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Noon & 8pm & 4am



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


Omar Barghouti is a Palestinian researcher, commentator, and human rights activist committed to upholding international law and universal human rights. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the author of BDS: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights.  Here he talks and later is interviewed by Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now


2pm & 10pm & 6am

Today we feature the accomplished award winning poet George Szirtes, in conversation and reciting a few of his poems.  This is followed by the deeply personal & esoteric poems of Amber Agha and finally we hear Kevin Morris reciting a few of his sometimes nostalgic and always evocative poetry.  georgeszirtes.blogspot.com   http://www.amberagha.info https://hellopoetry.com/kevin-morris/


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 www.audiobookradio.net.

Today’s talk entitled MAGNA CARTA is given by the extraordinary Noam Chomsky.  In one index he is ranked as the eighth most cited person in history, right up there with Aristotle and Shakespeare.  The legendary MIT professor practically invented modern linguistics and has been a leading voice for peace and social justice for many decades.


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 an adaptation of PAUL GALLICO’S THE SNOW GOOSE introduced and featuring LAURENCE OLIVIER.

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES – The Singular Affair of the Baconian Cipher – 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 Violet Ramis Stiel discusses her new memoir, ‘Ghostbuster’s Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis’ and PW senior writer Andrew Albanese previews ALA. Their podcast is presented by Rose Fox and Mark Rotella.


We asked the same five questions to a range of writers – today one of the most influential and well known Latvian writers, NORA IKSTENA whose well received books, including the award winning Soviet Milk. have been translated into many languages.


6pm & 2am & 10am


Back when going to the movies meant a whole afternoon or evening’s entertainment not just the one movie Audiobook radio is proud to be home to the Hollywood Double Bill.  Adapted for radio with all the frills including the big stars and hosted by Roger Prior.  We have:

MALTESE FALCON starring HUMPHREY BOGART, MARY ASTOR, SIDNEY GREENSTREET  & PETER LORRE.  Bogie as Sam Spade with awesome support in this Warner Bros classic – doesn’t get much better than this!

MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION, the dramatic love story based on the bestseller by Lloyd C Douglas  starring MYRNA LOY & DON AMECHE


7pm & 3am & 11am


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 H P Lovecraft’s Pickman’s Model followed by the prolific short story writer A M Burrage with The Witch of Oxshott.  Both are read by the brilliant actor and voice over master, Richard Mitchley.

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