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BBC Learning English Drama

Dramas for English language learners from BBC World Service. Improve your English with retellings of stories classic and new. Each episode is between 6 and 10 minutes long.

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Jamaica Inn: Part 1: Meet Mary Yellan

Listen to our 10-part adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel, Jamaica Inn.

6mins

15 May 2020

Rank #1

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Alice in Wonderland: Part 1: Down the rabbit hole

Alice is an ordinary girl, until the day a white rabbit runs past her, saying "I'm late!"

6mins

24 Jul 2020

Rank #2

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English At Work: Episode 1: Language for interviews

Anna wants to join Tip Top Trading. Can she pass the interview?

4mins

2 Oct 2020

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Jamaica Inn: Part 2: A cold and lonely place

Mary arrives at Jamaica Inn and meets her Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss.

7mins

22 May 2020

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English At Work: Episode 21: Don't panic!

Anna's been chosen to head up the company's stock management. But she needs help!

5mins

19 Feb 2021

Rank #5

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English At Work: Episode 2: The Interruption

Anna’s job interview continues. But with all the pressure, she has frozen mid-sentence...

3mins

9 Oct 2020

Rank #6

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Alice in Wonderland: Part 3: The Caucus-race

Alice meets all sorts of creatures as she swims around in a pool of her tears.

5mins

7 Aug 2020

Rank #7

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Alice in Wonderland: Part 2: The pool of tears

Alice can't stay the same size for more than a few minutes. She cries a pool of tears.

5mins

31 Jul 2020

Rank #8

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English At Work: Episode 3: The Crisis

Denise explains why she's in a state of panic. Learn language for making suggestions.

4mins

16 Oct 2020

Rank #9

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English At Work: Episode 20: The Team Meeting

An office meeting has been scheduled, but the boss is late! Will Anna take charge?

4mins

12 Feb 2021

Rank #10

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Alice in Wonderland: Part 7: A mad tea-party

Alice finds the Hatter and the March Hare having a very strange tea-party.

4mins

4 Sep 2020

Rank #11

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English At Work: Episode 22: The smoker

Anna is off to meet Mr Ingle, the warehouse manager, to discuss stock management.

4mins

26 Feb 2021

Rank #12

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Alice in Wonderland: Part 5: Advice from a caterpillar

Alice is beginning to wonder who she is, when a caterpillar gives her some advice...

6mins

21 Aug 2020

Rank #13

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Jamaica Inn: Part 9: The Vicar of Altarnum

Mary wants to talk to the vicar about the murder of her uncle, but he's not there.

7mins

10 Jul 2020

Rank #14

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English At Work: Episode 4: Doing lunch

Anna is determined to be friendly with her new colleagues and to make a good impression.

4mins

23 Oct 2020

Rank #15

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Alice in Wonderland: Part 4: The White Rabbit's house

Alice is too big to fit inside the White Rabbit's house.

5mins

14 Aug 2020

Rank #16

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Jamaica Inn: Part 10: The truth is out

Mary has a dangerous journey ahead, but help comes from an unexpected place.

6mins

17 Jul 2020

Rank #17

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Jamaica Inn: Part 8: A shocking discovery

Mary's uncle is planning to escape from Jamaica Inn. He fears someone wants to kill him.

5mins

3 Jul 2020

Rank #18

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English At Work: Episode 5: The Queen of Sheba

Anna turns to her colleagues to ask for help, but upsets Denise by sounding too bossy.

4mins

30 Oct 2020

Rank #19

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Alice in Wonderland: Part 10: Alice's evidence

Alice is at the trial. Will the Queen let her escape without a punishment?

5mins

25 Sep 2020

Rank #20