Short Stories By John Mcgahern

Stories by the celebrated Irish author who died earlier this year.

Read by Sean Mcginley.

Episodes

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20061116

Stories by the celebrated Irish author who died earlier this year.

4/5. Sierra Leone, part 2

A young man who falls in love with the mistress of an ageing politician is forced to look at his capacity for commitment.

Read by Sean McGinley.

20061117

Stories by the celebrated Irish author who died earlier this year.

5/5. A Slip-Up

A retired man sustains himself in his exile in England by working, in his imagination, the farm he lost as a young man in Ireland.

Read by Sean McGinley.

20070610

Stories by the celebrated Irish author who died last year.

1/5. The Stoat

A young man compares the stoat's single-minded pursuit of a rabbit to that of a shy woman's pursuit of his hopeless father.

Read by Sean McGinley.

20070617

Stories by the celebrated Irish author who died last year.

2/5. Swallows

A young surveyor from Dublin meets up with a policeman from the country. The choices in their lives are ruthlessly compared.

Read by Sean McGinley.

20070624

Stories by the celebrated Irish author who died last year.

3/5. Sierra Leone, part 1

A young man who falls in love with the mistress of an ageing politician is forced to look at his capacity for commitment.

Read by Sean McGinley.

20070701

Stories by the celebrated Irish author who died last year.

4/5. Sierra Leone, part 2

A young man who falls in love with the mistress of an ageing politician is forced to look at his capacity for commitment.

Read by Sean McGinley.

20070708

Stories by the celebrated Irish author who died last year.

5/5. A Slip-Up

A retired man sustains himself in his exile in England by working, in his imagination, the farm he lost as a young man in Ireland.

Read by Sean McGinley.

Swallows

The Stoat

02Sierra Leone

AR01The Stoat2006111320070610
20070105 (BBC7)
20070107 (BBC7)
20070108 (BBC7)
20070114 (BBC7)
20070115 (BBC7)
20070119 (BBC7)
20091115 BT=1015 (BBC7)
20091115 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20120203 (BBC7)
20120204 (BBC7)
20130825 (BBC7)
20130826 (BBC7)
20141111 (BBC7)
20141112 (BBC7)

Stories by the celebrated Irish author who died earlier this year.

Read by Sean Mcginley.A young man compares the stoat's single-minded pursuit of a rabbit to that of a shy woman's pursuit of his hopeless father.

Stories by the celebrated Irish author who died earlier this year.

1/5.

The Stoat

A young man compares the stoat's single-minded pursuit of a rabbit to that of a shy woman's pursuit of his hopeless father.

Read by Sean Mcginley.

A man compares a stoat's quest for a rabbit to a shy woman's pursuit of his father.

A man compares a stoat's steadfast quest for a rabbit to a shy woman's pursuit of his hopeless father.

A man compares a stoat's steadfast quest for a rabbit to a shy woman's pursuit of his hopeless father. Read by Sean McGinley.

AR01The Stoat2006111320070610
20070105 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20070107 (BBC7)
20070108 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20070114 (BBC7)
20070115 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20070119 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20091115 BT=1015 (BBC7)
20091115 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20120203 (BBC7)
20120204 (BBC7)

Stories by the celebrated Irish author who died earlier this year.

Read by Sean Mcginley.A young man compares the stoat's single-minded pursuit of a rabbit to that of a shy woman's pursuit of his hopeless father.

Stories by the celebrated Irish author who died earlier this year.

1/5.

The Stoat

A young man compares the stoat's single-minded pursuit of a rabbit to that of a shy woman's pursuit of his hopeless father.

Read by Sean Mcginley.

A man compares a stoat's quest for a rabbit to a shy woman's pursuit of his father.

A man compares a stoat's steadfast quest for a rabbit to a shy woman's pursuit of his hopeless father.

A man compares a stoat's steadfast quest for a rabbit to a shy woman's pursuit of his hopeless father. Read by Sean McGinley.

AR02Swallows2006111420070617
20091122 BT=1015 (BBC7)
20091122 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20091122 (BBC7)
20120202 (BBC7)
20120203 (BBC7)
20120722 (BBC7)
20120723 (BBC7)
20130818 (BBC7)
20130819 (BBC7)
20141110 (BBC7)
20141111 (BBC7)
20161229 (BBC7)

A young surveyor from Dublin meets up with a policeman from the country.

The choices in their lives are ruthlessly compared.

A young Dublin surveyor meets a country policeman and their life choices are compared.

A young Dublin surveyor meets a country policeman and their life choices are ruthlessly compared.

Read by Sean Mcginley.

A young Dublin surveyor meets a country policeman and their life choices are ruthlessly compared. Read by Sean Mcginley.

AR02Swallows2006111420070617
20091122 BT=1015 (BBC7)
20091122 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20091122 (BBC7)
20120202 (BBC7)
20120203 (BBC7)
20120722 (BBC7)
20120723 (BBC7)

A young surveyor from Dublin meets up with a policeman from the country.

The choices in their lives are ruthlessly compared.

A young Dublin surveyor meets a country policeman and their life choices are compared.

A young Dublin surveyor meets a country policeman and their life choices are ruthlessly compared.

Read by Sean Mcginley.

A young Dublin surveyor meets a country policeman and their life choices are ruthlessly compared. Read by Sean Mcginley.

AR03Sierra Leone - 12006111520070624
20091129 (BBC7)
20110929 (BBC7)
20120130 (BBC7)
20120131 (BBC7)
20120708 (BBC7)

A young man who falls in love with the mistress of an ageing politician is forced to look at his capacity for commitment.

A young man is half in love with an ageing politician's mistress.

Half in love with an ageing politician's mistress, a young man must assess his capacity for commitment.

Read by Sean Mcginley.

Half in love with an ageing politician's mistress, a young man must assess his capacity for commitment. Read by Sean McGinley.

AR03Sierra Leone, Part 12006111520070624
20091129 (BBC7)
20110929 (BBC7)
20120130 (BBC7)
20120131 (BBC7)
20120708 (BBC7)
20130728 (BBC7)
20130729 (BBC7)
20141113 (BBC7)
20141114 (BBC7)

A young man is half in love with an aging politician's mistress.

Half in love with an aging politician's mistress, a young man must assess his capacity for commitment. Read by Sean McGinley.

A young man who falls in love with the mistress of an ageing politician is forced to look at his capacity for commitment.

A young man is half in love with an ageing politician's mistress.

Half in love with an ageing politician's mistress, a young man must assess his capacity for commitment.

Read by Sean Mcginley.

Half in love with an ageing politician's mistress, a young man must assess his capacity for commitment. Read by Sean McGinley.

AR04Sierra Leone - 22006111620070701
20091206 (BBC7)
20110930 (BBC7)
20120131 (BBC7)
20120201 (BBC7)

A young man who falls in love with the mistress of an ageing politician is forced to look at his capacity for commitment.

Thanks to his tangled love-life, a young man assesses his capacity for commitment.

Conclusion read by Sean Mcginley.

Thanks to his tangled love-life, a young man assesses his capacity for commitment. Conclusion read by Sean Mcginley.

AR04Sierra Leone, Part 22006111620070701
20091206 (BBC7)
20110930 (BBC7)
20120131 (BBC7)
20120201 (BBC7)
20130804 (BBC7)
20130805 (BBC7)
20141114 (BBC7)
20141115 (BBC7)

A young man who falls in love with the mistress of an ageing politician is forced to look at his capacity for commitment.

Thanks to his tangled love-life, a young man assesses his capacity for commitment.

Conclusion read by Sean Mcginley.

Thanks to his tangled love-life, a young man assesses his capacity for commitment. Conclusion read by Sean Mcginley.

AR05 LASTA Slip-up2006111720070708
20091213 (BBC7)
20120201 (BBC7)
20120202 (BBC7)
20120715 (BBC7)
20120812 (BBC7)
20120813 (BBC7)
20130811 (BBC7)
20130812 (BBC7)
20141112 (BBC7)
20141113 (BBC7)
20161230 (BBC7)

A retired Irishman sustains himself by imagining working the farm he lost back home.

Exiled in England, a retired Irishman sustains himself by imagining working the farm he lost back home. Read by Sean McGinley.

A retired man sustains himself in his exile in England by working, in his imagination, the farm he lost as a young man in Ireland.

Exiled in England, a retired Irishman sustains himself by imagining working the farm he lost back home.

Read by Sean Mcginley.

Exiled in England, a retired Irishman sustains himself by imagining working the farm he lost back home. Read by Sean McGinley.A retired Irishman sustains himself by imagining working the farm he lost back home.

AR05 LASTA Slip-up2006111720070708
20091213 (BBC7)
20120201 (BBC7)
20120202 (BBC7)
20120715 (BBC7)
20120812 (BBC7)
20120813 (BBC7)

A retired Irishman sustains himself by imagining working the farm he lost back home.

Exiled in England, a retired Irishman sustains himself by imagining working the farm he lost back home. Read by Sean McGinley.

A retired man sustains himself in his exile in England by working, in his imagination, the farm he lost as a young man in Ireland.

Exiled in England, a retired Irishman sustains himself by imagining working the farm he lost back home.

Read by Sean Mcginley.

Exiled in England, a retired Irishman sustains himself by imagining working the farm he lost back home. Read by Sean McGinley.A retired Irishman sustains himself by imagining working the farm he lost back home.