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Stephanie's Story

Episode 9 of 15

The story of a missing girl. In the next in Jon McGregor's gripping story series, a former prostitute is taken back to an unsettling night, years before. Read by Siobhan Finneran.

When a girl disappears in the heart of England how far back do you have to go to find the truth?

Siobhan Finneran continues Jon McGregor's gripping new series. A community is rocked when 13-year-old Becky Shaw goes missing on a holiday to the Peak District. Now her disappearance sparks long-buried memories, and opens old wounds. Today: a local park ranger is taken back to an evenftul hill walk the summer before...

The fifteen stories of The Reservoir Tapes each stand alone but together build a compelling portrait of a village shaken by tragedy, as they explore events that precede and follow the disappearance of the teenage Becky Shaw. A companion to Jon McGregor's critically acclaimed Man Booker long-listed novel Reservoir 13, these stories and their different perspectives offer tantalizing glimpses as what to might have happened to the teenage girl.
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: Siobhan Finneran is an acclaimed British actor. Her early work include the film Rita, Sue and Bob Too, and more recent TV roles have been in Happy Valley, The Lock and Downton Abbey.
Producer: Justine Willett.

15 minutes


Role Contributor
Reader Siobhan Finneran
Writer Jon McGregor
Producer Justine Willett


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