Three Stories By Mark Twain

Episodes

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AR01The Mcwilliamses And The Burglar Alarm20101109

To accompany Book Of The Week's broadcast of 'Autobiography of Mark Twain', there is a chance to hear three of the author's classic short stories, with their familiar trademarks of high farce and droll insight.

His tales bring us eccentric burglars, cossetted children, and a visitor to a theme park obsessed with the making of mocassins.

And also torrents of water...

1.

The McWilliamses and The Burglar Alarm

Surely their home would be better off with a state of the art

security device - if it works, that is...

Reader Stuart Milligan

Producer Duncan Minshull.

The security of a household is comically shattered not by burglars, but by an alarm.

AR02The Experience Of The Mcwilliamses With Menbranous Croup20101110

To accompany Book Of The Week's broadcast of 'Autobiography of Mark Twain', there is a chance to hear three of the author's classic short stories, with their familiar trademarks of high farce and droll insight.

His tales bring us eccentric burglars, cosseted children, and a visitor to a theme park obsessed with the making of moccasins.

And also torrents of water...

2.

The Experience of the McWilliamses With Menbranous Croup

A strange fever is afflicting the neighbourhood, just as little Penelope begins to cough.

Though the reason is hardly clear cut...

Reader Stuart Milligan

Producer Duncan Minshull.

A fearful fever spreads through the neighbourhood, which gets Mrs McWilliams agitated.

AR03 LASTNiagara20101111

To accompany Book Of The Week's broadcast of 'Autobiography of Mark Twain', there is a chance to hear three of the author's classic short stories, with their familiar trademarks of high farce and droll insight.

His tales bring us eccentric burglars, cossetted children, and a visitor to a theme park obsessed with the making of mocassins.

And also torrents of water...

3.

Niagara

Hooray, it's a day trip to those intrepid Falls, to tramp

exciting trails and meet some friendly Red Indians.

But

the best laid plans...

Reader Stuart Milligan.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

We're off to a famous theme park, to cross the waters and meet friendly Red Indians.