In Guardian, Observer, Indy On Sunday, Sunday Telegraph, Radio Times and The Independent

3 x stories for Short Readings on BBC Radio 4

First TX: June 26, July 3 & 10, 2015

Repeated: August 15, 22 & 29, 2020

“Three arresting tales” ~ Stephanie Billen, Observer

“Like all good fairytales, the impossible becomes the probable.” ~ Jane Anderson, Radio Times

“Rapunzel was the most beautiful child in the world. When she was twelve years old the witch shut her up in a tower in the midst of a wood and it had neither steps nor door, only a small window above.”

Stories of mother and stepmothers, the perils of having long hair and how to control your happy ever after… The Grimm Brother’s fairytale is reimagined three ways for the 21st century, telling tales of girls who find themselves trapped, sometimes in towers of their own creation.

Commissioned by Sweet Talk Productions

Producer: Jeremy Osborne


June 26 – Parlez-VousEmerald O’Hanrahan

July 3 – A Shaggy Bob StoryJulie Mayhew

July 10 – The SwitchIndira Varma

These stories were chosen from a wider collection. All enquiries: Louise Lamont at LBA





Metro Newspaper 2/7/15