Lancaster Maritime Museum and the Judges' Lodgings worked in partnership with Litfest in Lancaster and BBC Radio Lancashire to commission three writers to create three new ten-minute pieces for radio. The pieces are based on the writers' research using Lancaster Maritime Museum and the Judges' Lodgings archives of material relating to Lancaster's involvement with the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Beth Broomby's short story is set in the present, from the point of view of a Lancaster student, who is shocked to discover her family's role in the trade. Chris Fittock focuses on a Lancastrian Quaker who has just entered into the trade, in a short play that looks at the ethical struggle between the realities of the trade and his faith. Cath Nichol's poem explores characters that justify their role in the trade, and the arguments they use for avoiding responsibility for the fact that they are living off its profits. The pieces were broadcast on Radio Lancashire on the 5th November 2006.