Five writers let loose their animal instincts in specially commissioned short stories on a theme of Birds and Beasts.
A philanderer encounters a long forgotten mistress who appears to be turning into a goat.
Writer: Shena Mackay
Reader: Barbara Flynn
An unlikely encounter between a parakeet and an escaped vulture in Richmond Park.
Writer: Lynne Truss
Reader: Douglas Hodge
Hey Ho Silvo
A story of bereavement following the loss of a long lived and much loved pet.
Writer: Ruth Thomas
Reader: Anne Reid
A retelling of the fable of Wayland Smith – a follow up to Beowulf.
Writer: Tobias Hill
Reader: Samuel West
An adulterous relationship is undermined by a censorious pet dog.
Writers: Cat Weatherill
Reader: Nicola Walker
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Jon Calver
Producer: Lisa Osborne
Executive Producer: Karen Rose