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#1  tubemonkey 08-30-2014, 02:06 PM
BBC Sounds -- BBC Radio Plays

BBC Radio is a great free source for those interested in dramatized productions of literature; especially the classics. They can be found on Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra and BBC Podcasts.

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BBC Radio 4 Series.
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#2  tubemonkey 08-30-2014, 03:05 PM
Why can't I access this podcast?

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The BBC podcast you are trying to access is not available to users outside the UK.

Podcast series which are only available in the UK are clearly marked in the BBC Podcast Directory:

Many other BBC podcasts are available, and you can find them all at bbc.co.uk/podcasts.

If you are seeing this page, it is because your computer appears to reside outside of the UK, according to its 'IP address'. There are a number of sites freely available on the internet where you can check your IP address and location, such as http://whatismyipaddress.com

Why are some podcasts UK only?

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Some BBC podcasts are only available to users in the UK. This is generally due to rights agreements which prevent us from making the content available internationally. Find out more here.

I'm in the UK and I still can't access UK only podcasts!

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If you are based in the UK there are some common reasons why you would still not be able to access UK only podcasts:

Your internet service provider (ISP) supplies your connection through a "proxy" server based outside the UK.

If this is the case, you computer would have an international IP address and would appear to be overseas, even if you are a UK customer. If you think this might be the case, we suggest that you contact your ISP for more advice.

You are using a computer at work which has an overseas IP address

If you are trying to access this BBC podcast whilst at work, it is possible that your computer has an overseas IP address. This is because some companies channel their internet access through an international office, or a supplier outside the UK. If this is the case, please consult the IT staff at your place of work for more advice.

You are using an internet browser on a mobile phone (or other mobile device)

If you are attempting to access a BBC podcast page via an internet browser on a mobile phone (or other mobile device), you may be prevented for reasons similar to those outlined above. If so, we recommend that you consult your mobile network for more help.

You are using software that is hiding your real IP address

If you are attempting to access a BBC podcast page using a toolbar accelerator or any anonymous web browsing tool your actual IP address may be hidden and you could appear to be outside the UK. If this is the case try disabling the anonymous browsing functionality or uninstalling the toolbar.
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#3  tubemonkey 08-30-2014, 06:28 PM
An Angel at My Table -- Janet Frame -- exp 04 Sep

BBC Radio 4 has a dramatization of the autobiography of New Zealand author Janet Frame. It's in two 60 min episodes. Episode 1 expires in 5 days and Episode 2 in 6 days.

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Janet Frame was New Zealand's best known but least public author. The author of twelve novels, four story collections, one book of poetry and three volumes of autobiography, even at the height of her success Frame shunned publicity, which had the effect of making the media and her readership even more intrusively interested.

Frame's story is extraordinary. As her biographer Michael King said, "her family was an anvil on which disasters fell". But it was the issue of Frame's mental health which generated the most conjecture. To set the record straight about the circumstances of her committal to mental hospitals and being diagnosed with schizophrenia, in the early 80's Janet Frame wrote her autobiography; three volumes entitled 'To The Island (1982), An Angel At My Table and The Envoy From Mirror City (both 1984).

Dark Fire -- CJ Sansom -- exp 06 Sep

Here's a historical crime drama from BBC Radio 4extra. Two episodes 70-75 minutes each. Episode 1 expires in 7 days and Episode 2 doesn't air until 06 Sep.

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Dark Fire is a historical mystery novel by British author C. J. Sansom. It is Sansom's second novel, released in 2004, and also the second in the Matthew Shardlake Series. Set in the 16th century during the reign of Tudor King Henry VIII, it follows hunchbacked lawyer Shardlake's search to recover the long-lost formula for Greek fire.

The novel was awarded the Crime Writers' Association Ellis Peters Historical Dagger award in 2005.

It is 1540 and the hottest summer of the sixteenth century. Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a discreet profile. But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, brings him once again into contact with the king's chief minister – and a new assignment ...
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#4  AJ Starr 09-14-2014, 10:19 AM
Where do you find BBC Radio? Sirius? or what? I'm from the AM/FM generation.
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#5  tubemonkey 09-14-2014, 10:46 AM
Quote AJ Starr
Where do you find BBC Radio? Sirius? or what? I'm from the AM/FM generation.
On your PC, you can stream these shows from the links in the OP (opening post).

You can also get apps for your phone or tablet that will let you stream them.
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#6  Mike Hobart 09-16-2014, 10:14 PM
You can get a free podcast of a new radio play once a week from BBC Radio 4
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ptw
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#7  tubemonkey 09-17-2014, 08:52 AM
Quote Mike Hobart
You can get a free podcast of a new radio play once a week from BBC Radio 4
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ptw
Thanks for the info - added it to the OP
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#8  tubemonkey 09-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Now Playing on BBC Radio 4 extra
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The Time Lord and his new companion materialise on a prison planet, themed on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Eighth Doctor adventure stars Paul McGann and Niky Wardley.

starting Sunday (21 Sep)
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The Time Lord and Tamsin are embroiled in an Irish medieval mystery surrounding an influential manuscript. Eighth Doctor adventure stars Paul McGann and Niky Wardley.
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#9  crich70 09-17-2014, 11:31 AM
Mysteryshows.com has some old BBC Radio shows along with many others from Classic Radio program days. They do ask for a small 1 time donation of $10..00 for access to the members area (to help defray costs of bandwith etc. but they even waive that if the person is sight impaired. Click You can listen to them onsite or download them for listening to later.
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#10  tubemonkey 09-17-2014, 11:59 AM
Quote crich70
Mysteryshows.com has some old BBC Radio shows along with many others from Classic Radio program days. They do ask for a small 1 time donation of $10..00 for access to the members area (to help defray costs of bandwith etc. but they even waive that if the person is sight impaired. Click You can listen to them onsite or download them for listening to later.
Thanks - I added this site to the Audio Dramas thread
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