A Brush With Fame

Stories exploring with wit and humour the way we all react to a glancing encounter with fame.


AR01The Horse He Rode In On2006120420080217

By Jane Stevenson, read by Ann Beach.

This tale is set in The Rising Sun in London's East End.

AR02Irrational Fear Of Tom Stoppard2006120520080224

Written and read by Adam Mars-Jones.

A gentle tale, blending an overactive imagination with social insecurity and rumours of phenomenal brainpower.


Written and read by Maureen Lipman

AR04Night After Night2006120720080309

A specially commissioned short story from a new talent, exploring the moment a young woman was touched first by notoriety and then by stardom.

By Clare Wigfall.

A young woman is touched first by notoriety and then by stardom.

Read by Tracy-ann Oberman

AR05 LASTBrief Encounter2006120820080316

By Peter Hobbs.

A specially commissioned tale set in a contemporary television studio.

Read by Anthony Shuster.