My name is Sophie Lynch. I've just become the leader for Single for Life. I'm spending three days vacationing on Biyaha with a hot alien who needs to get married before he turns 25. We can't keep our hands off each other. I've got a problem. This is the story of how I will create TerraMates.
Paul Kelly is a uniquely gifted storyteller, and here, using his lyrics as starting points, he reads stories of his life and his songs, including "Before Too Long", "To Her Door", "Leaps And Bounds", "Don't Start Me Talking", "Dumb Things", "From Little Things Big Things Grow" and "How to Make Gravy". Mirroring the structure of his legendary A to Z shows - where he performs around a hundred of his songs alphabetically over four nights - Kelly describes the highs and lows of performing, the art of songwriting, being on the road with the band, tales of his childhood, family, friends and fellow musicians.
"Paul Kelly warts and all"
From the darkness of a six by eight foot cell in solitary confinement to the top of the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere, this is the captivating story of one man's struggle to recover from a troubled past. Charlie is known to his friends as an accomplished mountain climber and entertaining storyteller. Few know the story of his childhood, filled with neglect and abuse. Fewer still realize that he spent seven years of his youth in the shadow of juvenile detention and prison.
The Wire is BBC Radio 3's showcase for works that push the boundaries of drama and narrative. In "Rapture Frequency", analyst Michael Shorthall is listening to the black-box recording of an ill-fated transatlantic flight when he stumbles across an unexpected sound. Interference, white noise, or could it possibly be proof of something more celestial? A story of obsession and one man's extraordinary quest.