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Short Cuts, Series 4 Episode 2 of 6

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 01 October 2013

Josie Long presents a series of short documentaries about keeping quiet, being lost for words and complete silence.

From the crushing silence after a musician's mistake to the tense hush that surrounds two teenage boys as they hide inches from their headmaster in an oversized box - tales of attempts to keep quiet and the struggle to raise your voice.

The items featured in the programme are:

Feat. Kate Adie
Produced by Sara Parker

Feat. Kester Brewin

Sailing By
Feat. Pete Long and Diana Speed
Produced by Leo Hornak

Nobody Else Can Hear It
Feat. Jack Davidson
Produced by Hana Walker-Brown

Hearing Voices
Feat. Kate Adie
Produced by Sara Parker

El's Story
Produced by Natalie Kestecher
Originally broadcast in 'Stories of Silence' on ABC

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.


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    Josie Long’s showcase for delightful and adventurous short documentaries. Each week join Josie as…

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