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Lines of Communication

Short Cuts, Series 3 Episode 4 of 6

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 18 June 2013

Josie Long presents a selection of short documentaries about communication - messages that could break your heart, rescue you from a fight or save you from a long stay in jail.

The writer Glenn Patterson explains why sometimes we should ignore the writing on the wall, and musician Tom Robinson describes the unlikely message he sent at a time when he was in a lot of trouble.

Stories of last words, lost love and lights being knocked out.

The items featured in the programme are:

Guess Who
Found sound from the collection of Mark Vernon

L'Esprit De L'Escalier
Produced by Hana Walker-Brown

Featuring Glenn Patterson
Produced by Rachel Hooper

Message from Above
Featuring Tom Robinson
Produced by Alan Hall

Dear Sophie
Produced by Sara Parker

Conversations with Nic
Featuring Esther Baker

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

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