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Setting a Glass

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 02 November 2010

By Nick Warburton

A man is summoned to a hospital where his elderly mother is fading away. He arrives in the middle of the night and walks through empty corridors looking for a coffee machine. So why is he avoiding sitting at his mother's bedside?

He gets talking to an auxiliary nurse, a disgruntled but determined young woman whose life is starting, just as his mother's is ending. As he tells this complete stranger about his mother's uneventful life, her small achievements, he comes to understand some of the mechanisms at play in his strange inability to sit with her.

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

Credits

Mike
James Fleet
Writer
Nick Warburton
Director
Peter Kavanagh

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