The Clothes They Stood Up In

Written and read by Alan Bennett, abridged by Gillian Hush.

Episodes

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011997111020100107 (BBC7)
20100108 (BBC7)
20121018 (BBC7)

Written and read by Alan Bennett, abridged by Gillian Hush.

The Ransomes had been burgled - though burgled was the wrong word.

Burglars select.

There is a limit to what burglars can take.

They seldom take easy chairs, for instance, and less often settees.

These burglars did.

They took everything.

The author reads his own specially commissioned story of the Ransomes, who can't agree if they've been burgled or robbed.

021997111120100108 (BBC7)
20100109 (BBC7)
20121019 (BBC7)

After the epic burglary, Mrs Ransome goes shopping (2/7).

After their epic burglary, Mrs Ransome goes shopping.

The author reads his own specially commissioned story.

The author reads his own story.

After their epic burglary, Mrs Ransome goes shopping. The author reads his own specially commissioned story.

031997111220100111 (BBC7)
20100112 (BBC7)
20121022 (BBC7)

Burglary was the same as a death, Mrs Ransome thought: so much to-do to begin with, then afterwards, nothing (3/7).

Mrs Ransome compares the burglary aftermath to dealing with a death.

The author reads his own specially commissioned story.

Mrs Ransome compares the burglary aftermath to dealing with a death. The author reads his own specially commissioned story.

041997111320100112 (BBC7)
20100113 (BBC7)
20121023 (BBC7)

The Ransomes take a trip into the unknown (-) in Aylesbury (4/7).

The burgled Ransomes take a trip into the unknown - in Aylesbury.

The author reads his own specially commissioned story.

The burgled Ransomes take a trip into the unknown - in Aylesbury. The author reads his own specially commissioned story.

051997111420100113 (BBC7)
20100114 (BBC7)
20121024 (BBC7)

The Ransomes are reunited with their belongings, but the mystery of their disappearance remains (5/7).

The Ransomes get their belongings back, but how did they disappear?

The Ransomes get their belongings back, but how did they disappear? The author reads his own specially commissioned story.

061997111720100114 (BBC7)
20100115 (BBC7)
20121025 (BBC7)

A strange tape among their returned possessions surprises and fascinates the Ransomes (6/7).

A tape and a letter offer the Ransomes clues to their caring burglary.

The author reads his own specially commissioned story.

A tape and a letter offer the Ransomes clues to their caring burglary. The author reads his own specially commissioned story.

07 LAST1997111820100115 (BBC7)
20100116 (BBC7)
20121026 (BBC7)

Mrs Ransome meets a young man who solves the mystery (7/7).

Mrs Ransome meets a young man who solves the burglary mystery.

The author concludes his own specially commissioned story.

Mrs Ransome meets a young man who solves the burglary mystery. The author concludes his own specially commissioned story.