Winston Graham Short Stories: The Old Boys

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Monday 24 March to Friday 28 March



A stroll down memory lane turns into an unexpectedly heated encounter when two 'old boys' meet in the grounds of their former school in the first of five tales by Winston Graham.

The remaining stories in this selection are broadcast at the same time each day for the rest of the week. Thursday offers an extract from the first Poldark novel and on Friday Graham imagines meeting the feisty Demelza from the Poldark saga. The readers are Nicholas Farrell and Ewan Bailey.

Winston Graham (1908–2003) was one of the most successful and prolific novelists of the 20th century. He wrote in many genres, but his best known body of work was undoubtedly the 12 books set in 18th and 19th century Cornwall which became known as The Poldark Novels. Winston also wrote more than 30 other novels, six of which have been filmed. These include Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1964.

A new dramatisation of the Poldark novels is due on BBC TV in 2015.

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