By Ivan Phillips The tale of Chanticleer and the fox retold for today.
A rural farmyard becomes an abandoned urban tower block where a hungry fox scavenges for scraps.
The hens are exotic parrots tended by an elderly and lonely widow who gives them the freedom of her derelict home.
A surreal and moving story which brings Chaucer right up to date.
The reader is Eileen Essell.