Fantasies And Flipsides

A week of contemporary short stories.

Episodes

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20040912

The In-Law and The Mysterious Anxiety of Them and Us

By Ben Okri

Two unsettling stories from this Booker Prize-winning writer.

The In-Law explores mistaken identity, and The Mysterious Anxiety of Them and Us explores themes of paranoia and guilt.

Read by Colin McFarlane

Followed by Sailing By.

20040919

Swallows

Short story by Catherine Mant.

A maid's attempts to set up an assignation with a dashing stable lad are interrupted. Read by Emily Chennery.

Followed by Sailing By.

01Keep Mum20030428

By Michele Roberts.

A poignant study of a less than ideal mother-and-daughter relationship.

Read by Eleanor Bron

01Keep Mum20030428

By Michele Roberts.

A poignant study of a less than ideal mother-and-daughter relationship.

Read by Eleanor Bron

02Remote Control20030429

by Polly Samson.

Harry seems to be keener on his TV than his family, according to the loquacious feline Cato.

02Remote Control20030429

by Polly Samson.

Harry seems to be keener on his TV than his family, according to the loquacious feline Cato.

03The In-law - And - The Mysterious Anxiety Of Them And Us2003043020040912

By Ben Okri

Two unsettling stories from this Booker Prize-winning writer.

The In-Law explores mistaken identity, and The Mysterious Anxiety of Them and Us explores themes of paranoia and guilt.

Read by Colin Mcfarlane

03The In-law - And - The Mysterious Anxiety Of Them And Us2003043020040912

By Ben Okri

Two unsettling stories from this Booker Prize-winning writer.

The In-Law explores mistaken identity, and The Mysterious Anxiety of Them and Us explores themes of paranoia and guilt.

Read by Colin Mcfarlane

04Swallows2003050120040919

by Catherine Mant.

A maid's attempts to set up an assignation with a dashing stable lad are interrupted.

Read by Emily Chennery

04Swallows2003050120040919

by Catherine Mant.

A maid's attempts to set up an assignation with a dashing stable lad are interrupted.

Read by Emily Chennery

05 LASTA Bolivian Fable20030502

By Niall Williams.

A young man dreams of a prosperous future, but commits a shocking act to achieve it.

A story of faith, read by Stephen Hogan

05 LASTA Bolivian Fable20030502

By Niall Williams.

A young man dreams of a prosperous future, but commits a shocking act to achieve it.

A story of faith, read by Stephen Hogan