Five Stories By Margaret Drabble

Episodes

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01The Gifts Of War2011111420111115
20120618 (BBC7)
20120619 (BBC7)
20130422 (BBC7)
20130423 (BBC7)
20140714 (BBC7)
20140715 (BBC7)
20150713 (BBC7)

Two worlds collide over a mother's birthday present for her son.

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

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.

02A Success Story2011111520111116
20120619 (BBC7)
20120620 (BBC7)
20130423 (BBC7)
20130424 (BBC7)
20140715 (BBC7)
20140716 (BBC7)
20150714 (BBC7)

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.

03A Voyage To Cythera2011111620111117
20120620 (BBC7)
20120621 (BBC7)
20130424 (BBC7)
20130425 (BBC7)
20140716 (BBC7)
20140717 (BBC7)
20150715 (BBC7)

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.

04Hassan's Tower2011111720111118
20120621 (BBC7)
20120622 (BBC7)
20130425 (BBC7)
20130426 (BBC7)
20140717 (BBC7)
20140718 (BBC7)
20150716 (BBC7)

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.

05 LASTFaithful Lovers2011111820111119
20120622 (BBC7)
20120623 (BBC7)
20130426 (BBC7)
20130427 (BBC7)
20140718 (BBC7)
20140719 (BBC7)
20150717 (BBC7)

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 stamping 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.