33 episodes

‘We are merely trammelled by the ordinary decent conventions of civilised society.’
A series of professionally produced readings of the penultimate collection of satirical short stories by Saki (H H Munro).

The Toys of Peace and other papers, by Saki Richard Crowest

    • Comedy

‘We are merely trammelled by the ordinary decent conventions of civilised society.’
A series of professionally produced readings of the penultimate collection of satirical short stories by Saki (H H Munro).

    For the Duration of the War

    For the Duration of the War

    “It was there, among the gooseberry bushes and beneath the medlar trees, that the temptation to the perpetration of a great literary fraud came to him.”

    • 10 min
    The Cupboard of the Yesterdays

    The Cupboard of the Yesterdays

    “War is a cruelly destructive thing.”

    • 8 min
    The Purple of the Balkan Kings

    The Purple of the Balkan Kings

    “Luitpold Wolkenstein drank his coffee, but the flavour had somehow gone out of it.”

    • 7 min
    The Image of the Lost Soul

    The Image of the Lost Soul

    “There floated up to him, through the noise and bustle of the Cathedral world, a faint heart-aching message from the prisoner in the wicker cage far below.”

    • 6 min
    Hyacinth

    Hyacinth

    “‘Children with Hyacinth’s temperament don’t know better as they grow older; they merely know more.’”

    • 13 min
    The Oversight

    The Oversight

    “‘Intensive bear-gardening was Sir Richard’s description of the whole affair, and I don’t think he exaggerated.’”

    • 10 min

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