Alan Howard Reads

The popular veteran actor reads specially commissioned short stories.

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20071015

The popular veteran actor reads specially commissioned short stories.

1/5. On Dover Beach

By Tom Stoppard.

Matthew Arnold engages in animated internal debate with himself about his poem On Dover Beach and its place in history.

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The popular veteran actor reads specially commissioned short stories.

2/5. Marriage Lines

By Julian Barnes.

A return visit to the island of Barra brings back memories of decades past, holidays and young love.

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The popular veteran actor reads specially commissioned short stories.

3/5. The Tipping Point

By Helen Simpson.

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.

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The popular veteran actor reads specially commissioned short stories.

4/5. The Family Friend

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.

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The popular veteran actor reads specially commissioned short stories.

5/5. The Sentence

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.

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1/5. On Dover Beach. Tom Stoppard s story, the first of five written for the actor Alan Howard to mark his 70th birthday takes its inspiration from Matthew Arnold 's famous poem. Producer Jill Waters Spoken word choices: page 135

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Unknown: Tom Stoppard

Unknown: Alan Howard

Unknown: Matthew Arnold

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2/5 Marriage Lines. A return visit to the island of Barra brings back memories of decades past. holidays and young love. By Julian Barnes. For further details see yesterday

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Unknown: Julian Barnes.

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3/5 The Tipping Point AcarjourneyandaCD of Schubert lieder offers an English academic the opportunity to reflect on the painful conclusion to a love affair. By Helen Simpson. For further details see Monday

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Unknown: Helen Simpson.

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4/5 The Family Friend. Marina Warner's story is based on an actual event that took place in Egypt in 1902. It featured a fracas in the desert as a result of some bored English army officers indulging in a spot of fox-hunting. For further details see Monday

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5/5 The Sentence. A judge looks back on his childhood and the story that he used to tell his own children about the time he ran away from school. By Nina Raine. For further details see Monday

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Unknown: Nina Raine.

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1/3. The Tipping Point. A car journey and a CD of Schubert lieder offers an English academic the opportunity to reflect on the painful conclusion to a love affair with a German environmentalist. By Helen Simpson. Producer Jill Waters

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Unknown: Helen Simpson.

Producer: Jill Waters

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2/3. On Dover Beach. Tom Stoppard 's story, written for the actor to mark his 70th birthday in 2007, takes its inspiration from

Matthew Arnold 's famous poem. For details see yesterday

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Unknown: Dover Beach.

Unknown: Tom Stoppard

Unknown: Matthew Arnold

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3/3. Marriage Lines. A return visit to the island of Barra brings back memories of decades past, holidays and young love. By Julian Barnes. For details see Tuesday

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Unknown: Julian Barnes.

01Afternoon Reading20071015 (BBC7)
20150317 (BBC7)
20150316 (BBC7)

By Tom Stoppard. Matthew Arnold engages in animated internal debate with himself.

The popular veteran actor reads specially commissioned short stories.

Matthew Arnold engages in animated internal debate with himself about his poem On Dover Beach and its place in history.

By Tom Stoppard.

By Tom Stoppard. Matthew Arnold engages in animated internal debate with himself.

02Afternoon Reading20071016 (BBC7)
20150318 (BBC7)
20150317 (BBC7)

By Julian Barnes. A return to the island of Barra brings back memories of decades past.

The popular veteran actor reads specially commissioned short stories.

A return visit to the island of Barra brings back memories of decades past, holidays and young love.

By Julian Barnes.

By Julian Barnes. A return to the island of Barra brings back memories of decades past.

03Afternoon Reading20071017 (BBC7)
20150319 (BBC7)
20150318 (BBC7)

By Helen Simpson. An English academic reflects on the painful conclusion to a love affair.

The popular veteran actor reads specially commissioned short stories.

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.

By Helen Simpson. An English academic reflects on the painful conclusion to a love affair.

04Afternoon Reading20071018 (BBC7)
20150320 (BBC7)
20150319 (BBC7)

By Marina Warner. In Egypt 1901, some English army officers indulge in fox-hunting.

By Marina Warner. Egypt 1901, some English army officers indulge in fox-hunting. Read by popular veteran actor Alan Howard.

By Marina Warner. In Egypt 1901, some English army officers indulge in fox-hunting.

By Marina Warner. Egypt 1901, some English army officers indulge in fox-hunting. Read by popular veteran actor Alan Howard.

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20071019 (BBC7)
20150321 (BBC7)
20150320 (BBC7)

By Nina Raine. A judge looks back on his childhood and a story that he told his children. Read by Alan Howard.

By Nina Raine. A judge looks back on his childhood and a story that he told his children. Read by Alan Howard.

By Nina Raine. A judge looks back on his childhood and a story that he told his children. Read by Alan Howard.

By Nina Raine. A judge looks back on his childhood and a story that he told his children.

By Nina Raine. A judge looks back on his childhood and a story that he told his children. Read by Alan Howard.

By Nina Raine. A judge looks back on his childhood and a story that he told his children.

AR01On Dover Beach2007101520090415

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.

AR02Marriage Lines2007101620090416

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.

AR03The Tipping Point2007101720090414

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.

AR04The Family Friend20071018

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.

AR05 LASTThe Sentence20071019

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.