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The Coffin Gate

A series of readings from new writers to radio evoking the South Downs. Recorded in front of an audience at the Church of St Pancras, Kingston (near Lewes) - a little village nestled at the bottom of the Downs.

Episode 3: The Coffin Gate by Ruth Figgest
Louise is ten years older than her husband Leon and one day, while walking across the Downs with their young family, they discover that perhaps they are not the happy family they thought they may have been. Leon's controlling ways and attitudes, suggesting a spoilt mummy's boy, are enough to bring things to a head and give Louise the strength to realise her emotions have been buried in the coffin that is her marriage.

Read by Sian Thomas

Director: Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Sun 27 Oct 2013 19:45


Role Contributor
ReaderSian Thomas
DirectorCelia de Wolff
WriterRuth Figgest