iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for There

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

There

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 26 February 2013

A junior NGO strategy team is thrown into training for kidnap crisis negotiation. Powerful new drama by Dan Rebellato.

The second of three Afternoon Dramas, 'There' is a bold take on one aspect of a kidnapping, set in the head office of an NGO in Europe. A group of junior strategists grapple with the fictional situation that one of their field workers has disappeared and may have been kidnapped. Despite their near-total inexperience, they have to role play scenarios in which they negotiate with the unknown kidnapper, struggling to separate truth from fiction, Aleppo from Hollywood.

But when they finally get to grips with the issues, and gain some understanding of the complexities of the situation, the phone rings..

Dan Rebellato is a playwright and academic. His stageplays include Chekhov in Hell, Static, Whistleblower, Mile End, and Here Is What I Did With My Body One Day. Other radio work includes an adaptation of Dead Souls starring Michael Palin and Mark Heap. He is Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Royal Holloway University of London and has written widely on contemporary theatre.

Director ..... Polly Thomas
Sound designer ..... Nigel Lewis
PC ..... Willa King
Writer ..... Dan Rebellato
A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4.

Credits

Carla
Fenella Woolgar
Jeremy
Joseph Kloska
Frank
Steffan Rhodri
Director
Polly Thomas
Producer
Polly Thomas

Broadcasts

Free download

  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