Rudolf Nureyev: The Life
Six Steps Exactly
Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres
Adrian Mole and The Weapons of Mass Destruction
Harry McEntire reads Sue Townsend's hilarious diaries of Adrian Mole.
Radio 4 Extra celebrates the best in storytelling. Different voices and different genres.
Radio 4 Extra
Poetry and alternative comedy with John Hegley
Jeremy Irons reads from the Book of Psalms - the most beautiful poetry in the Bible.
Stories by Lynne Truss about the inhabitants of windy Meridian Cliffs.
The story of a crazy, yellow dog read by Annette Crosbie.
A reflection in words and music for Good Friday with Padraig O’Tuama.
The American essayist presents a series of audience readings.
The Shades of Spring
Short tales from the prolific and often controversial English writer
Nigel Hawthorne reads the silent film star's account of his rise from poverty to fame
Joanna Trollope's novel about living with a step-family, read by Penelope Wilton
A tradesman makes a fascinating discovery within a cottage wall.
Cambridge scholar MR James searches for an ex-student.
The Island of Dr Moreau
Stories by the great English sci-fi writer.
Gyles Brandreth has written a comic story for the Queen's 90th birthday.
Short stories on the theme of age and ageing.
The Hollow King
Short stories by three of Britain's top crime writers.
Aeham Ahmad’s dramatic story of how he defied the war in Syria with his music.
Five cousins and their friends stay at a house with a lawn leading to the Cornish cliffs
New dystopian novel from John Lanchester, author of Capital and The Debt to Pleasure.
Budapest to London
David Szalay's short-story series of lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next.
Comedy. Joseph Morpurgo presents 'educational' audio adventures.
Malawian comedian Daliso Chaponda looks at the relationship between the UK and Africa.
BBC National Short Story Award 2018
The Minutes by Nell Stevens
Stories shortlisted for the National Short Story Award
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