Mythologies

Short stories by new writers, exploring classical myths in a modern setting.

Episodes

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by Mark Czanik. On his regular walks with his child, a man becomes obsessed with a woman.

0102Orpheus And Eurydice2002061120030727

By Kate Grunstein. After an accidental collision with a mysterious stranger on a horse, Eurydice finds herself in a mental hospital from where her boyfriend attempts to remove her. Read by Justine Waddell

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by Kate Cameron. A 13-year-old girl is the subject of a tug of love.

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by Mary Jones.

A fresh slant on the mythical figure of Odysseus.

Penelope, his wife, is left at home while he goes off to fight in the Trojan wars.

In this version, she emerges as a powerful woman in her own right, who does far more at home than just wait.

Read by Patricia Hodge