William Trevor Short Stories

Episodes

TitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
A Bit On The Side20070413 (BBC7)
20080608 (BBC7)
20080609 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20100829 (BBC7)
"Then, for the 40 minutes that were theirs, they spoke of love; as it had been for them and as it still was. Episode 1 of 5.

The tale of a middle-aged accountant and the end of a love affair. Read by Niamh Cusack.

The tale of a middle-aged accountant and the end of an intense love affair. Read by Niamh Cusack.

The tale of a middle-aged accountant and the end of an intense love affair."

A Bit On The Side - Graillis' Legacy20080629 (BBC7)
20080630 BT=0215 (BBC7)
The touching and compassionate story of a man's love for two women. Read by Dermot Crowley.
A Bit On The Side - Sacred Statues20080622 (BBC7)
20080623 BT=0215 (BBC7)
"Nuala thinks that she and her husband will manage, but he is less optimistic and takes a job laying tarmac. Read by Niamh Cusack.

"

A Bit On The Side - Traditions20080615 (BBC7)
20080616 BT=0215 (BBC7)
"The killing of jackdaws, an enigmatic maid; what is the strange revelation a schoolboy is about to experience?

"

A Bit On The Side, Part 2. Solitude20070420 (BBC7)
20070422 (BBC7)
20070423 BT=0215 (BBC7)
A child's impetuous act is finally resolved on a shabby Italian sea front 50 years later.

A child's impetuous act is finally resolved on a shabby Italian sea front 50 years later.

A Bit On The Side, Part 3. Traditions20070427 (BBC7)
20070429 (BBC7)
20070430 BT=0215 (BBC7)
The killing of jackdaws; an enigmatic maid... What is the strange revelation a schoolboy is about to experience?

The killing of jackdaws; an enigmatic maid... What is the strange revelation a schoolboy is about to experience?

A Bit On The Side, Part 4. Sacred Statues20070504 (BBC7)
20070506 (BBC7)
20070507 BT=0215 (BBC7)
"Nuala thinks she and her husband will manage. Her husband is more resigned to their fate and takes a job laying tarmac.

Nuala thinks she and her husband will manage. Her husband is more resigned to his fate and takes a job laying tarmac.

Nuala reckons that she and her husband will manage. Her husband is more resigned to their fate, and takes a job laying tarmac."

A Bit On The Side, Part 5. Graillis' Legacy20070511 (BBC7)
20070513 (BBC7)
20070514 BT=0215 (BBC7)
Dermot Crowley reads William Trevor's touching and compassionate story of a man's love for two women.

Dermot Crowley reads William Trevor's touching and compassionate story of a man's love for two women.

A Bit On The Side, Part One20070415 (BBC7)
20070416 BT=0215 (BBC7)
"Then, for the 40 minutes that were theirs, they spoke of love; as it had been for them and as it still was.

Then, for the 40 minutes that were theirs, they spoke of love; as it had been for them and as it still was."

A Day1995101820161023 (BBC7)
20161024 (BBC7)
20180603 (BBC7)
20180604 (BBC7)
A wife knows her husband has a lover and imagines one day he will tell her all about it.

Short stories by the Irish writer William Trevor

A lonely wife knows her husband has a lover and imagines one day he will tell her all about it. Read by Alison Sterling.

Teresa's Wedding20081102 (BBC7)
20100815 (BBC7)
20150413 (BBC7)
"

At a bleak wedding reception, a young pregnant bride discovers why her marriage might just work. Read by Denys Hawthorne.

At a bleak wedding reception, a pregnant bride discovers why her marriage might just work.

"

"

""

The Distant Past20080525 (BBC7)
20100808 (BBC7)
20141130 (BBC7)
20141201 (BBC7)
20160815 (BBC7)

Two Irish Protestants live contentedly in the past, until the present catches up with them. Read by Denys Hawthorne.

Two Irish Protestants live contentedly in the past until the present catches up with them.

Two Irish Protestants live contentedly in the past, until the present catches up with them. Read by Denys Hawthorne.

""

The Forty-seventh Saturday20100822 (BBC7)
20110515 (BBC7)
20110516 (BBC7)
20141128 (BBC7)
20141129 (BBC7)
20160916 (BBC7)

Mavie and McCarthy have a weekly assignation, but is he as trapped by marriage as she thinks he is? Read by Denys Hawthorne.

Mavie and McCarthy have a weekly tryst, but is he as trapped by marriage as she thinks?

Mavie and McCarthy have a weekly assignation, but is he as trapped by marriage as she thinks he is? Read by Denys Hawthorne.

Mavie and McCarthy have a weekly assignation - but is he as trapped by marriage as she thinks he is? Read by Denys Hawthorne.

Mavie and McCarthy have a weekly tryst - but is he as trapped by marriage as she thinks?

""

Theresa's Wedding20081102 (BBC7)
20081103 BT=0215 (BBC7)
At a rather bleak wedding reception a young, pregnant bride discovers the reason why her marriage just might work.