John le Carre reads Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure story, abridged by Katrin Williams.


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01The Old Sea Dog2007123120100314Jim Hawkins finds the treasure map in old Billy Bones' sea-chest, and the adventure begins.
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.
Jim Hawkins finds the treasure map in old Billy Bones' sea-chest.
Jim Hawkins finds the treasure map in old Billy Bones's sea-chest.
02The Sea Cook2008010120100321John le Carre reads Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure story, abridged by Katrin Williams.
Jim meets the crippled sea cook Long John Silver and soon discovers that there is much more to him than meets the eye.
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.
Jim meets Long John Silver and soon discovers that there is more to him than meets the eye
03The Man Of The Island2008010220100328John le Carre reads Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure story, abridged by Katrin Williams.
Jim begins his exploration of the island and encounters the castaway Ben Gunn.
04Israel Hands20080103201004044/5
John le Carre reads one of the greatest of all adventure stories, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Abridged in 5 parts by Katrin Williams.
When a mysterious sailor dies in sinister circumstances at the Admiral Benbow inn, young Jim Hawkins stumbles across a treasure map among the dead man's possessions.
But Jim soon becomes only too aware that he is not the only one who knows of the map's existence, and his bravery and cunning are tested to the full when, with his friends Squire Trelawney and Dr Livesey, he sets sail in the Hispaniola to track down the treasure horde.
With its swift-moving plot and memorably drawn characters - Blind Pew and Black Dog, the castaway Ben Gunn and the charming but dangerous Long John Silver - Stevenson's tale of pirates, treachery and heroism was an immediate success when it was first published in 1883 and has retained its place as one of the greatest of all adventure stories.
John le Carre is well-known as a superb reader of his own work and has received high praise for his recent readings for BBC Radio - The Tailor of Panama in 1997, Single & Single in 1999, The Constant Gardener in 2001 and Absolute Friends in 2004.
In 2002 he read Robert Graves' Goodbye To All That for BBC Radio 4.
Treasure Island provides ample opportunity for le Carre to show off his talents as a performer, as he animates a cast of characters from pompous members of the landed gentry to vicious pirates.
The producer is David Blount.
This is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4.
Jim finds himself locked in mortal combat with a vicious and cunning pirate.
Jim finds himself in mortal combat with a vicious and cunning pirate.
05 LASTThe Treasure Hunt2008010420100411John le Carre reads one of the greatest of all adventure stories, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Abridged in 5 parts by Katrin Williams.
When a mysterious sailor dies in sinister circumstances at the Admiral Benbow inn, young Jim Hawkins stumbles across a treasure map among the dead man's possessions.
But Jim soon becomes only too aware that he is not the only one who knows of the map's existence, and his bravery and cunning are tested to the full when, with his friends Squire Trelawney and Dr Livesey, he sets sail in the Hispaniola to track down the treasure horde.
With its swift-moving plot and memorably drawn characters - Blind Pew and Black Dog, the castaway Ben Gunn and the charming but dangerous Long John Silver - Stevenson's tale of pirates, treachery and heroism was an immediate success when it was first published in 1883 and has retained its place as one of the greatest of all adventure stories.
John le Carre is well-known as a superb reader of his own work and has received high praise for his recent readings for BBC Radio - The Tailor of Panama in 1997, Single & Single in 1999, The Constant Gardener in 2001 and Absolute Friends in 2004.
In 2002 he read Robert Graves' Goodbye To All That for BBC Radio 4.
Treasure Island provides ample opportunity for le Carre to show off his talents as a performer, as he animates a cast of characters from pompous members of the landed gentry to vicious pirates.
The producer is David Blount.
This is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4.
Jim Hawkins and the pirates, led by Long John Silver, search for Flint's buried treasure.
Jim Hawkins and the pirates, led by Long John Silver, go in search of Flint's buried treasure.

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  • Unknown: Louis Stevenson
  • Dramatised By: John Scotney
  • Director: Martin Jenkins.
  • Long John Silver: Peter Jeffrey
  • Israel Hands: Glyn Houston
  • Ben Gunn: Hugh Paddick
  • Squire Trelawney: John Moffatt
  • Dr Livesey: Geoffrey Whitehead
  • Jim Hawkins: Ben Rodska
  • Flint: David King
  • Billy Bones: Brian Haines
  • Mrs Hawkins: Tessa Worsley
  • Mrs Silver: Tessa Worsley
  • Black Dog: Michael Kilgarriff
  • Anderson: Michael Kilgarriff
  • Blind Pew: Anthony Hall
  • Dick: Brian Miller
  • Tom Morgan: John Bull
  • George Merry: John Hollis
  • Dance: Paul Downing
  • Gray: Paul Downing
  • Joyce: David Goodland
  • Commander: David Goodland
  • Captain Smollett: Stephen Thorne
  • Allan: Charles Simpson
  • Rating: Charles Simpson
  • Captain Flint: Wally K Daly

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