Good Soldier, The [Book At Bedtime]

Toby Stephens reads Ford Madox Ford's classic tale of passion and deceit, set in Europe during the early years of the 20th century.

Episodes

EpisodeFirst
Broadcast
Comments
0120080414

The story centres on a friendship between two seemingly happily married couples and the web of deception woven around a long-standing affair.

0220080415

Dowell recalls his first encounter with the Ashburnhams, a couple who will eventually rip his quiet life apart.

0320080416

The first crack appears in the friendship between the Dowells and the Ashburnhams.

0420080417

The first tragedy caused by Ashburnham's infidelity comes to light.

0520080418

Dowell reveals his wife's devious nature.

0620080421

Dowell discovers that, rather than dying of a heart condition, his wife poisoned herself.

0720080422

Dowell reflects on the devastating impact of Leonora's teenage ward.

0820080423

Dowell unlocks the story behind the Ashburnhams' seemingly happy marriage.

0920080424

Dowell finds himself in an unnerving situation.

10 LAST20080425

Dowell recounts the final events in the life of Edward Ashburnham.