A brand new comedy series from award-winning stand-up comedian Bridget Christie. As Bridget Christie struggles to come to terms with current world events - Kim Jong-un, the melting polar ice caps, the Brexit negotiations and Nick Knowles singing a cover of The Beatles' "Here Comes The Sun", she embarks on a comic quest for her Utopia - a way of living that will make her less anxious and enable her to have her first happy wee since the Brexit vote in 2016. Bridget explores politically disengaging, spirituality, moving to the country and being super rich - to see if any of that will make her happier. Will not reading the papers, abstaining from all social media and not watching rolling news reports bring a smile to Bridget's face? Could yoga, Hinduism or becoming a nun be the answer to all her problems? What about living on a rural commune? Or auditioning for a lucrative TK Maxx commercial? Or will life still be completely rubbish? Recorded in front of a live studio audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Starring: Bridget Christie With special guests Mike Christie, Leyla Hussein, Sister Agatha & Fran Blockley Producers: Simon Nicholls and Alison Vernon-Smith Image credit: Idil Sukan A BBC Studios Production 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bridget Christie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003653/bk_rhuk_003653_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Olympic Games have become the single greatest festival of a universal and cosmopolitan humanity. Seventeen days of sporting competition watched and followed on every continent and in every country on the planet. Simply the greatest show on earth. Yet when the modern games were inaugurated in Athens in 1896, the founders thought them a 'display of manly virtue', an athletic celebration of the kind of amateur gentleman who would rule the world. How was such a ritual invented? Why did it prosper, and how has it been so utterly transformed?In The Games, David Goldblatt - winner of the 2015 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award - takes on a breathtakingly ambitious search for the answers and brilliantly unravels the complex strands of this history. Beginning with the Olympics as a sporting sideshow at the great World's Fairs of the Belle Epoque and transformation into a global media spectacular care of Hollywood and the Nazi party, The Games shows how sport and the Olympics have been a battlefield in the global Cold War, a defining moment of epic social and economic change in host cities and countries and a theatre of resistance for women and athletes of colour once excluded from the show. Illuminated with dazzling vignettes from over a century of Olympic completion, this stunningly researched history captures the excitement of sporting brilliance and the kaleidoscopic experience of the games. It shows us how this sporting spectacle has come to reflect the world we hope to inhabit and the one we actually live in. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000946/bk_macm_000946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.