Shaggy Dog Stories

A week of stories on a canine theme.



By Shena Mackay, read by Annette Crosbie. An old theatrical landlady guards some dramatic secrets, including the origins of her crazy yellow dog.

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by Kate Atkinson, read by Stephen Tompkinson.

A man joins a dating agency.

Up till now his best friend has always been his dog.

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by Lynne Truss, read by Caroline Quentin. A child yearns for the family greyhound which disappeared before she was born.

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by Philippa Gregory, read by Abigail Cruttenden. In the late 1920s, a young man wooing an upper-class girl gives her the most fashionable dog of the day - a Great Dane. But will the dog be enough to persuade her to marry him?

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written and read by Fay Weldon. A dog killed in a road accident comes back to visit the family.