Goodnight, Vienna

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01The Last Train20141221

A multi-contributor series of specially-commissioned radio stories about this most beguiling of cities. To the outsider, Vienna can be a state of mind as much as an actual place.

Episode 1 (of 3): The Last Train by Jo Baker

Vienna 1939. Leah is hurried through the streets by her mother to try and catch the last Kindertransport (the means by which thousands of children were evacuated from mainland Europe) out of the city.

Jo Baker was educated at Oxford and Queen's University, Belfast. She is the author of several novels, most recently 'Longbourn' in 2013. Jo lives in Lancaster.

Reader: Bryony Hannah

Produced by Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

02Jonke's Schnitzel20141228

A multi-contributor series of specially-commissioned radio stories about this most beguiling of cities. To the outsider, Vienna can be a state of mind as much as an actual place.

Episode 2 (of 3): Jonke's Schnitzel by James Hopkin

The Narrenturm, or Tower Of Fools, was once the principal mental asylum in Vienna. It has now been reopened. But to what purpose?

James Hopkin's short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, including The Mural At Frau Krauser's, A Georgian Trilogy and A Dalmatian Trilogy, which was broadcast in 2012. He is currently working on his second novel.

Reader: Tim McInnerny

Produced by Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

03A Bird In Vienna20150104

A multi-contributor series of specially-commissioned radio stories about this most beguiling of cities. To the outsider, Vienna can be a state of mind as much as an actual place.

Episode 3 (of 3): A Bird In Vienna by Louise Stern

An old woman in America remembers a moment from her Viennese childhood in the 1930s.

Louise Stern grew up in Fremont, California and is the fourth generation of her family to be born deaf. She now lives and works in London as an artist and writer. Chattering, her first collection of short stories, was published in 2010. The Electric Box, her first commission for radio, featured in the series 'Where Were You...' in 2012. Her experimental showcase, Latido, was broadcast in 2013.

Reader: Eleanor Bron

Produced by Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.