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Dramas for English language learners from BBC World Service. Improve your English with retellings of stories classic and new. Each episode is between 6 and 10 minutes long.

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Dramas for English language learners from BBC World Service. Improve your English with retellings of stories classic and new. Each episode is between 6 and 10 minutes long.
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Gulliver's Travels, Part 2

War with Blefuscu. Gulliver becomes involved in a battle between two islands of tiny people
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Gulliver's Travels, Part 1

Gulliver arrives in the land of Lilliput… but will the natives be friendly
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Frankenstein: Part 10

The Creature reappears in the Arctic and boards the boat which has rescued Viktor Frankenstein
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Frankenstein: Part 9

Viktor Frankenstein gets married and is happy again. But will it last long?
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Frankenstein: Part 8

Viktor Frankenstein is in the Arctic trying to find a monster
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Frankenstein: Part 7

Viktor Frankenstein goes to Britain and works alone to build a bride for the Creature
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Frankenstein: Part 6

The Creature explains the killings and offers to leave everybody in peace...
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Frankenstein: Part 5

The Creature is on the run and finally meets a good family. Will they accept it?
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Frankenstein: Part 4

Viktor Frankenstein meets the Creature at last. Will they be friends or have a fight?
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Frankenstein: Part 3

A murder takes Viktor Frankenstein back to his hometown in the latest episode of our dramatisation of Mary Shelley's famous novel
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Frankenstein: Part 2

Viktor Frankenstein is ready to give life to a creature, but is this really a wise thing to do?
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Frankenstein: Part 1

A passion for science
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The Importance of Being Earnest, Part 10

Join us for the final episode of our drama. It's time to find out who the real Ernest is...
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The Importance of Being Earnest, Part 9

Lady Bracknell makes a surprise appearance. And she's not pleased that Algernon is in love with Cecily
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The Importance of Being Earnest, Part 8

It's time for the men to admit they're not called Ernest
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The Importance of Being Earnest, Part 7

Cecily and Gwendolen both think they're engaged to someone called Ernest. When they meet it can't go well, can it?
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The Importance of Being Earnest, Part 6

Algernon has fallen madly in love with Cecily. But when he tells her about his deep emotions, what she says surprises him
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The Importance of Being Earnest, Part 5

Jack returns home to find Algernon trying to win Cecily's heart
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The Importance of Being Earnest, Part 4

Algernon decides to pay Cecily a visit, pretending to Ernest.
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The Importance of Being Earnest, Part 3

Jack has proposed to his darling Gwendolen, and she has accepted.
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The Importance of Being Earnest, Part 2

Algernon and Jack reveal they both lead double lives. But can Jack win the heart of the woman he really loves?
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The Importance of Being Earnest, Part 1

Journey back with us into Victorian England in this classic play by Oscar Wilde. In the first episode we meet our young heroes as they search for love
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Jamaica Inn: Part 10

The Vicar of Altarnum knows the awful truth about who killed Mary's uncle and aunt. She has a dangerous journey ahead now, but help comes from an unexpected place
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Jamaica Inn: Part 9

Mary goes to talk to the vicar but he has something important to tell her
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Jamaica Inn: Part 8

A shocking discovery
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Jamaica Inn: Part 7

Mary discovers what Joss and his gang of bad men really get up to
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Jamaica Inn: Part 6

Mary goes to the horse market with Jem, but things don't go to plan...
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Jamaica Inn: Part 5

Mary gets lost on the moor, but she meets a man who offers to help her. Who is he - and can he be trusted?
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Jamaica Inn: Part 4

Mary finds herself attracted to a visitor to Jamaica Inn. But who is he - and can he be trusted? Meanwhile, another visitor discovers some suspicious objects in an upstairs room
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Jamaica Inn: Part 3

Mary sees something strange going on outside her window. What's going on and why is someone talking about murder?
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Jamaica Inn: Part 2

Mary arrives at Jamaica Inn and meets her Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss. Immediately she discovers what a mean and scary man her uncle is
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Jamaica Inn: Part 1

When Mary's mother dies, she goes to live with her aunt and uncle who run the Jamaica Inn. On her journey there she is warned to keep away. But why?
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The Race: Episode 10

Do Phil and his crew make it back to London in time? Or will he fail in his challenge?
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Multiple careers

Are the days of a job for life over?
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The Race: Episode 9

Plain sailing: Captain Phil takes charge - but does he know the ropes?
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The Race: Episode 8

Heave-ho: How do lobsters leave Phil sailing the yacht on his own?
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The Race: Episode 7

Shipwrecked: Will the crew be stuck on a desert island forever?
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The Race: Episode 6

Find our yacht! Could this be the end for the round-the-world adventure?
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The Race: Episode 5

Land ahoy! Where have the crew sailed to now?
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The Race: Episode 4

Find out how Phil’s journey is going as he continues his round-the-world trip
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