In tribute to Maeve Binchy who died earlier this year, a selection of her short stories taken from Radio 4's Archive. Today, a mix up at the shop upsets Stephen's plans for Christmas lunch.
Maeve Binchy was one of Ireland's most-loved authors, with her 30-year career also including work as a playwright, short story writer and columnist. Her 16 novels and 4 short story collections sold 42 million copies worldwide and include Circle of Friends and Tara Road. She died in July 2012 after a short illness.
The Feast of Stephen, along with its counterpart story The White Trolley, was written for the BBC and was originally aired at Christmas in 1998.
Written by Maeve Binchy.
Read by Jenny Agutter.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon.