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Step Right Up

Episode 3 of 3

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 03 September 2009

'Step Right Up' is the next in the series of stories inspired by the distinctive world created by the legendary musician Tom Waits - a sleazy world peopled by down-at-heel characters on the edge of society, outcasts and deadbeats, hobos and grifters. Huge Waits fan and acclaimed Scottish author Ian Rankin has written a powerful tale, packed with intrigue and menace, set in a London market. A young Jack-the-Lad finds himself taken under the wing of a London market trader, known locally as Saviour. Soon he begins to wonder how his mentor got his name.

Reader: Dominic Cooper.

Produced by Justine Willett.


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