A Georgian Trilogy

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

First Broadcast:

Tuesday - Thursday, 2nd-4th February 2010 at 15:30 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

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

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