Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

The Daniel Defoe BBC radio drama collection

by Daniel Defoe and Phillip Palmer

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Audiobooks of the Month Historical Fiction Relationship Stories The Evergreens

The Daniel Defoe BBC radio drama collection Synopsis

Three lively retellings of Daniel Defoe's classic novels, plus two bonus programmes about his extraordinary life and far-reaching influence. Robinson Crusoe and his Farther Adventures An imaginative blend of the famous castaway tale and its lesser-known sequel, this thrilling drama sees Crusoe setting sail for the far north.

Facing danger in the Siberian wastes, he keeps terror at bay by telling his companions campfire tales of his many adventures on his beloved island.

Starring Tim McInnerney as Crusoe. Moll Flanders When Daniel Defoe meets Elizabeth Atkins in Newgate jail, she recounts her stranger-than-fiction story of a rags-to-riches life that took her from prostitution to prosperity - but culminated in destitution.

Inspired, Defoe mixes fact and fiction to re-invent her as one of his most engaging characters: Moll Flanders.

Starring Ben Miles as Defoe and Jessica Hynes as Elizabeth Atkins. A Journal of the Plague Year Writing a fictional journal of the Great Plague of 1665, Defoe soon comes to be haunted by the characters he is conjuring.

Starring Ben Miles as Defoe. This exciting new collection of reinvented tales will also include two bonus programmes about Daniel Defoe himself:Defoe: Merchant, Writer, Convict, Spy by Philip Palmer - A biographical drama about Defoe's life, starring Ben Miles as Defoe and Niamh Cusack as his wife Mary. Defoe: The Facts and Fictions - A documentary by Mark Lawson, exploring the far-reaching influence of the pioneering author.

Win a pair of tickets for events at the Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival on Sunday 5th May!

Win a pair of tickets for events at the Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival on Sunday 5th May!

Closing date: 31/03/2019

The prize is one pair of tickets for two events on Sunday 5th May - the Debut Novelists Panel 1.15 to 2.15pm and Emma Darwin’s conversation with Jane Wenham-Jones on her new book This is Not A Book About Charles Darwin (3.30-4.30). Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter. One winner will be awarded a pair of tickets for two events on Sunday the 5th May. The draw closes on 31st March 2019. The winners will be notified by 5th April 2019.

Enter Now

If you loved this, you might like these...

The Waves
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Emma
Frankenstein

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781787533424
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9781787533424
Publication date: 3rd January 2019
Author: Daniel Defoe and Phillip Palmer
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
Format: Audiobook
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Audiobooks of the Month, Classics, Historical Fiction, Relationship Stories, The Evergreens,
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945), Historical fiction,

About Daniel Defoe and Phillip Palmer

More About Daniel Defoe and Phillip Palmer

Share this book