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01Adrift At The Athena20141130SHORTS: New writing. New writers.
The first of three Midlands Odysseys: short stories written in response to The Odyssey - transplanting episodes from Homer's epic to contemporary Midlands settings.
Ulysses Tate has been away for a long time and is trying to get home. At the Athena launderette, he meets a woman who shows him great kindness.
By Kit de Waal.
Producer: Mair Bosworth.
02The Two Penelopes20141207SHORTS: New writing. New writers.
The second of three Midlands Odysseys: short stories written by writers new to radio in response to The Odyssey - transplanting episodes from Homer's epic to contemporary West Midlands settings.
Penny volunteers at a Birmingham care home for the elderly to distract herself from the disappointments of her own life. She helps one of the residents to wind wool for an unusual knitting project...
By Natalie Haynes.
Producer: Mair Bosworth.
03 LASTUnderworld20141214SHORTS: New writing. New writers.
The third and final of our Midlands Odysseys series: short stories written by writers new to radio in response to The Odyssey - transplanting episodes from Homer's epic to contemporary West Midlands settings.
Buzz returns home to Birmingham, haunted by images of his time volunteering in a Laos hospital and by older, deeper loss.
By Richard House.
Producer: Mair Bosworth.

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