Grounded

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01The Silt Path20141109

A series of three specially commissioned stories taking our relationship with the land beneath our feet as a starting point.

The first story, The Silt Path by Togara Muzanenhamo, is set on a farm in Zimbabwe where the author grew up and is told from the perspective of an elderly farm labourer.

Read by Togara Muzanenhamo

Directed by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

02Are You Listening?20141116

The second of three specially commissioned stories taking our relationship with the land beneath our feet as their starting point. 'Are You Listening?' by Laura Beatty takes place in a former mining community in Northumberland, not far from Newcastle.

Read by Joe Caffrey

Directed by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

03 LASTDreamland20141123

A series of specially commissioned stories - each taking our relationship with the land beneath our feet as a starting point. In 'Dreamland' by the Guyanese writer Fred D'Aguiar, the lack of land and the craving for space is the driving force which is overwhelmed by the events of the story.

Read by David Ajao

Commissioned for radio by Ellah Allfrey

Directed by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

19981218

By Elizabeth Baines.

A series of letters sent over the years at CHRISTMAS from Janet to her old friend Pam.

A gentle satire charting two broken marriages, delinquent children and a letter-writer's tragicomic attempts to retain control in a chaotic and uncontrollable life.

With Helen Atkinson Wood.

Director Diane Whitely.