Notwithstanding - Stories From An English Village

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01Mrs Griffiths And The Carol Singers20091123 (BBC7)
20131216 (BBC7)

Hugh Bonneville reads from Louis de Bernieres' new book of linked stories which cast an affectionate but acute eye on the vanishing charms and eccentric characters of the fictional Surrey village of Notwithstanding.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Hugh Bonneville reads from Louis de Bernieres' new book of linked stories which cast an affectionate but acute eye on the vanishing charms and eccentric characters of the fictional Surrey village of Notwithstanding.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

02The Auspicious Meeting20091124 (BBC7)
20131217 (BBC7)

Hugh Bonneville reads from Louis de Bernieres' new book of linked stories which cast an affectionate but acute eye on the vanishing charms and eccentric characters of the fictional Surrey village of Notwithstanding.

A chance meeting in a country lane brings together two keen but lonely musicians. When they are joined by a visiting genealogist with a bassoon, the Famous Notwithstanding Wind Quartet is well on its way to formation.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Hugh Bonneville reads from Louis de Bernieres' new book of linked stories which cast an affectionate but acute eye on the vanishing charms and eccentric characters of the fictional Surrey village of Notwithstanding.

A chance meeting in a country lane brings together two keen but lonely musicians. When they are joined by a visiting genealogist with a bassoon, the Famous Notwithstanding Wind Quartet is well on its way to formation.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

03The Happy Death Of The General20091125 (BBC7)
20131218 (BBC7)

Hugh Bonneville reads from Louis de Bernieres' new book of linked stories which cast an affectionate but acute eye on the vanishing charms and eccentric characters of the fictional Surrey village of Notwithstanding.

Although he has dressed himself carefully, as always, for his shopping trip into town, there is one thing the General has forgotten.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Hugh Bonneville reads from Louis de Bernieres' new book of linked stories which cast an affectionate but acute eye on the vanishing charms and eccentric characters of the fictional Surrey village of Notwithstanding.

Although he has dressed himself carefully, as always, for his shopping trip into town, there is one thing the General has forgotten.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

04Rabbit20091126 (BBC7)
20131219 (BBC7)

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Hugh Bonneville reads from Louis de Bernieres' new book of linked stories which cast an affectionate but acute eye on the vanishing charms and eccentric characters of the fictional Surrey village of Notwithstanding.

The major, his wife and Leafy Barkwell have a heartbreaking encounter on an evening walk.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

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Hugh Bonneville reads from Louis de Bernieres' new book of linked stories which cast an affectionate but acute eye on the vanishing charms and eccentric characters of the fictional Surrey village of Notwithstanding.

The major, his wife and Leafy Barkwell have a heartbreaking encounter on an evening walk.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

05 LASTThe Broken Heart20091127 (BBC7)
20131220 (BBC7)

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Hugh Bonneville reads from Louis de Bernieres' new book of linked stories which cast an affectionate but acute eye on the vanishing charms and eccentric characters of the fictional Surrey village of Notwithstanding.

When Obadiah Oak sells up and moves away from Notwithstanding, he leaves his heart behind.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

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Hugh Bonneville reads from Louis de Bernieres' new book of linked stories which cast an affectionate but acute eye on the vanishing charms and eccentric characters of the fictional Surrey village of Notwithstanding.

When Obadiah Oak sells up and moves away from Notwithstanding, he leaves his heart behind.

Abridged by Sara Davies.