The Laying On Of Hands

Alan Bennett reads his own darkly comic novel in which the fragile state of celebrity encounters a universal leveller.

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0120020415

Clive has died young in Peru, in circumstances which make some of his many friends uneasy.

0220020416

Father Jolliffe is officiating at Clive's memorial service.

0320020417

Father Jolliffe is being monitored by Canon Treacher.

0420020418

Father Geoffrey is conducting the memorial service for Clive.

0520020419

Clive's memorial service is drawing to a close.

0620020422

A member of the congregation takes charge of the proceedings.

0720020423

A member of the congregation insists that Clive died of AIDS.

0820020424

A doctor assures the congregation that Clive did not die of AIDS.

0920020425

Father Geoffrey returns to the church.

10 LAST20020426

Father Geoffrey and Hopkins study Clive's diary.