In each program they play pieces of really beautiful, (mostly) classical music, interspersed with little bits of poetry and prose. The readings are done by different British actors, and are related to a particular theme each time. They programs are available for listening to for seven days after their initial broadcast on the BBC iplayer.
Sadly, and I'm sorry, but I forgot to tell you about the installment on May first, titled Self Improvement, and read by our Matthew Madfadyen, who has a wonderful voice ...
... and also the lovely Anna Maxwell Martin, who also has a wonderful voice, and whom you may remember fondly from both Bleak House and North and South.
An event not-to-be-missed. Matthew reads with an American accent in one bit, from The Great Gatsby. It's interesting to hear. And Anna's careful voice while reading Isaac Watts' "How doth the little busy bee" is so satisfying to listen to.
So I went looking, and found a link here at this French website (thank you, French fans of Matthew Macfadyen, whom I am sure agree with me that D'Artagnan should not be played by a California boy) to download it here as an .mp3. I did it, and it worked just fine. At the right under Premium Download (don't hit that) you will see time counting down. When it stops, a button will appear that says Regular download. Hit that, and download the .mp3 to your computer. And then listen to it with headphones on while you do something else. :) It's lovely.