SUNDAY 26th February

Noon & 8pm & 4am

PLAYS/DRAMA

SEX AND POLITICS by COLIN LEWISOHN

Tom thinks he knows himself well, he fancies women. Leaving his affair with Jo behind him Tom enters the world of sexual politics where he faces a challenge to his very identity. It is the mid 1980s and the pursuit of gay rights is now at the centre of the political stage. But how will the pursuit of justice fare in the murky world of political intrigue and what will be the personal costs?

 

1pm & 9pm & 5am

IN CONVERSATION… RICHARD POWERS

Richard Powers is an American novelist whose works explore the effects of modern science and technology. His novel The Echo Maker won the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction

 

2pm & 10pm & 6am

POETS & POETRY…DEREK WALCOTT OBE

Derek Walcott, is a hugely talented poet, playwright and visual artist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992 and the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2011 for White Egrets.  Here he reads some of his work and then is interviewed by Glyn Maxwell.

 

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 Henrietta Green, award winning food writer and broadcaster

 

4pm & Midnight & 8am

SHERLOCK HOLMES CLASSICS

GREG WAGLAND superbly narrates The Dancing Men.

 

5pm & 1am & 9am

SPARK LONDON

The concept is stand out simple. Real people telling real stories. Today’s are A Grand Gesture by Jess Brownrigg and The Open Window by Harsh Agarwal.

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 Wherever I Lay My Hat by Julie Green and Venus by Clare Reddaway.

TAKE FIVE

We asked the same five questions to a range of writers – today PETER JAMES, Brighton charmer, film producer and international best seller of crime thriller fiction.

 

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 interviews DW GRIFFITHS and unveils…

Alice Adams featuring CLAUDETTE COLBERT and FRED McMURRAY

 

7pm & 3am & 11am

SHORT STORIES

GRACE BY JAMES JOYCE. READ BY T.P. MCKENNA.

Joyce’s story begins with an unconscious man who has fallen down the stairs in a pub after heavy drinking. A friend of his, Mr. Power, finds him, reveals him to be named Tom Kernan, and takes him home to his wife. Kernan is a salesman who once possessed an easy charm and manner but has since descended into alcoholism. An injury to his tongue sustained during the fall keeps Kernan in bed. Two days later, he is visited by his friends Power, M’Coy, and Cunningham. The friends have concocted a plan to get Kernan to attend a Catholic retreat with them. The four discuss many matters and finally settle upon religion.

MAD BY GUY DE MAUPASSANT. READ BY DEREK JACOBI.

French author of the naturalistic school, generally considered the greatest French short story writer. Maupassant took the subjects for his pessimistic stories and novels chiefly from the behaviour of the bourgeoisie, the Franco-Prussian War, and the fashionable life of Paris. During the last years of his life, Maupassant suffered from mental illness.

 

MONDAY 27th February

Noon & 8pm & 4am

PLAYS/DRAMA

MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS by JOHN DRYDEN  Part 3

Brought to us by Radio Drama Revival we hear Part 2 Murder, Alliances and Greed of this excellent drama that transposes Charles Dickens’ satire on the corrosive power of money to the hot, hectic streets of modern-day Mumbai, India.  In it, the miserly old recluse Martin Chuzzlewit adopts an orphan girl, Mary, to be his caregiver. As she will inherit nothing upon his death, he believes she will do her utmost to keep him in good health. But when Chuzzlewit’s grandson Mickey falls in love with Mary, Martin’s plans are thrown into disarray. Disinheriting him, Martin triggers a complex web of deceit, betrayal and manipulation as the extended family and hangers-on close in, in pursuit of his fortune.  This fast-paced drama full of intrigue, romance, suspense and murder is told in three hour-long parts, and you can hear the final part next Monday or previous parts on  Radio Drama Revival introduced by Fred Greenhalgh.

 

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 William Blake, Walt Whitman and Browning as well as themes including Lesbian poetry.

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….JOHN PILGER

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 John Pilger, award winning journalist and documentary film maker who has championed and given a voice to numerous oppressed people around the world.

 

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 a play based on a short story by Brett Harte called The Luck of Roaring Camp introduced and starring 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. On today’s show,author Brad Stone discusses his new book, ‘The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World.’  and then PW editorial director Jim Milliot lists the top 20 publishers of 2016.   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 award winning Swedish writer JONAS HASSEN KHEMIRI whose incisive books on a spectrum of contemporary life have been translated in over 20 languages.

 

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  MR DEEDS GOES TO TOWN starring GARY COOPER  & JEAN ARTHUR who both have a chat with CECIL after the production.

 

7pm & 3am & 11am

SHORT STORIES

This comes to you courtesy of Miniature Masterpieces who have an excellent range of quality short stories from the masters of the craft.  Do search for Miniature Masterpieces at any digital store for further information.  This hour opens with

IN THE DARK by EDITH NESBITT read by RICHARD MITCHLEY followed by

FACTS IN THE CASE OF MONSIEUR VALDEMAR by EDGAR ALLAN POE read by BILL WALLIS

 

TUESDAY 28th February

Noon & 8pm & 4am

PLAYS/DRAMA

DREAM BY HELEN SHAY

Junior hospital consultant Miles has a guilty conscience. Road accident victim Emma is in a coma, hovering between life and death. This trauma has consequences that are wider than those for the two main protagonists. What is the impact of Emma’s life and potential death on Miles’ ambitious wife Ruth and Emma’s mother, June? Helen Shay’s surreal thriller explores a stream of complex human motivation and emotion and packs a real punch.

TABLE FOR FOUR BY BERNI BERTOLA

This comedy explores just how dangerous the mobile phone can be in the field of romance. Boy meets girl meets – well loads of people really.

 

1pm & 9pm & 5am

IN CONVERSATION… SEYMOUR HERSH

Seymour Hersh, the brilliant investigative journalist, has broken news stories that include the Abu Ghraib prison abuses, the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, and the CIA’s bombing of Cambodia. Here he tells stories of how he gathers his source material and offers his thoughts on the present and future in the Middle East.

 

2pm & 10pm & 6am

POETRY

Classic American Poetry followed by….W.S. MERWIN

W.S. Merwin,poet, translator, and environmental activist, has become one of the most widely read poets in America, with a career spanning five decades. The son of a Presbyterian minister, for whom he began writing hymns at the age of five, Merwin went to Europe as a young man and developed a love of languages that led to work as a literary translator. He served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 2010 to 2011.

 

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 which today features CHARLOTTE JOHNSON WAHL, artist and mother of Boris Johnson interviewed by Mary Killen & VIRGINIA IRONSIDE, author and comedian in her one woman show Growing Old Disgracefully

 

4pm & Midnight & 8am

SHERLOCK HOLMES

Greg Wagland superbly narrates The Speckled Band

 

5pm & 1am & 9am

SPARK LONDON

The concept is stand out simple. Real people telling real stories. Today’s are Words by Joanna Yates and Adventures in the Underworld by Daniel Simpson.

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: No Animals Were Hurt in the Writing of This Story by Clare Reddaway and The Day War Broke Out by Doc Watson.

TAKE FIVE

We asked the same five questions to a range of writers – today NADEEM ASLAM, thoughtful, impressionistic author whose latest book Blind Man’s Garden received great acclaim.

 

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 This Gun for Hire featuring ALAN LADD

 

7pm & 3am & 11am

SHORT STORIES

THE BLACK CAT BY EDGAR ALLAN POE. READ BY RICHARD GRIFFITHS.

The nameless narrator begins his horrifying tale by informing his readers that he is about to relate a “series of mere household events.” He then wonders if, in the future, when his morbid tale is discussed by others considering his case, they will find it to be “nothing more than an ordinary succession of very natural causes and effects.”

INTO THE SUN BY ROBERT DUNCAN MILNE. READ BY NICKY HENSON.

In Robert Duncan Milne, science fiction historian Sam Moskowitz unearthed a remarkable-and yet forgotten-master of the genre. During the twenty years prior to 1900, astonishingly Milne published at least sixty stories of sci-fi and fantasy, and may well have been the field’s first full-time contributor.

 

WEDNESDAY 1st March

Schedule 8

Noon & 8pm & 4am

PLAYS/DRAMA

CALLING TIME BY DEREK WEBB

Four short black comedies set in a pub: Two women meet up after a funeral as revelations unfold; a man and woman meet via a chat room, but neither is who they claim to be; an MP meets with an investigative journalist who has ulterior motives; a suspicious looking young man is not who he claims to be – or is he?  Performed by The Bootleg Theatre Company. Directed by Colin Burden.

BACHELOR BOY BY CARL CHETTY

As middle-aged Milo languishes in the bath, he reveals a few shocking secrets about his life and loves.  Performed by Christopher Ryan.

 

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

POETS & POETRY….BILLY COLLINS

Billy Collins‘ poetry books are Picnic, Lightning; The Art of Drowning; Questions about Angels, which was a National Poetry Series winner; and The Apple that Astonished Paris. He has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Mr. Collins, who lives in New York and teaches at Lehman College, has been the United States Poet Laureate.

 

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…CHARLOTTE MENDELSON on excruciating embarrassing things which is explored in her fourth novel Almost English, and Jo Arthur, a Yin yoga teacher.

 

4pm & Midnight & 8am

SHERLOCK HOLMES CLASSICS

ABR is proud to present two classic episodes starring Basil Rathbone. ‘The Adventure of the Second Stain’ followed by ‘The Limping Ghost.’

We close the hour with an author interview from KOBO and today’s guest is ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH.

 

5pm & 1am & 9am

SPARK LONDON

The concept is stand out simple. Real people telling real stories. Today’s are: Percy Blazer Wants a Through Lounge by Richard Green,  Auntie Kay by Charlie Phillips and Hero by Maggie Hindley.

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: Fun Sized Inspiration by Julie Green and The Kingfisher Bride by Pauline Masurel.

TAKE FIVE

We asked the same five questions to a range of writers – today it’s…TIM GRAHAM, TV producer, presenter, writer and poet. Mad cricket buff and an ability to engage on a level most others can’t even reach even if they dare…..

 

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…Only Angels Have Wings featuring CARY GRANT.

 

7pm & 3am & 11am

SHORT STORIES

FOR CONSCIENCE SAKE BY THOMAS HARDY. READ BY EVE KARPF.

Mr Millborne thinks back to his youth in Wessex with guilt as he remembers his broken promise of marriage. To relive his heavy conscience, he decides to venture back west and honour his 20-year commitment, turning Leonora Frankland’s life upside down once again.

GABRIEL ERNEST BY SAKI. READ BY RICHARD MITCHLEY.

Saki’s world contrasts the effete conventions and hypocrisies of Edwardian England with the ruthless but straightforward life-and-death struggles of nature. Nature generally wins in the end.

 

THURSDAY 2nd March

Noon & 8pm & 4am

PLAYS/DRAMA

MESSENGER WITHOUT WEAPON BY EDDIE LAWLER

The story of Hamburg-born writer Wolfgang Borchert (1921-1947) and his untimely death as a result of the Second World War. The youthful Wolfgang cannot imagine that the Hitler regime has the intelligence to last long, when all the fashions in music and clothing are coming from the USA, Britain and France.  But he is swept into uniform and the horrors of war on the Eastern Front.

 

1pm & 9pm & 5am

IN CONVERSATION…LOUISE ERDRICH

Native American novelist Louise Erdrich, much-admired for her novels and children’s books centred in her native North Dakota, here reads a short story, “The Plague of Doves”, before joining in conversation with her friend, Gail Caldwell, the Pulitzer Prize winning critic of The Boston Globe.

 

2pm & 10pm & 6am

POETs & POETRY...ADRIENNE RICH

Adrienne Rich received the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1951 (from judge W. H. Auden), at the age of 21, and with strength and conviction has not stopped writing since in her distinct voice. Rich has said that her poetry seeks to create a dialectical relationship between “the personal, or lyric voice, and the so-called political—really, the voice of the individual speaking not just to herself, or to a beloved friend, but to and from a collective, a social realm.” Her National Book Critics’ Circle Award citation explains: “Rich has captured with subversive wit, compassion, precision, supple poetics, toughness and yes, opposition and resistance, what life has been like in the opening years of a new century.”

 

3pm & 11pm & 7am

ALTERNATIVE RADIO

Dave Zirin is sports editor for The Nation magazine and host of Edge of Sports Podcast. He is the author of many books including The John Carlos Story, What’s My Name, Fool?, A People’s History of Sports in the United States, Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down and Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics and the Future of Democracy. His writing earned him Press Action’s Sportswriter of the Year Award.

 

4pm & Midnight & 8am

SHERLOCK HOLMES CLASSICS

ABR is proud to present two classic episodes starring Basil Rathbone. ‘The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge’ followed by ‘The Case of the Vanishing Elephant.’

We close the hour with an author interview from KOBO and today’s guest is GRETCHEN RUBIN.

 

5pm & 1am & 9am

SPARK LONDON

The concept is stand out simple. Real people telling real stories.

Charley Harrison presents highlights from their first Best of Spark London evening at the Canal Cafe Theatre, featuring Christine Estima, John Hale and Helen Zaltzman. There are also two extra stories to enjoy: Lost and Found in California by Victoria Fitzpatrick and Prom Night in Perth by Allan Girod.

TAKE FIVE

We asked the same five questions to a range of writers – today it’s…

ANNA KIM, a poet, short story writer and novelist, is said to use language as a scalpel. She was born in Korea, grew up in Germany and now lives in Austria, often writing in German.

 

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…She Wore a Yellow Ribbon featuring JOHN WAYNE

 

7pm & 3am & 11am

SHORT STORIES

THE TRACTATE MIDDOTH BY M.R. JAMES. READ BY RICHARD MITCHLEY.

On his deathbed vicar Rant makes a secret confession to his niece Mary Simpson. Some twenty years later young librarian William Garrett is asked by elderly John Eldred to locate a book called ‘The Tractate Middoth’ but a mysterious cloaked figure takes the book from the shelves and Eldred panics and leaves. On a second attempt to find the book Garrett is confronted by the mysterious borrower.

CATERPILLARS BY E.F. BENSON. READ BY PATRICK MALAHIDE.

The Villa Cascana in Italy, not far from the Riviera, is the setting for this tale about eerily glowing caterpillars. They are a foot or more in length and are found crawling all over the bed in an unoccupied bedroom on the main floor of the Villa. It’s all another of the author’s dream/nightmare stories. The narrator is the guest of Mrs. Stanley, who has leased the house for the season. Another guest, Arthur Inglis finds an unknown caterpillar on his window sill and puts it in a box. He names it Cancer Inglisensis for its crab-like pincers. The name he gives the squirmy thing has much to do with the climax of this tale.

 

FRIDAY 3rd March

Noon & 8pm & 4am

PLAYS/DRAMA

The Constant (Part 2 of 2) by Kenley Kristofferson

Courtesy of Radio Drama Revival we bring you The Constant a radio play about five friends and a new city. Two years earlier, life was easy in their rural town – everyone was who they were and life was simpler. At the nexus of life’s great turning points, people either grow together or grow apart. No one could have expected that their move to the big city would affect their lifelong relationships so much, or end one of their lives.

This original show by Kenley Kristofferson is a heartfelt, grown-up coming-of-age tale with a fresh youthful sound with an expansive soundtrack featuring bands, singers and songwriters located in the region of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Does the city change people, or do people become who they really are when they leave their small town? Does the anonymity of the city allow you to discover yourself away from the prying eyes of your hometown culture? Or does it corrupt you when you go outside the bounds of what you’ve known? We explore these issues in… “The Constant.”

 

1pm & 9pm & 5am

IN CONVERSATION….SANDRA STEINBERGER

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., is an ecologist, author, and cancer survivor and an internationally recognized authority on the environmental links to cancer and human health. Her acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment presents her research on, and personal experience with, environmental pollution and cancer. Originally published in 1997, with a second edition in 2010, it has been adapted into a documentary. She has also written Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood and recently, Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis.

 

2pm & 10pm & 6am
POETRY

Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words.  A way to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition.  Poems evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise – opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings.

Today, courtesy of the Scottish Poetry Library, we are delighted to be able to focus on two poets and hear them talking about their influences and work.  First up is Angela Clelland, born and schooled near Inverness. has been writing award winning poetry from an early age and she talks to Colin Waters.  After Angela we’ll hear from Swiss German poet Nora Gomringer who recites some of her work in German which sounds difficult but is surprisingly accessible.  Nora has a TV show in Germany where she recites poetry from Shakespeare to contemporary Syrian poets as well as her own work.  Here she is interviewed by Jennifer Williams.

Information on both Angela, Nora and the Scottish Poetry Library can be heard on air or check out their website: www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk

 

3pm & 11pm & 7am

ALTERNATIVE RADIO….MANNING MARABLE

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 Manning Marable, a renowned scholar who was professor of public affairs, political science, history and African American studies at Columbia University. His syndicated column “Along the Color Line” appeared in over 400 newspapers and journals worldwide. He’s the author of many books including How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black AmericaLiving Black History, and his masterwork Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. Manning Marble died in New York in 2011.

 

 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 Balzac’s The Purse 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 and this week there are interviews from the archive of Marjorie Ingall on how Jewish mothers raise amazing kids and science writer Ed Yong on the microbes living inside us.

 

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  The Lady is Willing starring  KAY FRANCIS and GEORGE BRENT.

 

7pm & 3am & 11am

SHORT STORIES – WHARTON & JEROME

ROMAN FEVER BY EDITH WHARTON.  READ BY EVE KARPF

This elegant story centres on the relationship of two women who dining out on the terrace of a Roman restaurant with a view of the Forum, Colosseum, and other sights arrange to remain until evening so as to continue to enjoy the splendid view.  Wharton wrote the story in the omniscient third-person so she is able to reveal the thoughts of the two main characters magnificently well and together with a surprise ending this story is a must to listen to.

THE MINOR POET BY JEROME K JEROME.  READ BY JAMES TAYLOR

This is a forgotten gem of a story by British writer and humorist Jerome K Jerome and available as a download http://www.amazon.com/Jerome-K-Short-Stories/dp/B005J9QC6S/ref=sr_1_1? or ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Short-Stories-Of-Jerome/dp/1780005911