Where Were You?

Five specially-commissioned tales woven around a significant historical event.

The Electric Box

It is the late 1980s and Ricky looks on as his family host a Fourth of July barbecue.

Writer: Louise Stern
Reader: Nathan Nolan


It’s 1986, and it seems that the Cold War has reached the Highlands of Scotland…

Writer: Simon Stephenson
Reader: David Carlyle

The Indivisible

It’s 14 April 1932. In Cambridge, Cockcroft and Walton are splitting a lithium atom. But elsewhere, a mother’s world is splitting apart.

Writer: Nick Walker
Reader: Hattie Morahan

The Sandy

A beach bum hears about the shooting at his sister’s school: Columbine.

Writer: Toby Litt
Reader: Ryan McCluskey

Solo, A Cappella

An African girl finds herself in the heart of the Tottenham riots.

Writers: Alison MacLeod
Reader: Daniel Kaluuya

First Broadcast:

Sunday 9th/16th/23rd/30th September/7th October 2012 at 19:45 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Jon Calver
Producer: Jeremy Osborne
Executive Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Music For Students And Their Friends by Angelica Negron & performed by Arturo En El Barco (Candy Tucker and Lisa Mattes), Agents Of Fortune by A Bouchard/Patti Smith & performed by Blue Oyster Cult & A Hymn For the World: Gloria in D, R. 589: Domine Deus by Antonio Vivaldi & performed by Andrea Bocelli, Cecilia Bartoli, Coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung, Norbert Balasch & Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia

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