Cheltenham Festival Stories

Stories from the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Episodes

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AR01Love With Impediments2007060320071008
20090726 (R4)

Written and read by Hari Kunzru.

A futuristic story of consumerism gone mad and bad.

Five stories from the 2007 Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Written and read by Hari Kunzru.

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Written and read by Jon McGregor.

A brief holiday encounter takes hold of Elizabeth's imagination.

By Jon McGregor.

Five stories from the 2007 Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Readings

AR03Whisk Me Around2007061720071010
20090809 (R4)

Written and read by Julia Blackburn.

Bruce takes care of a wealthy old man's unusual final wish.

By Julia Blackburn.

AR04The Cruise20071011

Written and read by Anne Enright.

When Kate's parents went on a cruise, she realised they would die.

AR04The Cruise *2006060120090816

By Anne Enright.

When Kate's parents went on a cruise, she realised they would die.

Five stories from the 2007 Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Written and read by Anne Enright.

Five enchanting short stories by American writer Gina Ochsner, about people who feel that their lives are loose skins they've not quite grown into and which perhaps won't ever fit.

4/5.

When the Dark is Light Enough

The intriguing encounter between an obsessive crime scene investigator and a murdered Russian woman.

Read by Madlena Nedeva and Vicki Simon.

AR05 LASTTommy Sparkle's Bright Ideas20071012

Written and read by Biyi Bandele.

Mother starts praying when father comes up with another bright idea.

AR05 LASTTommy Sparkle's Bright Ideas *2006060820090823

By Biyi Bandele.

Mother starts praying when father comes up with another bright idea.

Five stories from the 2007 Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Written and read by Biyi Bandele.