This Sporting Life

David Storey's gritty novel, set in a northern industrial town in the late 50s, about a ruthless young rugby league player.

Dramatised in two parts by Gary Brown.

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20060707

Stephen Tompkinson reads David Storey's novel, the story of a rugby league professional in an industrial northern city.

2/6: Arthur takes Mrs Hammond on her second car trip.

20060707

Stephen Tompkinson reads David Storey's novel, the story of a rugby league professional in an industrial northern city.

2/6: Arthur takes Mrs Hammond on her second car trip.

Stephen Tompkinson reads David Storey's novel, the story of a rugby league professional in an industrial northern city. 2/6: Arthur takes Mrs Hammond on her second car trip.

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Stephen Tompkinson reads David Storey's novel, the story of a Rugby League professional in an industrial Northern city.

3/6.

Arthur Machin has received an invitation from the boss's wife, Mrs Weaver, to pay her a visit during the day while her husband is away. Arthur takes her up on her offer but has serious misgivings when he discovers that his old friend Johnson has been hired by the Weavers to do their gardening. After an attempted seduction from Mrs Weaver, he beats a hasty retreat, but his visit does have serious repercussions.

20060728

5/6. Stephen Tompkinson reads David Storey's novel, the story of a Rugby League professional in an industrial Northern city. Judith is pregnant and Arthur Machin suspected.

20060804

Stephen Tompkinson reads David Storey's novel, the story of a Rugby League professional in an industrial Northern city. 6/6: Arthur Machin learns that Mrs Hammond is in hospital.

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David Storey's gritty novel, set in a northern industrial town in the late 50s, about a ruthless young rugby league player.

Dramatised in two parts by Gary Brown.

012001091620010922

David Storey's gritty novel, set in a northern industrial town in the late 50s, about a ruthless young rugby league player.

Dramatised in two parts by Gary Brown.

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