Five stories which have been taken over by writers who just can’t resist the urge to be different; with an open brief to forget the usual rules, let their hair down and have their wicked way with the short story…
The Proceedings of that Night
Up a lonely lane in the back of beyond, an actor enters an unmanned studio to read a ghost story.
Writer: Lynne Truss
Reader: Will Keen
Why My Grandmother Learned to Play the Flute
Over a long summer holiday a young girl hears her grandmother’s story in sound.
Writer: Scarlet Thomas
Reader: Flora Montgomery
Out Of Character
It’s an unnerving experience for a writer when his characters begin to come off the page and take charge of their own destinies…
Writer: Philip Ardagh
Readers: Mark Heap & Will Keen
A High Profile
On a cold night in New York City a virgin writer listens to his story on the radio. It’s his fifteen minutes of fame.
Writers: Nick Walker
Reader: William Hootkins
A writer stares at the empty page and wishes for words. Perhaps a walk will give him inspiration… and where is Aristotle when you need him?
Writer: Julian Simpson
Readers: Mark Heap & William Hootkins
Sound Engineer: David Thomas
Producer: Lisa Osborne
Executive Producer: Karen Rose