Portraits Of East Anglia [Afternoon Reading]

Episodes

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01Man In The Water20080114

Specially commissioned stories by local authors, inspired by paintings of the East Anglian landscape. Recorded in front of an audience in Halesworth, Suffolk, the readings are introduced by Neil Innes.

Jenny swears that she sees a man in the water and her father takes his fishing boat out to search for him. But when he finds nobody and there are no reports of a missing person, he begins to question her motives.

By Rose Tremain, read by Richard Hope.

By Rose Tremain. Jenny has seen a man in the water, but her father cannot find anybody.

Short stories or abridged books, often from new writers

02Teeny Weeny Little World20080115

Specially commissioned stories by local authors, inspired by paintings of the East Anglian landscape. Recorded in front of an audience in Halesworth, Suffolk, the readings are introduced by Neil Innes.

As a new school term begins, the recently appointed headmaster is making his mark with all sorts of changes - far too many for Mr Crowther's liking.

By DJ Taylor, read by Stephen Critchlow.

By DJ Taylor. A recently appointed headmaster is making his mark with many changes.

Short stories or abridged books, often from new writers

03Days Of Rest20080116

Specially commissioned stories by local authors, inspired by paintings of the East Anglian landscape. Recorded in front of an audience in Halesworth, Suffolk, the readings are introduced by Neil Innes.

On a beautiful summer Sunday, Jules is paying a visit to see Gran in her Suffolk care home. But it's not long before her London employers track her down.

By Jill Laurimore, read by Rachel Atkins.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

By Jill Laurimore. Jules is visiting her Gran in Suffolk, but her employers soon find her.

Short stories or abridged books, often from new writers

04Time And Tide20080117

Specially commissioned stories by local authors, inspired by paintings of the East Anglian landscape. Recorded in front of an audience in Halesworth, Suffolk, the readings are introduced by Neil Innes.

On a Sunday afternoon in late September, two men make their way home across the quay at Orford. The dreaded weekenders have left and the village is once again quiet. But is everything quite as it seems?

By Anthony Horowitz, read by Gerard McDermott.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

By Anthony Horowitz. The dreaded weekenders have left and the village is quiet - or is it?

Short stories or abridged books, often from new writers

05The Red Digger20080118

Specially commissioned stories by local authors, inspired by paintings of the East Anglian landscape. Recorded in front of an audience in Halesworth, Suffolk, the readings are introduced by Neil Innes.

Jules and Dino have arranged to meet their Dad on the beach after his fishing trip to walk the dog. But when the dog appears and Dad doesn't, the teenagers fear the worst.

By Raffaella Barker, read by Alex Tregear.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

By Raffaella Barker. Jules and Dino fear the worst when the dog appears and Dad doesn't.

Short stories or abridged books, often from new writers