BBC Radio 4 Extra will next week rebroadcast readings of three Evelyn Waugh short stories. Each broadcast will last 15 minutes:
“Cruise”: Tuesday, 20 November, 11am. This was first broadcast in 2007 and is read by Abigail Docherty. It was originally published in Harper’s Bazaar, London, February 1933. (“Sailing round the Mediterranean, a young lady writes about the upper-class antics on board ship.”)
“Portrait of a Young Man”/”The Sympathetic Passenger”: Wednesday, 21 November, 11am. This was first broadcast in 2003 and is read by Crawford Logan. These stories were originally published, respectively, in The Isis, 30 May 1923 and The Daily Mail, 4 May 1939. (“A showcase of the author’s wit and irony – two tales of an unwanted guest and an outspoken hitch-hiker.”)
“The Manager of the Kremlin”: Thursday, 22 November, 11am. This story was first broadcast in 2003 and is read by Crawford Logan. It was originally published in John Bull, 15 February 1930. (“A refugee from the Russian Revolution finds himself running a successful night club in Montmartre.”)
All the stories will be available to hear over the internet on BBC iPlayer after the scheduled broadcasts. All are available in Waugh’s Complete Stories.