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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Strandline by Lucy Wood

12/7/2018
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A message in a bottle on a Cornish beach provides unexpected answers. Alex Tregear reads

Duration:00:14:28

A Figure of Speech by Will Self

11/16/2018
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Will Self reads his story of a man dabbling with a digital map and haunted by a stranger.

Duration:00:14:29

The Astonishing Good Fortune of Marigold Castor by Lionel Shriver

11/12/2018
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Lionel Shriver's story of two fame-hungry young film-makers. Read by Indira Varma

Duration:00:14:26

The Gleaning by Alison MacLeod

11/2/2018
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Painter John Constable looks out over Brighton's summer skies. Read by Tristan Sturrock.

Duration:00:14:21

Celebrating the 2018 BBC Young Writers Award Short Works with Katie Thistleton

10/29/2018
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A showcase of the finalists, including the winning Under a Deep Blue Sky by Davina Bacon.

Duration:00:13:09

Dear Herbert by Simon Van Booy

10/19/2018
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An elderly uncle hopes his young nephew will visit more often. Read by Oliver Ford Davies

Duration:00:14:12

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

The Road to True Love by Niall Williams.

8/10/2018
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The story of a car crash. Read by Dermot Crowley. Produced by Michael Shannon.

Duration:00:14:47

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