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Episode 2

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 04 June 2013

Damian Barr reads his extraordinary memoir of growing up in small-town Scotland in the 1980s.

The threat of closure comes to Ravenscraig, the nearby steelworks where Damian's dad works, and tensions build locally. But as the community mounts a campaign to 'Save the Craig' and the chaos of his homelife escalates, ten year old Damian finds escape in his books and his new best friend Mark - everybody at school loves Mark, but he's joined at the hip to Damian.

Written and read by Damian Barr.
Abridged by Sian Preece

Producer: Allegra McIlroy.


Damian Barr
Damian Barr
Sian Preece
Allegra McIlroy


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Damian Barr joins Libby Purves to discuss Maggie and Me on Midweek.

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