James Hopkin - A Georgian Trilogy

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01A Peacock In Sulphur20121007 (BBC7)
20141224 (BBC7)
20141225 (BBC7)

Niko Pirosmani was one of Georgia's greatest artists, but was it his art that killed him?

The first of three specially commissioned stories by James Hopkin. Niko Pirosmani was one of Georgia's greatest artists, but was it his art that killed him?

Read by Allan Corduner

Producer:Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

02The Wurst Express From Kakheti20121014 (BBC7)
20141225 (BBC7)
20141226 (BBC7)

A Georgian poet staying in Berlin isn't expecting to hear shattering news from home.

The second of three specially commissioned stories by James Hopkin, inspired by his travels in Georgia.

It is summer 2008 and an impoverished Georgian poet is living in Berlin for three months. He is not expecting to hear shattering news from his homeland.

Read by Tom Goodman-Hill.

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

03 LASTThe Soul Is Missing Fairy Tales!20121021 (BBC7)
20141226 (BBC7)
20141227 (BBC7)

A bus of journalists and artists breaks down on a notorious military highway to Tbilisi.

The third of three specially commissioned stories by James Hopkin, inspired by his travels in Georgia in Autumn 2008.

A tour bus of journalists, writers and artists breaks down on the infamous military highway from Vladikavkaz to Tbilisi. It is only nine days since the Russian army withdrew from parts of Georgia, but there are rumours of a return.

Read by Ben Miles.

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.