BBC Radio 4
Short Cuts: The Comfort of Strangers
24 January 2012
Presented by Nina Garthwaite
Produced by Eleanor McDowall
In this third edition of the series we seek the 'Comfort of Strangers'
as Nina examines the ties which bind us to those we barely know. We hear
a heartbreaking tale of companionship between a woman and an injured
whale alongside the story of a Danish legionnaire who spent four years
entrusting his life to a circle of strangers, thrown together in
terrible circumstances. The writer Deborah Moggach relays an act of
extraordinary kindness from someone she didn't know and the musician
Jack Lewis explores how those closest to you can sometimes seem like
strangers as he interviews his brother Jeffrey.
Deborah Moggach - featured on Radio 4's Pick of the Week