The Time Being 6 Part 2

Two more stories from this season of The Time Being – which provides a showcase for new voices, none of whom have been previously broadcast. .


In the ‘anni di piombo’ (Years of Lead), groups such as Lotta Continua, Prima Linea and Brigate Rosso (Red Brigades) are active, and Italian cities are tense places to be. In Rome 1977, an ordinary young woman seems more than curious about the daily routines of a lawyer and academic.

Writer: C.D Rose
Reader: Bryony Hannah

Spells For Love

A tale of love, loss and white magic. Sybil will do everything in her power to see that her daughter Lucia falls in love.

Writer: Melissa Lee-Houghton
Reader: Ruth Gemmell

More on the writer Melissa Lee-Houghton

First Broadcast:

Friday 24th & 31st January 2014 at 15:45 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Jon Calver
Producer: Jeremy Osborne
Executive Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Holocene by Bon Iver & Love More by Sharon Van Etten

Share this production: