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Episode 3

The Gobetweenies, Series 3 Episode 3 of 6

Lucy is driving rational science-loving Tom crazy with her passion for astrology. She tries to convince him by swishing her magnificent Leo hair at him.

With her brother mercilessly mocking her gullibility, Lucy decides to read Tom's book, Exploring the Night Sky. When she discovers that starlight comes from extinct stars she has an existential crisis made worse by a recent visit to a ghoulish exhibition about grave robbers and dissectionists. Now she knows the awful truth - the sky is haunted and worse, she herself is actually mortal.

It's very hard being fifteen and finite.

Tom's head is also full of the Burke and Hare-type crimes he learned about at the exhibition. And, when he overhears a late night conversation between his dad Joe and his old school friend, he begins to harbour terrifying suspicions. The old friend, Leon, is a vet and Joe makes a meagre living working for YourPetsPaintedintheAfterlife.com. Tom is convinced that his Dad's old school friend is putting down healthy animals so that Joe can profit from doing their afterlife portraits. Sweeney Dad the Demon Painter!

When Lucy finds out that Tom's rationality and science swottery has led him to insane conclusions, she exacts her own sweet revenge.

Cast:
Joe................................Mark Bonnar
Mimi........................Sarah Alexander
Tom............................Finlay Christie
Lucy...........................Phoebe Abbott
Leon................................Dave Lamb

Writer: Marcella Evaristi
Director: Marilyn Imrie

Producer: Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 1 Nov 2013 11:30

Credits

Role Contributor
JoeMark Bonnar
MimiSarah Alexander
TomFinlay Christie
LucyPhoebe Abbott
RuthValerie Cutko
Mr ThompsonDavid Troughton
DirectorMarilyn Imrie
ProducerGordon Kennedy
WriterMarcella Evaristi