A selection of brief encounters, true stories and found sound find a home in this new series for BBC Radio 4.
Nina Garthwaite, the founder of the public listening phenomenon 'In the Dark', presents a showcase for delightful and adventurous short documentaries.
In the first edition of Short Cuts, she delves into tales of misadventure - starting with a chance encounter on a train where a couple's absorption in the crossword disguises a possible hidden romance. And encompassing the writer Joe Dunthorne's reminiscences of his misspent gap year selling door to door in Australia.
From the charged atmosphere on the London underground to distorted visions on the top of a mountain - Nina navigates tales of love, loss and wild abandonment.
Produced by Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.