As It Happens | Dec 20, 2013 | 32:22

"Fireside Al" Maitland reads Frederick Forsyth's "The Shepherd"

Fireside Al Maitland's reading of "The Shepherd", by Frederick Forsyth, has been an annual tradition at As it Happens since 1979. The year is 1957. An RAF pilot is heading home from Germany for Christmas. Fog sets in, and all radio communication is lost.

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