Kes

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Barry Hines' novel read by Stephen Tompkinson. Billy escapes his mundane life by observing the hawks near his Barnsley home.

Stephen Tompkinson begins an eight-part reading of Barry Hines's novel. 1: Billy's day starts badly, but he has his beloved kestrel for company.

Teenager Billy Casper escapes his troubles at home and school by training his hawk. Stephen Tompkinson reads Barry Hines' classic.

Teenager Billy Casper escapes his troubles at home and school by training his hawk. Read by Stephen Tompkinson.

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20040228 (BBC7)
20050412 (BBC7)
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Barry Hines' novel read by Stephen Tompkinson. Billy gets hooked on falconry and sets out to train a hawk of his own.

Stephen Tompkinson continues his eight-part reading of Barry Hines's novel. 2: Billy has found the kestrel's nest and is determined to remove and train a fledgling.

Stephen Tompkinson continues to read from Barry Hines' bestselling novel about teenager Billy and his hawk.

Billy wants to rear a fledgling hawk of his own. He steals a book on falconry and a baby bird. Read by Stephen Tompkinson.

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20040301 (BBC7)
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Billy's schooling suffers as he daydreams about his kestrel. Read by Stephen Tompkinson.

Stephen Tompkinson continues his eight-part reading of Barry Hines's novel. 3: Billy has started to train Kes, but his life at home and school is no better.

Billy finds himself in trouble at school after he's caught daydreaming about his kestrel in assembly. Read by Stephen Tompkinson.

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20040302 (BBC7)
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Billy boasts about his kestrel and has a heart-to-heart with his teacher. Read by Stephen Tompkinson.

Stephen Tompkinson continues his eight-part reading of Barry Hines's novel. 4: Billy's hands are stinging from the cane as he returns to his classroom.

Billy tells his class of how he's trained his pet hawk. Read by Stephen Tompkinson.

Based on the novel A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines, Kes recounts the story of Billy Casper and his pet kestrel hawk.

Billy tells his class of how he's trained his pet hawk. His teacher takes an interest and asks if he can watch the hawk fly.

051997111420031031
20050415 (BBC7)
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20060324 (BBC7)
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Billy falls foul of the sports teacher. Stephen Tompkinson continues his reading of Barry Hines' novel.

Stephen Tompkinson continues his eight-part reading of Barry Hines's novel. 5: Billy has to endure a football game before he can return to Kes.

Stephen Tompkinson reads Barry Hines' classic. Billy's troubles continue at a school football match when he lets in a goal.

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Stephen Tompkinson continues his eight-part reading of Barry Hines's novel. 6: Billy must feed and fly Kes and place a bet for Jud in his lunch hour.

Billy's teacher Mr Farthing comes along to watch as Billy feeds his kestrel hawk Kes.

Billy's friendship with his teacher, Mr Farthing, continues as they share an interest in Kes. But Billy's problems persist.

Barry Hines' novel read by Stephen Tompkinson. Billy upsets his brother, Judd, when he fails to place his bet.

Barry Hines's novel read by Stephen Tompkinson. Billy upsets his brother, Judd, when he fails to place his bet.

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20040305 (BBC7)
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Billy has spent Jud's money instead of putting it on the horses.

Billy has a meeting with a careers adviser, but he can't concentrate. Sensing something wrong he runs home to find Kes has gone.

Billy is struggling to concentrate at school. Sensing something is wrong he runs home to find his hawk has gone.

Barry Hines' novel read by Stephen Tompkinson. Billy's brother, Judd, seeks revenge for his lost winnings.

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Billy's brother, Judd, seeks revenge for his lost winnings. Read by Stephen Tompkinson.

Billy has defied his brother once too often.

Terrified of Jud's revenge, Billy rushes home to Kes.

The touching story of Billie Casper and his hawk, Kes. The final episode in the series, read by Stephen Tompkinson.