01 Come On Up to the House 20090901 BBC R4.mp3 (Size: 27.68 MB) (Files: 6)
01 Come On Up to the House 20090901 BBC R4.mp3
02 Muriel 20090902 BBC R4.mp3
03 Step Right Up 20090903 BBC R4.mp3
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The Heart Of Saturday Night.txt
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The Heart Of Saturday Night - Afternoon Reading 01-09-2009 - 03-09-2009
Stories by Ian Rankin, AL Kennedy and US author Willy Vlautin take their inspiration from the unique music of Tom Waits this week.
All three stories explore the distinctive world created by the legendary musician – a sleazy world peopled by down-at-heel characters on the edge of society, or outcasts and deadbeats singing of loss and longing.
From The Radio Times
Come along to some dark, dangerous places with this trio of monologues, their titles taken from Tom Waits's music and their tone inspired by his obsession with the edges of society. All feature the detritus of humanity, yet all have a lyrical humanity at their heart. AL Kennedy's opener, read by Peter Capaldi, is told in the cracked, slightly hysterical voice of a man teetering on the edge, reaching out to a stranger. You can almost hear Waits's barbed wire and bourbon-laced croak.
-- Frances Lass
1/3 Come On Up to the House
By distinguished Scottish author and stand-up comedian AL Kennedy. Read by Peter Capaldi.
A man finds himself reaching out to a perfect stranger in the wee small hours of the morning – who might be his last chance of salvation.
By US novelist and singer-songwriter Willy Vlautin. Read by Ed Stoppard.
A small-town forklift truck driver named Whitey returns to his old neighbourhood and the bar he used to drink in before his breakdown. All the characters are still there, but he cannot help but notice how they all do their best to avoid mentioning his dead wife Muriel.
3/3 Step Right Up
By acclaimed Scottish writer and broadcaster Ian Rankin. Read by Dominic Cooper.
A young Jack-the-lad Londoner finds himself taken under the wing of a street market trader, known locally as Saviour, until a fatal stabbing forces him to question the morality of his mentor. Soon he begins to wonder how his mentor got his name.
Producer Justine Willett
Type : mpeg 1 layer III
Bitrate : 160
Mode : joint stereo
Frequency : 44100 Hz
Length : 00:41:11
Encoder : Lame 3.97
Source : iPlayer
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