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Short Works

Series 1

The Storyteller

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for years

In Julianne Pachico's specially commissioned short story, a Colombian summer's evening takes an unexpected turn. The reader is Joseph Balderrama. Show more

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The Volunteer

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

A young man goes to volunteer with a refugee rescue mission, leaving behind the complications of his own life in the UK. An original short work for radio by Anthony Anaxagorou. Show more

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The Bridgewalker

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

In Sarah Hall's specially commissioned short story for Radio 4, a local eccentric has an unnerving effect on a rural town in America's Northwest. Jamie Parker reads. Show more

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Joseph

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Story by David Szalay. Two men take up their customary positions by the waterside. One depends on the other because he is new to the 'job' and must learn. Read by Nyasha Hatendi. Show more

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My Chemo Brain

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

By Susmita Bhattacharya. Autobiographical, creative non-fiction about the challenges Susmita faced after breast cancer and, in particular, after chemotherapy. Show more

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Firecracker

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for 2 months

Fiery flash fiction for radio about magic bars, mojitos and house fires. By playwright Marietta Kirkbride. Read by Oliver Bardell. Show more

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Run

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 2 months

At a dinner party, a mother, adjusting to her daughter leaving home, meets a teenager who is just as lost as she is. A new short story by Ruth Thomas, read by Alexandra Mathie. Show more

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Series 1

The Curse

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

By Agnieszka Dale. Annie's condition leads her to utter exotic curses at those around her. Over a cabbage dinner of many colours, things come to a head with her in-laws. Show more

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Neighbours of Zero

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

By Peter Bradshaw. It is the allure and perils of roulette machines, as our narrator cooks up a new system to defy the odds. It lands him in trouble though. Read by Daniel Mays. Show more

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Granny Flat

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

By Cameron Raynes. While his son prepares to fly the nest, Dan's father is struggling in a nursing home. Dan wonders if there used to be more to life than this. Show more

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Clearing the Bones

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for 5 months

By acclaimed US writer Celeste Ng. A woman questions her sister's romantic choices. Has she given up art for love? Laurel Lefkow reads. Show more

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The Killers Come at Dusk

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Over one tense night in Malawi, an Irish couple must make a dangerous journey to a hospital in order to learn if their baby has contracted malaria. By Eoin O'Connor. Show more

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The Path Taken

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

By Emma Donoghue. When a mother becomes separated from her family during a hike, the police begin the search for the missing children. Show more

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Three Spins, a Wednesday

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

By Danny Denton. Bee spends her evening in the car, dropping off and picking up various family members, while her own thoughts inevitably circle back to an unspoken secret. Show more

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