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Multi Story

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Multi Story

Multi Story

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Personal stories from across England - each week, a new theme. Becca Bryers is your guide to the colourful characters and emotional experiences which make up a diverse country.

Latest Episodes

New Start

To welcome in the new decade, stories of life-changing moments and new directions. Including Kate, a Lancashire mum who has taken control of her alcohol addiction, and is now helping others do the same. Plus boxer Tom Hill shares the impact, and the silver lining of losing his job at the Redcar steelworks. And meet Mark Winkless - a huge Leicester City supporter who has gone from being a bad guy, to simply acting one on screen. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers. Executive producer: James Stewart With contributions from: Garry Scott at BBC Radio Lancashire Matty Jones at BBC Tees Harris Millar at BBC Radio Leicester With thanks to Andrew Fewster

33 MIN2 w ago
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New Start

Christmas II

Getting in the mood for Christmas - a selection of festive audio treats from across England. Featuring the pub serving turkey and mince pies in August; the teen mum preparing for her baby's first Christmas in their new home; and a hospice chaplain and volunteer reflect on bringing festivities to their patients and families. Plus a Victorian Christmas card collector explains why his hobby is so important - and presenter Becca speaks to BBC Radio Leicester's Martin Ballard about his 30 years of switching a microphone for stage make-up in panto. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers. With contributions from: Laura Clemson at BBC Hereford and Worcester Philippa Goymer at BBC Tees and the Pregnant Teens podcast Emily Jeffrey at BBC Sussex and The Listening Project Caroline Adams at BBC Radio Devon Martin Ballard/Widow Twanky from BBC Radio Leicester Listen to the Pregnant Teens podcast here: bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07r63bk

41 MIN2019 DEC 18
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Christmas II

Identity

Four stories reflecting on what makes us who we are. Including Ash, aka Maria - a drag queen from Stoke, who mixes heavy metal and pop music. Mike from Bristol shares the impact of being part of the Windrush generation, and his hopes to gain official UK citizenship. Plus a Carlisle councillor and street artist swap thoughts on the place of graffiti in their city. And poet Jodie Langford, explains why she's proud to call Hull her home. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers. With contributions from: Perry Spiller and Liz Ellis at BBC Radio Stoke Tom Bigwood and Michael Jenkins at BBC Inside Out West Andrew Carter at BBC Radio Cumbria Ian McMillan and Kathryn Morrison (for the National Poetry Day and Local Radio programme from BBC Radio Humberside)

41 MIN2019 DEC 4
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Identity

Words

Four stories drawn from across England, celebrating the power of words. Featuring the World War II letters sent to Gilbert, from his lover - the mysterious "G". Ninety-seven-year-old Maurice Rutherford is gaining an online following, with his poems reflecting on love and older age (among other things!) Plus, Mansfield's former town crier explains the importance of the role in medieval times. And poet Hollie McNish reflects on the confusion and embarrassment that can come from a difference in regional dialect. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers. With contributions from: Genevieve Tudor and Allan Price at BBC Radio Shropshire Dominic King at BBC Radio Kent Pip Watts at BBC Radio Nottingham

37 MIN2019 NOV 20
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Words

Bodies

Four surprising tales of changing body modifications. Featuring Jayne, who has a prosthetic nose for every occasion (including when she's had a few drinks!). Rising kayaking star, Helena explains why she made the huge decision to have her leg amputated at 22 years old. And Lucy, a Bradford tattooist explains how and why she's created specialist 3D nipple designs. Plus radio presenter Claira Hermet explains the tough journey she went through, to finally love her body. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers With contributions from: Claira Hermet and Jim Davis at BBC Radio London Charlotte Broadbent and Lauren Clemson at BBC Hereford and Worcester Beth Parsons at BBC Radio Leeds

39 MIN2019 NOV 6
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Bodies

Relationship Status

Reflections on what it means to be in a relationship, or single. Featuring Charlie, Nick and Sydney sharing the emotions and logistics of their polyamorous romance. Plus, nuns Sisters Anne-Marie, Aelred and Gabriel explain why they don't fully consider themselves to be single. And childhood friends, David and Christine on the joy of finding love later in life. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers With contributions from: Letitia George at BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Emily Jeffery at BBC Radio Sussex Melvyn Prior at BBC Radio Lincolnshire

39 MIN2019 OCT 23
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Relationship Status

Listen

Three stories exploring the power of tuning in - from the buzzing of bees, to the shared thoughts of our friends. Featuring the Kent man who has cycled around the UK collecting unique sounds and voices as he goes, in order to make a special piece of music. The Listening Project brings two friends together in Scarborough, for an unexpected conversation about food and body image. Plus the Devon doctor who learnt to lip read to treat his patients, after losing his hearing as a young man - and how a cochlear implant has made things a little easier all round. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers With contributions from: Nathan Moore and Bek Homer from BBC Radio York Michael Chequer from BBC Radio Devon Find out more about The Big Record UK here: https://www.thebigrecord.com Hear more excellent conversations from The Listening Project: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cqx3b

37 MIN2019 OCT 9
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Hidden History

Three secret, untold or unexpected personal stories. Featuring the Wiltshire woman who had no idea her husband was a spy, until three years after his death. Plus childhood memories of a Fenland village once home to elephants, lions and zebras; and the British engineer who has left his mark on the 1969 moon landing. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers With contributions from: Graham Seaman at BBC Wiltshire Hannah Saunders and Heather Noble at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Steve Harris from BBC Radio Solent's Dorset breakfast show And with thanks to tour guide Lynne Dyer, plus Margaret Thirwell and John Mellors from Beaumanor Hall

41 MIN2019 SEP 25
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Hidden History

Single Story: House Block 6

Liam has served over 50 convictions, but is hoping this will be his last time in prison. BBC Tees producer Lee Johnson visited him at the Therapeutic Community Wing at Holme House prison in Stockton-on-Tees. This is an extract from the full length documentary House Block 6; part of the England Unwrapped series on BBC Sounds. Multi Story is presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

7 MIN2019 SEP 11
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Single Story: House Block 6

Single Story: Reunion

Warwickshire firefighter Tony Dumbleton helped save the life of American police officer Andrew Dahring, after he was injured during a mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017. A year on, the pair were reunited over the phone.This is a chance to revisit a story from the first series of Multi Story - with an update, and an insight into the work that went into making the reunion a reality. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers, with contributions from Marian McNamee from BBC Coventry and Warwickshire.

17 MIN2019 AUG 28
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Single Story: Reunion

Latest Episodes

New Start

To welcome in the new decade, stories of life-changing moments and new directions. Including Kate, a Lancashire mum who has taken control of her alcohol addiction, and is now helping others do the same. Plus boxer Tom Hill shares the impact, and the silver lining of losing his job at the Redcar steelworks. And meet Mark Winkless - a huge Leicester City supporter who has gone from being a bad guy, to simply acting one on screen. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers. Executive producer: James Stewart With contributions from: Garry Scott at BBC Radio Lancashire Matty Jones at BBC Tees Harris Millar at BBC Radio Leicester With thanks to Andrew Fewster

33 MIN2 w ago
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New Start

Christmas II

Getting in the mood for Christmas - a selection of festive audio treats from across England. Featuring the pub serving turkey and mince pies in August; the teen mum preparing for her baby's first Christmas in their new home; and a hospice chaplain and volunteer reflect on bringing festivities to their patients and families. Plus a Victorian Christmas card collector explains why his hobby is so important - and presenter Becca speaks to BBC Radio Leicester's Martin Ballard about his 30 years of switching a microphone for stage make-up in panto. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers. With contributions from: Laura Clemson at BBC Hereford and Worcester Philippa Goymer at BBC Tees and the Pregnant Teens podcast Emily Jeffrey at BBC Sussex and The Listening Project Caroline Adams at BBC Radio Devon Martin Ballard/Widow Twanky from BBC Radio Leicester Listen to the Pregnant Teens podcast here: bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07r63bk

41 MIN2019 DEC 18
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Christmas II

Identity

Four stories reflecting on what makes us who we are. Including Ash, aka Maria - a drag queen from Stoke, who mixes heavy metal and pop music. Mike from Bristol shares the impact of being part of the Windrush generation, and his hopes to gain official UK citizenship. Plus a Carlisle councillor and street artist swap thoughts on the place of graffiti in their city. And poet Jodie Langford, explains why she's proud to call Hull her home. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers. With contributions from: Perry Spiller and Liz Ellis at BBC Radio Stoke Tom Bigwood and Michael Jenkins at BBC Inside Out West Andrew Carter at BBC Radio Cumbria Ian McMillan and Kathryn Morrison (for the National Poetry Day and Local Radio programme from BBC Radio Humberside)

41 MIN2019 DEC 4
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Identity

Words

Four stories drawn from across England, celebrating the power of words. Featuring the World War II letters sent to Gilbert, from his lover - the mysterious "G". Ninety-seven-year-old Maurice Rutherford is gaining an online following, with his poems reflecting on love and older age (among other things!) Plus, Mansfield's former town crier explains the importance of the role in medieval times. And poet Hollie McNish reflects on the confusion and embarrassment that can come from a difference in regional dialect. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers. With contributions from: Genevieve Tudor and Allan Price at BBC Radio Shropshire Dominic King at BBC Radio Kent Pip Watts at BBC Radio Nottingham

37 MIN2019 NOV 20
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Words

Bodies

Four surprising tales of changing body modifications. Featuring Jayne, who has a prosthetic nose for every occasion (including when she's had a few drinks!). Rising kayaking star, Helena explains why she made the huge decision to have her leg amputated at 22 years old. And Lucy, a Bradford tattooist explains how and why she's created specialist 3D nipple designs. Plus radio presenter Claira Hermet explains the tough journey she went through, to finally love her body. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers With contributions from: Claira Hermet and Jim Davis at BBC Radio London Charlotte Broadbent and Lauren Clemson at BBC Hereford and Worcester Beth Parsons at BBC Radio Leeds

39 MIN2019 NOV 6
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Bodies

Relationship Status

Reflections on what it means to be in a relationship, or single. Featuring Charlie, Nick and Sydney sharing the emotions and logistics of their polyamorous romance. Plus, nuns Sisters Anne-Marie, Aelred and Gabriel explain why they don't fully consider themselves to be single. And childhood friends, David and Christine on the joy of finding love later in life. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers With contributions from: Letitia George at BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Emily Jeffery at BBC Radio Sussex Melvyn Prior at BBC Radio Lincolnshire

39 MIN2019 OCT 23
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Relationship Status

Listen

Three stories exploring the power of tuning in - from the buzzing of bees, to the shared thoughts of our friends. Featuring the Kent man who has cycled around the UK collecting unique sounds and voices as he goes, in order to make a special piece of music. The Listening Project brings two friends together in Scarborough, for an unexpected conversation about food and body image. Plus the Devon doctor who learnt to lip read to treat his patients, after losing his hearing as a young man - and how a cochlear implant has made things a little easier all round. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers With contributions from: Nathan Moore and Bek Homer from BBC Radio York Michael Chequer from BBC Radio Devon Find out more about The Big Record UK here: https://www.thebigrecord.com Hear more excellent conversations from The Listening Project: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cqx3b

37 MIN2019 OCT 9
Comments
Listen

Hidden History

Three secret, untold or unexpected personal stories. Featuring the Wiltshire woman who had no idea her husband was a spy, until three years after his death. Plus childhood memories of a Fenland village once home to elephants, lions and zebras; and the British engineer who has left his mark on the 1969 moon landing. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers With contributions from: Graham Seaman at BBC Wiltshire Hannah Saunders and Heather Noble at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Steve Harris from BBC Radio Solent's Dorset breakfast show And with thanks to tour guide Lynne Dyer, plus Margaret Thirwell and John Mellors from Beaumanor Hall

41 MIN2019 SEP 25
Comments
Hidden History

Single Story: House Block 6

Liam has served over 50 convictions, but is hoping this will be his last time in prison. BBC Tees producer Lee Johnson visited him at the Therapeutic Community Wing at Holme House prison in Stockton-on-Tees. This is an extract from the full length documentary House Block 6; part of the England Unwrapped series on BBC Sounds. Multi Story is presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

7 MIN2019 SEP 11
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Single Story: House Block 6

Single Story: Reunion

Warwickshire firefighter Tony Dumbleton helped save the life of American police officer Andrew Dahring, after he was injured during a mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017. A year on, the pair were reunited over the phone.This is a chance to revisit a story from the first series of Multi Story - with an update, and an insight into the work that went into making the reunion a reality. Presented and produced by Becca Bryers, with contributions from Marian McNamee from BBC Coventry and Warwickshire.

17 MIN2019 AUG 28
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Single Story: Reunion
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