Short Cuts

BBC  |  Podcast , ±29 min episodes every 3 weeks  | 
Josie Long’s showcase for delightful and adventurous short documentaries. Each week join Josie as she dives into a world of true stories, brief encounters, radio adventures and found sound. Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

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24
SEP

The Archivist

The tattered book worth risking everything for, the man who can't forget and chronicling history one voice message at a time. Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about record keepers.

Memories
Featuring Bob Petrella
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

Messages from Manus Island
Featuring Behrouz Boochani
Produced by Femi Oriogun-Williams

The Exercise Book
Featuring Jeremiah
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

Production Team: Eleanor McDowall and Alia Cassam
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
17
SEP

Family Ties

A family whose women are bound by activism, poetry between generations and forging new families in later life. Josie Long presents short documentaries about familial connections.

Radical Love
Featuring Ash Sarkar
Produced by Alia Cassam

A Beautiful Arrangement
Featuring Stefanie Clark and Jane Callahan-Moore
Produced by Bill Healy

Loose Lips
Featuring Mark ‘Mr T’ Thompson and Fiona Goffe
Produced by Alan Hall

Production Team: Eleanor McDowall and Alia Cassam
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
27
AUG

Self-Portrait

Josie Long draws her own image whilst presenting short documentaries about turning the camera lens or microphone on yourself.

A Private Ritual
Written by Jess Bineth and Tilly Lawless
Produced by Jess Bineth

Ghosts
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

How To Remember
Produced by Axel Kacoutié‏

Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam
Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
20
AUG

Keeping Faith

Looking for a miracle and searching for divine love - Josie Long presents short documentaries about keeping faith.

Recitation
Featuring Madinah Javed
Produced by Alia Cassam

Crab Babygrow
Featuring Sarah Mouracade
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

Divine Love
Produced by Sook-Yin Lee

Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam
Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
13
AUG

Deep Time

A solar eclipse repeats over and over, a musical key unlocks lost memories and a life marked out in books. Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound on our experience of time.

Crow
Featuring Christina McLeish
Produced by Jaye Kranz

A Channel of Music
Produced by Nanna Hauge Kristensen

Totality
Written and produced by Mae-Li Evans
Sound and composition by Calum Perrin
This piece is an adapted extract from a performance developed and supported by The Yard Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre and Hearsay Festival.

Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
28
MAY

Desire Lines

Looking for love online, the desire lines we walk to a lover's house and the untethering of a breast-feeding baby from it's mother - Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about being drawn towards the ones we love.

Desire Lines
Featuring Laura Barton

The Real Tom Banks
Produced by Jesse Cox
Sound Engineer Timothy Nicastri
Originally made for Radiotonic on ABC Radio National

Untethered
Featuring Nell Frizzell

Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam
Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
20
MAY

What Lies Beneath

Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about what lies beneath the surface of things - from hidden histories to subterranean stories.

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
26
MAR

Early Spring

As the days lengthen and a new season approaches, Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound inspired by the Rilke poem Early Spring.

The People Who Feel
Featuring Henry Córdova
Produced by Ariana Martinez

Falling Like Blossom
Featuring Naoko Abe
Produced by Sarah Cuddon

Lilia is Listening
Originally made for the podcast Love Me
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/loveme/in-the-distance-1.4899506
Produced by Sara Brooke Curtis, with Cristal Duhaime, Mira Burt-Wintonick and Sarah Geis
Mix by Cristal Duhaime

Readings by Stacia Brown

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
19
MAR

Between the Lines

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about translation, interpretation and ideas that resonate in the gap between words - from the connection between one man and his translator, through Benjamin Clementine's interpretation of Satie, to the work of an ASL/English interpreter.

In Translation
Featuring Miwako Ozawa and Hiromitsu Shinkawa
A version of this story first appeared in the BBC World Service documentary Found in Translation made by Whistledown Productions
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03l3jxj
Produced by Rose de Larrabeiti

Gymnopédie
Featuring Benjamin Clementine
Produced by Mooj Zadie

The Go-Between
Featuring Christopher Desloges
Music: Scorch by Nctrnm from the Free Music Archive
Produced by Aliya Pabani

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
26
FEB

The Forgetting

Josie Long presents fragmentary short documentaries about lost memories. Searching for a half-remembered past, shape-shifting, elusive personal histories, forgetting yourself and a story of societal forgetting.

Mother of Memory
Produced by Nanna Hauge Kristensen

Seven Magic Mountains
Featuring Laura Barton

The Trace of A Cloud In A Chest (extract)
You can listen to the feature in full here: https://soundcloud.com/charles-parker-prize/the-trace-of-a-cloud-in-a-chest-by-weidong-lin-silver-2015
Produced by Weidong Lin

The Forgotten
Produced by Karla Marie Sweet

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
19
FEB

Known For...

Josie Long presents short documentaries about people or places who become known for a single thing. From the contested title of Britain's most haunted village to a tender reflection on an actor defined by their most famous role.

Most Haunted
Produced by Ross Sutherland

Babi
Featuring Rosalind Jana

The Bystander
Featuring William Genovese
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
25
DEC
2018

Lasso the Moon

Josie Long presents short Christmas-themed documentaries and adventures in sound.

We hear from a long time resident of Santa Claus, Indiana, the comedian Mark Thomas offers a tender reflection on Away in a Manger, and Karolyn Grimes - the woman who played Zuzu Bailey in the festive classic It's a Wonderful Life - explores how it's interwoven with her life.

The Chief Elf of Santa Claus, Indiana
Featuring Pat Koch
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

Away in a Manger
Featuring Mark Thomas
Produced by Sarah Cuddon

It's a Wonderful Life
Featuring Karolyn Grimes
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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