At the age of 30, Amy Liptrot finds herself washed up back home on Orkney. Standing unstable on the island, she tries to come to terms with the addiction that has swallowed the last decade of her life. As she spends her mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, her days tracking Orkney's wildlife, and her nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy discovers how the wild can restore life and renew hope.
"Slow to Start But Picks Up Brilliantly"
John Gordon Sinclair stars as Scotland's most celebrated doctor in six BBC Radio full-cast dramatisations. When Dr Cameron gets called in to see a patient, he doesn't expect it to be his new partner Dr Finlay. But the new doctor is full of surprises: caring, stubborn, idealistic and clever, Finlay might have been welcomed to the practice with a black eye but he proves to be more than a match for the local residents.
A tender and sad BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about losing your past, starring Richard Briers. The Moment You Feel It was originally broadcast as the 'Afternoon Play' on 18 May 2009. Alf's memories come in flashes with great blank holes, along with a running commentary from the voices of his past. So how does finding a strange coat in his kitchen remind Alf why he doesn't want a bath today?
A tense and powerful drama exploring the timely issues of unemployment, ethics, and international conflict. A fifty-year-old factory employee finds his own way to make a stand. With orders still on the books, Kenny Gall refuses to leave the factory he has worked in for more than thirty years. This will have serious implications for the company; his daughter, Ashley; and for a local ex-serviceman. Starring Alexander Morton, Sally Reid, Brian Ferguson, Tracy Wiles. Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.
‘Alice, Hanging in There’ is the second of three comic tales from BBC Radio 4’s The Greengrocer’s Apostrophe, inspired by those hand-written signs offering ‘Apple's and Banana's’, which can be found in every town in Britain. When Alice's high-flying career stalls, she finds a novel way to occupy her time. Armed only with a balaclava and a pot of paint, she starts to vent her anger on sloppy punctuation.