iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Terri-Ann Brumby - The Benefit of Time

Listen now 45 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Terri-Ann Brumby - The Benefit of Time

Availability:
4 days left to listen
Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 09 December 2011

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.

Credits

Donald Cruickshank
Adrian Scarborough
Debbie Wilson
Samantha Spiro
Writer
Terri-Ann Brumby
Director
Gordon House
Producer
Gordon House

Podcast

  1. Image for Drama of the Week

    Drama of the Week

    Every Friday we bring you a new drama from Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss