Stuart - A Life Backwards

By Alexander Masters, abridged by Libby Spurrier.

One weekday between 4 and 5pm the 12 year old Stuart transformed from a happy go lucky little boy into a nightmare Clockwork Orange figure.

This is that story.

It's funny, sad, strange.

The story of an unlikely friendship between a nerdy writer and a violent homeless drug addict with a bizarre take on everyday life.

Funny, sad, strange.

Narrator....Alexander Masters

Stuart....Mark Burley

Producer Matt Thompson

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01Stuart Cuts Loose20060116

By Alexander Masters, abridged by Libby Spurrier.

One weekday between 4 and 5pm the 12 year old Stuart transformed from a happy go lucky little boy into a nightmare Clockwork Orange figure.

This is that story.

It's funny, sad, strange.

The story of an unlikely friendship between a nerdy writer and a violent homeless drug addict with a bizarre take on everyday life.

Funny, sad, strange.

Narrator....Alexander Masters

Stuart....Mark Burley

Producer Matt ThompsonStuart has finally got himself sorted but typically he throws it all away to live in a local park and get drunk.

Why?

02The Post Office Job20060117

It goes wrong almost before it has begun and another five years of Stuart's life go up in a puff of cigarette smoke in a prison cell.

03Romance Of The Glue Sniffer20060118

Stuart is on three tins a day but someone still loves him.

A picnic by the river ends abruptly.

04The Day He Discovered Violence20060119

Schoolboy Stuart takes on his bullies in a festival of head butts, unleashing the violence within him.

05 LASTWhat Murdered The Boy I Was?20060120

Stuart has 'blown away' all the memories of childhood but Alexander relentlessly pursues the past to find out what went wrong.