The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles 5/5
by Esther Wilson
As the wedding approaches, Darleen and Jamie buy their ring with a budget of £45, and then disaster strikes on the wedding day as Jamie gets cold feet.
A rom-com with a difference. Created in part through improvisation and inspired by true stories.
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 Fyles....... Donna Lavin
Jamie ...... Edmund Davies
Treena ..... Lorraine Ashbourne
Ben ...... Wyllie Longmore
Marie ..... Emma Hartley-Miller
Jeweller/Bob ...... Stephen Chapman
Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris
Marriage, driving lessons, the pitfalls of sheltered housing are all on the agenda in series 2. 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 available to download as a podcast through the Radio 4 website.