Bog Child (omnibus)

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012019111020191111 (BBC7)Siobhan Dowd's award-winning novel set on the Northern Irish border during the Troubles.

As he's out digging illegally for peat with his uncle, Fergus finds the body of a child, who seems to have been murdered. He tries to concentrate on revising for his A levels, as a means of escape from the 'insane' world around him: his brother on hunger-strike in prison, his growing feelings for Cora, his parents arguing over the Troubles, and being blackmailed into acting as a courier for the IRA. A voice comes to him in his dreams and the story of the bog child unfurls.

Set in the summer, 1980s, in Northern Ireland, this beautiful, subtle, intriguing and uplifting story, a 'radiant work', is one you’ll never forget. Its setting is a vital historical context for current Brexit confusion: a deeply appealing and timely story set around the complex politics of the Northern Irish border.

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Mel...Catherine Cusack
Reader...Finnian Garbutt.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.

On the Northern Irish border, cutting peat in the bog, Fergus finds a body.

022019111720191118 (BBC7)As he's out digging illegally for peat with his uncle, Fergus finds the body of a child, who seems to have been murdered.

He tries to concentrate on revising for his A levels, as a means of escape from the 'insane' world around him: his brother on hunger-strike in prison, his growing feelings for Cora, his parents arguing over the Troubles, and being blackmailed into acting as a courier for the IRA.

A voice comes to him in his dreams and the story of the bog child unfurls.

Set in the summer, 1980s, in Northern Ireland, this beautiful, subtle, intriguing and uplifting story, a 'radiant work', is one you’ll never forget. Its setting is a vital historical context for current Brexit confusion: a deeply appealing and timely story set around the complex politics of the Northern Irish border.

Siobhan Dowd's award-winning novel set on the Northern Irish border during the Troubles.

Omnibus of the last first five of ten episodes.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Mel...Catherine Cusack
Reader...Finnian Garbutt.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019

On the Northern Irish border, cutting peat in the bog, Fergus finds a body.