Five Tales By Saki

Episodes

TitleRepeatedComments
Fur20151209 (BBC7)
20151210 (BBC7)
20170830 (BBC7)

Eleanor and Suzanne are best friends, but as the sales approach, for how much longer?

Eleanor and Suzanne are best friends, but not for much longer. Suzanne knows she can get her rich cousin Bertram to buy her a fur in the sales, but she has to entrust the job to Eleanor - who has her own plans...

Stars Helen Longworth as Eleanor, Lydia Leonard as Suzanne, Bertie Carvel as Bertram and Alex Tregear as Woman in Park/ Woman in Shop.

Five Tales by Saki (HH Munro), dramatised by Roger Davenport.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.

Eleanor and Suzanne are best friends but, as the sales approach, for how much longer? Stars Helen Longworth and Lydia Leonard.

The Lumber Room20151207 (BBC7)
20151208 (BBC7)
20170828 (BBC7)

When young Nicholas is punished by his aunt, he seizes his chance for retribution.

When young Nicholas is punished by his aunt, he seeks refuge in the magical lumber room; but when his aunt seeks him in the garden, he can expect retribution.

Saki's fiction famously celebrates the triumph of the "human beast" over the structures of society. Mischief, mayhem and the antic spirit of children are the stuff of his enduring tales of English life.

Stars Susan Engel as the Aunt, Ben Tibber as Nicholas and Alex Tregear as Agatha.

Five Tales by Saki (HH Munro), dramatised by Roger Davenport.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.

4 Extra Debut. When young Nicholas is punished by his aunt, he seizes his chance for retribution. Stars Ben Tibber and Susan Engel.

The Open Window20151211 (BBC7)
20151212 (BBC7)
20170901 (BBC7)

Framton Nuttel's letter of introduction little prepares him for what he is about to hear.

Packed off around Britain in a search for a cure for his nerves, Framton Nuttel arrives at the Sappleton's house with a letter of introduction from his sister.

It little prepares him for the tale of terror he's about to hear...

Stars Paul Brooke as Framton Nuttel, Emily Chenery as Vera, Joanna McCallum as Mrs Sappleton, Susan Jameson as Caroline Nuttel and Michael Kilgarriff as Mr Sappleton/ Trap Driver.

Five Tales by Saki (HH Munro), dramatised by Roger Davenport.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.

Framton Nuttel arrives at the Sappletons' house with a letter of introduction. It little prepares him for the tale he is about to hear. Stars Paul Brooke and Emily Chennery.

The Schartz-metterklume Method20151208 (BBC7)
20151209 (BBC7)
20170829 (BBC7)

When Lady Carlotta is mistaken for the new governess, she takes up the job with relish.

When Lady Carlotta is mistaken for Miss Hope, the new governess, she takes up the job with relish applying a freshly invented technique of child-rearing to her new charges. The ensuing chaos is all too "modern" for the parents.

Stars Jennie Stoller as Lady Carlotta, Jemma Churchill as Mrs Quabarl, Philip Fox as Mr Quabarl/ Carter, Timothy Morand as Station Master/ Jack and Emily Wachter as Irene.

Five Tales by Saki (HH Munro), dramatised by Roger Davenport.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.

When Lady Carlotta is mistaken for Miss Hope, the new governess, she takes up the job with relish. Stars Jennie Stoller.

The Toys Of Peace20151210 (BBC7)
20151211 (BBC7)
20170831 (BBC7)

Will Leonora's boys like her brother Harvey's presents?

Harvey is encouraged by his right-thinking sister to give toys that can't be used for war to her two sons. But children, in a Saki tale, are immensely inventive...

Stars Anthony Calf as Harvey, Beth Chalmers as Leonora, Ben Tibber as Eric, Anton Rice as Bertie and Alex Tregear as the Waitress.

Five Tales by Saki (HH Munro), dramatised by Roger Davenport.

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.

Will Leonora's boys like her brother Harvey's presents, chosen so they can't be used in war games? Stars Anthony Calf.