Scoop [Reading]

Robert Hardy begins an eight-part reading of Evelyn Waugh's satire on Fleet Street, `Scoop'.

Episodes

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011998041020130410 (BBC7)

The Daily Beast needs a man in Ishmaelia to cover a brewing crisis. Is William Boot really the right man? Read by Robert Hardy.

William Boot, gardening correspondent of the `Daily Beast', is mistakenly chosen to cover a civil war in Africa

021998041720130411 (BBC7)

William Boot prepares for his excursion abroad, and Lord Copper fills him in on the political situation. Read by Robert Hardy.

William Boot, gardening correspondent of the `Daily Beast', has been uprooted from his idyllic English garden to cover a foreign war - or face the sack.

031998042420130412 (BBC7)

Boot makes the acquaintance of Corker, and learns a little more about the tricks of the journalistic trade. Read by Robert Hardy.

William Boot sails towards his first overseas assignment.

041998050120130415 (BBC7)

Rumours abound about a Russian infiltrator, and the journalists scramble to be the first with the story. Read by Robert Hard.

William Boot finally arrives at the battlefront.

051998050820130416 (BBC7)

To Corker's delight the missing luggage is finally returned, and Katchen has caught William's eye. Read by Robert Hardy.

William Boot arrives at the battlefront to find that the civil war has not materialised.

And then he falls in love

061998051520130417 (BBC7)

William gets more and more involved with Katchen, and then finds himself sacked and speedily reinstated. Read by Robert Hardy.

William Boot nets his first scoop - without realising it!.

071998052220130418 (BBC7)

William cannot get his latest report through. Enter the mysterious 'Baldwin' with his insider knowledge. Read by Robert Hardy.

William Boot finally uncovers the truth about the threatened civil war in Ishmaelia.

08 LAST1998052920130419 (BBC7)

Boot is set for a hero's welcome when he arrives home. But which one? Neither William nor John seem keen. Read by Robert Hardy.

William Boot returns triumphant from his journalistic scoop in Ishmaelia, only to find that he should never have gone in the first place.