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Your weekly fix of brand new stories written specially by today’s best writers. Brought to you by BBC Radio 4, home of the Modern Short Story.

Your weekly fix of brand new stories written specially by today’s best writers. Brought to you by BBC Radio 4, home of the Modern Short Story.
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United Kingdom

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BBC

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Your weekly fix of brand new stories written specially by today’s best writers. Brought to you by BBC Radio 4, home of the Modern Short Story.

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English


Episodes

Synsepalum by Irenosen Okojie

10/15/2018
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A mysterious tailor makes fantastic frocks for his clients. Read by Nikki Amuka-Bird.

Duration:00:14:34

In Spectacles by Tom Rachman

10/5/2018
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Norah is bemused to discover that husband Gary appears to be wearing her glasses.

Duration:00:14:27

White Squares by Cynan Jones

10/5/2018
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A man goes duck hunting. Read by Stephen Campbell Moore. Produced by Duncan Minshull.

Duration:00:14:04

The Minutes by Nell Stevens

9/21/2018
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Art and activism collide and things aren't what they seem. Read by Tuppence Middleton. Produced by Simon Richardson.

Duration:00:34:43

The Sweet Sop by Ingrid Persaud

9/20/2018
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A story of emotional blackmail and sweet release. Read by Leemore Marrett Junior. Produced by Simon Richardson.

Duration:00:36:00

Van Rensburg's Card by Kiare Ladner

9/19/2018
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A simple note brings solace and the prospect of new hope. Read Carolyn Pickles. Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Duration:00:34:18

Sudden Traveller by Sarah Hall

9/18/2018
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Profound loss is followed by new life and new love. Read by Rebekah Staton. Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Duration:00:34:57

To Belong To by Kerry Andrew

9/17/2018
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A desperate man is revived by the hospitality of strangers. Read by Tobias Menzies and produced by Simon Richardson.

Duration:00:34:06

We'll be back very soon

9/14/2018
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With news of the BBC National Short Story Award 2018

Duration:00:06:59

Chuma by Lesley Nneka Arimah

7/27/2018
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Something precious is lost. Read by Ony Uhiara. Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Duration:00:14:15

The Volunteer by Anthony Anaxagorou

7/13/2018
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A young man goes to volunteer with a refugee rescue mission. Read by the author.

Duration:00:14:30

Relic by Jess Kidd

7/6/2018
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A story not what it seems. Read by Tadhg Murphy.

Duration:00:14:33

Craters by Chris Power

6/29/2018
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Two Australian journalists find themselves out of their depth. Read by Lucy Rose-Leaonard

Duration:00:14:20

On the Beach by David Park. Read by Sean McGinley.

6/22/2018
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A man just realises how little he knows about his ailing father.

Duration:00:16:12

The Liquid You by Ben Norris

6/15/2018
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What becomes of a place once you leave it and move on? Read by Ben Norris.

Duration:00:14:24

The Piano Teacher's Pupil by William Trevor

6/8/2018
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The quiet contentment of a music teacher is stirred by a new pupil. Read by Niamh Cusack.

Duration:00:14:23

The Beautiful Thing by Kit de Waal

6/1/2018
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A story about emigration and new beginnings read by Burt Caesar, and we discuss William Trevor's Last Stories.

Duration:00:21:25

We're having a break

4/10/2018
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Short Story will return in a few weeks with more stories to intrigue and delight you

Duration:00:00:19

Extrapolation as an Art Form in the Lobby of the John Muir by Joshua Ferris

3/30/2018
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A writer is troubled when the doorman requests feedback on his work. Read by William Hope

Duration:00:14:46

Clearing the Bones by Celeste Ng

3/23/2018
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A woman questions her younger sister's romantic choice. Read by Laurel Lefkow

Duration:00:14:12