Radio 4 At The Word

Ten stories - five Book At Bedtime and five others - about London and its inhabitants by writers participating in `The Word', London's first festival of literature.

Episodes

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BAB01Angel On The Roof19990322

Shirley Hughes, read by Jonathan Firth.

Lewis Brown leads a solitary life until he discovers that an angel is living on the roof of his parents' house.

BAB01Angel On The Roof19990322

Shirley Hughes, read by Jonathan Firth.

Lewis Brown leads a solitary life until he discovers that an angel is living on the roof of his parents' house.

BAB02Best Wishes From Jemima Shore19990323

by Antonia Fraser, read by Patricia Hodge.

During a rather unsuccessful book-signing tour, TV presenter and amateur sleuth Jemima Shore is suddenly presented with an alarming request from an admirer.

BAB02Best Wishes From Jemima Shore19990323

by Antonia Fraser, read by Patricia Hodge.

During a rather unsuccessful book-signing tour, TV presenter and amateur sleuth Jemima Shore is suddenly presented with an alarming request from an admirer.

BAB03Furniture19990324

by Michael Moorcock, read by Maggie Steed.

Vi Corren's love of well-made, second-hand furniture proves to be a life-saver on more than one occasion.

BAB03Furniture19990324

by Michael Moorcock, read by Maggie Steed.

Vi Corren's love of well-made, second-hand furniture proves to be a life-saver on more than one occasion.

BAB04The Melting Bed19990325

by Emily Perkins.

Lies can be hurtful but they can also be exciting.

Dishonesty and its different effects are explored in this compelling story.

BAB04The Melting Bed19990325

by Emily Perkins.

Lies can be hurtful but they can also be exciting.

Dishonesty and its different effects are explored in this compelling story.

BAB05 LASTDr Johnson's First Cat19990326

by Richard Holmes, read by John Rowe.

The little-known story of fair Esther and her cat, and the profound effect they were to have on the work of Dr Johnson, especially his great `Dictionary of the English Language'.

BAB05 LASTDr Johnson's First Cat19990326

by Richard Holmes, read by John Rowe.

The little-known story of fair Esther and her cat, and the profound effect they were to have on the work of Dr Johnson, especially his great `Dictionary of the English Language'.

S01My Journey To Speer19990322

written and read by Gitta Sereny.

A young girl witnesses with increasing horror the rise of fascism in Vienna.

S01My Journey To Speer19990322

written and read by Gitta Sereny.

A young girl witnesses with increasing horror the rise of fascism in Vienna.

S02Grape Jelly19990323

written and read by Jan Morris.

S02Grape Jelly19990323

written and read by Jan Morris.

S0319990324

A new work written and read by Wole Soyinka, the Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian author.

S0319990324

A new work written and read by Wole Soyinka, the Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian author.

S04A Week In Heidelberg19990325

written and read by Doris Lessing.

While in Heidelberg for the rehearsals of an opera created by herself and Philip Glass, Lessing finds herself listening to music of a very different kind.

S04A Week In Heidelberg19990325

written and read by Doris Lessing.

While in Heidelberg for the rehearsals of an opera created by herself and Philip Glass, Lessing finds herself listening to music of a very different kind.

S05The Day I Failed To Be Che Guevara19990326

written and read by Ariel Dorfman.

A personal story of survival.

S05The Day I Failed To Be Che Guevara19990326

written and read by Ariel Dorfman.

A personal story of survival.