Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Idiot – BBC Radio 4 Drama

I do love listening to BBC Radio dramas, book readings, etc. They do them so well. I recently listened to another Dostoevsky adaptation – that of The Brothers Karamazov – also equally well done. I’ve listened to three of the episodes of The Idiot so far, and will listen to the final one tonight.

I’m sharing the link to the podcasts for now, but the episodes won’t last for long but I’ll get them and create permalinks here for them. In the meantime, if you want some escape from lockdown and you just want to close your eyes and listen to something – you could do much worse than escaping to Russia and listen to The Idiot.

Enjoy the dulcet tones of acting doyen, Roger Allam, in amongst the cast.

UPDATE: Now finally uploaded the episodes, here’s the permalink:

https://priptonaweird.co.uk/2020/05/11/a-reminder-from-sir-dostoyevskys-the-idiot-bbc-radio-4-adaptation/

Burning Both Ends – Ollie And Moonie

I’m still regularly checking out BBC Radio for drama. Radio plays and book readings, etc.

Earlier in the week, I listened to this on…well, what is now BBC Sounds app (I’m still using the iPlayer radio app at the moment).

“Burning Both Ends: When Oliver Reed Met Keith Moon”. Originally broadcast in 2011, it had recently been repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

I enjoyed it and thought I’d highlight it. Check it out. Just click on the image to go to the page to listen to it.

Love In Recovery – The Best Episode, Ever?

I brushed upon this series when I posted about Jim’s post about The Leopard abridged audio adaptation on BBC Radio 4.

I’ve listened to this series since its first episode. It’s amazing – but this week’s episode was beyond magnificent. It was just beautiful, the story of Ivy, Oscar and Arthur.
Amazing storytelling…amazing scripts…wonderful acting. If you think all the great storytelling is in film and on TV, you’re missing an element out.

Just look at the cast of this thing! They know! (PS: I miss Eddie Marsan but Johnny Vegas is great)

If you never listen to a single other episode…listen to Ivy. Listen to Oscar’s story. I felt for him so much…because I felt for Ivy – and oh, how I want an Arthur!

Click on the photo and it will take you to the Love In Recovery page where you can listen to episode 4 of series 3 – Ivy.

I’ll grab it tomorrow and keep it here for permanancy.