Brazzaville Beach

Fiona Shaw reads from William Boyd's award-winning novel, abridged by Yvonne Antrobus and produced by Pete Atkins; a CSA Telltapes Production.

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Hope Clearwater reflects on her life, while she studies wild chimpanzees in Africa. Award-winning novel read by Fiona Shaw.

Hope Clearwater reflects on her life, while she studies wild chimpanzees in Africa.

"My name is Hope Clearwater, I am young and single and possess numerous academic qualifications and live on Brazzaville Beach.

These are my two stories told concurrently."

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Hope Clearwater reflects on her life, while she studies wild chimpanzees in Africa. Award-winning novel read by Fiona Shaw.

Hope Clearwater reflects on her life, while she studies wild chimpanzees in Africa.

"My name is Hope Clearwater, I am young and single and possess numerous academic qualifications and live on Brazzaville Beach.

These are my two stories told concurrently."

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As she researches a community of wild chimpanzees in Africa, Hope sees parallels with her own life. Read by Fiona Shaw.

As she researches a community of wild chimpanzees in Africa, Hope sees parallels with her own life.

Unsettled by a horrible discovery, primate researcher Hope investigates further.

Unsettled by her discovery of a half-eaten baby chimp, primate researcher Hope investigates further.

Hope meets a mathematician and marries him.

I am looking for evidence to prove my boss at Grosso Avore wrong and discover my possessions rifled."

Unsettled by her discovery of a half-eaten chimp, primate researcher Hope Clearwater investigates further.

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20071023 (BBC7)
20081118 (BBC7)
20100511 (BBC7)
20130611 (BBC7)

As she researches a community of wild chimpanzees in Africa, Hope sees parallels with her own life. Read by Fiona Shaw.

As she researches a community of wild chimpanzees in Africa, Hope sees parallels with her own life.

Unsettled by a horrible discovery, primate researcher Hope investigates further.

Unsettled by her discovery of a half-eaten baby chimp, primate researcher Hope investigates further.

Hope meets a mathematician and marries him.

I am looking for evidence to prove my boss at Grosso Avore wrong and discover my possessions rifled."

Unsettled by her discovery of a half-eaten chimp, primate researcher Hope Clearwater investigates further.

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Remembering the past, Hope Clearwater journeys for provisions, until disaster strikes back at the camp. Read by Fiona Shaw.

Hope Clearwater journeys for provisions - remembering the past - until disaster strikes back at the camp.

Hope Clearwater is journeying for provisions when disaster strikes back at the camp.

Hope goes on a journey out for provisions.

Meanwhile, disaster strikes back at the camp.

Hope goes on a journey out for provisions and visits a friend and disaster strikes back at the camp.

"It's my turn for the provisioning run.

Visit Usman.

I discover a fire at the camp on my return.

Hope finds a job in Dorset and wonders about John's sanity."

Hope goes on a journey out for provisions and visits a friend; disaster strikes back at camp.

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Remembering the past, Hope Clearwater journeys for provisions, until disaster strikes back at the camp. Read by Fiona Shaw.

Hope Clearwater journeys for provisions - remembering the past - until disaster strikes back at the camp.

Hope Clearwater is journeying for provisions when disaster strikes back at the camp.

Hope goes on a journey out for provisions.

Meanwhile, disaster strikes back at the camp.

Hope goes on a journey out for provisions and visits a friend and disaster strikes back at the camp.

"It's my turn for the provisioning run.

Visit Usman.

I discover a fire at the camp on my return.

Hope finds a job in Dorset and wonders about John's sanity."

Hope goes on a journey out for provisions and visits a friend; disaster strikes back at camp.

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Hope sees chimp violence, but her superior Eugene refuses to believe her. The past still haunts her. Read by Fiona Shaw.

Hope sees chimp violence, but Eugene refuses to believe her. The past still haunts her.

Hope witnesses violence among the chimps, but her superior Eugene denies her conclusions.

Primate researcher Hope witnesses violence among the chimps, but her boss Eugene refuses to take her observations seriously.

"I visit the bush and witness Rita-Mae's horrific attack on Bobo.... Hope is thoroughly caught up with her work in Dorset and John is becoming more unstable.

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Hope sees chimp violence, but her superior Eugene refuses to believe her. The past still haunts her. Read by Fiona Shaw.

Hope sees chimp violence, but Eugene refuses to believe her. The past still haunts her.

Hope witnesses violence among the chimps, but her superior Eugene denies her conclusions.

Primate researcher Hope witnesses violence among the chimps, but her boss Eugene refuses to take her observations seriously.

"I visit the bush and witness Rita-Mae's horrific attack on Bobo.... Hope is thoroughly caught up with her work in Dorset and John is becoming more unstable.

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Hope tries to understand the violence shown by the chimpanzees - and also recalls John's behaviour.

Hope tries to understand the violence of the chimpanzees - and recalls John's behaviour.

Hope tries to understand the cruel behaviour of the chimps and John deteriorates further.

"Back in the bush, I see more terrible fighting amongst te chimps - John is getting worse and Hope discovers a note in his handwriting."

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Hope tries to understand the violence shown by the chimpanzees - and also recalls John's behaviour.

Hope tries to understand the violence of the chimpanzees - and recalls John's behaviour.

Hope tries to understand the cruel behaviour of the chimps and John deteriorates further.

"Back in the bush, I see more terrible fighting amongst te chimps - John is getting worse and Hope discovers a note in his handwriting."

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When Hope stands by her beliefs, her boss threatens to sack her.

When Hope stands by her belief that the chimps are attacking each other, her boss threatens to sack her.

"I make a trip to the city, post my article and see Usman.

Hope tests the credence of John's note with dire consequences.

Back in the bush Joao and I find Muffin dead.

"Reflecting on her past, Hope Clearwater stands by her belief about chimps - but her boss threatens the sack.

Hope Clearwater stands by her belief about chimps - but her boss threatens the sack.

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20081124 (BBC7)
20100517 (BBC7)

When Hope stands by her beliefs, her boss threatens to sack her.

When Hope stands by her belief that the chimps are attacking each other, her boss threatens to sack her.

"I make a trip to the city, post my article and see Usman.

Hope tests the credence of John's note with dire consequences.

Back in the bush Joao and I find Muffin dead.

"Reflecting on her past, Hope Clearwater stands by her belief about chimps - but her boss threatens the sack.

Hope Clearwater stands by her belief about chimps - but her boss threatens the sack.

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Hope takes Eugene to see the chimps' behaviour but she is deeply shocked by his reaction.

"John has moved out, Hope visits him.

The Clearwater Set.

Mallabar comes with me to witness the fighting himself.

A disaster.

I go with Ian Vail on a provisioning run but come up against a road block."

Hope takes Eugene to watch the chimps' behaviour, but she ends up deeply shocked by his reaction.

Hope takes Eugene to watch the chimps' behaviour, but is deeply shocked by his reaction.

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20071030 (BBC7)
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20100518 (BBC7)

Hope takes Eugene to see the chimps' behaviour but she is deeply shocked by his reaction.

"John has moved out, Hope visits him.

The Clearwater Set.

Mallabar comes with me to witness the fighting himself.

A disaster.

I go with Ian Vail on a provisioning run but come up against a road block."

Hope takes Eugene to watch the chimps' behaviour, but she ends up deeply shocked by his reaction.

Hope takes Eugene to watch the chimps' behaviour, but is deeply shocked by his reaction.

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Hope gets first hand experience of the civil war when she gets to know the rebels better.

Hope gets caught up in the civil war when her vehicle is hijacked.

"Ian and I are captives of Dr Amilcar and the 'Atomique Boom'.

What will they do to us? Ian thinks we will never get out alive."

Whilst working with chimpanzees in Africa, Hope gets caught up in the civil war.

While working with chimpanzees in Africa, Hope gets caught up in a civil war.

Unexpectedly taken hostage, Hope and Ian get to know their civil war rebel captors.

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Hope gets first hand experience of the civil war when she gets to know the rebels better.

Hope gets caught up in the civil war when her vehicle is hijacked.

"Ian and I are captives of Dr Amilcar and the 'Atomique Boom'.

What will they do to us? Ian thinks we will never get out alive."

Whilst working with chimpanzees in Africa, Hope gets caught up in the civil war.

While working with chimpanzees in Africa, Hope gets caught up in a civil war.

Unexpectedly taken hostage, Hope and Ian get to know their civil war rebel captors.

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Hope Clearwater is promised a way to escape the civil war but events turn against her.

Hope and her fellow scientist Ian manage to flee the guerrillas' camp but in the escape they become separated.

"We escape but I lose Ian and meet up again with Dr Amilcar.

Three Questions.

John stays with Hope in East Knap after his hospital treatment and hopes for reconciliation."

Hope Clearwater is promised an escape from the civil war, but events conspire against her.

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20071101 (BBC7)
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Hope Clearwater is promised a way to escape the civil war but events turn against her.

Hope and her fellow scientist Ian manage to flee the guerrillas' camp but in the escape they become separated.

"We escape but I lose Ian and meet up again with Dr Amilcar.

Three Questions.

John stays with Hope in East Knap after his hospital treatment and hopes for reconciliation."

Hope Clearwater is promised an escape from the civil war, but events conspire against her.

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An unexamined life is no life at all - Hope intervenes, and ponders past and future.

Pondering her past and future, Hope Clearwater takes action - after she makes a discovery.

"I am paid off.

One final trip to the bush.

Hope finds a note from John, but where has he gone? I kill Darius and Pulul.

I still work part-time for the project but what does the future hold?"

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An unexamined life is no life at all - Hope intervenes, and ponders past and future.

Pondering her past and future, Hope Clearwater takes action - after she makes a discovery.

"I am paid off.

One final trip to the bush.

Hope finds a note from John, but where has he gone? I kill Darius and Pulul.

I still work part-time for the project but what does the future hold?"