BBC National Short Story Award 2018 [Short Works]

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Dear Herbert2018092020200503 (R4)

By Simon Van Booy. An uncle wants his nephew to visit him more often.

Original short works for radio.

Dear Herbert20180920

Five commissioned short stories to celebrate this year's BBC National Short Story Award:

In Dear Herbert by Simon Van Booy, an elderly uncle at the Nutmeg Care Home hopes his young nephew will visit him more often. He writes to him, explaining the current situation. How to believe this!

Reader Oliver Ford Davies

Producer Duncan Minshull

By Simon Van Booy. An uncle wants his nephew to visit him more often.

Original short works for radio.

By Simon Van Booy. An uncle wants his nephew to visit him more often.

Original short works for radio.

Five commissioned short stories to celebrate this year's BBC National Short Story Award:

In Dear Herbert by Simon Van Booy, an elderly uncle at the Nutmeg Care Home hopes his young nephew will visit him more often. He writes to him, explaining the current situation. How to believe this!

Reader Oliver Ford Davies

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Dog In A Hole2018092120200510 (R4)

Five commissioned short stories to celebrate the BBC National Short Story Award

Original short works for radio.

Dog In A Hole20180921

Five commissioned short stories to celebrate this year's BBC National Short Story Award:

In Dog In A Hole by Amy Sackville, she takes him to the Prado to see the Goya pictures - ' black hats and black masses, witches and devil goats..' - where one particular image will stay in their minds for ever more.

Reader Miranda Raison

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Five commissioned short stories to celebrate the BBC National Short Story Award.

Original short works for radio.

Five commissioned short stories to celebrate the BBC National Short Story Award.

Original short works for radio.

Five commissioned short stories to celebrate this year's BBC National Short Story Award:

In Dog In A Hole by Amy Sackville, she takes him to the Prado to see the Goya pictures - ' black hats and black masses, witches and devil goats..' - where one particular image will stay in their minds for ever more.

Reader Miranda Raison

Producer Duncan Minshull.

In Spectacles20180918

Norah learns something about her husband Gary in the dead of night.

Original short works for radio.

Five commissioned short stories by leading writers to celebrate this year's BBC National Short Story Award:

In Spectacles by Tom Rachman, Norah is bemused to discover that husband Gary appears to be wearing her glasses. Why is this happening? And what is to be done about it?

Reader Barbara Flynn

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Spectacles2018091820200419 (R4)

Five commissioned short stories by leading writers to celebrate this year's BBC National Short Story Award:

In 'Spectacles' by Tom Rachman, Norah is bemused to discover that husband Gary appears to be wearing her glasses. Why is this happening? And what is to be done about it?

Reader Barbara Flynn

Producer Duncan Minshull

Norah learns something about her husband Gary in the dead of night.

Original short works for radio.

Spectacles2018091820200419 (R4)

Norah learns something about her husband Gary in the dead of night.

Original short works for radio.

Synsepalum2018091920200426 (R4)

By Irenosen Okojie. A mysterious tailor makes fantastic frocks for his clients.

Original short works for radio.

Five commissioned short stories by leading writers to celebrate this year's BBC National Short Story Award:

In Synsepalum by Irenosen Okojie, the tailor in a pop-up atelier makes eye-catching dresses for his adoring clients - 'the designs rose from dark undulating slipstreams as if in resurrection'. But there is a price to pay for this adulation..

Reader Nikki Amuka-Bird

Producer Duncan Minshull

In Synsepalum by Irenosen Okojie, the tailor in the pop-up atelier makes eye-catching dresses for his adoring clients - 'the designs rose from dark undulating slipstreams as if in resurrection'. But there is a price to pay for this adulation..

Producer Duncan Minshull

By Irenosen Okajie. A mysterious tailor makes fantastic frocks for his clients.

In Synsepalum by Irenosen Okajie, the tailor in the pop-up atelier makes eye-catching dresses for his adoring clients - 'the designs rose from dark undulating slipstreams as if in resurrection'. But there is a price to pay for this adulation..

Reader Nikki Amuka Bird

Producer Duncan Minshull.

White Squares2018091720200412 (R4)

Five commissioned short stories to celebrate this year's BBC National Short Story Award:

In White Squares by last year's winner, Cynan Jones, a man hunts ducks from the river bank as they begin their journey downstream. His reasons for doing this are unusual, poignant..

Reader Stephen Campbell Moore

Producer Duncan Minshull.

A man is duck shooting. But why?

Original short works for radio.

Producer Duncan Minshull.