Episodes

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0101The Coup2012102620170221 (BBC7)By Tom Rachman. Political unrest threatens genteel Kensington next door to the two Geralds

Readings of acclaimed novelists' first stories for radio

0102Steak2012110220170222 (BBC7)By Evie Wyld. A group of male barflies in Australia are unsettled by Mariella's appearance

Readings of acclaimed novelists' first stories for radio

0103She Wiped The Surface2012110920170223 (BBC7)By Louisa Young. A mother arranges a birthday party, but this masks a family bereavement.

Readings of acclaimed novelists' first stories for radio

0104Hanging On2012111620170224 (BBC7)By Ross Raisin. A woman stands at the end of a cliff, which is at the end of her garden.

Readings of acclaimed novelists' first stories for radio

0201Finding Your Voice2014010320170822 (BBC7)This returning series features three emerging novelists who have been well praised and won prizes but haven't until now written short stories for radio. Ned Beauman (author of Boxer, Beetle and The Teleportation Accident), Jenn Ashworth (Cold Light and The Friday Gospels) and Alis Shaw (The Man Who Rained, The Girl with Glass Feet) make their story debuts for Radio 4.

1. Finding Your Voice
In Ned Beauman's tale, an actor with a beautiful voice has to act ruthlessly after a strange trip to Bulgaria..

Reader Nicholas Boulton

Producer Duncan Minshull.

By Ned Beauman. An actor with a beautiful voice has to act ruthlessly after a strange trip

Readings of acclaimed novelists' first stories for radio

0202Five Thousand Lads A Year2014011020170823 (BBC7)This returning series features three emerging novelists who have been well praised and won prizes but haven't until now written short stories for radio. Ned Beauman (author of Boxer, Beetle and The Teleportation Accident), Jenn Ashworth (Cold Light and The Friday Gospels) and Ali Shaw (The Man Who Rained, The Girl with Glass Feet) make their story debuts for Radio 4.

2. Five Thousand Lads a Year
In Jenn Ashworth's tale, the confident writer always succeeds with his workshops, but one new client has a chilling effect on him..

Reader Paul Hilton

Producer Duncan Minshull.

By Jenn Ashworth. A prison's writer-in-residence faces his biggest challenge.

Readings of acclaimed novelists' first stories for radio

0203Broken Mirrors2014011720170824 (BBC7)This returning series features three emerging novelists who have been well praised and won prizes but haven't until now written short stories for radio. Ned Beauman (author of Boxer, Beetle and The Teleportation Accident), Jenn Ashworth (Cold Light and The Friday Gospels) and Ali Shaw (The Man Who Rained, The Girl with Glass Feet) make their story debuts for Radio 4.

3. Broken Mirrors
In Ali Shaw's tale a young woman decides to meet the stranger who collects shards of glass. But why?

Reader Louise Brealey

Producer Duncan Minshull.

By Ali Shaw. A woman decides to meet the stranger who collects shards of glass. But why?

Readings of acclaimed novelists' first stories for radio

0301Delamere's Meadow2020020920200210 (BBC7)
20160311 (R4)
Two sisters have to find new grazing ground for their ponies.

Readings of acclaimed novelists' first stories for radio

Two sisters have to find new grazing ground for their ponies and this marks the start of horsey intrigue with Mrs Luckie-Bryant..

Amelia Bullmore reads Nina Stibbe's short story.

Readings of acclaimed novelists' first stories for radio.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.

0302The Wallets2020021620200217 (BBC7)
20160318 (R4)
Hoodie-wearing Doon has a spikey encounter.

Readings of acclaimed novelists' first stories for radio

A lad called Doon roams the streets and finds a bar. A spikey encounter ensues and some skulduggery. Then it's time to meet his Mum again..

Caolan McCarthy reads Colin Barrett's short story.

Readings of acclaimed novelists' first stories for radio.

Producer Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.

0303Re-enactment2020022320200224 (BBC7)
20160325 (R4)
Three lauded fiction writers with their short story debuts for radio.

Readings of acclaimed novelists' first stories for radio

An outsider called Marko lands a job at The Well Digger's Wallet Saloon, where mock shoot-outs are staged. Shoot-outs, that is, with enigmatic endings.

Patrick Kennedy reads Tea Obreht's short story.

Readings of acclaimed novelists' first stories for radio.

Producer Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.