“The Shepherd” by Frederick Forsyth on CBC

The daily radio show “As It Happens” on CBC continued a Christmas Eve tradition by broadcasting a reading of “The Shepherd,” a short story by Frederick Forsyth. It’s a classic ghost story told by the pilot of a de Havilland DH 100 Vampire jet lost over the North Sea on a foggy Christmas Eve in 1957.

The CBC hosts said that the reading of this classic would be available as a podcast for a limited time. It’s not always available on the CBC website, but check back around Christmas.

Update: CBC now offers a collection of Christmas stories read by Alan Maitland on CD. The Shepherd and Other Christmas Stories – Read by Alan Maitland is available on the CBC Web site for $17.95.

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