The Memory Experience - Unreliable Memory

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20060724

Short stories exploring the complex nature of recollecting.
1/5. Writ in Water
By Helen Dunmore, read by Julian Rhind-tutt.
Artist Joseph Severn recalls the final days of John Keats, in a sequence of affectionate memories that create an enduring portrait of the man who became one of poetry's most revered icons.
Part of BBC Radio 4's The Memory Experience season.

20060725

Short stories exploring the complex nature of recollecting.
2/5. The Mirrored Twins
By Jackie Kay, read by James Cosmo.
An imagined memory plays a powerful part one cold November morning when Hamish and Don take to Scotland's spectacular hills and mountains.
Part of BBC Radio 4's The Memory Experience season.

20060726

Short stories exploring the complex nature of recollecting.
3/5. Doikitsa
By Louise Doughty, read by Sara Kestelman.
Doikitsa's dying wish is to pass on a secret memory to her grandson, and finally lay to rest the disquieting story of her Romany past.
Part of BBC Radio 4's season called The Memory Experience.

20060727

Short stories exploring the complex nature of recollecting.
4/5. The Duke of Wellington Misplaces His Horse
By Susanna Clarke, read by Barbara Flynn.
In this magical story, the Duke of Wellington looks back to 1819 when his prowess on Europe's battlefields made him a national hero. However, as his recollections unravel, he reaches an unsettling conclusion.
Part of BBC Radio 4's season called The Memory Experience.

20060728

Short stories exploring the complex nature of recollecting.
5/5. Three Birthdays
By Matthew Kneale, read by Julia Mckenzie.
Elizabeth's memory is fading and those closest to her find it hard to make a connection.
Part of BBC Radio 4's The Memory Experience season.