Hopes And Desires.

Hopes And Desires

BBC Radio 4 comedy. 4 episodes in 2003.

Episode Guide

Vongole

First broadcast: Monday 5th May 2003

Bill Nighy plays Professor Swann, whose favourite past-time is seducing female students over a languorous meal of spaghetti vongole. But what is he really looking for? And can he improve before he's landed in deeper water than the ornate Italian clam he so relishes?

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The Nonentity

First broadcast: Monday 12th May 2003

Moscow: Dmitri once made a good living writing dull social-realist stories that pleased the ruling communist party. Now times have changed and his work is ignored. So why has a young woman publisher flown all the way from London to meet him?

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Toad Squad

First broadcast: Monday 19th May 2003

Reg, bitter at being retired prematurely, finds a toad crushed on the road as it was crossing to mate. Now Reg has a mission. In future, none of the toad's fellow creatures will end up looking like flattened gardening gloves.

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The Anniversary Waltz

First broadcast: Monday 26th May 2003

Max and Shirley bicker all day long in their north-London deli. Max believes the customers love their bantering but Shirley has had enough. There must be more to life than this.

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