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ADHD on Radio 3

Gids | 14:33 UK time, Monday, 16 February 2009

Getting a train across the UK can sometimes be a testing experience for anyone. But what's it like when, like Nina Black you've got severe Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD.) This was the topic artfully explored in a Drama-Documentary broadcast last Saturday on Radio 3.

The programme weaves a fictional drama of Nina's train journey alongside documentary interviews with the real life Nina Black and members of her family, creating a 'complex portrait of living with ADHD'. Amongst other things, we hear her locking herself in the carriage toilet as the guard approaches and getting a little too attached to the dog of a fellow passenger.

It's also worth a listen for the original soundtrack of electro-acoustic sound that runs throughout beautifully under keying the action as the drama unfolds.

You can hear Nina Black' on iPlayer until next Saturday.


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