Fabulous Fables

Adaptations of stories attributed to Aesop.

Are Aesop's fables relevant today? How do they stand up to modern moral dilemmas?

Read by Paul Ewing.

Plus interviews, conducted by Jo Morris, with people whose lives resemble fables.

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Adaptations of stories attributed to Aesop. 1/5. The Bear and the Two Travellers: Isabella thought that Lizzie was her best friend. Oh dear. Read by Paul Ewing.

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Adaptations of stories attributed to Aesop. 2/5. The Young Man and the Lady of the Night: Norman was fleeced by a woman he loved, but he has no regrets. Is he a fool? Read by Paul Ewing.

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Adaptations of stories attributed to Aesop.

3/5. Socrates and his Friends

Julie won over a million on the lottery and yet with almost aggressive normality she leads her old life, living in a bog standard semi and cooking for the local fire station.

Read by Paul Ewing.

20050303

Adaptations of stories attributed to Aesop. 4/5. The Gnat and the Bull: Retirement can be like living in Siberia - there are no landmarks as far as the eye can see. Read by Paul Ewing.

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Adaptations of stories attributed to Aesop. 5/5. The Donkey and the Horse: Who knows what fate has in store for us? Read by Paul Ewing.

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Are Aesop's fables relevant today? How do they stand up to modern moral dilemmas?

1/4. The Donkey and the Horse

Read by Paul Ewing.

This story asks - what does fate have in store for us?

Plus interviews, conducted by Jo Morris, with people whose lives resemble fables.

20060430

Are Aesop's fables relevant today? How do they stand up to modern moral dilemmas?

2/4. The Young Man and the Lady of the Night

Fables read by Paul Ewing.

Norman was fleeced by a woman he loved, but he has no regrets. Is he a fool?

Interviews conducted by Jo Morris.

20060507

Are Aesop's fables relevant today? How do they stand up to modern moral dilemmas?

3/4. Socrates and His Friends

Fables read by Paul Ewing.

Julie won over £1million on the lottery and yet, with almost aggressive normality, she leads her old life, living in a bog-standard semi and cooking for the local fire station.

Interviews conducted by Jo Morris.

20060514

Are Aesop's fables relevant today? How do they stand up to modern moral dilemmas?

4/4. The Gnat and the Bull

Fables read by Paul Ewing.

Retirement can be like living in Siberia - there are no landmarks as far as the eye can see.

Interviews conducted by Jo Morris.

01The Bear And The Two Travellers20050228

Adaptations of stories attributed to Aesop.

Are Aesop's fables relevant today? How do they stand up to modern moral dilemmas?

Read by Paul Ewing.

Plus interviews, conducted by Jo Morris, with people whose lives resemble fables.Isabella thought that Lizzie was her best friend.

Oh dear.

02The Young Man And The Lady Of The Night2005030120060430

Norman was fleeced by a woman he loved, but he has no regrets.

Is he a fool?

03Socrates And His Friends2005030220060507

Julie won over a million on the lottery and yet with almost aggressive normality she leads her old life, living in a bog standard semi and cooking for the local fire station.

04The Gnat And The Bull2005030320060514

Retirement can be like living in Siberia - there are no landmarks as far as the eye can see.

05 LASTThe Donkey And The Horse2005030420060423

This story asks - what does fate have in store for us?