Short Stories By Francis Wyndham

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Episodes

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01The Facts Of Life20120724 (BBC7)
20130901 (BBC7)
20130902 (BBC7)

A young man is sent to see a teacher, but it's the teacher who winds up revealing most.

Francis Wyndam's three subtle stories of desire and yearning during the dark days of the second world war are matchless in tone and nuance. They centre on the young and old, on those upstairs and downstairs, on those living in town and country...

1.The Facts of Life

Young Newton never settled at the school, then he has to see the

headmaster about a rather delicate subject...

Read by Bill Nighy

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Young Newton has to see the headmaster about a rather delicate subject. Read by Bill Nighy

02Dear Derek20120725 (BBC7)
20120726 (BBC7)
20130908 (BBC7)

A bored middle-class lady hopes a young student will bring some excitement into her life.

Stories by short fiction writer Francis Wyndham, recalling England in the 1940s.

Agatha is drawn to her young cousin Phillip when he comes to stay, but should she really be snooping in his bedroom? Read by Emily Woof.

Agatha is drawn to her young cousin Phillip when he comes to stay. Read by Emily Woof.

03 LASTMatchlight20120726 (BBC7)
20120727 (BBC7)
20130915 (BBC7)
20130916 (BBC7)

Lonely Edna is looking for love in wartime. Then a limping man approaches her.

Francis Wyndam's three stories of desire and yearning during the dark days of the second world war are matchless in tone and nuance. They centre on the young and old, on those upstairs and downstairs, on those in town and country...

3. Matchlight

After a dull night at the cinema, she is mysteriously

approached by someone on the way home...

Reader Amanda Root.

Producer Duncan Minshull

After a dull night at the cinema, a woman is approached by someone on the way home.