Live From Durham

Stories by contemporary writers, performed live at Durham Literary Festival.

show more detailshow less detail

Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
AR01A Short Walk On The Cutting Edge2005101020070408

Stories by contemporary writers, performed live at Durham Literary Festival.

Written and read by Alan Plater.

A comic and partially true account of the author's attempt to go out and find a story where something actually happens.

AR02Mind The Gap2005101120070415

Written by Pat Barker.

Read by Ace Bhatt.

The award winning novelist's story explores a young British Muslim boy's experience of travelling from Yorkshire to London to watch the cricket with his father.

The boy's excitement turns to fear as he gets caught up in the enormous mass of people travelling on the Underground.

AR03The Street2005101220070422

By Julia Darling.

Read by Madeleine Moffatt.

A comic and poignant tale about Amy Steel - a tough, elderly woman from the North East, who doesn't suffer fools gladly and has lived in the same street all her life.

When a strange looking official comes knocking on her door she's not impressed with his news.

AR04Three Fevers2005101320070429

Written and read by Sean O'brien

One man's connection to a novel he's never read takes him back to a lost love affair by the sea and forward to his current relationship.

AR05 LASTThe Great Big Book Exchange2005101420070513

Written and read by Paul Magrs

Enchanting story about a woman and her grandson's obsession with reading novels.

The woman begins to exchange books via a book shop and begins to develop a unique relationship with the owner.