The Time Being 3

Electric and eclectic. Five original stories by brand new writers to radio.


On a family holiday in Tuscany, a teenage boy views his parents with all the scorn he can muster.

Writer: Joe Dunthorne
Reader: Matt Green

The Second Chance

Reprieved after eleven years in prison for a crime he did not commit, a young man finds his first day of freedom isn’t quite what he expected.

Writer: Jill McGivering
Reader: Amit Shah


In the midst of life the inhabitants of a remote Scottish island develop a singular response to death.

Writer: E J Patience
Reader: Annette Crosbie

Mr Kuan-Ti

A grandfather’s tall tale haunts a young boy’s imaginings far into manhood. It sounds crazy, but all the same…

Writer: Joanna Berry
Reader: Paul Panting

Yuki and Cyrus Take on the World

Teen spirit ignites when Yuki and Cyrus bare their tortured souls upon a bigger stage.

Writer: Shaun Manning
Reader: Siobhan Redmond

First Broadcast:

Monday - Friday, 23rd-27th April 2007 at 15:30 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Jon Calver
Producer: Lisa Osborne
Executive Producer: Karen Rose

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