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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

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28 minutes

National Short Story Award shortlisted author - Jacqueline Crooks

National Short Story Award shortlisted author - Jacqueline Crooks
Jacqueline Crooks
Photo credit:
Christian Patracchini

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

How To Appreciate Jazz
Andy Davies and Stig Abell

Soho Live Jazz Week begins on 14 Sept

Songs of the People

Steve Knightley

Show of Hands at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, The Globe on 8 Sept
at 2 pm and 7.30 pm

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  • Fri 6 Sep 2019 19:15
  • Fri 6 Sep 2019 19:30

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