Fay Weldon Stories

Episodes

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Inspector Remorse20160529 (BBC7)
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An art critic sits in a church on Easter Friday, in reflective mood.

4 Extra Debut. An art critic sits in a church on Easter Friday, contemplating what she has to be remorseful for. Read by Patricia Hodge.

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Fay Weldon gives voice to the formidable lady of history - Queen Boadicea.

Part of the "Histories" series of readings.

From a specially commissioned series of stories.

The formidable Queen of history speaks of her rages and battles undertaken for her people.

Read by Vanessa Redgrave.

The formidable queen of history speaks of her rages and battles undertaken for her people. Read by Vanessa Redgrave.

The formidable queen of history speaks of the rages and battles undertaken for her people.

The formidable queen of history speaks of the rages and battles she undertook for her people. Read by Vanessa Redgrave.

02Oh Mary, Don't You Cry Anymore2001021920040910 (BBC7)
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A short story about Shirley, a single mother, who scrapes together a life for her two daughters.

A story about Shirley, a single mother, who scrapes together a life for her two daughters.

Fay Weldon Stories: Oh Mary, Don't You Cry any More: A short story about Shirley, a single mother, who scrapes together a life for her two daughters.

03Who?2001022620040917 (BBC7)
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Howard and Elaine find each other - but what do they have to lose in the process?

04The Bottom Line And The Sharp End2001030520040924 (BBC7)
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Helen is a hairdresser, Avril her oldest and most obnoxious client.

Will Helen go a hairdo too far?

05Climbing The Pine2001031220041001 (BBC7)
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What's wrong with Robert's ankle? Is it because he's due to start college?

Part of the "Flying The Nest" readings.

Read by Maureen O'brien.

As Robert prepares for college, he's disconcerted by the predicament of brown bear cubs.

As Robert reluctantly prepares for college, he's disconcerted by the predicament of brown bear cubs.

As Robert reluctantly prepares for college, he's disconcerted by the predicament of brown bear cubs. Read by Maureen O'Brien.

06A Knife For Cutting Mangoes2001031920041008 (BBC7)
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Jane has taken over from Chloe in Jub-Jub's life, but is she really that different from Chloe? Part of the "Wives" series of readings.

A tale of relationships and the insecurity that one woman feels when she replaces another.

Read by Louise Jameson.

A tale of relationships and the insecurity that one woman feels when she replaces another. Read by Louise Jameson.

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Galway the dog is no ordinary Labrador - for one thing he seems to have survived his own death.

Part of the "Shaggy Dog Stories" series of readings.

Galway the dog is no ordinary Labrador - he seems to have survived his own death.

Galway was no ordinary Labrador.

He wanted to be a sheep.

And then there was that business when he died.

Read by the author.

Galway was no ordinary Labrador. He wanted to be a sheep. And then there was that business when he died. Read by the author.

Galway the dog is no ordinary Labrador.

08Knock Knock2000072120041022 (BBC7)
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With his parents' transatlantic marriage at risk, how will eight year old Harry cope? Fay Weldon reads her own story.

With his parents' transatlantic marriage at risk, how will eight year old Harry cope?

With his parents' transatlantic marriage at risk, how will eight-year-old Harry cope? The author reads her own story.

09Living By The Small Print2000072820041224 (BBC7)
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Rebecca Front reads the tale of sparky girl with an eye for a bargain.

A penny-pinching young woman with an eye for a bargain begins to realise the consequences.

Read by Rebecca Front.

A penny-pinching young woman with an eye for a bargain begins to realise the consequences. Read by Rebecca Front.