Radio Girls: Sarah-Jane Stratford
Radio Girls: Sarah-Jane Stratford
The emergence of the Polgar sisters in the 1970s and 80s rocked the chess world. In a heavily male dominated game, the three Hungarian girls broke record after record. The youngest, Judit, was talked of as a potential world champion. The Chess Girls is the story of their parents, Laszlo and Klara Polgar, and how they defied the Communist authorities to conduct a remarkable educational experiment. Laszlo Polgar, convinced that any healthy child can be trained to become a genius, set out to prove his theory with his own children. This is a drama-documentary, with excerpts from an interview with Laszlo and Klara Polgar recorded for the play. The writer, Lavinia Greenlaw, takes their account and recreates the lives of the young Polgar family in their tiny Budapest flat. The fictional Laszlo is played by Kerry Shale, and Klara by Sally Orrock. The director is Chris Ledgard. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sally Orrock, Kerry Shale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005835/bk_bbcw_005835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if you couldn´t remember a single minute of the ten years you´d spent with the love of your life? Joe can remember everything about Ally; Ally remembers nothing about Joe, a romantic, sad drama starring Alex Jennings as Joe and Juliet Stevenson as Ally. Directed by Gordon House. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Jennings, Juliet Stevenson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005612/bk_bbcw_005612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fifteen year old Rose hears voices. Mostly she gets along with them ok, but when her real Dad turns up out of the blue to take her away for the weekend, things get completely out of control. This drama has sprung out of a project that listened to people with mental health issues, and in this case people who hear voices. The project was run by Company Paradiso, a charity that enables groups of people who encounter some form of disadvantage to tell their stories. If you would like more information about hearing voices, there is support information and peer groups in many areas, organised through the Hearing Voices Network. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shannon Flynn, Emma Noakes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/007013/bk_bbcw_007013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever wondered what life would be like as a young woman running a farm? Sally Anne Criplett is just that girl. Living with her mole-obsessed, gun-happy, cider-drinking father, Sally has her work cut out. But with the love of local farm boy Johnny Hutchins and their mutual passion for Elvis and farm machinery, life can be full of frolics. Devon Girl is a lighthearted look at farming with a fair sprinkling of colorful locals, such as the adorable best friend Mary, an imposing lesbian vicar, and local irresistible calf dealer Richard Sucksmith. Grab a cup of tea, and sit back for a bit of a giggle with this British comedy directed by multiple award-winning BBC producer Cherry Cookson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008883/bk_blak_008883_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Dragnet episode originally aired on February 9, 1950. From 1949 to 1957, Dragnet pioneered new levels of realism on radio. Every crime investigated by Sergeant Joe Friday was taken from the actual case files of the Los Angeles Police Department, with only ´´the names changed to protect the innocent´´. There were multi-layered sound effects; the actors used accurate police lingo, abbreviations, and penal codes; and the show didn´t shy away from stories about heinous crimes or stories that had unhappy endings. Created and produced by Jack Webb, Dragnet was much more than ´´just the facts´´. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000431/rt_radi_000431_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set in Dodge City, Kansas, in the 1870s, Gunsmoke aired on CBS Radio from April 1952 to June 1961. William Conrad starred as U. S. Marshal Matt Dillon, and he was joined by three other regulars: Howard McNear as ´´Doc´´ Charles Adams; Georgia Ellis as Kitty Russell; and Parley Baer as Chester Proudfoot. This episode originally aired on December 19, 1953. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Conrad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000646/rt_radi_000646_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.