Defining Moments

Series of stories about life-changing events from emerging Irish writers.

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20081109Series of stories about life-changing events from five emerging Irish writers.

1/5. Gift

By David Frazer Wray.

Evangelos Patelis spends a solitary existence on an isolated Greek peninsula until he receives a parcel which has an unexpected influence on his life.

Read by Dimitri Andreas.

20081116Series of stories about life-changing events from five emerging Irish writers.

2/5. Roses

By Sophia Hillan.

An ageing film actor knows he has forgotten something important, but finds remembering is more painful than he could ever imagine.

Read by Michael J Reynolds.

Series 1, Hair20081123Discovering hair loss can be traumatic, especially for a woman hosting an important event.(R)

Series of stories about life-changing events from five emerging Irish writers.

3/5. Hair

By Karen Gillece.

Discovering hair loss can be a traumatic experience, especially for a woman hosting an important event in her husband's career.

Read by Cathy Belton.

0101Gift2007070220081109By David Frazer Wray.

Evangelos Patelis spends a solitary existence on an isolated Greek peninsula until he receives a parcel which has an unexpected influence on his life.

Read by Dimitri Andreas.

Evangelos spends a lonely existence on a remote Greek peninsula until he receives a parcel

Series of stories about life-changing events from five emerging Irish writers.

1/5. Gift

0101The Lost Weekend - Hugo Kelly20111205 (BBC7)
20120806 (BBC7)
20120807 (BBC7)
A single woman gets away for a weekend. Read by Katherine Parkinson.

Short stories by Irish writers. A single woman gets away for a weekend. Read by Katherine Parkinson.

Short stories by Irish writers. A single woman gets away for a weekend. Read by Katherine Parkinson.

0102Roses2007070320081116By Sophia Hillan.

An ageing film actor knows he has forgotten something important, but finds remembering is more painful than he could ever imagine.

Read by Michael J Reynolds.

By Sophia Hillan. An aging film actor knows he has forgotten something important.

Series of stories about life-changing events from emerging Irish writers

0102The Westlink Upgrade - Colin Carberry20111206 (BBC7)
20120807 (BBC7)
20120808 (BBC7)
A young couple begin to realise they have fallen in love. Read by Ciaran McMenamin.

Short stories by Irish writers. A young couple begin to realise they have fallen in love. Read by Ciaran McMenamin.

Short stories by Irish writers. A young couple begin to realise they have fallen in love. Read by Ciaran McMenamin.

0103Art - Anne Harris20111207 (BBC7)
20120808 (BBC7)
20120809 (BBC7)
A furtive reunion in Rome forces a woman to scrutinise her lover. Read by Jemma Redgrave.

Short stories by Irish writers. A furtive reunion in Rome forces a woman to scrutinise her lover. Read by Jemma Redgrave.

A furtive reunion in Rome forces a woman to scrutinise her lover. Read by Jemma Redgrave.

0103Hair2007070420081123By Karen Gillece.

Discovering hair loss can be a traumatic experience, especially for a woman hosting an important event in her husband's career.

Read by Cathy Belton

By Karen Gillece. Discovering hair loss can be traumatic for a woman hosting an event.

Series of stories about life-changing events from emerging Irish writers

0104Phoenix Rising2007070520081130By Maggie Cronin.

Ralph's return home after battling with illness is a cause for celebration, but his party is crashed by the most unwelcome of uninvited guests.

Read by Richard Dormer

. Ralph's return home after illness is a cause for celebration, but his party is crashed.(R)

Series of stories about life-changing events from five emerging Irish writers.

Ralph's return home after battling with illness is a cause for celebration, but his party is crashed by the most unwelcome of uninvited guests.

Read by Richard Dormer.

By Maggie Cronin. Ralph's return home is cause for celebration, but his party is crashed.

Series of stories about life-changing events from emerging Irish writers

4/5. Phoenix Rising

0105Surrender20070706By Claire Keegan. An Irish police sergeant is forced to take decisive action.

Series of stories about life-changing events from emerging Irish writers

Series of stories about life-changing events from five emerging Irish writers.

5/5. Surrender

By Claire Keegan, read by Jim Norton.

An Irish police sergeant receives a letter which forces him to take decisive action, but not before he has indulged in one final act of selfish extravagance.

0105 LASTSurrender2007070620081207By Claire Keegan, read by Jim Norton.

An Irish police sergeant receives a letter which forces him to take decisive action, but not before he has indulged in one final act of selfish extravagance.

An Irish police sergeant receives a letter which forces him to take decisive action.

0201The Lost Weekend2009120820111205 (BBC7)
20111206 (BBC7)
20120806 (BBC7)
20120807 (BBC7)
20130626 (BBC7)
20130627 (BBC7)
By Hugo Kelly.

A single woman seizes an opportunity to get away for a weekend, only to discover that there are some things that you just can't escape.

Read by Katherine Parkinson.

A single woman seizes an opportunity to get away for a weekend.

Series of short stories by new Irish writers.

By Hugo Kelly, read by Katherine Parkinson.

A single woman gets away for a weekend. Read by Katherine Parkinson.

Short stories by Irish writers. A single woman gets away for a weekend. Read by Katherine Parkinson.

By Hugo Kelly. A single woman gets away for a weekend. Read by Katherine Parkinson.

Short stories by Irish writers. A single woman gets away for a weekend. Read by Katherine Parkinson.

0202The Westlink Upgrade2009120920111206 (BBC7)
20111207 (BBC7)
20120807 (BBC7)
20120808 (BBC7)
By Colin Carberry.

A young couple begin to realise their relationship has changed: they have fallen in love.

Read by Ciaran McMenamin.

A young couple begin to realise their relationship has changed.

A young couple begin to realise they have fallen in love. Read by Ciaran McMenamin.

Short stories by Irish writers. A young couple begin to realise they have fallen in love. Read by Ciaran McMenamin.

0202The Westlink Upgrade2009121520111206 (BBC7)
20130627 (BBC7)
20130628 (BBC7)
By Colin Carberry. A young couple begin to realise they have fallen in love.

By Colin Carberry. Short stories by Irish writers. A young couple begin to realise they have fallen in love. Read by Ciaran McMenamin.

0203 LASTArt2009121020111207 (BBC7)
20111208 (BBC7)
20120808 (BBC7)
20120809 (BBC7)
Series of short stories by new Irish writers.

By Anne Harris, read by Jemma Regrave.

On a weekend abroad, a woman realises that Rome may not be quite the city of romance after all.

By Anne Harris.

A woman realises that Rome may not be quite the city of romance after all.

A furtive reunion in Rome forces a woman to scrutinise her lover.

Read by Jemma Redgrave.

A furtive reunion in Rome forces a woman to scrutinise her lover. Read by Jemma Redgrave.

Short stories by Irish writers. A furtive reunion in Rome forces a woman to scrutinise her lover. Read by Jemma Redgrave.

0203 LASTArt2009121620111207 (BBC7)
20130628 (BBC7)
20130629 (BBC7)
By Anne Harris. A furtive reunion in Rome forces a woman to scrutinise her lover.

By Anne Harris. A furtive reunion in Rome forces a woman to scrutinise her lover. Read by Jemma Redgrave.

By Anne Harris. A furtive reunion in Rome forces a woman to scrutinise her lover.

AR01The Lost Weekend
AR02The Westlink Upgrade
AR03Art