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On the Brink Episode 1 of 3

Fifty years ago, the world stood on the brink of nuclear war as the US and Soviet leadership engaged in a 13-day military stand-off over missiles in Cuba.

In A L Kennedy's story, the first in a series looking at the Cuban Missile Crisis through the eyes of ordinary people, a young woman struggles to make plans for a future that might not exist.

Writer: A L Kennedy is an acclaimed novelist, short story-writer, and stand-up comedian. Her latest novel is 'The Blue Book'.
Reader: Morven Christie
Producer: Justine Willett.

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15 minutes

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Fri 5 Oct 2012 15:45

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