Wireless Nights: Overnight Delivery
Laurence Grissell


BBC Radio 4, UK, 2012
TCF Winners
Darkness, Experimental, Travel
13 50


Each week on Wireless Nights, pop star Jarvis Cocker prowls the dark, finding stories of the night people.

In Overnight Delivery, Cocker boards the red-eye, taking a transatlantic flight of the imagination, and peering down at the human dramas beneath as the world slowly rotates. 

Wireless Nights: Overnight Delivery won the Best Documentary: Bronze Award in the 2012 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.The story was produced by Laurence Grissell with Neil McCarthy and Sara Parker for BBC Radio 4. 

Here's an excerpt from the 28-minute program. Listen to all nine winners of the 2012 TC/RHDF Competition here.


Laurence Grissell started his career in BBC local radio after completing a politics degree. He then moved to BBC Radio 4, where he worked as a researcher on various daily and weekly shows, as well as producing occasional documentaries. He started making features full time when he moved to the BBC Radio Documentaries Unit in 2004. 


Winner photo by Vanessa Churchill Photography. Airplane cockpit photo by Kevin Moore.

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Love this one. It's such a naughty and mischievous voice. And unlike the Silver, it has more of rich sonic quality
Posted by Hamish from Sunshine Coast, Brisbane at 10/14/2012