BBC National Short Story Award Shortlist, Protest Song, How to listen to jazz
Chair of judges Nikki Bedi joins Front Row to reveal the BBC National Short Story Award.
A celebration of the short story as chair of judges Nikki Bedi joins Front Row to reveal the 2019 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University and we hear from the first shortlisted author.
Steve Knightley, half of the popular duo Show of Hands, has teamed up with historian Michael Wood to celebrate one of England’s great musical traditions - songs of social protest. In the year of the Peterloo anniversary, they explore songs from the Peasants' Revolt right up to the present day. Steve performs live.
And do you know how to listen to jazz, to understand and enjoy it? Stig Abell doesn't - so he joins trumpeter Andy Davies at Ronnie Scott's in London for enlightenment.
Presenter: Stig Abell
Producer: Sarah Johnson
National Short Story Award shortlisted author - Jacqueline Crooks
Her shortlisted story is Silver Fish in the Midnight Sea
National Short Story Award Shortlist
‘The Children’ by Lucy Caldwell
‘Ghillie’s Mum’ by Lynda Clark‘
Silver Fish in the Midnight Sea’ by Jacqueline Crooks
‘My Beautiful Millennial’ by Tamsin Grey
‘The Invisible’ by Jo Lloyd
Main image: Nikki Bedi
Chair of the National Short Story Award Judging Panel 2019
How To Appreciate Jazz
Songs of the People
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