Three stories by Morven Crumlish – commissioned specially for Radio 4 – inspired by the work of Edinburgh artist Phoebe Anna Traquair.
At the top of her ladder, painting her mural, an artist is adding detail to the robes of a priest: “a pomegranate and a bell…”
Reader: Gillian Kearney
The church is now a brickyard. A builder uncovers some of the neglected murals, and relives the life and death of his lost son.
Reader: Mark Bonnar
A Bowl Of Cherries
An events manager is beset by crises while organising a christening party at the former church.
Reader: Ashley Jensen
Writer: Morven Crumlish
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Jon Calver
Producer: Jeremy Osborne
Executive Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Vespro Della Beata Virgine by Claudio Monteverdi & performed by Claudio Monteverdi/John Eliot Gardiner and co & The Felice Brothers by The Felice Brothers