The coming week’s bookish radio delights to listen out for include:
Sunday 4 March
3/3. Would travelling player Hugh give it all up to live his dream? Rosemary Sutcliff’s novel.
5/5. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic concludes. What will Mr Craven discover on his return?
Nick Baker on a 70’s revolution in children’s books – stories set in state schools.
Tuesday 6 March
1/4. Thomas Hardy’s tale of the repercussions of a drunken act by respectable Michael Henchard.
Wednesday 7 March
2/4. After 19 years apart, mayor Michael Henchard is reunited with his wife.
Thursday 8 March
3/4. Regretting his drunken actions two decades before, Michael Henchard reaches breaking point
Friday 9 March
4/4. Forever haunted by his reckless past, ex-mayor Michael Henchard is becoming desperate.