Bruce Chatwin - On The Black Hill

Episodes

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Identical twin brothers Lewis and Benjamin Jones live on their farm in the Welsh Marches.

Iestyn Jones reads from Bruce Chatwin's novel about the lives of identical twin brothers Lewis and Benjamin Jones, on their farm in the Welsh Marches.

1/5. The courtship and marriage of the brothers' parents: Mary, their literate and well-travelled mother, and their ill-tempered, inarticulate father Amos.

0220081118 (BBC7)
20160426 (BBC7)
20160427 (BBC7)

From childhood to adolescence, the brothers' bond remains strong.

Iestyn Jones reads from Bruce Chatwin's novel about the lives of identical twin brothers Lewis and Benjamin Jones, on their farm in the Welsh Marches.

From earliest childhood, the twins seem to feel each other's happiness and pain, and often speak in a private language. By adolescence, differences begin to emerge but the brothers' bond is stronger than ever.

0320081119 (BBC7)
20160427 (BBC7)
20160428 (BBC7)

As the war begins, twin brothers Lewis and Benjamin face separation for the first time.

Iestyn Jones reads from Bruce Chatwin's novel about the lives of identical twin brothers Lewis and Benjamin Jones, on their farm in the Welsh Marches.

Benjamin is called up to fight in WWI and Lewis is drawn to young Rosie Fifield, but neither love nor war can separate the boys for long.

0420081120 (BBC7)
20160428 (BBC7)
20160429 (BBC7)

As the Great War ends, nothing will ever be same on the farm for the twin brothers.

Iestyn Jones reads from Bruce Chatwin's novel about the lives of identical twin brothers Lewis and Benjamin Jones, on their farm in the Welsh Marches.

After the war the twins turn their attention even more towards each other and their home. But tension erupts when Lewis has an encounter with Joy Lambert, the wife of a local artist.

0520081121 (BBC7)
20160429 (BBC7)
20160430 (BBC7)

Approaching 70, the twin brothers continue to live on the farm and shun modern life.

Iestyn Jones reads from Bruce Chatwin's novel about the lives of identical twin brothers Lewis and Benjamin Jones, on their farm in the Welsh Marches.

The twins continue to enjoy farm life, shunning modernity and sharing their parents' bed. Then Mrs Redpath arrives with news that will change everything.