Sleepers

Five stories set on overnight trains.

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20060423

A series of stories set on board overnight trains.

1/5. To Sleep, To Dream

By Susan Elderkin, read by Tom Goodman-Hill.

A British ex-pat takes a train from Shanghai to Beijing to escape both his insomnia and his now pregnant Chinese girlfriend.

Producer Gaynor Macfarlane.

Then Sailing By.

20060430

A series of stories set on board overnight trains.

2/5. I Take My Heart Out When I Sleep

By Candia McWilliam, read by Ralph Riach.

A night travelling through snow, going North, reveals the generations to one another; or perhaps it does the opposite.

Producer Gaynor Macfarlane.

Then Sailing By.

20060507

A series of stories set on board overnight trains.

3/5. The 10.15 to Bucharest

By Louise Welsh, read by Liam Brennan.

A Gothic tale set on the overnight train from Vienna to Bucharest, where nothing is quite what it seems.

Producer Gaynor Macfarlane.

Then Sailing By.

20060514

A series of stories set on board overnight trains.

4/5. This Reporter

By Nick Walker, read by Michael Feast.

A reporter and his sound recordist, Brian, are travelling through a war zone seeking a story for their next bulletin - without fully understanding the unfolding situation.

Producer Gaynor Macfarlane.

Then Sailing By.

20060521

Five stories set on overnight trains. 5/5. At the End of the Day, by Andrew O'Hagan. A man returning home from Glasgow to Euston carries a strange gift for his newborn daughter. Then Sailing By.

AR01To Sleep, To Dream2005021420060423

By Susan Elderkin.

A British ex-pat takes a train from Shanghai to Beijing to escape both his insomnia and his now pregnant Chinese girlfriend.

Read by Tom Goodman-hill

AR01To Sleep, To Dream2005021420060423

By Susan Elderkin.

A British ex-pat takes a train from Shanghai to Beijing to escape both his insomnia and his now pregnant Chinese girlfriend.

Read by Tom Goodman-hill

AR02I Take My Heart Out When I Sleep2005021520060430

By Candia McWilliam, read by Ralph Riach.

A night travelling through snow, going North, reveals the generations to one another; or perhaps it does the opposite.

Producer Gaynor Macfarlane

AR02I Take My Heart Out When I Sleep2005021520060430

By Candia McWilliam, read by Ralph Riach.

A night travelling through snow, going North, reveals the generations to one another; or perhaps it does the opposite.

Producer Gaynor Macfarlane

AR03The 10.15 To Bucharest2005021620060507

By Louise Welsh, read by Liam Brennan.

A Gothic tale set on the overnight train from Vienna to Bucharest, where nothing is quite what it seems.

Producer Gaynor Macfarlane

AR03The 10.15 To Bucharest2005021620060507

By Louise Welsh, read by Liam Brennan.

A Gothic tale set on the overnight train from Vienna to Bucharest, where nothing is quite what it seems.

Producer Gaynor Macfarlane

AR04This Reporter2005021720060514

By Nick Walker, read by Michael Feast.

A reporter and his sound recordist, Brian, are travelling through a war zone seeking a story for their next bulletin - without fully understanding the unfolding situation.

Producer Gaynor Macfarlane

AR04This Reporter2005021720060514

By Nick Walker, read by Michael Feast.

A reporter and his sound recordist, Brian, are travelling through a war zone seeking a story for their next bulletin - without fully understanding the unfolding situation.

Producer Gaynor Macfarlane

AR05 LASTAt The End Of The Day2005021820060521

by Andrew O'hagan.

A man returning home from Glasgow to Euston carries a strange gift for his newborn daughter.

AR05 LASTAt The End Of The Day2005021820060521

by Andrew O'hagan.

A man returning home from Glasgow to Euston carries a strange gift for his newborn daughter.