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Fresh Berries

Duration:
50 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 09 February 2013

Catherine Johnson launches the new season of The Wire with her first play for radio, Fresh Berries. This challenging, uncompromising, but compassionate play explores the subject of men who lure young, vulnerable girls into the world of sex for money. Catherine Johnson has written for film and TV, as well as novels for young teenagers. She was writer in residence in Holloway Prison and has also worked in Feltham Young Offenders Institute. She is currently on the BBC Writers' Academy. This drama contains strong language, some violence and scenes of a sexual nature.

Natalie ..... Madeline Duggan
Justin ..... Carl Prekopp
Georgia ..... Lizzy Watts
Nan ..... Tilly Vosburgh
Mrs Adebole/Dr ..... Eleanor Crooks
Vic ..... Ben Crowe
Emma ..... Shannon Tarbet
Gamze ..... Candassaie Liburd
Lee ..... Will Howard

Director: Marion Nancarrow

Fresh Berries is Catherine Johnson's first play for radio. She has written for film and tv, including "Bullet Boy", directed by Saul Dibb, and Simon Schama's "Rough Crossings". She enjoys writing novels for young teenagers: her books include "A Nest of Vipers" and "Brave New Girl" . Catherine spent a year as writer in residence in Holloway Prison and has also worked in Feltham Young Offenders Institute. She is currently on the BBC Writers' Academy. She is a Londoner and lives in Hackney.

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