Pongs Perdus

Episodes

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01Lilac19980928

`Lilac' by Helen Dunmore, read by Abigail Docherty. The first of four new short stories celebrating smells lost and found. For Christie, the heady scent of lilac in bloom brings back bittersweet memories of a Scandinavian spring.

02The Emporium Of Durians19980929

Four new short stories celebrating smells lost and found. 2: `The Emporium of Durians', written and read by Romesh Gunesekera. A new business venture involving the import of ASIA's most noxious-smelling fruit has an unforeseen outcome.

03Chlorine19980930

`Chlorine' by Bridget O'Connor, read by Nadia Sawalha. The third of four new short stories celebrating smells lost and found. For a dedicated avoider of exercise, the smell of chlorine on a best friend spells treachery.

04Bubblegum19981001

`Bubblegum' by Adam Thorpe, read by Shiv Grewal. The last of four new short stories celebrating smells lost and found. He should have kissed her, but the scent of bubblegum stood for pain, not pleasure.