Short Story

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19910916]

Five stories that have been most popular with listeners.

The Children of Grupp Penelope Lively's eerie tale of a large house, its gardeners - and the fountain's statues.

Read by Roger Rees. Producer Sheila Fox

Contributors

Read By: Roger Rees.

Producer: Sheila Fox

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910916]

Read By: Roger Rees.

Producer: Sheila Fox

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910917]

Heathclif f in New York

WhatifHeathcliffehad opted for New York instead of the moors?

And what if Catherine had turned out to be a thoroughly 'modern' young woman?

Read by Samantha Bond. Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Read By: Samantha Bond.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910917]

Read By: Samantha Bond.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910918]

The Giant

Set in rural Ireland in the 50s, Brian Friel 's tale is of a curious but touching friendship between three patients in a local hospital. Read by Ian McElhinney. Producer Pam Brighton

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Friel

Read By: Ian McElhinney.

Producer: Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910918]

Unknown: Brian Friel

Read By: Ian McElhinney.

Producer: Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910919]

Jumping into Bed with Luis Fortuna

'Some Mondays alone in the house, faced with unwashed dishes, unswept floors, unmade beds.... she'd let herself be seduced.' Read by Maureen Beattie. Producer Bruce Young

Contributors

Unknown: Luis Fortuna

Read By: Maureen Beattie.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910919]

Unknown: Luis Fortuna

Read By: Maureen Beattie.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910920]

The Punishment of Luxury

Michael Carson 's tale asks: what if the Dark Green Party got into power? Britain would never be the same.

Read by Bob Peck.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Carson

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910920]

Unknown: Michael Carson

Read By: Bob Peck.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910923]

As part of this month's BBC Radio's Poetry

Festival, the first of five stories by five poets.

1: Taking It Easy

Michele Roberts 's droll guide to a writer's life - how to have fun and still meet the deadline.

Read by Barbara Flynn. Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Unknown: Michele Roberts

Read By: Barbara Flynn.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910923]

Unknown: Michele Roberts

Read By: Barbara Flynn.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910924]

The second of five stories written by poets.

La Belle Dame sans Thingwy byLizLochhead.

'I never used to like it either. Used to be I really couldn't stomach it, poetry. Hail to thee, blythe whatsit! 0, world! O,life! 0, time! Oh no....'

Read by Grace Glover. Producer Bruce Young

Contributors

Read By: Grace Glover.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910924]

Read By: Grace Glover.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910925]

The third of five stories written by poets.

3: Ritual in the Olive Grove by Glyn Hughes.

'The service was too long for the patience of modern times, so out of consideration for others as well as for himself, the priest read as quickly as possible, swallowing whole words or running them together.'

Read by Geoffrey Wheeler. Producer Gillian Hush

Contributors

Unknown: Glyn Hughes.

Read By: Geoffrey Wheeler.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910925]

Unknown: Glyn Hughes.

Read By: Geoffrey Wheeler.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910926]

The fourth of five stories by poets.

Just Like Stone's Hotel by Kit Wright.

When Maurice unexpectedly bumps into two former drinking friends, he invites them back to his house for a drink. 'I've knocked the boozing on the head,' he says,'and I've never felt better in my life.' He then pours himself a large whisky. Read by Stephen Thorne. Producer Susan Roberts

Contributors

Read By: Stephen Thorne.

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910926]

Read By: Stephen Thorne.

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910927]

The last of five stories written by poets.

The Two Masks of O by Dannie Abse.

Intrigue and possible arson in the world of Welsh amateur dramatics.

Read by Sion Probert. Producer Alison Hindell

Contributors

Unknown: Dannie Abse.

Read By: Sion Probert.

Producer: Alison Hindell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910927]

Unknown: Dannie Abse.

Read By: Sion Probert.

Producer: Alison Hindell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910930]

A week of bittersweet comedies by Shena Mackay. 1: Dreams of Dead

Women'sHandbags

'It was a black evening bag sequined with salt, open-mouthed under a rusted marcasite clasp; a relic stranded in the wrack of tarry pebbles, rubbery weed, and a brittle blackhorned mermaid's purse.' Read by Brenda Bruce. Abridged by Meg Clarke

Producer Pat McLoughlin

Contributors

Unknown: Shena MacKay.

Read By: Brenda Bruce.

Abridged By: Meg Clarke

Producer: Pat McLoughlin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910930]

Unknown: Shena MacKay.

Read By: Brenda Bruce.

Abridged By: Meg Clarke

Producer: Pat McLoughlin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911001]

2: Slaves to the Mushroom

'The floor was awash with suds and stalks and bits of mushroom. The crumbly dark compost smelled of mildew and nothing worse, but Sylvia imagined it was shovelled out from battery houses where chickens were kept in cruel and grotesque captivity. It wasn't unlike this place, she thought.'

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911002]

3: Cardboard City

'As they went to consult the map of the Underground they almost stumbled over a man curled up asleep on the floor, a bundle of grey rags. His feet, black with dirt and disease, protruded shockingly bare into the path of the shoppers.' (For detaiis see Monday)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911003]

4: Other People's Bathrobes ' In the afterglow of his mother's kiss that afternoon, he had realised that he could assault and rob and lie; arts which he had polished over the years, after his mother's death when he was 10, during his six years in care and throughout his sojourns in squats all over London.' Read by Trevor Nichols.

Contributors

Read By: Trevor Nichols.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911003]

Read By: Trevor Nichols.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911004]

5: The Most Beautiful Dress in the World

'She gathered the dress to her, as she would have liked to embrace her daughter, and the tip of her cigarette caught a fold and a tongue of flame leapt up the gauze, and died, leaving a hideous black valley up the centre of the skirt.'

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911007]

The Passport Officer by James Thurlby.

Harding's pressurised business life is having a strange effect on him. At the airport he thinks he is elsewhere... the hospital? Heaven?

Read by Paul Daneman. Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Unknown: James Thurlby.

Read By: Paul Daneman.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911007]

Unknown: James Thurlby.

Read By: Paul Daneman.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911008]

Knock if You Can't Go byStanBarstow.

'It's the same, I suppose, in most pubs. You go out for a pint, seek the company you like, tolerate that you can tolerate and avoid that you can't stand. And sometimes long-simmering resentment will be stoked to a head of steam.'

Read by Russell Dixon. Producer Gillian Hush

Contributors

Read By: Russell Dixon.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911008]

Read By: Russell Dixon.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911009]

Great Hope forthe Future by David Marshall.

Young Leo from the West Country needs to rent a London bedsit but Mrs Stokes , his would-be landlady, is a rather frightening woman.

Read by Charles Simpson. Producer Richard Wortley

Contributors

Unknown: David Marshall.

Unknown: Young Leo

Unknown: Mrs Stokes

Read By: Charles Simpson.

Producer: Richard Wortley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911009]

Unknown: David Marshall.

Unknown: Young Leo

Unknown: Mrs Stokes

Read By: Charles Simpson.

Producer: Richard Wortley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911010]

Arthur Seal and the Hand of Fate by Philip Oakes.

'Civilisation came to my part of north Staffordshire in the summer of 1938 with Arthur Seal , a speculative builder whose ambitions went far beyond bricks and mortar.'

Read by Gerry Hinks. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Oakes.

Unknown: Arthur Seal

Read By: Gerry Hinks.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911010]

Unknown: Philip Oakes.

Unknown: Arthur Seal

Read By: Gerry Hinks.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911011]

The Largest Theme Park in the World byJGBallard.

Imagine the whole of Europe exchanging work for perpetual sunbathing on the beaches of theMed - Read by Patrick Malahide. Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Read By: Patrick Malahide.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911011]

Read By: Patrick Malahide.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911014]

Dear George by Helen Simpson.

Writing practice letters to your potential boyfriend can have disastrous results.

Read by Alice Arnold. Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Simpson.

Read By: Alice Arnold.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911014]

Unknown: Helen Simpson.

Read By: Alice Arnold.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911015]

Pursuit of Excellence by David Speed.

Harry, an engineering guru, gets the opportunity to take his pupils to Mecca. Read by Christian Rodska. Producer Elizabeth Taylor

Contributors

Unknown: David Speed.

Read By: Christian Rodska.

Producer: Elizabeth Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911015]

Unknown: David Speed.

Read By: Christian Rodska.

Producer: Elizabeth Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911016]

Home from Home by Oliver Bayldon.

Roy is confined to home.

His obsession could prove dangerous.

Read by Sean Barrett. Producer Martin Jenkins Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Oliver Bayldon.

Read By: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Martin Jenkins

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911016]

Unknown: Oliver Bayldon.

Read By: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Martin Jenkins

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911017]

Shore Dances by George Mackay Brown. Friendly barter with a foreign ship leads to official disapproval in this island comedy - broadcast on the author's 70th birthday. Read by John Shedden. Producer Bruce Young

Contributors

Unknown: George MacKay Brown.

Read By: John Shedden.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911017]

Unknown: George MacKay Brown.

Read By: John Shedden.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911018]

The Enchanted Raisin by Jacqueline Balcells.

Three children transform their mother into a raisin.... Read by Sorcha Cusack. Translated by Janice Molloy

Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Unknown: Jacqueline Balcells.

Read By: Sorcha Cusack.

Translated By: Janice Molloy

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911018]

Unknown: Jacqueline Balcells.

Read By: Sorcha Cusack.

Translated By: Janice Molloy

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911021]

The first in a week of short stories as part of the Young Playwrights' Festival 1991. Untouchable by Rahila Gupta.

Saroj is slim and attractive with long black hair falling four inches below her knees. Should she stay respectable to the grave, or show her son-in-law the depth of her passion? Read by Rita Wolfe.

Producer Pam Fraser-Solomon

Contributors

Unknown: Rahila Gupta.

Read By: Rita Wolfe.

Producer: Pam Fraser-Solomon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911021]

Unknown: Rahila Gupta.

Read By: Rita Wolfe.

Producer: Pam Fraser-Solomon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911022]

As part of the Young Playwrights' Festival 1991, the second of five short stories by young writers.

Taking Platform Three Written and read byJoeOsborne.

A young Smethwick train-spotter nervously awaits the arrival of the first foreign freight train through the Channel Tunnel. Producer David Hunter

Contributors

Producer: David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911022]

Producer: David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911023]

As part of the Young

Playwrights' Festival 1991, the third of five stories.

Incident at the Heron House

David Taylor 's story, set in America's deep South, describes the life of Travis and his strange obsession with the old ranch.

Read by Colin Stinton. Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Unknown: David Taylor

Read By: Colin Stinton.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911023]

Unknown: David Taylor

Read By: Colin Stinton.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911024]

The fourth of five stories broadcast as part of the Young Playwrights' Festival 1991. Fact of Faith by Angela Neville.

A young policewoman discovers there is more to Mrs Doyle 's faith than meets the eye.

Read by Niamh Cusack. Producer Tracey Neale

Contributors

Unknown: Angela Neville.

Unknown: Mrs Doyle

Read By: Niamh Cusack.

Producer: Tracey Neale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911024]

Unknown: Angela Neville.

Unknown: Mrs Doyle

Read By: Niamh Cusack.

Producer: Tracey Neale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911025]

As part of the Young

Playwrights' Festival 1991, the last of five short stories by young writers. Mrs Mason by Sheila Auguste.

She loved Mason, bore his children and forgave his infidelities, but today this strong black woman is leaving - Read by Cassie McFarlane. Producer Claire Grove. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs Mason

Unknown: Sheila Auguste.

Read By: Cassie McFarlane.

Producer: Claire Grove.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911025]

Unknown: Mrs Mason

Unknown: Sheila Auguste.

Read By: Cassie McFarlane.

Producer: Claire Grove.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911028]

Tea and Dancing by Ronald Frame.

Read by Lynn Farleigh. Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Read By: Lynn Farleigh.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911028]

Read By: Lynn Farleigh.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911029]

A Hall of Mirrors by John Ward.

"It is strange how, after 40 years of marriage, he knows so little about her.

Or is it? Unless disaster strikes publicly, who knows what goes on under the skin of a marriage?" Read by Brian Trueman. Producer Gillian Hush

Contributors

Unknown: John Ward.

Read By: Brian Trueman.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911029]

Unknown: John Ward.

Read By: Brian Trueman.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911030]

Public Opinion by Frank O'Connor.

Read by Patrick Bergin. Producer EoinO'Callaghan

Contributors

Unknown: Frank O'Connor.

Read By: Patrick Bergin.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911030]

Unknown: Frank O'Connor.

Read By: Patrick Bergin.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911031]

The Shoe God

A story for Hallowe'en by Mary Flanagan.

The shoes were cerise coloured, comfortable but outrageous. And they became known as the "monsters"...

Read by Rosemary Martin. Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Flanagan.

Read By: Rosemary Martin.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911031]

Unknown: Mary Flanagan.

Read By: Rosemary Martin.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911101]

Orchards by William Bedford. Lowther's father had planted the apple trees in soil too heavy for them and in a position that exposed them to the east wind.

Now the fruit is rotten and, like his son who now tends them, bruised and yellowed.

Read by Joss Ackland. Producer Peter Kavanagh Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: William Bedford.

Read By: Joss Ackland.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911101]

Unknown: William Bedford.

Read By: Joss Ackland.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911104]

Morry's Revenge by Ronald Blythe.

A Norfolk childhood is remembered, and a visit to a dying man which takes an unexpected turn.

Read by Geoffrey Beevers. Producer Matthew Walters Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Blythe.

Read By: Geoffrey Beevers.

Producer: Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911104]

Unknown: Ronald Blythe.

Read By: Geoffrey Beevers.

Producer: Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911105]

A Mine of Serpents Shena Mackay 's bittersweet tale for Guy

Fawkes' night recalls two brothers at war, the mystical powers of Madam Alphonsine and overdosing on marshmallows - Read by Stephen Moore. Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Unknown: Shena MacKay

Read By: Stephen Moore.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911105]

Unknown: Shena MacKay

Read By: Stephen Moore.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911106]

Scream, Scream byGlendaBeagan. All is quiet on the psychiatric ward, until Mrs Jenkins arrives.

Read by Helen Griffin. Producer Caroline Sartl

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs Jenkins

Read By: Helen Griffin.

Producer: Caroline Sartl

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911106]

Unknown: Mrs Jenkins

Read By: Helen Griffin.

Producer: Caroline Sartl

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911107]

The Lord's Fuchsia by Jess Wall.

Adolescent love turns to jealousy, which ushers in the adult world.

Read by June Barrie. Producer Graham Hoyland

Contributors

Unknown: Jess Wall.

Read By: June Barrie.

Producer: Graham Hoyland

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911107]

Unknown: Jess Wall.

Read By: June Barrie.

Producer: Graham Hoyland

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911108]

The Amorous Ghost byEnidBagnold.

Mr Templeman 's wife is away but it seems someone is sleeping in her nightgowns.

Read by Paul Daneman. Producer Sue Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Mr Templeman

Read By: Paul Daneman.

Producer: Sue Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911108]

Unknown: Mr Templeman

Read By: Paul Daneman.

Producer: Sue Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911111]

Good Advice Is Rarer than Rubies by Salman Rushdie.

A thousand days have passed since the death threat was imposed on the author. Today in London a 24-hour vigil takes place in acknowledgment - and this special broadcast of his popular tale also marks the event.

Read by Zia Mohyeddin. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Contributors

Unknown: Salman Rushdie.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911111]

Unknown: Salman Rushdie.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911112]

The Chlorine Bath by Janice Galloway.

"The remit itself is quite simple.... We are to get into the bath and sit together for the good of the department." Read by Jan Wilson. Producer Bruce Young

Contributors

Unknown: Janice Galloway.

Read By: Jan Wilson.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911112]

Unknown: Janice Galloway.

Read By: Jan Wilson.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911113]

The Moment before the Gun Went Off by Nadine Gordimer , winner of the 1991 Nobel

Prize for Literature.

South Africa, the present. A freakish accident sheds light on the relationship between Marais and his servant Lucas.

Read by Deborah Findlay. Producer Richard Wortley

Contributors

Unknown: Nadine Gordimer

Read By: Deborah Findlay.

Producer: Richard Wortley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911113]

Unknown: Nadine Gordimer

Read By: Deborah Findlay.

Producer: Richard Wortley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911114]

Wigtime by Alice Munro.

The first of two parts read by Margaret Robertson. "When her mother was dying, Anita came home to take care of her. 'I heard you were here,' this woman said. It was

Margot, whom Anita hadn't seen for 30 years." Abridged by Meg Clarke

Producer Pat McLoughlin (Part 2. tomorrow at 4.45pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Alice Munro.

Read By: Margaret Robertson.

Abridged By: Meg Clarke

Producer: Pat McLoughlin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911114]

Unknown: Alice Munro.

Read By: Margaret Robertson.

Abridged By: Meg Clarke

Producer: Pat McLoughlin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911118]

Giufa by Leonardo Sciascia. In Arabic, Giufa is a small crested bird with a penchant for mischief. And in Sicily our Giufa is happily creating mayhem among the clergy. Read by Bob Peck.

Translated by Avril Bardoni Producer Peter Kavanagh

Contributors

Unknown: Leonardo Sciascia.

Read By: Bob Peck.

Translated By: Avril Bardoni

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911118]

Unknown: Leonardo Sciascia.

Read By: Bob Peck.

Translated By: Avril Bardoni

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911120]

A Covering of Snow by Richard Madelin.

A silver-tongued salesman cracks under the pressure of his double life.

Read by Stephen Tompkinson. Producer Claire Grove

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Madelin.

Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.

Producer: Claire Grove

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911120]

Unknown: Richard Madelin.

Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.

Producer: Claire Grove

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911121]

The Turf Cutters by Emma Parsons.

Six years have passed and Bridie finally discovers the truth about her father's mysterious disappearance.... Read by Ali White. Producer Anne Simpson

Contributors

Unknown: Emma Parsons.

Read By: Ali White.

Producer: Anne Simpson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911121]

Unknown: Emma Parsons.

Read By: Ali White.

Producer: Anne Simpson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911122]

Three Hours between Planes by F Scott Fitzgerald. Three hours have to be killed. So Donald looks up an old flame - and gets a big surprise - Read by Garrick Hagon. Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald.

Read By: Garrick Hagon.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911122]

Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald.

Read By: Garrick Hagon.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911125]

In the Withaak's Shade by Herman Charles Bosman. The shade of the withaak tree is a relief from the burning South African sun, for man.... and leopard. Read by Jack Klaff. producer Adrian Bean

Contributors

Unknown: Herman Charles Bosman.

Read By: Jack Klaff.

Producer: Adrian Bean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911125]

Unknown: Herman Charles Bosman.

Read By: Jack Klaff.

Producer: Adrian Bean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911126]

Family by Kate Roberts. Ela is at a funeral her husband has refused to attend. He can't stand her family. But can she?

Kate Roberts was the foremost 20th-century prose writer in Welsh.

Read by Menna Trussler. Translated by Joseph P Clancy Producer Jane Dauncey

Contributors

Unknown: Kate Roberts.

Unknown: Kate Roberts

Read By: Menna Trussler

Translated By: Joseph P Clancy

Producer: Jane Dauncey

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911126]

Unknown: Kate Roberts.

Read By: Menna Trussler

Translated By: Joseph P Clancy

Producer: Jane Dauncey

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911127]

Words and Deeds by Paul Theroux.

"When Andre sees that I have left him, he will try to kill me. All Corsicans are like that - blood-thirsty and jealous. He will want to kill you too."

Read by Garrick Hagon. Producer Anne-Mane Cole

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Theroux.

Read By: Garrick Hagon.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911127]

Unknown: Paul Theroux.

Read By: Garrick Hagon.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911128]

Blame It on the Pilgrims "Every cell in Margery's body is attuned to the event. She disappears into shopping malls like some comestible down the long dark throat of a crocodile." Anne Leaton 's tale describes the build-up to American Thanksgiving, which is celebrated today. Read by Liza Ross.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Leaton

Read By: Liza Ross.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911128]

Unknown: Anne Leaton

Read By: Liza Ross.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911129]

Mrs Lamond 's Lament byWilmaCoghill.

Mrs Lamond has a real problem getting to the point and focussing on the nub of the matter when she recounts her tale of woe.

Mr Lamond , on the other hand, knows how to get his own way, and, believe it or not, it all hinges on a forgotten fish supper.

Read by Elaine C Smith. Producer Louise Dalziel

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs Lamond

Unknown: Mrs Lamond

Unknown: Mr Lamond

Read By: Elaine C Smith.

Producer: Louise Dalziel

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911129]

Unknown: Mrs Lamond

Unknown: Mr Lamond

Read By: Elaine C Smith.

Producer: Louise Dalziel

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911202]

Monsieur Oufle

A Victorian translation of a 17th-century story byL'AbbeBourdelot.

The farcical history of the superstitious and weak-headed Monsieur Oufle who believes he has been bewitched and turned into a werewolf.

Read by Timothy Bateson. Translated by the Rev Sabine Baring-Gould

Producer Sarah Kilgarriff

Contributors

Unknown: Monsieur Oufle

Unknown: Monsieur Oufle

Read By: Timothy Bateson.

Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911202]

Unknown: Monsieur Oufle

Read By: Timothy Bateson.

Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911203]

A double bill from the futuristic writer

Ray Bradbury.

Read by Peter Whitman. The Smile

What would induce a small boy to queue in the cold at five in the morning? And what does it have to do with Leonardo da Vinci ?

Followed by The Gift

Christmas is still

Christmas, however many million miles you are away from home.

Producer Susan Roberts

Contributors

Unknown: Ray Bradbury.

Read By: Peter Whitman.

Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911203]

Unknown: Ray Bradbury.

Read By: Peter Whitman.

Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911204]

The Long Crossing by Leonardo Sciascia.

A group of Sicilians bound for a new life in America find that their boat journey has an unexpected destination. Read by Sean Barrett. Translated by Avril Bardoni

Producer Jocelyn Boxall. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Leonardo Sciascia.

Read By: Sean Barrett.

Translated By: Avril Bardoni

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911204]

Unknown: Leonardo Sciascia.

Read By: Sean Barrett.

Translated By: Avril Bardoni

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911205]

The Beggars by Donneil Kennedy.

"One day, before the last rains, when the mood of the city was a steam boiler at white heat, I got caught in a riot."

Read by Crawford Logan. Producer Bruce Young

Contributors

Unknown: Donneil Kennedy.

Read By: Crawford Logan.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911205]

Unknown: Donneil Kennedy.

Read By: Crawford Logan.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911206]

Mrs Pulaska by Christopher Burns. "For people such as us she was an emissary from another world. She was angular with bony features and long black hair like awitch's...."

Read by David Harovitch. Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs Pulaska

Unknown: Christopher Burns.

Read By: David Harovitch.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911206]

Unknown: Mrs Pulaska

Unknown: Christopher Burns.

Read By: David Harovitch.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911209]

Leonardo's Horse by Thomas Kane.

"Over the years I grew to hate both gambling and alcohol, but my father's fascination for horses stayed with me. Another thing I remember was his love for the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci...."

Read by Jimmy Chisholm. Producer David Jackson Young

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Kane.

Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci.

Read By: Jimmy Chisholm.

Producer: David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911209]

Unknown: Thomas Kane.

Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci.

Read By: Jimmy Chisholm.

Producer: David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911210]

Cuddy by Kate Griffin. Read by Eileen O'Brien. Producer Gillian Hush

Contributors

Unknown: Cuddy

Unknown: Kate Griffin.

Read By: Eileen O'Brien.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911210]

Unknown: Cuddy

Unknown: Kate Griffin.

Read By: Eileen O'Brien.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911211]

Snowdrops by Leslie Norris.

A 6-year-old boy looks forward to his teacher showing him the first snowdrops. Little does he know how their fragility and strength are mirrored in her sadness.

Read by Gareth Armstrong. Producer Caroline Sarll

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Norris.

Read By: Gareth Armstrong.

Producer: Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911211]

Unknown: Leslie Norris.

Read By: Gareth Armstrong.

Producer: Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911213]

The Iron Hand by Lawrence Durrell.

As if to be called "Percy" were not stupid enough, the Embassy Second

Footman rather fancied himself in the suit of armour known as "The White Knight".

Read by Frank Windsor. Producer John Theocharis Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Lawrence Durrell.

Read By: Frank Windsor

Producer: John Theocharis

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911213]

Unknown: Lawrence Durrell.

Read By: Frank Windsor

Producer: John Theocharis

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911216]

The first of five bitter-sweet comedies by the Indian writer R K Narayan. Engine Trouble

In north India you can win a steam-engine in a raffle.... but how do you get the prize home?

Read by Zia Mohyeddin. Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Read By: Zia Mohyeddin.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911216]

Read By: Zia Mohyeddin.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911217]

The second bitter-sweet comedy by the Indian writer R K Narayan.

Trail of the Green Blazer

"The jabber and babble of the market place was there. Over it the green blazer seemed to cry out an invitation.... Raju could not ignore it."

Read by Sam Dastor.

Contributors

Read By: Sam Dastor.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911217]

Read By: Sam Dastor.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911218]

The third of five bitter-sweet comedies by the Indian writer R K Narayan. Father's

Help Swami is the pupil. Samuel is the teacher. A classroom battle is about to start - Read by Zia Mohyeddin.

Contributors

Unknown: Help Swami

Read By: Zia Mohyeddin.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911218]

Unknown: Help Swami

Read By: Zia Mohyeddin.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911219]

The fourth of five bitter-sweet comedies by the Indian writer RKNarayan.

A Willing Slave

Ayah's devotion to her young mistress is complete, until the Old Fellow turns up to claim what is his.

Read by Zia Mohyeddin.

Contributors

Read By: Zia Mohyeddin.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911219]

Read By: Zia Mohyeddin.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911220]

The last in the series of bitter-sweet comedies by the Indian writer RKNarayan. The Axe

If the old house remains intact, Velan's beautiful garden with its Margosa tree will also endure. But the years pass and the property developers gather. Read by Sam Dastor.

Contributors

Read By: Sam Dastor.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911220]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911223]

Swirsky Rejoices

An African Christmas in the 1950s, as recalled in five stories by Christopher Hope. The small town of Badminton welcomes a restless chemist called Nathan Swirsky. 1: Avanti!

"He arrived wearing a deadly moustache. And he came from the direction of the dynamite factory...." Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Stories By: Christopher Hope.

Unknown: Nathan Swirsky.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911223]

Stories By: Christopher Hope.

Unknown: Nathan Swirsky.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911224]

Swirsky Rejoices 2: Relax!

"We all went to Uncle

Monty's Pleasure Farm.

Swirsky brought up the rear. Only his moustache was cool." (Fordetails seeyesterday)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911227]

Swirsky Rejoices

The last of five stories of an African Christmas.

Aloft!: "Swirsky came out of the tree house. He was naked except for his moustache. And even that looked naked...."

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911230]

Alan by Richard Boston.

Read by Tony Robinson. Producer Susan Roberts

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Boston.

Read By: Tony Robinson.

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911230]

Unknown: Richard Boston.

Read By: Tony Robinson.

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920101]

The New Year Boy by Shena Mackay.

Reader Maggie Steed. Producer Duncan Minshull

Reader Maggie Steed. Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Reader: Shena MacKay.

Reader: Maggie Steed.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920101]

Reader: Shena MacKay.

Reader: Maggie Steed.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920102]

Resurrection by Rhys Davies.

Ellen and Bertha prepare for their sister Megan's funeral. The day before the burial, a difficulty arises. Producer Caroline Sartl

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920102]

Unknown: Rhys Davies.

Producer: Caroline Sartl

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920103]

Monsoon Selection

Board by George MacDonald Fraser.

"I looked around at my fellow applicants, most of whom had at least three stripes and seemed to be full of confidence, initiative, leadership and flannel..." Read by Tom Fleming. Producer Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920103]

Unknown: George MacDonald

Read By: Tom Fleming.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920106]

Men, Those Fabulous Creatures by A L Barker.

Read by Joan Matheson. Producer Enyd Williams. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920106]

Read By: Joan Matheson.

Producer: Enyd Williams.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920107]

Magic byJakeAllsop.

In Australia on the rank at

Perth airport there is an old London taxi. How did it come to be there?

Read by Richard Mitchley. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920107]

Read By: Richard Mitchley.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920108]

The Getaway by Steve Dixon.

Read by Ann Windsor. Producer Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920108]

Unknown: Steve Dixon.

Read By: Ann Windsor.

Producer: Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920109]

On the Rails by Carol Ann Frazer.

A successful day at the races does nothing to diminish Father Shaunessy's feelings for a young single mother who has earlier come to see him.

Read by Niall Cusack. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920109]

Unknown: Carol Ann Frazer.

Read By: Niall Cusack.

Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920110]

The First Banana in England

"It is a yellow fruit. And long. Its flesh is as soft as butter and sweet as honey. If chopped in twain, you will see the sign of the cross on its middle...."

Jonathan Treitel 's short story describes a fruity discovery made in Elizabethan times.

Read by Stephen Moore. Producer Duncan Minshull

(First broadcast on Radio 3)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920110]

Unknown: Jonathan Treitel

Read By: Stephen Moore.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920113]

Leaving Doyle's Cross by Frank Ronan.

Read by Sorcha Cusack. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920113]

Unknown: Frank Ronan.

Read By: Sorcha Cusack.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920114]

Molly M'Collie byDavidAKilby.

Read by David McKail. Producer David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920114]

Read By: David McKail.

Producer: David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920115]

The World and Other Places byjeanette Winterson. "There were six of us at night in the living room, six people and six carpet tiles... we were going to fly away...."

Read by Joe Osborne. Producer David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920115]

Read By: Joe Osborne.

Producer: David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920116]

Retreat by John Latham.

"Someone had come out of the main door of the barn and was hurrying away. He flushed with annoyance. This was his sanctuary.

Why was she hounding him?" Read by James Quinn. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920116]

Unknown: John Latham.

Read By: James Quinn.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920117]

Jasmine by Muhammad al Murr. "What madness had gripped him.... It was definitely love. It was fate to love that Jasmine." Read by Sam Dastor. Translated by Peter Clark

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920117]

Unknown: Muhammad Al Murr.

Read By: Sam Dastor.

Translated By: Peter Clark

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920120]

The Devil, the Nun and the Tango Dancer by Michael Carson.

The Bordello de Libertad in Buenos Aires. Once there was a dancer with two daughters. One became a nun, the other followed mother. Then the devil intervened and all hell broke loose.

Read by Sean Barrett.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920120]

Unknown: Michael Carson.

Read By: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920121]

The Kite

Written and read by Co))injohnson.

Director Andy Jordan. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920121]

Director: Andy Jordan.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920122]

The Visitor's Book by Stephen GaUagher.

Read by Terence Edmond. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920122]

Book By: Stephen Gauagher.

Read By: Terence Edmond.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920123]

Losing by Clare Morgan.

"At the beginning of the grey time, towards the end of when she was 12, she was visited by what her mother said was womanhood."

Read by Ruth Jones. Producer Caroline Sam

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920123]

Unknown: Clare Morgan.

Read By: Ruth Jones.

Producer: Caroline Sam

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920124]

The Oedipus Complex VSPritchett's story pits a hapless victim against the strange and comic ambitions of Mr Pollfax.

Mr Pollfax is a dentist.

Read by John Moffatt.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920124]

Unknown: Mr Pollfax.

Read By: John Moffatt.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920127]

Walk Tall, If You Dare by John Morrow.

"In time, of course, everyone got to know who and what I was; but the experiences of that first week had unnerved me slightly. I decided that the less I looked like a Peeler the better...."

Read by Ian McElhinney. Producer Joanna Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920127]

Unknown: John Morrow.

Read By: Ian McElhinney.

Producer: Joanna Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920128]

Force by Simon Korner. "As I approached the climbing frame, the chanting had already begun. Jan was throwing back retorts.

They were cruel. 'Bullies!' I could hear my father's voice saying that word." Read by Roger Allam. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920128]

Unknown: Simon Korner.

Read By: Roger Allam.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920129]

Yellow Moepels by Herman Charles Bosman. When a Boer consults a witchdoctor about the future, he receives an unexpected prediction.... Read by Jack Klaff.

Producer Adrian Bean. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920129]

Unknown: Herman Charles Bosman.

Read By: Jack Klaff.

Producer: Adrian Bean.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920130]

A Day at the Seaside by Linda Kempton.

Read by Polly James. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920130]

Unknown: Linda Kempton.

Read By: Polly James.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920131]

I'll Never Know by A L Barker.

An antiques journalist is exploring some beautiful and rare panels in an old country house in Sussex. But she discovers more than a passing connection between their artistry and meaning and herself.

Read by Angela Thorne. Producer Enyd Williams Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920131]

Read By: Angela Thorne.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920203]

The Luncheon by Somerset Maugham. A nightmarish lunch date for him who picks up the bill. But revenge is sweet.... Read by Robert Rietty. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920203]

Read By: Robert Rietty.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920204]

Jimmy and the Policeman by lain Crichton Smith. Read by Ralph Riach. Producer Louise Dalziel

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920204]

Unknown: Crichton Smith.

Read By: Ralph Riach.

Producer: Louise Dalziel

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920205]

Flower Power by James Thurlby. "Our study group adjourned for lunch on the final day of the course in a state of anarchy." A tale of middle-management crisis, read by Geoffrey Beevers. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920205]

Unknown: James Thurlby.

Read By: Geoffrey Beevers.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920206]

Departures by Brian Leyden.

An emigrant returns to his west of Ireland home and is startled by the painful beauty of the place.

Read by Ian McElhinney. Producer Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920206]

Unknown: Brian Leyden.

Read By: Ian McElhinney.

Producer: Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920207]

The Proper Respect by Isabel Allende.

Diana Quick reads this story of scoundrels who con their way into the highest echelons of society.

Producer Janet Whitaker

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920207]

Unknown: Isabel Allende.

Unknown: Diana Quick

Producer: Janet Whitaker

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920210]

Wimpole'sWoe by Louis Golding.

In this comedy classic admired by Wodehouse, Albert Wimpole , the original wimp, abruptly changes character.

Read by Hugh Dickson. Producer Michael Bath

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920210]

Unknown: Louis Golding.

Unknown: Albert Wimpole

Read By: Hugh Dickson.

Producer: Michael Bath

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920211]

Mr Reginald

Peacock's Day by Katherine Mansfield. "The truth was that once you married a woman she became insatiable.... nothing was more fatal for an artist than marriage...." Read by Brian Gear. ProducerVivBeeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920211]

Unknown: Mr Reginald

Unknown: Katherine Mansfield.

Read By: Brian Gear.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920212]

This Sentence Does Not

Consist of Eight Words Michael Carson 's tale describes a rather surreal trip to the Tate Gallery North.

Read by David Horovitch. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920212]

Unknown: Michael Carson

Read By: David Horovitch.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920213]

Theresa's Father by Catherine Linstrum.

On the 16th anniversary of her conception, Theresa receives a pearl necklace and a letter from the father she has never known. She sets out to find him.

Read by Elliott Nicholls. Producer Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920213]

Unknown: Catherine Linstrum.

Read By: Elliott Nicholls.

Producer: Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920214]

The White Cliffs

Mary Flanagan 's story looks forward to

Valentine's Day, with love in a launderette. Read by Alice Arnold.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920214]

Unknown: Mary Flanagan

Read By: Alice Arnold.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920217]

Cometh Comet by Herman Charles Bosman.

"We could see, of course, that the star was an omen.

But we did not know what sort of omen it was.

Read by Jack Klaff. Producer Adrian Bean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920217]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920218]

Yuri Gagarin by Simon Korner.

"I could see Yuri Gagarin in my mind: no face, just a big round helmet reflecting glass at the front, his spacesuit of cleanest white, and I was filled with joy. Patrick said we should be able to see the rocket passing over the garden later."

Read by Roger Allam. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920218]

Unknown: Yuri Gagarin

Unknown: Simon Korner.

Read By: Roger Allam.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920219]

The Good Life by Ronald Frame.

"Alders. Birches. Lindens.

Yes I'm back. Ahead of me is the border...."

Read by Nigel Anthony. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920219]

Read By: Nigel Anthony.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920220]

On the Market by Brian Leyden.

"A tractor rolls through town and a cow bellows into the dreaming bedrooms, to announce the first mart of the New Year."

Read by Gerry McGrath. Producer Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920220]

Unknown: Brian Leyden.

Read By: Gerry McGrath.

Producer: Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920221]

Where the Kids Are At byAlexFerguson.

"The headmaster was young, naive and very new, and the ladies of his staff were none of these things." Read by Avril Elgar. Producer Gillian Hush fRpt;

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920221]

Read By: Avril Elgar.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920224]

To Tempt a Woman by Clare Boylan.

The secret purchase of a fur coat by two conniving fathers will seal a little deal. But for what?

Read by Tony Doyle. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920224]

Unknown: Clare Boylan.

Read By: Tony Doyle.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920225]

The Tyrolese Exercises Leon Sinden reads one of Barry Pain 's Eliza stories - the classics of Edwardian humour that first appeared in 1900. Producer David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920225]

Unknown: Leon Sinden

Unknown: Barry Pain

Producer: David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920226]

The Mother by Antonis Samarakis.

In a small Grecian village, a mother irons her son's best trousers unaware of the events about to overtake her.

Read by Jill Graham. Translated by Gavin Betts Producer Sue Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920226]

Unknown: Antonis Samarakis.

Read By: Jill Graham.

Translated By: Gavin Betts

Producer: Sue Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920227]

Singing for the Glory of God by Jenny Hursell.

Read by Delia Corrie. ProducerGillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920227]

Unknown: Jenny Hursell.

Read By: Delia Corrie.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920228]

ABekkersdal

Marathon by Herman Charles Bosman.

In the little South African town of Bekkersdal they had heard of the latest craze for "marathon dancing". But an altogether more extraordinary marathon was about to take place in their own church.

Read by Stratford Johns. Producer Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920228]

Unknown: Herman Charles Bosman.

Producer: Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920302]

Private Tuition by Mr Bose by Anita Desai. The baby needs milk and clothes, so Mr Bose 's evening lessons must continue - even for such pupils as Upneeta with her ruby earrings and shaming laughter - Read by Sam Dastor. Producer Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920302]

Unknown: Mr Bose

Unknown: Anita Desai.

Read By: Sam Dastor.

Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920303]

Sun and Moon by Katherine Mansfield. The children watched as the house was transformed for the party - and they were still awake when the music stopped - Read by Lin Sagovsky. ProducerVivBeeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920303]

Unknown: Katherine Mansfield.

Read By: Lin Sagovsky.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920304]

When the Door

Sighs.... by Michael Carson.

Patrick's father drank his last Mackeson down, placed it neatly on the bedside table, said,

"That was just the job," and fell back dead. His son

Patrick hopes to go the same way.

Read by Mark Lambert. Producer Peter Kavanagh

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920304]

Unknown: Michael Carson.

Read By: Mark Lambert.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920305]

The Wages of Sin

Young Davey exposes the hypocrisy of Reverend Jenkins , who has come to his Welsh village to preach about temperance.

Read by William Ingram. Producer Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920305]

Unknown: Reverend Jenkins

Read By: William Ingram.

Producer: Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920306]

Madame Zilinsky and the King of Finland by Carson McCullers. Affairs in the music department were running smoothly. There was only this nagging apprehension about Madame Zilinsky. Mr Brook could not work it out.

Read by Shelley Thompson.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920306]

Unknown: Madame Zilinsky

Unknown: Carson McCullers.

Unknown: Mr Brook

Read By: Shelley Thompson.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920309]

The Proposal by Peter Regent.

Marry Sally? Not yet, surely. But then eccentric fathers, snooping landladies and obsessive neighbours represent a world that must be escaped...

Read by Trevor Nichols. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920309]

Unknown: Peter Regent.

Read By: Trevor Nichols.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920311]

Black Country Farm by Elizabeth Jolley.

From inside the wash-house came sounds of a tin bath being shared.

The visitors looked away from each other and stared stonily at the ground.

Read by Mary Wimbush. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920311]

Unknown: Elizabeth Jolley.

Read By: Mary Wimbush.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920312]

Sun and Shadow by Fiona Barr.

A young Irish student in Spain learns about tolerance and love.

Read by Eileen McCloskey. Producer Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920312]

Unknown: Fiona Barr.

Read By: Eileen McCloskey.

Producer: Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920313]

The Paradise Hotel by Michael Carson.

When Miss Flynn and Miss Pearce find themselves in paradise, it fails to live up to their expectations.

Read by Irene Sutcliffe and Ann Windsor.

Producer Matthew Walters.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920313]

Unknown: Michael Carson.

Read By: Irene Sutcliffe

Read By: Ann Windsor.

Producer: Matthew Walters.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920316]

Kolberg by Christopher Burns.

When a young couple buy a barge to start a new life together, the discovery of an old manuscript throws a disturbing light on their love.

Read by Bill Nighy. Producer Adrian Bean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920316]

Unknown: Christopher Burns.

Read By: Bill Nighy.

Producer: Adrian Bean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920317]

Absolute Delight David McKail reads

Elspeth Davie 's story, which poses the question: can absolute delight be gained from a well-fitting pair of shoes as readily as it can from sex, money, friendship, music or travel?

Producer David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920317]

Unknown: David McKail

Unknown: Elspeth Davie

Producer: David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920318]

A Picture of You by Daphne Glazer.

"He just carried on at home as if he was still in the army... you know, up on the dot... kids had to be dressed and ready, and if ever we had an appointment nobody dared be a minute late... I used to dread it."

Read by Jane Hazlegrove. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920318]

Unknown: Daphne Glazer.

Read By: Jane Hazlegrove.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920319]

Telling Stories by Maeve Binchy.

The evening before the wedding, Irene's husband-to-be turns up with a face as white as the dress that is to be worn the next day. Then trouble starts - Read by Joanna Myers. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920319]

Read By: Joanna Myers.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920320]

Transatlantic Blues

Frederic Raphael 's haunting rites of passage story, read by John Roe.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920320]

Unknown: Frederic Raphael

Read By: John Roe.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920323]

A Gentleman's

Agreement by Elizabeth Jolley.

Mother is forced to sell the family farm. But she has a plan - Read by Susan Curnow. Producer David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920323]

Unknown: Elizabeth Jolley.

Read By: Susan Curnow.

Producer: David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920324]

The Chestnut Colt by Frances Bellerby.

"Yet here was established a green caravan, already unresented, apparently unnoticed by the chestnut colt and his mother! But to the boy and girl quite strange!"

Read by June Barrie.

Producer Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920324]

Unknown: Frances Bellerby.

Read By: June Barrie.

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920325]

Not Yet Jayette by William Boyd.

"Most mornings, early, I go down to the beach at Santa Monica to try and meet

Christopher Isherwood. A guy I know told me he likes to walk his dog down there before the beach freaks and surfers show up."

Read by Garrick Hagon. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920325]

Unknown: William Boyd.

Unknown: Christopher Isherwood.

Read By: Garrick Hagon.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920326]

Moonbeam Kisses by Leonora Brito.

"The day after the Pope died they put me in an orphanage... I had a name, Margaret-Rose, and a parentage that put me in the ledgers as 'half-caste'."

Read by Rakie Ayola. Producer Caroline Saril

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920326]

Unknown: Leonora Brito.

Read By: Rakie Ayola.

Producer: Caroline Saril

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920327]

Something of Fancy by A L Barker.

Every day, it is the habit of a certain lady to sit in a place overlooking the cathedral, where the view is unchanged. But a young man disturbs her meditations and, in his way, gives her peace for her destined journey.

Read by Joanna Myers and Clarence Smith.

Producer Enyd Williams. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920327]

Read By: Joanna Myers

Read By: Clarence Smith.

Producer: Enyd Williams.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920330]

Financing Finnegan by F Scott Fitzgerald.

He's a writer demanding huge advances for his books. And then there's that fatefu) trip to the North Po)e with three anthropologists.... al) women.

Read by Ed Bishop. Producer Duncan Minshu !

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920330]

Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald.

Read By: Ed Bishop.

Producer: Duncan Minshu

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920331]

The Brand of Eve

C S Forester's tale, read by David Shaw-Parker.

"There, printed on her lips unmistakably, were the words 'May I' the very words the Captain had used before he kissed her.

This was the way God was going to punish her for all her wickedness of the past, for the slackness of her corsets, and the freedom of her thought." Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920331]

Read By: David Shaw-Parker

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920401]

Crying, Talking,

Sleeping, Walking by Greg Snow.

Something turns up, very unexpectedly. And no one believes Grace when she says she found it in the washing machine - Read by Haydn Gwynne. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920401]

Unknown: Greg Snow.

Read By: Haydn Gwynne.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920402]

A Question of Detail by Maeve Kennedy.

A failed rendezvous at the perfect hotel prompts an exquisite revenge.

Read by Grainne McGann. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920402]

Unknown: Maeve Kennedy.

Read By: Grainne McGann.

Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920403]

InTheWithaak's

Shade by Herman Charles Bosman.

The shade of the Withaak tree is a relief from the burning sun, for man.... and leopard.

Read by Jack Klaff. Producer Adrian Bean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920403]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920406]

The Ghost Horse of Genghis Khan by Russell Hoban.

Father's study is cluttered with research on the Mogul emperor. And towards night-time John senses a change in the books, the memorabilia... Read by David Horovitch. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920406]

Unknown: Genghis Khan

Unknown: Russell Hoban.

Read By: David Horovitch.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920407]

Fearless by Janice Galloway. "He just appeared suddenly, shouting threats up the main street, then went away again."

Read by Grace Glover. Producer Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920407]

Unknown: Janice Galloway.

Read By: Grace Glover.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920408]

Incident on a Lake by John Collier.

Mr Beaseley 's sense of adventure leads him to

South America on the trip-of-a-lifetime search for the elusive Megatherium.

Read by Garrick Hagon. Producer Jocelyn Boxall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920408]

Unknown: John Collier.

Unknown: Mr Beaseley

Read By: Garrick Hagon.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920409]

Shirley by Anne Liddon.

"She said I had to go, that probation officer. I used to argue with her all the time, but it never gets you anywhere. It never got me my kid back."

Read by Kate Byers. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920409]

Unknown: Anne Liddon.

Read By: Kate Byers.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920410]

The Little Heidelberg by Isabel Allende. Diana Quick reads a tale of a love that vanishes. Producer Janet Whitaker

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920410]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920413]

Another Holiday for the Prince by Elizabeth Jolley.

"My brother smoked and drank and coughed and watched telly with the blinds drawn...."

So Mother organises a trip to the sea.

Read by Susan Cumow. Producer David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920413]

Unknown: Elizabeth Jolley.

Read By: Susan Cumow.

Producer: David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920414]

Poor-Martha by Frances Bellerby.

"The quiet day glowed, lambent, dreamlike. Crimson and yellow decorated the bushes... Something, perhaps a sound, suddenly made her look up at the high edge of the quarry..."

Read by June Barrie. Producer Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920414]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920415]

Rahmin by Jon Godden.

A writer living in Calcutta finds a fragile bond developing between herself and a poor embroiderer, but she learns too late that it is one to be handled with care.

Read by Tessa Worsley. Producer Tracey Neale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920415]

Unknown: Jon Godden.

Read By: Tessa Worsley.

Producer: Tracey Neale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920416]

Sabbatical

Philip Bond reads

Alun Richards ' story about an academic for whom romance (or is it sex?) arrives late in life. Producer Jane Dauncey

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920416]

Unknown: Philip Bond

Unknown: Alun Richards

Producer: Jane Dauncey

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920417]

Swirsky's Easter... Two more reminiscences from a South African childhood by novelist Christopher Hope. 1: Maundy!

A strange little man called Salisbury (no legs, deep voice) disrupts life on the Badminton Estate.... Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920417]

Unknown: Christopher Hope.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920420]

Swirsky's Easter

Second of two stories by Christopher Hope. 2: Warmer!

The eggs are melting. And the spirit of Salisbury haunts the estate.... Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920420]

Stories By: Christopher Hope.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920421]

The Shopkeeper and the Beggar by Ken Saro-Wiwa.

Only at closing time did he remember the beggars.

When he closed the shop, they were still there. "Give am penny for chop. Allah bless master." And he jangled his keys and said to himself, "Save the pennies and re-invest!" Read by Patrice Naiambana.

Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920421]

Unknown: Ken Saro-Wiwa

Read By: Patrice Naiambana.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920422]

Art Nouveau by Helen Campbell. "I hated visiting my mother, well not her, the house really, the chaos, the shabbiness, the half-done tasks..."

Read by Lynn Cahill. Producer Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920422]

Unknown: Helen Campbell.

Read By: Lynn Cahill.

Producer: Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920423]

The Beast in the Tower

Despite a Scottish setting, this is Beryl Bainbridge 's cautionary tale for St George's Day.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920423]

Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920424]

Just Like Stone's Hotel by Kit Wright. When Maurice unexpectedly bumps into two former drinking friends he invites them back to his house for a drink. "I've knocked the boozing on the head," he says, "and I've never felt better in my life." He then pours himself a large whisky.

Read by Stephen Thome. Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920424]

Read By: Stephen Thome.

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920427]

The German Cuckoo by Michael Carson. Benson blames the Germans for sweet rations, but his shock on discovering one living in his neighbourhood soon turns to something else.... Read by Crawford Logan. Producer Tim Gebbels

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920427]

Unknown: Michael Carson.

Read By: Crawford Logan.

Producer: Tim Gebbels

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920428]

The Honey That Came From The Sea by Sheena Blackball.

"Would the circus star tumble out of her heavenly certainty and smash into a thousand atoms in the arena dust? How horrible, how dreadful, how splendiferous if she did."

Read by Eileen McCallum. Producer Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920428]

Unknown: Sheena Blackball.

Read By: Eileen McCallum.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920429]

Bill Sprockett 's Land by Elizabeth Jolley.

Bill Sprockett 's land is special. Over the years he describes the change from bleak bush to burgeoning homestead.

Read by Stan Pretty. Producer David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920429]

Unknown: Bill Sprockett

Unknown: Elizabeth Jolley.

Read By: Stan Pretty.

Producer: David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920430]

Don't Get Between

A bad moment in the Club on Sunday morning.

Derek has a book about

Karate - Written and read by Henry Livings.

Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920430]

Read By: Henry Livings

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920501]

Taking It Easy

Michele Roberts ' droll guide to a writer's life how to have fun and still meet the deadline.

Read by Barbara Flynn. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920501]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920504]

At Hiruharama by Penelope Fitzgerald Read by Susan Cumow. Producer David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920504]

Unknown: Penelope Fitzgerald

Read By: Susan Cumow.

Producer: David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920505]

Strangers by Christopher Leach.

"It was as he feared, every compartment full... soon there would be spilt coffee, crumbs, crushed sandwich-plastic, drunks, the same pig faces asleep, open mouths, teeth..."

Read by Christian Rodska. Producer Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920505]

Unknown: Christopher Leach.

Read By: Christian Rodska.

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920506]

Cuts by D Taylor.

O'Brien's job at the hair clinic is routine. Then one afternoon a new client arrives...

Read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Jocelyn Boxall. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920506]

Read By: Dermot Crowley.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920507]

Morfydd's Celebration by Harri Pritchard-Jones. An old maid, aged 72, cracks open the sherry and has a few cigarettes. "This would be a nice way to die... feeling happy and at home...."

Read by Rachel Thomas. Translated by Harri Webb Producer Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920507]

Unknown: Harri Pritchard-Jones

Read By: Rachel Thomas.

Translated By: Harri Webb

Producer: Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920508]

Terminal One by David Marshall.

Is Murray, the middle-aged civil servant who wears an anorak, a joke or a spy?

Read by Valerie Sarruf. Producer Richard Wortley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920508]

Unknown: David Marshall.

Read By: Valerie Sarruf.

Producer: Richard Wortley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920511]

Scarab by Ian Rankin

A black Egyptian pendant holds the key to a 40-year mystery that begins with a birth.... and a death.

Read by Crawford Logan. Producer Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920511]

Unknown: Ian Rankin

Read By: Crawford Logan.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920513]

The Escape Club by Vicky Barlow

"She could feel the power to invent her own world growing again. Would writing ever provide the key to real freedom or just to the imaginary variety?" Read by Sue Jenkins. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920513]

Unknown: Vicky Barlow

Read By: Sue Jenkins.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920514]

The Boarding House by James Joyce.

A determined landlady exacts a just reparation. Read by Maurice O'Callaghan. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920514]

Unknown: James Joyce.

Read By: Maurice O'Callaghan.

Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920515]

Gravity by David Leavitt.

Shopping in New York City. Theo is ailing. But

Mother is on hand - especially so in the strange gift shop. Thanks be for mothers!

Read by Garrick Hagon. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920515]

Unknown: David Leavitt.

Read By: Garrick Hagon.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920518]

Five Stories by Graham Greene

Read by John Rowe. 1: Special Duties.

Producer Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920518]

Stories By: Graham Greene

Read By: John Rowe.

Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920519]

Five Stories by Graham Greene

Read by John Rowe.

2: The Overnight Bag. Henry Cooper is suspiciously eager to divulge the macabre contents of his overnight bag.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920519]

Stories By: Graham Greene

Read By: John Rowe.

Unknown: Henry Cooper

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920520]

Five Stories by Graham Greene

Read by John Rowe.

3: A Little Place Off The Edgware Road.

Craven hated his body. His nightmare was, not that the body died too soon, but that the body might not die at all.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920520]

Stories By: Graham Greene

Read By: John Rowe.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920521]

Five Stories by Graham Greene

Read by John Rowe. 4: Brotlier

Paris 1936. To the cafe owner, communists were the enemy. Reds, he believed, would rape his wife, murder him as soon as look at him yet here they were drinking in his bar.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920521]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920522]

Five Stories by Graham Greene

Read by John Rowe. 5:jubilee

Mr Chalfont had sat out the Jubilee celebrations in his room. Now, with his frayed cuffs but unquestionable air of Mayfair, he was back at the old game.

Producer Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920522]

Stories By: Graham Greene

Read By: John Rowe.

Unknown: Mr Chalfont

Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920525]

The Poet by W Somerset Maugham "He was a rebel and sometimes an outlaw, daring and adventurous; but above all he was a lover..."

Read by Michael N Harbour. Producer Joanna Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920525]

Read By: Michael N Harbour.

Producer: Joanna Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920526]

Tears of the Sea by Olive Senior.

Read by Adjoa Andoh.

"More than anything else she yearned to see the sea real close."

Producer Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920526]

Read By: Adjoa Andoh.

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920527]

Pleasures of the Flesh by Peter Regent.

Henry's interest in young women was purely carnal. Not as objects of sexual desire but as potential roast joints.

Read by Richard Owens. Producer Matthew Walters

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920527]

Unknown: Peter Regent.

Read By: Richard Owens.

Producer: Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920528]

A Story by Dylan Thomas.

Sion Probert reads the Welsh classic about a charabanc trip to Porthcawl.

Producer Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920528]

Story By: Dylan Thomas.

Story By: Sion Probert

Producer: Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920529]

Monsieur Oufle

A 17th-century story by L'Abbe Bourdelot in a Victorian translation by the Rev Sabine Baring-Gould.

The farcical history of the superstitious and weak-headed M Oufle who believes he has been betwitched and turned into a werewolf...

Read by Timothy Bateson. Producer Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920529]

Unknown: Monsieur Oufle

Unknown: Sabine Baring-Gould

Unknown: M Oufle

Read By: Timothy Bateson.

Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920601]

Cowboys by Stephen Amidon.

His father dropped out of college and went to

Hollywood to become a cowboy stuntman. Read by Garrick Hagon. Producer Michael Earley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920601]

Unknown: Stephen Amidon.

Read By: Garrick Hagon.

Producer: Michael Earley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920602]

Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl.

Patrick Maloney comes home one night with shocking news for his wife - but not as big as the shock she's going to give him!

Read by Jenny Lynch. Producer Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920602]

Unknown: Roald Dahl.

Unknown: Patrick Maloney

Read By: Jenny Lynch.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920603]

Malgr6toute Written by Lawrence Scott.

Life on a run-down sugar plantation frustrates Mr Wainwright. Promotion? Well, he'll have to inherit dead man's shoes - Read by Sean Barrett. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920603]

Written By: Lawrence Scott.

Unknown: Mr Wainwright.

Read By: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920604]

Guavas in Syrup by Trish Fitzpatrick.

No-one could make any sense of Norah Kane stealing a tin of guavas in syrup.

Read by Gerry McGrath. Producer Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920604]

Unknown: Trish Fitzpatrick.

Unknown: Norah Kane

Read By: Gerry McGrath.

Producer: Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920605]

The Devil and Mrs Fox

Written by Michael Carson.

Just because two ladies spend the afternoon shopping it doesn't mean they haven't something diabolical in mind...

Read by Maureen O'Brien. Producer Peter Kavanagh

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920605]

Unknown: Mrs Fox

Written By: Michael Carson.

Read By: Maureen O'Brien.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920608]

Men Friends by Angela Huth.

At Sir Jacob's wife's funeral an intriguing past is revealed.

Read by Anna Massey. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920608]

Unknown: Angela Huth.

Read By: Anna Massey.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920609]

Silver by George Mackay Brown. "Come up to the farm

Thursday morning," Anna whispered. "You'll get your chain back then, and something to go with it far more precious, precious." Read by Forbes Masson.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920609]

Unknown: George MacKay Brown.

Read By: Forbes Masson.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920610]

Lu-Lu by Joy Williams.

Heather, Debbie and Don don't know what to do with the eponymous pet. Take her to Mexico? To

San Diego?

Lu-Lu is a snake...

Read by Liza Ross.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920610]

Read By: Liza Ross.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920611]

Tea for Two by Margaret Lesser.

Two strangers meet in a tearoom. But perhaps they have met before.

Read by Ann Aris. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920611]

Unknown: Margaret Lesser.

Read By: Ann Aris.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920612]

Coping with Success Simon Herbertson 's tale describing one man's bid for DIY immortality.

Read by Rosemary Martin. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920612]

Unknown: Simon Herbertson

Read By: Rosemary Martin.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920615]

The Clerk's Tale by V S Pritchett.

A clerk remembers a journey to work in wartime; a journey that marked a dramatic move from adolescence to manhood.

Read by Reece Dinsdale. Producer Sue Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920615]

Read By: Reece Dinsdale.

Producer: Sue Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920616]

Tears, Idle Tears by Elizabeth Bowen.

"She was a gallant-looking woman, wearing white gloves and a dark-blue toque put on exactly right - not the sort of woman you ought to see in a park with a great blubbering boy belonging to her." Read by June Barrie. Producer Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920616]

Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen.

Read By: June Barrie.

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920617]

Abroad by Peter Regent.

Armchair travel is a dangerous business. Look at what happened to Gordon Tebbitt - Read by Nigel Anthony. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920617]

Unknown: Peter Regent.

Read By: Nigel Anthony.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920618]

The Good Fairy by Sian Williams.

Saffy doesn't believe in fairies but if they're the only way to get what she wants, she'll give them a try. Read by Emily Croft-Baker. Producer Jane Dauncey

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920618]

Unknown: Sian Williams.

Read By: Emily Croft-Baker

Producer: Jane Dauncey

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920619]

The Beggars by Donneil Kennedy.

"One day, before the last rains, when the mood of the city was a steam boiler at white heat, I got caught in a riot."

Read by Crawford Logan. Producer Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920619]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920622]

Higher Standards by Angus Wilson. Mrs Corfe and her daughter Elsie look after Mr Corfe , a stroke victim. But, as Elsie points out, her mother's quiet routines don't give her a monopoly on higher standards. Read by Valerie Sarruf.

Producer Richard Wortley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920622]

Unknown: Angus Wilson.

Unknown: Mrs Corfe

Unknown: Mr Corfe

Read By: Valerie Sarruf.

Producer: Richard Wortley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920623]

King Kong by Lisa Cody.

"The last line in the movie King Kong is 'Twas beauty killed the beast'.

Well, in my experience it's the other way round.

When even the prettiest people look at me they become horrible, so the beast kills beauty."

Read by Susan Jeffrey. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920623]

Unknown: Lisa Cody.

Read By: Susan Jeffrey.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920624]

Missing by Gillian Tindall.

An intriguing story with a twist in its tail that explores the effect on a family when Uncle Elwyn just disappears one day. Read by Alice Arnold. Producer Faynia Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920624]

Unknown: Gillian Tindall.

Read By: Alice Arnold.

Producer: Faynia Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920625]

Winter Break by Emma Cooke.

An enforced holiday reveals the truth about

Connie's marriage to Tim. Read by Marcella Riordan. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920625]

Unknown: Emma Cooke.

Read By: Marcella Riordan.

Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920626]

Blue Poppies by Jane Gardam.

Revelations at the old house where the Duchess presides and the old Duke dithers.

Read by Anna Massey.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920626]

Unknown: Jane Gardam.

Read By: Anna Massey.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920629]

Hattash by Paul Bowles.

Hattash earns his living by swindling people. Read by Ian Hogg. Producer Sally Avens

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920629]

Unknown: Paul Bowles.

Read By: Ian Hogg.

Producer: Sally Avens

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920630]

A Tale of Ordinary Love by David Kilby.

"What a looker she was.

Black eye make-up and back-combed hair. She used to lacquer that hair to death. It was like trying to run your fingers through a miner's helmet."

Read by Gerard Slevin.

Producer David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920630]

Unknown: David Kilby.

Read By: Gerard Slevin.

Producer: David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920701]

Edna, Back From America by Clare Boylan.

Someone mistakes June for the long-lost "Edna".

June decides to play along - it might shape a new life for her.

Or it might land her in trouble.

Read by Diana Bishop. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920701]

Unknown: Clare Boylan.

Read By: Diana Bishop.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920702]

The Fete

Mike Harding reads his own story about eight-year-old Barry, who enters a talent competition - with unexpected results. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920702]

Unknown: Mike Harding

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920703]

The Passport Officer by James Thurlby.

Harding's pressurised business life is having a strange effect on him.

Read by Paul Daneman.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920703]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920706]

Realpolitik by Angus Wilson.

A classic tale of creeping power set in a provincial art gallery.

Read by Steve Hodson. Producer Michael Earley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920706]

Unknown: Angus Wilson.

Read By: Steve Hodson.

Producer: Michael Earley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920707]

Chicken Pate by Madelaine Blackmore. The jar had said "consume within three days of opening" - how the devil could he manage that by himself?

Read by Brian Gear. Producer Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920707]

Unknown: Madelaine Blackmore.

Read By: Brian Gear.

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920708]

The Snail-Watcher by Patricia Highsmith. Mr Knoppert enjoys his hobby of snail-watching.

But one day his pets begin to get out of hand.... Read by John Webb. Producer Jocelyn Boxall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920708]

Unknown: Patricia Highsmith.

Unknown: Mr Knoppert

Read By: John Webb.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920709]

A Dangerous Remedy by Rhys Davies.

When Jane Puw falls ill, Dr Vavasor Evans prescribes the best known cure.

Read by Huw Ceredig. Producer Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920709]

Unknown: Rhys Davies.

Unknown: Jane Puw

Unknown: Dr Vavasor Evans

Read By: Huw Ceredig.

Producer: Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920710]

The Celebrity who Failed by Winifred Holtby.

When Amelia learns to walk on water, she is not prepared for the consequences.

Read by Alice Arnold. Producer Tessa Kendall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920710]

Unknown: Winifred Holtby.

Read By: Alice Arnold.

Producer: Tessa Kendall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920713]

One Sunday Morning by Stacy Aumonier.

There is always something to spoil a Sunday.

Read by John Baddeley. Producer Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920713]

Unknown: Stacy Aumonier.

Read By: John Baddeley.

Producer: Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920714]

The Bad Boy by Berlie Doherty.

Geraldine's parents are concerned about the influence the local "bad boy" is having on their daughter.... but what is the secret that takes her down to the seashore at night?

Read by Kathryn Hunt. Producer Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920714]

Unknown: Berlie Doherty.

Read By: Kathryn Hunt.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920715]

The Tablecloth Trick by Ben Chant.

It was to be a relaxed dinner with another couple, but things didn't go quite as planned.... Read by Eric Loren. Producer Sally Avens

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920715]

Unknown: Ben Chant.

Read By: Eric Loren.

Producer: Sally Avens

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920716]

The Catch by Peter Hollywood.

Kiernan had long believed himself out of reach of his religion, then suddenly this ridiculous urge to bless himself had taken hold of him.

Read by Lalor Roddy.

Producer Pam Brighton. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920716]

Unknown: Peter Hollywood.

Read By: Lalor Roddy.

Producer: Pam Brighton.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920717]

Leviathan by Philip Ridley.

Read by Richard Mitchley. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920717]

Unknown: Philip Ridley.

Read By: Richard Mitchley.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920720]

Forty Years On by Norah Lofts

"When I heard my parents speak of John Bullyer as 'The Wonder Child' I never even suspected the irony." Read by Robert Lang. Producer Joanna Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920720]

Unknown: Norah Lofts

Unknown: John Bullyer

Read By: Robert Lang.

Producer: Joanna Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920721]

Culture Shock by Anne Hay.

"It was bad enough being an au pair to a difficult three-year-old. But I was also expected to be argument referee, adultery alibi (for Madame) and private detective (for Monsieur)."

Read by Wendy Seager. Producer David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920721]

Unknown: Anne Hay.

Read By: Wendy Seager.

Producer: David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920722]

The Judgement of Paris by Leonard Merrick.

Robichon and Quinquart were the most acclaimed comic actors in Paris and suitors for the same lady. How would she choose between them?

Read by Geoffrey Beevers. Producer Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920722]

Unknown: Leonard Merrick.

Read By: Geoffrey Beevers.

Producer: Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920723]

Baby It's You by Roy Kelly.

"Things hadn't been right for a while. I knew. I just knew.... But he said I was just being silly."

Read by Valerie Windsor. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920723]

Unknown: Roy Kelly.

Read By: Valerie Windsor

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920724]

He Said It With Arsenic by Ruskin Bond.

"Have you ever heard of the Agra Double Murder? It happened when Agra was a far-flung outpost of the British Empire." Read by Geoffrey Whitehead.

Producer Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920724]

Unknown: Ruskin Bond.

Read By: Geoffrey Whitehead.

Producer: Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920727]

The Pepper-Tree by Dal Stivens.

"My father was a tall, thin man with melancholy brown eyes and the soul of a poet."

Read by John Turnbull. Producer Tim Gebbels

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920727]

Unknown: Dal Stivens.

Read By: John Turnbull.

Producer: Tim Gebbels

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920728]

Grass,Leaves by Kirsty Gunn.

She has strange dreams and violent fantasies - but are they only in her imagination?

Read by Eve Matheson. Producer Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920728]

Unknown: Kirsty Gunn.

Read By: Eve Matheson

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920729]

Footprints of the Eland by Georgina Andrewes.

A young man searches for his grandfather in South West Africa. But, like the elusive eland, Grandfather Kummer has vanished into nothingness.

Read by Jonathan Tafler. Producer Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920729]

Unknown: Georgina Andrewes.

Unknown: Grandfather Kummer

Read By: Jonathan Tafler.

Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920730]

The Colour of Sunlight by PY Betts

"She was sick... but she had no visible lumps." He had lumps, so what on earth had they in common? Read by Elizabeth Morgan. Producer Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920730]

Unknown: Py Betts

Read By: Elizabeth Morgan.

Producer: Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920731]

Yellow Moepels by Herman Charles Bosman.

When a Boer consults a witchdoctor about the future, he receives an unexpected prediction. Read by Jack Klaff.

Producer Adrian Bean. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920731]

Unknown: Herman Charles

Read By: Jack Klaff.

Producer: Adrian Bean.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920803]

Beyond the Blue Mountains

A specially commissioned story by Penelope Lively. Out of Sydney the going gets wilder. And the looming presence of the mountain range has a powerful effect on Myra's plan...

Read by Hannah Gordon. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920803]

Story By: Penelope Lively.

Read By: Hannah Gordon.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920804]

The Silk by Joy Cowley. Read by Vilma Hollingbery. Amy has been waiting for a special occasion to use the silk given her as a wedding gift. Now that day has arrived in unexpected circumstances.

Producer Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920804]

Read By: Vilma Hollingbery.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920805]

Freedom of the Press by Joseph O'Connor.

To be caught reading The Daily Sentinel is a fate worse than death.

ReadbyTPMcKenna. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920805]

Unknown: Joseph O'Connor.

Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920806]

The Lunch Box by Gillian Tindall.

Read by Anna Massey. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920806]

Unknown: Gillian Tindall.

Read By: Anna Massey.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920807]

Private Tuition by Mr Bose by Anita Desai. The baby needs milk and clothes so Mr Bose 's evening lessons must continue.

Read by Sam Dastor.

Producer Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920807]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920810]

Dark Red Roses by Stacy Aumonier.

Everything in his life was perfect. Who would imagine that a bunch of red roses could ruin it all?

Read by John Baddeley. Producer Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920810]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920811]

The Cowboy by Lamorna Hutchison.

Read by Stuart McQuarrie. "He wore a waistcoat, bright red, and a black boot-lace tie, and slung casually round his hips was a gun in a holster.

And it was that gun that made us all look at him." Producer David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920811]

Unknown: Lamorna Hutchison.

Read By: Stuart McQuarrie.

Producer: David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920812]

Saturday Night at Jenks Motel by DJ Taylor.

One of these nights that neon sign will slam down and shatter on the forecourt.

Read by Ed Bishop. Producer Michael Earley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920812]

Read By: Ed Bishop.

Producer: Michael Earley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920813]

The Shelver by Amanda Szekely.

"... Like shadows we run about filling our rows of shelves."

Read by Victoria Finney. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920813]

Unknown: Amanda Szekely.

Read By: Victoria Finney.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920814]

This Sentence Does

Not Consist Of Eight Words by Michael Carson.

A rather surreal trip to the Tate Gallery North.

Read by David Horovitch. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920814]

Unknown: Michael Carson.

Read By: David Horovitch.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920817]

Figs by Peter Regent.

He wanted something sticky and delicious to break the monotony of the coach ride. But the purple fruits from Smyrna came at a price...

Read by Nigel Anthony. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920817]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920818]

The Closed Shop by W Somerset Maugham. Read by Brian Gear. "The young men of fashion preferred to spend their evenings at the Grand Hotel - where they received for soft words entertainment, which at the regular establishments they could only have got for hard cash."

Producer Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920818]

Read By: Brian Gear.

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920819]

Compassion Fatigue by Mary Scott. Read by Jane Whittenshaw. The library is threatened with closure, but the readers of J R Hartley fight back!

Producer Claire Grove. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920819]

Unknown: Mary Scott.

Read By: Jane Whittenshaw.

Producer: Claire Grove.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920820]

Good Golly Miss Molly by Laurence Allan.

Swapping John Denver image for Little Richard rig-out, Dad takes teenage daughter Molly for a swinging day out - Read by Frank Vickery. Producer Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920820]

Unknown: Laurence Allan.

Unknown: John Denver

Unknown: Little Richard

Read By: Frank Vickery.

Producer: Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920821]

Leaving Doyle's Cross by Frank Ronan.

Eileen Patterson-Smythe (Cullen that was) has a great deal to look forward to. It's called India. But is it the India of her dreams? Read by Sorcha Cusack.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920821]

Unknown: Frank Ronan.

Unknown: Eileen Patterson-Smythe

Read By: Sorcha Cusack.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920824]

Action Will Be Taken by Heinrich Boll.

A work-shy employee observes the frenetic activity of a large German factory. Read by Peter Egan. Producer Paul Schlesinger

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920824]

Unknown: Heinrich Boll.

Read By: Peter Egan.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920825]

Sungura by Tracey Lloyd.

As Georgiadis sweated and laboured to build up his business, he thought only of how he would return home... and live like a real Greek once more.

Read by Garard Green.

Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920825]

Unknown: Tracey Lloyd.

Read By: Garard Green.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920826]

Leaving by M G Vassanji.

Aloo has set his heart on going to university in America, but first he has to contend with his mother.

Read by Anthony Zaki. Producer Sally Avens

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920826]

Unknown: G Vassanji.

Read By: Anthony Zaki.

Producer: Sally Avens

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920827]

Still Life by Daragh Carville.

"The rain still rang on Paddy Kerr 's head. He blurrily watched the water glittering on to the soldier's gun. The man seemed to be losing patience."

Read by BJ Hogg. Producer Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920827]

Unknown: Daragh Carville.

Unknown: Paddy Kerr

Read By: Bj Hogg

Producer: Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920828]

Cometh Comet by Herman Charles Bosman.

"We could see, of course, that the star was an omen."

Read by Jack Klaff.

Producer Adrian Bean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920828]

Unknown: Herman Charles

Read By: Jack Klaff.

Producer: Adrian Bean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920831]

Mr Lustgarten Falls in Love by Irene Dische. Read by Liza Ross.

Producer Duncan Minshuli

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920831]

Unknown: Mr Lustgarten

Unknown: Irene Dische.

Read By: Liza Ross.

Producer: Duncan Minshuli

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920901]

Imperial Measure by Jimmy Miller.

"It was like countless other

Saturdays... the dull knowledge that drinking was sinful went to the core of the assembly."

Read by Finlay Welsh.

Producer David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920901]

Unknown: Jimmy Miller.

Read By: Finlay Welsh.

Producer: David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920902]

Rabbits by Lawrence Scott.

She's an overseer's wife living on a plantation. She's expecting their seventh child. It's peaceful at the house, but down at the club the tongues are wagging...

Read by Deborah Findlay. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920902]

Unknown: Lawrence Scott.

Read By: Deborah Findlay.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920903]

Coping with Mr Rochester by Peter Harrison. "For a moment she thought she had seen a distant figure emerge from the trees and then slip back. She glanced behind her for the comforting presence of someone else walking home, but she was alone."

Read by Barbara Marten. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920903]

Unknown: Peter Harrison.

Read By: Barbara Marten.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920904]

Telling Stories by Maeve Binchy.

The evening before the wedding, Irene's husband-to-be turns up with a face as white as the dress that is to be worn the next day. Read by Joanna Myers.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920904]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920907]

Endangered Species by Naomi Mitchison

"Enough, enough," purred the Tiger Rajah. "Some wish will come to you. I will wait."

Read by Madhav Sharma. Producer Joanna Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920907]

Unknown: Naomi Mitchison

Unknown: Tiger Rajah.

Read By: Madhav Sharma.

Producer: Joanna Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920908]

Something Frivolous Written and read by Collin Johnson.

"Florence, wasn't that a nice lady who slapped that man's face in Selfridge's lift yesterday?"

Producer Andy Jordan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920908]

Read By: Collin Johnson.

Producer: Andy Jordan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920909]

Tommy's Day by Peter Regent.

He could see the sea; he could see Uncle Billy unscrew his wooden leg; he could see the girl in the strange bikini. It was that sort of holiday...

Read by David Horovitch. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920909]

Unknown: Peter Regent.

Read By: David Horovitch.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920910]

Luminous and Forlorn by Sian James.

"'A party,' I say, trying to sound cool.

'At Neville's. His parents are going out. We can have sandwiches and wine. And we can dance.'"

Read by Eiry Thomas. Producer Alison Hindell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920910]

Unknown: Sian James.

Read By: Eiry Thomas.

Producer: Alison Hindell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920911]

Not Yet Jayette by William Boyd.

"Most mornings, early, I go down to the beach at Santa Monica to meet

Christopher Isherwood. A guy I know told me he likes to walk his dog down there before the beach freaks... show up." Read by Garrick Hagon.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920911]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920914]

Serving Suggestions by Michael Carson.

Working at the tuna fish factory is awful - and his wife doesn't help with her Save the Whale obsession.

Then one day a dolphin comes to the rescue - Read by Stephen Moore. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920914]

Unknown: Michael Carson.

Read By: Stephen Moore.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920915]

Dave's Back by Alison Dunne. Dave was nifty with a brush and no one could think of anyone who had such a way with ready-pasted vinyl. Read by Julie Walters.

Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920915]

Unknown: Alison Dunne.

Read By: Julie Walters.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920916]

The Railings by Ronald Frame.

In some remarkable way, removing the railings at the bottom of the prim garden marks a turning point in the son's life: end of the railings means the end of a rather cloistered outlook.

Read by Nigel Anthony. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920916]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920917]

Dolly's Mother by Maeve Binchy.

"Mother was tall and willowy and had a smile that made other people smile too and a laugh that caused strangers to look up with pleasure... If you were square and solid and without colour and grace it was sometimes easy to hate Mother."

Read by Stella McCusker. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920917]

Read By: Stella McCusker.

Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920918]

The World and Other

Places by Jeanette Winterson. "There were six of us at night in the living room. six people and six carpet tiles... we were going to fly away..."

Read by Joe Osbome. Producer David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920918]

Unknown: Jeanette Winterson.

Read By: Joe Osbome.

Producer: David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920921]

The Lady on the Grey Nigel Anthony reads John Collier 's eerie tale set in tum-of-the-century Ireland. Producer Adrian Bean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920921]

Unknown: Grey Nigel Anthony

Unknown: John Collier

Producer: Adrian Bean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920922]

Demanding Maureen by David Kilby.

"An old woman with dishwater in her head...

She'd walk in the night.

Try to buy bread at three o'clock in the morning.

There was no such thing as a night's sleep."

Read by Louise Beattie. Producer David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920922]

Unknown: David Kilby.

Read By: Louise Beattie.

Producer: David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920923]

The Death of Daffy Ducky by Peter Goldsworthy.

The two couples enjoy all the pleasures of those with very disposable incomes. Then one evening, at dinner, something happens to change things.

Read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920923]

Unknown: Daffy Ducky

Unknown: Peter Goldsworthy.

Read By: Dermot Crowley.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920924]

A Natural Ending by Nick Yapp.

"Among a dozen smiling and uncomfortable celebrants at Table 17,

Patrick and Lianne Gosling were spending their last 24 hours together."

Read by Lesley Nicol. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920924]

Unknown: Nick Yapp.

Unknown: Lianne Gosling

Read By: Lesley Nicol.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920925]

Financing Finnegan by F Scott Fitzgerald. He's a writer always demanding huge advances for his books.

And then there is that fateful trip to the North Pole with three anthropologists... all women.

Read by Ed Bishop. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920925]

Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald.

Read By: Ed Bishop.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920928]

Gabriel-Ernest by Saki. When Van Cheele discovers a wild youth in the woods he is put out. Read by John Moffatt. Producer Tim Gebbels

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920928]

Unknown: Van Cheele

Read By: John Moffatt.

Producer: Tim Gebbels

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920929]

Grandma's Central

Position by Beryl Bainbridge. "Just as I'm a disappointment to Mother, she'd been a disappointment tu

Grandma. Only difference is, I couldn't care less." Read by Jane Hogarth. Producer Pat Pryor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920929]

Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge.

Read By: Jane Hogarth.

Producer: Pat Pryor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920930]

Black Snow Falling by Bemadette Crosthwaite. "She might be Linda Ruthin now, but I remembered her as Linda Coldfield. The queen of Shakespeare Road. My yardstick and my tormentor." Read by Elizabeth Mansfield. Producer Emma Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920930]

Unknown: Linda Ruthin

Unknown: Linda Coldfield.

Read By: Elizabeth Mansfield.

Producer: Emma Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921002]

The Ghost Horse of Genghis Khan by Russell Hoban.

Father's study is cluttered with research on the Mogul emperor. And towards night-time John senses a change in the books, the memorabilia, the shadowy and lamp-lit places...

Read by David Horovitch. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921002]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921005]

The Luncheon by Somerset Maugham.

A nightmarish lunch-date for him who picks up the bill. But revenge is sweet. Read by Robert Rietty.

Producer Duncan Mmshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921005]

Read By: Robert Rietty.

Producer: Duncan Mmshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921006]

Doing It Under the Table by Liza Cody.

"A dreadful thing happened this morning. I saw Mrs Whistock walking down Cheap

Street towards me, so I turned, and quite literally fled. Oh God, I hope she didn't see me."

Read by Sheila Mitchell. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921006]

Unknown: Liza Cody.

Unknown: Mrs Whistock

Read By: Sheila Mitchell.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921007]

Berlin Snowfall by Irene Dische.

The sight of snow at 86 Diisseldorfer Strasse has the residents out and about and behaving strangely - Read by Harbara Flynn. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921007]

Unknown: Irene Dische.

Unknown: Diisseldorfer Strasse

Read By: Harbara Flynn.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921008]

Conflicting Interests by Kddi McVeigh , read by BJHogg.

Producer Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921008]

Unknown: Kddi McVeigh

Producer: Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921009]

Dear George by Helen Simpson.

Writing practice letters to your potential boyfriend can have disastrous results...

Read by Alice Arnold.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921009]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921012]

The Vice-Consul by V S Pritchett.

Read by Sean Barrett. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921012]

Read By: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921013]

High Spirits by Donneil Kennedy.

"We'll have to pass the time somehow," said

McPhee, looking at them gravely. "As men have always done in adversity. Tell tales, weave ballads and legends."

Read by Robert Trotter. Producer Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921013]

Unknown: Donneil Kennedy.

Read By: Robert Trotter.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921014]

The Curtain with the Knot in It by Shena McKay.

Very strange goings-on at the Croxted Memorial

Home. Especially with Kevin and Pauline running things - Read by Jane Whittenshaw.

Abridged and produced by Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921014]

Unknown: Shena McKay.

Read By: Jane Whittenshaw.

Produced By: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921015]

Looking for Dorothy by John Ward.

"The nearer she gets to the house, the stronger is this strange feeling that he needs her. It puzzles her, because it is not as if they have ever been close as some fathers and daughters are."

Read by Judith Barker. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921015]

Unknown: John Ward.

Read By: Judith Barker.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921016]

The Laundry by Emily Prager.

Staying with her future mother-in-law in Johannesburg, Eve is

12,000 miles from home and just a little nervous. A familiar chore seems the very thing to calm her down. Read by Shelley Thompson.

Producer Sarah Kilgarnff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921016]

Unknown: Emily Prager.

Read By: Shelley Thompson.

Producer: Sarah Kilgarnff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921019]

The Cream of the Country by Ken Whitmore.

A skirmish over the blue velour hat leads to serious questions of faith and loyalty... Read by Lin Sagovsky.

Producer Pat Pryor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921019]

Unknown: Ken Whitmore.

Read By: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Pat Pryor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921020]

Long Lost and Love Excelling by Glen Jayson.

Eighteen-year-old Sarah is dragged to a cousin's wedding in Wales where all is revealed: Gran's thermal vest, Uncle Reon's beer-gut and cousin

Graham's twinkling eyes. Read by Katherine Kinsey. Producer Caroline Sarli

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921020]

Unknown: Glen Jayson.

Read By: Katherine Kinsey.

Producer: Caroline Sarli

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921021]

Rawdon's Roof by D H Lawrence.

Rawdon has sworn that no woman shall sleep under his roof again - but how does his lover feel about it?

Reader Andy Hockley.

Producer Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921021]

Unknown: H Lawrence.

Reader: Andy Hockley.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921022]

Departures by Brian Leyden.

An emigrant returns to his west of Ireland home and is startled by the painful beauty of the place.

Read by Ian McElhinney. Producer Pam Brighton. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921022]

Unknown: Brian Leyden.

Read By: Ian McElhinney.

Producer: Pam Brighton.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921023]

Gynae by Dilys Rose.

"He was so young to be left in charge. Just a boy, white-faced under the light, unruly red curls falling into his eyes. Not exactly Dr Kildare."

Read by Patricia Ross. Producer Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921023]

Unknown: Dilys Rose.

Read By: Patricia Ross.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921102]

Tinker's Curse

Written and read by Maurice Leitch.

"And then we saw the crowd. Just outside the barber's shop it was, a thick cluster of men.... Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921102]

Read By: Maurice Leitch.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921103]

Laughter in the Gallery by Nan Woodhouse. "Stately homes have ghosts.... I take them seriously."

Read by Delia Corrie. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921103]

Unknown: Nan Woodhouse.

Read By: Delia Corrie.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921104]

Success or Failure by T H White.

"Their idea was to imagine a baby, and to let it live on, day by day, having the adventures which it would normally have had if it had been a real one... both of them preferred a boy."

Reader Christian Rodska. Producer Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921104]

Reader: Christian Rodska.

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921105]

A Mine of Serpents Shena Mackay 's bitter-sweet tale for Guy Fawkes Night recalls two brothers at war, the mystical powers of Madame Alphonsine, and overdosing on marshmallows.

Read by Stephen Moore. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921105]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921106]

The Lumber Room by Saki.

As a matter of fact

Nicholas had no intention of going in to the gooseberry garden, but it was extremely convenient for him that the aunt should believe he had.

Read by John Moffatt. Producer Tim Gebbels

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921106]

Read By: John Moffatt.

Producer: Tim Gebbels

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921109]

The Waiting Room by Karen Knight.

"I regarded the apparition in the doorway in fear and trepidation, for, from 20 feet away in dim gaslight, it appeared to be a strange unhealthy creature...."

Read by Crawford Logan. Producer Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921109]

Unknown: Karen Knight.

Read By: Crawford Logan.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921110]

Mr Loveday 's Little

Outing by Evelyn Waugh. "You will find your father greatly changed," remarked Lady Moping, as the car turned into the gates of the County Asylum.

Read by Richard Mitchley. Producer Ann-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921110]

Unknown: Mr Loveday

Unknown: Evelyn Waugh.

Read By: Richard Mitchley.

Producer: Ann-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921111]

Pascale's Wager by Alison Joseph. "It was more than six months since he had died, although sometimes it felt like yesterday. From that time on she had lived with the knowledge that nothing was certain." Read by Kathryn Hunt. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921111]

Unknown: Alison Joseph.

Read By: Kathryn Hunt.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921112]

The White Flower by Hugh Bredin. The young priest contemplates his calling, but something in the "real world" distracts him... Read by Gerard McSorley. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921112]

Unknown: Hugh Bredin.

Read By: Gerard McSorley.

Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921113]

At Hiruharama by Penelope Fitzgerald.

Resourceful Tanner plans carefully for his wife's pregnancy and the birth of their first child on their remote New Zealand homestead.

Read by Susan Cumow. Producer David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921113]

Unknown: Penelope Fitzgerald.

Read By: Susan Cumow.

Producer: David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921123]

I'll Swing You Round by the Tail by Julia O'Faolain.

Maureen is about to step into the "adult" world. But first there is unfinished business with the "kid" and, regrettably, Tonger. Read by Sorcha Cusack. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921123]

Unknown: Julia O'Faolain.

Read By: Sorcha Cusack.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921124]

A Glowing Future by Ruth Rendell.

A beautiful silver trunk arrives, and lovers' dreams are shattered...

Read by Elizabeth Bell. Producer Pat Pryor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921124]

Unknown: Ruth Rendell.

Read By: Elizabeth Bell.

Producer: Pat Pryor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921125]

Seriously Seeking J K Galbraith by Catherine Merriman. "My neighbour Babs had had them all:

Clint Eastwood , David Essex , Richard Gere ,

Burt Reynolds.... Not really, you understand. In her dreams."

Read by Marie Phillips. Producer Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921125]

Unknown: Catherine Merriman.

Unknown: Clint Eastwood

Unknown: David Essex

Unknown: Richard Gere

Unknown: Burt Reynolds.

Read By: Marie Phillips.

Producer: Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921126]

Blame it on the Pilgrims

Anne Leaton 's tale describes the build-up to

American Thanksgiving - which is celebrated today. "Every cell in Margery's body is attuned to the event. She disappears into shopping malls like some comestible down the long dark throat of a crocodile."

Read by Liza Ross.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921126]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921127]

Bat Girl by William Boyd. There's a choice of Arthur's tongue, Trev's tattoo, or Uncle Ted's battery-hen farm. And

Tracy craves excitement. Read by Lesley Nicol. Producer Marion Nancarrow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921127]

Unknown: William Boyd.

Read By: Lesley Nicol.

Producer: Marion Nancarrow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921130]

West Wirral Story by Michael Carson.

A daughter drives her mother to a new life in an old people's home. But she knows that the parting may be too difficult for both of them - Read by Maureen O'Brien. Producer Jocelyn Boxall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921130]

Story By: Michael Carson.

Read By: Maureen O'Brien.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921201]

Card Trick with Hearts by Adrian Dannatt.

Postcards telling tales of honeymoons and holidays - memories and passions. But how will she cope with a real love affair? Read by Carolyn Backhouse. Producer Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921201]

Unknown: Adrian Dannatt.

Read By: Carolyn Backhouse.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921203]

The Humble and the Exalted by Liam Donnelly.

An ill-matched couple's struggle for supremacy. Read Dy Mane Jones. Producer Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921203]

Unknown: Liam Donnelly.

Unknown: Mane Jones.

Producer: Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921204]

Resurrection by Rhys Davies.

Ellen and Bertha prepare for their sister Megan's funeral. The day before the burial, a difficulty arises. Read by Myfanwy Talog. Producer Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921204]

Unknown: Rhys Davies.

Read By: Myfanwy Talog.

Producer: Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921207]

The Interview by Maeve Binchy.

Bessie is deaf: she needs a place in a special school. But will she pass the interview?

Read by Kate Binchy.

Producer Jocelyn Boxall. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921207]

Read By: Kate Binchy.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921208]

Hanging On by Lamoma Hutchison.

"This is what Hell is like, chocolate mousse and apple pie and time suspended; strung out and everyone horribly embarrassed to be there, especially the waiters." Read by Sheila Donald. Producer Louise Dalziel

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921208]

Unknown: Lamoma Hutchison.

Read By: Sheila Donald.

Producer: Louise Dalziel

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921209]

Sydney Came to Egypt by Gillian Tindall.

A tale of fate and the rediscovery of mystery and meaning in the land of the Pharaohs.

Read by Jonathan Tafler. Producer Tracey Neale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921209]

Unknown: Gillian Tindall.

Read By: Jonathan Tafler.

Producer: Tracey Neale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921210]

What the Sea Teaches by Brian Thompson.

"He lived by the sea. That had been the dream, all these years, and now it was the reality. Here he was, divorced, solitary, and with the stuffing coming out of him."

Read by Russell Dixon. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921210]

Unknown: Brian Thompson.

Read By: Russell Dixon.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921211]

Special Duties by Graham Greene.

William Ferraro knows how to delegate. In fact, he has raised the art to a mystical level...

Read by John Rowe.

Producer Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921211]

Unknown: Graham Greene.

Unknown: William Ferraro

Read By: John Rowe.

Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921214]

Black Dog by Penelope Lively.

"He asked her what she thought the dog would do if it got into the house.... She was silent for a moment and then said quietly she supposed it would eat her". Read by June Barrie. Producer Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921214]

Unknown: Penelope Lively.

Read By: June Barrie.

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921215]

7.23 by Ewart Hutton.

On holiday with his wife and children, Emrys seeks release from his everyday responsibilities in a curious nightly ritual. At

7.23 every night "she became his fixture".

Reader David Dooley. Producer Caroline Sarli

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921215]

Unknown: Ewart Hutton.

Reader: David Dooley.

Producer: Caroline Sarli

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921216]

Sisters by Elizabeth Taylor.

On a Thursday morning, soon after Mrs Mason returned from shopping, a neat young man wearing a dark suit and spectacles and carrying a rolled umbrella called at the house and brought her to the edge of ruin.

Read by Sheila Mitchell. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921216]

Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor.

Unknown: Mrs Mason

Read By: Sheila Mitchell.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921217]

Childybawn by Sean O'Faolain.

A mother's emotions are provoked beyond endurance when her son starts seeing another woman.

Read by Kevin Flood.

Producer Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921217]

Unknown: Sean O'Faolain.

Read By: Kevin Flood.

Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921218]

The Clerk's Tale by V S Pritchett.

A clerk remembers a journey to work in wartime, a journey that marked a dramatic move from adolescence to manhood.

Read by Reece Dinsdale. Producer Sue Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921218]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921221]

Five bitter-sweet tales for

Christmas.

1: On the Left Side

Michael Carson 's story describes the strange seating arrangements at St Finbar's Church.

Read by Sorcha Cusak.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921221]

Unknown: Michael Carson

Read By: Sorcha Cusak.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921222]

2: Night in Paris

A bitter-sweet tale for

Christmas by Patrice Chaplin.

In 1950 Aunt Ethel sent

Lucy a bottle of perfume. It was called "Night in Paris" and was packaged in a blue box with an Eiffel Tower and a half moon on the front.

Read by Eleanor Bron. Producer Michael Earley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921222]

Unknown: Patrice Chaplin.

Read By: Eleanor Bron.

Producer: Michael Earley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921223]

Changing Babies

The third of five bitter-sweet tales for Christmas.

Deborah Moggach 's story describes how the meanings and symbols of the festivities cause nothing but chaos for small Thomas. Read by Douglas Hodge.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921223]

Unknown: Deborah Moggach

Read By: Douglas Hodge.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921224]

4: Life Without George by Lynne Truss.

An angel is making his way to George's house - Read by Michael Williams. Producer Marilyn Imrie

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921224]

Unknown: Lynne Truss.

Read By: Michael Williams.

Producer: Marilyn Imrie

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921225]

5: Crying, Talking, Sleeping, Walking by Greg Snow.

Read by Haydn Gwynne. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921225]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921228]

The Trial of the Virgin by Luisa Valenzuela.

Read by Diana Bishop. Translated by Hortense Carpentier and J Jorge Castello Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921228]

Unknown: Luisa Valenzuela.

Read By: Diana Bishop.

Translated By: Hortense Carpentier

Translated By: J Jorge Castello

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921229]

The Pott Street Pig by Louise Lear.

When Jackie Slater found he'd won a pig in a raffle, naturally everybody thought it would be a dead one. But it wasn't.

Read by Rebecca Wright. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921229]

Unknown: Louise Lear.

Unknown: Jackie Slater

Read By: Rebecca Wright.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921230]

Maid in Heaven. by Sian James.

What could convince

Jenny Williams that marriage was worthwhile? Read by Eluned Jones. Producer Alison Hindell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921230]

Unknown: Sian James.

Unknown: Jenny Williams

Read By: Eluned Jones.

Producer: Alison Hindell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921231]

Pagans

Rick de Marinis ' blackish comedy for the last day of the year.

Read by Garrick Hagon. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921231]

Unknown: Rick de Marinis

Read By: Garrick Hagon.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930101]

The New Year Boy by Shena Mackay.

There's a bulky stranger on Monica's sofa...

Read by Maggie Steed.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930101]

Unknown: Shena MacKay.

Read By: Maggie Steed.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930104]

An Old, Old Story Written and read by Frederic Raphael.

Piers and Bill have been through a lot together. But nothing prepares them for the debts owed to The Sicilian Oath.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930104]

Read By: Frederic Raphael.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930105]

Her Turn by D H Lawrence.

Money is short when the colliery goes on strike, and Radford refuses to give his wife any strike pay. So what means can she employ to gain her fair share?

Read by Peter Meakin. Producer Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930105]

Unknown: H Lawrence.

Read By: Peter Meakin.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930106]

Remembering the Grass by Polly Coles.

Tum-of-the-century

British India. Sometimes mere memories of home are not enough.

Read by Tessa Worsley. Producer Clive Brill. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930106]

Unknown: Polly Coles.

Read By: Tessa Worsley.

Producer: Clive Brill.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930107]

Mother and Daughter by Michael McLaverty.

An old woman's need for superiority traps her into a mean-spirited relationship with her daughter - Read by Barbara Adair. Producer Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930107]

Unknown: Michael McLaverty.

Read By: Barbara Adair.

Producer: Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930108]

Edna, Back from America by Clare Boylan.

Someone mistakes June for the long-lost "Edna". June decides to play along - it might shape a new life for her. Or it might land her in trouble.... Read by Diana Bishop.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930108]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930111]

Marabou by Joy Williams. At Harry's funeral Anne meets a group of her dead son's friends. With them she relives a trip to Africa, Harry's drug addiction and the dark troubles of youth. Read by Buffy Davis.

Producer Michael Earley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930111]

Read By: Buffy Davis.

Producer: Michael Earley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930112]

The Mama Chorus by Dilys Rose.

"So what kind of singing d'you do then?"... "Anything with a contract," she said, "soul to salsa."

Read by Louise Beattie. Producer Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930112]

Unknown: Dilys Rose.

Read By: Louise Beattie.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930113]

Food with Feeling by Nicola Barker.

"The food had begun to express her. Peas and potatoes, steaks and salads all had something to say, something piquant and niggly..."

Something odd is happening in the kitchen! Read by Jane Whittenshaw.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930113]

Unknown: Nicola Barker.

Read By: Jane Whittenshaw.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930114]

What Great Events by W Pett Ridge.

How could an incident over a garden snail lead to riots in Wiltshire and even a political crisis?

Read by Brian Gear. Producer Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930114]

Unknown: Pett Ridge.

Read By: Brian Gear.

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930115]

The Judgment of Paris by Leonard Merrick.

Robichon and Quincart were the most acclaimed comic actors in Paris and suitors for the same lady. How would she choose between them? Read by Geoffrey Beevers. producer Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930115]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930118]

Special Report by Allan Massie.

"Hilary didn't realise for some minutes that the dog was dead. He merely thought how well trained it was to sit correctly on the bar stool like that...."

Read by Nigel Anthony.

Producer Duncan Minshull. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930118]

Unknown: Allan Massie.

Read By: Nigel Anthony.

Producer: Duncan Minshull.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930119]

The Quilt by Jenny Hursell.

"Ruth would sit on the stairs and stare at it, marvelling at the way such crazy misshapes of cloth had been fitted together to make a regular whole."

Read by Melissa Sinden. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930119]

Unknown: Jenny Hursell.

Read By: Melissa Sinden.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930120]

Perfect Strangers by Richard Burns.

"While you levelled the caravan I explored the site. 'Don't be long,' you called." But the boy has reason to stay out after meeting the others - Read by Michael Maloney. Producer Duncan Minshull Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930120]

Unknown: Richard Burns.

Read By: Michael Maloney.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930121]

Mrs Evans Number Six by Rhys Davies.

Mrs Evans had an enviable reputation. She had three clocks, 27 teapots, Venetian blinds and a row of brass candlesticks on the mantelpiece. And then, Mrs Lloyd bought a piano. Read by Sion Probert. Producer Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930121]

Unknown: Mrs Evans

Unknown: Rhys Davies.

Unknown: Mrs Lloyd

Read By: Sion Probert.

Producer: Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930122]

Heartland by Fiona Barr.

A young farmer falls in love with a nurse from the town and dreams they'll share a life in the heartland at the centre of rural Ireland.

Read by Stephen Rea. Producer Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930122]

Unknown: Fiona Barr.

Read By: Stephen Rea.

Producer: Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930125]

Cafe du Monde by Jonathan Treitel. New Orleans. Over cups of coffee the young French girl meets the GI sergeant: and it's a rather strange love at first sight.

Read by William Roberts. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930125]

Unknown: Jonathan Treitel.

Read By: William Roberts.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930126]

Weeds by Ruth Rendell.

Rodney Hithe is having a charity weed hunt - but the discovery of a poppy in his immaculate garden has horrifying consequences.

Read by David Holt. Producer Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930126]

Unknown: Ruth Rendell.

Unknown: Rodney Hithe

Read By: David Holt.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930127]

Giacomo's Juliet by Christopher Burns. A book on sculpture belonging to a recently widowed woman holds the key to her son's past.

Read by David Rintoul.

Producer Jocelyn Boxall. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930127]

Unknown: Christopher Burns.

Read By: David Rintoul.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930128]

First Confession by Frank O'Connor.

A child confesses his desire to murder his granny, and gets an unexpected response from the priest! Read by Kevin Flood. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930128]

Unknown: Frank O'Connor.

Read By: Kevin Flood.

Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930129]

Shore Dances by George Mackay Brown. Friendly barter with a foreign ship leads to official disapproval in this island comedy.

Read by John Shedden. Producer Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930129]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930201]

Tea and Macaroons by Peter Goldsworthy.

Miss Simmons has been teaching science for nearly 50 years and has nothing new to learn. Or has she?

Read by Susan Curnow. Producer Marion Nancarrow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930201]

Unknown: Peter Goldsworthy.

Read By: Susan Curnow.

Producer: Marion Nancarrow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930202]

Barry Pain 's Eliza stories were recently dramatised on BBC2. Leon Sinden reads two of the original tales from this classic of Victorian humour.

Producer David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930202]

Unknown: Barry Pain

Unknown: Leon Sinden

Producer: David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930203]

As the Shoe Fits by Daphne Glazer.

Kelly's obsession is with shoes. She works in a shoe shop and it is here that she dreams of meeting Prince Charming. But in the High Street?

Read by Sunny Ormonde. Producer Sue Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930203]

Unknown: Daphne Glazer.

Read By: Sunny Ormonde

Producer: Sue Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930204]

The Murder at the Towers (The Most

Marvellous Mystery Story in the World) by E V Knox.

A body swings from the sycamore tree - Police

Inspector Blowhard and famous amateur detective Bletherby Marge investigate.

Read by Christian Rodska. Producer Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930204]

Unknown: Bletherby Marge

Read By: Christian Rodska.

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930205]

The Overnight Bag by Graham Greene. Henry Cooper is suspiciously eager to divulge the macabre contents of his overnight bag. Read by John Rowe. Producer Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930205]

Unknown: Graham Greene.

Unknown: Henry Cooper

Read By: John Rowe.

Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930208]

Now You Know by Michael Carson.

Read by Trevor Nichols. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930208]

Unknown: Michael Carson.

Read By: Trevor Nichols.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930209]

Caring by Judith Cutler.

"Young love's supposed to hurt. isn't it? When you're a teenager and the hormones twang. But it doesn't hurt, nothing could hurt, as much as the pain of middle-aged love." Read by Ann Rye. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930209]

Unknown: Judith Cutler.

Read By: Ann Rye.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930210]

Meteor by Stephen Amidon.

It's black and shiny and steaming and it has landed in Phil's back garden. He was in the bath at the time.

Read by Stephen Moore. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930210]

Unknown: Stephen Amidon.

Read By: Stephen Moore.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930211]

Quite Early One Morning by Dylan Thomas.

The portrait of a sleeping town which developed into Under Milk Wood.

Read by Dorien Thomas. Producer Caroline Sarli

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930211]

Unknown: Dylan Thomas.

Read By: Dorien Thomas.

Producer: Caroline Sarli

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930212]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930215]

The Lady on the Grey Nigel Anthony reads John Collier 's eerie tale of romance and magic set in tum-of-the-century Ireland. Producer Adrian Bean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930215]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930216]

The Affair by Mike Feder.

"I straightened my collar and pulled my hair down in front so it looked more naturally sexy. I knocked off some dandruff, checked my fly and knocked on the door. The knock of fate." Read by Kerry Shale. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930216]

Unknown: Mike Feder.

Read By: Kerry Shale

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930217]

A Belfast Girl Goes on Holiday by Irene Dische.

Can you have fun aupairing in Switzerland, especially when your boyfriend is soaking up the Miami sun and "swimming in Coca Cola"? Read by Alice Arnold. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930217]

Unknown: Irene Dische.

Read By: Alice Arnold.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930218]

The Things of This Life by Trish Fitzpatrick.

"Lizzie Gannon and I grew up in the small village of Crevagh. As we were the same age, and the only girls in the village, everyone presumed we were friends."

Read by Lynn Cahill. Producer Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930218]

Unknown: Trish Fitzpatrick.

Unknown: Lizzie Gannon

Read By: Lynn Cahill.

Producer: Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930219]

Malgretoute by Lawrence Scott.

Life on a run-down sugar plantation frustrates Mr Wainwright.

Read by Sean Barrett.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930219]

Unknown: Lawrence Scott.

Unknown: Mr Wainwright.

Read By: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930222]

A Woman Without a Country by John Cheever.

"She was one of those tireless wanderers who go to bed to dream of bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches". But what was the scandal that made her leave home?

Read by William Hootkins. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930222]

Unknown: John Cheever.

Read By: William Hootkins.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930223]

The Disused Door by Julio Cortazar.

At night in his Montevideo hotel room, a businessman's sleep is disturbed by mysterious crying from next door. Read by Michael Elder. Translated by Robert Dodds

Director David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930223]

Unknown: Julio Cortazar.

Read By: Michael Elder.

Translated By: Robert Dodds

Director: David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930224]

The Trouble with Pork by RW Jones.

"The trouble with pork is pigs. Our Ephraim's a large white. Stands four feet at the shoulder, weighs six hundred pounds. Wouldn't think a slob like that could stalk you. Ephraim does...." Read by Siriol Jenkins. Producer Joanna Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930224]

Read By: Siriol Jenkins

Producer: Joanna Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930225]

Lappin and Lapinova by Virginia Woolf.

"When they came back from their honeymoon, they possessed a private world inhabited entirely by rabbits. No-one guessed there was such a place, and that, of course, made it all the more amusing." Read by June Barrie. Producer Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930225]

Read By: June Barrie.

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930226]

The Game by A L Barker.

Two young men growing up together end up sharing more than their boyhood aspirations.

Read by Stephen Tompkinson.

Producer Enyd Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930226]

Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.

Producer: Enyd Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930301]

A Letter to Andrei by Benjamin Dean.

"They say that in Povnia, the longer a letter sits unopened, the more extreme its contents become".

When Andrei receives a letter from his ex-wife the question is, when exactly should he open it?

Read by Martin Jarvis. Producer Joanna Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930301]

Unknown: Benjamin Dean.

Read By: Martin Jarvis.

Producer: Joanna Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930302]

A Meat Pie from

McManus by Helen Slavin.

"McManus was a butcher. Aunt Madge had always gone to his shop because she said he was never skinny with you. Meaty, beefy, he was bom to be in the meat trade. He made butchery an art form." Read by Lesley Nicol. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930302]

Unknown: Helen Slavin.

Read By: Lesley Nicol.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930303]

The Radio Astronomer by Joyce Carol Oates. A hired nurse tends a retired professor of astronomy who still searches for hope in the stars.

Read by Liza Ross. Producer David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930303]

Unknown: Joyce Carol Oates.

Read By: Liza Ross.

Producer: David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930304]

Hugo My Friend by Gwyn Thomas. Hopeless Hugo is persuaded to take on a fairground prize-fighter. Read by Rhodri Hugh. Producer Jane Dauncey

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930304]

Unknown: Gwyn Thomas.

Read By: Rhodri Hugh.

Producer: Jane Dauncey

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930305]

Ice-Cream by Mary Beckett.

Two fine sons and a cold husband have given a rich but chilled consistency to her life - Read by Stella McCusker. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930305]

Unknown: Mary Beckett.

Read By: Stella McCusker.

Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930308]

Tell Me Sandra by Marian McCraith. "The younger stylists chatter away, but Sandra is thoughtful. I want her to draw me in. Choose for me. Simplify my life."

Read by Stella Forge.

Producer David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930308]

Unknown: Marian McCraith.

Read By: Stella Forge

Producer: David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930309]

An Act of Kindness by Claire Harman.

"An unpleasant thing happened to Ray Purvis in spring 1965, when he was 11 years old. He had been visiting his mother in hospital, when he was waylaid by another of the patients."

Read by Carole Boyd. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930309]

Unknown: Claire Harman.

Unknown: Ray Purvis

Read By: Carole Boyd.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930310]

Retired People by Frank Tuohy.

"She told him that it had all begun two months ago, with doors banging and distant voices.... No, she had no idea who was speaking - Blundell's End had its secrets."

Read by Bill Wallis. Producer Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930310]

Unknown: Frank Tuohy.

Read By: Bill Wallis.

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930322]

The Smilers by F Scott Fitzgerald.

In hot, bustling New York a set of acquaintances all seem to look on the bright side of things. But there are darker moments.

Read by Garrick Hagon. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930322]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930323]

Security Measures Written and read by Henry Livings.

"Most conversation with Bulk is one-sided, because he doesn't listen to you, but also because he releases bulletins from his stream of consciousness and doesn't notice that he's missing out essential links." Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930323]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930324]

Summerhouses by Phillip Hensher.

In Prague, a strange scheme is afoot to make money. Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel. Producer Duncan Mrnshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930324]

Unknown: Phillip Hensher.

Read By: Sylvestra Le Touzel.

Producer: Duncan Mrnshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930325]

The Secret by Catherine Merriman. "How can it be that women have the capacity for flight?"

Read by Tessa Gearing. Producer Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930325]

Unknown: Catherine Merriman.

Read By: Tessa Gearing

Producer: Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930326]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930326]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930329]

Suspicion

A two-part story by Deborah Moggach.

1: Velda's new boyfriend is handsome and charming. Why is she increasingly suspicious of him?

Read by Barbara Flynn. Producer Jocelyn Boxall

(Part two tomorrow at 4.45pm)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930329]

Story By: Deborah Moggach.

Read By: Barbara Flynn.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930330]

Suspicion

The concluding part of Deborah Moggach 's story. Velda's boyfriend Kenneth disappears from her flat and she decides to follow him. Her journey takes her to an unexpected destination.

Read by Barbara Flynn. Producer Jocelyn Boxall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930330]

Unknown: Deborah Moggach

Read By: Barbara Flynn.

Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930331]

The Love Potion by Herman Charles Bosman.

"If you are anxious for a girl to fall in love with you, squeeze the juice of the juba-berry into her coffee"... But Gideon's a policeman - a rational man.

Read by Stratford Johns. Producer Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930331]

Unknown: Herman Charles Bosman.

Read By: Stratford Johns

Producer: Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930401]

The Woman in the Pink Silk Dressing Gown by Marie Jones.

Here, in the back entry, Rose Mackie and Tilly Boden met regularly, away from the judgmental glares of the world. They had the freedom to philosophise and drink, fight and drink - until the arrival of the woman in the pink dressing gown. Read by Barbara Adair. Producer Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930401]

Unknown: Marie Jones.

Unknown: Rose MacKie

Unknown: Tilly Boden

Read By: Barbara Adair.

Producer: Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930402]

Black Snow Falling by Bernadette Crosthwaite.

She might be Linda Ruthin now, but I remembered her as Linda Coldfield... My yardstick and my tormentor. Read by Elizabeth Mansfield. Producer Emma Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930402]

Unknown: Bernadette Crosthwaite.

Unknown: Linda Ruthin

Unknown: Linda Coldfield

Read By: Elizabeth Mansfield.

Producer: Emma Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930405]

Deceptively Spacious by Patricia Ferguson. House-hunting around London for the "deceptively spacious" proves dangerous when jealousy gets in the way. Read by Geraldine Fitzgerald.

Producer Michael Earley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930405]

Unknown: Patricia Ferguson.

Read By: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

Producer: Michael Earley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930406]

Mystery at Ivy Manor by Wendy Barr.

"This afternoon I fancied I saw a figure of a woman behind the battlements of the north tower."

"Why, Sarah, you must be mistaken...."

Read by Fiona Bell. Producer Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930406]

Unknown: Wendy Barr.

Read By: Fiona Bell.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930407]

Lucy Grange by Doris Lessing. Exiled from the sophistication of her homeland, stylish Lucy Grange seeks solace and comfort. "In a country like this we all learn to accept the second-rate."

Read by Estelle Kohler. Producer Pat Pryor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930407]

Unknown: Lucy Grange

Unknown: Doris Lessing.

Read By: Estelle Kohler.

Producer: Pat Pryor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930408]

The Vice-Consul by V S Pritchett.

Read by Sean Barrett.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930408]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930409]

The Bishop's Lunch by Michele Roberts.

Read by Samantha Bond. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930409]

Unknown: Michele Roberts.

Read By: Samantha Bond.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930412]

Run and Ask Daddy If He Has Any More Money Fay Weldon 's story for

Easter Monday, specially commissioned with Radio Times.

Read by Jane Lapotaire. Producer Duncan Minshull

READ THE STORY on page 43

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930412]

Unknown: Fay Weldon

Read By: Jane Lapotaire.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930413]

Miss Dotterel's

Treasure by Nick Yapp. "Miss Dotterel was at

Stillgate School, because retirement hadn't suited her. Wayne was there because his mum and dad and the law said so..." Read by Finetime Fontayne. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930413]

Unknown: Nick Yapp.

Read By: Finetime Fontayne.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930414]

The Gurnet by Suzy Gilmour.

Selling Ms McAteer the new caravan could be the start of Willie Mulvaney 's vacational empire. But there's a distinctly fishy side to his salesmanship.

Read by Brid Brennan. Producer David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930414]

Unknown: Suzy Gilmour.

Unknown: Ms McAteer

Unknown: Willie Mulvaney

Read By: Brid Brennan.

Producer: David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930415]

Strawberry Hill by Christine Harrison.

Locked in her prison cell, young mother Ruth finds a way of escape - the pictures in her calendar. Read by Ri Richards. Producer Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930415]

Unknown: Christine Harrison.

Read By: Ri Richards.

Producer: Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930416]

Mr Lustgarten Falls in Love by Irene Dische.

He's an old Prussian living in a Brooklyn apartment. She, Mrs Kaminska , arrives to look after him. Is it love at first sight? Read by Liza Ross.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930416]

Unknown: Mr Lustgarten

Unknown: Irene Dische.

Unknown: Mrs Kaminska

Read By: Liza Ross.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930419]

The Struggle for Empire by William Palmer.

The volunteer ladies of the Lonsdale Street charity shop were devoted to good works, but the arrival of Gwendolyn sparks off a bitter struggle.

Read by Caroline John. Producer Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930419]

Unknown: William Palmer.

Read By: Caroline John.

Producer: Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930420]

The Man from the South by Roald Dahl.

Win a Cadillac or lose a finger what will be the result of an old man's bet? Read by Terry Molloy. Producer Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930420]

Unknown: Roald Dahl.

Read By: Terry Molloy.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930421]

Vandals by Peter Lovesey.

Miss Parmenter disliked the young man on sight.

He looked no better than a vandal. What was he doing on her doorstep? Read by Auriol Smith. producer Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930421]

Unknown: Peter Lovesey.

Read By: Auriol Smith.

Producer: Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930422]

The Headmistress Written and read by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Tyrant or tragedienne? A young boy realises that his feelings towards Miss Logan are strangely ambivalent.

Producer Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930422]

Read By: Christopher Fitz-Simon

Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930423]

The Curtain With the Knot In It by Shena Mackay.

Very strange goings-on at the Croxted Memorial Home. Especially with Kevin and Pauline running things.... Read by Jane Whittenshaw.

Abridged and produced by Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930423]

Unknown: Shena MacKay.

Read By: Jane Whittenshaw.

Produced By: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930426]

The Long Donut Hole by Bill Franzen.

Claude Geterson had retired from the carwashcum-donut emporium. But, one fateful day, he came back to work.

Read by Garrick Hagon. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930426]

Unknown: Bill Franzen.

Unknown: Claude Geterson

Read By: Garrick Hagon.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930427]

Tomb

Written and read by Susie Maguire.

"Mrs McMurdo lies face up on the leaf-patterned carpet, a yellow duster in one outstretched hand like a plague flag... The tumbled footstool tells the story well enough - housework killed her in the end." producer David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930427]

Read By: Susie Maguire.

Read By: Mrs McMurdo

Producer: David Jackson Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930428]

An Adventure in Bed by Stacy Aumonier.

George's philosophy of life was simple: "People should stay in bed till they've found something worth doing." But then he meets Maisie.

Read by John Baddeley. Producer Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930428]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930429]

Samphire by Patrick O'Brian.

Molly and her husband venture to the very edge of the cliff in search of the samphire plant.

Read by Diana Bishop. Producer Pat Pryor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930429]

Unknown: Patrick O'Brian.

Read By: Diana Bishop.

Producer: Pat Pryor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930430]

The Bad Boy by Berlie Doherty.

Geraldine's parents are concerned about the influence the local "bad boy" is having on their daughter.

Read by Kathryn Hunt. Producer Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930430]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930503]

Graffiti by Jonathan Treitel.

By the end of the century all the beauty spots of the world would be destroyed by the dreaded scribble... Read by David Horovitch. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930503]

Unknown: Jonathan Treitel.

Read By: David Horovitch.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930504]

One Brief Day by Ken Whitmore.

Early in the new century the space monitoring centre started receiving signals from a distant planet...

Read by David Fleeshman. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930504]

Unknown: Ken Whitmore.

Read By: David Fleeshman.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930505]

How to Talk to a Hunter by Pain Houston.

Read by Lorelei King. Producer Joanna Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930505]

Read By: Lorelei King.

Producer: Joanna Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930506]

Red Roses for a Blue

I.ady b\ Christine Harrison.

There had been just two women in Mr Stanley 's life

Greta (iarbo and Mrs Stanley. "

Read by Menna Trussler. Producer Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930506]

Unknown: Christine Harrison.

Unknown: Mr Stanley

Unknown: Mrs Stanley.

Read By: Menna Trussler

Producer: Caroline Sarll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930507]

Men. Those Fabulous

Creatures by A L Barker.

Most of the residents at the old people's home would have a story to tell, but perhaps none quite so interesting as Henry's.

Read by Joan Matheson. Producer Enyd Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930507]

Read By: Joan Matheson.

Producer: Enyd Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930510]

The Grand Council by Nico Orengo.

They have just married. But she refuses to leave her ship moored off the coast of Monaco, and he won't come out from his castle. So, wily old Tristo Biamonti is ordered to negotiate.

Read by Hugh Dickson. Translated by Stuart Hood Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930510]

Unknown: Nico Orengo.

Unknown: Tristo Biamonti

Read By: Hugh Dickson.

Translated By: Stuart Hood

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930511]

Finn Blood by Jonas Lie.

Eilert never imagined that he would be taken to the hidden kingdom of the Merman.

Read by Stephen Tomlin. Translated by Brian Morton Producer Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930511]

Unknown: Jonas Lie.

Read By: Stephen Tomlin.

Translated By: Brian Morton

Producer: Rosemary Watts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930513]

No Great Shakes by Peg McDonagh.

"Frannie," he said, "you're no great shakes to look at, but I'd prefer you to the most beautiful woman in the world." Insult or back-handed compliment? Read by Lynn Cahill. Producer Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930513]

Unknown: Peg McDonagh.

Read By: Lynn Cahill.

Producer: Pam Brighton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930514]

West Wirral Story by Michael Carson.

A daughter drives her mother to a new life in an old people's home. But she knows that the parting may be too difficult for both of them.

Read by Maureen O'Brien. producer Jocelyn Boxall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930514]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930517]

Wednesdays and Fridays by Elizabeth Jolley.

Mabel Doris Morgan gets increasingly exasperated with her tenant and his outboard motor.

Read by Carole Boyd. Producer David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930517]

Unknown: Elizabeth Jolley.

Unknown: Mabel Doris Morgan

Read By: Carole Boyd.

Producer: David Hunter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930518]

The Gargle by Brian McCabe.

She wouldn't be surprised if he drowned in the bathroom one of these mornings. His ablutions were obsessive.

Read by Barbara Rafferty. producer Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930518]

Unknown: Brian McCabe.

Read By: Barbara Rafferty.

Producer: Bruce Young

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930519]

For Bo by Pam Houston.

"My mother is certain that my becoming successful depends on the curl of my hair and the absence of blemishes on my face...." Read by Lorelei King. Producer Joanna Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930519]

Unknown: Pam Houston.

Read By: Lorelei King.

Producer: Joanna Green

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930520]

A Bicycle by Iqbal Ahmad.

For years Kesho walked, but he saved every day towards the price of a bicycle. When at last he bought one "life became one unbroken round of pleasure" - until the rains set in. Read by Sam Dastor. Producer Pat Pryor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930520]

Unknown: Iqbal Ahmad.

Read By: Sam Dastor.

Producer: Pat Pryor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930521]

Men Friends by Angela Huth.

"Sir Jacob looked around at the congregation. It occurred to him there was a large proportion of men." At his wife's funeral an intriguing past is revealed. Read by Anna Massey.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930521]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930525]

An Object of Desire by Robert Graham.

"Nobody knew what we got up to in the life class. We didn't fully realise ourselves; what we did crept up on us slowly, cleverly."

Read by Eileen O'Brien. Producer Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930525]

Unknown: Robert Graham.

Read By: Eileen O'Brien.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930527]

The Valentine Place by Alun Richards. The squire has six daughters who, by tradition, must marry in order of age. But the oldest is also the plainest - Read by David Garfield. Producer Jane Dauncey

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930527]

Unknown: Alun Richards.

Read By: David Garfield.

Producer: Jane Dauncey

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930531]

Living History by Martyn Read.

The Rev William Bendigo is 100 years old today.... Read by John Moffatt. Producer Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930531]

Unknown: Martyn Read.

Unknown: William Bendigo

Read By: John Moffatt.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930601]

Eye Contact by Claire Harman.

Watching his wife move crabwise with a trolley down the supermarket aisles, Ted could imagine her speed as a skater. Yes, she ought to have those lessons - Read by Rosalind Thomas. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930601]

Unknown: Claire Harman.

Read By: Rosalind Thomas.

Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930602]

Launch Party by Linda Leatherbarrow. Harry, a lonely, middle-aged librarian, finds himself empathising with all the old, unwanted books mouldering in the basement.

Read by John Evitts. Producer Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930602]

Unknown: Linda Leatherbarrow.

Read By: John Evitts.

Producer: Matthew Walters

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930603]

The Reaping Race by Liam O'Flaherty.

For three tenant farmers, a race becomes more a test of character than of speed.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930603]

Unknown: Liam O'Flaherty.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930604]

A Little Place off the Edgware Road by Graham Greene.

Craven hated his body. His nightmare was, not that the body died too soon, but that the body might not die at all...

Read by John Rowe.

Producer Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930604]

Unknown: Edgware Road

Unknown: Graham Greene.

Read By: John Rowe.

Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970123]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970312]
Programme Catalogue - Details: A Good Love Story19960207

Producer: LANDON-SMITH, K

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MC) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: CURL UP AND DYE

Previous in series: THE GRAFFITI QUEEN OF ADELAIDE TERRACE

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Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

07 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

12 Feb 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Ruth Carter (Author)

Kristine Landon-Smith (Producer)

Elizabeth Spriggs (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Good Love Story19960212

First broadcast on 1996-02-07

Producer: LANDON-SMITH, K

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MC) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: CURL UP AND DYE

Previous in series: THE GRAFFITI QUEEN OF ADELAIDE TERRACE

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*Copyright/P.F.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

07 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

12 Feb 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Ruth Carter (Author)

Kristine Landon-Smith (Producer)

Elizabeth Spriggs (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Goose For Christmas19960101

First broadcast on 1995-12-26

Producer: P. FRASER-SOLOMON

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MC) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: DICKY DISASTER

Previous in series: THE BREEDER

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Written by Catherine MERRIMAN, read by Julia MCKENZIE.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

26 Dec 1995 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

01 Jan 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

18 Dec 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Catherine Merriman (Author)

Pam Solomon (Producer)

Julia Mckenzie (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-04.

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Trip To Tortugero19960122

Producer: D. MINSHULL

Next in series: HAPPY DELIVERY

Previous in series: THE TREEHOUSE

Description

The jungle is the last place you'd expect to find Santa - even in January. Written by John LATHAM, read by Ian Masters and produced by Jocelyn BOXALL.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

22 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

28 Jan 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Latham (Author)

Jocelyn Boxall (Producer)

Ian Masters (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-03-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Trip To Tortugero19960128

First broadcast on 1996-01-22

Producer: D. MINSHULL

Next in series: HAPPY DELIVERY

Previous in series: THE TREEHOUSE

Description

The jungle is the last place you'd expect to find Santa - even in January. Written by John LATHAM, read by Ian Masters and produced by Jocelyn BOXALL.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

22 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

28 Jan 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Latham (Author)

Jocelyn Boxall (Producer)

Ian Masters (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-03-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Aimez19960116

-VOUS COLETTE?

First broadcast on 1995-03-28

Producer: M. QUINN

Next in series: LOW LIGHTS

Previous in series: SHEER HELL

Description

By Ita DALY. If the only one passion you've ever known was in the pages of romantic novels, how are you to know when true love reveals itself in humdrum reality. Read by Stella MCCUSKER.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

28 Mar 1995 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

16 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Ita Daly (Author)

Michael Quinn (Producer)

Stella Mccusker (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-03-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Alphabet Moon19960130

Producer: J. WATERS

Next in series: TANGLED UP IN BLUE

Previous in series: REPORT ON AN UNIDENTIFIED SPACE STATION

Description

An accountant from Jupiter finds himself in Moonchester with an illegal book in his hands and a genehound on his trail. Written and read by Jeff NOON, produced by Jill Waters.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

30 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Jeff Noon (Author)

Jill Waters (Producer)

Recorded on 1996-01-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: At The Pit's Mouth19960110

Producer: V.BEEBY

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MC) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: SO WHEN IT RAINS, WHAT THEN?

Previous in series: HAPPY AS SATURDAY NIGHT

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Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

storytelling programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

10 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

15 Jan 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Rudyard Kipling (Author)

Viv Beeby (Producer)

Brian Gear (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-11-20.

Programme Catalogue - Details: At The Pit's Mouth19960115

First broadcast on 1996-01-10

Producer: V.BEEBY

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MC) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: SO WHEN IT RAINS, WHAT THEN?

Previous in series: HAPPY AS SATURDAY NIGHT

Description

*Copyright/P.F.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

storytelling programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

10 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

15 Jan 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Rudyard Kipling (Author)

Viv Beeby (Producer)

Brian Gear (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-11-20.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Birth Mark19950921

Producer: Alison Hindell

Next in series: MIDNIGHT MUSING

Previous in series: HUNGRY GHOST

Broadcast history

21 Sep 1995 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

20 Sep 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-08-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Boots19950929

Producer: M. WALTERS

Next in series: HUMMING IN THE KITCHEN

Previous in series: ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS A WORD

Description

By Antonia FRASER. Emily disapproved of her mother's plans to marry the vulpine Mr Inch. She longed for someone to slay the big bad wolf. Read by Caroline John.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

29 Sep 1995 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Lady Fraser (Author)

Matthew Walters (Producer)

Caroline John (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-09-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Bright Cave19960219

Producer: P. FRASER-SOLOMON

Next in series: PEARL

Previous in series: GENTS ONLY

Description

The search for the identity of a stranger brings notoriety to a Mediterranean community. Written by Melissa MURRAY, read by Denys Hawthorne and produced by Pam Fraser Solomon.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

19 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

25 Feb 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Melissa Murray (Author)

Pam Solomon (Producer)

Denys Hawthorne (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Bright Cave19960225

First broadcast on 1996-02-19

Producer: P. FRASER-SOLOMON

Next in series: PEARL

Previous in series: GENTS ONLY

Description

The search for the identity of a stranger brings notoriety to a Mediterranean community. Written by Melissa MURRAY, read by Denys Hawthorne and produced by Pam Fraser Solomon.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

19 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

25 Feb 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Melissa Murray (Author)

Pam Solomon (Producer)

Denys Hawthorne (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Broken Nights19960108

Producer: M. HARRIS

Next in series: HAPPY AS SATURDAY NIGHT

Previous in series: THE DE MONTFORD ESSAY CUP

Description

*Copyright/P.F.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

08 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

14 Jan 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

10 Apr 1997 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Margaret Mcallister (author (auth)) (Author)

Melanie Harris (Producer)

Daphne Oxenford (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-14.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Broken Nights19960114

First broadcast on 1996-01-08

Producer: M. HARRIS

Next in series: HAPPY AS SATURDAY NIGHT

Previous in series: THE DE MONTFORD ESSAY CUP

Description

*Copyright/P.F.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

08 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

14 Jan 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

10 Apr 1997 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Margaret Mcallister (author (auth)) (Author)

Melanie Harris (Producer)

Daphne Oxenford (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-14.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Call Me Amelia19960226

Producer: WILSON, S

Next in series: THE REACH OF LOVE

Previous in series: CONGRESS WITH POETS

Description

Hilary finds that there is more to being a woman "who does" than dusting. Written by Glen JAYSON, read by Sunny Ormonde and produced by Sue Wilson.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

26 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

06 Dec 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Glen Jayson (Author)

Sue Wilson (Producer)

Sunny Ormonde (rdr)

Recorded on 1996-01-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Confession At Altitude19960126

First broadcast on 1995-07-13

Producer: YOUNG, B

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MC) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: THE FROME BASKETBALL CHAMPION

Previous in series: FRANKIE MAE

Description

*Copyright/P.F.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

13 Jul 1995 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

26 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alexander Smith (Author)

Bruce Young (Producer)

Paul Young (actor (rdr)) (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-06-23.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Congress With Poets19960222

Producer: D.J. YOUNG

Next in series: CALL ME AMELIA

Previous in series: SHOCKPROOF

Description

"Have you noticed that - how poets kill their wives? A poet marries a young artistic girl and within five years she's a nervous wreck and then dead." Written by Patricia HANNAH and read by Vivienne DIXON.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

22 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

31 Jan 1997 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Patricia Hannah (Author)

David Young (Producer)

Vivienne Dixon (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Curl Up And Dye19960212

Producer: M. WALTERS

Next in series: GIRL DANCING

Previous in series: A GOOD LOVE STORY

Description

In Peter LOVESEY's story, a haircut turns into an uncomfortably close shave. Read by John Baddeley and produced by Matthew WALTERS.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

12 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

18 Feb 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

17 Jan 1997 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Peter Lovesey (Author)

Matthew Walters (Producer)

John Baddeley (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-10-30.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Curl Up And Dye19960218

First broadcast on 1996-02-12

Producer: M. WALTERS

Next in series: GIRL DANCING

Previous in series: A GOOD LOVE STORY

Description

In Peter LOVESEY's story, a haircut turns into an uncomfortably close shave. Read by John Baddeley and produced by Matthew WALTERS.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

12 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

18 Feb 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

17 Jan 1997 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Peter Lovesey (Author)

Matthew Walters (Producer)

John Baddeley (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-10-30.

Programme Catalogue - Details: From Marrakesh19960125

Producer: C S

Next in series: REPORT ON AN UNIDENTIFIED SPACE STATION

Previous in series: HEAD DOWN

Description

Ahmed travels to Europe to work, leaving his wife behind. After eighteen months, he missed his wife so much that he couldn't remember her face. Written by Catherine LINSTRUM and read by Garteh ARMSTRONG.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

25 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

29 Jan 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Catherine Linstrum (Author)

Caroline Sarll (Producer)

Gareth Armstrong (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-11-28.

Programme Catalogue - Details: From Marrakesh19960129

First broadcast on 1996-01-25

Producer: C S

Next in series: REPORT ON AN UNIDENTIFIED SPACE STATION

Previous in series: HEAD DOWN

Description

Ahmed travels to Europe to work, leaving his wife behind. After eighteen months, he missed his wife so much that he couldn't remember her face. Written by Catherine LINSTRUM and read by Garteh ARMSTRONG.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

25 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

29 Jan 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Catherine Linstrum (Author)

Caroline Sarll (Producer)

Gareth Armstrong (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-11-28.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Gents Only19960215

Producer: C S

Next in series: BRIGHT CAVE

Previous in series: GIRL DANCING

Description

Lewis the Hearse's wife leaves him for another man and, from that day on, he vows never to bury a woman again: "To vex the women of the world is my intention." Written by Rhys DAVIES and read by Sion Probert.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

15 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Rhys Davies (Author)

Caroline Sarll (Producer)

Sion Probert (rdr)

Recorded on 1996-01-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Girl Dancing19960213

Producer: S.DAVIES

Next in series: GENTS ONLY

Previous in series: CURL UP AND DYE

Description

Subject Categories

storytelling programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

13 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Tony Peake (Author)

Sara Davies (Producer)

John Michie (rdr)

Recorded on 1996-02-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Happy As Saturday Night19960109

Producer: C S

Next in series: AT THE PIT'S MOUTH

Previous in series: BROKEN NIGHTS

Description

"We lives on St Beuno's, a tough part of Cardiff. We works hard in the factory all week - and it's all for spending on Saturday night." Written by Sian James, read by Erica EIRIAN and produced by Caroline SARLL.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

09 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sian James (Author)

Caroline Sarll (Producer)

Erica Eirian (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Happy Delivery19960123

Producer: P. BRIGHTON

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MC) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: HEAD DOWN

Previous in series: A TRIP TO TORTUGERO

Description

*Copyright/P.F.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

23 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Ivy Bannister (Author)

Pam Brighton (Producer)

Julia Dearden (rdr)

Recorded on 1996-01-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Head Down19960124

Producer: S. MARMION

Next in series: FROM MARRAKESH

Previous in series: HAPPY DELIVERY

Description

"Now I can smell the fresh morning smells, the scent of bread wafting out of the door. Even the trolleys are gleaming and sparkling in the sun..." Written by Pippa GADHILL, read by Catherine HARVEY and produced by Sally Marmion.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

24 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Pippa Gadhill (Author)

Sally Marmion (Producer)

Catherine Harvey (rdr)

Recorded on 1996-01-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Hungry Ghost19950920

Producer: WATTS, R

Next in series: BIRTH MARK

Previous in series: SNAPSHOTS OF A WEDDING

Description

By HWEE HWEE TAN. The annual Chinese festival where spirits are released on earth for one month becomes the focus of a child's bizarre memories of her grandmother. Read by Toshie OGURA.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

20 Sep 1995 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Hwee Hwee Tan (Author)

Rosemary Watts (Producer)

Toshie Ogura (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-09-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Insufficient Evidence19950926

Producer: P. FRASER-SOLOMON

Next in series: ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS A WORD

Previous in series: THE BURGLAR

Description

By Frances HEGARTY. An angry mother plots retribution against the driver who injured her daughter. Read by Jilly BOND.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

26 Sep 1995 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

09 Aug 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Frances Hegarty (Author)

Pam Solomon (Producer)

Jilly Bond (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-08-31.

Programme Catalogue - Details: It Could Be You19960107

First broadcast on 1995-04-28

Producer: D. MINSHULL

Next in series: MAY DAY

Previous in series: NOT SINGING EXACTLY

Description

Written by J. X. BRENNAN. Read by Jonathan Keeble. Produced by Pam FRASER-SOLOMON.

Broadcast history

28 Apr 1995 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

07 Jan 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

J Brennan (Author)

Pam Fraser-Solomon (Producer)

Jonathan Keeble (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-03-20.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Meteor19960201

First broadcast on 1993-02-10

Producer: D. MINSHULL

Next in series: QUITE EARLY ONE MORNING

Previous in series: CARING

Description

By Stephen AMIDON. It's black and shiny and steaming and it has landed in Phil's back garden. He was in the bath at the time. Read by Stephen Moore. Produced by Duncan MINSHULL.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

10 Feb 1993 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

10 Sep 1993 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

01 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Stephen Amidon (Author)

Duncan Minshull (Producer)

Stephen Moore (rdr)

Recorded on 1993-01-04.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Midnight Musing19950922

Producer: L. OSBORNE

Next in series: THE BURGLAR

Previous in series: BIRTH MARK

Description

By Pavithra NATARAJAN. On a city night, a teenage girl stares out and toys with an unlit joint. The voices of her peers spiral round her. 'What are you afraid of..?' Read by Nisha K. NAYAR.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

22 Sep 1995 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Pavithra Natarajan (Author)

Lisa Osborne (Producer)

Nisha Nayar (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-08-21.

Programme Catalogue - Details: One Thousand Dollars A Word19950927

Producer: J. BUTT

Next in series: BOOTS

Previous in series: INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE

Description

By Lawrence BLOCK. A writer discovers a lucrative side to crime writing. Read by Bob SHERMAN.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

27 Sep 1995 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

20 Jul 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

04 Dec 1997 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Lawrence Block (Author)

Julia Butt (Producer)

Bob Sherman (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-09-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Patience19960117

Producer: P. FRASER-SOLOMON

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MC) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: THE TREEHOUSE

Previous in series: WHERE IS THE VOICE COMING FROM?

Description

*Copyright/P.F.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

17 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

21 Jan 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Diana Morgan (Author)

Pam Solomon (Producer)

Sheila Mitchell (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Patience19960121

First broadcast on 1996-01-17

Producer: P. FRASER-SOLOMON

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MC) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: THE TREEHOUSE

Previous in series: WHERE IS THE VOICE COMING FROM?

Description

*Copyright/P.F.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

17 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

21 Jan 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Diana Morgan (Author)

Pam Solomon (Producer)

Sheila Mitchell (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Pearl19960220

Producer: M. FOX

Next in series: SHOCKPROOF

Previous in series: BRIGHT CAVE

Description

A lollipop lady loves babies. That must be why she knits baby clothes for the expectant mums who use her crossing. Written by Julia DARLING, read by Charlie HARDWICK and produced by Michael FOX.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

lollipop women (road crossing)

Broadcast history

20 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Julia Darling (Author)

Michael Fox (Producer)

Charlie Hardwick (rdr)

Recorded on 1996-01-16.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Report On An Unidentified Space Station19960129

Producer: P. FRASER-SOLOMON

Next in series: ALPHABET MOON

Previous in series: FROM MARRAKESH

Description

"A period of growing confusion. Two of our number set out 48 hours ago to explore the lower decks of the station and have so far failed to return." Written by J. G. BALLARD and read by Jack Klaff.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

29 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

04 Feb 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

22 Jan 1997 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

J Ballard (Author)

Pam Solomon (Producer)

Jack Klaff (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Report On An Unidentified Space Station19960204

First broadcast on 1996-01-29

Producer: P. FRASER-SOLOMON

Next in series: ALPHABET MOON

Previous in series: FROM MARRAKESH

Description

"A period of growing confusion. Two of our number set out 48 hours ago to explore the lower decks of the station and have so far failed to return." Written by J. G. BALLARD and read by Jack Klaff.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

29 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

04 Feb 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

22 Jan 1997 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

J Ballard (Author)

Pam Solomon (Producer)

Jack Klaff (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Serendipity19960112

First broadcast on 1995-04-03

Producer: P. FRASER SOLOMON

Next in series: FALL

Previous in series: LOW LIGHTS

Description

Written by Ann REDMAYNE. When Paul is offered a junior postion in the company, his wife Jean is expected to be at his side. Read by Eve KARPFF. Produced by Pam Fraser Solomon.

Broadcast history

03 Apr 1995 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

12 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Ann Redmayne (Author)

Pam Solomon (Producer)

Eve Karff (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-02-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Shockproof19960221

Producer: M. WALTERS

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MC) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: CONGRESS WITH POETS

Previous in series: PEARL

Description

*Copyright/P.F.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

21 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

26 Feb 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

03 Mar 1997 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Rod Beacham (Author)

Margaret Walters (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-10-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Shockproof19960226

First broadcast on 1996-02-21

Producer: M. WALTERS

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MC) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: CONGRESS WITH POETS

Previous in series: PEARL

Description

*Copyright/P.F.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

21 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

26 Feb 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

03 Mar 1997 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Rod Beacham (Author)

Margaret Walters (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-10-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Snapshots Of A Wedding19950905

Producer: P. FRASER SOLOMON

Next in series: HUNGRY GHOST

Previous in series: THE LAST COMMANDMENT

Description

By Bessie HEAD. A bride and groom plan a thoroughly modern wedding in a village where traditions are fiercely guarded. Read by Nimmy MARCH.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

05 Sep 1995 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Bessie Head (Author)

Pam Solomon (Producer)

Nimmy March (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-08-30.

Programme Catalogue - Details: So When It Rains, What Then?19960111

Producer: B. YOUNG

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MC) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: WHERE IS THE VOICE COMING FROM?

Previous in series: AT THE PIT'S MOUTH

Description

*Copyright/P.F.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

11 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Jean Clayworth (Author)

Bruce Young (Producer)

Paul Young (actor (rdr)) (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-11-16.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Tangled Up In Blue19960131

Producer: M. FREDERICK

Next in series: WEB CENTRAL

Previous in series: ALPHABET MOON

Description

November, 1963: The civil rights movement has reached Chicago and Carla has her eyes on the stars. Written and read by Bonnie Greer, produced by Michelle Matherson FREDERICK.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

31 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

18 Apr 1997 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Bonnie Greer (Author)

Michelle Frederick (Producer)

Recorded on 1996-01-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Bath19950901

First broadcast on 1994-12-01

Producer: PAUL DODGSON

Next in series: ONCE THE WINE IS POURED

Previous in series: GREENFINGERS

Description

Scotty will be eight in two days' time. A cake has been ordered and a party planned. Then on the morning of the birthday there is an accident.... Written by Raymond CARVER, read by Bob SHERMAN and produced by Paul DODGSON.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

01 Dec 1994 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

01 Sep 1995 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Raymond Carver (Author)

Paul Dodgson (Producer)

Bob Sherman (rdr)

Recorded on 1994-11-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Budget19960223

First broadcast on 1995-06-20

Producer: D. MINSHULL

Next in series: ILONA

Previous in series: DANCING SOME DAYS

Description

Written by Mario BENEDETTI. Rumours of a pay rise are causing great excitement in a forgotten government office in Spain. But will tomorrow ever come? Read by David Holt.

Broadcast history

20 Jun 1995 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

23 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Mario Benedetti (Author)

Kate Bodoano (Producer)

David Holt (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-03-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Burglar19950925

Producer: N. CHAILLET

Next in series: INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE

Previous in series: MIDNIGHT MUSING

Description

By Colin DEXTER. Neighbourly concern about a suspicious stranger sets a new puzzle for Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis in a story specially written for the Nottingham Boucheron.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

25 Sep 1995 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Colin Dexter (Author)

Ned Chaillet (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-09-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Chiropodist19960108

First broadcast on 1995-04-19

Producer: D. MINSHULL

Next in series: NOT SINGING EXACTLY

Previous in series: RACING

Description

Written by Ivy BANNISTER. A passionate chiropodist meets an exquisite pair of feet. Read by Jack Klaff.

Broadcast history

19 Apr 1995 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

08 Jan 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Ivy Bannister (Author)

Pam Fraser-Solomon (Producer)

Jack Klaff (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-03-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Clock19960205

Producer: P. BRIGHTON

Next in series: THE GRAFFITI QUEEN OF ADELAIDE TERRACE

Previous in series: WEB CENTRAL

Description

Tragedy, a scandal and mystery are unfolded when a man winds a clock and tells a tale in a south Ulster village. Written by Maichael HARDING, read by Birdy Sweeney and produced by Pam Brighton.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

05 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Michael Harding (Author)

Pam Brighton (Producer)

Birdy Sweeney (rdr)

Recorded on 1996-01-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Ghost Horse Of Genghis Khan19960216

First broadcast on 1992-04-06

Producer: D. MINSHULL

Next in series: FEARLESS

Previous in series: A QUESTION OF DETAIL

Description

Father's study is cluttered with research on the Mogul emperor. And towards night-time John senses a change in the books, the memorabilia.... Written by Russell HOBAN, read by David Horovitch and produced by Duncan MINSHULL.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

06 Apr 1992 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

02 Oct 1992 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

16 Feb 1996 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Russell Hoban (Author)

Duncan Minshull (Producer)

David Horovitch (rdr)

Recorded on 1992-02-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Graffiti Queen Of Adelaide Terrace19960206

Producer: N. GHOSE

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MC) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: A GOOD LOVE STORY

Previous in series: THE CLOCK

Description

*Copyright/P.F.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

06 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

11 Feb 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Bernadette Crosthwaite (Author)

Nandita Ghose (Producer)

Jean Alexander (rdr)

Recorded on 1996-01-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Graffiti Queen Of Adelaide Terrace19960211

First broadcast on 1996-02-06

Producer: N. GHOSE

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MC) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: A GOOD LOVE STORY

Previous in series: THE CLOCK

Description

*Copyright/P.F.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

06 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

11 Feb 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Bernadette Crosthwaite (Author)

Nandita Ghose (Producer)

Jean Alexander (rdr)

Recorded on 1996-01-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Reach Of Love19960227

Producer: P. BRIGHTON

Next in series: TIME WILL TELL

Previous in series: CALL ME AMELIA

Description

An eccentric father plots how to give his unborn daughter the gift of immortality. Written by Mike MCCORMACK, read by Luke Griffin and produced by Pam Brighton.

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readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

27 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

03 Mar 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

21 Feb 1997 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Mike Mccormack (writer (auth)) (Author)

Pam Brighton (Producer)

Luke Griffin (rdr)

Recorded on 1996-01-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Treehouse19960118

Producer: WILSON, S

Next in series: A TRIP TO TORTUGERO

Previous in series: PATIENCE

Description

Leo hates heights but loves trees. Now, needing to climb one, he also confronts other fears that haunt him. Written by Nawal GADALLA, read by Peter MCQUEEN and produced by Sue Wilson.

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readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

18 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

22 Jan 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Nawal Gadalla (Author)

Sue Wilson (Producer)

Peter Mcqueen (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-21.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Treehouse19960122

First broadcast on 1996-01-18

Producer: WILSON, S

Next in series: A TRIP TO TORTUGERO

Previous in series: PATIENCE

Description

Leo hates heights but loves trees. Now, needing to climb one, he also confronts other fears that haunt him. Written by Nawal GADALLA, read by Peter MCQUEEN and produced by Sue Wilson.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

18 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

22 Jan 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Nawal Gadalla (Author)

Sue Wilson (Producer)

Peter Mcqueen (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-21.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Time Will Tell19960228

Producer: J. BOXALL

Next in series: EXPECTING

Previous in series: THE REACH OF LOVE

Description

A family heirloom is up for sale. Written by Martin WORTH, read by James TAYLOR and produced by Jocelyn BOXALL.

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readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

28 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

04 Mar 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Martin Worth (Author)

Jocelyn Boxall (Producer)

James Taylor (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-08-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Web Central19960202

Producer: P. FRASER-SOLOM0N

Next in series: THE CLOCK

Previous in series: TANGLED UP IN BLUE

Description

Josie is 132 years old. She is a privileged Heaven on Earther, existing way above the underclass on Earth. Written by Fay Weldon, read by Oliver Ford DAVIS and produced by Pam Fraser Solomon.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

02 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

05 Feb 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Pam Solomon (Producer)

Oliver Davies (rdr)

Recorded on 1996-01-29.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Web Central19960205

First broadcast on 1996-02-02

Producer: P. FRASER-SOLOM0N

Next in series: THE CLOCK

Previous in series: TANGLED UP IN BLUE

Description

Josie is 132 years old. She is a privileged Heaven on Earther, existing way above the underclass on Earth. Written by Fay Weldon, read by Oliver Ford DAVIS and produced by Pam Fraser Solomon.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

02 Feb 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

05 Feb 1996 00:30-00:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Pam Solomon (Producer)

Oliver Davies (rdr)

Recorded on 1996-01-29.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Where Is The Voice Coming From?19960115

Producer: M. FOX

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MC) DO NOT EDIT

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Previous in series: SO WHEN IT RAINS, WHAT THEN?

Description

*Copyright/P.F.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

15 Jan 1996 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Eudora Welty (Author)

David Schofield (rdr)

Recorded on 1996-01-02.