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Winner of the Writers Guild Award for Best Radio Comedy and the Comedy.co.uk awards for Best Radio Sketch Show! Celia Imrie, Alison Steadman, John Bird and Rebecca Front are among the cast of these BBC Radio 4 comedy dramas from the writer and producers of Cabin Pressure. These six self-contained duologues, each one brimming with humour and charm, come from the pen of John Finnemore, author and star of the award-winning John Finnemore´s Souvenir Programme. ´A Flock of Tigers´. 1934. Edmund and Dolorosa are sharing a train carriage - and embarking on an unexpected adventure. Starring Charles Edwards and Celia Imrie. ´Wysinnwyg´. In the Sales Support Department of Willard & Son, new girl Kerry meets Adele. Starring Alison Steadman and Isy Suttie. ´Red-Handed´. Arriving home early, Joel is surprised by an unexpected visitor named Henry. Starring John Bird and Lawry Lewin. ´The Goliath Window´. It is 1820, and Mark and Luke have arranged an appointment in the vestry of St Anne´s Church, Mayton Chennett. Starring Simon Kane and John Finnemore. ´English for Pony-Lovers´. In a German guest house, Elke is waiting to receive an English lesson from Lorna. Starring Rebecca Front and Beth Mullen. ´Hot Desk´. A receptionist and a security guard meet every day at 7am and 7pm to hand over a desk. Starring Matthew Baynton and Jenny Bede. With a star cast, memorable characters, witty dialogue and beautifully crafted plots, these heart-warming plays are an utter joy. Duration: 3 hours approx 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alison Steadman, Celia Imrie, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002299/bk_rhuk_002299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a believer, there are two ways for a person to live; one is to do everything yourself/by your own power and the other way is to do things by completely relying on and functioning by his power that comes from the Holy Spirit. Incidentally, the choice is yours. God does not force us to rely on him, even though he expects us to do so. To a large extent those who fail to rely on God always regret it! David in the Book of Samuel clearly understood the impact derived from complete reliant on the Holy Spirit when he came to battle with Goliath is first Samuel 17. He declared: ´´You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.´´ Paul had a similar experience in second Corinthians chapter 1v8-11 8: ´´We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. 9 Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. 10 He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, 11 as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Martinez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023857/bk_acx0_023857_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, ´Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me. If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us.´ Then the Philistine said, ´This day I defy the armies of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.´...David said to the Philistine, ´You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I´ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.´ - 1 Samuel 17 Today, the term ´´Philistine´´ is often used as a euphemism for a person who is particularly uncouth, uncultured, ignorant, and possibly violent. Most people probably do not know the etymology of the word when they use it, and those that do probably only know the Philistines as villains from the Old Testament who were the eternal enemies of the Hebrews prior to and immediately after the latter formed the kingdom of Israel. Others may know the Philistines from the Biblical story of David and Goliath, as the ´´giant´´ was not only much larger than David but also a Philistine leader who commanded a large host of men. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037342/bk_acx0_037342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.