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AR01On Dover Beach20090415
20071015 (BBC7)
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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.

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

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.

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

AR02Marriage Lines20090416
20071016 (BBC7)
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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.

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

A return visit to the island of Barra evokes memories of decades past.

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

2/5. Marriage Lines

AR03The Tipping Point20090414
20071017 (BBC7)
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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.

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

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

3/5. The Tipping Point

AR04The Family Friend2007101820150319/20 (BBC7)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.

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

The popular veteran actor reads specially commissioned short stories.

4/5. The Family Friend

In Egypt in 1901, some bored English army officers indulge in a spot of fox-hunting. A fracas in the desert results.

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.

AR052007101920150320/21/4) (BBC7)By Nina Raine. A judge looks back on his childhood and a story that he told his children. Read by Alan Howard.

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

The popular veteran actor reads specially commissioned short stories.

5/5. The Sentence

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.

AR05 LASTThe Sentence20071019By 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.