THE WIND BLOWS by Katherine Mansfield
Read by Malcolm Sinclair
Malcolm's TV credits include Midsomer Murders (series 18), Virtuoso,
Tubby and Enid, Worricker, Silk - Series 2 and 3, Henry V and Parade's End.
His films include The Man Who Knew Infinity, Survivor, A Belfast story,
The Young Victoria, Casino Royale, V for Vendetta and The Statement.
His extensive theatre credits include The Light in the Piazza, An Enemy of the People, Pressure, This House, Showboat, The Meeting, Songs of the 1916 Rising, Bliss: Morning Heroes and Temple.
DEATH BY SCRABBLE by Charlie Fish
Read by Richard Sutton
Richard's theatre credits include Ghost Stories (West End & Tour), The Cow Play (Brighton Festival Theatre), Transmissions, Tall Phoenix, Confusions,
Romeo & Juliet and The Libertine. On screen he has appeared in Sherlock,
Line Of Duty, The Crown, The Terror, Eastenders, Emmerdale, Casualty, Doctors, The Tunnel, Humans, Silent Witness, Gigglebiz, Come Fly With Me, The Missing, Miranda and Hustle. He is also co-creator of OnceUponAQuarantine.com
THE MONKEY'S PAW by W.W. Jacobs
Read by Robert Pickavance
Robert’s theatre credits include Dr Korczak's Example, A View From The Bridge, Around The World In 80 Days, Hamlet and A Christmas Carol. His varied television career has seen him play roles in Cheated, A Study In Time, Coronation St, A Touch Of Frost and Emmerdale. Robert’s recent radio work includes Special Measures, Chrysalids, Higher (3rd Series), The Dying Wish, Woyzeck and Solace.
MARRIAGE A LA MODE by Katherine Mansfield
Read by Jane Hollington
Jane’s theatre credits include A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg,
A Woman Of No Importance, Bottom's Dream, Impact, The Country Wife,
The Good Doctor and The Rape Queen. On TV she is best known for her performances in Benidorm and Coronation Street.
THE TINDERBOX by Hans Christian Anderson
Read by Mike Grady
Mike is best known for his role as Barry Wilkinson in the long-running BBC sitcom Last of the Summer Wine. Other TV credits include Citizen Smith,
Shakespeare & Hathaway, Endeavour, Vanity Fair, Midsomer Murders, Casualty and Skins. His films include Carry On Loving, The Return of the Pink Panther and Sherlock Holmes; A Game of Shadows.His theatre credits include
Seventeen, Taken At Midnight, Black Comedy, Henry VI and Much Ado About Nothing.
TOBERMORY by Saki
Read by Kevin McNally
Kevin has had a long and distinguished career both on screen and on stage. His film credits include Valkyrie, Legend, Conspiracy, Phantom of the Opera and has played the role of Gibbs in five Pirates and the Caribbean films. On TV he’s appeared in Downton Abbey, Shackleton, 24: Live Another Day, Supernatural and Designated Survivor. His theatre credits include Boeing Boeing, The Lady in the Van, Naked, Dead Funny, The Iceman Cometh and the title role of King Lear at The Globe.
BOULE DE SUIF by Guy de Maupassant
Read by Kathryn Pogson
Kathryn’s TV credits include Vera, Midsomer Murders
Foyle's War, The Last of the Blonde Bombshells, The Bill, Eskimo Day, Family Money and Reckless. On film she has appeared in The Arbor, The Life Class, The Last Hangman, Breakfast on Pluto, Company of Wolves and Terry Gilliam’s Brazil. Her theatre credits include Antigone, The Bachae, Blood Wedding, 66 Books, Legacy, Carver, Girl Watching, Just Between Ourselves and Cherished Disappointments of Love.
THE MIXER by P.G.Wodehouse
Read by Tim McInnerny
Tim is probably best known for playing the roles of Lord Percy in two series of Blackadder and Captain Darling in Blackadder Goes Forth. Other TV and film roles include Notting Hill, 101 Dalmatians, Peterloo, Eddie The Eagle,
Edge of Darkness, New Tricks and Game of Thrones. On stage he has appeared in Scenes From An Execution, What The Butler Saw,
Hedda Gabler, Othello, The Lady From The Sea and Mappa Mundi.
THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE by Oscar Wilde
Read by Tom Clegg
Tom’s theatre credits include Twelfth Night, Skrik, Greyscale, Broken and Buggy Baby. On television, he has played roles in A Discovery Of Witches, The Trip To Spain, Doctors, And Then There Were None
and Doctors. His varied audio work includes The Ten Types Of Human,
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, First Of The Tudors and The Sinking Admiral.
BIRDS by Bruno Schulz
Read by Matthew Zajac
Matthew’s recent work includes Shetland, One of US and Still Game (BBC) on TV and the feature films The Crucifixion & Valhalla Rising. He is Artistic Director of Dogstar Theatre Company which tours throughout Scotland and internationally. He won Best Actor at the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland for his performance in his solo play The Tailor of Inverness, which has been seen across the world.
THE INN by Guy de Maupassant
Read by Hugh Ross
Hugh's TV credits include The Team, An Honourable Woman, Poirot, Absolutely Fabulous, Midsomer Murders and notably as Major Mungo Munro in Sharpe’s Gold, Sharpe’s Battle and Sharpe’s Sword. Films include Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, Patriot Games, Trainspotting, Charlotte Gray, Before You Go, The Four Feathers, and most recently The Iron Lady. Recent theatre includes Twelfth Night for English Touring Theatre, Macbeth with James McAvoy and Hamlet with John Simm.
BLOCKED by Zadie Smith
Read by Adeel Akhtar
Adeel’s screen credits include Four Lions, Pan, The Dictator, Capital, River, The Night Manager, Back to Life, Utopia and The Nest. In 2016 Akhtar appeared as Shahzad in the BBC one-off drama Murdered by My Father for which he received a BAFTA for Best Actor. On stage he has appeared in
A Christmas Carol, Hamlet, Satyagraha, Wuthering Heights and In My Name.
THE NECKLACE by Guy de Maupassant
Read by Phyllis Logan
Phyllis is probably best known for playing Mrs Hughes in six series of Downton Abbey. Other screen credits include Doctor Who, Girlfiriends, Good Karma Hospital, Bones: The Lost Love In The Foreign Land, Vera, Touch Of Frost and Lovejoy. On stage she has appeared in Switzerland, Present Laughter, Richard III, Gaucho, Marvin's Room, On The Edge,
Minor Complications and The Hired Man.
OH, WHISTLE, AND I'LL COME TO YOU, MY LAD by M.R. James
Read by Andy Nyman
Andy's TV includes: Hanna, Wanderlust, The Eichmann Show, Psychobitches, Campus, Dead Set and Peaky Blinders. On film he has appeared in
The Commuter, Death at a funeral, Kick-Ass2, The Glassman, Black Death,
The Brothers Bloom, Severence and Judy. His theatre credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Hangmen, Assassins, Abigail's Party and Ghost Stories.
A PAINFUL CASE by James Joyce
Read by Paul Rhys
Paul's theatre credits include Uncle Vanya, The Master & Margarita, Measure For Measure, Hamlet, King Lear and Long Day's Journey Into Night. On TV he has appeared in Discovery Of Witches, Rellik, Turn, Victoria and Casanova.
His films include Eliminate Archie, Unknown Things, Hellraiser:d Deader and The 10 Commandments.
THE LUMBER ROOM by Saki
Read by Preston Nyman
Preston's film and television credits include Crooked House, Catch-22,
Silent Witness, This Country of Ours, Doctors, Doc Martin and Stath Lets Flats.
On stage he played George in George’s Marvellous Medicine (2017/18, Curve/Rose Kingston/UK Tour) and appeared in Ghost Stories at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith and in its West End run at the Ambassadors.
THE LADY WITH THE DOG by Anton Chekhov
Read by Peter Wight
Peter's TV credits include A Confession, This Time with Alan Partridge , Vanity Fair, The Crown Series 2 and Brief Encounters. His extensive theatre career includes roles in Uncle Vanya, Rosmersholm, Early Doors Live,
The Birthday Party and Hamlet. His film credits include Only You,
The Sense of an Ending, Another Mother's Son, Tresspass Against Us and
BLACK FLOWER by Edna O'Brien
Read by Suzanne Bertish
Suzanne has had a long and distinguished career within Film, TV and the Theatre. She was nominated for a Tony for The Moliére Comedies and has appeared on Broadway in Machinal, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Wit, Salome
and the RSC's The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Her screen credits include The Hunger, Bent, Red Dwarf and The Upside of Anger.
THE TELL-TALE HEART by Edgar Allan Poe
Read by David Horovitch
David is probably best remembered for his performance as Inspector Slack in Miss Marple. His numerous other TV credits include Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders and Holby City. He has played leading parts at The National Theatre and The RSC, played Handel in All the Angels at The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and performed in The West End many times. His films include
Mr Turner, 102 Dalmatians and Solomon & Gaenor.
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Read by Tabitha Grove
Tabitha has toured in The Good Doctor, Broken and Impact with ClapTrap Theatre, Sherlock Holmes, A Working Hypothesis with the Flanagan Collective and most recently The Barber and Sue and Hiding with Me & Thee Theatre -
a joint collaboration with playwright Libby Pearson.
She is also a professional costumier working on such productions as ITV's Victoria and Tiger Aspect's Peaky Blinders.
SREDNI VASHTAR by Saki
Read by Simon Callow
Simon is an acclaimed actor, writer and director. His varied theatrical career includes creating the role of Mozart in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus. His many one-man shows include Tuesday’s at Tesco’s, The Mystery of Charles Dickens, Being Shakespeare, De Profundis, A Christmas Carol, and Inside Wagner’s Head. He has appeared in many films including A Room with a View, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, Phantom of the Opera, Viceroys House and Hampstead.
SUNSTROKE by Ivan Bunin
Read by David Morrissey
David's television work includes The Singapore Grip, Inside No.9, Britannia,
The City And The City, The Missing, Dr Who, Blackpool, State Of Play and the award winning series The Walking Dead.
His varied theatre credits include The End Of History, Julius Caesar, Hangmen, Macbeth , Peer Gynt, King John and In A Dark Dark House.
TALENT by Anton Chekhov
Read by Amber James
Amber’s theatre work includes Anthony and Cleopatra, Troilus and Cressida and Dido, Queen of Carthage for the Royal Shakespeare Company; Snowflake, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Streetcar Named Desire, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Vassa, The Gathered Leaves and Much Ado About Nothing. In television and film she has appeared in Doc Martin, Doctors and Ransom.
AN UNCOMFORTABLE BED by Guy de Maupassant
Read by Hugh Simon
Hugh is best known for his portrayal of the character Malcolm Wynn-Jones in the television series Spooks. His other TV credits include Shackleton, Attachments, Cold Feet, North Square, Big Bad World, and Unusual Suspects (an episode of Highlander: The Series).
He has also appeared on stage in the 2005 London revival of Epitaph for George Dillon, and in the film Possession.
THE ROCKING HORSE WINNER by DH Lawrence
Read by Hugh Bonneville
Hugh is probably most recognised for his portrayal of Robert Crawley,
Earl of Grantham in ITV’s historical drama Downton Abbey. It ran for six series and, in 2019, was turned into a major motion picture. Other film and television credits include Paddington, The Hollow Crown, Notting Hill, Monuments Men, Iris, W1A, Twenty Twelve, Rev and Doctor Who.
His varied stage career includes roles in Shadowlands, An Enemy of the People, The Cherry Moo, Cloaca, US and Them and The Handyman.