School Days

A week of stories about childhood and school.

Episodes

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01The Dirty Di Renzis2001073020030413

: By Sheila Yeger.

To a young girl growing up in post-war suburbia, the unruly Di Renzi children hold out the promise of forbidden pleasure.

Followed by Sailing By.

by Sheila Yeger.

Read by Marlene Sidaway

The Dirty Di Renzis: By Sheila Yeger.

To a young girl growing up in post-war suburbia, for whom the unruly Di Renzi children hold the promise of forbidden pleasure.

02Wreckage2001073120030406

2: `Wreckage' by Julia Stoneham.

When Ulrich arrives at an English school with two other wartime Jewish refugees, no one understands the depth of his pain and grief for his country.

Read by Susannah Harker

03Romeo And Julie2001080120030420

Series of stories about childhood and school.

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Romeo and Julie: By Clare Seal.

The first performance of the school play turns into Julie's worst nightmare.

Read by Lisa Coleman.

3: `Romeo and Julie', by Clare Seal.

The first performance of the school play should be a triumph, but it turns into the stuff of Julie's worst nightmare.

04Doves2001080220030427

A series of stories about the pleasures and pains of childhood and school.

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Doves: By Nicola Bennet.

Read by Juliet Prew.

Martha and the doves arrived on the same day, and throughout her short stay, strange, uprooted Martha seemed to have a special bond with the birds.

Followed by Sailing By.

4: `Doves' by Nicola Bennett.

05 LASTLost Love2001080320030504

: By Tessa Hadley.

Read by Dee Sadler.

A series of stories about the pleasures and pains of childhood and school.

When Helly picks Clare for membership of the sacred sisterhood of the stump, the two girls embark on a friendship which lasts through adolescence, boyfriends, sex and shoplifting - until adulthood brings its conflicts.

5: `Lost Love' by Tessa Hadley.

When Helly picks Clare for membership of the Sacred Sisterhood of the Stump, the two girls embark on a friendship that lasts through adolescence, boyfriends, sex and shoplifting - until adulthood brings conflict.