Day To Day Dilemmas Of Modern Martyrs

Five original stories by Morven Crumlish that reflect the ironies and contradictions as well as the pleasures of contemporary living.

The True Story Of The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Who says the princesses spent their time dancing all night? A soldier is exposed to the truth in this quirky reworking of the traditional fairy-tale.

Reader: Shirley Henderson

You See Patterns When You Close Your Eyes

A young woman starts work for a blind poet and becomes absorbed in a strange new world.

Reader: Daniela Nardini

Day To Day Dilemmas Of Modern Martyrs

After a day spent consoling and listening to a stressed-out single mum, Rebecca sets about addressing some issues of her own.

Reader: Neve McIntosh

The Big The Beautiful Nanda Gray'

Nanda Gray is a singer: a big lady with a big personality. But the dressing room can be a lonesome place. Waiting offstage she reflects on her life and loves before stepping into the limelight for her ‘twentieth anniversary’ performance.

Reader: Lorelei King


Pressed into service as a bridesmaid, Jenny almost expected to be miserable. But weird scenes follow at this gay wedding.

Reader: Siobhan Redmond

First Broadcast:

First broadcast: Monday - Friday, 28th January-1st February 2008 at 15:30 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Morven Crumlish
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Jon Calver
Producers: Rosalynd Ward & Marilyn Imrie
Executive Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Twelve Dancing Princesses by Don McGlashan & performed by Anemos

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