The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles
by Esther Wilson
Return of award-winning drama series; an illuminating and striking exploration of the challenges and aspirations in the unique life of a young woman with learning disabilities. A series that's both tough and feelgood.
Starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies - actors with learning disabilities.
Darleen is taking driving lessons and proposes to Jamie. Marriage, driving lessons, the pitfalls of sheltered housing are all on the agenda in series 2. Created in part through improvisation and inspired by true stories.
Darleen Fyles....... Donna Lavin
Jamie ...... Edmund Davies
Treena ..... Lorraine Ashbourne
Leonard ..... Steve Evets
Ben ...... Wyllie Longmore
Marie ..... Emma Hartley-Miller
Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris
Darleen Fyles was recently made into a television drama as part of Jimmy McGovern's Moving On series broadcast on BBC One.
The series is the Play of the Week Podcast and you can download it through the Radio 4 website.