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Noise and Peace

Episode 10 of 10

London-born novelist Andrea Levy presents ten diverse and diverting mixes of voices, sounds and experiences capturing the spirit of London by night and day. From 2010.

Writer Andrea Levy presents the last of her anthologies of short pieces for radio that capture a certain off-beat spirit of London.

Tonight: noise and peace - the deaf-signing symbol for 'London' is the same as that for 'noise': actor Sophie Woolley, who has hearing difficulties, travels home amid the capital's hubbub, while for Irene and her colleague Colin and his family, days - and nights - are spent in timeless tranquillity behind the railings of Grove Park cemetery in south-east London. Because it's their home.

Plus the final square in Jonathan Glancey's exploration of the London streetmap and another spooky Story from the London Underbelly.

Andrea Levy sadly died of cancer aged 62 in February 2019.

Executive Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 25 May 2019 00:30

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