The Charioteer

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0120131125

Laurie Odell's hero, prefect Ralph Lanyon, is expelled from their school for immorality.

By Mary Renault

After an injury at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell is sent to a veterans' hospital to convalesce. There he befriends Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. But when Ralph, a mentor from his school days, reappears in his life, Laurie is forced to choose between the sweet ideals of innocence and the distinct pleasures of experience.

Episode 1:

Idealistic Laurie Odell is up in arms when his hero, prefect Ralph Lanyon, is expelled from their school for immorality - and Ralph bequeaths him a life-changing book.

Read by: Anton Lesser

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0220131126

Laurie is stuck in a rural veteran's hospital, struggling with bad news about his injury.

By Mary Renault

After an injury at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell is sent to a veterans' hospital to convalesce. There he befriends Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly.

But when Ralph, a mentor from his school days, reappears in his life, Laurie is forced to choose between the sweet ideals of innocence and the distinct pleasures of experience.

Episode 2:

Laurie is stuck in a rural veteran's hospital, struggling with bad news about his injury. Then he meets a new orderly - a young conscientious objector called Andrew Raynes.

Read by: Anton Lesser

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0320131127

Laurie learns his mother is remarrying, while his friendship with Andrew deepens.

By Mary Renault

After an injury at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell is sent to a veterans' hospital to convalesce. There he befriends Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. But when Ralph, a mentor from his school days, reappears in his life, Laurie is forced to choose between the sweet ideals of innocence and the distinct pleasures of experience.

Episode 3:

Laurie learns his mother is remarrying, whilst his friendship with Andrew deepens. But a trip to the hospital in town will soon throw a spanner in the works.

Read by: Anton Lesser

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0420131128

Laurie goes to a party at a stranger's flat, and encounters his school mentor Ralph Lanyon

By Mary Renault

After an injury at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell is sent to a veterans' hospital to convalesce. There he befriends Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. But when Ralph, a mentor from his school days, reappears in his life, Laurie is forced to choose between the sweet ideals of innocence and the distinct pleasures of experience.

Episode 4:

Laurie goes to a party at a stranger's flat, where he re-encounters his school mentor Ralph Lanyon - and discovers that he played a vital part in his recent life as well.

Read by: Anton Lesser

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0520131129

Laurie is finding it hard to conceal his true feelings for Ralph and Andrew.

By Mary Renault

After an injury at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell is sent to a veterans' hospital to convalesce. There he befriends Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. But when Ralph, a mentor from his school days, reappears in his life, Laurie is forced to choose between the sweet ideals of innocence and the distinct pleasures of experience.

Episode 5:

Ralph invites Laurie back to town and, despite a growing sense that his fellows in the ward are beginning to guess his true feelings, Laurie cannot stay away from Ralph or Andrew.

Read by: Anton Lesser

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0620131202

Laurie risks court martial when a friend's marriage is threatened with ruin.

By May Renault

After an injury at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell is sent to a veterans' hospital to convalesce. There he befriends Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. But when Ralph, a mentor from his school days, reappears in his life, Laurie is forced to choose between the sweet ideals of innocence and the distinct pleasures of experience.

Episode 6:

Laurie risks court martial when a friend's marriage is threatened with ruin; Ralph tells him that he's no longer 'with' Bunny and, in return, Laurie must tell him about Andrew.

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0720131203

By Mary Renault

After an injury at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell is sent to a veterans' hospital to convalesce. There he befriends Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. But when Ralph, a mentor from his school days, reappears in his life, Laurie is forced to choose between the sweet ideals of innocence and the distinct pleasures of experience.By Mary Renault

After an injury at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell is sent to a veterans' hospital to convalesce. There he befriends Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. But when Ralph, a mentor from his school days, reappears in his life, Laurie is forced to choose between the sweet ideals of innocence and the distinct pleasures of experience.

Episode 7:Laurie and Andrew are drawn closer than ever by an emergency on the ward, then argue and make up. Both men are left in a state of confusion, just as Laurie is transferred to town.

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4

Episode 1:

Idealistic Laurie Odell is up in arms when his hero, prefect Ralph Lanyon, is expelled from their school for immorality - and Ralph bequeaths him a life-changing book.

Read by: Anton Lesser

0820131204

By Mary Renault

After an injury at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell is sent to a veterans' hospital to convalesce. There he befriends Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. But when Ralph, a mentor from his school days, reappears in his life, Laurie is forced to choose between the sweet ideals of innocence and the distinct pleasures of experience.

Episode 8:

Laurie's transfer to the civilian hospital puts his relationship with Ralph in crisis, and he is given special leave to return home in order to attend his mother's wedding.

Reader: Anton Lesser

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

0920131205

By Mary Renault

After an injury at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell is sent to a veterans' hospital to convalesce. There he befriends Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. But when Ralph, a mentor from his school days, reappears in his life, Laurie is forced to choose between the sweet ideals of innocence and the distinct pleasures of experience.

Episode 9:

Laurie is racked with guilt and worry about his two great loves - and fears that Andrew will find out he's 'with' Ralph now. He begs for time to think but it seems it is too late.

Reader: Anton Lesser

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

10 LAST20131206

By Mary Renault

After an injury at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell is sent to a veterans' hospital to convalesce. There he befriends Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. But when Ralph, a mentor from his school days, reappears in his life, Laurie is forced to choose between the sweet ideals of innocence and the distinct pleasures of experience.

Episode 10:

Laurie pursues Andrew to London, furious with Ralph for betraying him and unable to accept that things are over with Andrew - only to discover a potentially fatal misunderstanding.

Reader: Anton Lesser

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.