|01||The Lumber Room||20050502|
By Saki, dramatised by Roger Davenport.
Saki's fiction famously celebrates the triumph of the human beast over the strictures of society.
Mischief, mayhem and the antic spirit of children are the stuff of his enduring tales of ENGLISH life.When young Nicholas is punished by his aunt, he seeks refuge in the magical lumber-room; but when his aunt seeks him in the garden, he can exact retribution.
The Aunt....Susan Engel
Directed by Ned Chaillet
|02||The Schartz-metterklume Method||20050503|
When Lady Carlotta is mistaken for Miss Hope, the new governess, she takes up the job with relish, applying a freshly invented technique of child-rearing to her new charges.
The ensuing chaos is all too modern for the parents.
Eleanor and Suzanne are best friends, but not for much longer.
Suzanne knows she can get her rich cousin Bertram to buy her a fur in the sales, but she has to entrust the job to Eleanor, who has her own plans.
|04||The Toys Of Peace||20050505|
Harvey is encouraged by his right-thinking sister to give her two sons toys that cannot be used for war.
Of course children, in a Saki tale, are immensely inventive.
|05||The Open Window||20050506|
Packed off around Britain in a search for a cure for his nerves, Framton Nuttel arrives at the Sappletons' house with a letter of introduction from his sister.
It little prepares him for the tale of terror he is about to hear.