Reading Between The Lines – the story podcast from The People’s Friend
”The MacPeever Wrangles: Over The Football Match”

”The MacPeever Wrangles: Over The Football Match”

October 8, 2021

On this episode of "Reading Between The Lines", host Iain is joined by "Friend" Production Editor Judey, Fiction team's Abbie and DC Thomson archivist Barry Sullivan for a chat about "The MacPeever Wrangles: Over The Football Match" by A.P. Macdonald. First published in 1906, this is another humorous vignette from Macdonald's popular series, which follows the tribulations of an elderly, bickering couple from Glasgow.

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This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“Her Promise Broken”

“Her Promise Broken”

August 24, 2021

"Reading Between The Lines" is back with a bang! We're starting our second season with a story by the inimitable Annie S. Swan. Host Iain is joined by "Friend" Editor Angela, DC Thomson archivist David, and special guest Charlotte Lauder, a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde and the National Library of Scotland, to discuss "Her Promise Broken". This family drama was first published in the Annie Swan Annual in 1936.

Don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door? We have a new special offer just for “Reading Between The Lines” listeners: sign up today and you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £6. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information.

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This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“My Connemara Ghost”

“My Connemara Ghost”

May 26, 2021

The first season of "Reading Between The Lines" concludes with "My Connemara Ghost", the light-hearted tale of a spooky encounter that has Iain, Angela, Lucy and Barry wondering about our relationship with the supernatural; how reliable narrators can be; and whether or not it's rude to drink someone else's whiskey, even on a special occasion.  

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

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This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“My Connemara Ghost”

“My Connemara Ghost”

May 25, 2021

The first season of "Reading Between The Lines" concludes with "My Connemara Ghost", the light-hearted tale of a spooky encounter that has Iain and the team wondering about our relationship with the supernatural; how reliable narrators can be; and whether or not it's rude to drink someone else's whiskey, even on a special occasion.  

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine
Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“A Marked Man”

“A Marked Man”

April 27, 2021

In the penultimate episode of our first season, the "Reading Between The Lines" team unearth "A Marked Man", by Paul Herring, which was first published in the magazine in January, 1911. In many ways typical of the sorts of stories readers would expect at the time, it somehow leads Iain, Judey, Marion and David into a discussion on which "Carry On" stars would play each character in its film adaptation . . .

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

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This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“Stella And The Spy: The Romance Of A Spring Holiday”

“Stella And The Spy: The Romance Of A Spring Holiday”

April 12, 2021

This episode, the team from "The People's Friend" get together to chat about "Stella And The Spy: The Romance Of A Spring Holiday", by Margaret Douglas. This story was first published in the magazine in 1917, and has welcome shades of Enid Blyton about it . . .

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine
Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“The Black Sheep Of The Family: A Tale Of A Fancy Dress Ball”

“The Black Sheep Of The Family: A Tale Of A Fancy Dress Ball”

March 29, 2021

This episode, host Iain is joined by Marion, Tracey and Barry for a chat about "The Black Sheep Of The Family: A Tale Of A Fancy Dress Ball", by Evelyn Hope. This story was first published in "The People's Friend" in 1911, and comes complete with some intriguing plot holes that the team would have liked to have seen explored a little further . . .

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine
Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“Caroline Wickham”

“Caroline Wickham”

March 15, 2021

This episode, host Iain is joined by Marion, Tracey and Barry for a chat about "Caroline Wickham", a story first published in "The People's Friend" in April 1910. This one had us all a little surprised by the end . . . let us know on our social media channels if you were surprised as well . . . or better still, leave us a review!

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

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Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“The Girl Engine Driver: A Tale Of A Race With A Forest Fire”

“The Girl Engine Driver: A Tale Of A Race With A Forest Fire”

March 1, 2021

We knew we were on the right track the moment we discovered this story in our Archives. We're keen to see if you're onboard! This is "The Girl Engine Driver: A Tale Of A Race With A Forest Fire" by W.D. Morris, first published in "The People's Friend" in 1916. Host Iain is joined by Marion, Tracey and Barry for a chat that begins with the benefits of an American story, and ends with emulating the late Fred Dibnah . . .

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

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Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

“The MacPeever Wrangles: The Burglar”

“The MacPeever Wrangles: The Burglar”

February 15, 2021

You were never really meant to hear this episode of “Reading Between The Lines”… this was our pilot, recorded for our ears only. So you’ll notice the audio quality isn't quite as good as our other discussions— but we hope you’ll bear with us, and agree it’s worth it in the end! Not just for the wonderful “The MacPeever Wrangles: The Burglar”, or for “Friend” Editor Angela’s podcast debut, but also for a delightful surprise Barry unearthed in our Archives! 

If you don’t already get “The People’s Friend” delivered to your door, because you listen to “Between The Lines” you’ll be able to get your first 13 issues for just £8. Visit thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/podcast for more information and to sign up.

Remember to follow “The People’s Friend” on social media for more from the world’s longest-running weekly women’s magazine!

Facebook: facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine
Twitter: twitter.com/TheFriendMag

This season of “Reading Between The Lines” is proudly sponsored by The Oddfellows. Be part of a friendlier society; give them a call today on 0800 028 1810 for a free information pack, or visit oddfellows.co.uk to find your nearest branch.

The Dear Old “People’s Friend” theme:
Words by Charles J Cunningham
Music by Arthur Harold
Performed for piano and clarinet by Neil Brand
Sung by Jennifer Phin

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