I seem to have come through my reading drought and am now happily reaching the end of Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie. However, when I was feeling so unsettled with every single other book I tried to read, sometimes I just gave up, closed my eyes, and let someone else read me a story instead. And it was wonderful.
While I have a few favourite podcasts (CBC’s Vinyl Cafe, BBC’s Home Front, and Rachel and Simon’s Tea or Books), I generally stick to audiobooks. I listen to audiobooks regularly and find them a wonderful companion when I’m out walking, when podcasts can go by far too quickly.
Lately though I’ve been exploring the many, many programs available through the BBC Radio website and I’ve had many happy hours of listening as a result. What to? Well, here’s a brief list of some of the intriguing programs currently available (some of which I’ve listened to but most of which are still on my “to listen” list):
- The Provincial Lady Goes Further – who can resist the Provincial Lady?
- Mrs Miniver stories read by Penelope Wilton
- a dramatisation of Vanity Fair
- Kipling in Love – a series of plays based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories
- Anthony Trollope’s Christmas Day at Kirkby Cottage
- An adaptation of Emma set in 19th Century India
There is still plenty to listen to, as you can see!
I’m always looking for recommendations so please let me know what some of your favourite radio programmes and podcasts are.