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Direct Red

How does it feel to hold someone's heart in your hands? How do you tell a young patient that he's dying? What do you do when, on a quiet ward in the middle of the night, a patient you've grown close to invites you into his bed? This vivid portrayal of the day-to-day life of young female surgeon, and the medical and moral dilemmas she faces, is based on the memoir by Gabriel Weston. One of few women in an alpha male world, she finds herself continually questioning where a doctor should draw the line between being detached and being human. And it's the conflict between these opposing forces - the personal and professional - that lies at the heart of this powerful play, which has been adapted for radio by Tina Pepler.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.

Release date:

58 minutes

Last on

Fri 3 Aug 2012 21:00


Role Contributor
GabrielHattie Morahan
ConsultantAlun Raglan
Mr CookeJohn Rowe
Mrs CookeMarilyn Le Conte
MarkMatthew Gravelle
TroyKobna Holdbrook-Smith
BabeClaire Cage
Doctor JohnSimon Ludders
NurseCatrin Stewart
WriterGabriel Weston
AdaptorTina Pepler
DirectorKate McAll