The popular veteran actor reads specially commissioned short stories.
|05||Afternoon Reading||20071019||20150314 (R4)||By Nina Raine. A judge looks back on his childhood and a story that he told his children. Read by Alan Howard.|
|AR||01||On Dover Beach||20071015||20090415||Matthew Arnold engages in animated internal debate with himself about his poem On Dover Beach and its place in history.|
By Tom Stoppard.
Matthew Arnold engages in animated internal debate with himself.
Matthew Arnold engages in animated internal debate with himself about his poem On Dover Beach and its place in history.
|AR||02||Marriage Lines||20071016||20090416||A return visit to the island of Barra brings back memories of decades past, holidays and young love.|
By Julian Barnes.
A return visit to the island of Barra evokes memories of decades past.
|AR||03||The Tipping Point||20071017||20090414||A car journey and a CD of Schubert Lieder offer an English academic the opportunity to reflect on the painful conclusion to a love affair with a German environmentalist.|
By Helen Simpson.
An English academic reflects on the painful conclusion to a love affair.
|AR||04||The Family Friend||20071018||By Marina Warner.|
In Egypt in 1901, some bored English army officers indulge in a spot of fox-hunting.
A fracas in the desert results.
The story is based on an actual event.
|AR||05 LAST||The Sentence||20071019||By Nina Raine.|
A judge looks back on his childhood and the story that he used to tell his own children of the time he ran away from school.