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01Parlez Vous20150626
01Parlez Vous20150626

The first of three specially-commissioned tales by Julie Mayhew - her first stories for radio - taking their inspiration not only from the Rapunzel story made familiar by the Brothers Grimm, but also from some of the traditional European tales that influenced them.

In modern settings, each story features a girl with a tall tower of her own and the possibilities of an open window...

Episode 1: Parlez Vous

Poised to begin an adventure of her own, a young woman considers the story of her mother who - aged seven -began speaking spontaneously in a foreign language.

Julie Mayhew has written three plays for radio, including A Shoebox Of Snow which was nominated for Best Drama at the BBC Audio Drama Awards in 2012. Her first novel, Red Ink (2013), was nominated for the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal. Her second, The Big Lie, will be published in the summer of 2015. Julie is a founder and host of the short story cabaret, The Berko Speakeasy.

Reader: Emerald O'Hanrahan

Produced by Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

The first of three specially-commissioned tales by Julie Mayhew - her first stories for radio - taking their inspiration not only from the Rapunzel story made familiar by the Brothers Grimm, but also from some of the traditional European tales that influenced them.

Julie Mayhew has written three plays for radio, including A Shoebox Of Snow which was nominated for Best Drama at the BBC Audio Drama Awards in 2012. Her first novel, Red Ink (2013), was nominated for the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal. Her second, The Big Lie, will be published in the summer of 2015. Julie is a founder and host of the short story cabaret, The Berko Speakeasy.

Produced by Jeremy Osborne

01Parlez Vous2015062620200815 (R4)The first of three specially-commissioned tales by Julie Mayhew - her first stories for radio - taking their inspiration not only from the Rapunzel story made familiar by the Brothers Grimm, but also from some of the traditional European tales that influenced them.

In modern settings, each story features a girl with a tall tower of her own and the possibilities of an open window…

Episode 1: Parlez Vous
Poised to begin an adventure of her own, a young woman considers the story of her mother who - aged seven -began speaking spontaneously in a foreign language.

Julie Mayhew has written three plays for radio, including A Shoebox Of Snow which was nominated for Best Drama at the BBC Audio Drama Awards in 2012. Her first novel, Red Ink (2013), was nominated for the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal. Her second, The Big Lie, will be published in the summer of 2015. Julie is a founder and host of the short story cabaret, The Berko Speakeasy.

Reader: Emerald O'Hanrahan

Produced by Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

By Julie Mayhew. A young woman thinks of the strange story of her mother's childhood.

Short stories by Julie Mayhew, inspired by Rapunzel and other traditional European tales.

02A Shaggy Bob Story20150703
02A Shaggy Bob Story20150703The second of three specially-commissioned tales by Julie Mayhew - her first stories for radio - taking their inspiration not only from the Rapunzel story made familiar by the Brothers Grimm, but also from some of the traditional European tales that influenced them.

In modern settings, each story features a girl with a tall tower of her own and the possibilities of an open window...

Episode 2: A Shaggy Bob Story

A story of very long hair - and head lice.

Julie Mayhew has written three plays for radio, including A Shoebox Of Snow which was nominated for Best Drama at the BBC Audio Drama Awards in 2012. Her first novel, Red Ink (2013), was nominated for the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal. Her second, The Big Lie, will be published in the summer of 2015. Julie is a founder and host of the short story cabaret, The Berko Speakeasy.

Reader: Julie Mayhew

Produced by Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

02A Shaggy Bob Story2015070320200822 (R4)The second of three specially-commissioned tales by Julie Mayhew - her first stories for radio - taking their inspiration not only from the Rapunzel story made familiar by the Brothers Grimm, but also from some of the traditional European tales that influenced them.

In modern settings, each story features a girl with a tall tower of her own and the possibilities of an open window...

Episode 2: A Shaggy Bob Story
A story of very long hair - and head lice.

Julie Mayhew has written three plays for radio, including A Shoebox Of Snow which was nominated for Best Drama at the BBC Audio Drama Awards in 2012. Her first novel, Red Ink (2013), was nominated for the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal. Her second, The Big Lie, will be published in the summer of 2015. Julie is a founder and host of the short story cabaret, The Berko Speakeasy.

Reader: Julie Mayhew

Produced by Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

By Julie Mayhew. A story of very long hair - and head lice.

Short stories by Julie Mayhew, inspired by Rapunzel and other traditional European tales.

03The Switch20150710
03The Switch20150710The last of three specially-commissioned tales by Julie Mayhew - her first stories for radio - taking their inspiration not only from the Rapunzel story made familiar by the Brothers Grimm, but also from some of the traditional European tales that influenced them.

In modern settings, each story features a girl with a tall tower of her own and the possibilities of an open window...

Episode 3: The Switch

Set in the not-too-distant future, a woman sits watching events on 'Earth'. But who is the crying girl with the crazy hair?

Julie Mayhew has written three plays for radio, including A Shoebox Of Snow which was nominated for Best Drama at the BBC Audio Drama Awards in 2012. Her first novel, Red Ink (2013), was nominated for the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal. Her second, The Big Lie, will be published in the summer of 2015. Julie is a founder and host of the short story cabaret, The Berko Speakeasy.

Reader: Indira Varma

Produced by Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

The last of three specially-commissioned tales by Julie Mayhew - her first stories for radio - taking their inspiration not only from the Rapunzel story made familiar by the Brothers Grimm, but also from some of the traditional European tales that influenced them.

Julie Mayhew has written three plays for radio, including A Shoebox Of Snow which was nominated for Best Drama at the BBC Audio Drama Awards in 2012. Her first novel, Red Ink (2013), was nominated for the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal. Her second, The Big Lie, will be published in the summer of 2015. Julie is a founder and host of the short story cabaret, The Berko Speakeasy.

Reader: Indira Varma

Produced by Jeremy Osborne

03The Switch2015071020200829 (R4)The last of three specially-commissioned tales by Julie Mayhew - her first stories for radio - taking their inspiration not only from the Rapunzel story made familiar by the Brothers Grimm, but also from some of the traditional European tales that influenced them.

In modern settings, each story features a girl with a tall tower of her own and the possibilities of an open window...

Episode 3: The Switch
Set in the not-too-distant future, a woman sits watching events on ‘Earth’. But who is the crying girl with the crazy hair?

Julie Mayhew has written three plays for radio, including A Shoebox Of Snow which was nominated for Best Drama at the BBC Audio Drama Awards in 2012. Her first novel, Red Ink (2013), was nominated for the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal. Her second, The Big Lie, will be published in the summer of 2015. Julie is a founder and host of the short story cabaret, The Berko Speakeasy.

Reader: Indira Varma

Produced by Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

By Julie Mayhew. Who - on \u2018Earth' - is the crying girl with the crazy hair?

Short stories by Julie Mayhew, inspired by Rapunzel and other traditional European tales.