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The Horse by Alick Rowe
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BBC Radio 4 - Afternoon Reading - 27.11.2006-01.12.2006


  • Episode 1 - The Hope And The Horror - Letters from Greek conscript Geoff and blinkered military commander Diomedes reveal 'inside' stories.
  • Episode 2 - The Strife And The Sorrow - Operation Pegasus and the defeat of Troy seem like great ideas to Dingbat Diomedes. But Geoff assumes 'horse duty' means getting back in the saddle.
  • Episode 3 - The Pity And The Pathos - Geoff has sardine nightmares and Dimwit Diomedes suffers a setback at the Pegasus training camp.
  • Episode 4 - The Dread And The Desire - Dio and Geoff's letters show increasing panic, but Mighty Ag insists the Spartan security guards are only doing their job.
  • Episode 5 - The Tragedy And The Triumph - Geoff sends a last letter and Diomedes reveals the Master Plan.


Readers are Martin Jarvis and Darren Richardson

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