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Five Thousand Lads a Year

Friday Firsts, Series 2 Episode 2 of 3

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 10 January 2014

This returning series features three emerging novelists who have been well praised and won prizes but haven't until now written short stories for radio. Ned Beauman (author of Boxer, Beetle and The Teleportation Accident), Jenn Ashworth (Cold Light and The Friday Gospels) and Ali Shaw (The Man Who Rained, The Girl with Glass Feet) make their story debuts for Radio 4.

2. Five Thousand Lads A Year
In Jenn Ashworth's tale, the confident writer always succeeds with his workshops, but one new client has a chilling effect on him..

Reader Paul Hilton

Producer Duncan Minshull.


Jenn Ashworth
Paul Hilton
Duncan Minshull


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