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01The Shadow20200224In new after hours listening on Radio 4, the team behind the award-winning Wireless Nights present three acoustically rich journeys through three long nights of the soul. Nights that left an indelible mark on the storyteller.

Time stretches out in the early hours. The space between sleep and wakefulness is alive with possibility. Fears and anxieties are projected in lurid hues, distorted, outsized. Dreams fade in and out. The real and the imaginary blur.

Over three programmes, we’ll enter that space with three artistic individuals: writer Zakiya McKenzie, sound designer Axel Kacoutié and actor Jonathan Forbes. Each have selected a Night Vision that has never left them.

Ep 1: Composer and sound designer Axel Kacoutié returns to a sleepless night from his youth, recovering from a heartbreak and forced to look at himself closely in the mirror. Fortunately, he wasn’t alone. With Bram Stoker’s Dracula as bedtime listening he finds a companion in the solicitor Jonathan Harker in the Count’s castle. Both are trapped. But there has to be some way out.

Words and Sound Design by Axel Kacoutié
The actress was Tamara Fairbairn
Jonathan Harker was played by Michael Harbour
Producer Neil McCarthy

A new after hours series re-imagining a long night of the soul that left its mark

A new after hours series re-imagining a long night of the soul that left its mark.

In new after hours listening on Radio 4, the team that developed the award-winning Wireless Nights present three acoustically rich journeys through three long nights of the soul. Nights that left an indelible mark on the storyteller.

02The Forest20200302In new after hours listening on Radio 4, the team that developed the award-winning Wireless Nights present three acoustically rich journeys through three long nights of the soul. Nights that left an indelible mark on the storyteller.

Time stretches out in the early hours. The space between sleep and wakefulness is alive with possibility. Fears and anxieties are projected in lurid hues, distorted, outsized. Dreams fade in and out. The real and the imaginary blur.

Over three programmes, we’ll enter that space with three artistic individuals: writer Zakiya McKenzie, sound designer Axel Kacoutié and actor Jonathan Forbes. Each have selected a Night Vision that has never left them.

In this episode, British-Jamaican nature writer Zakiya Mckenzie goes looking for her past in the darkness of the Forest of Dean. Occupied by one night from her youth spent in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, Zakiya takes her first trip into an English Forest at night...to discover what the murky history of the Dean can tell her about herself.

Producer Sam Peach
Sound by Axel Kacoutié
The Black Boy of Littledean Hall story read by John Dougall

A new series re-imagining a long night of the soul, with writer Zakiya Mckenzie.

A new after hours series re-imagining a long night of the soul that left its mark.

03The Snake20200309In new after hours listening on Radio 4, the team behind Wireless Nights present three acoustically rich journeys through three long nights of the soul. Nights that left an indelible mark on the storyteller.

Time stretches out in the early hours. The space between sleep and wakefulness is alive with possibility. Fears and anxieties are projected in lurid hues, distorted, outsized. Dreams fade in and out. The real and the imaginary blur.

Tonight, actor Jonathan Forbes recalls a night he spent on a friends sofa when he awoke to find a man staring in at him through the window. An unexpected power exchange takes place as he works out what to do about this unwanted Night Vision.

Jonathan Forbes plays himself and the man at the window
The Casting director was played by Jessica Turner
The Snake by DH Lawrence was read by Jonathan Forbes
Thanks to Father Dermot Heakin
Sound Design by Axel Kacoutié
Producer Neil McCarthy

A new after hours series re-imagining a long night of the soul that left its mark

A new after hours series re-imagining a long night of the soul that left its mark.

03 LASTThe Snake20200309In new after hours listening on Radio 4, the team behind Wireless Nights present three acoustically rich journeys through three long nights of the soul. Nights that left an indelible mark on the storyteller.

Time stretches out in the early hours. The space between sleep and wakefulness is alive with possibility. Fears and anxieties are projected in lurid hues, distorted, outsized. Dreams fade in and out. The real and the imaginary blur.

Tonight, actor Jonathan Forbes recalls a night he spent on a friends sofa when he awoke to find a man staring in at him through the window. An unexpected power exchange takes place as he works out what to do about this unwanted Night Vision.

Producer Neil McCarthy
Sound by Axel Kacoutié

A new after hours series re-imagining a long night of the soul that left its mark