Jarvis Cocker prowls the dark, finding stories of the night people. Tonight, in a Prix Italia winning edition, the dramas of a shepherd, a nurse, a priest and atransatlantic pilot
Jarvis Cocker prowls the dark, finding stories of the night people in a Prix Italia winning series.
Tonight, in an edition which won the Prix Italia for Extraordinary Originality and Innovation - a top European radio prize - the theme is Overnight Delivery. Jarvis boards the red-eye, taking a transatlantic flight of the imagination - peering down at the human dramas beneath as the world slowly rotates - accompanied by Jarvis' own musical selections.
As Jarvis reaches cruising altitude, he finds himself gripped by the compelling life and death stories of a shepherdess in the midst of a very difficult birth, a transplant nurse on late shift and a priest who performs the role of deliverance ministry - in layman's terms: exorcism.
But this dark night is not without light relief, as Jarvis muses on the trying experience of long haul air travel, revealing his own antidote to a fear of flying: Hugh Grant.
Producer: Laurence Grissell
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