Episodes

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01If I Only Had A Brain, By Ian Sansom2014080820191006 (BBC7)
20191007 (BBC7)

Inspired by the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion's quest to find Brains, Heart and Courage, Ian Sansom, Morwenna Banks and Colin Carberry bring us a series of three stories about people who find themselves in unexpected situations, which challenge them to display qualities they never realised they had all along, or which find them looking at their lives in a new light in their own personal quests for a brain, a heart, and the nerve.

If I Only Had a Brain
Read by Mark Heap

Novelist and broadcaster Ian Sansom takes us into the daily routine of a scientist who in his quest for new discoveries rarely tells the people he meets exactly what his job entails.

Writer.... Ian Sansom
Reader.... Mark Heap
Producer.... Heather Larmour

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.

A story of the repetitious life of a scientist, but what is it he hopes to discover?

Three stories inspired by the Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion's quests.

Stories inspired by the iconic MGM film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel The Wizard of Oz.

The Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion's quest to find Brains, Heart and Courage have sparked three stories from Ian Sansom, Morwenna Banks and Colin Carberry.

You'll hear about people in unexpected situations, challenged to display qualities they never realized they had all along, or which find them looking at their lives in a new light in their own personal quests for a brain, a heart, and the nerve.

If I Only Had a Brain:

In the opening story, novelist and broadcaster Ian Sansom takes us into the daily routine of a scientist who in his quest for new discoveries rarely tells the people he meets exactly what his job entails.

Read by. Mark Heap.

Producer: Heather Larmour

02If I Only Had A Heart, By Morwenna Banks2014081520191013 (BBC7)
20191014 (BBC7)

Stories inspired by the iconic MGM film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel The Wizard of Oz.

Inspired by the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion's quest to find Brains, Heart and Courage, Ian Sansom, Morwenna Banks and Colin Carberry bring us a series of three stories about people who find themselves in unexpected situations, which challenge them to display qualities they never realised they had all along, or which find them looking at their lives in a new light in their own personal quests for a brain, a heart, and the nerve.

If I Only Had a Heart
Read by Vicky McClure

Writer and performer Morwenna Banks takes us to a hospital bedside where a mother waits nervously for news that could save her son's life.

Writer.... Morwenna Banks
Reader.... Vicky McClure
Producer.... Heather Larmour

A mother waits nervously for news that could save her son's life.

Three stories inspired by the Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion's quests.

03If I Only Had The Nerve, By Colin Carberry2014082220191021 (BBC7)

Stories inspired by the iconic MGM film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel The Wizard of Oz.

Inspired by the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion's quest to find Brains, Heart and Courage, Ian Sansom, Morwenna Banks and Colin Carberry bring us a series of three stories about people who find themselves in unexpected situations, which challenge them to display qualities they never realised they had all along, or which find them looking at their lives in a new light in their own personal quests for a brain, a heart, and the nerve.

If I Only Had the Nerve

Colin Carberry introduces us to Brendon, a serial Recruitment Agency temp, who finally discovers the courage to make some important changes in his life.

Read by Ben Peel.

Producer: Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2014.

Brendan is stuck in a rut. If only he could find the courage to escape.

Three stories inspired by the Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion's quests.