The Manhattan Bee Testimonials


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For as long as anyone can remember, there have been rumours of a man living somewhere on the island of Manhattan and keeping 250,000 bees in his apartment. Max Callaghan is obsessed with finding him and has spent 15 years building up an audio library of sometimes contradictory accounts - The Manhattan Bee Testimonials.

When Daisy Lucas overcomes a severe case of meningitis thanks to a pot of honey left anonymously by her hospital bed, she tries to find the donor, her father, who she believes to be the Manhattan Bee Man.

Featuring the real voices of New Yorkers describing their version of the story, alongside original drama written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

Written by Sebastian Backiewicz

Sound design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer and Director: Joby Waldman

Executive Producer: Polly Thomas

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.