Noon & 8pm & 4am


THE CLEANSED Episode 4 : Retribution

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


Terry Tempest Williams is an award-winning author, environmentalist, and activist who writes about the intersection of environmental and social justice. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she is known for her impassioned and lyrical prose and her environmental literature classics, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Leap; Red: Patience and Passion in the Desert; The Open Space of Democracy; and Finding Beauty in a Broken World.  She reads from her writings including her newest book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks.  She is introduced, and after her reading, interviewed by award winning author Colum McCann


2pm & 10pm & 6am

POETS & POETRY featuring Robert Hass

Robert Hass is a Pulitzer prize winning Poet Laureate born in San Francisco and raised by an alcoholic mother, both facts that feature in his concise and lyrical verse.  He is one of the most celebrated contemporary American poets and also known for translations of the Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz and Japanese  Haiku masters who he has paid tribute to for their inspiration.  In the mid-1990s, Hass promoted ecoliterarcy through the River of Words, an organisation he co founded to provide a multidisciplinary, interactive curricula to young students.   He currently teaches at Berkeley and lives in California with his wife the poet Brenda Hillman.    Thanks to the Lannan Organisation we now bring you Robert Hass reading his own poems followed by his being interviewed by NY poet Jorie Graham.


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’s talk is by Laverne Cox, an actor starring in Orange is the New Black, documentary film producer and LGBTQ advocate. She talks about Transgender Visibility and whether Trump might revoke recent gains for the LGBTQ community.


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 one act comedy by J. B. Priestley called Private Rooms introduced and featuring by SIR RALPH RICHARDSON.

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.   This week author Isabel Allende discusses her new novel, In the Midst of Winter and PW editorial director Jim Milliot introduces PW’s Person of the Year. Their podcast is presented by Rose Fox and Mark Rotella.

This week author Joanna Schaffhausen discusses her debut novel, The Vanishing Season. PW children’s reviews editor John Sellers recaps the third annual Global Kids Connect conference.




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 CECIL B DE MILLE introduces I Wanted Wings starring RAY MILLAND, VERONICA LAKE & WILLIAM HOLDEN.


7pm & 3am & 11am



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…


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.