A specially commissioned short story by John Bennett about a young teenager who likes to dream about winning the lottery. Read by Joe Tremain.
A Series Of Specially Commissioned Short Stories In Which Writers Were Asked To Explore The Appeal And fatal attraction of 'lucky numbers' in any aspect of life, from lottery tickets and birthdays to mathematics and magic.
By James Meek.
Nigel Lindsay reads a story set in post-Soviet era Kiev.
By Alan Garner, read by Robert Powell.
A moving tale of first love, mathematics, irrational numbers and the idea of eternity.
By John Bennett, read by Joe Tremain.
A story which features a young teenager who likes to dream about winning the lottery.
By Erica Wagner, read by Fiona Shaw.
A haunting tale of magic and the unexpected power of wishes.
The Missing Link
By David Almond, read by Colin Maclachlan.
The cruelty of the playground is confronted by what may be proof of the power of prayer, or hope, or fear.