|01||The House By The River||20050815|
Set in Nagasaki in 1950 and in England in 1977.
Etsuko is haunted by her daughter's suicide, and retreats into memories of a hot summer in Nagasaki, where she and her family struggled to rebuild their lives after the war.
|02||The Lady By The Water||20050816|
Etsuko's memories of her strange friendship with Sachiko and her daughter Mariko become disturbing, as past and present become fused.
|03||The Hills Of Inasa||20050817|
Etsuko goes with Sachiko and Mariko up to the hills above Nagasaki, which, until now, she has seen only as a pale view from her apartment.
|04||The House In Nagakawa||20050818|
Etsuko goes with her father in law to visit the town where he was a schoolteacher, and witnesses a painful confrontation between past and present Japan.
|05 LAST||The End Of Summer||20050819|
Etsuko, now the widowed Mrs Sheringham, tries to talk to her English daughter Niki about her past, and put the suicide of her elder daughter into a kind of perspective, coloured by her shifting memories.