The programme will also feature unreleased demos by the artist.

In December 2015, PJ Harvey went on a fact-finding mission to Kosovo that helped inspire her recent album The Hope Six Demolition Project. During her time out there she kept a diary of her travels and now those thoughts and observations are set to be adapted for a new BBC radio drama.

On Kosovo Field has been written by Fin Kennedy and follows two Kosovan-born, Manchester-raised siblings who return to Kosovo after discovering that a mass grave has been found near their home. Told over five episodes and featuring unreleased song demos from Harvey woven into the narrative, the programme stars former Coronation Street actor Michelle Keegan and My Mad Fat Diary’s Nico Mirallegro.

On Kosovo Field airs on BBC Radio 4 at 10.45am every week day from January 9 through to January 13, with repeats broadcast at 7.45pm each day.

Back in April, Harvey scored a number one for The Hope Six Demolition Project album – her first time at the top spot, despite having won crititcal acclaim and multiple awards, including the Mercury prize twice. [via NME]

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