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Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Conrad is alive but not well. Spooked by a mysterious woman, he is on the run, catching a train from Munich to Italy, while Eleanor recalls a time when their future seemed bright. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Both Conrad and Eleanor struggle with painful memories. Their son Paul insists on calling the police, while Eleanor finds threatening emails to Conrad from a woman called Mad. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

There is no progress in the search for Conrad, who is hiding out in a Bologna hotel, oblivious to his family's worry, while his shame and guilt threaten to overwhelm him. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Con recalls taking his research job with big Pharma, which ultimately led to his meeting with animal rights protestor Maddy, who asks him to photograph conditions in the animal lab. Show more

Book of the Week

Michael Paterniti - The Telling Room

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ambrosio the artisan cheese maker recounts the story of how his incredible cheese was born, and grew into an international success story - until one day the tables turned. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The police become involved in the search for Conrad, while Eleanor breaks up with her lover. Alone in Bologna, Conrad admits to himself that he knew he had to walk out on her. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 7

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Conrad recalls his fateful choice to use Maddy to help him expose animal abuse at the lab. Waiting for news at home, Eleanor struggles to make sense of her broken marriage. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Conrad gets lost in Bologna and finds an unlikely rescuer, while his mind drifts back to Maddy, and to the breaking point in his marriage years ago, when he started to lose Eleanor. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A long-hidden secret emerges about Cara, and the episode with Maddy culminates in a nasty scene at a hotel. Meanwhile, a mistake with Con's bankcard reveals his hiding place. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Cara and El go to Bologna to fetch Conrad home. Their reunion is bittersweet - their love both confirmed and changed by the drama with Maddy and his dramatic disappearance. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Charioteer

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Laurie learns his mother is remarrying, while his friendship with Andrew deepens. But a trip to the hospital in town will soon throw a spanner in the works. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Charioteer

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Laurie goes to a party at a stranger's flat, where he re-encounters his school mentor Ralph Lanyon - and discovers that he played a vital part in his recent life as well. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Charioteer

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ralph invites Laurie back to town and, despite a growing sense that his fellows in the ward are beginning to guess his true feelings, Laurie cannot stay away from Ralph or Andrew. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Charioteer

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Laurie is stuck in a rural veteran's hospital, struggling with bad news about his injury. Then he meets a new orderly, a young conscientious objector called Andrew Raynes. Show more

Book at Bedtime

10 Days

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It is the hottest summer on record and, when tensions rise with the temperature both in government and on the streets of London, the results will be fatal. Show more

Rabbit Redux

Episode 3

Duration: 14 minutes

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

At a loss in the wake of Janice's departure, Harry accepts an invitation to dinner by another woman. He's well out of his comfort zone but into the arms of an unexpected new lover. Show more

Contributors

Reader:
Toby Jones
Abridger:
Eileen Horne
Producer:
Clive Brill

Rabbit Redux

Episode 5

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Harry meets with his wife's lover and his mother, who urges him to leave Brewer and run away. He argues with Jill and is astonished to learn that she is starting to fall for him. Show more

Contributors

Reader:
Toby Jones
Abridger:
Eileen Horne
Producer:
Clive Brill

Book of the Week

Discontent and Its Civilizations

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Mohsin Hamid’s fractured youth in Pakistan and USA and the creation of language, art and identity. Read by Sanjeev Baskhar. Show more