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The Price of Oil - Episode 4
 - Jonathan Myerson - Hörbuch
The Price of Oil - Episode 4
 - Jonathan Myerson - Hörbuch

Jonathan Myerson (Author), Michael J. Shannon (Speaker), Stephen Critchlow (Speaker)

The Price of Oil - Episode 4

Baby Oil

1991: the start of the First Gulf War. As the first bombs fall on Baghdad, a young man walks into the Marines Recruiting Office and demands to join up... because the war is his fault. Baby Oil follows a young staffer's last crazy weeks in the White House, as George Bush Snr's administration struggles to sell to the American people the unpalatable idea of committing US troops to defend an oil-rich monarchy like Kuwait. That is until the young staffer finds the perfect way... Daniel Betts, James McArdle...

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Silk: The Clerks' Room - Episode 4
 - Mick Collins - Hörbuch
Silk: The Clerks' Room - Episode 4
 - Mick Collins - Hörbuch

Mick Collins (Author), Amy Wren (Speaker), Theo Barklem-Biggs (Speaker)

Silk: The Clerks' Room - Episode 4

Following the cuts to Legal Aid the pressure is mounting on Shoe Lane barristers' chambers. Head Clerk Billy Lamb anticipates that they are on the brink of financial collapse and makes a desperate bid to secure work from an unscrupulous solicitor. But his wheeler-dealing creates unease in the Shoe Lane clerks' room and he soon finds himself at loggerheads with his star-performing barrister Rose Parker. Based on the BBC1 series Silk created by Peter Moffat, the radio series tells of the adventure...

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Foreign Bodies: Keeping the Wolf Out - Episode 3
 - Philip Palmer - Hörbuch
Foreign Bodies: Keeping the Wolf Out - Episode 3
 - Philip Palmer - Hörbuch

Philip Palmer (Author), Leo Bill (Speaker), Clare Corbett (Speaker), Andy Linden (Speaker)

Foreign Bodies: Keeping the Wolf Out - Episode 3

Behind the Wall

Special Investigator Bertalan Lázár returns in Philip Palmer's crime drama set in communist Hungary in 1963. Fighting the criminals is hard enough but there are other more sinister battles raging in higher places.

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The Price of Oil - Episode 3
 - Jonathan Myerson - Hörbuch
The Price of Oil - Episode 3
 - Jonathan Myerson - Hörbuch

Jonathan Myerson (Author), Zubin Varla (Speaker), Joseph Balderrama (Speaker), Stephen Critchlow (Speaker)

The Price of Oil - Episode 3

The Weapon

After the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War, OPEC used an oil embargo to punish the US and Europe for its support for Israel. By early 1974, the embargo had plunged the world into an economic crisis. Then on 21st December 1975, Venezuelan Marxist pin-up Carlos the Jackal storms the OPEC HQ in Vienna. He takes 96 hostages, including 11 oil ministers from OPEC countries. This is the story of the siege. Zubin Varla and Joseph Balderrama star in Jonathan Myerson's thriller - a tense dramatisation of the...

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Silk: The Clerks' Room - Episode 3
 - Mick Collins - Hörbuch
Silk: The Clerks' Room - Episode 3
 - Mick Collins - Hörbuch

Mick Collins (Author), John Macmillan (Speaker), Amy Wren (Speaker)

Silk: The Clerks' Room - Episode 3

John

As the battle of supremacy of the clerks' room reaches fever pitch, John finds himself caught in the crossfire. Head Clerk Billy Lamb and Practice Manager Harriet Hammond have made no secret of their disdain for each other's work practices. The conflict passes the point of no return when they both independently conspire to oust each other. As second-in-command, John soon finds out how highly both sides value his allegiance. Forced to pick a side, it's not long before he's embroiled in plotting a...

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Foreign Bodies: Keeping the Wolf Out - Episode 2
 - Philip Palmer - Hörbuch
Foreign Bodies: Keeping the Wolf Out - Episode 2
 - Philip Palmer - Hörbuch

Philip Palmer (Author), Leo Bill (Speaker), Clare Corbett (Speaker), Andy Linden (Speaker)

Foreign Bodies: Keeping the Wolf Out - Episode 2

The Old Days

Hungary, 1963. Soviet investigators are determined to find the mole in the Ministry. Archivist Franciska Lázár finds herself in their sights as her detective husband investigates what becomes a brutal murder case. Scores are being settled in Philip Palmer's Cold War detective drama.

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The Price of Oil - Episode 2
 - Nigel Williams - Hörbuch
The Price of Oil - Episode 2
 - Nigel Williams - Hörbuch

Nigel Williams (Author), Nicholas le Prevost (Speaker), Jemma Redgrave (Speaker)

The Price of Oil - Episode 2

Looking for Billy

Looking for Billy takes us up Alaska's Haul Road all the way to the Arctic Sea. Every day alongside the road, above the tundra, billions of barrels of oil are being piped south from the wells discovered in the 1960's, on the North Slope. As a private detective sets out with his mysterious client to investigate protests against the pipeline, we learn what that oil discovery did to the indigenous Inupiat people of Alaska. Nicholas le Prevost and Jemma Redgrave star in Nigel Williams' gumshoe road...

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Silk: The Clerks' Room - Episode 2
 - Janice Okoh - Hörbuch
Silk: The Clerks' Room - Episode 2
 - Janice Okoh - Hörbuch

Janice Okoh (Author), Amy Wren (Speaker), Theo Barklem-Biggs (Speaker)

Silk: The Clerks' Room - Episode 2

Bethany

As a junior clerk in a male-dominated clerks' room, Bethany doesn't need reminding that her dream to become a barrister should remain a closely-held secret. But when she finds herself in hot water after unknowingly giving a must-win case to a pitifully under-performing barrister, her passion for the law comes into its own. Based on the BBC1 series Silk created by Peter Moffat, the radio series tells of the adventure and mishap in the Clerks' Room at the Shoe Lane chambers.

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Foreign Bodies: Keeping the Wolf Out - Episode 1
 - Philip Palmer - Hörbuch
Foreign Bodies: Keeping the Wolf Out - Episode 1
 - Philip Palmer - Hörbuch

Philip Palmer (Author), Leo Bill (Speaker), Clare Corbett (Speaker), Andy Linden (Speaker)

Foreign Bodies: Keeping the Wolf Out - Episode 1

The Wolf

Philip Palmer's detective drama is set in communist Hungary in 1963. A former member of the despised secret police has been found brutally murdered. Special Investigator Bertalan Lázár must find his killer but not all his colleagues share his zeal.

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The Price of Oil - Episode 1
 - Jonathan Myerson - Hörbuch
The Price of Oil - Episode 1
 - Jonathan Myerson - Hörbuch

Jonathan Myerson (Author), Anna Maxwell Martin (Speaker), Raad Rawi (Speaker), Luke Treadaway (Speaker)

The Price of Oil - Episode 1

Stand Firm, You Cads!

Anglo-Persian Oil (later BP) was specially formed to exploit the 60-year oil concession to drill for oil, which was signed in 1901 by the then Shah of Persia. Prompted by Winston Churchill, the British Government bought 51% of the company's shares. Persian oil soon became Britain's "single largest overseas asset". But in 1951, newly-elected Prime Minister Mossadegh declared the concession 'immoral', unilaterally cancelled it, and on 1st May successfully passed a law which nationalised Anglo-Persian...

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