Sweet Tooth [Ian Mcewan]

Episodes

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012012090320170724 (BBC7)
20170725 (BBC7)
An affair starts Serena on an unintended career path.

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022012090420170725 (BBC7)
20170726 (BBC7)
Serena's affair with Tony is painfully over, but she is determined to salvage a career.

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032012090520170726 (BBC7)
20170727 (BBC7)
Still reeling from the news of Tony's death, Serena finds an alarming piece of evidence.

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042012090620170727 (BBC7)
20170728 (BBC7)
Just as Serena is promoted, her friend Shirley is sacked and tells her she's being watched

Ian McEwan's novel of love and deception set in MI5 during the early 1970s, read by Amelia Bullmore.

Episode 4: Serena is given her first real mission for the Service; its codename is Sweet Tooth. Just as she's promoted, her friend Shirley is sacked - and she tells Serena she's being watched too.

Abridged and produced by Christine Hall.

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052012090720170728 (BBC7)
20170729 (BBC7)
Serena's first mission for MI5 involves an attractive young writer.

Ian McEwan's novel of love and deception set in MI5 during the early 1970s, read by Amelia Bullmore.
Episode 5
Serena's affair with Max Greatorex is not progressing as she'd hoped, but a new love interest emerges as she embarks on her Sweet Tooth mission and meets young writer Tom Haley Then Max tells her the devastating truth about Tony Canning, the lover who recruited her.

Abridged and produced by Christine Hall.

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062012091020170731 (BBC7)
20170801 (BBC7)
Serena and Tom become lovers. Is it too late to be honest?

Ian McEwan's novel of love and deception set in MI5 during the early 1970s, read by Amelia Bullmore.

Episode 6
Serena and the writer she's grooming, Tom Haley, become lovers. Serena now has two major problems: Tom's novel is exactly what her superiors don't want him to write, and - more pressingly - she is unable to be honest with him about who she is and what she's doing.

Abridged and produced by Christine Hall.

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072012091120170801 (BBC7)
20170802 (BBC7)
Serena has to accompany Tom and his terrible dystopian novel to its publisher.

Ian McEwan's novel of love and deception set in MI5 during the early 1970s, read by Amelia Bullmore

Episode 7
Christmas 1973 is a challenging one for Serena. First, an angry and emotional Max turns up on her doorstep; then she has to accompany Tom and his terrible dystopian novel to its publisher.

Abridged and produced by Christine Hall.

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082012091220170802 (BBC7)
20170803 (BBC7)
Serena starts to worry that she is losing Tom to somebody else.

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092012091320170803 (BBC7)
20170804 (BBC7)
Tom's dystopian novel has won a prestigious prize and started to threaten Serena.

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10 LAST2012091420170804 (BBC7)
20170805 (BBC7)
The truth emerges about Sweet Tooth, but the story doesn't end there.

Ian McEwan's novel of love and deception set in MI5 during the early 1970s, read by Amelia Bullmore and Andrew Scott.

Episode 10
MI5's involvement with funding Sweet Tooth is made public. Serena is exposed as an employee of the intelligence service and Tom as having taken money from an inappropriate source. But the story doesn't end there.

Abridged and produced by Christine Hall.

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