Every Friday we bring you a new drama from Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some…
Juliet Stevenson and David Haig star in an adaption of C S Richardson's The End of the Alphabet, a charming and thought provoking debut novel short-listed for the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize.
"Those who knew him described Ambrose Zephyr as a better man than some. Wanting a few minor adjustments, they would admit, but didn't we all. His wife described him as the only man she had loved. Without adjustment."
Ambrose Zephyr and Zappora Ashkenzai (known as Zipper) live contentedly in London, their world one of work, friends and their abiding love for each other, their routines settled and certain. Until the day, sometime around his 50th birthday, that Ambrose learns that he has only one month to live. In response he makes frantic plans to travel the globe, alphabetically, from Amsterdam to Zanzibar, with his beloved wife at his side. And if he wants to travel at this time, she will go, wherever the journey takes them and whatever her own feelings may be.
Juliet Stevenson .... Zipper
David Haig .... Ambrose
Adam Godley .... the Narrator/Freddie
Carolyn Pickles .... Kitts/Pru.
Philip Fox .... Doctor/Mr Umtata
Adaptor .... Penny Leicester
Director .... Di Speirs.