The Interview

Gbemisola Ikumelo reads Helon Habila's short story.

A small-town jobhunter comes to Lagos with high hopes of a new life but gets lost in the sprawling metropolis.

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20061002Quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews. 1/5. The Nut House, written and read by Ian MacPherson. A curious encounter between a restaurant owner and a gunman.

Quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews. 1/5. The Nut House, written and read by Ian MacPherson. A curious encounter between a restaurant owner and a gunman.

20061003Quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews.

2/5. The Last Comeback

By Siân Preece, read by Joanna Tope.

An ageing diva returns to her hometown, where she expects to be interviewed by a local journalist who happens to be her first love.

Quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews.

2/5. The Last Comeback

By Siân Preece, read by Joanna Tope.

An ageing diva returns to her hometown, where she expects to be interviewed by a local journalist who happens to be her first love.

20061005Quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews.

4/5. Sing for Your Supper

By Nick Brooks, read by Una McLean.

A housewife dreams of escaping her daily toil when she thinks she's won the lottery.

Quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews.

4/5. Sing for Your Supper

By Nick Brooks, read by Una McLean.

A housewife dreams of escaping her daily toil when she thinks she's won the lottery.

20061006Quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews.

5/5. The Good Shepherd

By Laura Marney, read by James Fleet.

When a church is threatened with closure, the pastor sets out on a recruitment drive and meets the most unlikely would-be parishioner.

Quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews.

5/5. The Good Shepherd

By Laura Marney, read by James Fleet.

When a church is threatened with closure, the pastor sets out on a recruitment drive and meets the most unlikely would-be parishioner.

20070106Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20070106Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20070107
20070107Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
01The Nut House2006100220121203 (BBC7)
20121204 (BBC7)
20130902 (BBC7)
20130903 (BBC7)
20150525 (BBC7)
20180226 (BBC7)
A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh.

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh. Short story written and read by comedian Ian MacPherson.

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh.

Short story written and read by comedian Ian MacPherson.

written and read by Ian Macpherson.

A curious encounter between a restaurant owner and a gunman.

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh.

4 Extra Debut. A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh. Short story written and read by comedian Ian Macpherson.

written and read by Ian Macpherson.

A curious encounter between a restaurant owner and a gunman.

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh. Short story written and read by comedian Ian MacPherson.

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh.

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh.

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh. Short story written and read by comedian Ian MacPherson.

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh.

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh.

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh.

4 Extra Debut. A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh. Short story written and read by comedian Ian MacPherson.

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh.

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh. Short story written and read by comedian Ian MacPherson.

written and read by Ian Macpherson.

A curious encounter between a restaurant owner and a gunman.

1/5. The Nut House, written and read by Ian MacPherson. A curious encounter between a restaurant owner and a gunman.

Five quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh. Short story written and read by comedian Ian MacPherson.

A gunman walks into a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh.

02The Last Comeback2006100320121204 (BBC7)
20121205 (BBC7)
20130903 (BBC7)
20130904 (BBC7)
20150526 (BBC7)
20180227 (BBC7)
An aging diva is about to be interviewed by her occasional lover. But he's indisposed.

An aging diva is about to be interviewed by her occasional lover. But he's indisposed. Short story read by Joanna Tope.

An ageing diva is about to be interviewed by her occasional lover. But he's indisposed.

An ageing diva is about to be interviewed by her occasional lover. But he's indisposed. Short story read by Joanna Tope.

By Siân Preece, read by Joanna Tope.

An ageing diva returns to her hometown, where she expects to be interviewed by a local journalist who happens to be her first love.

Short story read by Joanna Tope.

2/5. The Last Comeback

Quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews.

Five quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews

02The Last Comeback2006100920121204 (BBC7)
20121205 (BBC7)
20130903 (BBC7)
20130904 (BBC7)
20150526 (BBC7)
20180227 (BBC7)

An aging diva is about to be interviewed by her occasional lover. But he's indisposed. Short story read by Joanna Tope.

An ageing diva is about to be interviewed by her occasional lover. But he's indisposed.

An ageing diva is about to be interviewed by her occasional lover. But he's indisposed. Short story read by Joanna Tope.

An aging diva is about to be interviewed by her occasional lover. But he's indisposed.

03Scissors, Paper, Stone2006100420121205 (BBC7)
20121206 (BBC7)
20130904 (BBC7)
20130905 (BBC7)
20150527 (BBC7)
20180228 (BBC7)
A man with a passion for stones falls foul of a ruthless authority.

A man with a passion for stones falls foul of a ruthless authority. Short story read by Vicki Liddelle.

Read by Vicki Liddelle

Scissors, Paper, Stone:

A man with a passion for stones falls foul of a ruthless authority. Read by Vicki Liddelle

Scissors, Paper, Stone: A man with a passion for stones falls foul of a ruthless authority. Short story read by Vicki Liddelle. Episode 3 of 5.

By Shiromi Pinto, read by Vicki Liddelle.

A man's journey to a job interview takes him to a dark and troubling place.

3/5. Scissors, Paper, Stone

Quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews.

Five quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews

Quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews.

3/5. Scissors, Paper, Stone

By Shiromi Pinto, read by Vicki Liddelle.

A man's journey to a job interview takes him to a dark and troubling place.

04Sing For Your Supper2006100520121206 (BBC7)
20121207 (BBC7)
20130905 (BBC7)
20130906 (BBC7)
20150528 (BBC7)
20180301 (BBC7)
For a wee while, housewife Shona thought she had won the lottery. Then reality kicked in.

For a wee while, housewife Shona thought she had won the lottery. But then reality kicked in. Short story read by Una McLean.

For a wee while, housewife Shona thought she'd won the lottery. But then reality kicked in. Short story read by Una McLean.

Housewife Shona thought she'd won the lottery. But then reality kicked in.

A housewife dreams of escaping her daily toil when she thinks she has won the lottery.

A housewife dreams of escaping her daily toil when she thinks she has won the lottery. Read by Una McLean.

By Nick Brooks, read by Una Mclean.

A housewife dreams of escaping her daily toil when she thinks she's won the lottery.

By Nick Brooks, read by Una Mclean.

4/5. Sing for Your Supper

Quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews.

Five quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews

Shona thought she had won the lottery. Then reality kicked in.

05The Good Shepherd2006100620121207 (BBC7)
20150529 (BBC7)
20180302 (BBC7)
Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers?

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers?

Five quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers? Short story read by James Fleet.

05The Good Shepherd2006101220121207 (BBC7)
20150529 (BBC7)
20180302 (BBC7)

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers? Short story read by James Fleet.

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers?

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers?

05 LASTThe Good Shepherd2006100620121207 (BBC7)
20121208 (BBC7)
20130906 (BBC7)
20130907 (BBC7)
20150529 (BBC7)
20180302 (BBC7)
Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers?

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers? Short story read by James Fleet.

By Laura Marney, read by James Fleet.

When a church is threatened with closure, the pastor sets out on a recruitment drive and meets the most unlikely would-be parishioner.

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers?

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers? Short story read by James Fleet.

Short story read by James Fleet.

By Laura Marney, read by James Fleet.

When a church is threatened with closure, the pastor sets out on a recruitment drive and meets the most unlikely would-be parishioner.

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers?

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers? Short story read by James Fleet.

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers?

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers?

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers? Short story read by James Fleet.

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers?

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers?

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers? Short story read by James Fleet.

By Laura Marney, read by James Fleet.

When a church is threatened with closure, the pastor sets out on a recruitment drive and meets the most unlikely would-be parishioner.

Quirky tales inspired by probable and improbable interviews.

5/5. The Good Shepherd

Is a new member of the congregation the answer to a cash-strapped pastor's prayers? Short story read by James Fleet.

20060808Gbemisola Ikumelo reads Helon Habila's short story.

A small-town jobhunter comes to Lagos with high hopes of a new life but gets lost in the sprawling metropolis.