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Mayday Mayday

True, life-affirming story that charts actor Tristan Sturrock's journey from paralysis to recovery. Retold for radio by the voices of all those who helped him to walk again.

A true, life-affirming story charting one man's journey from paralysis to recovery.

During the dying minutes of April 2004, as the Cornish town of Padstow celebrated the coming of summer, actor Tristan Sturrock broke his neck falling off a wall. Paralysed in hospital and about to become a father for the first time, he was told he may never walk again. This incredible true story charts his journey from the first of May to his first step, starring the real voices of all those who helped him to walk again. It is based on the stage play by Tristan Sturrock and Katy Carmichael, and adapted for radio by Becky Ripley.

Since its original transmission on 1st May 2015, Mayday Mayday has been awarded an international Third Coast Award.

Composer: Aaron May
Producer/Director: Becky Ripley.

45 minutes

Last on

Mon 26 Oct 2015 14:15


Role Contributor
Actor Tristan Sturrock
Actor Katy Carmichael
Actor Andy Carnegie
Actor Jo Eastley
Actor Ruth Arscott
Actor Tim Germon
Actor Katrina Edwards
Actor Kelvin Edwards
Director Becky Ripley
Writer Tristan Sturrock
Writer Katy Carmichael
Adaptor Becky Ripley


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