Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01The Coup20121026 (BBC7)
20170221 (BBC7)

Tom Rachman describes how a protest threatens to turn into a coup in genteel Kensington.

Four acclaimed novelists write their first stories for radio. The Coup by Tom Rachman describes how a protest threatens to turn into a coup, in London' s genteel Kensington, which is next door to where the two Geralds have just moved in.

Reader Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

02Steak20121102 (BBC7)
20170222 (BBC7)

Four acclaimed novelists write their first stories for radio. Steak by Evie Wyld, describes how a group

of male barflies in small town Australia are unsettled by the appearance of Mariella..

Reader Mike Sengelow

Producer Duncan Minshull.

A group of male barflies in are unsettled by the appearance of Mariella.

03She Wiped The Surface20121109 (BBC7)
20170223 (BBC7)

Four acclaimed novelists write their first stories for radio. In She Wiped The Surface, Louisa Young, describes how a mother happily arranges her daughter's birthday party, but this masks a family bereavement. How to cope?

Reader Emma Fielding

Producer Duncan Minshull.

By Louisa Young. A mother arranges a birthday party, but this masks a family bereavement.

04Hanging On20121116 (BBC7)
20170224 (BBC7)

Four acclaimed novelists write their first stories for radio.

In Holding On by Ross Raisin, a woman stands at the end of a cliff, which is at the end of her garden - which means what, exactly?

Reader Deborah Findlay

Producer Duncan Minshull.

By Ross Raisin. A woman stands at the end of a cliff, which is at the end of her garden.

0201Finding Your Voice20170822 (BBC7)

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

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.

0202Five Thousand Lads A Year20170823 (BBC7)

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

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.

0203Broken Mirrors20170824 (BBC7)

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

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.