Travelling Light

Three tales from Tove Jansson, each focusing on a journey.


At five in the morning, Emily’s makes her shopping forays . But although June approaches, outside it is getting darker.

Reader: Claire Rushbrook

Foreign City

An old man, his memory fading, is on his way to visit his grandson when he breaks his flight at an unknown city. His son has arranged the journey, but the old man becomes confused and events carry him on a different path.

Reader: Timothy West

The Gulls

Arne has had a breakdown, so with his wife Elsa, they escape to a remote island so he can recuperate. But there is nothing peaceful about this wild and untamed landscape.

Reader: Alice Coulthard

First Broadcast:

Tuesday - Thursday, 25th-27th January 2011 at 15:30 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Tove Jansson
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: David Thomas
Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Arose by Thomas Newman

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