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01: The Water Train20190811
01The Water Train20190811
01The Water Train20190811Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in the very near future - a future a little, but not quite like our own.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now icebergs are set to be towed to a huge ice dock outside the capital city - a huge megalopolis that is draining the country of its resources.

Against this, a lone marksman stands out in the field. His job is to protect the Water Train...

From one of the most celebrated writers of his generation, Stillicide is a moving story of love and loss and the will to survive, and a powerful glimpse of the tangible future.

Reader: Richard Goulding
Writer: Cynan Jones is an award-winning Welsh writer, who has has been longlisted and shortlisted for numerous prizes and won a Society of Authors Betty Trask Award 2007, a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014 and the Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize 2015. He won the BBC National Short Story Award in 2017.
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Cynan Jones' electrifying new series, set in the very near future.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

01The Water Train2019081120210103 (R4)Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in the very near future - a future a little, but not quite like our own.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now icebergs are set to be towed to a huge ice dock outside the capital city - a huge megalopolis that is draining the country of its resources.

Against this, a lone marksman stands out in the field. His job is to protect the Water Train...

From one of the most celebrated writers of his generation, Stillicide is a moving story of love and loss and the will to survive, and a powerful glimpse of the tangible future.

Reader: Richard Goulding
Writer: Cynan Jones is an award-winning Welsh writer, who has has been longlisted and shortlisted for numerous prizes and won a Society of Authors Betty Trask Award 2007, a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014 and the Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize 2015. He won the BBC National Short Story Award in 2017.
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Cynan Jones' electrifying new series, set in the very near future.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

02Paper Flowers2019081820210110 (R4)Cynan Jones' electrifying new series set in the very near future.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are set to be towed to a huge ice dock outside the capital city - a huge megalopolis that is draining the country of its resources.

Today: an immigrant worker can't help but be awed by the extraordinary ice dock.

Reader: Philip Arditti
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Cynan Jones' electrifying new series set in the very near future. Philip Arditti reads.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

Cynan Jones' electrifying new series set in the very near future.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are set to be towed to a huge ice dock outside the capital city - a huge megalopolis that is draining the country of its resources.

Today: an immigrant worker can't help but be awed by the extraordinary ice dock.

Reader: Philip Arditti
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Cynan Jones' electrifying new series set in the very near future. Philip Arditti reads.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

03Butterflies2019082520210117 (R4)Hattie Morahan continues Cynan Jones' electrifying short story series set in the very near future.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are being towed to a huge ice dock outside the capital city - a huge megalopolis that is draining the country of its resources.

Today: transported by the abundance of nature in in one of the few parks left in the city, a nurse takes a thrilling decision...

Reader: Hattie Morahan
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Hattie Morahan continues Cynan Jones' electrifying new series set in the very near future.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

03Butterflies20190825Hattie Morahan continues Cynan Jones' electrifying short story series set in the very near future.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are being towed to a huge ice dock outside the capital city - a huge megalopolis that is draining the country of its resources.

Today: transported by the abundance of nature in in one of the few parks left in the city, a nurse takes a thrilling decision...

Reader: Hattie Morahan
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Hattie Morahan continues Cynan Jones' electrifying new series set in the very near future.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

04Coast20190901
04Coast20190901Alex Jennings continues Cynan Jones' electrifying short story series set in the very near future.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are being towed to a huge ice dock outside the capital city - a huge megalopolis that is draining the country of its resources.

Meanwhile, out on the east coast, life is harsh. An elderly couple struggle to live out their final years in their beloved home, in the face of rising sea levels...

Reader: Alex Jennings is an acclaimed stage and screen actor, and 3-time Olivier Award-winner, known most recently for his roles in A Very English Scandal, and the Crown.
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Alex Jennings continues Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in the very near future.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

04Coast2019090120210124 (R4)Alex Jennings continues Cynan Jones' electrifying short story series set in the very near future.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are being towed to a huge ice dock outside the capital city - a huge megalopolis that is draining the country of its resources.

Meanwhile, out on the east coast, life is harsh. An elderly couple struggle to live out their final years in their beloved home, in the face of rising sea levels...

Reader: Alex Jennings is an acclaimed stage and screen actor, and 3-time Olivier Award-winner, known most recently for his roles in A Very English Scandal, and the Crown.
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Alex Jennings continues Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in the very near future.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

05 Chaffinch2019090820210131 (R4)Stephen Campbell Moore continues Cynan Jones' electrifying short story series set in the very near future.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are set to be transported to a huge ice dock outside the capital city.

Today: an increasingly erratic executive at the Water Company faces media scrutiny over the building of the ice dock..

Reader: Stephen Campbell Moore
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Stephen Campbell Moore continues Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in the near future.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

05Chaffinch20190908Stephen Campbell Moore continues Cynan Jones' electrifying short story series set in the very near future.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are set to be transported to a huge ice dock outside the capital city.

Today: an increasingly erratic executive at the Water Company faces media scrutiny over the building of the ice dock..

Reader: Stephen Campbell Moore
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Stephen Campbell Moore continues Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in the near future.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

066 Dragonfly20190915Cynan Jones' timely new series, set in the very near future.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the capital city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are set to be transported to a huge ice dock outside the capital city.

Today: a Professor makes an unexpected discovery that could change everything...

Readers: John Bowler and Katherine Press
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

Cynan Jones' timely new series, set in the very near future.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the capital city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are set to be transported to a huge ice dock outside the capital city.

Today: a Professor makes an unexpected discovery that could change everything...

Readers: John Bowler and Katherine Press
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

Cynan Jones' timely new series, set in the very near future.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the capital city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are set to be transported to a huge ice dock outside the capital city.

Today: a Professor makes an unexpected discovery that could change everything...

Readers: John Bowler and Katherine Press
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

06Dragonfly2019091520210207 (R4)Cynan Jones' timely new series, set in the very near future.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the capital city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are set to be transported to a huge ice dock outside the capital city.

Today: a Professor makes an unexpected discovery that could change everything...

Readers: John Bowler and Katherine Press
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

06Dragonfly20190915Cynan Jones's electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

07Rooftop20190922Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in the very near future - a future a little, but not quite like our own.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are set to be towed to a huge ice dock outside the capital city, sparking large-scale protests.

Today we return to police marksman, John Branner, who readies himself on a London rooftop as the protest march begins...

Reader: Richard Goulding
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in the tangible near future.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

07Rooftop2019092220210214 (R4)Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in the very near future - a future a little, but not quite like our own.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are set to be towed to a huge ice dock outside the capital city, sparking large-scale protests.

Today we return to police marksman, John Branner, who readies himself on a London rooftop as the protest march begins...

Reader: Richard Goulding
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in the tangible near future.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

08Lake20190929Lydia Williams continues Cynan Jones' powerful series set in the tangible near future - a future a little, but not quite like our own.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are set to be towed to a huge ice dock outside the capital city.

Today: tensions are rising up in the Lakes, where the Water Train begins its long and hazardous journey south..

Reader: Lydia Wilson
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Cynan Jones' gripping series set in a tangible near future where water has become scarce.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

08Lake2019092920210221 (R4)Lydia Wilson continues Cynan Jones' powerful series set in the tangible near future - a future a little, but not quite like our own.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are set to be towed to a huge ice dock outside the capital city.

Today: tensions are rising up in the Lakes, where the Water Train begins its long and hazardous journey south..

Reader: Lydia Wilson
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Cynan Jones' gripping series set in a tangible near future where water has become scarce.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

09Sound2019100620210228 (R4)James Cosmo continues Cynan Jones' powerful series set in the tangible near future - a future a little, but not quite like our own.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are set to be towed to a huge ice dock outside the capital city.

Today: out in frozen waters, a group of men in small boats are on the hunt....

Reader: James Cosmo
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Cynan Jones' gripping series set in a near future in which water is commodified.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

09Sound20191006James Cosmo continues Cynan Jones' powerful series set in the tangible near future - a future a little, but not quite like our own.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And now ice bergs are set to be towed to a huge ice dock outside the capital city.

Today: out in frozen waters, a group of men in small boats are on the hunt....

Reader: James Cosmo
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Cynan Jones' gripping series set in a near future in which water is commodified.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

10Potato Water2019101320210307 (R4)Sudha Bhuchar continues Cynan Jones' timely series set in the tangible future - a future a little, but not quite like our own.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the huge capital city is increasingly at risk of sabotage.

Today: just beyond the city, a woman finds a frail young boy. As she cares for him, she begins to fear for his brother - and their dog...

Reader: Sudha Bhuchar
Writer: Cynan Jones, with contributions from John Bowler and Richard Woska
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Cynan Jones' gripping series set in a near future in which water is commodified.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

10Potato Water20191013Sudha Bhuchar continues Cynan Jones' timely series set in the tangible future - a future a little, but not quite like our own.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the huge capital city is increasingly at risk of sabotage.

Today: just beyond the city, a woman finds a frail young boy. As she cares for him, she begins to fear for his brother - and their dog...

Reader: Sudha Bhuchar
Writer: Cynan Jones, with contributions from John Bowler and Richard Woska
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Cynan Jones' gripping series set in a near future in which water is commodified.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

Reader: Sudha Bhuchar
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

11Letter20191020Anne-Marie Duff continues Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in the very near future - a future a little, but not quite like our own.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage.

Today: the wife of police marksman, John Branner, writes her husband a letter... for the last time.

Reader: Richard Goulding
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Anne-Marie Duff continues Cynan Jones' gripping series set in the very near future.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

11Letter2019102020210314 (R4)Anne-Marie Duff continues Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in the very near future - a future a little, but not quite like our own.

Water is commodified and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage.

Today: the wife of police marksman, John Branner, writes her husband a letter... for the last time.

Reader: Richard Goulding
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

Anne-Marie Duff continues Cynan Jones' gripping series set in the very near future.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

12Patrol2019102720210321 (R4)Richard Goulding concludes Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in the very near future - a future a little, but not quite like our own.

Water is scarce and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And out in the field beyond the city stands police marksman, John Branner - his job is to protect the train. But as the train advances, a light flickers on his scanner What or who is out there?

Reader: Richard Goulding
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

The final part of Cynan Jones' gripping series set in the very near future.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.

12Patrol20191027Richard Goulding concludes Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in the very near future - a future a little, but not quite like our own.

Water is scarce and the Water Train that feeds the city is increasingly at risk of sabotage. And out in the field beyond the city stands police marksman, John Branner - his job is to protect the train. But as the train advances, a light flickers on his scanner... What or who is out there?

Reader: Richard Goulding
Writer: Cynan Jones
Producer: Justine Willett
Music: Original music by Kirsten Morrison

The final part of Cynan Jones' gripping series set in the very near future.

Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in a future a little, but not quite, like our own.