Time Being, The [Shorts]

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Mole Man20160115

By Matthew Abbott. After his girlfriend leaves, a man thinks about a strange cottage.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

Mole Man20160115

By Matthew Abbott. After his girlfriend leaves, a man thinks about a strange cottage.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

01Symphony Of Sighs By Karen Anstee2015051720200704 (R4)

A cellist sets off reluctantly to play at an outdoor concert.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

An orchestra cellist sets off to play at an outdoor concert with something less than enthusiasm.

Karen Anstee's short story read by Hugh Dennis.

Karen Anstee originally trained as a violinist at the Royal Academy of Music and in Boston, USA. Her experiences in the music industry have been the inspiration for a series of short stories. Karen graduated from the London Film School in 2012.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

01Symphony Of Sighs By Karen Anstee2015051720190529 (BBC7)

An orchestra 'cellist sets off to play at an outdoor concert with something less than enthusiasm.

Karen Anstee's short story read by Hugh Dennis.

Karen Anstee originally trained as a violinist at the Royal Academy of Music and in Boston, USA. Her experiences in the music industry have been the inspiration for a series of short stories. Karen graduated from the London Film School in 2012.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

A 'cellist sets off reluctantly to play at an outdoor concert.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

02The Summer Of Learning By Susmita Bhattarcharya2015052420190530 (BBC7)

A Welsh girl visits her father's family in India for the first time.

Susmita Bhattarcharya's short story read by Naomi Everson.

Susmita Bhattarcharya is from Mumbai, India. She received an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff University. Her debut novel, The Normal State of Mind, was published in March 2015. Her short stories have appeared in several literary journals internationally and in the UK. Susmita lives in Plymouth with her husband and two daughters.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

A Welsh girl visits India to meet her father's family.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

Susmita Bhattarcharya's short story is read by Naomi Everson.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

02The Summer Of Learning By Susmita Bhattarcharya2015052420200711 (R4)

A Welsh girl visits India to meet her father's family.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

A Welsh girl visits her father's family in India for the first time.

Susmita Bhattarcharya's short story is read by Naomi Everson.

Susmita Bhattarcharya is from Mumbai, India. She received an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff University. Her debut novel, The Normal State of Mind, was published in March 2015. Her short stories have appeared in several literary journals internationally and in the UK. Susmita lives in Plymouth with her husband and two daughters.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

03The Love Songs Of Foxes by Amber Lee Dodd2015053120200718 (R4)

A woman finds there are challenges in taking in her troubled brother when he is released on parole from prison.

Amber Lee Dodd's short story read by Tracy Wiles.

Amber Lee Dodd was a writer for the young playwrights programme at Chichester Festival Theatre. Her plays have featured at the Edinburgh Fringe, New Theatre Royal and the Minerva Theatre. She is currently studying an MA in Creative Writing at Chichester University and her debut children's novel, We Are Giants, is published in spring 2016.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

A woman takes in her troubled brother, newly-released from prison.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

03The Love Songs Of Foxes By Amber Lee Dodd2015053120190605 (BBC7)

A woman finds there are challenges in taking in her troubled brother when he is released on parole from prison.

Amber Lee Dodd's short story read by Tracy Wiles.

Amber Lee Dodd was a writer for the young playwrights programme at Chichester Festival Theatre. Her plays have featured at the Edinburgh Fringe, New Theatre Royal and the Minerva Theatre. She is currently studying an MA in Creative Writing at Chichester University and her debut children's novel, We Are Giants, is published in spring 2016.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

A woman takes in her troubled brother, newly-released from prison.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

04How To Conduct A Rishta Meeting By Nafisa Muhtadi20160108

By Nafisa Muhtadi. A woman shares her considerable experience of Rishta meetings.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

04How To Conduct A Rishta Meeting By Nafisa Muhtadi20160108

By Nafisa Muhtadi. A woman shares her considerable experience of Rishta meetings.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

06The Sandwich20160122

By Ben Pedroche. In a job he hates, Pan Wong can't wait for lunchtime. Read by Thom Tuck.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

06The Sandwich20160122

By Ben Pedroche. In a job he hates, Pan Wong can't wait for lunchtime. Read by Thom Tuck.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

0804How To Conduct A Rishta Meeting By Nafisa Muhtadi2016010820191229 (BBC7)
20191230 (BBC7)

Season 8 of the showcase for previously un-broadcast writers.

A woman shares her considerable experience of Rishta meetings, having by now met one or two potential husbands too many.

Sohm Kapila reads Nafisa Muhtadi's short story.

Nafisa Muhtadi is a writer based in the Black Country. She is part of the current cohort of Writing West Midlands’ Room 204 Writers Development Scheme. She graduated with a Masters in Creative Writing (Distinction) at Birmingham City University.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in January 2016.

By Nafisa Muhtadi. A woman shares her considerable experience of Rishta meetings.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.

Past series have brought new talent to a wider audience and provided a stepping stone for writers who have since gone on to enjoy further success on radio and in print - such as Tania Hershman, Heidi Amsinck, Sally Hinchcliffe, Joe Dunthorne and Rebecca F. John.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in January 2016.

0806The Sandwich2016012220200105 (BBC7)
20200106 (BBC7)

Season 8 of the showcase for previously un-broadcast writers

With no one to talk to and in a job that he hates, Pan Wong can’t wait for lunchtime.

Thom Tuck reads Ben Pedroche's short story.

Ben Pedroche writes fiction, and also blogs about his two passions - London and hip-hop music. He has published books related to London history, and lives south of the river with his wife and daughter.

Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in January 2016.

By Ben Pedroche. In a job he hates, Pan Wong can't wait for lunchtime. Read by Thom Tuck.

Radio 4 short stories. A showcase for new and original writing.