HE Bates' short stories, abridged and read by David Neal, and produced by Cherry Cookson.


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Three old men sit and watch the world go by, but one has a youthful secret of vitality.
Three old men sit and watch the world go by, but one has a youthful secret of vitality.
Three old men sit and watch the world go by, but one has a very youthful secret of vitality. Read by David Neal.
Three old men sit and watch the world go by, but one has a very youthful secret of vitality.
Read by David Neal.

HE Bates' tale about a very old man with youthful vitality and a stopped watch.
Abridged and read by David Neal.
0102Chaff In The Wind20050114 (BBC7)
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A lost man needing directions has a chance encounter in a cold, windswept field.
A lost man needing directions has a chance encounter in a cold, windswept field. Read by David Neal.
Read by David Neal.

A chance encounter in a cold, windswept field.
Short story by HE Bates.
Short story by HE Bates, abridged and read by David Neal.
0103 LASTThe Maker Of Coffins20050121 (BBC7)
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Every Sunday an awkward, fiddle-playing coffin-maker comes to play for his mother. Read by David Neal.
Every Sunday an awkward, fiddle-playing coffin-maker comes to play for his mother.
Read by David Neal.

A short story from the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside that HE Bates knew so well.
A short story from the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside that HE Bates knew and loved so well, read by David Neal.
A short story from the the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside, read by David Neal.
A short story from the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside that HE Bates knew and loved.
0201The Cowslip Field20050128 (BBC7)
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20061027 (BBC7)
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20071008 (BBC7)
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The tale of a tender moment among the spring flowers for Pacey and her young charge.
The tale of a tender moment among the spring flowers for Pacey and her young charge. Read by David Neal.
HE Bates' tale of a tender moment among the spring flowers.
Read by David Neal.
Read and abridged by David Neal.
A tender moment while picking flowers.
Another HE Bates story, read and abridged by David Neal.
0202Great Uncle Crow20050204 (BBC7)
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A young boy's eccentric relative has a fondness for moorhen eggs, cress and 'neck oil'.
A young boy gets to know his eccentric relative with a fondness for moorhen eggs, cress and 'neck oil'. Read by David Neal.
HE Bates' tale of a young boy getting to know his relative with a fondness for 'neck oil'.
HE Bates' tale of a young boy getting to know his eccentric relative - with a fondness for 'neck oil'.
Read by David Neal.
The charming tale of a young boy getting to know his eccentric Great Uncle - and his fondness for 'neck oil'.
HE Bates' tale, read by David Neal.
0203 LASTLoss Of Pride20050211 (BBC7)
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Uncle Silas tells of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato. Read by David Neal.
Uncle Silas tells his tale of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato. Read by David Neal.

HE Bates' Uncle Silas tells of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato.
Uncle Silas tells of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato.
HE Bates' tale is read by David Neal.
Uncle Silas tells the tale of the womanising shoemaker and the baked potato.

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