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The Wonder

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

1859: English nurse Mrs Wright arrives in Ireland to meet her new patient, an eleven-year-old girl who, according to her parents, has not eaten in over four months. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Wonder

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Under instruction from the village's committee, Nurse Wright begins her supervision of Anna O'Donnell, eager to discover how the girl has been secretly feeding herself. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Wonder

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Some unexpected visitors cause Nurse Wright to enforce stricter measures in the observation of Anna's supposed fast. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Wonder

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

A rival medical opinion forces Nurse Wright to intensify her efforts to uncover the truth about Anna O'Donnell's fast. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Wonder

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Fearing that her supervision of Anna is only contributing to her failing health, Nurse Wright tries to uncover the real reason behind the girl's alleged fasting. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Wonder

Episode 7

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

With no choice left, Nurse Wright disobeys her employers in an effort to save her ailing patient. However, in doing so, she uncovers the shocking truth about Anna O'Donnell. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Wonder

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Having uncovered the truth about Anna's miraculous fasting, and concerned that it is already too late to save her young charge's life, Nurse Wright determines to intervene. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Wonder

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

With time running out for her patient, Nurse Wright must decide how far she is willing to go to save a young girl's life. Show more