Made In Bristol

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01Birdsong Man2012040620150712 (R4)

In the first of a series of specially commissioned sound stories from the More Than Words Festival in Bristol, Paul Mundell reads Birdsong Man by Timothy X Atack. Every morning, out in the forest, an hour before dawn, Birdsong Man fixes microphones to the trees and in between the rocks. And every night, in the lonely hours, he gets a phone call asking for his progress. Who are the recordings for, and why has he been asked to make them?

Timothy X Atack is a scriptwriter, film director and musician who makes fictions for stage, screen, audio and installation in which music and sound are integral to the storytelling. He's in a band called Angel Tech and is co-founder of performance group Sleepdogs.

Producer: Sara Davies.

By Timothy X Atack. Who is Birdsong Man making his recordings for, and why?

02Reality Check2012041320150719 (R4)

Three short pieces of flash fiction by Tania Hershman linked by the theme of science.

Tania Hershman's three short pieces of flash fiction commissioned for the More Than Words Festival in Bristol are linked by the theme of science. A professor confronts a childhood ghost during a storm at sea; a scientist is visited in the lab by a character from fiction; and a group of biochemists find themselves the life and soul of a party.

Tania Hershman writes short stories, poetry and flash fiction, is writer in residence at the Science Faculty at Bristol University and has a second short story collection, My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions coming out shortly.

Producer: Sara Davies.

03Hood2012042020150726 (R4)

By Edson Burton. Atmospheric story exploring the power of sound to drive the imagination.

A man walks through the city late at night. He hears footsteps, sees a figure behind him. It's dark, he's alone, and there's only one way this can end. Edson Burton has written a gripping, atmospheric story that explores the power of sound to drive the imagination.

Edson Burton is a poet, playwright, performer, storyteller and historian who has written five plays for BBC radio. Last Autumn a theatrical staging of his first poetry collection, Seasoned, opened in Bristol on the same night as his new play, Raising Kamila.

Producer: Sara Davies.

03 LASTHood20120420

A man walks through the city late at night. He hears footsteps, sees a figure behind him. It's dark, he's alone, and there's only one way this can end. Edson Burton has written a gripping, atmospheric story that explores the power of sound to drive the imagination.

Edson Burton is a poet, playwright, performer, storyteller and historian who has written five plays for BBC radio. Last Autumn a theatrical staging of his first poetry collection, Seasoned, opened in Bristol on the same night as his new play, Raising Kamila.

Producer: Sara Davies.

By Edson Burton. Atmospheric story exploring the power of sound to drive the imagination.

AR01Rip Off2010042720121115 (BBC7)
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The tale of an accidental criminal who comes across a ticket machine in a charity shop.

The tale of an accidental career criminal, who comes across an old ticket machine in a charity shop and has an idea which will change his life forever. Read by Chris Bianchi.

Three short stories by Bristol based writers.

Chris Bianchi reads the first of three, 'Rip Off' by Rachel Bentham.

The tale of an accidental career criminal, who comes across an old ticket machine in a charity shop and has an idea.

This idea is to change his life forever.

Produced by Beatrice Fenton.

By Rachel Bentham.

The tale of an accidental career criminal.

By Rachel Bentham. An accidental career criminal comes across an old ticket machine.

By Rachel Bentham. An accidental career criminal comes across an old ticket machine in a charity shop, and has an idea which will change his life forever. Read by Chris Bianchi.

AR02The Boys In Black2010042820121116 (BBC7)
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On a drizzly 'A' road, Sheila's extraordinary encounter seems to make time stand still.

On a drizzly 'A' road and full of despair, Sheila's extraordinary encounter seems to make time stand still. Read by the writer.

Three short stories by Bristol based writers.

In the second of three, Sheila Hannon reads her own writing, 'The Boys in Black'.

On a drizzly A road, wearing pink lipstick and dark glasses and the closest to despair she's ever been, Sheila has an extraordinary encounter which appears to make time stand still.

Produced by Beatrice Fenton.

By Sheila Hannon.

An extraordinary encounter on a drizzly A road.

By Sheila Hannon. Sheila's extraordinary encounter seems to make time stand still.

By Sheila Hannon. On a drizzly A-road and full of despair, Sheila's extraordinary encounter seems to make time stand still. Read by the writer.

AR03 LASTHidden Depths2010042920121119 (BBC7)
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Three short stories by Bristol based writers.

Joe Sims reads the last in the series, 'Hidden Depths' by Dann Casswell.

In the early hours of the morning, two friends don dry suits in Bristol city centre, and embark on a subterranean adventure, by canoe, beneath the city's streets.

Produced by Beatrice Fenton.

By Dann Casswell.

A canoe trip at 3am, beneath the city's streets.

Read by Joe Sims.

Three friends take a canoe trip at 3 in the morning - beneath Bristol's city centre.

Three friends take a subterranean canoe trip at 3 o'clock in the morning - beneath the streets of Bristol's city centre. Read by Joe Sims.

By Dann Casswell. Three friends take a subterranean canoe trip at 3am beneath Bristol.

By Dann Casswell. Three friends take a subterranean canoe trip at 3am, beneath the streets of Bristol's city centre. Read by Joe Sims.