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Episode 1

A drama about an Edinburgh family breaking up during their daughter's gap year
by Colin Douglas.
Heather's leaving school with flying colours. She's off to Ghana for a gap year and then to Oxford. Her brother Fraser is going into second year at Cambridge studying medicine. And their parents, James, a surgeon, and Pippa, a professor of economics have some shocking news - they're splitting up. Suddenly everything's changing for Heather. With strained relationships at home, she embarks on what will become a rather unpredictable and challenging placement in Africa.

Cast:

Heather...............................................Kirsty McKay
James.................................................Paul Young
Pippa..................................................Isabella Jarrett
Fraser.................................................Keith McLeish
Janice.................................................Lesley Mackie
Dawn..................................................Lucy Paterson
Hector................................................Alasdair McCrone

Directed by David Ian Neville

Colin Douglas is an award-winning radio & TV writer and novelist with a distinctive voice. His plays for Radio 4 have included: The Life Class; Dress Up And Sing; Moving On & Taking The Waters (all written with Harry Quinn); and Better To Break Your Neck; Today We'll Finish Keats; Smart Boy Wanted; and the series, Safe In Our Hands. He's the author of nine novels including, The Houseman's Tale which he also dramatised as a series for BBC TV.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 25 Aug 2015 02:30

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