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SOUNDSCAPE: The Rats' Tales
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A fictional 5-part series narrated by Jane Lapotaire.
Monday to Friday 21 - 25 February 2005  3.45-4.00pm

The Rats' Tales is a dramatic and evocative series, following the lives of three female, brown rats and their struggle to survive and raise their families alongside their human companions.


A Jack Russel. Courtesy of Colin Bright.

Episode 5. Friday 16 September, 2005, 15.45-16.00

A fight between the farm cat, the Jack Russel and Fly, provides an unexpected rescue for the female rat on the farm in Suffolk.

On Merseyside, the harbour rat mistakes poisoned bait for an edible meal with fatal results. Further north, in Edinburgh, the sewer rat is surprised by a fox whilst foraging for food in an alleyway.

And, then later in Suffolk, the farm rat, the last of our three original females has a terrifying encounter whilst searching for buried acorns in the snow.

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Episode 1: 12 September 2005 - More information >>>
Episode 2: 13 September 2005 - More information >>>
Episode 3: 14 September 2005 - More information >>>
Episode 4: 15 September 2005 - More information >>>
Episode 5: 16 September 2005 - More information >>>

See also:

Soundscape: The White-tailed Sea Eagle

Soundscape: The Swallow’s Journey

Soundscape: A Grey Seal Odyssey
 
Soundscape: A Serengeti March

Soundscape: The Pond


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