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Kevin's fled his violent home to start afresh in a new city with his girlfriend. But with no job and nowhere to live, will the future be any better than the past?

Juliet Stevenson stars in this moving drama set amongst the 'hidden' homeless community.
Given the 'perfect storm', could anyone find themselves homeless? Relationship breakdowns, bereavements, the collapse of a business, increasing youth unemployment - in these times of 'austerity,' more and more people are becoming homeless.

Based on in-depth research, Gerda Stevenson has created a fictional drama exploring the world of the 'hidden' homeless community. Juliet Stevenson stars in this moving two-part drama specially commissioned for Radio Scotland.

An accompanying documentary on the making of Homeless will be broadcast on Radio Scotland.

By Gerda Stevenson
Episode 1
Anne Campbell....... JULIET STEVENSON
Lena................ JOANNA KACZYNSKA
Kevin............... BEN WINGER
Hamish.............. RICHARD CONLON
Garry............... JORDAN YOUNG
Mr Campbell/Jimmy .. IAN GRIEVE
Pauline ............ GERDA STEVENSON

Producer/Director: David Ian Neville.

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30 minutes

Last on

Mon 5 May 2014 13:32

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