‘The Sweet Possessive´ is the last of three comic tales from BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Greengrocer’s Apostrophe’, inspired by those hand-written signs offering ‘Apple's and Banana's’ which can be found in every town in Britain. Originally broadcast in the ‘Afternoon Reading’ slot on 30 September 2010.Distracted by an apostrophe obsession, a woman fails to notice that her lover is not all that he seems. Monica Gibb reads a new short story by Diana Hendry. Produced by Eilidh McCreadie.
After the great thunderstorm at the turn of the century, Henry comes home from school one day and finds a baby, peculiarly swaddled, and left among the hollyhocks. Aunt Agatha wants to call the police, but just then two antennae unfurl from the child's eyebrows, and a curious bleeping noise can be heard. Stranger still, a succession of unearthly visitors start calling at the house. Henry and Mr Perkins decide they need the help of Harvey Angell - the electrician with a touch of magic about them.