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Liam's Story

Episode 5 of 15

The story of a disappearance - told backwards. Joe Dempsie continues Jon McGregor's story series set in the Peak District, where a teenage girl has just gone missing.

The story of a disappearance - told backwards.

Joe Dempsie reads the sixth story in a gripping new series by the award-winning writer, John McGregor.

Thirteen-year-old Becky Shaw has gone missing on a return holiday to a Peak District village. Her shocking disappearance now sparks the memories of a local teenage boy, who is taken back to an unsettling day with her 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 prequel to Jon McGregor's critically acclaimed Man Booker long-listed 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 Dempsie is a British actor known for his roles in Skins and Game of Thrones.
Producer: Justine Willett.

15 minutes


Role Contributor
Reader Aisling Loftus
Writer Jon McGregor
Producer Justine Willett


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