Stories By Mark Twain

Comedy star Kelsey Grammer reads five tales by the master storyteller Mark Twain, abridged by Duncan Minshull.

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01A Day At Niagara1997091519990208
20051104 (BBC7)
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20060407 (BBC7)
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20070527 (BBC7)
20070528 (BBC7)
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20091027 (BBC7)

The narrator goes in search of genuine American Indians and gets a nasty surprise.

Read by Kelsey Grammer.

A visit to the Falls reveals a modern-day theme park in all its glory.

The narrator goes in search of genuine American Indians and gets a nasty surprise.

A man goes in search of genuine American Indians and ends up having a nasty surprise.

Read by 'Frasier' star Kelsey Grammer.

02The Facts In The Great Beef Contract1997091619990209
20060406 (BBC7)
20060407 (BBC7)
20070603 (BBC7)
20070604 (BBC7)
20080525 (BBC7)
20091029 (BBC7)
20091030 (BBC7)

How can 30 barrels of beef cause so much despair and angst? Kelsey Grammer reads the classic Mark Twain tale.

A piece of bureaucracy plays havoc with those involved.

How can thirty barrels of beef cause so much despair and angst?

How can thirty barrels of meat cause so much despair and angst? Read by Kelsey Grammer.

How can thirty barrels of meat cause so much despair and angst? Read by 'Frasier' star Kelsey Grammer.

03Experience Of The Macwilliamses With Membraneous Croup1997091719990210
20040620 (BBC7)
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20051102 (BBC7)
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The moral is, watch what baby eats.

When an illness sweeps through the children in the neighbourhood, a desperate couple start to panic.

A short story on the fear parents have when they feel they cannot protect their child.

As illness sweeps their neighbourhood, one couple take desperate measures to protect their child.

Read by Kelsey Grammer.

04A Ghost Story1997091819990211
20040718 (BBC7)
20041119 (BBC7)
20041120 (BBC7)
20051101 (BBC7)
20051102 (BBC7)
20051231 (BBC7)
20060101 (BBC7)
20080623 (BBC7)
20091027 (BBC7)
20091028 (BBC7)
20101118 (BBC7)
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Frasier star Kelsey Grammer reads this classic tale about a reluctant and mournful ghost.

A reluctant and mournful ghost.

Bumps in the night.

The tale of man who checks into a deserted hotel and encounters a wailing apparition.

Read by 'Frasier' star Kelsey Grammer.

The tale of man who checks into a deserted hotel and encounters a wailing apparition. Read by 'Frasier' star Kelsey Grammer.

05 LASTCannibalism In The Cars1997091919990212
20051103 (BBC7)
20051104 (BBC7)
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20080616 (BBC7)
20091028 (BBC7)
20091029 (BBC7)
20101119 (BBC7)
20101120 (BBC7)
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A train becomes marooned in snow and the stranded passengers are starving.

Served up by 'Frasier' star Kelsey Grammer.

The train is marooned for days.

No food.

And it is time for supper.

A train gets marooned in snow and the stranded passengers are starving.

A train gets marooned in snow and the stranded passengers are starving. Served up by 'Frasier' star Kelsey Grammer.