SUNDAY 24th MARCH

Noon & 8pm & 4am

PLAYS/DRAMA

HARD CENTRES BY CARL CHETTY. STARRING IMELDA STAUNTON & DEREK JACOBI.

Lonely brother and sister, Frankie and Millicent, have come out of retirement to run Hamilton Chocolatiers but changes are ahead. On a hot June day, love is in the air for the divorcee and widower – and we discover one or two skeletons…

 

PASSING THROUGH BY HELEN SHAY

An older woman and a younger man meet at a railway station. Just what is their relationship all about?

 

1pm & 9pm & 5am

IN CONVERSATION….LUIS ALBERTO URREA

Luis Alberto Urrea’s native Mexico has always served as the author’s muse, inspiring all 13 books that span five genres. His nonfiction The Devil’s Highway tells the harrowing story of a group of Mexican immigrants lost in the Arizona desert. Urrea’s novels The Hummingbird’s Daughter and its sequel, Queen of America, chronicle the life of beloved healer Teresita Urrea, deemed “the Mexican Joan of Arc.” Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and an American mother, Urrea grew up along both sides of the border, forever affected by its dichotomy, brutality and richness, saying, “Borders everywhere are a symbol of what divides us. That’s what interests me.”

 

2pm & 10pm & 6am

POETRY….KWAME DAWES

Kwame Dawes is a writer of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and plays. Born in Ghana in 1962, Dawes spent most of his childhood and early adult life in Jamaica. As a poet, he is profoundly influenced by the rhythms and textures of that lush place, citing in a recent interview his “spiritual, intellectual, and emotional engagement with reggae music.” His book Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius remains the most authoritative study of the lyrics of Bob Marley. Dawes has also published 15 collections of poetry. His most recent titles include Back of Mount Peace and Hope’s Hospice. His book, Requiem is a suite of poems inspired by the illustrations of African American artist Tom Feelings in his landmark book The Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo. He has also published two novels: Bivouac and She’s Gone, winner of the 2008 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction. In 2007 he released a memoir, A Far Cry From Plymouth Rock: A Personal Narrative, called “a poet’s eloquent meditation on the complexities of history, race and the oft-broken promise of America,” by Geoff Dyer.

 

3pm & 11pm & 7am

GORGEOUS WOMEN

Women – we are the gentler sex or the deadlier of the species but universally it is agreed that we are good talkers, as Radio Gorgeous aptly delivers for ABR. Sometimes frivolous but always fabulous and today features JAYNE THYNNE, author of Black Roses that explores the Nazi wives and powerful love story author JODY ELLEN MALPAS

 

4pm & Midnight & 8am

SHERLOCK HOLMES CLASSICS

GREG WAGLAND superbly narrates The Six Napoleons

 

5pm & 1am & 9am

SPARK LONDON

The concept is stand out simple. Real people telling real stories. Today’s are Nobody’s Home by Alisdair Hurst, Down Post Office Lane by Andy Bodle and The Rabbit by Glen Long.

A WORD IN YOUR EAR

Word in Your Ear are a Bath based collective of writers who gather to tell their stories. They liked the way our ancestors enjoyed stories – by listening to them. We totally agree with them so let’s have a listen to: Winners and Losers by Pauline Masurel and Black Sheep by Hannah Teasdale.

TAKE FIVE

We asked the same five questions to a range of writers – today POLLY COURTNEY, the bright and engaging novelist and commentator whose brilliant latest novel, Feral Youth, is critically acclaimed as both book and audio book.

 

6pm & 2am & 10am

HOLLYWOOD STAGE

Hollywood is indelibly printed in our minds as a go to place for entertainment and has been for decades. We take you back in time as The Hollywood ringmaster himself, Cecil B De Mille unveils…Dark Victory featuring BETTE DAVIS and SPENCER TRACY

 

7pm & 3am & 11am

SHORT STORIES

MRS PACKLETIDE’S TIGER BY SAKI. READ BY BARBARA LEIGH-HUNT.

In ‘Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger,’ Saki (H.H. Munro) tackles the Victorian-Edwardian fascination with wild-game hunting, as well as the timeless drive to keep up with the Joneses. In this case, the person with whom Mrs. Packletide must ‘keep up’ is not named Jones, but Mrs. Bimberton. Mrs. Bimberton has recently traveled in one of those new-fangled contraptions, the airplane, piloted by an Algerian aviator. As a result, she has become the toast of British-occupied India.

 

THE FLY IN THE OINTMENT BY D.H. LAWRENCE. READ BY DAVID SHAW-PARKER.

When a teacher receives a gift just as he is about to leave his house for school, little else occupies his mind as he looks forward to his evening and the company he yearns for.

 

ROMAN FEVER BY EDITH WHARTON. READ BY EVE KARPF.

The protagonists are Grace Ansley and Alida Slade, two middle-aged American women who are visiting Rome with their daughters, Barbara Ansley and Jenny Slade. Mrs. Ansley and Mrs. Slade grew up in Manhattan, New York, and were friends from childhood. A romantic rivalry in their youth led Mrs. Slade to nurture feelings of jealousy and hatred against Mrs. Ansley.

 

MONDAY 25th MARCH

Noon & 8pm & 4am

PLAYS/DRAMA

THE CLEANSED Episode 0- THE BREAKING & ELECTRO MAGNETIC THEATRE – BALLONJACK

Here at Audiobookradio.net we try to bring you audio dramas that are exciting, thought provoking, and downright entertaining.  And what could be more entertaining than the end of the world!  In the mid 21st century, fuel is running out, food is scarce, Acts of God – and humans – take down the grid and everything else. Civilisation grinds to a halt.  And then things get really bad.  Society fractures into lawless groups.  But in rural Maine, USA, some have now spent years nurturing their society back to some kind of normality… but a second man made apocalypse comes calling – Welcome to The Cleansed!

The Production company, Final Rune, is centred on the award laden multi talented Fred Greenhalgh who not only writes, produces and directs “The Cleansed” but much else besides. Plus he has a cast and crew who put everything in so your ears are in for a treat.  Check everything out at FinalRune.com

Citizen Racecar presents Electromagnetic Theatre – eclectic, whacky and wonderful – a kind of theatre of alchemy.  It’s an experience and maybe a movement.  We have Balloonjack produced by David Hoffman – for further details go to http://citizenracecar.com/

 

1pm & 9pm & 5am

IN CONVERSATION…TA NEHISI COATES & MICHELE NORRIS

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a writer, journalist – a senior editor for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues.  Coates wrestles with questions of identity — both blackness and whiteness.  He is followed by a talk with journalist and broadcaster Michele Norris.

 

2pm & 10pm & 6am

POETRY

Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words.  The English language has well over a million and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one.  But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition.  Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our eyes and ears to very personal feelings.

Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to children’s textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy and relevance to our lives today. In this hour well be listening to DH Lawrence, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Barrett Browning,  Edgar Allan Poe, Amy Lowell and others. (VOL 1)

All of them are from a dedicated poetry publisher – Portable Poetry who believe that poetry should be a part of our everyday lives, uplifting the soul & reaching the parts that other things can’t.  Their range of audiobooks and ebooks cover volumes on some of our greatest poets to anthologies of seasons, months, places and a range of themes.  Check them out on, iTunes, Audible, Downpour or the digital music section on Amazon.  That’s Portable Poetry – poetry that carries you through!

 

3pm & 11pm & 7am

ALTERNATIVE RADIO…ARUNDHATI ROY

Here at Audiobook Radio we are keen to provide a range of voices – very literally as well as in terms of opinions and views of the world. This strand created by Alternative Radio does just that. We will hear from some of the most informed minds and greatest social activists of our time whose take on justice and power does not chime with those that hold the power and don’t provide justice for all so we rarely get to hear from them in mainstream media. Different opinions always help inform our own and we are always eager to hear from listeners about this or any other strand. Contact us on the tab at www.audiobookradio.net. Today’s talk is given by Arundhati Roy the world-renowned writer who the New York Times calls, “India’s most impassioned critic of globalization and American influence”. She is the author of many books including the hugely successful The God of Small Things.

 

4pm & Midnight & 8am

THEATRE ROYAL

The very name summons up something of grandeur and eloquence – and it was. Hosted by Laurence Olivier these big name productions – also including the acting talents of Sir John Gielgud, Orson Welles and Robert Morley – were based on works by the world’s leading authors – Charles Dickens, Henry James, Oscar Wilde, Anton Chekhov and Robert Louis Stevenson are but a few of whose company we shall be keeping. Today we raise the curtain on ORSON WELLES in Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades introduced by SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES featuring BASIL RATHBONE and NIGEL BRUCE in more of these timeless classic adventures.

 

5pm & 1am & 9am

PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

ABR welcomes Publisher’s Weekly, an authority on all things books & publishing for a look at the current bestseller’s list in the US, an interview with a successful author as well as forthcoming news for the week ahead. Their podcast is presented by Rose Fox and Mark Rotella.

TAKE FIVE

We asked the same five questions to a range of writers – today it’s A.L. Kennedy whose award winning work includes novels, short stories, drama, non-fiction and journalism for a variety of UK and overseas publications as well as stand up comedy and teaching.

 

6pm & 2am & 10am

HOLLYWOOD STAGE

Hollywood is indelibly printed in our minds as a go to place for entertainment and has been for decades. We take you back in time as The Hollywood ringmaster himself, CECIL B DE MILLE unveils…Wizard of Oz featuring JUDY GARLAND

 

7pm & 3am & 11am

SHORT STORIES

THEM OLD COWBOY SONGS READ & WRITTEN BY ANNIE PROULX

Annie is an American author & journalist who reads her own celebrated short story about how easy it is for things to go wrong.

 

TUESDAY 26th MARCH

Noon & 8pm & 4am

PLAYS/DRAMA

THE CLEANSED Episode 0- THE BREAKING & ELECTRO MAGNETIC THEATRE – BALLONJACK

Here at Audiobookradio.net we try to bring you audio dramas that are exciting, thought provoking, and downright entertaining.  And what could be more entertaining than the end of the world!  In the mid 21st century, fuel is running out, food is scarce, Acts of God – and humans – take down the grid and everything else. Civilisation grinds to a halt.  And then things get really bad.  Society fractures into lawless groups.  But in rural Maine, USA, some have now spent years nurturing their society back to some kind of normality… but a second man made apocalypse comes calling – Welcome to The Cleansed!

The Production company, Final Rune, is centred on the award laden multi talented Fred Greenhalgh who not only writes, produces and directs “The Cleansed” but much else besides. Plus he has a cast and crew who put everything in so your ears are in for a treat.  Check everything out at FinalRune.com

Citizen Racecar presents Electromagnetic Theatre – eclectic, whacky and wonderful – a kind of theatre of alchemy.  It’s an experience and maybe a movement.  We have Balloonjack produced by David Hoffman – for further details go to http://citizenracecar.com/

 

1pm & 9pm & 5am

IN CONVERSATION…TA NEHISI COATES & MICHELE NORRIS

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a writer, journalist – a senior editor for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues.  Coates wrestles with questions of identity — both blackness and whiteness.  He is followed by a talk with journalist and broadcaster Michele Norris.

 

2pm & 10pm & 6am

POETRY

Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words.  The English language has well over a million and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one.  But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition.  Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our eyes and ears to very personal feelings.  Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to children’s textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy and relevance to our lives today. In this hour well be listening to DH Lawrence, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edgar Allan Poe, Amy Lowell and others. (VOL 1)

All of them are from a dedicated poetry publisher – Portable Poetry who believe that poetry should be a part of our everyday lives, uplifting the soul & reaching the parts that other things can’t.  Their range of audiobooks and ebooks cover volumes on some of our greatest poets to anthologies of seasons, months, places and a range of themes.  Check them out on your usual digital store such as Amazon or iTunes or at https://www.deadtreepublishing.com/  Portable Poetry – poetry that carries you through!

 

3pm & 11pm & 7am

ALTERNATIVE RADIO…ARUNDHATI ROY

Here at Audiobook Radio we are keen to provide a range of voices – very literally as well as in terms of opinions and views of the world. This strand created by Alternative Radio does just that. We will hear from some of the most informed minds and greatest social activists of our time whose take on justice and power does not chime with those that hold the power and don’t provide justice for all so we rarely get to hear from them in mainstream media. Different opinions always help inform our own and we are always eager to hear from listeners about this or any other strand. Contact us on the tab at www.audiobookradio.net  Today’s talk is given by Arundhati Roy the world-renowned writer who the New York Times calls, “India’s most impassioned critic of globalization and American influence”. She is the author of many books including the hugely successful The God of Small Things.

 

4pm & Midnight & 8am

THEATRE ROYAL

The very name summons up something of grandeur and eloquence – and it was. Hosted by Laurence Olivier these big name productions – also including the acting talents of Sir John Gielgud, Orson Welles and Robert Morley – were based on works by the world’s leading authors – Charles Dickens, Henry James, Oscar Wilde, Anton Chekhov and Robert Louis Stevenson are but a few of whose company we shall be keeping. Today we raise the curtain on ORSON WELLES in Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades introduced by SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES featuring BASIL RATHBONE and NIGEL BRUCE in more of these timeless classic adventures.

 

5pm & 1am & 9am

PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

ABR welcomes Publisher’s Weekly, an authority on all things books & publishing for a look at the current bestseller’s list in the US, an interview with a successful author as well as forthcoming news for the week ahead. Their podcast is presented by Rose Fox and Mark Rotella.

TAKE FIVE

We asked the same five questions to a range of writers – today it’s A.L. Kennedy whose award winning work includes novels, short stories, drama, non-fiction and journalism for a variety of UK and overseas publications as well as stand up comedy and teaching.

 

6pm & 2am & 10am

HOLLYWOOD STAGE

Hollywood is indelibly printed in our minds as a go to place for entertainment and has been for decades. We take you back in time as The Hollywood ringmaster himself, CECIL B DE MILLE unveils…Wizard of Oz featuring JUDY GARLAND

 

7pm & 3am & 11am

SHORT STORIES

THEM OLD COWBOY SONGS READ & WRITTEN BY ANNIE PROULX

Annie is an American author & journalist who reads her own celebrated short story about how easy it is for things to go wrong.

 

 

WEDNESDAY 27th MARCH

Noon & 8pm & 4am

PLAYS/DRAMA

THE CLEANSED Episode 1- The Refuge & Episode 2 The Christening

Here at Audiobookradio.net we try to bring you audio dramas that are exciting, thought provoking, and downright entertaining.  And what could be more entertaining than the end of the world!  In the mid 21st century, fuel is running out, food is scarce, Acts of God – and humans – take down the grid and everything else. Civilisation grinds to a halt.  And then things get really bad.  Society fractures into lawless groups.  But in rural Maine, USA, some have now spent years nurturing their society back to some kind of normality… but a second man made apocalypse comes calling – Welcome to The Cleansed!

The Production company, Final Rune, is centred on the award laden multi talented Fred Greenhalgh who not only writes, produces and directs “The Cleansed” but much else besides. Plus he has a cast and crew who put everything in so your ears are in for a treat.  Check everything out at FinalRune.com

 

1pm & 9pm & 5am

IN CONVERSATION… JAMES BALDWIN FIRE NEXT TIME

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.—James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924-1987) the great American novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, and social critic is celebrated in an evening of readings by poets and writers Amy Bloom, Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, and Kevin Young.  This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

 

2pm & 10pm & 6am

POETRY

Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words.  The English language has well over a million and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one.  But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition.  Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our eyes and ears to very personal feelings.  Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to school textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy and relevance to our lives today. In this hour we’ll be listening to Anne Bronte, John Keats, Matthew Arnold, HP Lovecraft and many others. (VOL 2)

All of them are from a dedicated poetry publisher – Portable Poetry who believe that poetry should be a part of our everyday lives, uplifting the soul & reaching the parts that other things can’t.  Their range of audiobooks and ebooks cover volumes on some of our greatest poets to anthologies of seasons, months, places and a range of themes.  Check them out on, iTunes, Audible, Downpour or the digital music section on Amazon.  That’s Portable Poetry – poetry that carries you through!

 

3pm & 11pm & 7am

ALTERNATIVE RADIO…CHRIS HEDGES

Here at Audiobook Radio we are keen to provide a range of voices – very literally as well as in terms of opinions and views of the world.  This strand created by Alternative Radio does just that.  We will hear from some of the most informed minds and greatest social activists of our time whose take on justice and  power does not chime with those that hold the power and don’t provide justice for all so we rarely get to hear from them in mainstream media.  Different opinions always help inform our own and we are always eager to hear from listeners about this or any other strand.  Contact us on the tab at www.audiobookradio.net.   Today’s talk is given by Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist who has covered wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America. It is entitled Captain Ahab and US Empire as the demonic Captain Ahab in Melville’s epic novel Moby Dick represents a quest for power and domination that is a death wish. Hubris will doom Ahab and his Pequod crew – all perish except for Ishmael. Is there a larger lesson to be learned

 

4pm & Midnight & 8am

THEATRE ROYAL

The very name summons up something of grandeur and eloquence – and it was. Hosted by Laurence Olivier these big name productions – also including the acting talents of Sir John Gielgud, Orson Welles and Robert Morley – were based on works by the world’s leading authors – Charles Dickens, Henry James, Oscar Wilde, Anton Chekhov and Robert Louis Stevenson are but a few of whose company we shall be keeping. Today we raise the curtain on SIR RALPH RICHARDSON starring in Joseph Conrad’s The Tale introduced by SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES featuring BASIL RATHBONE and NIGEL BRUCE in more of these timeless classic adventures.

We top the hour with an episode of Incredible But True.

  

5pm & 1am & 9am

THE LONDON BOOK FAIR 

ABR attends the London Book Fair which takes place every spring in Olympia.  It is a truly international event that continues to grow in size and influence.  Whilst there is wheeling & dealing for the publishing industry peeps, there are also a wide range of seminars, panels & services that are aimed at a range of authors, translators, poets, illustrators etc – from those making a living in the book world to those considering entering it with every aspect of creating and selling books covered.

Before the 3 day event there is an industry conference called Quantum & one of this year’s featured speakers, Alexandra Levit, tells us a little bit about it.  We hear from a range of authors such as the Fair’s special guests Antoine Larain and Simone Bucholz;  Shahroo Izadi who was judging a competition and Kerry Hudson who featured this year as well as last on a panel.

TAKE FIVE

We asked the same five questions to a range of writers – today Dee Lestari, originally a singer/songwriter in her native Indonesia and now an established author.  Her latest book, set  in Bali, is Paper Boats which we are fortunate to be able to broadcast the first chapter.

PW INSIDER 

Publisher’s Weekly is back with a new shorter podcast presented by Mark Rotella.  Today’s episode showcases books yet to be published but already making an impact…their predictions are often accurate & interesting choices so it’s a good steer for your next read.

 

6pm & 2am & 10am

HOLLYWOOD STAGE

Hollywood is indelibly printed in our minds as a go to place for entertainment and has been for decades. We take you back in time as CECIL B DE MILLE introduces Suspicion starring WILLIAM POWELL & OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND

 

7pm & 3am & 11am

SHORT STORIES

FATHER GILES OF BALLYMOY ANTHONY TROLLOPE READ BY NIGEL LAMBERT

Archibald Green becomes good friends with Father Giles after an inauspicious introduction.  This story is said to be based on Trollope’s own experience.

HER TURN BY D.H.LAWRENCE READ BY DAVID SHAW PARKER

This poignant story is part of the Miner’s Strike Trilogy and centres around Mr Radford who is partial to the ladies and married for the second time to the resourceful Mrs Radford.

 

THURSDAY 28th MARCH

Noon & 8pm & 4am

PLAYS/DRAMA

THE CLEANSED Episode 3 The Road & Episode 4 The Pig Man

Here at Audiobookradio.net we try to bring you audio dramas that are exciting, thought provoking, and downright entertaining.  And what could be more entertaining than the end of the world!  In the mid-21st century, fuel is running out, food is scarce, Acts of God – and humans – take down the grid and everything else. Civilisation grinds to a halt.  And then things get really bad.  Society fractures into lawless groups.  But in rural Maine, USA, some have now spent years nurturing their society back to some kind of normality… but a second man made apocalypse comes calling – Welcome to The Cleansed!

The Production company, Final Rune, is centred on the award laden multi talented Fred Greenhalgh who not only writes, produces and directs “The Cleansed” but much else besides. Plus he has a cast and crew who put everything in so your ears are in for a treat.  Check everything out at FinalRune.com

 

1pm & 9pm & 5am

IN CONVERSATION… KEVIN BARRY

Barry’s first novel, City of Bohane, appeared in the UK in 2011 and went on to win the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was described by The New Yorker as, “A grizzled piece of futuristic Irish noir with strong ties to the classic gang epics of yore.”   Dark Lies the Island, Barry’s second collection of short stories, has solidified his reputation as an inventive creator of dark & brilliant prose.   A good conversationalist & here interviewed for Lannan by Ethan Nosowsky, a fan as well as successful editor.

 

2pm & 10pm & 6am

POETRY

Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our eyes and ears to very personal feelings.   Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to school textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy and relevance to our lives today. In this hour we’ll be listening we’ll be listening to Oscar Wilde, Robert Burns, Rudyard Kipling, William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson and subjects such as the poetry of Autumn, Poet Laureates and much more. Vol3

All of them are from a dedicated poetry publisher – Portable Poetry who believe that poetry should be a part of our everyday lives, uplifting the soul & reaching the parts that other things can’t. Their range of audiobooks and ebooks cover volumes on some of our greatest poets to anthologies of seasons, months, places and a range of themes. Check them out on, iTunes, Audible, Downpour or the digital music section on Amazon. That’s Portable Poetry – poetry that carries you through!

  

3pm & 11pm & 7am

ALTERNATIVE RADIO….TOM HAYDEN

Here at Audiobook Radio we are keen to provide a range of voices – very literally as well as in terms of opinions and views of the world. This strand created by Alternative Radio does just that. We will hear from some of the most informed minds and greatest social activists of our time whose take on justice and power does not chime with those that hold the power and don’t provide justice for all so we rarely get to hear from them in mainstream media. Different opinions always help inform our own and we are always eager to hear from listeners about this or any other strand. Contact us on the tab at www.audiobookradio.net.

Today’s talk is given by Tom Hayden who has been involved in many of America’s social movements for decades. He was the main author of the 1962 Port Huron Statement, the manifesto of Students for a Democratic Society, the campus-based, activist movement. He went from street protests and being indicted by the Nixon Administration to holding office in Sacramento. He served eighteen years in the California State Assembly and State Senate. Among his many books are Voices of the Chicago Eight, Writings for a Democratic Society, and The Long Sixties: From 1960 to Barack Obama.

 

4pm & Midnight & 8am

THEATRE ROYAL

The very name summons up something of grandeur and eloquence – and it was. Hosted by Laurence Olivier these big name productions – also including the acting talents of Sir John Gielgud, Orson Welles and Robert Morley – were based on works by the world’s leading authors – Charles Dickens, Henry James, Pushkin, Anton Chekhov and Robert Louis Stevenson are but a few of whose company we shall be keeping.  Today we raise the curtain on Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost introduced and featuring  SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER.

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES featuring BASIL RATHBONE and NIGEL BRUCE in more of these timeless classic adventures.

 

5pm & 1am & 9am

PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

ABR welcomes Publisher’s Weekly, an authority on all things books & publishing for a look at the current bestseller’s list in the US, an interview with a successful author as well as forthcoming news for the week ahead. Their podcast is presented by Rose Fox and Mark Rotella.

TAKE FIVE

We asked the same five questions to a range of writers – today it’s EMMA HEALEY whose impressive debut novel, ‘Elizabeth is Missing’ proved hugely successful and won her widespread critical acclaim.  Author Deborah Moggach said of it:  ‘A thrillingly assured, haunting and unsettling novel, I read it at a gulp.’

 

6pm & 2am & 10am

HOLLYWOOD STAGE

Hollywood is indelibly printed in our minds as a go to place for entertainment and has been for decades. We take you back there as producer Irving Cummings unveils….War of the Worlds starring DANA ANDREWS & PAT CROWLEY

 

7pm & 3am & 11am

SHORT STORIES

IN A FAR COUNTRY by JACK LONDON read by WILLIAM DUFRIS

Wealthy, worldly and idealistic Percy Cuthfert travels from Edmonton to the northern area of Canada in yet another brilliant Jack London short story.

THE RATS by M.R. JAMES read by RICHARD MITCHLEY

This ghost story has our protagonist Mr Thomson, a young Cambridge scholar, wanting solitude.  He is staying at a country inn and is greeted by unexpected horror.

 

FRIDAY 29th MARCH

Noon & 8pm & 4am

PLAYS/DRAMA

THE CLEANSED Episode 5 The Believers & Episode 6 The Dwellers

Here at Audiobookradio.net we try to bring you audio dramas that are exciting, thought provoking, and downright entertaining.  And what could be more entertaining than the end of the world!  In the mid 21st century, fuel is running out, food is scarce, Acts of God – and humans – take down the grid and everything else. Civilisation grinds to a halt.   And then things get really bad.  Society fractures into lawless groups.  But in rural Maine, USA, some have now spent years nurturing their society back to some kind of normality… but a second man made apocalypse comes calling – Welcome to The Cleansed!

The Production company, Final Rune, is centred on the award laden multi talented Fred Greenhalgh who not only writes, produces and directs “The Cleansed” but much else besides. Plus he has a cast and crew who put everything in so your ears are in for a treat.  Check everything out at FinalRune.com

 

1pm & 9pm & 5am

IN CONVERSATION… MARIO VARGO LlOSA

Peruvian born Mario Vargas Llosa is internationally recognized for his culturally and politically charged novels. He has said, “I think literature is impoverished if it becomes cut from the main agenda of people, of society, of life.” After reading from his work, Vargas Llosa joins in conversation with Efraín Kristal, a professor of Spanish and comparative literature and a specialist in Varga Llosa’s work.

 

2pm & 10pm & 6am

POETRY

Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our eyes and ears to very personal feelings.  Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to school textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy and relevance to our lives today. In this hour we’ll be listening to William Blake, Walt Whitman and Browning as well as themes including the poetry of  Music, Lesbian Poets and much more. VOl4

All of them are from a dedicated poetry publisher – Portable Poetry who believe that poetry should be a part of our everyday lives, uplifting the soul & reaching the parts that other things can’t. Their range of audiobooks and ebooks cover volumes on some of our greatest poets to anthologies of seasons, months, places and a range of themes. Check them out on, iTunes, Audible, Downpour or the digital music section on Amazon. That’s Portable Poetry – poetry that carries you through!

 

3pm & 11pm & 7am

ALTERNATIVE RADIO… ROBERT SCHEER

Here at Audiobook Radio we are keen to provide a range of voices – very literally as well as in terms of opinions and views of the world. This strand created by Alternative Radio does just that. We will hear from some of the most informed minds and greatest social activists of our time whose take on justice and power does not chime with those that hold the power and don’t provide justice for all so we rarely get to hear from them in mainstream media. Different opinions always help inform our own and we are always eager to hear from listeners about this or any other strand. Contact us on the tab at www.audiobookradio.net. Today’s talk is given by Robert Scheer a veteran journalist and editor of Truthdig.com. He has conducted many in depth interviews with prominent political and cultural personalities and is the author of many books, including The Pornography of Power They Know Everything About You

 

4pm & Midnight & 8am

THEATRE ROYAL

The very name summons up something of grandeur and eloquence – and it was. Hosted by Laurence Olivier these big name productions – also including the acting talents of Sir John Gielgud, Orson Welles and Robert Morley – were based on works by the world’s leading authors – Charles Dickens, Henry James, Oscar Wilde, Anton Chekhov and Robert Louis Stevenson are but a few of whose company we shall be keeping.  Today we raise the curtain on H G Wells’ Country of the Blind starring and introduced by SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER.

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES featuring BASIL RATHBONE and NIGEL BRUCE in more of these timeless classic adventures.

 

5pm & 1am & 9am

PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

ABR welcomes Publisher’s Weekly, an authority on all things books & publishing for a look at the current bestseller’s list in the US, an interview with a successful author as well as forthcoming news for the week ahead. Their podcast is presented by Rose Fox and Mark Rotella.

TAKE FIVE

We asked the same five questions to a range of writers – today it’s George Szirtes, an accomplished award winning poet and translator whose humanity shines through his verse.

 

6pm & 2am & 10am

HOLLYWOOD STAGE

Hollywood is indelibly printed in our minds as a go to place for entertainment and has been for decades. We take you back in time as The Hollywood ringmaster himself, CECIL B DE MILLE unveils Front Page featuring WALTER WINCHELL and JOSEPHINE HUTCHINSON.

 

7pm & 3am & 11am

SHORT STORIES

LORD ARTHUR SAVILLE’S CRIME by OSCAR WILDE Read by GARARD GREEN

In this brilliant satire Oscar Wilde targets the English aristocracy.  Lord Arthur Savile’s life is thrown into turmoil with teh dire prophecy that he will commit murder.  His forthcoming marriage postponed, he sets about finding his victim…

THE LIFE OF MA PARKER by KATHERINE MANSFIELD Read by EVE KARPF

Ma Parker is yet another brilliant bittersweet short story by one of the greatest short story writers, namely, Katherine Mansfield.  It begins with the opening of the door by a literary gentleman at his house in London to Ma Parker, a strong  working class woman who cleans his house.  Despite the initial dispensation of descriptions and introduction of characters, we are given a sensitive and revealing insight into the lives, thoughts and motives of these people as well as the class conflict of the time.

 

SATURDAY 30th MARCH

Noon & 8pm & 4am

PLAYS/DRAMA

THE CLEANSED Episode 7 The Trial

Here at Audiobookradio.net we try to bring you audio dramas that are exciting, thought provoking, and downright entertaining.  And what could be more entertaining than the end of the world!  In the mid 21st century, fuel is running out, food is scarce, Acts of God – and humans – take down the grid and everything else. Civilisation grinds to a halt.  And then things get really bad.  Society fractures into lawless groups.  But in rural Maine, USA, some have now spent years nurturing their society back to some kind of normality… but a second man made apocalypse comes calling – Welcome to The Cleansed!

The Production company, Final Rune, is centred on the award laden multi talented Fred Greenhalgh who not only writes, produces and directs “The Cleansed” but much else besides. Plus he has a cast and crew who put everything in so your ears are in for a treat.  Check everything out at FinalRune.com

46TH FLOOR

Citizen Racecar presents Electromagnetic Theatre – eclectic, whacky and wonderful – a kind of theatre of alchemy.  It’s an experience and maybe a movement.

 

1pm & 9pm & 5am

IN CONVERSATION…EDUARDO GALEANO

Eduardo Galeano, born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1940 is an essayist, journalist, historian, and activist, as well as one of Latin America’s most beloved literary figures. Galeano’s books include the trilogy Memory of Fire; The Book of Embraces; We Say No;Walking Words; and Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone. His newest book, Children of the Days (Los híjos de los días), is forthcoming in English in April 2013. An outspoken critic of the increasingly dehumanizing effects of globalization on modern society, Galeano has remained a passionate advocate for human rights and justice.

 

2pm & 10pm & 6am

POETRY

Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our eyes and ears to very personal feelings.  Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to school textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy and relevance to our lives today. In this hour we’ll be listening to poets of the quality and breadth of THOMAS HOOD, LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON, PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY & EDITH NESBIT amongst others. Vol 5

All of them are from a dedicated poetry publisher – Portable Poetry who believe that poetry should be a part of our everyday lives, uplifting the soul & reaching the parts that other things can’t. Their range of audiobooks and ebooks cover volumes on some of our greatest poets to anthologies of seasons, months, places and a range of themes. Check them out on, iTunes, Audible, Downpour or the digital music section on Amazon. That’s Portable Poetry – poetry that carries you through!

 

3pm & 11pm & 7am

ALTERNATIVE RADIO…GLENN GREENWALD

Here at Audiobook Radio we are keen to provide a range of voices – very literally as well as in terms of opinions and views of the world.  This strand created by Alternative Radio does just that.  We will hear from some of the most informed minds and greatest social activists of our time whose take on justice and  power does not chime with those that hold the power and don’t provide justice for all so we rarely get to hear from them in mainstream media.  Different opinions always help inform our own and we are always eager to hear from listeners about this or any other strand.  Contact us on the tab at www.audiobookradio.net.   Today’s talk is given by Glenn Greenwald, the author of With Liberty and Justice for Some and No Place to Hide. He is an award winning journalist and his exclusive interview with NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden was an international media sensation. He also received an Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary for his coverage of Bradley Manning and is co-founder of the watchdog media outlet The Intercept.

 

4pm & Minight & 8am

THEATRE ROYAL

The very name summons up something of grandeur and eloquence – and it was. Hosted by Laurence Olivier these big name productions – also including the acting talents of Sir John Gielgud, Orson Welles and Robert Morley – were based on works by the world’s leading authors – Charles Dickens, Henry James, Oscar Wilde, Anton Chekhov and Robert Louis Stevenson are but a few of whose company we shall be keeping.  Today we raise the curtain on the comical piece THE OVERCOAT  by GOGOL introduced by SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER and starring MICHAEL REDGRAVE.

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES featuring BASIL RATHBONE and NIGEL BRUCE in more of these timeless classic adventures.

 

5pm & 1am & 9am

PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

ABR welcomes Publisher’s Weekly, an authority on all things books & publishing for a look at the current bestseller’s list in the US, an interview with a successful author as well as forthcoming news for the week ahead. Their podcast is presented by Rose Fox and Mark Rotella.

TAKE FIVE

We asked the same five questions to a range of writers – today it’s LIZ FENWICK who was born in Massachusetts but after falling in love with an Englishman lives and writes romantic fiction set in her other love – Cornwall.

 

6pm & 2am & 10am

HOLLYWOOD STAGE

Hollywood is indelibly printed in our minds as a go to place for entertainment and has been for decades. We take you back in time as WILLIAM KEIGHLEY unveils…Little Women featuring JUNE ALLYSON, PETER LAWFORD, MARGARET O’BRIEN & JANET LEIGH

 

7pm & 3am & 11am

SHORT STORIES

LORD ARTHUR SAVILLE’S CRIME PART 2 by OSCAR WILDE Read by GARARD GREEN

In this brilliant satire Oscar Wilde targets the English aristocracy.  Lord Arthur Savile’s life is thrown into turmoil with the dire prophecy that he will commit murder.  His forthcoming marriage postponed, he sets about finding his victim…

A THOUSAND DEATHS by JACK LONDON Read by

Unusual Jack London subject of a scientist who kills off his son on multiple occasions in order to progress his obsessive experiment with the medical machines he has invented.  However, is does have London’s customary intense, lively prose.