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My Adventures as a Spy

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Robert Baden-Powell's memories of some of his espionage operations between the 1880s and the outbreak of the First World War. AUTHOR: Robert Baden-Powell was born in 1857 and is probably best remembered as the hero of the siege of Mafeking in 1899/1900 during the Boer War and as the man who started the Scout and Guide Movements. He wrote many books over the course of his life, some of which he illustrated himself. This book was first published in February 1915, seven months after the outbreak of the First World War, and is a collection of anecdotes and memories about the work of spies, based on his own experiences in Africa, Europe and Asia. ABRIDGER: Michael Bartlett is a writer with much radio, television and stage plays to his credit, though perhaps he is best known for writing “The Archers” for Radio 4 and “Rainbow” for Thames Television. He is also a producer and has directed plays, readings and documentaries for the BBC, for commercial radio and for audio publication. READER: Michael Cochrane has appeared in many plays in the theatre, on television and on radio as well as in a number of films. He has also read many audio books, including the Gold Award winning “Lord Edgware Dies”. His recent television appearances include “General Simmerson in “Sharpe’s Challenge” and Judge Hynes in “Wire in the Blood”. He also plays Oliver Sterling in “The Archers” on Radio 4. MUSIC: The piano music, Baden-Powell Schottische, is played by Alexandra White.

©1915 The Scout Association (P)2006 Crimson Cats Audio Books

Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures - Volume 2

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This excellent collection includes the last three stories from season one of Dan Dare's Audio Adventures and the bonus feature documentary Dan Dare: 21st Century Spaceman. Reign of the Robots Dan Dare and his crew return to Earth. Landing in London, they find the city deserted - or that's how it seems at first. But soon Dare faces an army of robots who have conquered the planet and placed the humans in slave camps. The robots are too powerful and numerous to be resisted, and their invasion is complete. With limited resources, Dare, Digby and Peabody face their greatest challenge yet - to liberate planet Earth. Operation Saturn As work begins to rebuild Earth after the devastation of the robot invasion, Dare and his friends in Space Fleet remain vigilant, certain it is only a matter of time before the Mekon launches a fresh attack. When the wreck of the Nautilus - an experimental ship lost a decade before - appears in orbit of the moon, Dare, Digby and Peabody are sent to investigate. They find the ship and its crew were destroyed by alien weapons. All clues lead them to Saturn's moons. With Earth still vulnerable, our heroes must journey to an unknown world. Prisoners of Space After a sequence of nonstop adventures, Dare, Digby and Peabody find themselves in a limbo of paranoid calm. Whilst there's been no sign of the Mekon anywhere in the solar system, Dare is certain Earth hasn't seen the last of the evil alien. Mysterious spaceship disappearances near Venus, an academy student accidentally launching a prototype spacecraft, and a floating prison cell in space reveal themselves as parts of the Mekon's latest plan to defeat his archenemy, Dan Dare, once and for all. Dan Dare: 21st Century Spaceman. Science journalist Richard Hollingham explores whether the reality of space exploration is catching up with the Dan Dare universe. Featuring interviews with the cast, director and lead writer about reinventing Dare for the 21st century. Richard meets a real rocket scientist who owes his career to the pilot of the future. Audio dramatisation based on the Eagle comic strip Dan Dare created by Rev Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson. Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures © B7 Enterprises Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Dan Dare TM © Dan Dare Corporation Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Dan Dare word mark and logo are trademarks of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited and are used under license. The moral right of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited and B7 Enterprises Limited to be identified as having paternity of this work has been asserted. All characters in this production are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. All rights of the manufacturer and owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying of these digital recordings is prohibited.

©2017 Dan Dare Corporation Limited (P)2017 B7 Productions

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Three Act Tragedy (Dramatised)

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John Moffatt stars as Hercule Poirot in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Agatha Christie's famous novel.

Hercule Poirot is a guest at a weekend house party, given at the Cornish clifftop home of the celebrated actor Sir Charles Cartwright. The other visitors include keen amateur detective Mr Satterthwaite and distinguished Harley Street nerve specialist Sir Bartholomew Strange. Death visits the house soon after Poirot's arrival, the victim an elderly clergyman who's only had a sip of dry martini. What else was in the glass? Are natural causes to blame... or murder?

In Monte Carlo a short time later, Poirot and his aquaintances hear of another, similar death. Is this a mere coincidence - and can Poirot resist further investigation? Everyone concerned will be much relieved if he does. Meanwhile, a third tragedy is waiting in the wings...

George Cole, Michael Cochrane and Clive Merrison are amongst the cast in this adaptation of Agatha Christie's intriguing mystery.

©1934 Agatha Christie Ltd (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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Doctor Who - Destiny of the Doctor - The Time Machine

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Twenty-third November 2013. In an Oxford laboratory, graduate Alice Watson helps Professor Chivers assemble the final pieces of an impossible machine. A time machine. The scientist and his assistant believe they are making history, little suspecting that the project's completion will threaten the existence of the entire universe. But someone has sensed the danger, and when the mysterious Doctor arrives, Alice is taken on a desperate race from libraries and dreaming spires all the way to the nightmare world of Earth's future. The monstrous Creevix are coming. They seek control of time itself and are certain that the Doctor is already too late to stop them. But can the key to saving the future lie in the Time Lord's past lives? Written by Matt Fitton and directed by John Ainsworth.

©2013 AudioGo/Big Finish Productions (P)2013 Big Finish Productions

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Dan Dare: Reign of the Robots

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Dan Dare and his crew finally return to Earth. Landing in central London, they find the city deserted - or that's how it seems at first. But soon Dare faces an army of ruthless machines, robots who have conquered the planet and placed the surviving humans in slave camps. The robots are too powerful and too numerous to be resisted, and their invasion is complete. With limited resources, Dare, Digby and Peabody face their greatest challenge yet - to liberate planet Earth. But the task becomes more desperate than ever when Dan discovers the alien force behind the robot invasion.... Audio dramatisation based on the Eagle comic strip 'Dan Dare' created by Rev Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson. Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures © B7 Enterprises Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Dan Dare TM © Dan Dare Corporation Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Dan Dare word mark and logo are trademarks of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited and are used under license. The moral right of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited and B7 Enterprises Limited to be identified as having paternity of this work has been asserted. All characters in this production are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. All rights of the manufacturer and owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying of these digital recordings is prohibited.

©2017 Dan Dare Corporation Limited (P)2017 B7 Productions

Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures - Volume 1

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This collection includes the first three stories from season one of Dan Dare's Audio Adventures and the feature New Worlds, containing the work of film composer Imran Ahmad. Voyage to Venus Brilliant test pilot Dan Dare is chosen to fly the Anastasia - a new experimental spacecraft - on its maiden voyage to Venus. This isn't exploration - it is to make first contact with a mysterious civilisation that has sent technological secrets as a goodwill gesture. However, what Dan, Digby and Professor Peabody find on Venus isn't goodwill but a terrifyingly intelligent, coldhearted ruler, the Mekon. A creature destined to become Dan Dare's nemesis - and Earth's greatest threat. The Red Moon Mystery Unable to return to Earth, Dan Dare and the crew of the Anastasia head to Mars, where Dan's estranged uncle Ivor is part of a team working on a top-secret archaeological dig. But when they find the base wrecked and the scientists missing, Dare, Digby and Professor Peabody soon discover that the Red Planet is not nearly as dead as everyone thought and that Ivor's expedition has woken an army of deadly insect creatures that threaten to swarm the Earth. Dare must stop the aliens, but can he resort to genocide in order to save the human race? Marooned on Mercury When a distress call summons the crew of the Anastasia to the wilderness of Mercury, they are reunited with their old ally Sondar. He tells them of the beleaguered Mercurians who are held in thrall to the Mekon! The exiled Mekon is rallying his forces, plotting a desperate revenge against his former home world of Venus and his hated enemy, Colonel Dan Dare! New Worlds - The Music of Imran Ahmad Includes the work of film composer Imran Ahmad, who previously worked with B7 Media on the award-winning The Martian Chronicles. His credits include the background music score for the critically acclaimed road-trip zombie movie The Dead and its sequel, The Dead 2: India and the 2015 thriller Never Let Go. Audio dramatisation based on the Eagle comic strip Dan Dare created by Rev Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson. Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures © B7 Enterprises Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Dan Dare TM © Dan Dare Corporation Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Dan Dare word mark and logo are trademarks of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited and are used under license. The moral right of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited and B7 Enterprises Limited to be identified as having paternity of this work has been asserted. All characters in this production are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. All rights of the manufacturer and owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying of these digital recordings is prohibited. Dan Dare Corporation Limited

©2017 Dan Dare Corporation Limited (P)2017 B7 Productions

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Doctor Who

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On a lazy June afternoon in 1925 the TARDIS materialises at the tiny railway station of Cranleigh Halt. Warmly welcomed by the local gentry, the time-travellers look forward to a well deserved rest from their adventures.

After a stunning performance at a friendly cricket match, the Doctor, together with Tegan, Adric, and Nyssa, is invited to a splendid masked ball by Lady Cranleigh and her son, Charles.

But a dark menace haunts the secret corridors of Cranleigh Hall. And before the ball is over, the quiet summer will be shattered by the shocking discovery of a brutal murder.

©1986 Terence Dudley (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
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Doctor Who: The War Machines

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Michael Cochrane reads this novelisation of a classic TV adventure featuring the First Doctor. The TARDIS materialises outside the Post Office Tower in London, 1966. The Doctor senses a powerful and evil force, which he and the ever-curious Dodo track down to scientist Professor Brett and WOTAN, his revolutionary new computer. Designed as a universal problem solver, WOTAN has suddenly begun to think for itself and has formulated a deadly plan. Using its phenomenal power it will programme humans to build mobile fighting computers, and with these indestructible war machines WOTAN will take over the world.  With the help of Dodo, Sir Charles Summers and new friends Ben and Polly, the Doctor must find a way to prevent a global catastrophe. Michael Cochrane, who has played several roles in the BBC TV series, reads Ian Stuart Black’s novelisation of his original 1966 serial starring William Hartnell as the Doctor. Novelisation copyright © Ian Stuart Black 1988 Original script copyright © Ian Stuart Black 1966 Reading produced by Neil Gardner Recorded at Ladbroke Audio Ltd Sound design by Simon Power for Meon Productions Executive producer: Michael Stevens TARDIS sound effect composed by Brian Hodgson Cover illustration by Alister Pearson

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd t/as BBC Studios (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd t/as BBC Studios

Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
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Doctor Who: The Second History Collection

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Five exciting novelisations set in Earth's past history, featuring the Doctor and his companions. The stories are Doctor Who - The Gunfighters, Doctor Who - The Highlanders, Doctor Who and the War Games, Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang and Doctor Who - Black Orchid. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Dan Dare: Voyage to Venus

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Brilliant test pilot Dan Dare is chosen to fly the Anastasia - a new experimental spacecraft - on its maiden voyage to Venus. This isn't exploration - it is to make first contact with a mysterious civilisation that has sent technological secrets as a goodwill gesture. However, what Dan, Digby and Professor Peabody find on Venus isn't goodwill but a terrifyingly intelligent, cold-hearted ruler, the Mekon. A creature destined to become Dan Dare's nemesis - and Earth's greatest threat... Audio dramatisation based on the Eagle comic strip Dan Dare created by Rev Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson. Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures © B7 Enterprises Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Dan Dare TM © Dan Dare Corporation Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Dan Dare word mark and logo are trademarks of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited and are used under license. The moral right of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited and B7 Enterprises Limited to be identified as having paternity of this work has been asserted. All characters in this production are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. All rights of the manufacturer and owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying of these digital recordings is prohibited.

©2017 Dan Dare Corporation Limited (P)2017 B7 Productions

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Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures - Season 1

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The complete collection of season one of Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures. This includes all six episodes: 'Voyage to Venus', 'The Red Moon Mystery', 'Marooned on Mercury', 'Reign of the Robots', 'Operation Saturn' and 'Prisoners of Space'. Also included are both the documentary Dan Dare: 21st Century Spaceman and New Worlds - the Music of Imran Ahmad. This excellent collector's edition is perfect not only for fans of Dan Dare and his nemesis, The Mekon, but also for anyone who simply enjoys science fiction. Adapted from the original Eagle comic strips, this is a new Dan Dare for our times! Audio dramatisation based on the Eagle comic strip Dan Dare created by Rev Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson. Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures © B7 Enterprises Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Dan Dare TM © Dan Dare Corporation Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Dan Dare word mark and logo are trademarks of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited and are used under license. The moral right of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited and B7 Enterprises Limited to be identified as having paternity of this work has been asserted. All characters in this production are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. All rights of the manufacturer and owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying of these digital recordings is prohibited.

©2017 B7 Productions (P)2017 B7 Productions

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Raffles: Series 1 & 2

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Twelve BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations featuring Raffles, the 'gentleman thief'.

Jeremy Clyde stars as the cricket playing A. J. Raffles, with Michael Cochrane as his jeweller friend, Bunny. Together they embark upon a series of well planned crimes against the highest of society.

The 12 stories are "The Ides of March"; "Gentlemen & Players"; "A Costume Piece"; "Nine Points of the Law"; "Wilful Murder"; "The Chest of Silver"; "The Rest Cure"; "The Criminologists' Club"; "The Field of Philippi"; "A Bad Night"; "A Trap to Catch a Cracksman"; and "The Gift of the Emperor.

©2015 BBC Worldwide (P)2015 BBC Worldwide

Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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