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Episode 5

Written by Steve Boggan.

After hundreds of miles on the road, and quite a few hours in the bars of Arkansas, Steve Boggan finds himself on the home straight - and yet many of his final hours following the ten dollar bill are spent halfway up a tree trying not to sneeze.

Having been asked by a newspaper editor, several years ago, to pursue a ten pound note through a series of transactions in Britain , Steve Boggan decides to undertake something more ambitious - to spend 30 days following the same ten dollar bill across America. What might appear to be a whimsical conceit becomes a surprisingly poignant and often funny foray into the heartland of the ordinary. Surrendering himself to the decisions of others and their daily purchases proves to be a strangely cathartic experience which also opens his eyes to a world of serendipity and unexpected kindness.

Music by Crash Meadows: an Arkansas local band who welcomed the author in Hot Springs.

Read By Ian Redford

Abridged and produced By Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Sat 28 Jul 2012 00:30

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