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Country Life

Country Life
By Shelagh Delaney

A new drama from Shelagh Delaney, writer of A Taste of Honey.

Set on a small holding during the Foot and Mouth epidemic of 2001, Country Life brings together three people who all want to change the world but don't know how.

Rose has lived in far flung rural Yorkshire for years now, alone apart from her beloved sheep. Childless, she has a close bond with her nephew, Boris, a restless teenager with great musical talent but no idea what to do with it, or how to cope with his actor father Eddie's newfound fame in Hollywood. Things are tranquil enough on the smallholding, until Eddie turns up looking for Boris, the local press sense a story, family tensions explode and Rose has to stave off media instrusion alongside preparing for the inevitable fate of her livestock in the current Foot and Mouth crisis.

Rose.....................Barbara Marten
Boris.....................Thomas Sangster
Eddie.....................Nicholas Sidi
Jim........................Richard Oldham

Piano played by Steven Reynolds

Producer Polly Thomas

BBC Radio Drama North.

Release date:

45 minutes

Last on

Thu 17 Jun 2010 14:15