Episodes

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01A Knife For Cutting Mangoes2000092520030414by Fay Weldon.

A man's mistress has moved into the family home and his wife has hurriedly moved out.

For Jane, it is a sweet victory, one she is determined to enjoy.

Read by Louise Jameson.

02Iyabo's Wedding2000092620030415by Buchi Emecheta. Iyabo dreams of being a stunning Yoruba bride, but the man she has chosen prefers a much less honourable arrangement. Read by Janice Acquah
03A Wife Again!2000092720030416by Francine Pascal.

Alice believed that maturity, patience and trust were the special ingredients that made her second marriage successful - until she found evidence forcing her to take a closer look at the `trust'.

Read by Lorelei King

04The House Of Peace20000928by Gohar Kordi.

Zarrin escaped from political tyranny and arrived in the UK as a refugee.

Through her marriage she hopes to find peace, but instead rediscovers fear.

Read by Souad Faress.

05 LASTThe Wife And A Half2000092920030417by Angela Huth.

A woman's solid marriage is threatened when she falls passionately and hopelessly for her husband's colleague.

Read by Susannah York.