Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

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0120111205

Written by Helen Simonson.

A family bereavement sparks an unexpected friendship between retired Major Pettigrew and the lady who runs Edgecombe St Mary's village shop, Mrs Ali.

Their encounter forces the Major to confront the reality of his life as a widower in this charming, against-all-odds love story.

Abridged by Nigel Lewis.

Read by Sam Dastor.

A BBC Cymru/Wales production directed by Nigel Lewis.

A family bereavement sparks an unexpected friendship between Major Pettigrew and Mrs Ali.

0220111206

Major Pettigrew is dismayed to discover the contents of his brother Bertie's will.

Meanwhile, his friendship the lady from the village shop, Mrs Ali, blossoms when they discover a shared love of Kipling.

Written by Helen Simonson and abridged by Nigel Lewis.

Read by Sam Dastor.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Nigel Lewis.

Major Pettigrew discovers that he and Mrs Ali share a love of Kipling.

0320111207

Written by Helen Simonson.

At the golf club the ladies are trying to decide on this year's theme for the annual dinner dance.

But Major Pettigrew has other matters on his mind - like how to confront his sister in law,Marjorie, about Bertie's gun.

Abridged by Nigel Lewis.

Read by Sam Dastor.

A BBC Cymru/Wales production directed by Nigel Lewis.

Major Pettigrew confronts his sister-in-law Marjorie about Bertie's gun.

0420111208

Written by Helen Simonson.

Major Pettigrew tries to help his son Roger with a tricky house purchase negotiation but it doesn't go to plan when the owner is shocked to find Grace and Mrs Ali on a bench in the garden.

Abridged by Nigel Lewis.

Read by Sam Dastor.

A BBC Cymru/Wales production directed by Nigel Lewis.

Major Pettigrew's son Roger needs his help with a tricky house purchase negotiation.

0520111209

Written by Helen Simonson.

Major Pettigrew offers to solve Mrs Ali's family problem but his son Roger's nose is severely out of joint when he makes a surprise visit with his fiance, Sandy, and expects to stay over.

The major takes solace in the thought of a walk with Mrs Ali next Sunday.

Abridged by Nigel Lewis.

Read by Sam Dastor.

A BBC Cymru/Wales production directed by Nigel Lewis.

Major Pettigrew offers a solution to Mrs Ali's family troubles.

0620111212

Written by Helen Simonson.

The Major and Mrs Ali take a walk along the cliff tops and read Kipling, as the day of the shoot approaches and the plan for the development of Edgecombe St Mary is revealed.

The Major's mind, however, is on accompanying Mrs Ali to the forthcoming golf club dinner dance.

Abridged by Nigel Lewis.

Read by Sam Dastor.

A BBC Cymru/Wales production directed by Nigel Lewis.

The Major and Mrs Ali take a walk along the cliff tops, as the day of the shoot approaches

0720111213

Written by Helen Simonson.

The Major attracts attention when he accompanies Mrs Ali to the annual golf club dinner-dance, this year themed as "An evening at the Mughal Court".

The evening ends on a sour note when an inappropriate entertainment is performed, and Mrs Ali delivers some devastating news to the Major.

Abridged by Nigel Lewis.

Read by Sam Dastor.

A BBC Cymru/Wales production directed by Nigel Lewis.

The Major attracts attention when he takes Mrs Ali to the golf club dinner dance.

0820111214

Written by Helen Simonson.

With Mrs Ali absent from the village shop, Major Pettigrew finds himself visiting Grace for tea and sympathy.

Roger drops a bombshell on Christmas morning and the Major finds himself making an unscheduled trip north.

Abridged by Nigel Lewis.

Read by Sam Dastor.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Nigel Lewis.

With Mrs Ali absent, Major Pettigrew finds himself becoming close to Grace.

0920111215

Written by Helen Simonson.

Major Pettigrew meets Mrs Ali's family and finds out why she's been ignoring his letters.

They plan their escape back to Edgecome St Mary, where the Major effects a dramatic rescue.

Abridged by Nigel Lewis.

Read by Sam Dastor.

A BBC Cymru/Wales production directed by Nigel Lewis.

10 LAST20111216

Written by Helen Simonson.

The Major is accidentally injured during a showdown at the clifftop but all ends happily for Roger, Mrs Ali and himself when Major Pettigrew finally wins his prize.

Abridged by Nigel Lewis.

Read by Sam Dastor.

A BBC Cymru/Wales production directed by Nigel Lewis.

The Major is injured during a showdown at the cliff top - but finally wins his prize.