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A Failed State

Series of plays by Jonathan Myerson depicting life inside Downing Street.

The coalition is unravelling and, as his team scramble for votes to keep the government in place, the PM goes to his constituency and becomes embroiled in a housing issue involving a Somalian single mother. Is it deliberate politics or the last act of a collapsing prime minister?

Adam ...... Antony Sher
Monica ...... Sasha Behar
Polly ...... Penny Downie
Bill ...... Bill Paterson
Steve ...... Stephen Mangan
Gwen Donoghue ...... Denise Black
Biyot Abdulle, constituent ...... Nicola Gardner
Hannah Armstrong ...... Kelly Hunter
Terry Gruber, union leader ...... Nicholas Murchie
Copple, housing manager ...... Michael Eaves
Trevithick ...... Karl Theobald
Simon Laity ...... Damian Lewis

Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

45 minutes

Last on

Fri 4 Dec 2009 14:15
BBC Radio 4 FM only
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