|01||The Lion Whose Stomach Was A Beehive||20010102||1: Oscar-winning writer and director Anthony Minghella reads his own story, `The Lion Whose Stomach Was a Beehive', inspired by Verdi's Requiem.|
|02||That Was Then, This Is Now||20010103||by Jonathan Keates.|
The biographer and short story writer has set his tale in a village in the Po Valley, where the locals' yearning for Italian independence had once been fomented by performances of `I Lombardi'.
|03||The Radar Angel||20010104||Ruth Padel tells a modern version of `La Traviata', called `The Radar Angel'. The Lady of the Camellias is a young Japanese girl, working her way around the world, until she meets a Kerry man.|
|04 LAST||Aida||20010105||Erica Wagner, author and editor, spins a tale around `Aida'.|