Five Stories By Margaret Drabble

Episodes

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01The Gifts Of War2011111420111115
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Two worlds collide over a mother's birthday present for her son.

Five stories from the author's collected works.

Worlds collide over a birthday present in this entry from the author's collected stories.

Worlds collide over a birthday present in this 1970 entry from the author's collected stories. Read by Julia Ford and Kirsty Oswald.

Worlds collide over a birthday present in this 1970 entry from the author's collected stories.

Read by Julia Ford and Kirsty Oswald.

Two worlds collide over a mother's birthday present for her son. Written in 1970 and read by Julia Ford and Kirsty Oswald.

02A Success Story2011111520111116
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A night out leaves a playwright contemplating relationships and success.

A night out leaves a playwright contemplating relationships and success. Written in 1972 and read by Tracy Wiles.

A night out leaves playwright Kathie contemplating relationships and success.

A night out leaves playwright Kathie Jones contemplating relationships and success. Written in 1972 and read by Tracy Wiles.

A night out leaves playwright Kathie contemplating relationships and success in this 1972 story read by Tracy Wiles.

02A Success Story2011111520111116
20120619 (BBC7)
20120620 (BBC7)
20180612 (BBC7)

A night out leaves a playwright contemplating relationships and success.

Five stories from the author's collected works.

A night out leaves playwright Kathie contemplating relationships and success.

A night out leaves playwright Kathie Jones contemplating relationships and success. Written in 1972 and read by Tracy Wiles

A night out leaves playwright Kathie contemplating relationships and success in this 1972 story read by Tracy Wiles.

02A Success Story2011112120111115 (BBC7)
20111116 (BBC7)
20120619 (BBC7)
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20140715 (BBC7)
20140716 (BBC7)
20150714 (BBC7)

A night out leaves playwright Kathie contemplating relationships and success.

A night out leaves playwright Kathie contemplating relationships and success in this 1972 story read by Tracy Wiles.

A night out leaves a playwright contemplating relationships and success. Written in 1972 and read by Tracy Wiles.

A night out leaves a playwright contemplating relationships and success.

A night out leaves playwright Kathie Jones contemplating relationships and success. Written in 1972 and read by Tracy Wiles.

03A Voyage To Cythera2011111620111117
20111117 (BBC7)
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A chance encounter on a train leads a lonely woman to a romantic fantasy.

A chance encounter on a train leads a lonely woman to a romantic fantasy. Written in 1967 and read by Lucy Akhurst.

A chance encounter leads a lonely woman to a romantic fantasy in this 1967 tale.

A Voyage to Cythera: A chance encounter leads a lonely woman to a romantic fantasy in this 1967 excerpt from Margaret Drabble's collected stories.

03A Voyage To Cythera2011111620111117
20120620 (BBC7)
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A chance encounter on a train leads a lonely woman to a romantic fantasy.

Five stories from the author's collected works.

A chance encounter leads a lonely woman to a romantic fantasy in this 1967 tale.

A chance encounter on a train leads a lonely woman to a romantic fantasy. Written in 1967 and read by Lucy Akhurst.

03A Voyage To Cythera2011112220111116 (BBC7)
20140716 (BBC7)
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20150715 (BBC7)

A chance encounter on a train leads a lonely woman to a romantic fantasy. Written in 1967 and read by Lucy Akhurst.

A chance encounter on a train leads a lonely woman to a romantic fantasy.

04Hassan's Tower2011111720111118
20120621 (BBC7)
20120622 (BBC7)
20180614 (BBC7)

Kenneth reaches a new understanding on his honeymoon in foreign parts.

Five stories from the author's collected works.

Kenneth reaches a new understanding on his honeymoon in foreign parts. Written in 1966 and read by Carl Prekopp

A honeymoon in foreign parts is the setting for this 1966 excerpt from Margaret Drabble's collected stories.

Read by Carl Prekopp.

04Hassan's Tower2011111720111118
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Kenneth reaches a new understanding on his honeymoon in foreign parts.

Kenneth reaches a new understanding on his honeymoon in foreign parts. Written in 1966 and read by Carl Prekopp.

A honeymoon in foreign parts is the setting for this 1966 excerpt from Margaret Drabble's collected stories.

Read by Carl Prekopp.

04Hassan's Tower2011112320111117 (BBC7)
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A honeymoon in foreign parts is the setting for this 1966 excerpt from Margaret Drabble.

A honeymoon in foreign parts is the setting for this 1966 excerpt from Margaret Drabble's collected stories. Read by Carl Prekopp.

Kenneth reaches a new understanding on his honeymoon in foreign parts. Written in 1966 and read by Carl Prekopp.

Kenneth reaches a new understanding on his honeymoon in foreign parts.

05Faithful Lovers2011111820180618 (BBC7)

A return to an old stomping ground, with its echoes of love, sets a wheel in motion again.

Five stories from the author's collected works.

An idle decision to return to an old stomping ground, and its echoes of love, leads to an unexpected and unsettling encounter. Faithful Lovers was written in 1968 and appears in A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: The Collected Stories by Margaret Drabble.

Read by Adjoa Andoh.
Abridged by Katrin Williams.
Produced by Duncan Minshull.

05Faithful Lovers2011112420111118 (BBC7)
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A return to an old stomping ground, with its echoes of love, sets a wheel in motion again.

A return to an old stamping ground, with its echoes of love, sets a wheel in motion again. Written in 1968. Read by Adjoa Andoh.

A return to an old stomping ground, with its echoes of love, sets a wheel in motion again. Written in 1968, and read by Adjoa Andoh.

05 LASTFaithful Lovers2011111820111119
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A return to an old stamping ground, with its echoes of love, sets a wheel in motion again.

A return to an old stamping ground, with its echoes of love, sets a wheel in motion again. Written in 1968. Read by Adjoa Andoh

A chance return to an old stomping ground, with all its echoes of love, sets a wheel in motion again in the authors' 1968 story.

Read by Adjoa Andoh.

A return to an old stomping ground, with its echoes of love, sets a wheel in motion again.

A chance return to an old stomping ground, with all its echoes of love, sets a wheel in motion again in the authors' 1968 story. Read by Adjoa Andoh.

A return to an old stomping ground, with its echoes of love, sets a wheel in motion again. Written in 1968, and read by Adjoa Andoh.