Departures

Five stories on the theme of departure.

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Episodes

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AR01Swans2004031520050717

by Janet Frame.

New Zealand's first lady of literature describes a child's experience of a trip to the seaside.

AR02Gnomes2004031620050724

A group of friends reunite to send off Robbo, who is joining the army.

  • read by paul ritter
  • by matthew kneale

  • AR03The Blue Lighthouse2004031720050731

    By Matthew Sweeney.

    A man moves to a remote lighthouse in Ireland to escape a broken relationship.

    Read by Gerard Murphy.

    AR04Princess Seraphina And The Cyberlords2004031820050807

    By Laura Wilson.

    A ravaged actor from a cult sci-fi series attends his final convention.

    Read by Leslie Phillips.

    AR05 LASTThe Bath2004031920050814

    by Janet Frame.

    A woman's world narrows as she experiences old age.

    Written by New Zealand's first lady of literature who died in 2004.

    Read by Marcia Warren.