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The Number of the Dead

A work written for Radio 3 by Mark Lawson. Contains strong language. Newscaster Timothy Freeman faces a crisis when his son holds up a bank at gunpoint, demanding to speak to him live on air.

A new dramatic work written for Radio 3 by presenter, journalist and playwright Mark Lawson. Contains strong language.

Timothy Freeman, newscaster and voice of the nation's major news network, is facing a crisis, seeing himself overlooked by younger colleagues. His teenage son Tom is holding up a bank at gunpoint and demands to speak to him live on air, broadcasting Timothy's failings as a father and a man to a million-strong audience who listen aghast.

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Sat 31 Jan 2009 21:15

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