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Life on the Edges

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 20 February 2010

By Nicola Wilson

Deano's never met his grandmother, Ellen. But his mother's committed suicide and he's been placed in her care. Alone together they each occupy their own imaginary worlds. Ellen sees things - a bear in a white anorak, Victorian chimney sweeps, the disembodied head of Ian Beale. Deano, used to spending hours on his computer, is missing the imaginary world he created on Second Life. Then his avatar turns up in his new bedroom and their adventures begin again. When Deano and Ellen's imaginary worlds collide, a dark and tragic tale unfolds.

Ellen ..... Sheila Reid
Deano ..... Billy Seymour
Mexican Bob ..... Toby Jones
Dr Norton ..... Laura dos Santos
Barrister ..... Nigel Hastings

Nicola Wilson was the Literary Manager at the Bush Theatre before turning her hand to playwriting. Since then she's written for stage, television and radio. She's currently taking part in the BBC's Writers Academy.

Producer: Kirsty Williams.

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