37 episodes

Each episode, we’ll take a look back over 150 years of fabulous fiction in “The People's Friend” to pick out a story to read — and then we’ll get together for a wee chat about it. Make yourself a cup of tea, pull up a chair, and come join us.

Reading Between The Lines – the story podcast from The People’s Friend DC Thomson

    • Fiction
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Each episode, we’ll take a look back over 150 years of fabulous fiction in “The People's Friend” to pick out a story to read — and then we’ll get together for a wee chat about it. Make yourself a cup of tea, pull up a chair, and come join us.

    ”St. Valentine’s Violets”

    ”St. Valentine’s Violets”

    In our final episode of the season, "St. Valentine's Violets" by Ida May, first published in February 1930, the team finally get to the bottom of the Ida May mystery from episode 6. And we ask the question, "meddling mums" or "mother knows best"?!
    If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £6. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.
    Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!
    Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag
    This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.
    The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme: Words by Charles J Cunningham Music by Arthur Harold Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand Sung by Jennifer Phin
     

    • 58 min
    ”The Cup Final and The Trouser Tree”

    ”The Cup Final and The Trouser Tree”

    In a big departure from the "Friend" usual, the team discuss "The Cup Final And The Trouser Tree" from much loved A.P. Macdonald. What did we think of this tall tale being in the magazine?
    If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £6. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.
    Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!
    Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag
    This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.
    The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme: Words by Charles J Cunningham Music by Arthur Harold Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand Sung by Jennifer Phin

    • 53 min
    ”I’ll Soon Be Home Again”

    ”I’ll Soon Be Home Again”

    "I'll Soon Be Home Again" first published January 1945 speaks to a world nearing the end of war. The Fiction team share insight into writing stories for the "Friend", and Jacqueline takes issue with the father in the story. . .
    If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £6. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.
    Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!
    Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag
    This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.
    The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme: Words by Charles J Cunningham Music by Arthur Harold Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand Sung by Jennifer Phin

    • 1 hr 8 min
    ”A Cinema Star”

    ”A Cinema Star”

    In "A Cinema Star", Jacqueline, Marion and Jacki take issue with Barry's interpretation of a controversial story! Julian is possibly the most villainous love interest yet . . .
    If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £6. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.
    Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!
    Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag
    This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.
    The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme: Words by Charles J Cunningham Music by Arthur Harold Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand Sung by Jennifer Phin

    • 52 min
    ”Just A Mother”

    ”Just A Mother”

    "Just A Mother" gets quite the response from the team and causes a bit of a clash! First published in April 1945, it's sure to get you talking, and it might surprise you.
    If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £6. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.
    Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!
    Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag
    This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.
    The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme: Words by Charles J Cunningham Music by Arthur Harold Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand Sung by Jennifer Phin

    • 53 min
    ”The Moonstone Brooch”

    ”The Moonstone Brooch”

    "The Moonstone Brooch" was first published in March 1930. The "strange mystery" gets the teams hopes up, but we end up lost and confused and not in a fun way! A great premise but . . . well written or a bit too daft?
    If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £6. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.
    Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!
    Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag
    This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.
    The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme: Words by Charles J Cunningham Music by Arthur Harold Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand Sung by Jennifer Phin

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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