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Graham's Story

Episode 4 of 15

Joe Armstrong reads the next in Jon McGregor's 15-part short story series. The disappearance of a teenage girl in the Peak District now sparks memories from a national park ranger.

The story of a disappearance - told backwards.

The fourth in a 15-part short story series by the acclaimed writer John McGregor. Thirteen-year-old Becky Shaw has gone missing on a holiday to the Peak District. Her disappearance now sparks the memories of a national park ranger, who recalls a walk he led over the moors the previous summer.

The fifteen stories of The Reservoir Tapes each stand alone but together build a compelling portrait of a community rocked by tragedy, as they explore events that precede and follow the disappearance the teenage girl. A companion to Jon McGregor's critically acclaimed Man Booker longlisted novel Reservoir 13, these stories and their different perspectives offer tantalizing glimpses as to might have happened to Becky.

Writer: Jon McGregor is an acclaimed British novelist who has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize three times. His third novel, Even the Dogs, won the International Dublin Literary Award.
Reader: Joe Armstrong is an British actor known for his roles in the TV series Happy Valley, Robin Hood and The Hollow Crown, in which he played an on-screen son to his father Alun Armstrong in Henry IV, Part I.
Producer: Justine Willett.

15 minutes


Role Contributor
Reader Joe Armstrong
Writer Jon McGregor
Producer Justine Willett


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