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Terri-Ann Brumby - The Benefit of Time

Debbie Green is dull. Debbie Green is plain. Debbie Green works in Human Resources, where she has few friends, and lives a very mundane existence. That is, until she starts going to visit a hypnotist, who claims to be able to explore people's past lives. And guess what? Debbie, apparently, has had a very eventful past life - she was once Anne Boleyn. Or so Donald Cruikshank her hypnotist excitedly confirms. He is, of course, a charlatan, and he's gulling her. Or is he? Is she gulling him? As the sessions progress, and Debbie starts doing an office round-robin e-mail of her experiences, her popularity at work increases dramatically, as do her career prospects.

In our celebrity-fixated world, what better celebrity to conjure up - and then actually be - than a famous figure of history? And as Debbie climbs that greasy pole to success and high status, she leaves a trail of human devastation in her wake.

Original Music composed by David Chilton

Produced by Gordon House
A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

45 minutes

Last on

Thu 4 Aug 2016 21:15


Role Contributor
Donald CruickshankAdrian Scarborough
Debbie WilsonSamantha Spiro
WriterTerri-Ann Brumby
DirectorGordon House
ProducerGordon House