John Buchan - Sick Heart River

Episodes

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0120110411 (BBC7)
20090629 (BBC7)
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20170403 (BBC7)

Sir Edward Leithen undertakes one last heroic mission. Paul Young reads the author's last novel set in the Canadian wilderness.

Sir Edward Leithen undertakes one last heroic mission. Read by Paul Young.

Sir Edward Leithen undertakes one last heroic mission. Read by Paul Young.

Sir Edward Leithen undertakes one last heroic mission. Paul Young reads the author's last novel set in the Canadian wilderness.

Sir Edward Leithan, comrade in adventure of Richard Hannay, is drawing his career to a close when he's asked if he'll undertake one last mission...

Paul Young reads John Buchan's last novel set in the Canadian wilderness.

Originally broadcast to mark the 50th anniversary of John Buchan's death, this reading is of his last novel. "Sick Heart River" was completed days before his death and published posthumously in 1941.

Buchan's rich descriptions of the rugged Canadian Northwest Territories are influenced by his real-life voyage down the Mackenzie River in 1937. At that time, Buchan was Governor-General of Canada.

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

0220110412 (BBC7)
20090630 (BBC7)
20170405 (BBC7)
20170404 (BBC7)
20130723 (BBC7)

Undertaking his last mission, Sir Edward Leithen probes the life of a missing New York businessman. Read by Paul Young.

Sir Edward Leithen probes the life of a missing New York businessman. Read by Paul Young.

Sir Edward Leithen probes the life of a missing New York businessman. Read by Paul Young.

Undertaking his last mission, Sir Edward Leithen probes the life of a missing New York businessman. Read by Paul Young.

Undertaking his last mission, Sir Edward Leithen probes the life of a missing New York businessman. Read by Paul Young.

0320110413 (BBC7)
20090701 (BBC7)
20170406 (BBC7)
20170405 (BBC7)
20130724 (BBC7)

On the trail of missing New Yorker Francis Gaillard, Sir Edward Leithen heads to the wilds of Canada. Read by Paul Young.

On the trail of a missing New Yorker, Sir Edward Leithen heads to the wilds of Canada.

On the trail of a missing New Yorker, Sir Edward Leithen heads to the wilds of Canada.

On the trail of missing New Yorker Francis Gaillard, Sir Edward Leithen heads to the wilds of Canada. Read by Paul Young.

On the trail of missing New Yorker Francis Gaillard, Sir Edward Leithen heads to the wilds of Canada. Read by Paul Young.

0420110414 (BBC7)
20090702 (BBC7)
20170407 (BBC7)
20170406 (BBC7)
20130725 (BBC7)

Sir Edward Leithen picks up the missing New Yorker's suspicious trail in the Canadian wilderness. Read by Paul Young.

Sir Edward Leithen picks up the missing New Yorker's trail in the Canadian wilderness.

Sir Edward Leithen picks up the missing New Yorker's trail in the Canadian wilderness.

Sir Edward Leithen picks up the missing New Yorker's suspicious trail in the Canadian wilderness. Read by Paul Young.

Sir Edward Leithen picks up the missing New Yorker's suspicious trail in the Canadian wilderness. Read by Paul Young.

Sir Edward Leithen picks up the missing New Yorker's suspicious trail in the Canadian wilderness. Read by Paul Young.

0520110415 (BBC7)
20090703 (BBC7)
20170408 (BBC7)
20170407 (BBC7)
20130726 (BBC7)

Sir Edward Leithen worries that missing Francis Galliard has been abandoned in the freezing Canadian Wilds. Read by Paul Young.

Sir Edward Leithen worries that Galliard's been abandoned in the freezing Canadian Wilds.

Sir Edward Leithen worries that Galliard has been abandoned in the freezing Canadian Wilds

Sir Edward Leithen worries that missing Francis Galliard has been abandoned in the freezing Canadian Wilds. Read by Paul Young.

Sir Edward Leithen worries that missing Francis Galliard has been abandoned in the freezing Canadian Wilds. Read by Paul Young.

0620110418 (BBC7)
20090706 (BBC7)
20170411 (BBC7)
20170410 (BBC7)
20130729 (BBC7)

A disorientated, feverish Galliard is found - but Sir Edward Leithen must now search for Lou. Read by Paul Young.

A confused, feverish Galliard is found - but Sir Edward Leithen must now search for Lou.

A confused, feverish Galliard is found, but Sir Edward Leithen must now search for Lou.

A disorientated, feverish Galliard is found, but Sir Edward Leithen must now search for Lou. Read by Paul Young.

A disorientated, feverish Galliard is found, but Sir Edward Leithen must now search for Lou. Read by Paul Young.

0720110419 (BBC7)
20090707 (BBC7)
20170412 (BBC7)
20170411 (BBC7)
20130730 (BBC7)

A weakened Sir Edward Leithen is himself rescued by Lou, who has a positive effect on his flagging spirit. Read by Paul Young.

A weakened Sir Edward Leithen is rescued by Lou, who has a positive effect on his spirit.

A weakened Sir Edward Leithen is rescued by Lou, who has a positive effect on his spirit.

A weakened Sir Edward Leithen is himself rescued by Lou, who has a positive effect on his flagging spirit. Read by Paul Young.

A weakened Sir Edward Leithen is himself rescued by Lou, who has a positive effect on his flagging spirit. Read by Paul Young.

0820110420 (BBC7)
20090708 (BBC7)
20170413 (BBC7)
20170412 (BBC7)
20130731 (BBC7)

Gaillard opens up to Leithen to reveal the reasons for him moving to America, and his disappearance. Read by Paul Young.

Gaillard opens up to Sir Edward Leithen to reveal the reasons behind his disappearance.

Gaillard opens up to Sir Edward Leithen to reveal the reasons behind his disappearance.

Gaillard opens up to Leithen to reveal the reasons for him moving to America, and his disappearance. Read by Paul Young.

Gaillard opens up to Leithen to reveal the reasons for him moving to America, and his disappearance. Read by Paul Young.

0920110421 (BBC7)
20090709 (BBC7)
20170414 (BBC7)
20170413 (BBC7)
20130801 (BBC7)

Deep in the wilds of Canada, Sir Edward Leithen fantasises about returning to the comforts of home. Read by Paul Young.

Deep in the wilds of Canada, Sir Edward Leithen fantasises about returning to home.

Deep in the wilds of Canada, Sir Edward Leithen fantasises about returning to home.

Deep in the wilds of Canada, Sir Edward Leithen fantasises about returning to the comforts of home. Read by Paul Young.

Deep in the wilds of Canada, Sir Edward Leithen fantasises about returning to the comforts of home. Read by Paul Young.

1020090710 (BBC7)
20170415 (BBC7)
20170414 (BBC7)

Leithen gives up his dreams of home in order to help the Native Canadians.

Moved by their plight, Leithen spends his last days helping the Canadian Indians. John Buchan's novel read by Paul Young.

10 LAST20090710 (BBC7)
20130802 (BBC7)
20110422 (BBC7)

Moved by their plight, Leithen spends his last days helping the Canadian Indians. John Buchan's novel read by Paul Young.

Moved by their plight, Leithen spends his last days helping the Canadian Indians. John Buchan's novel read by Paul Young.

Leithen gives up his dreams of home in order to help the Native Canadians.