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A Lovely and Terrible Thing, by Chris Womersley

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 25 September 2012

Chris Womersley's story about a man who is forced to confront his shortcomings as a husband and a father when he witnesses a startling event.

Read by Richard Dillane
Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

The next of the ten shortlisted short stories in contention for the BBC International Short Story Award 2012. The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast.


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