Ballads Of Thin Men

Three stories commissioned specially to mark Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday.

Dig Yourself

In 1965, in an alley outside the Savoy Hotel, Bob Dylan made a film of his song ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’. But elsewhere in the Savoy, Margaret is running late for her presentation.

Writer: Nick Walker
Reader: Sarah Hadland

The Night Ride

When the lights fuse in his Brooklyn apartment, Adrian sets out on a strange night time journey…

Writer: Simone Felice
Reader: Madeleine Potter

People Carry Roses

A fifteen-year-old boy tells the tale of how he lost and found his only Bob Dylan record.

Writer: Toby Litt
Reader: Matt Green

First Broadcast:

Tuesday - Thursday, 17th-19th May 2011 at 15:30 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: David Chilton & Jon Calver
Producer: Jeremy Osborne
Executive Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Ballad Of A Thin Man by Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues by Bob Dylan, String Quartet In E Minor (2nd Movement) by Sir Edward Elgar & performed by The Brodsky Quartet & Love Minus Zero/No Limit by Bob Dylan

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