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Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Penelope Lively's memoir explores the metaphorical garden, from Eden to Monet's water lilies at Giverny. Read by Stephanie Cole. Show more

Life in the Garden by Penelope Lively

Time, Order and the Garden

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Penelope Lively's meditation on gardening, presents it as the ultimate defiance of time. Read by Stephanie Cole. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Penelope Lively’s memoir of her life in gardens explores city allotments and the suburban garden. Concluded by Stephanie Cole. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After his grandfather's death, James Rebanks's family face a difficult financial decision about the farm. Read by Bryan Dick. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Clashing with his father, James Rebanks gains a place at Oxford University, but misses the farming life. Read by Bryan Dick. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Penelope Lively's meditation on gardening, literature and creativity explores gardens in fiction. Read by Stephanie Cole. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Penelope Lively's meditation on gardening, literature and creativity considers the influence of fashion. Read by Stephanie Cole. Show more

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The Long Drop

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

William Watt takes to the stand as Denise Mina reimagines the trial of brutal serial killer Peter Manuel in 1950s Glasgow. Abridged by Sian Preece. Read by Liam Brennan. Show more

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The Long Drop

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The Glasgow underworld is roused to anger by William Watt's enquiries into the murder of his family. Abridged by Sian Preece. Read by Liam Brennan. Show more

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The Long Drop

Episode 7

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Peter Manuel's murder trial reaches a critical stage as the High Court hears his disputed confessions. Abridged by Sian Preece. Read by Liam Brennan. Show more

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The Long Drop

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Glasgow, 1958. Peter Manuel has sacked his lawyers and is conducting his own defence against multiple murder charges. Abridged by Sian Preece Read by Liam Brennan. Show more

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The Long Drop

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

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

William Watt is shocked to be recalled to the witness box as Peter Manuel conducts his own defence. Abridged by Sian Preece. Read by Liam Brennan. Show more

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The Long Drop

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The verdicts are due to be returned in Denise Mina's reimagining of the trial of Peter Manuel. Abridged by Sian Preece. Read by Liam Brennan. Show more

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The Long Drop

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Denise Mina reimagines events leading to the trial of brutal serial killer Peter Manuel in 1950s Glasgow. Abridged by Sian Preece. Read by Liam Brennan. Show more

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The Long Drop

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As Peter Manuel's trial continues, Dowdall struggles under cross-examination. Meanwhile details emerge about the evening Watt and Manuel spent together. Read by Liam Brennan. Show more