The City Speaks

Series of short radio dramas based on Peter Ackroyd's specially commissioned short story in which the Virgin Mary makes an appearance in the City of London.

Episodes

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* Pushing - I Am Not You Are Not Me - Broken Chain20080319

Pushing

By Lin Coghlan.

On Virgin Day, a man pushes a fridge across the city.

Man....Jamie Foreman

Boy....Adam Arnold

2/3.

I Am Not You Are Not Me

By Mike Walker.

Jack has to confront the memory of the death of his wife.

With Jim Norton.

3/3.

Broken Chain

By Mark Norfolk.

On the day Bert is released from prison, Leon takes him to see the Virgin.

Bert....Jeffery Kissoon

Leon....Jimmy Akingbola

Jay....Sheri-An Davis

Wayne....Troy Glasgow

With Rachel Bavidge, John Dougall, Nitin Ganatra, Anthony Glennon, Tyronne Lewis, Peter Marinker, Liza Sadovy, Hilary Sesta, Simon Treves.

Music by David Pickvance.

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole, Jeremy Mortimer and Toby Swift

Yalda - Ayshe's Tale - Make Your Way20080320

More short radio dramas based on Peter Ackroyd's specially commissioned short story in which the Virgin Mary makes an appearance in the City of London.

1/3.

Yalda

By Mehrdad Seyf.

Just as she is about to go under on the operating table, Yalda remembers the key moments of her life.

Yalda....Adjoa Andoh

Paul....Nitin Ganatra

Surgeon....Simon Treves

2/3.

Ayshe's Tale

By Alison Joseph.

Surely all babies are miracles?

Ayshe....Elif Yesil

Sirkan....Taylan Halici

Halide....Eve Polycarpou

Teresa....Corinna Cunningham

3/3.

Make Your Way

By Nick Warburton.

Chris likes to walk across town.

But today a voice tells him to go underground.

Chris....Charlie Creed-Miles

Woman....Yazmin Lacey-Phillips

With Rachel Bavidge, John Dougall, Nitin Ganatra, Peter Marinker, Liza Sadovy, Simon Treves.

Music by David Pickvance.

Directed by Sam Hoyle, Steven Canny and Conor Lennon.