The Park

Where afternoon ambles and illicit assignations meet.

Two programmes charting a year in the life of that ubiquitous urban feature, the park, with its ponds and pathways, its playgrounds for kids and its arbours for addicts.

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A new story by celebrated author and screenwriter Deborah Moggach, written especially to mark the occasion of the Last Night of the Proms.

It is the morning after the Proms grand finale and a woman wanders through a London park, musing about a very different type of concert she attended at the Albert Hall 40 years before, when she was a young woman.

When she discovers a forgotten mobile phone among the rubbish, she scrolls through the menu, piecing together information and forming a picture of its owner - a young woman who has a horse riding lesson later on that day. She contemplates tracking this stranger down and meeting up to find out what they both have in common.

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Where afternoon ambles and illicit assignations meet.

Two programmes charting a year in the life of that ubiquitous urban feature, the park, with its ponds and pathways, its playgrounds for kids and its arbours for addicts.Picnics and music, wedding pictures by the ornamental lake; and as the leaves began to fall, so did Lin and Keith.

He carved her name on a tree, they kissed, and so began their tragic love story.

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Dark thoughts and drugs are abroad in the gloom of the winter park; Lin and Keith go sledging but spring brings sadness and hope in equal measure.