Christmastime At The End Of The Road

Tom Bodett's Stories Of The Alaskan Winter.DETAIL>A new city manager arrives, determined to tame the wilderness.

A new city manager arrives, determined to tame the wilderness. Then the snow starts to fall. Alaskan tales read by their author.
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LB01Emmitt's Arrival1997122320051219 (BBC7)
20051220 (BBC7)
20061225 (BBC7)
20061226 (BBC7)
20081215 (BBC7)
20121224 (BBC7)

Tom Bodett reads his alaskan stories.

A new city manager arrives, determined "to tame the wilderness".

And the snow falls.

Written and read in five parts by Tom Bodett.

alaska's pre-eminent broadcaster tells stories of the alaskan CHRISTMAS spirit and introduces characters from his books `The End of the Road' and `The Big Garage on Clear'.

1: `Emmitt's Arrival'.

A new town manager from Chicago appears in his city suit and shoes - just as the snow comes.

A new city manager arrives, determined to tame the wilderness, as the snow falls.

Tom Bodett's Stories Of The Alaskan Winter.DETAIL>A new city manager arrives, determined to tame the wilderness.

A new city manager arrives, determined to tame the wilderness. Then the snow starts to fall. Alaskan tales read by their author.

LB02Argus And Emmitt1997122420051220 (BBC7)
20051221 (BBC7)
20061226 (BBC7)
20061227 (BBC7)
20081216 (BBC7)
20121225 (BBC7)

: A cold December night: a man and his dog turn up at a log cabin.

But what's that smell of burning? Tom Bodett reads his story.

Written and read in five parts by Tom Bodett.

alaska's pre-eminent broadcaster tells stories of the alaskan CHRISTMAS spirit.

2: `Argus and Emmitt'.

A cold December night, and two obstinate men are brought together when a fireball burns through a junkyard.

On a cold December night, a man and his dog turn up at a log cabin and smell of burning.

Tom Bodett reads his Alaskan stories.

On a cold December night, a man and his dog turn up at a log cabin.

But what's that smell of burning?

On a December night, a man and his dog turn up at a log cabin. There's a smell of burning. Alaskan tales read by their author.

LB03The Best Sauna Story So Far1997122520051221 (BBC7)
20051222 (BBC7)
20061227 (BBC7)
20061228 (BBC7)
20081217 (BBC7)
20121226 (BBC7)

Tom Bodett's stories of the alaskan winter continue.

An evening at a lakeside sauna does not turn out quite as planned.

Written and read in five parts by Tom Bodett.

alaska's pre-eminent broadcaster tells stories of the alaskan CHRISTMAS spirit.

3: `The Best Sauna Story So Far'.

An evening at a lakeside sauna in the alaskan winter turns into farce for two couples.

An evening at a lakeside sauna doesn't quite turn out as planned.

Read by Tom Bodett.

Tom Bodett reads his Alaskan winter stories.

An evening at a lakeside sauna does not turn out as planned.

A cosy evening at the lake with food, drink and good company. What can possibly go wrong?

LB04The Town Tree1997122620051222 (BBC7)
20051223 (BBC7)
20061228 (BBC7)
20061229 (BBC7)
20081218 (BBC7)
20121227 (BBC7)

Tom Bodett reads his alaskan stories.

Peace and goodwill seem in short supply as the town's first Xmas tree is unveiled.

Written and read in five parts by Tom Bodett.

alaska's pre-eminent broadcaster tells stories of the alaskan CHRISTMAS spirit.

4: `The Town Tree'.

The town's first ever CHRISTMAS tree is a cue for seasonal conflict.

Peace and goodwill seem in short supply, as the town's first Christmas tree is unveiled.

Will the town's first communal Christmas tree be greeted with peace and goodwill to all men? Alaskan tales read by their author.

LB05 LASTYet Another New Year1997122720051223 (BBC7)
20051224 (BBC7)
20061229 (BBC7)
20061230 (BBC7)
20081219 (BBC7)
20121228 (BBC7)

New Year is a time of celebration - and an annual fist fight.

But a dense fog has descended on The End Of The Road.

New Year is a time of celebration and annual fist fights, but a dense fog has descended.

Tom Bodett reads his Alaskan stories.

New Year is a time of celebration and annual fist fights, but a dense fog has descended on The End Of The Road.