.
©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd
A thrilling classic from a master of the genre. In a wrecked Croat village, a mass grave is uncovered and the mutilated body of a young Englishwoman, Dorrie Mowat, is exhumed. Her mother, who loathed Dorrie in life, becomes obsessed by the need to find out about her death. But with civil war tearing apart the former Yugoslavia, none of the authorities there or in Britain are interested in a minor war crime. So she turns to Bill Penn, private investigator, MI5 reject. For him this looks like a quick trip to safe Zagreb, the writing of a useless report and a good fee at the end of it. But once there he finds himself drawn inexorably towards the killing ground behind the lines, to find the truth of the young womans death and, perhaps, the truth of himself.Penns search for evidence that could, one day, convict a war criminal in a court of law becomes an epic journey into a merciless war where the odds are stacked high against him.
©2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited (P)2011 Gerald Seymour
WordTheatre, the short story performance specialists, casts the perfect actors to bring great contemporary writing to life. The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America. Recorded live at benefit performances for their Fellowships endowment, Volume 2 of this stunning collection contains nine outstanding examples of the short story. Though varying in theme and tone, they share a brilliant pedigree. Linus Roache reading "Joyas Voladoras" by Brian Doyle Brian Cox reading "The Human Table" by Marvin Cohen Janel Moloney reading "Recorded Message" by Philip Dacey Nicholas Brendon reading "Stay" by David Schuman Gil Bellows reading "Oblivion, Nebraska" by Peter Moore Smith Wendy Makkena reading "Self Knowledge" by Richard Bausch Carla Gugino reading "Gina's Death" by Charles Baxter Christopher McDonald reading 'Today Will Be A Quiet Day" by Amy Hempel Emily Meade reading "The River Nemunas" by Anthony Doerr. Produced and directed by Cedering Fox; edited by Sara Bencivenga; mixed and mastered by Theo Mondle; music composed by Greg Chun. WordTheatre gives voice to great writing. We are an innovative, internationally recognized, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring empathy, curiosity and conversation through powerful and entertaining performances, both live and recorded, of the world's best contemporary literature. We aim to ignite a passion for reading, writing, and self-expression in our community and in future generations.
©2014 Cedering Fox (P)2014 WordTheatre