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Episode 5

Anna looks at her own problems with empty nest syndrome. Is that making her over-obsess about Henry? Stars Emma Fielding.

A mother (Emma Fielding) fears that a child parenting expert (Matthew Marsh) is endangering his own 7 year old son Henry by testing out his theories of early independence on him.

Anna has been forced to question whether her own problems with empty nest syndrome and with the way she was raised have made her over-obsess about Professor Henderson's son. But she finally meets Henry's mother Nancy and is horrified to hear that Henderson and Henry are missing.

A thriller which asks whether our society bubble wraps children, whether we have the right to interfere in other people's children's lives and how we become parents with the spectres of our own childhoods still looming over our shoulders.

Based on a novel by the journalist Sophie Radice who contributes to The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and many magazines. Adapted for radio by award winning writer Charlotte Jones who has written extensively for TV, theatre and radio. Her most celebrated play "Humble Boy has played all over the world, she wrote the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical of "The Woman in White" and most recently ITV aired her three part thriller "Without you".

Anna ... Emma Fielding
Henderson ... Matthew Marsh
Jason ... Paul Heath
Nancy ... Jane Slavin

Producer ... Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.

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15 minutes

Last on

Sat 8 Jun 2019 02:30

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Anna Emma Fielding
Henderson Matthew Marsh
Jason Paul Heath
Nancy Jane Slavin
Writer Sophie Radice
Adaptor Charlotte Jones
Producer Liz Webb


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