Where Were You When Kennedy Was Shot?

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01The Long Laneway20131115

The 22nd November 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most significant and shocking events in 20th century history, the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Most people know exactly where they were and what they were doing when the news hit. Inspired by this concept, three major writers give their own spin on that day through fictional stories of ordinary people as their lives are caught in that precise moment, perhaps even undergoing monumental changes in their own lives?

For most, TV and radio broke the news of JFK's assassination across the world, but for an Irish farmer it came from closer to home.

The Long Laneway by Colum McCann read by Des McAleer. Produced in Belfast by Morag Keating.

01The Long Laneway20131115

The 22nd November 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most significant and shocking events in 20th century history, the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Most people know exactly where they were and what they were doing when the news hit. Inspired by this concept, three major writers give their own spin on that day through fictional stories of ordinary people as their lives are caught in that precise moment, perhaps even undergoing monumental changes in their own lives?

For most, TV and radio broke the news of JFK's assassination across the world, but for an Irish farmer it came from closer to home.

The Long Laneway by Colum McCann read by Des McAleer. Produced in Belfast by Morag Keating.

For most, TV or radio broke the news of JFK across the world, but not for one Irish farmer

02The Levels20131122

The 22nd November marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most significant and shocking events in 20th century history, the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Most people know exactly where they were and what they were doing when the news hit. Inspired by this concept, three major writers give their own spin on that day through fictional stories of ordinary people as their lives are caught in that precise moment, perhaps even undergoing monumental changes in their own lives?

November 1963, in a cottage hospital a pregnant woman anxiously awaits news on her unborn child and her husband's tardy arrival.

"The Levels" by Ashley Pharoah

Read by Natascha McElhone and Hugo Speer

Produced by Gemma McMullan.

03 LASTThe Night My Dad Became English20131129

By Joseph O'Connor. JFK's death forces an Irishman to question his sense of identity.

The 22nd November marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most significant and shocking events in 20th century history, the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Most people know exactly where they were and what they were doing when the news hit. Inspired by this concept, three major writers give their own spin on that day through fictional stories of ordinary people as their lives are caught in that precise moment, perhaps even undergoing monumental changes in their own lives?

News of JFK's assassination forces Irishman, Eamon Conroy, to question his whole sense of identity.

The Night My Dad Became English by Joseph O'Connor.