The Whole Day Through

Samantha Bond and Nathaniel Parker read from the romantic novel by Patrick Gale.

Forty-something Laura Lewis is obliged to abandon a life of stylish independence in Paris, and with it all apparent hopes of romance, to care for her elderly mother in Winchester.

Laura bumps into Ben Patterson, her former boyfriend from her student days, at the county hospital where he works as a doctor.

They have not seen each other for more than 20 years, but there is still a spark between them.

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

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01*20090810

Samantha Bond and Nathaniel Parker read from the romantic novel by Patrick Gale.

Forty-something Laura Lewis is obliged to abandon a life of stylish independence in Paris, and with it all apparent hopes of romance, to care for her elderly mother in Winchester.

Laura bumps into Ben Patterson, her former boyfriend from her student days, at the county hospital where he works as a doctor.

They have not seen each other for more than 20 years, but there is still a spark between them.

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

Laura bumps into Ben Patterson, her former boyfriend from her student days.

02*20090811

Ben's mother has recently died and he is working in Winchester so he can help his brother.

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Forty-something Laura Lewis is obliged to abandon a life of stylish independence in Paris, and with it all apparent hopes of romance, to care for her elderly mother in Winchester.

Ben and Laura become reacquainted and go for a meal, and one thing leads inevitably to another.

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

04*20090813

Ben makes a momentous decision after Laura visits him at the hospital, and writes her a love letter which has unexpected consequences.

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05*20090814

Ben decides to leave his wife, Chloe.

After his love letter to Laura is mistakenly sent to Chloe he has to act, and asks Laura to meet him one more time at the hotel where they first had dinner.