Episodes

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1001The Deep2008082520160531 (BBC7)By Veronica Birch. Miranda and Andy's idyllic holiday exposes rifts in their relationship.

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1003Put The Radiator On, Get The Coffee Going2008082720160601 (BBC7)By Anna Britten. A decorator's encounter with a divorcee gives him unexpected inspiration.

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1004Pink Or Blue2008082820160602 (BBC7)By Elizabeth Wells. Gender stereotyping and dysfunctional families through a teen's eyes.

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1401The Wild2012072020161114 (BBC7)By Gerri Brightwell. A harsh Alaskan winter heralds trouble for a young couple.

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1402Cynthia2012072720161115 (BBC7)By Jay Barnett. Quirky story about a dog you could set your watch to.

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1403The Cairn2012080320161116 (BBC7)By Sophie Hampton. The ascent of a mountain assumes heightened significance for a climber.

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1501The Underwater Cathedral2013072120170501 (BBC7)By Martin Cathcart Froden. A young man pushes his body to extremes.

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1502Looking Sadly Out Of Windows2013072820170502 (BBC7)By Sarah Courtauld. A precocious young girl adopts John the Baptist as her role model.

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1503Princess2013080420170503 (BBC7)By Atar Hadari. A young blade working in a kibbutz kitchen offers friendly advice on love.

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1601Baker, Emily And Me By Claire Fuller2014082920180515 (BBC7)
20170319 (R4)
A young girl is elated to be part of a plan to steal a chicken from the Snatchers.

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A chance to hear Claire Fuller's story again in the series which gives emerging short story writers their radio debut.

Lizzie Watts reads this post-apocalyptic tale set in a world of never-ending rain. A young girl is thrilled to be part of a plan to steal a chicken from the Snatchers.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

Claire Fuller's first novel, Our Endless Numbered Days, won the 2015 Desmond Elliot Prize. She has written many short stories and several of these have been selected to be read in public performances by White Rabbit Theatre Company, as well as being published in the literary fiction journals, Vintage Script and From the Depths. Her second novel, Swimming Lessons, was published in 2014.

1602Audiophile By Ian Green2014090520180516 (BBC7)
20170326 (R4)
A young man is transfixed by the voice he hears through his living room wall.

Series showcasing first-time and emerging writers

Another chance to hear Ian Green's story in the series which gives emerging short story writers their radio debut.

Bryan Dick reads this off-kilter love story about a young man who falls for the girl next-door when he hears her singing through the adjoining wall of their two flats.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

Previously Ian Green's fiction has been performed and recorded at Liar's League London and published in Open Pen magazine. A piece originally performed at Liar's League was also performed at the inaugural Lit Crawl London in 2013.

1603The Fox By Fiona Melrose2014091220180517 (BBC7)
20170401 (R4)
A dead fox triggers memories for an elderly farmer.

Series showcasing first-time and emerging writers

Another chance to hear Fiona Melrose's story in the series which gives emerging short story writers their radio debut.

Philip Jackson reads Fiona Melrose's meditative tale evoking a rural England, largely untouched by the modern world. A dead fox triggers memories and connections for an elderly farmer.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

South African writer, Fiona Melrose was inspired to write this story while living in Suffolk. The story formed the starting point of her first novel, Midwinter, which was published in November of last year.

1701Mussels By Sue Healy2015080220190926 (BBC7)Recently arrived from Ireland, Triona takes as a job as a teacher in a Norfolk prison and finds herself at the sharp end of the refugee crisis.

She must balance her roles as sympathetic mentor and authority figure to the prison's population of migrant detainees, many of whom are traumatised by their experiences before coming to the UK.

But when a relationship with a Vietnamese inmate threatens her new life, she must decide which immigrant she will save: the prisoner or herself.

Sue Healy's short story selected from thousands of entries for the BBC Opening Lines 2015 initiative, our annual open submission window for writers new to radio.

Read by Dervla Kirwan

Producer: Simon Richardson

In a Norfolk prison an Irish teacher finds herself at the sharp end of the refugee crisis.

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1702Flour Baby By La Craig2015080920191003 (BBC7)When the couple across the street bring home their new baby, nosy neighbour Rosey is disturbed by its appearance.

But in telling her story - a story full of hardship and humour - Rosey gives away more than she perhaps intended, and finds herself coming face to face with her own buried trauma.

LA Craig's short story selected from thousands of entries for the BBC Opening Lines 2015 initiative, our annual open submission window for writers new to radio.

Read by Liz White

Producer: Simon Richardson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.

Rosey couldn't understand why her neighbour's new baby gives her the willies - until now.

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1703Pieces Of Mars Have Fallen To Earth, By Cherise Saywell2015081620191010 (BBC7)
20170305 (R4)
The mother of an astronaut reflects on her place in the line of women forgotten by history

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