2000 Tales

When a group of travellers take shelter from a storm in a motorway service station, they soon find that everyone has a story to tell.

All this week, 21 writers celebrate Chaucer on the 600th anniversary of his death.

Note that there were five Afternoon Plays on Radio 4, plus a Sunday Play on Radio 3 featuring a different selection.

Episodes

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01Prologue, Funeral Orator, Fisherman, Dj Who Used To Be A Nun2000102320041227 (BBC7)
20041228 (BBC7)

When a group of travellers take shelter from a storm in a motorway service station, they soon find that everyone has a story to tell.

All this week, 21 writers celebrate Chaucer on the 600th anniversary of his death.

Note that there were five Afternoon Plays on Radio 4, plus a Sunday Play on Radio 3 featuring a different selection.`Prologue' by Sebastian Bacziewicz; `The Funeral Orator's Tale' by Christina Reid; `The Fisherman's Tale' by Nick Darke; `The Disc Jockey who Used to Be a Nun's Tale - Prologue' by Marcy Kahan.

With Robert Glenister, Zita Sattar, Frances Tomelty, Carl Grosse and Eleanor Bron.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

02Dj Who Used To Be A Nun, Old Wife, Banker, Old Girl2000102420041228 (BBC7)
20041229 (BBC7)

`The DJ who Used to Be a Nun's Tale' by Marcy Kahan; `The Old Wife's Tale' by Peter Sansom, `The Banker's Tale' by Rukhsana Ahmad; `The Old Girl's Tale' by Kara Miller.

With Zita Sattar, Eleanor Bron, Elizabeth Spriggs and Priyanga Elan.

03Teacher, Quiet Gentleman's Barber, Slapper2000102520041229 (BBC7)
20041230 (BBC7)

`The Teacher's Tale' by Glynn Maxwell; `The Quiet Gentlemen's Barber's Tale' by Jeremy Front; `The Slapper's Tale' by Sarah Daniels.

With Zita Sattar, Joseph Fiennes, Warren Mitchell and Lesley Manville.

Directed by Mary Peate.

04Politician, Editor, Good Woman2000102620041230 (BBC7)
20041231 (BBC7)

`The Politician's Tale' by Kara Miller; `The Editor's Tale' by John Mortimer; `The Good Woman's Tale' by Lin Coghlan.

With Zita Sattar, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Mary Wimbush and David Swift.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Tracey Neale.

05Pleasurewear Sales Rep, Rector, Publicist2000102720041231 (BBC7)
20050101 (BBC7)

`The Pleasurewear Sales Rep's Tale' by Gill Adams; `The Rector's Tale' by Andrew Rissik; `The Publicist's Tale' by Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

With Jessica Stevens, Joss Ackland, Henry Goodman and Pip Donaghy.

Directed by Mary Peate.

Prologue, Nisha, Colonel, Actors Agent, Max, Mother Feeding Her Child, Former Househusband, Shepherd, Young Man20001029

`The Prologue and Nisha's Tale' by Sebastian Backiewicz. `The Colonel's Tale' by Leigh Jackson. `The Actor's Agent's Tale' by Iain Heggie. `Max's Tale' by Harwant Bains. `The Tale of a Mother Feeding Her Child' by Mahesh Dattani. `The Former Househusband's Tale' by Liz Lochhead. `The Shepherd's Tale' by Barrie Keeffe. `The Young Man's Tale' by Sally Pomme Clayton. Part of Radio 3's celebrations to mark the 600th anniversary of Geoffrey Chaucer's death.