Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01Rip Off20121115 (BBC7)
20130923 (BBC7)
20130924 (BBC7)

By Rachel Bentham. An accidental career criminal comes across an old ticket machine.

By Rachel Bentham. An accidental career criminal comes across an old ticket machine in a charity shop, and has an idea which will change his life forever. Read by Chris Bianchi.

By Rachel Bentham. An accidental career criminal comes across an old ticket machine in a charity shop, and has an idea which will change his life forever. Read by Chris Bianchi.

By Rachel Bentham. An accidental career criminal comes across an old ticket machine in a charity shop, and has an idea which will change his life forever. Read by Chris Bianchi.

01Rip Off By Rachel Bentham20121115 (BBC7)

The tale of an accidental criminal who comes across a ticket machine in a charity shop.

The tale of an accidental career criminal, who comes across an old ticket machine in a charity shop and has an idea which will change his life forever. Read by Chris Bianchi.

02The Boys In Black20121116 (BBC7)
20130924 (BBC7)
20130925 (BBC7)

By Sheila Hannon. Sheila's extraordinary encounter seems to make time stand still.

By Sheila Hannon. On a drizzly A-road and full of despair, Sheila's extraordinary encounter seems to make time stand still. Read by the writer.

By Sheila Hannon. On a drizzly A-road and full of despair, Sheila's extraordinary encounter seems to make time stand still. Read by the writer.

02The Boys In Black By Sheila Hannon20121116 (BBC7)

On a drizzly 'A' road, Sheila's extraordinary encounter seems to make time stand still.

On a drizzly 'A' road and full of despair, Sheila's extraordinary encounter seems to make time stand still. Read by the writer.

On a drizzly 'A' road and full of despair, Sheila's extraordinary encounter seems to make time stand still. Read by the writer.

03 LASTHidden Depths20121119 (BBC7)
20130925 (BBC7)
20130926 (BBC7)

By Dann Casswell. Three friends take a subterranean canoe trip at 3am beneath Bristol.

By Dann Casswell. Three friends take a subterranean canoe trip at 3am, beneath the streets of Bristol's city centre. Read by Joe Sims.

03 LASTHidden Depths By Dann Casswell20121119 (BBC7)

Three friends take a subterranean canoe trip at 3 o'clock in the morning - beneath the streets of Bristol's city centre. Read by Joe Sims.

Three friends take a canoe trip at 3 in the morning - beneath Bristol's city centre.

0201Birdsong Man20120406 (BBC7)
20160817 (BBC7)

Every morning in the forest Birdsong Man fixes microphones to the trees.

In the first of a series of specially commissioned sound stories from the More Than Words Festival in Bristol, Paul Mundell reads Birdsong Man by Timothy X Atack. Every morning, out in the forest, an hour before dawn, Birdsong Man fixes microphones to the trees and in between the rocks. And every night, in the lonely hours, he gets a phone call asking for his progress. Who are the recordings for, and why has he been asked to make them?

Timothy X Atack is a scriptwriter, film director and musician who makes fictions for stage, screen, audio and installation in which music and sound are integral to the storytelling. He's in a band called Angel Tech and is co-founder of performance group Sleepdogs.

Producer: Sara Davies.

0202Reality Check20120413 (BBC7)
20160818 (BBC7)

Three short pieces of flash-fiction by Tania Hershman linked by the theme of science.

Tania Hershman's three short pieces of flash fiction commissioned for the More Than Words Festival in Bristol are linked by the theme of science. A professor confronts a childhood ghost during a storm at sea; a scientist is visited in the lab by a character from fiction; and a group of biochemists find themselves the life and soul of a party.

Tania Hershman writes short stories, poetry and flash fiction, is writer in residence at the Science Faculty at Bristol University and has a second short story collection, My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions coming out shortly.

Producer: Sara Davies.

0203Hood20120420 (BBC7)
20160819 (BBC7)

Walking through the dark city late at night, a man hears footsteps and sees a figure.

A man walks through the city late at night. He hears footsteps, sees a figure behind him. It's dark, he's alone, and there's only one way this can end. Edson Burton has written a gripping, atmospheric story that explores the power of sound to drive the imagination.

Edson Burton is a poet, playwright, performer, storyteller and historian who has written five plays for BBC radio. Last Autumn a theatrical staging of his first poetry collection, Seasoned, opened in Bristol on the same night as his new play, Raising Kamila.

Producer: Sara Davies.