103 : Creative Writing Groups (1) 
first broadcast:
Mon Feb 18 2008 
3.30 pm 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Maggie Fox 
producer:
Gillian Hush 
"Mooncall", written by Karen Wolfe of Hornsea Writers. The full moon has a dramatic effect on Kenneth, which drives his sister to despair until a chance encounter with a nice old woman outside the butcher's brings a solution satisfactory to all.   
104 : Creative Writing Groups (2) 
first broadcast:
Tue Feb 19 2008 
3.30 pm 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Rod Arthur 
producer:
Mark Whitaker 
"St John the Better", written by Celia Burney of Hexham Writers, is set outside an abandoned tower block, where a group of local lads have set up an unorthodox clubhouse. When they reluctantly report a strange wailing noise coming from an upstairs window, their action has unexpected consequences.   
105 : Creative Writing Groups (3) 
first broadcast:
Wed Feb 20 2008 
3.30 pm 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Lynn Bains 
producer:
Mike Hally 
"Room Service" written by Cathy Bolton, of the Sheffield Hallam University Short Story Group. In which a chance encounter with a pregnant guest helps a bereaved hotel worker to move on after a terrible loss.   
106 : Creative Writing Groups (4) 
first broadcast:
Thu Feb 21 2008 
3.30 pm 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Siobhan Finneran 
producer:
Mike Hally 
In "Nature's Way", written by Helen Cadbury from York University's Centre for Lifelong Learning, 'Merrill' is stuck looking after her idle brother, just as her mother did before her. But she hesitates when she gets a chance to escape her drudgery.   
107 : Creative Writing Groups (5) 
first broadcast:
Fri Feb 22 2008 
3.30 pm 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Delia Corrie 
producer:
Mark Whitaker 
"Rowing Upriver from Bridge Cottage", written by Lesley Jackson of Sheffield Hallam University Short Story Group, shines a light on a long marriage through a river journey with changes of direction, arguments over destinations and the occasional sudden squall.   
108 : North African Short Stories (1): The Crop 
first broadcast:
Mon May 5 2008 
3.30 pm 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Essam Edriss 
producer:
Mark Whitaker, Mike Hally, Gillian Hush 
Written by Gamal el-Ghitani: an Egyptian farmer is dazzled by a proffered deal from a glitzy international hotel; his sons don’t trust it at all.   
109 : North African Short Stories (2): The Furnace 
first broadcast:
Tue May 6 2008 
3.30 pm 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Alia Alzougbi 
producer:
Mark Whitaker, Mike Hally, Gillian Hush 
Written by Rachida el-Charni: the degradations of work in a foreign-owned textile factory as experienced by a young Tunisian woman.   
110 : North African Short Stories (3): If She Comes 
first broadcast:
Wed May 7 2008 
3.30 pm 
Radio 4 
presenter:
William El-Gardi 
producer:
Mark Whitaker, Mike Hally, Gillian Hush 
Written by Tayib Saleh: a trio of middle-class young people fantasise that opening a travel agency will allow them to escape from their own culture in Sudan.   
111 : North African Short Stories (4): Provisions of Sand 
first broadcast:
Thu May 8 2008 
3.30 pm 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Sherif Eltayeb 
producer:
Mark Whitaker, Mike Hally, Gillian Hush 
Written by Said al-Kafrawi: an Egyptian man is ambushed by the past when he returns to the village of his childhood.   
112 : North African Short Stories (5): You Taught Me To Love Life, Father 
first broadcast:
Fri May 9 2008 
3.30 pm 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Youssef Kerkour 
producer:
Mark Whitaker, Mike Hally, Gillian Hush 
Written by Arousia Naluti: what his wife’s pain in childbirth teaches a young Tunisian man about his country   

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