My Old Man
A series of stories by novelist Chris Paling, in which the music plays as important a role as the words.
Episode 2: My Old Man
Bee loves Brad but she's worried they're stuck in a rut. He seems to care more for his guitar than he does for her. When the skater boy next door shows an interest in her she begins to wonder if there's not a better world for her somewhere else.
But Brad has his own concerns - concerns about his health he can only voice in the darkness of his room when he plays his guitar. Soon, even that is not enough, and finally they have to face the fact it's more than music keeping them apart.
Read by Suranne Jones
Music composed and performed by Andrew Cresswell-Davis
Director: Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.