Departures

Five stories on the theme of departure.

Episodes

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20050717

1/5. Swans

By Janet Frame, read by Sarah Kants.

The first story about departure comes from New Zealand's first lady of literature. It describes a child's experience of a trip to the seaside for an almost perfect day. Then News.

20050724

Stories on the theme of departure.

By Matthew Kneale.

A group of friends reunite to send off Robbo, who is joining the army. Read by Paul Ritter. Then News.

20050731

Stories on the theme of departure.

3/5. The Blue Lighthouse

By Matthew Sweeney.

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

Read by Gerard Murphy.

Then News.

20050807

Stories on the theme of departure.

4/5. Princess Seraphina and the Cyberlords

By Laura Wilson.

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

Read by Leslie Phillips.

Then News.

20050814

5/5. The Bath, 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. Then News.

AR01Swans2004031520050717

by Janet Frame.

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

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

  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.