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LS19990404

By Fay Weldon, read by Oliver Ford Davies.

When Sir Larry Hamstock proposes to Wendy, she accepts his offer in a business-like way.

SS19980406

By Fay Weldon, read by Oliver Ford Davies.

When Sir Larry Hamstock proposes to Wendy, she accepts his offer in a businesslike way.

WH01*20080728

Jennie Roonie's tragi-comic tale of two lovers as they look back on their lives that should have been spent together.

1/10.

The Absolute Beginning of Things

As Michael lies mute, memories stir of his London childhood - the dairy where he grew up, the Morse code he learned with his best friend Brendan and the voice of his father which now echoes over his hospital bed.

Meanwhile Stevie, newly widowed and struggling to recall her husband's face, finds herself re-living an older love story.

With Penelope Wilton and David Troughton.

Abridged by Penny Leicester

WH02*20080729

Jennie Roonie's tragi-comic tale of two lovers as they look back on their lives that should have been spent together.

2/10.

Despite lying mute in his hospital bed, Michael is determined to communicate at least part of his story to Anna, the young health care assistant who comes to tend to him.

Installed in her daughter's spare room, Stevie is thinking of her mother Viv and the story of her unsuspecting marriage to the wrong man.

With Penelope Wilton and David Troughton.

Abridged by Penny Leicester

WH03*20080730

Jennie Roonie's tragi-comic tale of two lovers as they look back on their lives that should have been spent together.

3/10.

A Dairy and a Shoe-Box

Michael is determined to tell Anna his story.

Amongst the linen-backed telecommunications maps of Africa, the ledgers and a pile of old letters, he has found some tattered photographs.

Meanwhile, Stevie is feeding bats and remembering Peckham Rye.

With Penelope Wilton and David Troughton.

Abridged by Penny Leicester

WH0420080731

Jennie Roonie's tragi-comic tale of two lovers as they look back on their lives that should have been spent together.

4/10.

I Only Have Eyes for You

As they approach the end of their lives, both Michael and Stevie are deep in the past, remembering the tender early days of their romance, the Peckham Lido, trips to the cinema, and then the beginning of the war that was to come between them in ways they could not begin to imagine in that heady autumn of 1939.

With Penelope Wilton and David Troughton.

Abridged by Penny Leicester

WH05*20080801

Jennie Roonie's tragi-comic tale of two lovers as they look back on their lives that should have been spent together.

5/10.

Addis Ababa

A factory bombed, a bombshell dropped and a desperate order in the desert.

The war takes its toll on young love and future dreams.

With Penelope Wilton and David Troughton.

Abridged by Penny Leicester

WH06*20080804

Jennie Roonie's tragi-comic tale of two lovers as they look back on their lives that should have been spent together.

6/10.

Was I Delusional?

Lying in his hospital bed, Michael is writing out his life for Anna, who tends to him.

With Penelope Wilton and David Troughton.

Abridged by Penny Leicester

WH07*20080805

Jennie Roonie's tragi-comic tale of two lovers as they look back on their lives that should have been spent together.

7/10.

'Putting a life together again'

After the tragedy of Alf's death, Michael finds a way to go on but he can't go back.

In the London Blitz, Stevie waits to hear from him, and for her baby to be born.

With Penelope Wilton and David Troughton.

Abridged by Penny Leicester

WH08*20080806

Jennie Roonie's tragi-comic tale of two lovers as they look back on their lives that should have been spent together.

8/10.

Moving On

Stevie finds sanctuary at last, in the form of a Government Inspector.

Michael remembers African solace and Queen Matilda, the only pigeon to be awarded the Dicken Medal for bravery.

With Penelope Wilton and David Troughton.

Abridged by Penny Leicester

WH09*20080807

Jennie Roonie's tragi-comic tale of two lovers as they look back on their lives that should have been spent together (9/10).

With Penelope Wilton and David Troughton.

Abridged by Penny Leicester

WH10*20080808

Jennie Roonie's tragi-comic tale of two lovers as they look back on their lives that should have been spent together (10/10).

With Penelope Wilton and David Troughton.

Abridged by Penny Leicester