A Kestrel For A Knave

As part of Radio 4's 1968 season, James Anthony Pearson reads from Barry Hines's novel, which was the inspiration for the film Kes.

Episodes

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012008111020110829 (BBC7)
20121105 (BBC7)

Unhappy teenager Billy Casper is struggling at school and not valued at home.

But his discovery of a kestrel chick promises to change everything.

The bleak life of teenager Billy Casper is transformed with his discovery of a kestrel chick. Read by James Anthony Pearson.

The bleak life of teenager Billy Casper is transformed with his discovery of a kestrel chick.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

The bleak life of teenager Billy Casper is changed with his discovery of a kestrel chick.

012008111020110829 (BBC7)
20121105 (BBC7)

Unhappy teenager Billy Casper is struggling at school and not valued at home.

But his discovery of a kestrel chick promises to change everything.

The bleak life of teenager Billy Casper is transformed with his discovery of a kestrel chick. Read by James Anthony Pearson.

The bleak life of teenager Billy Casper is transformed with his discovery of a kestrel chick.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

The bleak life of teenager Billy Casper is changed with his discovery of a kestrel chick.

022008111120110830 (BBC7)
20121106 (BBC7)

Billy impresses his English class.

Troubled teenager Billy Casper impresses his teacher with tales of training his kestrel hawk. Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Troubled teenager Billy Casper impresses his teacher with tales of training his kestrel hawk.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Teenager Billy Casper impresses his teacher with tales of training his kestrel hawk.

022008111120110830 (BBC7)
20121106 (BBC7)

Billy impresses his English class.

Troubled teenager Billy Casper impresses his teacher with tales of training his kestrel hawk. Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Troubled teenager Billy Casper impresses his teacher with tales of training his kestrel hawk.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Teenager Billy Casper impresses his teacher with tales of training his kestrel hawk.

032008111220110831 (BBC7)
20121107 (BBC7)

Billy is in trouble at school but manages to impress one of his teachers.

School teacher Mr Farthing is spellbound by Billy's flying demonstration with his kestrel hawk. Read by James Anthony Pearson.

School teacher Mr Farthing is spellbound by Billy's flying demonstration with his kestrel hawk.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Teacher Mr Farthing is spellbound by Billy's flying demonstration with his kestrel hawk.

032008111220110831 (BBC7)
20121107 (BBC7)

Billy is in trouble at school but manages to impress one of his teachers.

School teacher Mr Farthing is spellbound by Billy's flying demonstration with his kestrel hawk. Read by James Anthony Pearson.

School teacher Mr Farthing is spellbound by Billy's flying demonstration with his kestrel hawk.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Teacher Mr Farthing is spellbound by Billy's flying demonstration with his kestrel hawk.

042008111320110901 (BBC7)
20121108 (BBC7)

Billy makes a decision that will have dreadful consequences.

Troubled Billy Casper's rash decision sparks fury with his half-brother Jud. Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Troubled Billy Casper's rash decision sparks fury with his half-brother Jud.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

042008111320110901 (BBC7)
20121108 (BBC7)

Billy makes a decision that will have dreadful consequences.

Troubled Billy Casper's rash decision sparks fury with his half-brother Jud. Read by James Anthony Pearson.

Troubled Billy Casper's rash decision sparks fury with his half-brother Jud.

Read by James Anthony Pearson.

05 LAST2008111420110902 (BBC7)
20121109 (BBC7)

Billy finds out what his brother has done.

The story reaches its sad conclusion as Billy discovers the fate of Kes. James Anthony Pearson reads from Barry Hines's novel.

Billy's fury mounts when he discovers what his half-brother Jud has done.

Concluded by James Anthony Pearson.

05 LAST2008111420110902 (BBC7)
20121109 (BBC7)

Billy finds out what his brother has done.

The story reaches its sad conclusion as Billy discovers the fate of Kes. James Anthony Pearson reads from Barry Hines's novel.

Billy's fury mounts when he discovers what his half-brother Jud has done.

Concluded by James Anthony Pearson.