Reservoir 13 [book At Bedtime] [book At Bedtime]

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01Doubts Were Beginning To Emerge20180319

Lee Ingleby reads Jon McGregor's multi award-winning novel.

A teenage girl has gone missing on a midwinter walk in the heart of England. As the locals are called up to join the search party and police set up roadblocks, a crowd of news reporters descends on this usually quiet village. What effect will Becky Shaw's disappearance have on this close-knit Peak District community? And what did happen her?

But as the search for Becky goes on, so does everyday life. Cows must be milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written. And as the seasons unfold there are those who leave the village and those who are pulled back; those who come together or break apart. There are births and deaths; secrets kept and told; small kindnesses and unanticipated betrayals.

Reservoir 13 is one of the most acclaimed and talked-about novels of the 2017. It won the Costa Novel Award, was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize, and was longlisted for the Man Booker. It was a Guardian, Financial Times, TLS, Telegraph and Observer Book of the Year.

Reader: Lee Ingleby is an acclaimed British TV and stage actor. Most recently he starred in the BBC dramas The A Word, and in Line of Duty.
Writer: Jon McGregor is an acclaimed British writer, who has won the Costa Novel award and been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize three times. His third novel,
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Justine Willett.

02It Was As If The Ground Had Swallowed Her Whole.20180320

Lee Ingleby reads Jon McGregor's multi award-winning novel.

A teenage girl has gone missing on a midwinter walk in the heart of England. Now six months on, the search for Becky Shaw continues, and still there are no clues as to what happened to her. It's as if the ground had just opened up and swallowed her whole.

But as the search for the lost girl goes on, so does everyday life in the village. Cows must be milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written. And as the seasons unfold, there are more and more glimpses into what might have happened to Becky Shaw.

Reservoir 13 is one of the most acclaimed novels of the 2017. It won the Costa Novel Award, was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize, and was longlisted for the Man Booker. It was a Guardian, Financial Times, TLS, Telegraph and Observer Book of the Year.

Reader: Lee Ingleby is an acclaimed British TV and stage actor. Most recently he starred in the BBC dramas The A Word, and in Line of Duty.
Writer: Jon McGregor
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Justine Willett.

03There Was Still A Feeling Of Life Being On Hold.20180321

Lee Ingleby reads Jon McGregor's multi award-winning novel.

A teenage girl has gone missing on a midwinter walk in the Peak District. Now a year on, with few clues as to what happened to Becky, the community is struggling to move on.

But while the search for her goes on, so must everyday life in the village. Cows must be milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written. And as the seasons unfold, there are more and more glimpses into what might have happened to Becky Shaw, not least from the local teenagers who, it seems, know more than they're letting on.

Reservoir 13 is one of the most acclaimed novels of the 2017. It won the Costa Novel Award, was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize, and was longlisted for the Man Booker.

Reader: Lee Ingleby is an acclaimed British actor, known recently for starring in the BBC dramas The A Word, and Line of Duty.
Writer: Jon McGregor
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Justine Willett.