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A Mathematical Improbability

Episode 4 of 4

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 26 April 2010

Thinking of Leaving Your Husband is a four-part comedy drama by Charlotte Cory which explores a middle-aged woman's attempts to find herself a new romantic interest by joining an internet dating site. The series gives us two virtuoso acting performances by Lia Williams, who as Sarah, our heroine, appears in every scene, and Henry Goodman who not only plays Sarah's ex-husband Malcolm, but every one of her would-be lovers.

Sarah is distraught that she has been so deceived by her lying Dutchman. She is all for giving up the search to find a perfect partner. But Tania persuades her, for self-interested reasons, to go on a 'speed-dating' evening, where Sarah finally meets Tony, the mathematics professor and lover of ballroom dancing, whom she knows on the internet as 'Midnight Magic'. They are immediately attracted to each other - but leave without exchanging contact numbers and Sarah finds that Tania has wiped her details from the internet dating site. What are the mathematical chances of Sarah and Tony ever meeting again?

Sarah ..... Lia Williams
Tony, and all Sarah's internet dates ..... Henry Goodman
Mother ..... Miriam Margolyes
Tania ..... Frances Barber
Francis Parker ..... Roger Hammond
Phoebe-Jane ..... Hayley Roberts

Sound Design by Lucinda Mason Brown &
Original Music by David Chilton.
Series initiated by Nick Russell Pavier

Director: Gordon House

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.


Gordon House

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