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The Fitzroy Diaries

ABC Radio National

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The Fitzroy Diaries
The Fitzroy Diaries

The Fitzroy Diaries

ABC Radio National

15
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61
Plays
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Walk through Fitzroy in inner-city Melbourne: a place shaped by gangsters, migrants, Aboriginal activists, the working poor. Now, it’s all fancy shops and hipster bars, until you really look. An audio fiction series from the ABC.

Latest Episodes

01 | With me, even when you’re not

It’s the end of the week and fire trucks light up the street. Alan, out the front of his house, hose in hand, knows everything. What he won’t say, though, is what, exactly, is Luminous Ute Guy’s problem.

13 MIN2018 JUL 23
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01 | With me, even when you’re not

02 | Different back then

Gertrude Street, once home to gangsters, now high-end retail, still has a playground. Queen of the playground is Zahra, born on the other side of the world. Alan, though, was born in the front room of his house 83 years ago. Some days it feels like a whole other world.

13 MIN2018 JUL 22
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02 | Different back then

03 | A precious time

Gayle, the woman from up the road who "used to live in Brighton" turns out to have hidden depths. Because don’t we all? And Greg quietly comes to the rescue of Alan.

13 MIN2018 JUL 21
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03 | A precious time

04 | Locked in

People don’t look inside locked cars. Or at least, most of them don’t. For a mother whose baby is asleep in the back, a parked car can be a private sanctuary. Until it isn’t.

13 MIN2018 JUL 20
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04 | Locked in

05 | The gorgeous, noisy shambles of it all

The streets are hot and Gayle is annoyed about the person or persons who are peeing on her fence. She knows who it is though, don’t you worry about that.

13 MIN2018 JUL 19
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05 | The gorgeous, noisy shambles of it all

06 | Worse things happen at sea

Everything is the worst and it’s cold and wet and what is with Luminous Ute Guy? Memories accompany bin night rituals and the identity of the nocturnal urinator becomes apparent.

13 MIN2018 JUL 18
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06 | Worse things happen at sea

07 | The incident

The old Nonna’s house goes up for auction. Alan, 83, who used to play with her as a kid, seems bereft. Greg and the couple from up the road — is it Alec and Marcus? — conspire to make things better. And Luminous Ute Guy shows his true colours.

13 MIN2018 JUL 17
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07 | The incident

08 | The street party

At the street party, everybody’s there. Everyone, that is, except for Luminous Ute Guy. Zahra and the kids paint a chalk world under the chairs and don’t worry because there’s leftover pav for everyone.

13 MIN2018 JUL 16
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08 | The street party
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Latest Episodes

01 | With me, even when you’re not

It’s the end of the week and fire trucks light up the street. Alan, out the front of his house, hose in hand, knows everything. What he won’t say, though, is what, exactly, is Luminous Ute Guy’s problem.

13 MIN2018 JUL 23
Comments
01 | With me, even when you’re not

02 | Different back then

Gertrude Street, once home to gangsters, now high-end retail, still has a playground. Queen of the playground is Zahra, born on the other side of the world. Alan, though, was born in the front room of his house 83 years ago. Some days it feels like a whole other world.

13 MIN2018 JUL 22
Comments
02 | Different back then

03 | A precious time

Gayle, the woman from up the road who "used to live in Brighton" turns out to have hidden depths. Because don’t we all? And Greg quietly comes to the rescue of Alan.

13 MIN2018 JUL 21
Comments
03 | A precious time

04 | Locked in

People don’t look inside locked cars. Or at least, most of them don’t. For a mother whose baby is asleep in the back, a parked car can be a private sanctuary. Until it isn’t.

13 MIN2018 JUL 20
Comments
04 | Locked in

05 | The gorgeous, noisy shambles of it all

The streets are hot and Gayle is annoyed about the person or persons who are peeing on her fence. She knows who it is though, don’t you worry about that.

13 MIN2018 JUL 19
Comments
05 | The gorgeous, noisy shambles of it all

06 | Worse things happen at sea

Everything is the worst and it’s cold and wet and what is with Luminous Ute Guy? Memories accompany bin night rituals and the identity of the nocturnal urinator becomes apparent.

13 MIN2018 JUL 18
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06 | Worse things happen at sea

07 | The incident

The old Nonna’s house goes up for auction. Alan, 83, who used to play with her as a kid, seems bereft. Greg and the couple from up the road — is it Alec and Marcus? — conspire to make things better. And Luminous Ute Guy shows his true colours.

13 MIN2018 JUL 17
Comments
07 | The incident

08 | The street party

At the street party, everybody’s there. Everyone, that is, except for Luminous Ute Guy. Zahra and the kids paint a chalk world under the chairs and don’t worry because there’s leftover pav for everyone.

13 MIN2018 JUL 16
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08 | The street party
the END