BBC Productions - Readings

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Sir Roger Moore in studio

"My Word Is My Bond" - April & May 2009 - 6x15mins

Read by Sir Roger Moore / Abridged by Paul Kent / Music by Jon Nicholls / Directed by Neil Gardner

Sir Roger Moore reads a new six part abridgement of his autobiogrpahy, exclusively for BBC Radio 2.


Brenda Blethyn

"The Lady Vanishes" - March & April 2006 - 6x15mins

Read by Brenda Blethyn / Directed by Neil Gardner

The Oscar nominated actress Brenda Blethyn reads a new six-part abridgement of Ethel Lina White's classic 1930's railway thriller - originally titled 'The Wheel Spins'.





Alex Kingston

"Rebecca" - May & June 2006 - 8x15mins

Read by Alex Kingston / Directed by Neil Gardner

Star of the UK stage and internal screen Alex Kingston (E.R.) reads a new eight-part abridgement of Daphne du Maurier's incredible story of romance and suspense.


Dougray Scott in the studio

"The Woman In White" - January 2005 - 8x15mins

Read by Dougray Scott / Directed by Neil Gardner

Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible 2) reads Wilkie Collins' celebrated novel in this newly-abridged eight-part series. Described as the first detective novel in the English language, the book was a bestseller from the moment of its publication in 1860 - a popularituy which continues to the present day.



David Warner reads Oliver Twist

"Oliver Twist" - December 2005 - 6x15mins

Read by David Warner / Directed by Neil Gardner

Emmy award-winning legendary actor David Warner reads a new six-part abridgement of Charles Dicken's all-time classic tale of an orphan boy finding his way through life. One of the most dramatised of Dickens' works, 'Oliver Twist' was appearing in 10 theatres in London before the serialisation of the novel was even completed. There are 25 film version listed with the first being in 1906!


Sir David Jason

"The Darling buds of May" - January 2004 - 8x15mins

Read by Sir David Jason / Directed by Neil Gardner

A new eight-part adaptation of HE Bates' classic story of a Kent farming family and their 'adoption' of an unhappy tax inspector. Read by David Jason, reprising his infamous TV role as Pop Larkin.


Sir Derek Jacobi

"Goodbye, Mr Chips" - October & November 2003 - 5x15mins

Read by Sir Derek Jacobi / Directed by Neil Gardner

A new five-part abridgement of James Hilton's classic novella, about the life and experiences of private school teacher Mr Chips. From the hopes of youth, the joy of love, the despair of loss, through to the horror of war, battles with colleagues, and an eventual and tear-jerking finale.