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Divided We Stand

Short Cuts, Series 1 Episode 2 of 4

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 17 January 2012

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 second edition of this series, 'Divided we Stand', we hear stories of separation - political, personal and playful. From the story of a singing airman in World War Two, and his feelings about the class divide to a classic tale of unrequited love between an animated cat and mouse, Ignatz and Krazy Kat. We eavesdrop on a breakdown of communication between a Nigerian woman and an Irishman and listen to the lilting musicality of a litany of peace walls and separation barriers from around the world.

Produced by Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.


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