Excused Games

Series of three short stories by leading writers, performed by star readers, in which sports and games have some surprising effects on both children and adults.

Episodes

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AR01Rematch *20090623

By Rob Greene.

10-year-old Tom discovers that notes sent to his PE teacher by his mother aren't quite what they seem.

His attempts to sort out family life involve games-playing of all kinds.

Read by Martin Freeman.

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

By Rob Greene.

Tom finds that notes to his PE teacher from his mum are not all they seem.

AR01Rematch *20090623

By Rob Greene.

10-year-old Tom discovers that notes sent to his PE teacher by his mother aren't quite what they seem.

His attempts to sort out family life involve games-playing of all kinds.

Read by Martin Freeman.

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

By Rob Greene.

Tom finds that notes to his PE teacher from his mum are not all they seem.

AR02At The Crease *20090624

By Robert Shearman.

An adult remembers how his obsessive father was determined he should become an England cricketer.

But the games being played don't make it easy for either of them.

Read by Adam Godley.

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

AR02At The Crease *20090624

By Robert Shearman.

An adult remembers how his obsessive father was determined he should become an England cricketer.

But the games being played don't make it easy for either of them.

Read by Adam Godley.

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

AR03 LASTBoy's Own Story *20090625

Series of short stories by leading writers, performed by star readers, in which sports and games have some surprising effects on both children and adults.

By Christopher Matthew.

A grandfather is persuaded to tell his story of a long-ago school boxing competition to his sports-mad grandson.

But is Grandpa's choice of tale a good idea? Read by Martin Jarvis.

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

A grandfather tells the story of a school boxing competition.

AR03 LASTBoy's Own Story *20090625

Series of short stories by leading writers, performed by star readers, in which sports and games have some surprising effects on both children and adults.

By Christopher Matthew.

A grandfather is persuaded to tell his story of a long-ago school boxing competition to his sports-mad grandson.

But is Grandpa's choice of tale a good idea? Read by Martin Jarvis.

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

A grandfather tells the story of a school boxing competition.