Alice Munro - Dear Life

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01Haven20171002 (BBC7)
20121014 (BBC7)
20160411 (BBC7)
20131209 (BBC7)

A prolonged stay with her uncle and aunt changes a young girl's understanding of the world

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in Haven, a prolonged stay with her uncle and aunt change a young girl's understanding of the world.

The reader is Barbara Barnes
The abridger is Sally Marmion
The producer is Di Speirs.

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in Haven, a prolonged stay with her uncle and aunt change a young girl's understanding of the world.

The reader is Barbara Barnes

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

A prolonged stay with her uncle and aunt changes a young girl's understanding of the world

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in Haven, a prolonged stay with her uncle and aunt change a young girl's understanding of the world.

The reader is Barbara Barnes

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

02In Sight Of The Lake20171003 (BBC7)
20121021 (BBC7)
20160412 (BBC7)
20131210 (BBC7)

A woman goes in search of a doctor, again. 2012 short story by the Canadian Nobel Laureate

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in 'In Sight of the Lake' a woman goes in search of a doctor, again.

The reader is Liza Ross,
The abridger is Sally Marmion
The producer is Di Speirs.

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in 'In Sight of the Lake' a woman goes in search of a doctor, again.

The reader is Liza Ross,

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

A woman goes in search of a doctor, again. 2012 short story by the Canadian Nobel Laureate

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in 'In Sight of the Lake' a woman goes in search of a doctor, again.

The reader is Liza Ross,

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

03Gravel20171004 (BBC7)
20121028 (BBC7)
20160413 (BBC7)
20131211 (BBC7)

A woman recalls a life-changing winter in this 2012 story from the Canadian Nobel Laureate

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in Gravel, a woman remembers a life-changing winter when she was very young and tries to assuage her sense of complicity.

The reader is Laurel Lefkow
The abridger is Sally Marmion
The producer is Di Speirs.

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in Gravel, a woman remembers a life-changing winter when she was very young and tries to assuage her sense of complicity.

The reader is Laurel Lefkow

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

A woman recalls a life-changing winter in this 2012 story from the Canadian Nobel Laureate

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in Gravel, a woman remembers a life-changing winter when she was very young and tries to assuage her sense of complicity.

The reader is Laurel Lefkow

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

04Pride20171005 (BBC7)
20121104 (BBC7)
20160414 (BBC7)
20131212 (BBC7)

An old man remembers his past and a friendship that may have grown in other circumstances.

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in Pride, an old man remembers his past and a friendship that might have grown in other circumstances.

The reader is Garrick Hagan
The abridger is Sally Marmion
The producer is Di Speirs.

An old man remembers his past and a friendship that may have grown in other circumstances.

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in Pride, an old man remembers his past and a friendship that might have grown in other circumstances.

The reader is Garrick Hagan

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in Pride, an old man remembers his past and a friendship that might have grown in other circumstances.

The reader is Garrick Hagan

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

05To Reach Japan20171006 (BBC7)
20121111 (BBC7)
20160415 (BBC7)

A young poet sets out across a continent and finds more than she imagined.

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in To Reach Japan, a young poet sets out across a continent and finds more than she imagined.

The reader is Laurel Lefkow
The abridger is Sally Marmion
The producer is Di Speirs.

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in To Reach Japan, a young poet sets out across a continent and finds more than she imagined.

The reader is Laurel Lefkow

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

A young poet sets out across a continent and finds more than she imagined.

05 LASTTo Reach Japan20121111 (BBC7)
20131213 (BBC7)

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in To Reach Japan, a young poet sets out across a continent and finds more than she imagined.

The reader is Laurel Lefkow

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.