PST, THIRD COAST IS BACK THIS FALL — in a new, virtual world. Join us for much-needed audio community & inspiration in: Third Place.

Don't Hang Up 2: Nightlines

Would you pick up a ringing payphone and share your life with a complete stranger? Alan Dein hopes so.

Best Documentary: Gold2007 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2007 / Alan Dein / Mark Burman / BBC Radio 4, UK

Would you pick up a ringing payphone and share your life with a complete stranger? Alan Dein hopes so.

Dialing into the deep night, Dein encounters the lonely, the lost, the brave, and the strange -- from a security guard in the Florida Everglades to a Kiwi transsexual in pigtails and onto a vision of violent, teenage hell on a Margate seafront.

In this excerpt, the stories of those who answered Alan Dein's nighttime calls begin to converge in intriguing ways.

Don't Hang Up 2: Nightlines won the Best Documentary: Gold Award in the 2007 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. The story was produced with assistance from Anne Smith.


produced by

Alan Dein

Alan Dein is one of Britain's leading oral historians.

Mark Burman

Mark Burman thought he was going to make movies until he heard a classic Charles Parker radio ballad which stopped him in his tracks.


Featured in


May we recommend…