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Classic Serial Episode guide

  1. Eugenie Grandet

    Rose Tremain dramatises Balzac's tragic novel.

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  2. By a Young Officer: Churchill on the North West Frontier

    Winston Churchill's adventure in the hostile mountains of the Afghan/Pakistan border.

    First broadcast: 20 Jul 2014

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  3. The Great Scott

    Three of Walter Scott's novels are dramatised for radio

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  4. Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens's story set against the background of the Gordon Riots of the 1780s

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  5. Ring for Jeeves

    Dramatisation by Archie Scottney of PG Wodehouse's horse-racing comedy thriller

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  6. The Divine Comedy

    Dante's extraordinary poem tells of his journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.

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  7. Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen's famous novel of manners is dramatised by Charlotte Jones.

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  8. The World According to Garp

    John Irving's audacious and darkly comic bestseller about the life and times of TS Garp

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  9. The Old Man and the Sea

    Hemingway's masterpiece depicts the thrilling battle between an old man and a large marlin

    First broadcast: 29 Dec 2013

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  10. The Russian Gambler

    Dolya Gavanski's lively modern-day take on Dostoevsky's The Gambler

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  11. Sword of Honour

    Evelyn Waugh's satire on the futility of war and one man's quest for spiritual fulfilment

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  12. Three Men in a Boat

    Jerome K Jerome's comic classic about an eventful rowing holiday on the Thames

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  13. The Aeneid

    Hattie Naylor dramatises Virgil's epic poem, using Robert Fagles' translation

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  14. Sense and Sensibility

    Jane Austen's delightful comedy of manners, dramatised by Helen Edmundson

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  15. Desolation Island

    Patrick O'Brian's nautical adventure, dramatised by Roger Danes

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  16. The Radetzky March

    Joseph Roth's novel about the end of an empire, dramatised by Gregory Evans

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  17. The Mask of Dimitrios

    Eric Ambler's 1939 crime thriller is dramatised by Stephen Sheridan

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  18. Angel Pavement

    JB Priestley's comedy of greed and redemption in the City, dramatised by Martin Jameson

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  19. The Great Scott

    Three of Walter Scott's novels are dramatised for radio

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  20. A Larkin Double

    Dramatisations of Philip Larkin's only two novels

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  21. The Water Babies: A Modern Fairy Tale

    Paul Farley updates Charles Kingsley's tale of a child labourer's underwater adventures.

    First broadcast: 24 Mar 2013

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  22. Esther Waters

    By George Moore. Stirring tale of how a servant girl makes her way in Victorian England

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  23. Pather Panchali - Song of the Road

    Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay's classic of Bengali literature, dramatised by Tanika Gupta

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  24. Janet Frame - An Angel at My Table

    Dramatisation by Anita Sullivan of the autobiography of New Zealand author Janet Frame

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  25. The Eustace Diamonds

    Anthony Trollope's enthralling novel about beautiful but deceitful widow Lizzie Eustace

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  26. The Count of Monte Cristo

    Swashbuckling tale of revenge by Alexandre Dumas, adapted by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

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  27. Rebus: The Black Book

    Ian Rankin's maverick detective, Inspector Rebus, investigates an unsolved murder

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  28. The Gothic Imagination

    Two seminal gothic horror stories, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula

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  29. Far from the Madding Crowd

    Thomas Hardy's novel, adapted by Graham White

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  30. The Grapes of Wrath

    John Steinbeck's Pulitzer-winning novel set in 1930s USA, starring Robert Sheehan

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    From: Audible.co.uk

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