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Talking It Over

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 09 June 2012

By Julian Barnes
Dramatised by Julia Stoneham

Stuart and Oliver have been friends since school but are rather different.
Oliver is charismatic and has this way of talking. Stuart is shy and
no good at saying what he means. But then Stuart meets Gillian and things
begin to change ...

Directed by Tracey Neale

Julian Barnes' sequel 'Love, etc' is the Saturday Drama tomorrow afternoon at 2.30 pm.

Award winning writer Julian Barnes has written many novels which have been translated into more than thirty languages. 'Talking It Over' won the Prix Femina Award. 'The Sense of An Ending' was winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize. His latest book, recently published, is 'Levels of Life', a semi-biographical book about his wife Pat Kavanagh's death.

Julia Stoneham has written many radio plays. Her radio series about the Land Army Girls - 'The Cinderella Service' has been published as a trilogy of novels and she is at present working on another novel. Julia has also dramatised the sequel 'Love, etc' which is the Saturday Drama tomorrow afternoon at 2.30 pm.


Carl Prekopp
Nicholas Boulton
Hermione Norris
Madame Rives
Tracy Wiles
Julia Stoneham
Julian Barnes


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