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4 Extra Debut. Josie Long presents stories about food, from congee on a mountaintop to a nightmarish family meal. From 2018.

Josie Long presents short documentaries about food - from congee on a mountaintop to the nightmarish consequences of a family dinner.

The writer Jessica J Lee tries to recreate a vivid sensory experience and Australian audio-maker Mike Williams shares a visceral story of a Christmas Eve meal.

Mutual Mastication
Produced by Steve Urquhart

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Produced by Mike Williams

Congee Dreams
Produced by Jessica J Lee

Last Requests
Produced by Hannah Dean

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2018.

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