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Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night

14 EpisodesProduced by Francesca Millican-SlaterWebsite

Stories to Tell When You Stay at HomeSpecially developed during April 2020, when large part so the globe were on lockdown.It is strange times, we all know that, oddly familiar yet completely unknown. These are stories for adults, while they tidy up, do the washing up, sit very still, try to get some… read more

14 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Stories to Tell for When You Stay at Home: Episode 3

February 12th, 2021

Round Here, View from the Kitchen Window

The long time coming third episode of Stories to Tell When You Stay at Home… (again). Join Francesca to look out her kitchen window, walk round the block and hear as the view …

Stories to Tell for When You Stay at Home: Episode 2

May 12th, 2020

Walking to a Midlands Sea

Something a little different, as you join Francesca on a walk with her dog, as she tells smalls stories and tries to find …

Stories to Tell for When You Stay at Home: Episode 1

April 16th, 2020


Stories to Tell for When You Stay at Home (an offshoot of Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night) comes from under a den of duvets and bed sheets in a home recording written and made for now. They are about the …


July 16th, 2018


Day is coming, the sun is rising towards the horizon, 12 degrees to go. Shining light on the frustrations and the urges and the loves and the lost as it leaves other places to darkness on the other side of the horizon. …

The Inevitable

July 9th, 2018


We’ve had the darkest time of night and now she, the sun is moving upwards; little bits of light rising in the atmosphere, the day is coming, there …

The Horrors

July 2nd, 2018


Tonight it’s the Horrors (not the mid-noughties indie rock band, but the night chills, the night sweats, Witching Hour). Wherever you are, let’s say it’s way past our bedtime, the sun is more than 18 degrees below the …

The Lovers

June 25th, 2018


The Night Belongs to Lovers, so we are wrapped up and in the comfort of familiar arms, safety in another’s breath… stories of finding each other in a potent sense of smell, original ways to measure time together and a …

The Distractions

June 18th, 2018


The night time can be the right time for hookups and booty calls, last minute love-ins and for finally doing something x-rated with that one person …

The Losses: Part Two

June 11th, 2018


This set of stories is the Losses part 2: The Lost and the Left Behinds. The ghosts that come crowding in, crawling up the covers and sticking their fingers in your ears. We’ll hear about a last act of kindness intended …

The Losses: Part One

June 4th, 2018


This week, the Found and Lost: the ghosts that come crawling in at night, the people, the things we have lost. We’ll be hearing stories from people who have found a way to combat loss, found sleep, or something they …

The Frustrations

May 28th, 2018


In this set of stories, it’s the frustrations we’re looking at; the things that churn around your brain to stop you sleeping, the indignations we …

A Night Out

May 21st, 2018


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, …


May 8th, 2018


An introduction to Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night, written and performed by Francesca Millican-Slater.

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