Waugh’s short story “On Guard” will be rebroadcast in two parts next week on BBC Radio 4 Extra. The story was originally published in Harper’s Bazaar (London) in December 1934. It is included in Waugh’s 1936 collection Mr Loveday’s Little Outing and Other Sad Stories and is currently available in the Complete Stories. As summarized by the BBC, “…a young man buys his fiancee a snappy puppy called Hector to remind her of him while he is abroad.” The two 15-minute episodes were last broadcast in 2003 in readings by Crawford Logan. The first part will air at 11am on Monday 9 April and the second will follow on Tuesday 10 April at the same time. Both episodes will be available after the broadcasts for listening on BBC iPlayer at this link.
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