Jane Gardam Stories

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01The Great, Grand, Soap-water Kick20150302 (BBC7)
20150303 (BBC7)
20161128 (BBC7)

A tramp, unused to speaking, describes the occasional ritual of taking a bath. Remarkable story read by Paul Copley.

When this volume of short stories was published in May 2014 , Christobel Kent in the Guardian described how it is Gardam's gift -

''for showing us what a place of wonders is the world and the hearts that dwell in it, that endows this collection with a dangerous and formidable energy, richer and more concentrated than any novel. She gives us miracle heaped upon miracle, and insists that they should each one be handled with care.'.

A tramp, unused to speaking, describes the occasional ritual of taking a bath.

02Stone Trees20150303 (BBC7)
20150304 (BBC7)
20161129 (BBC7)

A widow grieving for her recently dead husband spends an afternoon with some old friends.

A widow grieving for her recently dead husband spends an afternoon with some old friends. Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel.

03Grace20150304 (BBC7)
20150305 (BBC7)
20161130 (BBC7)

Clockie Gosport has a diamond under the skin at the back of his neck.

Clockie Gosport has a diamond under the skin at the back of his neck. Unlikely mysteries and miracles, read by Paul Copley.

Clockie Gosport has a diamond under the skin at the back of his neck.

Clockie Gosport has a diamond under the skin at the back of his neck.

Clockie Gosport has a diamond under the skin at the back of his neck. Unlikely mysteries and miracles, read by Paul Copley.

Clockie Gosport has a diamond under the skin at the back of his neck.

Clockie Gosport has a diamond under the skin at the back of his neck. Unlikely mysteries and miracles, read by Paul Copley.

04Missing The Midnight20150305 (BBC7)
20150306 (BBC7)
20161201 (BBC7)

A woman looks back on the train journey when she left university and travelled home.

A woman looks back on the train journey when she left university and travelled home.

A woman looks back on the train journey when she left university and travelled home for Christmas. Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel.

A woman looks back on the train journey when she left university and travelled home.

A woman looks back on the train journey when she left university and travelled home for Christmas. Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel.

A woman looks back on the train journey when she left university and travelled home.

A woman looks back on the train journey when she left university and travelled home for Christmas. Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel.

05Miss Mistletoe20150306 (BBC7)
20150307 (BBC7)
20161202 (BBC7)

A large family 'welcomes' a regular Christmas visitor, but one year she doesn't join them.

A large family 'welcomes' a regular Christmas visitor, but one year Miss Mistletoe doesn't join them. Read by Rachel Atkins.

A large family 'welcomes' a regular Christmas visitor, but one year she doesn't join them.

A large family 'welcomes' a regular Christmas visitor, but one year Miss Mistletoe doesn't join them. Read by Rachel Atkins.

A large family 'welcomes' a regular Christmas visitor, but one year she doesn't join them.

A large family 'welcomes' a regular Christmas visitor, but one year Miss Mistletoe doesn't join them. Read by Rachel Atkins.

A large family 'welcomes' a regular Christmas visitor, but one year Miss Mistletoe doesn't join them. Read by Rachel Atkins.

A large family 'welcomes' a regular Christmas visitor, but one year she doesn't join them.