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15MD01The Failure20150105

Chip Lambert arrives at La Guardia airport, New York, to meet his parents, Alfred and Enid

First ever dramatisation of Jonathan Franzen's exuberant novel about the tribulations of a dysfunctional Midwestern family, starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Maggie Steed, Colin Stinton and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan.

Episode 1: The Failure - Chip Lambert arrives at La Guardia airport, New York, to meet his parents, Alfred and Enid, and take them back to his Manhattan apartment for lunch. But Alfred appears to be in a bad way, and Chip has his own troubles - his academic career has ended in disgrace, his girlfriend appears to be dumping him and his semi-autobiographical screenplay is in need of urgent corrections.

Directed by Emma Harding.

15MD02How Not To Get Tenure20150106

Chip reveals the secrets of his lack of success.

Jonathan Franzen's exuberant saga of a dysfunctional Midwestern family, starring Richard Schiff, Maggie Steed, Colin Stinton and Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Episode 2 - How not to get tenure: Failed academic and aspiring screenwriter, Chip Lambert, has made an early exit from the planned lunch with his parents, leaving his younger sister Denise to pick up the pieces. But where did Chip's life start to go so wrong?

Directed by Emma Harding

The Corrections is an acclaimed 2001 novel by American author Jonathan Franzen. It was awarded the National Book Award in 2001, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002, and was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize. In 2005, The Corrections was included in TIME magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (Freedom, The Corrections, Strong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone), a personal history (The Discomfort Zone), and a translation of Frank Wedekind's Spring Awakening. He lives in New York City and Santa Cruz, California

Marcy Kahan is a playwright and radio dramatist. Recent radio work includes two series of Lunch (starring Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan) and Mr Bridger's Orphan. Theatre work includes 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre), the stage version of When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Goldberg Variations (Miranda Theatre, New York).

15MD03Chip Lands A New Job20150107

Failed academic Chip finds a surprising new employer.

Jonathan Franzen's exuberant saga of a dysfunctional Midwestern family, starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Maggie Steed, Colin Stinton and Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Episode 3 - Chip lands a new job: Failed academic and aspiring screenwriter, Chip Lambert, has made an early exit from the planned lunch with his parents. He is anxious to make some urgent corrections to the draft of his screenplay, before producer Eden Procuro reads it. But Eden has other plans for him.

Directed by Emma Harding

The Corrections is an acclaimed 2001 novel by American author Jonathan Franzen. It was awarded the National Book Award in 2001, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002 and was included in TIME magazine's 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (Freedom, The Corrections, Strong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone) and a personal history (The Discomfort Zone).

Marcy Kahan is a playwright and radio dramatist. Recent radio work includes two series of Lunch (starring Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan) and Mr Bridger's Orphan. Theatre work includes 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre) and the stage version of When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

15MD04The Battle For Christmas20150108

Enid exerts pressure on the matter of Christmas.

Jonathan Franzen's darkly comic novel about a dysfunctional Midwestern family, dramatised by Marcy Kahan. Starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Maggie Steed, Colin Stinton and Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Episode 4 - The Battle for Christmas. Enid and Alfred Lambert, two Midwesterners in their seventies, are about to embark on a long-awaited cruise to Eastern Canada. But Enid won't be truly content until all three of her children promise to come for one last Christmas in St Jude.

Directed by Emma Harding

The Corrections is an acclaimed 2001 novel by American author Jonathan Franzen. It was awarded the National Book Award in 2001, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002 and was included in TIME magazine's 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (Freedom, The Corrections, Strong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone) and a personal history (The Discomfort Zone).

Marcy Kahan is a playwright and radio dramatist. Recent radio work includes two series of Lunch for BBC Radio 4 (starring Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan) and Mr Bridger's Orphan. Theatre work includes 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre) and the stage version of When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

15MD05Alfred's Patent20150109

Gary Lambert tries to talk some sense into his father Alfred.

Jonathan Franzen's darkly comic novel about a dysfunctional Midwestern family, dramatised by Marcy Kahan. Starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Maggie Steed, Colin Stinton and Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Episode 5 - Alfred's Patent. Gary Lambert has spent his entire life trying to be the kind of son his parents would want him to be. But this only seems to leave him at odds with everyone.

Directed by Emma Harding

The Corrections is an acclaimed 2001 novel by American author Jonathan Franzen. It was awarded the National Book Award in 2001, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002 and was included in TIME magazine's 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (Freedom, The Corrections, Strong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone) and a personal history (The Discomfort Zone).

Marcy Kahan is a playwright and radio dramatist. Recent radio work includes two series of Lunch for BBC Radio 4 (starring Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan) and Mr Bridger's Orphan. Theatre work includes 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre) and the stage version of When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

15MD06The Dinner Of Revenge20150112

Alfred and Enid are on board a cruise ship in the North Atlantic.

First ever dramatisation of Jonathan Franzen's acclaimed 2001 novel about the tribulations of a dysfunctional Midwestern family, starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Maggie Steed, Colin Stinton and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan.

Episode 6: The Dinner of Revenge - Alfred and Enid Lambert, a Midwestern couple in their seventies, are on board a cruise ship in the North Atlantic. As Enid faces up to Alfred's worsening health, she thinks back to the conflicts of their early married life.

Directed by Emma Harding

The Corrections was awarded the National Book Award in 2001, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002. It was included in TIME magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (Freedom, The Corrections, Strong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone), a personal history (The Discomfort Zone).

Marcy Kahan is a playwright and radio dramatist. Recent radio work includes two series of Lunch for BBC Radio 4 (starring Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan) and Mr Bridger's Orphan. Theatre work includes 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre) and the stage version of When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

15MD07The Axon Road Show20150113

Gary Lambert is determined to right the wrongs done to his father.

Dramatisation of Jonathan Franzen's sparkling 2001 novel about the tribulations of a dysfunctional Midwestern family, starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Richard Laing and Roslyn Hill. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan.

Episode 7: The Axon Road Show - Gary Lambert is determined to buy significant shares in the biotech company that has bought his father's patent for a measly sum. He takes his sister, Denise, along for moral support. But all does not go according to plan...

Directed by Emma Harding

The Corrections was awarded the National Book Award in 2001, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002. It was included in TIME magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (Freedom, The Corrections, Strong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone), a personal history (The Discomfort Zone).

Marcy Kahan is a playwright and radio dramatist. Recent radio work includes two series of Lunch for BBC Radio 4 (starring Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan) and Mr Bridger's Orphan. Theatre work includes 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre) and the stage version of When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

15MD08At Sea20150114

Enid is determined to enjoy the cruise, but Alfred is behaving increasingly unpredictably.

Dramatisation of Jonathan Franzen's darkly comic 2001 novel about the tribulations of a dysfunctional Midwestern family, starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Maggie Steed, Colin Stinton and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan.

Episode 8: At Sea - Alfred and Enid Lambert, a Midwestern couple in their seventies, are on board a cruise ship in the North Atlantic. Enid is determined to enjoy this long-awaited holiday, but Alfred's behaviour is increasingly unpredictable.

Directed by Emma Harding

The Corrections was awarded the National Book Award in 2001, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002. It was included in TIME magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (Freedom, The Corrections, Strong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone), a personal history (The Discomfort Zone).

Marcy Kahan is a playwright and radio dramatist. Recent radio work includes two series of Lunch for BBC Radio 4 (starring Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan) and Mr Bridger's Orphan. Theatre work includes 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre) and the stage version of When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

15MD09The Married Man20150115

Teenager Denise Lambert forms a relationship with a married man.

Dramatisation of Jonathan Franzen's darkly comic 2001 novel about the tribulations of a dysfunctional Midwestern family, starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Maggie Steed, Colin Stinton and Roslyn Hill. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan.

Episode 9: The Married Man: The teenage Denise Lambert forms a relationship with a married man.

Directed by Emma Harding

The Corrections was awarded the National Book Award in 2001, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002. It was included in TIME magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (Freedom, The Corrections, Strong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone), a personal history (The Discomfort Zone).

Marcy Kahan is a playwright and radio dramatist. Recent radio work includes two series of Lunch for BBC Radio 4 (starring Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan) and Mr Bridger's Orphan. Theatre work includes 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre) and the stage version of When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

15MD10The Generator20150116

When chef Denise Lambert is headhunted, her romantic life becomes increasingly complicated

Dramatisation of Jonathan Franzen's darkly comic 2001 novel about the tribulations of a dysfunctional Midwestern family, starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Maggie Steed, Colin Stinton and Roslyn Hill. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan.

Episode 10: The Generator - When acclaimed chef, Denise Lambert, is head-hunted by a multi-millionaire entrepreneur, her romantic life becomes increasingly complicated.

Directed by Emma Harding

The Corrections was awarded the National Book Award in 2001, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002. It was included in TIME magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (Freedom, The Corrections, Strong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone), a personal history (The Discomfort Zone).

Marcy Kahan is a playwright and radio dramatist. Recent radio work includes two series of Lunch for BBC Radio 4 (starring Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan) and Mr Bridger's Orphan. Theatre work includes 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre) and the stage version of When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

15MD11Chip In Vilnius20150119

Chip Lambert's happy interlude in Vilnius comes to an abrupt end.

Dramatisation of Jonathan Franzen's darkly comic 2001 novel about the tribulations of a dysfunctional Midwestern family, starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Maggie Steed, Colin Stinton and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan.

Episode 11: Chip in Vilnius - Chip Lambert's happy interlude in Vilnius, running a scam investment website for Gitanas Misevicius, comes to an abrupt end.

Directed by Emma Harding

The Corrections was awarded the National Book Award in 2001, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002. It was included in TIME magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (Freedom, The Corrections, Strong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone), a personal history (The Discomfort Zone).

Marcy Kahan is a playwright and radio dramatist. Recent radio work includes two series of Lunch for BBC Radio 4 (starring Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan) and Mr Bridger's Orphan. Theatre work includes 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre) and the stage version of When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

15MD12The Large People Of St Jude20150120

Alfred and Enid have recovered from the traumatic events of their north Atlantic cruise.

Dramatisation of Jonathan Franzen's darkly comic 2001 novel about the tribulations of a dysfunctional Midwestern family, starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Maggie Steed, Colin Stinton and Richard Laing. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan.

Episode 12: Alfred and Enid have recovered from the traumatic events of their north Atlantic cruise, and now Enid's hopes for a Christmas family reunion in St Jude will not be dampened.

Directed by Emma Harding

The Corrections was awarded the National Book Award in 2001, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002. It was included in TIME magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (Freedom, The Corrections, Strong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone), a personal history (The Discomfort Zone).

Marcy Kahan is a playwright and radio dramatist. Recent radio work includes two series of Lunch for BBC Radio 4 (starring Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan) and Mr Bridger's Orphan. Theatre work includes 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre) and the stage version of When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

15MD13The Good Daughter20150121

Denise's arrival for a St Jude family Christmas stirs some uncomfortable truths.

Dramatisation of Jonathan Franzen's darkly comic 2001 novel about the tribulations of a dysfunctional Midwestern family, starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Maggie Steed, Colin Stinton and Julian Roslyn Hill. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan.

Episode 13: The Good Daughter - Denise's arrival for a St Jude family Christmas stirs some uncomfortable truths.

Directed by Emma Harding

The Corrections was awarded the National Book Award in 2001, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002. It was included in TIME magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (Freedom, The Corrections, Strong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone), a personal history (The Discomfort Zone).

Marcy Kahan is a playwright and radio dramatist. Recent radio work includes two series of Lunch for BBC Radio 4 (starring Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan) and Mr Bridger's Orphan. Theatre work includes 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre) and the stage version of When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

15MD14A Wonderland Of Wealth20150122

The prodigal Chip returns home for Christmas.

Dramatisation of Jonathan Franzen's darkly comic 2001 novel about the tribulations of a dysfunctional Midwestern family, starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Maggie Steed, Colin Stinton and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan.

Episode 14: A Wonderland of Wealth - The prodigal Chip returns home.

Cast:

Narrator....Richard Schiff

Enid Lambert....Maggie Steed

Alfred Lambert....Colin Stinton

Gary Lambert....Richard Laing

Chip Lambert....Julian Rhind-Tutt

Denise Lambert....Roslyn Hill

Don Armour....Shaun Mason

Brian Callahan....Ian Conningham

Robin Passafaro....Kelly Burke

Mrs Nygren....Hannah Genesius

Sylvia Roth....Elaine Claxton

Ted Roth....David Acton

Gitanas Misevicius....Sam Dale

Caroline Lambert....Jane Slavin

Caleb Lambert....Adam Thomas Wright

Jonah Lambert....Sean McCrystal

Directed by Emma Harding

The Corrections was awarded the National Book Award in 2001, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002. It was included in TIME magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (Freedom, The Corrections, Strong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone), a personal history (The Discomfort Zone).

Marcy Kahan is a playwright and radio dramatist. Recent radio work includes two series of Lunch for BBC Radio 4 (starring Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan) and Mr Bridger's Orphan. Theatre work includes 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre) and the stage version of When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

15MD15Corrections20150123

Alfred's departure heralds changes for all the Lamberts.

Dramatisation of Jonathan Franzen's darkly comic 2001 novel about the tribulations of a dysfunctional Midwestern family, starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Maggie Steed, Colin Stinton and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan.

Episode 15: Corrections - When Alfred's condition worsens, Enid is forced to move him into the Deep Mire Residential Home - an event that coincides with life changes for all members of the Lambert family.

Directed by Emma Harding

The Corrections was awarded the National Book Award in 2001, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002. It was included in TIME magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (Freedom, The Corrections, Strong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone), a personal history (The Discomfort Zone).

Marcy Kahan is a playwright and radio dramatist. Recent radio work includes two series of Lunch for BBC Radio 4 (starring Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan) and Mr Bridger's Orphan. Theatre work includes 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre) and the stage version of When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket).