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January - March 2009

What’s New? Catherine Tate

reads the latest Doctor Who Audio Exclusive: The Nemonite Invasion

PLUS… • New Year Releases • Audio Diary • Top 50


Dear Customer Top titles, all-time classics and a popular time traveller – welcome to What’s New in January to March from BBC Audio...

‘thrilling’

’cinematic’ ‘brilliant’ ‘epic’ ‘superb’

These are just some of the reviews we’ve had for our Doctor Who ‘audio exclusive’ stories. You may already know that these stories are brand new and original. But did you know that they’re not available as books, and they have never been shown on TV? Catherine Tate (who plays the Doctor’s companion, Donna) reads our third ‘audio exclusive’ title, The Nemonite Invasion (out February). And her reading of The Forever Trap was described as ‘a joy’ by Doctor Who Magazine. There’s already lots of media speculation about who will take David Tennant’s place when he leaves Doctor Who – he will star in just four TV specials this year. We’re helping to plug the gap with a whole host of new titles, including further abridged readings of Doctor Who novels. Coming in March are Ghosts of India, Shining Darkness and The Doctor Trap.

All-time classics

There are two collections of children’s stories, which have been specially produced for BBC Audio: Jack and the Beanstalk and The Three Little Pigs. And we have also five unabridged classics coming in February: Pride and Prejudice, Brave New World, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Silas Marner and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Readers include Michael York and Andrew Sachs. Some new, modern classics by Maeve Binchy and P. D. James can also be found on page three.

What’s On and When

You’ll also find inside our useful What’s On this Season guide. Our calendar highlights what’s on TV, film and radio for the next three months. Remember to keep it close to hand, so you’ll be ready for those customer queries.

Top 50 Titles

If your stock needs perking up, revitalise your shelves with our Top 50 bestselling titles.Your customers will have their Christmas cash to spend, so give them 50 reasons to spend it in your shop.You wouldn’t want them to go anywhere else, would you? To order please contact your BBC Account Manager or call The Book Service (TBS) on 01206 255678. And as the new 15% VAT rate has now been included on our titles (where applicable), our prices are even cheaper. Yours sincerely, Jan Paterson Publishing Director PS If you prefer, you can also email your order to sales@tbs-ltd.co.uk or fax it to 01206 255930. We would like to keep you informed of forthcoming titles at BBC Audiobooks. If you would prefer NOT to receive information from us, please write to: BBC Audiobooks Marketing Department, St James House, Lower Bristol Road, Bath BA2 3BH


January - March 2008

SPECIAL PRICE!

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Genre: Unabridged reading Duration: 15 hours approx. Format: 12 CDs RRP: £14.69 ISBN: 9781408410097 Release date: 08.01.09

Genre: Unabridged reading Duration: 14 hours approx. Format: 12 CDs RRP: £14.69 ISBN: 9781408410080 Release date: 08.01.09 READ BY

Heart and Soul Maeve Binchy

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MAUREEN O’BRIEN

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The Private Patient P. D. James

MICHAEL JAYSTON

A brand new book from Maeve Binchy, Heart and Soul follows a group of characters and their families, at work and at home, through love, tragedy - and friendship.

An eagerly-awaited new detective novel from P. D. James, displaying her distinctive richness of characterisation and vivid evocation of place. A powerful, dark and thrilling mystery.

H An unabridged reading of Maeve Binchy’s brand new book - bound to be a bestseller!

H Unabridged reading of a brand new Inspector Dalgliesh mystery.

H Fantastic trial price of just £14.69 for 12 CDs for one of our most popular authors.

H No other audio edition of this title will be available in the UK trade.

H Maeve Binchy is one of the UK’s bestselling authors in all formats, with a dedicated audio following.

H P. D. James is one of the UK’s bestselling authors.

H Fantastic trial price of just £14.69 for 12 CDs for one of our most popular authors.

H Crime & mystery is one of the top-performing brands for audio.

‘Warm, witty and with a deep understanding of what makes us tick, it’s little wonder that Maeve Binchy’s bewitching stories have become world-beaters’ - OK Magazine.

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Genre: BBC Radio 4 dramatisations Duration: 3 hours Format: 4 CDs RRP: £17.61 ISBN: 9781846070846 Release date: 22.01.09

Genre: BBC Radio 3 Drama Duration: 2 hours Format: 2 CDs RRP: £12.72 ISBN: 9780563510390 Release date: 08.01.09

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Vol. 3 Bert Coules

Chelsea Dreaming: A Play about Dylan Thomas D. J. Britton

In the fifty-six short stories and four novels Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about his great detective, there are many passing references to successful cases that are never actually written about. These four stories imaginatively flesh out the cases behind those references to wonderful effect.

A quizzical look, at the life and legend of celebrated poet Dylan Thomas, through the critical eyes of the infamous Chelsea Hotel.

H Eagerly-anticipated third volume in this successful series of newly-created Sherlock Holmes mysteries, written by dramatist Bert Coules. H To be released simultaneously with Radio 4 broadcast in the popular ‘Afternoon Play’ slot with average listening figures of 2.34m in December 2008. H These newly-created Sherlock Holmes stories are unique to Radio 4 and BBC Audiobooks – no other versions will be available.

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H A BBC Radio 3 drama shedding light on the tragic last days of the iconic poet and writer, Dylan Thomas. H This is a MUST HAVE for all fans of literary biographies as well as fans of Dylan Thomas and Under Milk Wood. H Specially composed jazz music and carefully chosen sound effects make this a very collectable production. H This is an unusual perspective for a part-biographical piece as it is told from the viewpoint of the hotel itself.

‘A joy from beginning to end ... ingenious extensions of the Conan Doyle originals’ - Daily Telegraph 3


Children’s Classics! Two fun collections of all-time favourite children’s stories for everyone to enjoy. Read especially for BBC Audiobooks by Lenny Henry and Sheridan Smith (of Gavin & Stacey fame). Great for keeping young children entertained during long car journeys – or for settling at bedtime.

Read by Lenny Henry and Sheridan Smith

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Genre: 4 x unabridged readings Duration: 1 hour Format: 1 CD RRP: £5.87 ISBN: 9781408400814 Release date: 08.01.09

Genre: 4 x unabridged readings Duration: 1 hour Format: 1 CD & Download RRP: £5.87 ISBN: 9781408400821 Release date: 08.01.09

Jack and the Beanstalk & other stories

The Three Little Pigs & other stories

Jack and the Beanstalk read by Lenny Henry Puss in Boots read by Lenny Henry Goldilocks and the Three Bears read by Sheridan Smith Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs read by Sheridan Smith

The Three Little Pigs read by Lenny Henry Little Red Riding Hood read by Lenny Henry Sleeping Beauty read by Sheridan Smith Hansel and Gretel read by Sheridan Smith

Ain’t nothing like a Dame Dame Jacqueline Wilson has sold more than 25 million books. She has won the Smarties Prize, the Children’s Book Award and the Blue Peter People’s Choice Award. She was the most borrowed author from UK libraries in 2007. Her books have been translated into 30 languages. Exclusive! Jacqueline Wilson reads her latest title, Jacky’s Diary, only for BBC Audio (see page 13).

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Genre: Unabridged reading Duration: 58 mins Format: 1 CD RRP: £4.89 ISBN: 9781408401132 Release date: 08.01.09

Genre: Unabridged reading Duration: 1 hour Format: 1 CD RRP: £4.89 ISBN: 9781408401095 Release date: 08.01.09

Twin Trouble Jacqueline Wilson

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Having been an only child for such a long time, Connie is dismayed when her parents announce that she is about to have twin siblings. Her fears are confirmed when no one seems to have any time for her. Then she makes a wish and gets more than she bargained for. 4

Connie and the Water Babies Jacqueline Wilson

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Connie’s terrible fear of the water is made worse by the fact that her twin baby brother and sister are taking to it like proverbial ducks! Everyone in the family tries to help Connie overcome her phobia, but when they start losing patience, there is a series of strange occurrences.


January - March 2009

NEW RELEASES COMEDY / CHILDREN’S

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Genre: Radio 4 contemporary comedy discussion Duration: 3 hours Format: 3 CDs RRP: £15.99 ISBN: 9781408409657 Release date: 08.01.2009

Genre: Abridged reading Duration: 2 hours 30 mins Format: 2 CDs RRP: £9.78 ISBN: 9781405687812 Release date: 08.01.09

The Little White Horse Elizabeth Goudge

The Museum of Curiosity

It is 1842 and Maria Merryweather, a 13-year-old orphan, is on a journey to the mysterious Moonacre Manor. There she finds herself in a crumbling house of secrets and mystery in a world caught up in time… H Scheduled to coincide with the release of the film adaptation,The Secret of Moonacre, February 2009. H The Secret of Moonacre stars Dakota Blue Richards as Maria Merryweather as well as Ioan Gruffudd, Tim Curry, Natascha McElhone and Juliet Stevenson. H Read by Juliet Stevenson who plays Miss Heliotrope in the film adaptation.

Welcome to the Museum of Curiosity. Co presenter John Lloyd explains ‘this isn’t a place for desiccated medieval shoes or rows of motheaten stuffed squirrels. We don’t care whether something is old or rare or priceless or “important” or not , as long as it makes you rub your eyes, scratch your head or stroke your chin.’ H Created by the team behind the hit TV programme QI H Bill Bailey (Black Books/Never Mind the Buzzcocks) is a multi award winning comedian, writer and a musician. John Lloyd created The News Quiz and co-wrote two episodes of The Hitchhikers Guide with his friend Douglas Adams. H Broadcast on Radio 4 in February/March 08 in the Wednesday 18.30pm comedy slot to an audience of 1.32m. H A 2nd series has been commissioned for 2009.

‘I absolutely adored The Little White Horse. It had a cracking plot. It was scary and romantic in parts and had a feisty heroine’ - J. K. Rowling.

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Genre: Unabridged reading Duration: 4 hours approx Format: 4 CDs RRP: £17.61 ISBN: 9781408409893 Release date: 08.01.09

Genre: Radio 4 Dramatisation Duration: 1 hour Format: 1 CD RRP: £9.78 ISBN: 9781408401040 Release date: 08.01.09

CLASSIC NOVEL

Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen Terrance Dicks A single blow from the giant, hairy paw smashes the explorer to the ground. Terrified, he flees from the monster’s glowing eyes and savage fangs... H Another entry in our range of unabridged readings of classic Doctor Who Novelisations, first published by Target books in 1974. H Reader is David Troughton, son of Patrick Troughton (the 2nd Doctor).

‘BBC Audiobooks has chosen well with its books and has taken the right approach with its readers…they benefit from new music and sound effects’ - Doctor Who Magazine.

NEW RADIO DRAMA

Classic Radio Sci-Fi: Journey into Space: Frozen in Time Charles Chilton Set on Mars in 2013, it picks up where the last story, The World in Peril, finished. Most of the crew have been in deep-sleep suspension for 36 years. H A brand new adventure for the crew of the spaceship Ares, returning to radio after 50 years! H Captain Jet Morgan is played by David Jacobs, now 81 and the sole surviving member of the original cast. H The outstanding music is composed by the author’s son, David Chilton. H Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on the 12th April 08.

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Doctor Who: The Nemonite Invasion Another specially-commissioned, exclusive story which is only available as a BBC Audiobook, read by Catherine Tate. The Doctor and Donna land at Dover in 1940... H This range of audio exclusive stories was launched with Pest Control (May ‘08), read by David Tennant.

H The fourth series of Doctor Who returned to British TV screens in Spring 2008 with David Tennant and Catherine Tate (Catherine first appeared as the Runaway Bride in the Doctor Who ‘Christmas Special’.)

H Our series of abridged readings, read by members of the TV cast, have proved immensely popular with retailers and consumers alike. Order Quantity: READ BY

EXCLUSIVE AUDIO ADVENTURE

CATHERINE TATE

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AVAILABLE

Genre: Exclusive audiobook story Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx Format: 2 CDs RRP: £9.78 ISBN: 9781408406793 Release date: 12.02.09

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Genre: Exclusive audiobook story Duration: 2 hours 20 mins Format: 2 CDs RRP: £9.78 ISBN: 9781408406786 Release date: 09.10.08

Genre: Exclusive audiobook story Duration: 2 hours 30 mins Format: 2 CDs RRP: £9.78 ISBN: 9781405678193 Release date: 08.05.08

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Doctor Who: The Forever Trap

Doctor Who: Pest Control

Catherine Tate reads this exclusive thrilling story, in which the Doctor and Donna are imprisoned on the Edifice – and become neighbours to a terrifying assortment of aliens.

The Doctor and Donna face monstrous insects and a ruthless robot exterminator in this thrilling, exclusive audio story, read by David Tennant.

Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil Order Quantity:

Genre: BBC Classic TV Soundtrack Duration: 2 hours approx. Format: 2 CDs RRP: £13.70 ISBN: 9781408410103 Release date: 12.02.09

ORIGINAL TV SOUNDTRACK

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The original TV soundtrack, with linking narration by Richard Franklin. Starring Jon Pertwee as the Doctor with Katy Manning as his companion Jo Grant, these 6 episodes hail from the 1971 TV series of Doctor Who. There is revolt at Stagmoor Prison – and a familiar enemy lies behind it! H There is renewed interest in Doctor Who and fans are now building a collection of these Classic Soundtrack adventures. H The colour video recording of The Mind of Evil is long lost, and the black & white version is no longer available on DVD. H A bonus interview with Richard Franklin is also included.


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Genre: Radio 4 drama Duration: 3 hours Format: 3 CDs RRP: £15.65 ISBN: 9781405689335 Release date: 12.02.09

Genre: Original BBC TV soundtrack Duration: 2 hours Format: 2 CDs RRP: £12.72 ISBN: 9781408410349 Release date: 12.02.09

The Casebook of Inspector Steine Lynne Truss Comedy thriller set in a 1950s police station in Brighton H The second BBC Radio 4 Inspector Steine series, written by Lynne Truss, bestselling author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves and Talk to the Hand. H This series was broadcast on Radio 4 from April – May 08 in the Friday 11.30am12noon slot, with average listening figures of nearly 1m. H Starring a cast of radio favourites including Michael Fenton-Stevens as Steine and Jan Ravens as Mrs Groynes. H For all those who enjoy Agatha Christie, Agatha Raisin and Ladies of Letters, this is a unique blend of humour and nostalgia with a mystery story from the pen of bestselling author Lynne Truss.

COMEDY

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Are You Being Served? Camping In Four classic episodes of the long-running BBC TV sitcom starring John Inman, Mollie Sugden, Wendy Richard, Frank Thornton, Trevor Bannister and others, all previously unavailable on audio. H Are You Being Served is continually repeated on UKTV, reinforcing the nation’s love for the series, which originally aired from 1972 to 1985, (69 episodes in total). H Exclusive linking narration by Wendy Richard. H The episodes included are Camping In, Wedding Bells, Goodbye Mr Grainger and Heir Apparent.

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Genre: Radio 4 sketch show Duration: 2 hours Format: 2 CDs RRP: £12.72 ISBN: 9781408400555 Release date: 12.03.09

Cowards: The Complete Second Radio Series Step inside the strange and happy world of the Cowards- the second series of the sketch show from Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski, Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf. H The Cowards TV series will be screened on BBC4 in December 2008/January 2009. H Second in the series for this Radio 4 sketch show. H Starring twice Perrier nominated Tim Key.

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The first series of this quirky, laugh-out-loud comedy, as heard on BBC Radio 4. ‘Re-inventing the tired art of sketch comedy... these four are brilliant’ - The Observer Order Quantity:

Genre: Radio 4 sketch show Duration: 3 hours Format: 3 CDs RRP: £15.65 ISBN: 9781405687942 Release date: 04.02.08

H Cowards took over the BBC3 website on the 25 January 07 and built their own comedy world. Living inside the website for a six-week duration, Cowards would walk on to the screen and encourage visitors to click through to their comedy area.

‘Snappily presented, well-written, well acted and subtly funny’ - The Observer 7


Classic Fiction, Classic Prices… These five unabridged classic stories start from less than £15 each.They have been produced without using plastic in all-new, environmentally friendly packaging and have been specially designed to fit perfectly on your shelves. Already loved by customers and retailers, these titles are extremely good value and include readers such as Hollywood legend Michael York and comedy star Andrew Sachs.

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Genre: Unabridged reading Duration: 8 hours 20 mins Format: 7 CDs RRP: £14.67 ISBN: 9781408410554 Release date: 12.02.09

Genre: Unabridged reading Duration: 11 hours 30 mins. Format: 12 CDs RRP: £18.58 ISBN: 9781408410561 Release date: 12.02.09 NARRATED BY

NARRATED BY

MICHAEL YORK

IRENE SUTCLIFFE

Brave New World Aldous Huxley

Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media – has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our twenty-first century existence?

This is the best known of Jane Austen’s novels. It reveals her acerbic and amusing critique of manners and morals in 19th century England.

H A complete unabridged reading of this important twentieth-century classic.

H A compelling price point of just £18.58 for 9 CDs.

H A compelling price point of just £14.67 for 7 CDs.

H Jane Austen’s novels continue to entertain generation after generation and Pride and Prejudice is the most popular of all time.

H Read by Michael York – who also starred in Cabaret and Logan’s Run.

‘British actor Michael York’s refined and dramatic reading captures both the tone and the spirit of Huxley’s masterpiece’ - Audiofile

H A complete unabridged reading of the bestselling classic.

‘Spirited and intelligent performance’ - Financial Times

Lark Rise to Candleford Olivia Hallinan, the star of the popular BBC TV series Lark Rise To Candleford, reads Flora Thompson’s much-loved story.

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CLASSIC FICTION

Silas Marner George Eliot

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Silas Marner is an enchanting tale of guilt and innocence, and the redemptive power of love. H A complete unabridged reading of George Eliot’s classic. H At a compelling price point of just £14.67 for 6 CDs. H Reader Andrew Sachs is a highly regarded audiobook reader, having been Performer of the Year (The Talkies 1999) but he is possibly best known for his role as Manuel in Fawlty Towers.

Genre: Unabridged reading Duration: 6 hours 44 mins. Format: 6 CDs RRP: £14.67 ISBN: 9781408410608 Release date: 12.02.09 NARRATED BY

ANDREW SACHS

‘An excellent audio presentation of a literary masterpiece’ - Library Journal

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Genre: Unabridged reading Duration: 11 hours 20 mins. Format: 10 CDs RRP: £14.67 ISBN: 9781408410585 Release date: 12.02.09

Genre: Unabridged reading Duration: 7 hours 40 mins. Format: 6 CDs RRP: £14.67 ISBN: 9781408410578 Release date: 12.02.09

NARRATED BY

PATRICK FRAYLEY

NARRATED BY

PATRICK FRAYLEY

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain

One of the greatest treats in all world literature, this masterpiece from Mark Twain is revolutionary. It offers both brilliant humour and tragedy as Huck and Jim explore moral dilemmas of slavery and freedom.

The sun shines on Tom Sawyer. The idealised childhood of this fictional hero, based on Mark Twain’s own early life along the banks of the Mississippi, is filled with robust good humour and high-spirited adventures.

H This is a complete unabridged reading of Mark Twain’s classic American novel.

H A complete unabridged reading of Mark Twain’s classic.

H A compelling price point of just £14.67 for 10 CDs.

H A compelling price point of just £14.67 for 6 CDs.

H Reader Patrick Fraley has crafted 36 authentic ‘voices’ for the wide range of characters in the novel.

H Reader Patrick Fraley has crafted 36 authentic ‘voices’ for the wide range of characters in the novel.

‘The engagingly adolescent style that Patrick Fraley adopts for Mark Twain’s timeless hero makes this reading of the evergreen classic the best yet’ - People

‘The humor and high-spirited adventure of Mark Twain’s classic are here in full in this exuberant performance...This is that rare audiobook that can truly be enjoyed by all ages’ - Billboard

Lark Rise To Candleford Flora Thompson The story of three closely related Oxfordshire communities - a hamlet, the nearby village and a small market town - this immortal trilogy is based on Flora Thompson’s experiences during childhood and youth. H An abridged reading of this classic tale which was recently aired on BBC1 as a TV drama.

Order Quantity: Genre: Abridged reading Duration: 5 hours approx. Format: 4 CDs RRP: £17.61 ISBN: 9781408409565 Release date: 12.02.09

H Released to coincide with Series 2 on BBC1 in February 2009. The first TV series gained an average audience of 6.8m viewers. H The BBC1 TV series was nominated for best new drama for the TV Quick and TV Choice Awards. H Reader is star of the series, Olivia Hallinan, who plays Laura Timmins.

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Alan Bennett reads Childhood Classics Order Quantity:

Genre: Adult Nostalgia Box Set Duration: 10 hours 40 mins Format: 8 CDs RRP: £34.26 ISBN: 9781405688826 Release date: 12.03.09

Containing: Alice in Wonderland / Alice Through the Looking Glass / The Wind in the Willows / Winnie-the-Pooh / The House at Pooh Corner. Alan Bennett reads some of the best-loved children’s stories for children of all ages from 0-100. H A collection of classic Alan Bennett readings designed to be stocked in the adult section of bookshops as an adult purchase (nostalgia, collection, gifting). H Each of these children’s titles is widely known and has huge nostalgia value. H Every title is suitable for family listening so has perfect appeal for car journeys and summer listening.

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Cosmic Quest A narrative history of our growing understanding of the universe and our place within it.

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Genre: BBC Radio 4 narrative history Duration: 6 hours approx Format: 6 CDs RRP: £24.47 ISBN: 9781408406779 Release date: 12.02.09

H Radio 4’s 30 x 15-minute narrative history series on astronomy and how it developed throughout history, presented by Heather Couper. H The series transmitted 26th May 2008 for 6 weeks in the 3:45pm slot. Audience figures for this were 1.52m. H Heather Couper CBE is a British astronomer who popularised astronomy in the 1990s and 2000s on British television, often alongside Patrick Moore on the programme The Sky at Night.

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H Also featuring Timothy West (Bleak House), Julian Rhind-Tutt (The Maltby Collection and Green Wing), John Palmer and Robin Sebastian.

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Genre: Abridged reading Duration: 2 hours 30 mins Format: 2 CDs RRP: £12.72 CD ISBN: 9781405678070 Release date: 12.03.09

Genre: BBC Radio 4 Drama & 5 short stories Duration: 2 hours Format: 2 CDs RRP: £12.72 ISBN: 9780563510345 Release date: 12.02.09

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Paul Temple and the Front Page Men Francis Durbridge A new novel by a mysterious author sets off a string of kidnappings and murders. Paul gets on the case of the Front Page Men. H A brand new Paul Temple release, building on the bestselling series of abridged readings performed by Anthony Head. H These abridged readings have proved enormously popular with the consumer, even equalling the sales activity of the radio plays. H Anthony Head has the perfect voice for Francis Durbridge’s cast of characters.

‘Eminently enjoyable listening’ - Daily Express

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Badgers in My Vest & Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog John Fletcher & Dylan Thomas A BBC Radio 4 drama and a collection of readings packaged together to celebrate Dylan Thomas. H This was only previously available as part of a boxset, Dylan Thomas: A Season Of (CD ISBN: 9780563526520). H This is a MUST HAVE for all fans of Dylan Thomas and Under Milk Wood. H John Fletcher is a resident of Wales and has written several plays for radio.


January - March 2009

NEW RELEASES COMEDY

Old Harry’s Game: Series 7 Andy Hamilton This fiery furnace of brilliant one-liners and biting satire features all six episodes from the seventh BBC Radio 4 series of this fiendishly funny comedy set in hell. H Old Harry’s Game is back again for a devishly good 7th series to be broadcast on Radio 4 in six parts from Wednesday 21st January to 25th February 2009 in the 6:30pm comedy slot (listening figures for this time slot average 1.3 million). H This title will be released following on from the broadcast. H Written by and starring Andy Hamilton, writer of Drop the Dead Donkey, Trevor’s World of Sport, Revolting People and Outnumbered. H Produced by Paul Mayhew-Archer, co-writer of Vicar of Dibley. H Series 5 reached the top 5 chart positions on both Amazon and Play. Order Quantity: Genre: BBC Radio 4 Comedy Duration: 3 hours (6 episodes) Format: 3 CDs RRP: £15.65 ISBN: 9781408401231 Release date: 19.03.09

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Genre: Radio 4 Narrative History Duration: 7 hours 30 mins Format: 6 CDs RRP: £24.47 ISBN: 9781405677813 Release date: 12.03.09

Genre: Exclusive radio archive material Duration: 5 hours Format: 4 CDs RRP: £17.61 ISBN: 9781408400777 Release date: 12.03.09

America: Empire of Liberty Volume 2: Power and Progress Prof. D.J Reynolds

The Essential Letters from America: The 1980s Alistair Cooke

Part Two – from the Civil War to the end of World War Two. H The second volume in the new Radio 4 series in the tradition of This Sceptred Isle. It is to be broadcast in the prestigious 3:45pm time-slot (average listener figures of 1.38m) during February 2009. Our release will follow hot on its heels. H Written and presented by Professor David J. Reynolds who is a Professor of 20th Century International History at Cambridge and has written numerous books on Anglo-American studies.

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The fourth of six chronological releases following Alistair Cooke’s Letters from America in broadcast order. H The BBC radio programme Letter from America remains the seminal and longest running personal commentary on the radio. H This release focuses on the turbulent times in the US of the 1980s and the history of the decade is explored through Alistair Cooke’s unique broadcasts. H Presented with an exclusive script narrated by the BBC’s Washington Correspondent, Matt Frei, placing the letters in their historical context.

H This is a narrative history illustrated by archive material. H Empire of Liberty is a 90-part history of America in three parts.

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Abridged readings… Three brand new readings of new Doctor Who novels published by BBC Books.This range, read by members of the TV cast, have proved immensely popular with retailers and consumers alike.The Doctor Who 2008 finale had a 49% audience share with over 10.5 million viewers.

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RUSSELL TOVEY

Doctor Who: Ghosts of India Mark Morris

Doctor Who: Shining Darkness Mark Michalowski

Doctor Who: The Doctor Trap Simon Messingham

India in 1947 is a country in the grip of chaos – a country torn apart by internal strife. When the Doctor and Donna arrive in Calcutta, they are instantly swept up in violent events. Barely escaping with their lives, they discover that the city is rife with tales of ‘halfmade men’, who roam the streets at night and steal people away.

For Donna Noble, the Andromeda galaxy is a long, long way from home. But even two-and-a-half-million light years from Earth, danger lurks around every corner...

Sebastiene was perhaps once human. He might look like a nineteenth-century nobleman, but in truth he is a ruthless hunter. He likes nothing more than luring difficult opposition to a planet, then hunting them down for sport. And now he’s caught them all…

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Genre: Abridged reading Reader: David Troughton Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx. Format: 2 CDs RRP: £9.78 ISBN: 9781408410240 Release date: 12.03.09

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Genre: Abridged reading Reader Russell Tovey Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx. Format: 2 CDs RRP: £9.78 ISBN: 9781408410233 Release date: 12.03.09

Doctor Who and the Masque of Mandragora Forced by the Mandragora Helix to land in fifteenth-century Italy, the Doctor and Sarah find themselves at the mercy of Hieronymous, court astrologer of the province of San Martino. H An exciting unabridged reading, with music and sound effects, of this classic Doctor Who adventure. H First published by Target Books in 1977. H Read by Tim Pigott-Smith. H Based on the 1975 TV serial starring Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen. Order Quantity:

Genre: Unabridged reading Duration: 4 hours approx Format: 4 CDs RRP: £17.61 ISBN: 9781408409909 Release date: 12.03.09

“BBC Audiobooks has chosen well with its books and has taken the right approach with its readers…they benefit from new music and sound effects.” - Doctor Who Magazine 12


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This is the second half of Jacqueline Wilson’s moving autobiographical account of her life, full of information fans have been clamouring for over the last 10 years. H Highly-anticipated, the unique selling point of this audio is that it will be read by Jacqueline Wilson herself. H Unabridged reading of this brand new release from one of the UK’s most popular children’s authors.

Order Quantity: Unabridged reading Duration: 4 hours Format: 4 CDs RRP: £11.73 CD ISBN: 9781846070242 Release date: 12.03.09

H Dame Jacqueline Wilson has sold over 25 million books across the world and has been awarded an OBE for services to literacy in schools.

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JACQUELINE WILSON

H Children’s Laureate from 2005 – 2007, among her many awards are the Nestle Smarties Prize, the Children’s Book Award, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award and Blue Peter’s People’s Choice Award.

Puzzle for the Secret Seven Enid Blyton The Secret Seven are Peter, Janet, Pam, Barbara, Jack, Colin, George and Scamper, the spaniel - and they’re ready to solve any mystery! H Enid Blyton has an enduring appeal and her books are perennial classics – remaining continuously in print for over 50 years. H Enid Blyton was voted best-loved author in Britain in a poll commissioned to mark the Costa Book Awards 2008.

CHILDREN’S

My Secret Diary Jacqueline Wilson

NEW RELEASES

Order Quantity: Genre: Unabridged reading Duration: 2 hours 5 mins Format: 2 CDs RRP: £9.78 ISBN: 9781408400487 Release date: 12.03.09

H An animated 22-part series based on the children of the Famous Five is broadcast on The Disney Channel, introducing Enid Blyton to a new generation of fans.

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Agatha Raisin: starring Penelope Keith Starring Penelope Keith, there are two new Agatha Raisin audio releases for Easter. Almost one million people tuned in to hear the latest series on Radio 4 on Wednesdays 11:30am.

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Genre: Radio 4 full-cast dramas Duration: 2 hours Format: 2 CDs RRP: £12.72 ISBN: 9781408406731 Release date: 12.03.09

Genre: Radio 4 full-cast dramas Duration: 2 hours Format: 2 CDs RRP: £12.72 ISBN: 9781408406748 Release date: 12.03.09

Agatha Raisin: The Curious Curate & The Buried Treasure M C Beaton

Agatha Raisin: The Wizard of Evesham & The Murderous Marriage M C Beaton

Two further thrilling BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of the Agatha Raisin mysteries starring Penelope Keith: The Curious Curate and The Buried Treasure.

Two further thrilling BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of the Agatha Raisin mysteries starring Penelope Keith: The Wizard of Evesham and The Murderous Marriage.

‘Clever red herrings and some wicked unfinished business guarantees that the listener will pant for a sequel’ - The Times 13


TURN ON…

What’s on thi Keep an eye on what’s on the schedules this season with our audio tie-in calendar. Packed full of transmission highlights for Film, TV and Radio, these are the brands fans will be watching out for.

January 2009

TV SERIES

Half Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer is set to hit our TV screens BBC 1 (CBBC 16:05). Why not listen again to his classic Artemis Fowl stories on Audio.

We Are Klang are doing five London dates in January.

TOUR

The Mighty Boosh tour continues.

TOUR

The Secret of Moonacre is set to be released on the big screen in February. Great halfterm entertainment for the kids, keep their interest with the audio story, The Little White Horse, read by Juliet Stevenson, who stars in the film. PLEASE NOTE: Transmission details may change. All information is correct at time of going to press.

Title

14

ISBN

RRP

CDs

Mighty Boosh

9780563527541

£15.65

3

Dave Gorman Genius

9781405677011

£15.65

3

Artemis Fowl

9781855491915

£20.00

6

We Are Klang

9781408400401

£12.72

2


January - March 2009

AUDIO DIARY

February 2009

FILM

March 2009

The Secret of Moonacre 6th Feb sees the release of the film, make sure you pick up a copy of the audio story The Little White Horse read by Juliet Stevenson who stars in the film.

TV SERIES

RADIO 4

TV SERIES

TV SERIES

TV SERIES

Title

TUNE IN…

his Season…

The Armstrong & Miller Show returns for series two in 2009. This six-part Baftanominated comedy sketch show is due for transmission in Spring on BBC 1.

Old Harry’s Game: Series 7 Catch up and refresh with Old Harry’s Game: Series 6 before the new series starts on Radio 4.

Lark Rise to Candleford is back on BBC 1. Listen to Olivia Hallinan the star of the TV series read Flora Thompson’s much-loved story.

Dave Gorman Genius The first TV series will be on BBC2 early in 2009 so keep your eyes peeled, but in the meantime why not listen to Dave Gorman Genius on audio.

Also something to look out for in 2009 is That Mitchell And Webb Look: it has been recommissioned for a third series. Why not listen again to our best selling title, the complete series of their critically-acclaimed BBC Radio 4 show That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Series 2.

ISBN

RRP

CDs

Little White Horse

9781405687812

ISBN

RRP £9.78

CDs 2

Title That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Series 2

9781846070716

£15.65

3

Lark Rise to Candelford

9781408409565

£17.61

4

Old Harry’s Game: Series 6

9781405687881

£15.65

3

Armstrong & Miller

9781408406717

£8.80

1

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BBC

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CD

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Thompson, C & Reynolds, P

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CD

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