Carlton Stowers presents a thrilling, fast-paced account of 17 true crime stories gleaned from the award-winning pages of The Dallas Observer. This chillingly compelling volume accounts famed events in history such as the Phantom Killer” of the 1940s who haunted Texarkana
`Untold Stories’, Alan Bennett’s first major collection of prose since his bestselling `Writing Home’, brings together the finest and funniest of his writing over the last ten years. Following on from `Untold Stories: Part 1: Stories’ (also available from BBC Audio), `Part 2: The Diaries’ covers Alan Bennett’s much-celebrated diaries for 1997-2004. `Part 2: The Diaries’; Alan Bennett’s diaries from 1997-2004 are an erudite collection of witty yet poignant recollections told in his own unique voice.
Whether appreciating the simple pleasures of nature, or commenting on religion, politics or the arts, his observations are incisive, funny, and yet always meaningful. 2 CDs. 2 hrs 35 mins.
Ted Hughes was one of the major poets of his generation. His older brother Gerald Hughes wrote a memoir of their relationship called Ted and I. The two brothers were close all their lives.
This DVD is a one hour film based on that book. In this film Gerald remembers their childhood, how their mother Edith nurtured Ted’s talents as a poet and how the countryside influenced him. The film looks also at Hughes’ schooldays.Many members of Ted Hughes’ family have contributed to the film as well as Gerald.
It includes contributions from Carol Hughes, Frieda Hughes and Vicky Watling, Hughes’ first cousin. Ted Hughes – Dreamtime follows Ted Hughes’ progress from childhood through maturity, to his untimely death. Gerald is still living in Australia.
A reluctant leader, wracked by guilt at the duplicity of the British, Lawrence of Arabia threw himself into this role, masterminding triumphant military campaigns against the Turks during the First World War.
This is the first series of Labour MP Tony Benn’s behind-the-scenes revelations from the highly acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series. ‘The Observer’ called it `Irresistible fly-on-the-wall history as it actually happens.’ Late each night for over twenty-five years the Labour MP and former Secretary of State Tony Benn sat alone and dictated onto tape his account of the daily events at the heart of government. The immediacy, passion and mood is striking as he unburdens himself of the pressure and stress, trials and tribulations of government and opposition with accounts veering from anecdotal to almost confessional.
Events recalled in the first of these unique and remarkable recordings – heard by the public for the very first time on Radio 4 – include Harold Wilson’s surprise resignation in 1976; the potentially catastrophic 1977 strike at Windscale; the year-long miners’ strike in 1984 and the general election in 1992.