The Reluctant Dragon (BBC Audio) [Audiobook] (Audio CD) £2.98 - Anton Lesser reads Kenneth Grahame's much-loved tale about a dragon who doesn't want to fight and the boy who becomes his friend. The Boy lives in a cottage with his mother and father, and the Dragon lives in a cave on the Downs. He's not the sort of dragon one might expect to meet, however - he's polite, friendly, composes poetry and purrs when he's happy. Lazy and peace-loving, he just wants to lead a quiet life. But when the villagers discover his existence, they send for St George immediately to slay the dreadful monster. So when the saint arrives, with the intention of killing him, The Boy needs to do some persuading. After all, George and the Dragon are supposed to fight - aren't they? A charming, humorous story from the acclaimed author of "The Wind in the Willows".
Wind in the Willows £4.98 - These audio editions, especially dramatised for BBC Radio, are of timeless stories that have enchanted generations of readers both young and old. The wonder and excitement of these much-loved tales live on in these acclaimed full-cast dramatisations, complete with evocative music and sound effects. The story of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad's escapades, from messing about on the river to poop-pooping in Toad's shiny new car, was vividly brought to life in Alan Bennett's stage adaptation at the National Theatre in 1990, which captured the imagination of a new generation, and introduced many to Kenneth Grahame's classic book for the first time. This BBC Radio 4 full-cast recording features many of the members of the National Theatre production - among them Richard Briers, Leslie Phillips and Terence Rigby - and is narrated by Alan Bennett himself.
Winnie the Pooh BBC Audio £2.98 - Alan Bennett gives A.A. Milne's characters the voices you felt they were always meant to have in this collection of stories about Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Owl.