Maeve Binchy Short Stories

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01Dolly's Mother20121217

In tribute to Maeve Binchy who died earlier this year, a selection of her short stories taken from Radio 4's Archive. In today's story, the beauty, grace and efficiency of her perfect parents have always made Dolly feel inferior - until the day of her sixteenth birthday.

Maeve Binchy was one of Ireland's most-loved authors, with her 30-year career also including work as a playwright, short story writer and columnist. Her 16 novels and 4 short story collections sold 42 million copies worldwide and include Circle of Friends and Tara Road. She died in July 2012 after a short illness.

Dolly's Mother was written especially for R4 and was first broadcast in 1992.

Written by Maeve Binchy

Read by Stella McCusker

Produced by Eoin O'Callaghan.

01Dolly's Mother20121217

In tribute to Maeve Binchy who died earlier this year, a selection of her short stories taken from Radio 4's Archive. In today's story, the beauty, grace and efficiency of her perfect parents have always made Dolly feel inferior - until the day of her sixteenth birthday.

Maeve Binchy was one of Ireland's most-loved authors, with her 30-year career also including work as a playwright, short story writer and columnist. Her 16 novels and 4 short story collections sold 42 million copies worldwide and include Circle of Friends and Tara Road. She died in July 2012 after a short illness.

Dolly's Mother was written especially for R4 and was first broadcast in 1992.

Written by Maeve Binchy

Read by Stella McCusker

Produced by Eoin O'Callaghan.

02Home Coming20121218

In tribute to Maeve Binchy who died earlier this year, a selection of her short stories taken from Radio 4's Archive. In today's story, the Brennans run Quentin's restaurant in Dublin for the owner, who lives abroad. But what will happen when he suddenly pays a visit?

Maeve Binchy was one of Ireland's most-loved authors, with her 30-year career also including work as a playwright, short story writer and columnist. Her 16 novels and 4 short story collections sold 42 million copies worldwide and include Circle of Friends and Tara Road. She died in July 2012 after a short illness.

Homecoming was written especially for R4 and was first broadcast in 2001.

Written by Maeve Binchy

Read by Sean Campion

Produced by Heather Brennon

02Home Coming20121218

In tribute to Maeve Binchy who died earlier this year, a selection of her short stories taken from Radio 4's Archive. In today's story, the Brennans run Quentin's restaurant in Dublin for the owner, who lives abroad. But what will happen when he suddenly pays a visit?

Maeve Binchy was one of Ireland's most-loved authors, with her 30-year career also including work as a playwright, short story writer and columnist. Her 16 novels and 4 short story collections sold 42 million copies worldwide and include Circle of Friends and Tara Road. She died in July 2012 after a short illness.

Homecoming was written especially for R4 and was first broadcast in 2001.

Written by Maeve Binchy

Read by Sean Campion

Produced by Heather Brennon.

03The White Trolley20121219

In tribute to Maeve Binchy who died earlier this year, a selection of her short stories taken from Radio 4's Archive. In today's story, Christmas goes awry when Sara brings home the wrong shopping.

Maeve Binchy was one of Ireland's most-loved authors, with her 30-year career also including work as a playwright, short story writer and columnist. Her 16 novels and 4 short story collections sold 42 million copies worldwide and include Circle of Friends and Tara Road. She died in July 2012 after a short illness.

The White Trolley, along with its counterpart story The Feast of Stephen, was written for the BBC and originally aired at Christmas in 1998.

Written by Maeve Binchy.

Read by Jenny Agutter.

Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

03The White Trolley20121219

In tribute to Maeve Binchy who died earlier this year, a selection of her short stories taken from Radio 4's Archive. In today's story, Christmas goes awry when Sara brings home the wrong shopping.

Maeve Binchy was one of Ireland's most-loved authors, with her 30-year career also including work as a playwright, short story writer and columnist. Her 16 novels and 4 short story collections sold 42 million copies worldwide and include Circle of Friends and Tara Road. She died in July 2012 after a short illness.

The White Trolley, along with its counterpart story The Feast of Stephen, was written for the BBC and originally aired at Christmas in 1998.

Written by Maeve Binchy.

Read by Jenny Agutter.

Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon.

04The Feast Of Stephen20121220

In tribute to Maeve Binchy who died earlier this year, a selection of her short stories taken from Radio 4's Archive. Today, a mix up at the shop upsets Stephen's plans for Christmas lunch.

Maeve Binchy was one of Ireland's most-loved authors, with her 30-year career also including work as a playwright, short story writer and columnist. Her 16 novels and 4 short story collections sold 42 million copies worldwide and include Circle of Friends and Tara Road. She died in July 2012 after a short illness.

The Feast of Stephen, along with its counterpart story The White Trolley, was written for the BBC and was originally aired at Christmas in 1998.

Written by Maeve Binchy.

Read by Jenny Agutter.

Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

04The Feast Of Stephen20121220

In tribute to Maeve Binchy who died earlier this year, a selection of her short stories taken from Radio 4's Archive. Today, a mix up at the shop upsets Stephen's plans for Christmas lunch.

Maeve Binchy was one of Ireland's most-loved authors, with her 30-year career also including work as a playwright, short story writer and columnist. Her 16 novels and 4 short story collections sold 42 million copies worldwide and include Circle of Friends and Tara Road. She died in July 2012 after a short illness.

The Feast of Stephen, along with its counterpart story The White Trolley, was written for the BBC and was originally aired at Christmas in 1998.

Written by Maeve Binchy.

Read by Jenny Agutter.

Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon.

In tribute to Maeve Binchy who died earlier this year, a selection of her short stories taken from Radio 4's Archive. Today, a mix up at the shop upsets Stephen's plans for Christmas lunch.

Maeve Binchy was one of Ireland's most-loved authors, with her 30-year career also including work as a playwright, short story writer and columnist. Her 16 novels and 4 short story collections sold 42 million copies worldwide and include Circle of Friends and Tara Road. She died in July 2012 after a short illness.

The Feast of Stephen, along with its counterpart story The White Trolley, was written for the BBC and was originally aired at Christmas in 1998.

Written by Maeve Binchy.

Read by Jenny Agutter.

Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

05 LASTEuston20121221

In tribute to Maeve Binchy who died earlier this year, a selection of her short stories taken from Radio 4's Archive. Today, Christmas leads Mary to reflect on the family she has not seen in 20 years.

Maeve Binchy was one of Ireland's most-loved authors, with her 30-year career also including work as a playwright, short story writer and columnist. Her 16 novels and 4 short story collections sold 42 million copies worldwide and include Circle of Friends and Tara Road. She died in July 2012 after a short illness.

Written by Maeve Binchy.

Read by Frances Tomelty.

Abridged by Di Speirs.

Producer: Sarah Johnson.

05 LASTEuston20121221

In tribute to Maeve Binchy who died earlier this year, a selection of her short stories taken from Radio 4's Archive. Today, Christmas leads Mary to reflect on the family she has not seen in 20 years.

Maeve Binchy was one of Ireland's most-loved authors, with her 30-year career also including work as a playwright, short story writer and columnist. Her 16 novels and 4 short story collections sold 42 million copies worldwide and include Circle of Friends and Tara Road. She died in July 2012 after a short illness.

Written by Maeve Binchy.

Read by Frances Tomelty.

Abridged by Di Speirs.

Producer: Sarah Johnson.