8.51 To Brighton

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01Along The Line2012072220140427

A series of short stories written by new writers to radio. Each writer has taken the 8.51 to Brighton and given the journey their own twist, introducing us to characters whose lives have changed by taking that particular train.

Episode 1 of 3: Along the Line by Alison Fisher.

This is the story of generations following in each others footsteps. How journeys are repeated time after time and extraordinary things happen in unextraordinary ways. The 8.51 to Brighton has meant more to the family in Alison Fisher's story than they will ever know.

Read by Deborah Findlay and recorded in front of an audience at The Old Courtroom as part of 2012's Brighton Festival. The stories are introduced by Lynne Truss.

Director: Celia De Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

By Alison Fisher. The 8.51 to Brighton has meant more to one family than they'll ever know

02Anywhere Else2012072920140504

By Tam Hoskyns. A man begins to unravel who he is and where he is actually going.

A series of short stories written by new writers to radio. Each writer has taken the 8.51 to Brighton and given the journey their own twist, introducing us to characters whose lives have changed by taking that particular train.

Episode 2 of 3: Anywhere Else by Tam Hoskyns

This is the story of a man who travels with a case full of complications and it is on this journey that he begins to unravel who he really is and hopefully where he is actually going. A cathartic tale read by James Fleet.

Recorded in front of an audience at The Old Courtroom as part of 2012's Brighton Festival.

The stories are introduced by Lynne Truss.

Director: Celia De Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

03 LASTHousekeeping2012080520140511

A series of short stories written by new writers to radio. Each writer has taken the 8.51 to Brighton and given the journey their own twist, introducing us to characters whose lives have changed by taking that particular train.

Episode 3 of 3: Housekeeping by Vanessa Gebbie

Everyone is a stranger on a train. But none more strange than the heroine in Vanessa Gebbie's wonderfully unnerving tale Housekeeping. Who is this woman and why is she following this man? Surely it's a strange way for a housekeeper to behave?

Read by Lesley Sharp.

Recorded in front of an audience at The Old Courtroom as part of 2012's Brighton Festival.

The stories are introduced by Lynne Truss.

Director: Celia De Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

By Vanessa Gebbie. Why is the strange woman in this unnerving tale following a man?