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Nine Lives by Anna Maria Murphy

An unexpected family secret is unearthed when Beth's elderly father Patrick claims never to have been born. Stars Eiry Thomas.

Beth's elderly father Patrick has a lifetime's worth of stories, and Beth knows them so well she almost feels as if she's lived them herself.

But one story she finds hard to believe – Patrick claims that he was never born. That he's lived forever. As Beth tries to untangle the truth of her father's birth, she uncovers an unexpected family secret.

A series of linked plays that start in a Register Office and end in either a birth, a marriage or a death.

Beth .... Eiry Thomas
Patrick .... Peter Marinker
Bill .... Christian Patterson
Mrs Knowles .... Sharon Morgan
Miriam/Janet .... Eirlys Bellin
Reg/Harold .... Matthew Gravelle

Written by Anna Maria Murphy.
Directed by James Robinson.

A BBC Cymru Wales production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.

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45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Beth Eiry Thomas
Patrick Peter Marinker
Bill Christian Patterson
Mrs Knowles Sharon Morgan
Miriam Eirlys Bellin
Janet Eirlys Bellin
Reg Matthew Gravelle
Harold Matthew Gravelle
Director James Robinson
Producer James Robinson
Writer Annamaria Murphy

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