Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The readings are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide.
"Wonderful Radio Show"
In the face of apparent police incompetence, Nick Guymer, best mate Jeff, and girlfriend Julie are determined to find out what really happened to Jeff's aunt Susan Rutherford. Jeff is convinced she was murdered but Nick is struggling to fight his crippling depressive moods and struggling to stay in therapy. However, with Julie's help and determination, he begins to uncover a world of dark, dangerous, deep obsessions and even deeper, darker, long-hidden secrets.
Nick Guymer's life is a total mess. His dad has just died, he's being made bankrupt, he's getting evicted, his girlfriend has left him, and Middlesbrough are 2-0 down in the UEFA Cup. But there's a way out. His father has bequeathed him a huge inheritance, if only he can find out where it is. As he tries to repair his relationship with Julie and deal with the ghosts of his dysfunctional upbringing, he discovers his dad isn't the man he thought he was. Soon it becomes obvious something very strange has happened, and Nick begins to doubt that his dad is even dead at all.
A Christmas Carol, but not as you've ever heard it before. A surprise all-star cast gather to bring Dickens' timeless classic to life. Introduced by Jonathan Dimbleby. Starring John Nicholson and Richard Katz, with Jane Horrocks, Dara O'Briain, Charlotte Green, Richard Madeley, Peter Purves, Gwyneth Williams and Chris Evans. Written by John Nicholson and Richard Katz. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4.