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0120201130An ex-offender gradually changes his life through his friendship with a photographer. Join Andrew and Karin taking 1000 photos of graffiti over the course of a year.

This first episode opens in a residential centre, where artist-in-residence Karin tries to engage Andrew in a project. He’s remained shut down since he arrived a few weeks ago but, when he learns Karin is a photographer, he starts to show an interest. He tells her he once took 1000 pictures of graffiti in Manchester but lost his camera before his last spell in prison.

Karin has an idea to get him moving again.

The series is based on a real-life friendship between documentary photographer Karin and ex-prisoner Andrew who, every Wednesday, walk miles together photographing pieces of graffiti in central Manchester. They discover a wealth of street art that helps them find a language through which to explore their very different lives. Over the course of a year, walking and talking through all weathers and seasons, we witness a deep friendship forming as Andrew gradually changes the course of his life.

This is a quiet story in praise of friendship, the city of Manchester, graffiti artists everywhere and the endless possibility of change.

Cast:
Karin …. Eve Shotton
Andrew …. Ciarán Griffiths
Joe …. Darren Kuppan
Maggie …. Melissa Jane Sinden

Original music by Matthew Fortunati
Story consultant: Karin Albinsson
Scripted and directed by Melanie Harris
Sound recordist: Louis Blatherwick
Sound designer: Joe Richardson

Executive producer: Jeremy Mortimer
A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4

Original music by Matthew Fortunati
Story consultant: Karin Albinsson
Scripted and directed by Melanie Harris
Sound recordist: Louis Blatherwick
Sound designer: Joe Richardson
Photograph by Jason Lock

0220201201An ex-offender gradually changes his life through his friendship with a photographer. Join Andrew and Karin taking 1000 photos of graffiti over the course of a year.

Karin and Andrew take a tram out towards Salford Quays and make their way to the arches under the tramline, a few stops before Media City. They find a dazzling feast of colourful graffiti that seems to stretch for miles. They are inspired to keep going.

The series is based on a real-life friendship between documentary photographer Karin and ex-prisoner Andrew who, every Wednesday, walk miles together photographing pieces of graffiti in central Manchester. They discover a wealth of street art that helps them find a language through which to explore their very different lives. Over the course of a year, walking and talking through all weathers and seasons, we witness a deep friendship forming as Andrew gradually changes the course of his life.

This is a quiet story in praise of friendship, the city of Manchester, graffiti artists everywhere and the endless possibility of change.

Cast:
Karin …. Eve Shotton
Andrew …. Ciarán Griffiths

Original music by Matthew Fortunati
Story consultant: Karin Albinsson
Scripted and directed by Melanie Harris
Sound recordist: Louis Blatherwick
Sound designer: Joe Richardson
Photograph by Jason Lock

Executive producer: Jeremy Mortimer
A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4

Original music by Matthew Fortunati
Story consultant: Karin Albinsson
Scripted and directed by Melanie Harris
Sound recordist: Louis Blatherwick
Sound designer: Joe Richardson

0320201202An ex-offender gradually changes his life through his friendship with a photographer. Join Andrew and Karin taking 1000 photos of graffiti over the course of a year.

Andrew decides it’s finally time to visit Ancoats, where he grew up. He’s worried about bumping into people from his past. But he knows there are tags to find and photograph. He starts to enjoy showing Karin some of his old haunts.

The series is based on a real-life friendship between documentary photographer Karin and ex-prisoner Andrew who, every Wednesday, walk miles together photographing pieces of graffiti in central Manchester. They discover a wealth of street art that helps them find a language through which to explore their very different lives. Over the course of a year, walking and talking through all weathers and seasons, we witness a deep friendship forming as Andrew gradually changes the course of his life.

This is a quiet story in praise of friendship, the city of Manchester, graffiti artists everywhere and the endless possibility of change.

Cast:
Karin …. Eve Shotton
Andrew …. Ciarán Griffiths
Maggie ….Melissa Jane Sinden

Original music by Matthew Fortunati
Story consultant: Karin Albinsson
Scripted and directed by Melanie Harris
Sound recordist: Louis Blatherwick
Sound designer: Joe Richardson

Executive producer: Jeremy Mortimer
A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4

0320201202An ex-offender gradually changes his life through his friendship with a photographer. Join Andrew and Karin taking 1000 photos of graffiti over the course of a year.

Andrew decides it’s finally time to visit Ancoats, where he grew up. He’s worried about bumping into people from his past. But he knows there are tags to find and photograph. He starts to enjoy showing Karin some of his old haunts.

The series is based on a real-life friendship between documentary photographer Karin and ex-prisoner Andrew who, every Wednesday, walk miles together photographing pieces of graffiti in central Manchester. They discover a wealth of street art that helps them find a language through which to explore their very different lives. Over the course of a year, walking and talking through all weathers and seasons, we witness a deep friendship forming as Andrew gradually changes the course of his life.

This is a quiet story in praise of friendship, the city of Manchester, graffiti artists everywhere and the endless possibility of change.

Cast:
Karin …. Eve Shotton
Andrew …. Ciarán Griffiths
Maggie ….Melissa Jane Sinden

Original music by Matthew Fortunati
Story consultant: Karin Albinsson
Scripted and directed by Melanie Harris
Sound recordist: Louis Blatherwick
Sound designer: Joe Richardson
Photograph by Jason Lock

Executive producer: Jeremy Mortimer
A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4

0420201203An ex-offender gradually changes his life through his friendship with a photographer. Join Andrew and Karin taking 1000 photos of graffiti over the course of a year.

It’s a big day for Andrew - a mental health tribunal to determine the level of support and supervision he must still receive. Karin is there to speak in support.

The series is based on a real-life friendship between documentary photographer Karin and ex-prisoner Andrew who, every Wednesday, walk miles together photographing pieces of graffiti in central Manchester. They discover a wealth of street art that helps them find a language through which to explore their very different lives. Over the course of a year, walking and talking through all weathers and seasons, we witness a deep friendship forming as Andrew gradually changes the course of his life.

This is a quiet story in praise of friendship, the city of Manchester, graffiti artists everywhere and the endless possibility of change.
Cast:
Karin …. Eve Shotton
Andrew …. Ciarán Griffiths
Solicitor …. Darren Kuppan
Social worker ….Melissa Jane Sinden

Original music by Matthew Fortunati
Story consultant: Karin Albinsson
Scripted and directed by Melanie Harris
Sound recordist: Louis Blatherwick
Sound designer: Joe Richardson
Photograph by Jason Lock

Executive producer: Jeremy Mortimer
A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4

Original music by Matthew Fortunati
Story consultant: Karin Albinsson
Scripted and directed by Melanie Harris
Sound recordist: Louis Blatherwick
Sound designer: Joe Richardson

0520201204An ex-offender gradually changes his life through his friendship with a photographer. Join Andrew and Karin taking 1000 photos of graffiti over the course of a year.

A day to celebrate - Andrew finally meets the son he hasn’t seen for over 20 years and the launch of the exhibition of his 1000 photographs goes down a storm.

The series is based on a real-life friendship between documentary photographer Karin and ex-prisoner Andrew who, every Wednesday, walk miles together photographing pieces of graffiti in central Manchester. They discover a wealth of street art that helps them find a language through which to explore their very different lives. Over the course of a year, walking and talking through all weathers and seasons, we witness a deep friendship forming as Andrew gradually changes the course of his life.

This is a quiet story in praise of friendship, the city of Manchester, graffiti artists everywhere and the endless possibility of change.

Cast:
Karin …. Eve Shotton
Andrew …. Ciarán Griffiths
Matthew …. Darren Kuppan
Café barista ….Melissa Jane Sinden

Original music by Matthew Fortunati
Story consultant: Karin Albinsson
Scripted and directed by Melanie Harris
Sound recordist: Louis Blatherwick
Sound designer: Joe Richardson
Photograph by Jason Lock

Executive producer: Jeremy Mortimer
A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4