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A Night Out


Episode description

From dancing under disco lights to blood on the pavement, with the watchers and the shakers in between, here’s some stories as an ode to nights out, your first one, the regular ones, the ones that don’t end as they should.

  • Put on your dancing shoes and go up town in The Pied Piper of Broad Street
  • Bring back the 90s sounds of Britpop in The Moon and Us
  • Try not to be kept awake by the third story, Violence.
Music in this episode
  • John Field - Nocturne No 14 Gmaj, performed by Elizabeth Joy Roe
  • K-Ci & JoJo - All My Life

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