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Episode 4

Book at Bedtime, The Charioteer Episode 4 of 10

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 28 November 2013

By Mary Renault

After an injury at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell is sent to a veterans' hospital to convalesce. There he befriends Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. But when Ralph, a mentor from his school days, reappears in his life, Laurie is forced to choose between the sweet ideals of innocence and the distinct pleasures of experience.

Episode 4:
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.

Read by: Anton Lesser
Abridged by Eileen Horne

Produced by Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.


Anton Lesser
Clive Brill
Eileen Horne
Mary Renault


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