These 65 short stories were recorded for the Tameside Talking Newspaper by the ‘Writers Reign’ Story Group.  Recordings need to be checked before broadcasting to review content which, in a few instances, includes mild swearing and sexual themes. The stories can be downloaded for your use. 

Tameside Page 1  Stories 1 to 12, Tameside Page 2 Stories 13 to 24, Tamesidse Page 3 Stoires 25 to 36, Tameside Page 4 Stoires 27 to 48, Tameside Page 6 Stories 49 to 60, Tameside Page 7 Stories 61 to 65.

The list of titles with timings are:

  1. The Letter - read by Donald Brooks and written by Mavis Bailey (5’35”) 
  1. Mission Accomplished - read by Alison Irrgang (Saga) (8’15”) 
  1. Second Fiddle - read by Donald Brooks and written by Celia Meade (8’42”) 
  1. Atlantic Crossing - read by Alison Irrgang and written by Mari Wallace (Saga) (5’42”) 
  1. An English Barbecue - read by Donald Brooks and written by Nora Green (8’49”) 
  1. If Only - read by Phyllis Abbott and written by Nora Green (8’52”)  
  1. Numbers Up - read by Phyllis Abbott and written by Paul Ricketts (8’23”) 
  1. Duologue Part One Mother - read by Phyllis Abbott - written by Celia Meade (6’51”) 

   8b Duologue Part Two The Daughter - read by Alison Irrgang - written by Celia Meade (11’00”) 

  1. Len - read by Donald Brooks - written by Gerald McDermott (8’24”) 
  1. A Brother Like That - read by Peter Bramall - written by Dan Clarke (4’38”) 
  1. How Many Times - written by Laurie James and Read by Donald Brooks – 7’24” 
  1. It's all Greek to Babs - read by Alison Irrgang - written by Lin Wycherley (8’07”) 
  1. No Honour Among Thieves - read by Donald Brooks - written by Arnold Johnson (7’24”) 
  1. Waiting for Reg - read by Phyllis Abbott - written by Jemma Dagnah-Mulvany (8’25”)  
  1. Billy's Trip - read by Donald Brooks - written by John C Kearney (9’37”) 
  1. Assault - read by Alison Irrgang - written by Andrew Connolly (9’13”) 
  1. Aunt Sadie - read by Donald Brooks - written by Roberta Fletcher (7’21”) 
  1. The Liberace of Laburnum Street - Read by Donald Brooks, written by Andrew Connolly (8’13”) 
  1. Keep it in the Family - read by Alison Irrgang and written by Arnold Johnson – (9’25”) 
  1. Death in the Barn - read by Donald Brooks written by Arnold Johnson – (8’07”) 
  1. The Gun - read by Alison Irrgang written by Arnold Johnson – (7’04”) 
  1. Too Many Things - read by Phyllis Abbott written by Katherine Whitehorn-SAGA – (4’06”) 
  1. Apricots and Iron Wills - read by Donald Brooks written by Nimmi Rajiv – (8’30”) 
  1. Payback - read by Peter Bramall and written by Leon Rafnson – (9’44”) 
  1. Daphne - read by Donald Brooks and written by Celia Meade – (9’07”) 
  1. Going to the Messiah (Anon) - read by Peter Bramall. A Lancashire dialect monologue.– (6’03”) 
  1. Release - read by Donald Brooks and written by Nimmi Rajiv – (9’17”)
  2. Eggs - read by Donald Brooks and written by Peter Bowker aged 77 of Mevagissey - An extract from a Saga Magazine Series called ‘Humble Treasures’ where people talk about what they consider to be one of their treasures. – (3’36”) 
  1. I.Y. Strauss - written by Celia Meade and Read by Alison Irrgang – (8'36") 
  1. The Torn Curtain - written by Edith Strafford and Read by Phyllis Abbott – (9’25”) 
  1. An Afternoon with Melissa - Written by Mavis Bailey and Read by Donald Brooks – (7'44") 
  1. The Story of a Star - written by Richard Everett and Read by Phyllis Abbott – (6'26" ) 
  1. Blackheart - written by Jayne Charlton and Read by Donald Brooks – (10'31") 
  1. A Christmas Cracker - read by Peter Bramall and written by Andrew Connolly (13’32”) 
  1. The Fortune Teller - read by Alison Irrgang and written by Andrew Connolly (10’58”) 
  1. The Outcast - read by Peter Bramall and written by Mavis Bailey (12’06”) 
  1. Date with Destiny - read by Alison Irrgang and written by Dale Edgar (15’05”) 
  1. Tomorrow - read by Phyllis Abbott and written by Sylvia Walker (18’08”) 
  1. Claribel's Little Remedy - read by Peter Bramall and written by Sylvia Walker (15’14”) 
  1. Swan Song - read by Donald Brooks and written by Val Johnston (15’43”) 
  1. The Legacy - read by Peter Bramall and written by Celia Meade (16’34”) 
  1. A Perfect Gentleman - read by Phyllis Abbott written by Patricia Hartshorne (11’26”) 
  1. According to Gord - read by Peter Bramall - written by Sylvia Walker (16’28”) 
  1. Gladys’s Awakening - read by Phyllis Abbott - written by Celia Meade (14’06”) 
  1. Change - read by Alison Irrgang - written by Catherine Whitmore (12’34”) 
  1. Don't Cry for Me Argentina - read by Peter Bramall and written by Mavis Bailey - 9’17” 
  1. Homecoming - (A Ghost Story)- read by Peter Bramall written by Mal Howard (SAGA) - 15’20” 
  1. Circle of Destiny - read by Phyllis Abbott written by Celia Meade -16’14” 
  1. When we Meet again - read by Phyllis Abbott and written by Edith Strafford - 13’22” 
  1. The Dark at the top of the Stairs - read by Alison Irrgang and written by Mavis Bailey - 14’51” 
  1. First Hate - read by Peter Bramall written by Andrew Connolly - 12’47” 
  1. Sabrina Sykes - Read by Alison Irrgang and written by Arnold Johnson – 12’22” 
  1. The Qualities of Murphy - read by Donald Brooks and written by Celia Meade – 18’34” 
  1. Dancing Hands - read by Phyllis Abbott and written by Celia Meade -16’11” 
  1. In the Steps of the Master - read by Alison Irrgang and written by Lin Wycherley – 21’04” 
  1. The Cubicle of the Damned - read by Peter Bramall and written by Andrew Connolly – 19’53” 
  1. The Island - written by Mavis Bailey and Read by Peter Bramall - 11'32" 
  1. Jigsaw - written by Mavis Bailey and Read by Alison Irrgang - 11'44" 
  1. Performance of a Lifetime - written by Mavis Bailey and Read by Alison Irrgang - 11’35” 
  1. Recompense - written by Edith Strafford and Read by Donald Brooks – 14’22” 
  1. Reflections in Black and Grey - written by Leon Rafnson and Read by Alison Irrgang-16’41” 
  1. Strange Visitor - written by A.W. Colclough and Read by Peter Bramall – 12’16” 
  1. The Lost Child - read by Phyllis Abbott - from Saga Magazine (14’10”) 
  1. Icon - A Christmas Story read by Alison Irrgang and written by Victoria Hislop for Saga Magazine -18’07
  2. An Interim Gift - written by Nimmi Rajiv and Read by Peter Bramall - 21'02"