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
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
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
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