Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wheee...Flash comes to Radio 4!!

I have waited a long time to be able to say this... and we're here! Next week, BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting a whole week of my flash stories on the Afternoon Reading!

Because the stories are so short, there will be 5 or 6 per day in the 15-minute slot which has uptil now only ever broadcast a single story. So: 16 stories in total, on Tuesday June 29th, Wednesday June 30th and Thursday July 1st, first broadcast at 3.30pm UK time and then available online as Listen Again programmes for 7 days afterwards.

The week is aptly titled "Flash!" and more info is here including the list of stories each day - 5 of which are from The White Road and Other Stories, and the rest are newer flashes.

In honour of this exciting event, I am going to be giving away one signed copy of my book on each day of the broadcast, and all you will have to do is answer a very simple question. So stay tuned, pop back on Tuesday, and find out how you can win!

In the meantime, I went to hear my stories being recorded by the ever-wonderful Sweet Talk Productions in London a few weeks ago, here are pictures of the amazing Nicola Walker (soon to be seen on our screens again as "Ruth" in Spooks) and Tom Goodman-Hill doing their thing in the studio!


22 comments:

Teresa Stenson said...

Such great news, Tania. Really happy for you! xx

Ethel Rohan said...

What a thrill and great accomplishment. Congratulations, Tania.

Bob Jacobs said...

Fantastic news, a great achievement, and I look forward to tuning in. Congrats!

Cheers,
Bob

Tania Hershman said...

Teresa, thank you!

Ethel, I hope they go down well, not sure how 5 flashes all together might work...!

Bob, thank you!

Nik Perring said...

Congratulations, Tania! That's wonderful.

Tania Hershman said...

Nik - our comments crossed in the ether! Thank you, let's hope it kicks off a worldwide demand for flash fiction :)

Jodie said...

Fantastic!! You are lucky to have Nicola read for you. Will be posting this on her forum. Can't wait to tune in. Congrats again!!

Tania Hershman said...

Hi Jodie, great to meet you! Nicola is absolutely fabulous - she reads so wonderfully and it was just lovely to meet her. So talented!

Nora Nadjarian said...

Wow, how brilliant is that!? Congrats Tania!

Sarah Hilary said...

This is so exciting! Congratulations and I'll definitely be tuning in (and Listening Again). S x

Miriam Drori said...

Wonderful! I'm looking forward to listening.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

fantastic! Now I will down typing fingers in the afternoons to get to the radio...

brilliant, T. x

SueG said...

Wow Wow Wow!!! This is soooo exciting. I'm thrilled for you. It must have been terrific watching the recording. How did you contact them? You are so good at that stuff, too. Can't wait! I assume you'll be reminding us on the day....

Rachel Fenton said...

Super brilliant - I'll set radio four as my homepage to remind me!

Merc said...

Brilliant, Tania. Hope to tune in on the net or at least catch a replay.

swiss said...

nicely played!

Jocelyn's stories said...

Congratulations, you rock star you!

Ann Weisgarber said...

Tania, I'm going online as soon as I figure the broadcast is finished. That'll be 10:00 a.m. Texas time. This is so exciting!

Tania Hershman said...

Thank you all! Very antsy now, twiddling fingers and toes, waiting... waiting...!

Jo said...

Just listened - very beautiful and poetic - love the upright piano mother! : )

Jo xx

Tania Hershman said...

Jo, thanks so much, both for listening and for stopping by to leave this comment, means a lot to me!

Anonymous said...

kol hakavod my sweet!