Three specially commissioned stories by James Hopkin, inspired by his travels in Georgia in Autumn 2008.
A Peacock In Sulphur
Niko Pirosmani was one of Georgia’s greatest artists, but was it his art that killed him?
Reader: Allan Corduner
The Wurst Express From Kakheti
It is summer 2008 and an impoverished Georgian poet is living in Berlin for three months. He is not expecting to hear shattering news from his homeland…
Reader: Tom Goodman-Hill
The Soul Is Missing Fairy Tales
A tour bus of journalists, writers and artists breaks down on the infamous military highway from Vladikavkaz to Tbilisi. It is only nine days since the Russian army withdrew from parts of Georgia, but there are rumours of a return.
Reader: Ben Miles
Writer: James Hopkin
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Jon Calver
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
Executive Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Miniatures for String Orchestra: II. Suliko by The Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt