1/5. Le Rayon Vert
By Tim Pigott-Smith.
On a blazing hot day in Biarritz, the narrator waits on the beach in the hope of seeing the rare and famous light effect in the evening sky.
2/5. Lot 21
By Nigel Havers.
Nicholas, pursuing a miserable existence at the British Library, is sent to catalogue a private collection. Suddenly, his luck changes in ways he could never have imagined.
By Sian Phillips.
As Agnes lies in her hospital bed, she realises that surgery has had a major and unexpected side effect.
4/5. Meeting Mr Rainbow
By Richard Griffiths.
A mouse undertakes a perilous journey to seek an audience with a parrot.
By Imogen Stubbs.
Two refugees from war seek to rebuild their lives through the redemptive power of music.