Noon & 8pm & 4am


THE CLEANSED Episode 6: Exodus

Here at 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 seasons 1 & 2, set in the mid-21st century, civilisation ground to a halt. And then things got really bad.  Society fractured into lawless groups.  But in rural Maine, USA, some spent years nurturing their society back to some kind of normality… until a second man made apocalypse enveloped them. But they survived and in season 2 our motley band of heroes travelled to the ruined city of Borderton to face betrayal and a ruinous battle where some died and some disappeared. Now, all seems lost, but secrets reveal themselves and our young heroes will be tested as never before.

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 dynamic, dedicated cast and crew so your ears are in for a treat.  Check everything out at


1pm & 9pm & 5am


Sandra Cisneros, the author of The House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, is a poet and fiction writer. Self described as a “terrorist,” “anarchist,” and a “Chicana feminist,” she has said, “I’m trying to write stories that haven’t been told. I feel like a cartographer. I’m determined to fill a literary void.” Ms. Cisneros, who received a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, read the story “Eleven” and from work in progress on October 8, 1996. Ms. Cisernos was interviewed by poet, novelist, and essayist Dorothy Allison.


2pm & 10pm & 6am


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 Robert Herrick and Herman Melville and themes including Westminster Memorials, Mornings and the month of December. (Vol 18)

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


 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

 Today, Arun Gandhi the grandson of India’s apostle of nonviolence, Mohandas Karamchand “Mahatma” Gandhi talks about Gandhian Nonviolence Today. In 1991, Arun Gandhi and his wife Sunanda, founded The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Memphis, Tennessee. He is an author, journalist, and activist who lectures on this subject all over the world.

 Alternative Voices….Chukwunedum Amajioyi

Further to our wish to include different viewpoints we will hear an extract of Chukwunedum Amajioyi book ‘New Political Science.’  Although originally from Imo State, Nigeria, he now lives in United States where he continues his love and study of politics.


4pm & Midnight & 8am


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 Graham Greene story called When Greek Meets Greek 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


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 who are currently on holiday and so this week we have an interview from the archives with Alan Burdick on his book Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation.


We asked the same five questions to a range of writers – today it’s the multi-talented composer turned author via art curator, TOT TAYLOR whose current book The Story of John Nightly explores creativity and aesthetics.


6pm & 2am & 10am


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 JOSEPHONE HUTCHINSON.


7pm & 3am & 11am



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


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.