Three Country Stories

HE Bates' short stories, abridged and read by David Neal, and produced by Cherry Cookson.

Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
20061103 BT=1115 (BBC7)

Great Uncle Crow. The charming tale of a young boy getting to know his eccentric Great Uncle and his fondness for 'neck oil'. HE Bates' tale, read by David Neal. Episode 2 of 3.

20060227 BT=0215 (BBC7)

Great Uncle The charming tale of a young boy getting to know his eccentric Great Uncle - and his fondness for 'neck oil'. Episode 2 of 3.

20061008 BT=0915 (BBC7)

HE Bates' tale about a very old man with youthful vitality and a stopped watch. Episode 1 of 3.

20061009 BT=0215 (BBC7)

HE Bates' tale about a very old man with youthful vitality and a stopped watch. Episode 1 of 3.

20061029 BT=0915 (BBC7)

The Cowslip Field - another story featuring the local characters of the Bedfordshire countryside, by H.E. Bates.

20061030 BT=0215 (BBC7)

The Cowslip Field - another story featuring the local characters of the Bedfordshire countryside, by H.E. Bates.

0101Time20050107 (BBC7)
20050108 (BBC7)
20050513 (BBC7)
20050515 (BBC7)
20050516 (BBC7)
20060127 (BBC7)
20060129 (BBC7)
20060130 (BBC7)
20061006 (BBC7)
20061008 (BBC7)
20061009 (BBC7)
20070914 (BBC7)
20070916 (BBC7)
20070917 (BBC7)
20080803 (BBC7)
20080804 (BBC7)
20090712 (BBC7)
20100418 (BBC7)
20110928 (BBC7)
20120709 (BBC7)
20120710 (BBC7)
20130325 (BBC7)
20130326 (BBC7)
20090712 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20050513 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20050515 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20050516 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20060127 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20060129 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20060130 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20050107 BT=0930 (BBC7)
20050108 BT=0300 (BBC7)
20061006 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20070914 BT=1300 (BBC7)
20070916 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20070917 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20080803 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20080804 BT=0215 (BBC7)

Three old men sit and watch the world go by, but one has a youthful secret of vitality.

Three old men sit and watch the world go by, but one has a very youthful secret of vitality. Read by David Neal.

Three old men sit and watch the world go by, but one has a very youthful secret of vitality.

Read by David Neal.

HE Bates' tale about a very old man with youthful vitality and a stopped watch.

Abridged and read by David Neal.

HE Bates' tale about a very old man with youthful vitality and a stopped watch.

HE Bates' tale about a very old man with youthful vitality and a stopped watch... Episode 1 of 3.

H E Bates' tale of a very old man with youthful vitality and a stopped watch. Episode 1 of 3.

HE Bates' tale about a very old man with youthful vitality and a stopped watch.

HE Bates' tale about a very old man with youthful vitality and a stopped watch. Episode 1 of 3.

HE Bates' tale about a very old man with youthful vitality and a stopped watch. Abridged and read by David Neal. Episode 1 of 3.

0102Chaff In The Wind20050114 (BBC7)
20050115 (BBC7)
20050520 (BBC7)
20050522 (BBC7)
20050523 (BBC7)
20060203 (BBC7)
20060205 (BBC7)
20060206 (BBC7)
20061013 (BBC7)
20061015 (BBC7)
20061016 (BBC7)
20070921 (BBC7)
20070923 (BBC7)
20070924 (BBC7)
20080810 (BBC7)
20080811 (BBC7)
20090719 (BBC7)
20100425 BT=1015 (BBC7)
20100425 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20110929 (BBC7)
20120710 (BBC7)
20120711 (BBC7)
20050114 BT=0930 (BBC7)
20050115 BT=0300 (BBC7)
20050520 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20060203 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20060205 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20060206 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20061013 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20061015 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20061016 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20070921 BT=1300 (BBC7)
20070923 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20070924 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20080810 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20080811 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20090719 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20130326 (BBC7)
20130327 (BBC7)

A lost man needing directions has a chance encounter in a cold, windswept field. Read by David Neal

A lost man needing directions has a chance encounter in a cold, windswept field.

Read by David Neal.

A chance encounter in a cold, windswept field.

Short story by HE Bates.

Short story by HE Bates, abridged and read by David Neal.

A chance encounter in a cold, windswept field. Short story by HE Bates.

Short story by H E Bates. A chance encounter in a cold, windswept field. Episode 2 of 3.

Short story by HE Bates. A chance encounter in a cold, windswept field.

A chance encounter in a cold, windswept field. Short story by HE Bates, abridged and read by David Neal. Episode 2 of 3.

A lost man needing directions has a chance encounter in a cold, windswept field.

A lost man needing directions has a chance encounter in a cold, windswept field. Read by David Neal.

Read by David Neal.

A chance encounter in a cold, windswept field.

Short story by HE Bates.

Short story by HE Bates, abridged and read by David Neal.

0103 LASTThe Maker Of Coffins20050121 (BBC7)
20050122 (BBC7)
20050527 (BBC7)
20050529 (BBC7)
20050530 (BBC7)
20060210 (BBC7)
20060212 (BBC7)
20060213 (BBC7)
20061020 (BBC7)
20061022 (BBC7)
20061023 (BBC7)
20070928 (BBC7)
20070930 (BBC7)
20071001 (BBC7)
20080817 (BBC7)
20080818 (BBC7)
20090726 (BBC7)
20100502 BT=1015 (BBC7)
20100502 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20110930 (BBC7)
20120711 (BBC7)
20120712 (BBC7)
20050121 BT=0930 (BBC7)
20050122 BT=0300 (BBC7)
20090726 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20130327 (BBC7)
20130328 (BBC7)
20050527 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20050529 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20050530 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20060210 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20060212 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20060213 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20061020 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20061022 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20061023 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20070928 BT=1300 (BBC7)
20070930 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20071001 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20080817 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20080818 BT=0215 (BBC7)

Every Sunday an awkward, fiddle-playing coffin-maker comes to play for his mother.

Every Sunday an awkward, fiddle-playing coffin-maker comes to play for his mother. Read by David Neal

Read by David Neal.

A short story from the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside that HE Bates knew so well.

A short story from the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside that HE Bates knew and loved so well, read by David Neal.

A short story from the the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside, read by David Neal.

A short story from the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside that HE Bates knew and loved.

A short story from the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside that HE Bates knew so well.

A short story from the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside that HE Bates knew and loved so well, read by David Neal.

Every Sunday an awkward, fiddle-playing coffin-maker comes to play for his mother. Read by David Neal.

Every Sunday an awkward, fiddle-playing coffin-maker comes to play for his mother.

Read by David Neal.

A short story from the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside that HE Bates knew so well.

A short story from the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside that HE Bates knew and loved so well, read by David Neal.

A short story from the the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside, read by David Neal.

A short story from the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside that HE Bates knew and loved.

A short story from the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside that HE Bates knew and loved so well, read by David Neal. Episode 3 of 3.

A short story from the the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside, read by David Neal.

A short story from the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside that HE Bates knew and loved. Read by David Neal.

A short story from the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside that HE Bates knew and loved. Episode 3 of 3.

A short story from the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside that HE Bates knew and loved so well, read by David Neal.

0201The Cowslip Field20050128 (BBC7)
20050129 (BBC7)
20060217 (BBC7)
20060219 (BBC7)
20060220 (BBC7)
20061027 (BBC7)
20061029 (BBC7)
20061030 (BBC7)
20071005 (BBC7)
20071007 (BBC7)
20071008 (BBC7)
20080824 (BBC7)
20080825 (BBC7)
20090802 (BBC7)
20100509 BT=1015 (BBC7)
20100509 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20120712 (BBC7)
20120713 (BBC7)
20050128 BT=0930 (BBC7)
20050129 BT=0300 (BBC7)
20060217 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20060219 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20060220 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20061027 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20071005 BT=1300 (BBC7)
20071007 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20071008 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20080824 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20080825 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20090802 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20130328 (BBC7)
20130329 (BBC7)

The tale of a tender moment among the spring flowers for Pacey and her young charge.

The tale of a tender moment among the spring flowers for Pacey and her young charge. Read by David Neal

HE Bates' tale of a tender moment among the spring flowers.

Read by David Neal.

Read and abridged by David Neal.

A tender moment while picking flowers.

Another HE Bates story, read and abridged by David Neal.

HE Bates' tale of a tender moment among the spring flowers. Read by David Neal.

HE Bates' tale of a tender moment among the spring flowers. Read and abridged by David Neal. Episode 1 of 3.

Another story featuring the local characters of the Bedfordshire countryside, which author H E Bates knew and loved so well.

A tender moment while picking flowers. Another HE Bates story, read and abridged by David Neal. Episode 3 of 3.

A tender moment while picking flowers. Another HE Bates story, read and abridged by David Neal. Episode 1 of 3.

A tender moment while picking flowers - HE Bates' tale, read by David Neal. Episode 1 of 3.

The tale of a tender moment among the spring flowers for Pacey and her young charge.

The tale of a tender moment among the spring flowers for Pacey and her young charge. Read by David Neal.

HE Bates' tale of a tender moment among the spring flowers.

Read by David Neal.

Read and abridged by David Neal.

A tender moment while picking flowers.

Another HE Bates story, read and abridged by David Neal.

0202Great Uncle Crow20050204 (BBC7)
20050205 (BBC7)
20060224 (BBC7)
20060226 (BBC7)
20060227 (BBC7)
20061103 (BBC7)
20061105 (BBC7)
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20071012 (BBC7)
20071014 (BBC7)
20071015 (BBC7)
20080831 (BBC7)
20080901 (BBC7)
20090809 (BBC7)
20100516 (BBC7)
20120713 (BBC7)
20120714 (BBC7)
20050204 BT=0930 (BBC7)
20050205 BT=0300 (BBC7)
20060224 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20060226 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20061105 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20061106 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20071012 BT=1300 (BBC7)
20071014 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20071015 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20080831 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20080901 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20090809 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20130329 (BBC7)
20130330 (BBC7)

A young boy's eccentric relative has a fondness for moorhen eggs, cress and 'neck oil'.

A young boy gets to know his eccentric relative with a fondness for moorhen eggs, cress and 'neck oil'. Read by David Neal.

HE Bates' tale of a young boy getting to know his relative with a fondness for 'neck oil'.

HE Bates' tale of a young boy getting to know his eccentric relative - with a fondness for 'neck oil'.

Read by David Neal.

The charming tale of a young boy getting to know his eccentric Great Uncle - and his fondness for 'neck oil'.

HE Bates' tale, read by David Neal.

HE Bates' tale of a young boy getting to know his relative with a fondness for 'neck oil'.

The charming tale of a young boy getting to know his eccentric Great Uncle - and his fondness for 'neck oil'. Episode 2 of 3.

HE Bates' tale of a young boy getting to know his eccentric relative - with a fondness for 'neck oil'. Read by David Neal. Episode 2 of 3.

A short story by H E Bates in this popular series featuring the local characters of the Bedfordshire countryside.

A young boy's eccentric relative has a fondness for moorhen eggs, cress and 'neck oil'.

A young boy gets to know his eccentric relative with a fondness for moorhen eggs, cress and 'neck oil'. Read by David Neal.

HE Bates' tale of a young boy getting to know his relative with a fondness for 'neck oil'.

HE Bates' tale of a young boy getting to know his eccentric relative - with a fondness for 'neck oil'.

Read by David Neal.

The charming tale of a young boy getting to know his eccentric Great Uncle - and his fondness for 'neck oil'.

HE Bates' tale, read by David Neal.

0203 LASTLoss Of Pride20050211 (BBC7)
20050212 (BBC7)
20060303 (BBC7)
20060305 (BBC7)
20060306 (BBC7)
20061110 (BBC7)
20061112 (BBC7)
20061113 (BBC7)
20071019 (BBC7)
20071021 (BBC7)
20071022 (BBC7)
20080907 (BBC7)
20080908 (BBC7)
20090816 (BBC7)
20100523 (BBC7)
20120716 (BBC7)
20120717 (BBC7)
20060303 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20060305 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20060306 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20061110 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20061112 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20061113 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20071019 BT=1300 (BBC7)
20080907 BT=0915 (BBC7)
20080908 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20090816 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20130401 (BBC7)
20130402 (BBC7)

Uncle Silas tells of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato. Read by David Neal.

HE Bates' Uncle Silas tells of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato.

Uncle Silas tells of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato.

HE Bates' tale is read by David Neal.

Uncle Silas tells the tale of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato.

HE Bates' Uncle Silas tells of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato.

Uncle Silas tells the tale of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato. Episode 3 of 3.

Uncle Silas tells the tale of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato. By HE Bates. Episode 3 of 3.

Uncle Silas tells of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato. HE Bates' tale is read by David Neal. Episode 3 of 3.

Uncle Silas tells of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato. Read by David Neal.

Uncle Silas tells his tale of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato. Read by David Neal.

HE Bates' Uncle Silas tells of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato.

Uncle Silas tells of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato.

HE Bates' tale is read by David Neal.

Uncle Silas tells the tale of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato.