Friday Favorites

Friday Favorite: British Men: Bedtime Stories

If you loved British Men: Poetry and Prose, you’re in for a treat this week. Our Favorite really has nothing to do with history or romance, but it’s just too darn cute to ignore. The compiler describes the collection like this: “Loki, Sherlock, Mr. Thornton, Captain Wentworth, The Doctor. Enjoy.”

We will 😀

http://8tracks.com/sadarcy/british-men-bedtime-stories

Tom Hiddleston and Cookie Monster

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Friday Favorite: Tennant and Cumberbatch in Mansfield Park

Mansfield ParkThey’re back!

Last May, BBC Radio 4 re-aired a radio play of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, in celebration of the novel’s 200th birthday. The cast included David Tennant as Tom, Benedict Cumberbatch as Edmund, and Felicity Jones as Fanny Price.

And now you can have a copy of your very own 🙂

Amazon UK has the CD in stock, while Amazon.com has a US release date of March 1. Can’t wait on the American side of the Pond? Audible also has it as a digital download, available now.

 

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Friday Favorite: David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch read Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park is 200 years old this month, and BBC is celebrating! Beginning Monday, May 12, BBC Radio 4 will be re-airing a radio play of Jane Austen’s third novel that was first recorded in 2003, featuring David Tennant as Tom and Benedict Cumberbatch as Edmund. The 10-part broadcast will begin at 2:00 BST, and a new installment will air each day over the course of two weeks.

Not in the UK? Never fear, overseas listeners can tune in here.

More information can be found here.

David Bennedict

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Friday Favorite: British Men Poetry & Prose

 

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My good friend Emily shared this with me earlier in the week, and I haven’t been the same since 🙂

For your listening pleasure, this week’s Favorite is a playlist put together by 8tracks user SADarcy. It includes a Pride and Prejudice excerpt read by Matthew Macfaddyen, Several Shakespeare sonnets read by David Tennant, and an excerpt of North and South read by Richard Armitage. Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch also feature prominently, and Kenneth Branagh and Alan Rickman make appearances as well.

Ready?

Listen here.

See the full list of poems and excerpts here.

Enjoy!