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0120171225Tom ages very, very slowly and, while he looks about 41, he is in fact over 400 years old.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

02201712261860. 200 years after the death of Rose, Tom goes to Dr Hutchinson for help.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0320171227Written by Matt Haig. It is 1599, and things turn dark for Tom and his mother.

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0420171228Written by Matt Haig. In New York, Tom meets the mysterious Hendrich.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0520171229Read by Tom Hollander. London 1599 - Tom meets Rose for the first time.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0620180101Written by Matt Haig. William Manning tracks Tom down to the Globe Theatre.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Tom Hazard has a rare condition - he ages very, very slowly, with the result that, while he looks about 41, he is in fact over 400 years old. Over the centuries it has been a dangerous condition to have, so he has continually changed identities and moved from place to place. And he has travelled the world. Now, in a search for at least the pretence of normality, he has returned to London.

Episode Six
The witch-finder William Manning tracks Tom down to the Globe Theatre.

Matt Haig is the bestselling author of Reasons To Stay Alive. An award-winning writer of books for children and young adults, he has written five novels for adults.

Writer: Matt Haig
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Tom Hollander
Producer: Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0720180102Read by Tom Hollander. Nowhere is safe for Tom, Rose and Marion for long.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Tom Hazard has a rare condition - he ages very, very slowly, with the result that, while he looks about 41, he is in fact over 400 years old. Over the centuries it has been a dangerous condition to have, so he has continually changed identities and moved from place to place. And he has travelled the world. Now, in a search for at least the pretence of normality, he has returned to London.

Episode Seven
In 1607, Tom and Rose have a daughter, Marion. For a while they live happily. But nowhere is safe for long.

Matt Haig is the bestselling author of Reasons To Stay Alive. An award-winning writer of books for children and young adults, he has written five novels for adults.

Writer: Matt Haig
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Tom Hollander
Producer: Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

0820180103Tom Hazard has a rare condition - he ages very, very slowly, with the result that, while he looks about 41, he is in fact over 400 years old. Over the centuries it has been a dangerous condition to have, so he has continually changed identities and moved from place to place. And he has travelled the world. Now, in a search for at least the pretence of normality, he has returned to London.

Episode Eight
In present-day London, Camille uncovers Tom's secret. But Hendrich has a job for Tom.

Matt Haig is the bestselling author of Reasons To Stay Alive. An award-winning writer of books for children and young adults, he has written five novels for adults.

Writer: Matt Haig
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Tom Hollander
Producer: Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Written by Matt Haig. In present-day London, Camille uncovers Tom's secret.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0920180104Tom Hazard has a rare condition - he ages very, very slowly, with the result that, while he looks about 41, he is in fact over 400 years old. Over the centuries it has been a dangerous condition to have, so he has continually changed identities and moved from place to place. And he has travelled the world. Now, in a search for at least the pretence of normality, he has returned to London.

Episode Nine.
Tom must go to Australia to persuade his friend Omai to join the Albatross Society, or kill him if he refuses.

Matt Haig is the bestselling author of Reasons To Stay Alive. An award-winning writer of books for children and young adults, he has written five novels for adults.

Writer: Matt Haig
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Tom Hollander
Producer: Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Written by Matt Haig and read by Tom Hollander. Tom must either persuade Omai or kill him.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

1020180105Tom Hazard has a rare condition - he ages very, very slowly, with the result that, while he looks about 41, he is in fact over 400 years old. Over the centuries it has been a dangerous condition to have, so he has continually changed identities and moved from place to place. And he has travelled the world. Now, in a search for at least the pretence of normality, he has returned to London.

Episode Ten.
Who is the woman holding Tom at gunpoint?

Matt Haig is the bestselling author of Reasons To Stay Alive. An award-winning writer of books for children and young adults, he has written five novels for adults.

Writer: Matt Haig
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Tom Hollander
Producer: Lisa Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Written by Matt Haig and read by Tom Hollander. Who is the woman holding Tom at gunpoint?

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature