Truth Be Told

Helen Zaltzman invites brave members of the public to take to the stage in front of a live audience to tell a true personal story of escape.

We hear three people fighting their way out of difficult situations - a late-night attack in a phone box, being swept out to sea by a strong current, and the unusual advances of a surgeon with a bladder fetish.

Funny, sometimes shocking and all true, these are remarkable tales of life-changing experiences.

Truth Be Told features stories first told at live storytelling nights across the UK including Spark London, The Moth and Natural Born Storytellers.

Presenter: Helen Zaltzman
Contributors: Jane Walshe, Nav Chawla and David Dinnell

Sound Engineers: Gerry O'Riordan and Tom Burchell

Producer: Matt Hill
Executive Producer: Dirk Maggs

A PPM production for BBC Radio 4.

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28 minutes

Last on

Wed 26 Aug 2015 11:00

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Storytelling nights featured in the programme


Birmingham:


Flashlight Tellers

Itinerant troupe showcasing the art of true life storytelling.

http://flashlighttellers.wix.com/flashlighttellers


Bristol:

Speak Easy Storyslam

With a free storytelling workshop before every show, people share the stories they never thought they would, every last Wednesday of the month.

https://www.facebook.com/SpeakEasyStorySlam


London:


The Moth

This American storytelling giant runs regular nights in London and publishes a free podcast.

themoth.org


Natural Born Storytellers

Monthly showcase in Camden Town where audiences are encouraged to tell stories alongside pre-booked and professional storytellers.

naturalbornstorytellers.com


Stories in the Round

Monthly gatherings for the Clapton community with a safe environment for all to share and listen to personal stories.

https://storiesintheround.wordpress.com/


Storytellers Club

A comedy club for people who like stories hosted by Sarah Bennetto.

https://www.facebook.com/StoryClub


London, Belfast, Glasgow:


Tenx9

Nine ordinary people telling true stories in ten minutes. Every first Monday in Balham, monthly in Belfast and four times a year in Glasgow. Free entry.

tenx9.com


London, Bristol, Preston:


Spark

Connecting people through true stories, with weekly shows and a free podcast.

stories.co.uk


Manchester:


Tales of Whatever

Hosted monthly in Manchester's Northern Quarter, placing first-timers alongside more seasoned performers to share experience-based true stories told live without notes.

http://talesofwhatever.com/


Oxford:


Sharkspark

Monthly storytelling evenings meet in a quirky Jericho bookstore. Newcomers welcome.

sharkspark.org.uk