Bleak Expectations: The Complete Fifth Series

Bleak Expectations: The Complete Fifth Series

CD-Audio Bleak Expectations Complete Series

By (author) Mark Evans, Read by Tom Allen, Read by Anthony Head, Read by Full Cast, Read by Richard Johnson

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  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 125mm x 142mm x 24mm | 170g
  • Publication date: 7 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Bath
  • ISBN 10: 1445890844
  • ISBN 13: 9781445890845
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 379,058

Product description

The epic Victorian comedy returns with more of the remarkable adventures of Pip Bin as he battles his evil ex-guardian Mr Gently Benevolent (Anthony Head) in six more chapters of tragedies and triumphs in the style of Charles Dickens after too much gin. The magnificent cast features Richard Johnson, Anthony Head, Geoffrey Whitehead, Sarah Hadland, James Bachman, Susy Kane and Mark Evans. Series Five begins with Pip Bin beginning to miss the conflict with his absent evil nemesis Mr Gently Benevolent when he receives an intriguing invitation to a house party with Britain's poshest man. But one of the other guests may not be all he seems...'Bleak Expectations' is written by Mark Evans and produced by Gareth Edwards, whose other collaborations include 'The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff', 'That Mitchell and Webb Sound' and 'That Mitchell and Webb Look'. Contains all 6 episodes from the fifth radio series. 'A freshly minted comedy classic' - The Guardian. 3 CDs. 2 hrs 48 mins.

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Author information

Mark Evans (Author) Mark Evans is a comedy writer and performer whose radio writing credits include Week Ending, The Very World of Milton Jones and The Jack Docherty Show, but he is probably best known for That Mitchell and Webb Sound, That Mitchell and Webb Look and Bleak Expectations. He is also the author of the novelisation of Bleak Expectations, which was published in 2012 to great acclaim.

Review quote

"a brilliant Dickens pastiche by Mark Evans... scholarly, irreverent, affectionate and topical all at once" -- Gillian Reynolds Daily Telegraph