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Story Radio Podcast

Salvage by Martin Nathan

  • S2E22
  • 1:05:07
  • August 31st 2021

SALVAGE is set in Tide Mills, an abandoned village near Newhaven on the Sussex coast.

The traces of the mill and the childrens’ home can still be seen on the shingle beach.

Content warning: this drama contains some material listeners might find distressing

The piece was directed by Luke Blackwood-Stevenson


JANE - Rubie Ozanne

BILL - Lewis Jenkins

SAM - Kieran Dooner

IAN - Hamish Brewster

FRED - Luke Blackwood-Stevenson

Recording engineer: Max Jukes

Script, music and location sounds: Martin Nathan

A location-based piece with audio triggered within the Tide Mills site will be released soon.

Martin Nathan’s short fiction and poetry has appeared in a range of journals and his novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing. His dramatic writing has been shortlisted for the Nick Darke award and the Woodward International Prize.

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Tabitha Potts is a writer living in East London. She has had several short stories published in print and online and been short-listed and long-listed for various awards, most recently the Sunderland University Short Story Award. In a previous life, she was a BBC Radio Drama producer.


Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and a railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica. His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing.