Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Close Call

By Sarah Weatherall. It is 1969, and there is great excitement at the Watts home with the installation of their first phone. Little do they realise how much their lives will change.

With Apollo 11 about to land on the moon, the Watts family have finally installed their first telephone, little realising how much their lives will change with its arrival. The phone sits in the hallway, witnessing the activities of the house, listening to the family's secret loves, fears and joys.

The writer Sarah Weatherall captures the excitement of using a phone for the first time, in the days before mobiles and texts, and when no conversation was private.

Directed by Anne Bunting.

45 minutes

Last on

Mon 4 Aug 2014 14:15


Role Contributor
Frank Watts Ricky Champ
Natalie Angie Wallis
Vincent Matthew Tennyson
Liam Reece Buttery
DJ Clive Hayward
Newsreader Elaine Claxton
Writer Sarah Weatherall
Director Anne Bunting