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4 Extra Debut. Sally drops a bombshell on her husband of over 20 years – she wants a divorce. Can they still be friends? Stars Christine Bottomley.

Sally drops a bombshell on her husband of over 20 years, Joe – she wants a divorce.

Her mind is made up. Joe is shocked and angry. How can they remain friends?

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are about to find out. Starring Con O’Neill and Christine Bottomley.

Written by Mark Davies Markham, Amicable tracks the five-month journey from marriage to separation.

As more and more marriages end in divorce, the whys and wherefores become lost in the what next. When children are involved, many parents strive to remain on good terms. But is this really possible, when one partner has told the other the relationship is over? And do any of us have the overwhelming right to individual happiness, once we are parents?

Sally wants an amicable divorce from her husband Joe. A man she calls her best friend. He goes into shock, denial, panic, fear, resistance, acknowledgment, acceptance then liberation.

Mark Davies Markham's story is developed out of interviews with real people, like his previous series Missing and Just a Girl.

Sally........................Christine Bottomley
Joe............................Con O'Neill

Director..............................Polly Thomas
Sound designer....................Cathy Robinson
Production Co-ordinator..........Eleri McAuliffe

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.

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Tue 11 Jun 2019 02:30

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Music Played

  • R.E.M.

    You Are The Everything

    • Green.
  • Prefab Sprout

    When Love Breaks Down

    • Steve McQueen.
  • The Smiths

    There Is a Light That Never Goes Out

    • The Queen is Dead.
  • Oasis


    • (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?.
  • Orange Juice

    Rip It Up

    • Rip It Up.
  • Joy Division

    Love Will Tear Us Apart

    • Substance.
  • Kate & Anna McGarrigle

    Heart Like Wheel

    • Kate and Anna McGarrigle.
  • American Music Club

    Why Won’t You Stay?

    • Everclear.
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    People Ain't No Good

    • The Boatman’s Call.


Role Contributor
Sally Christine Bottomley
Joe Con O'Neill
Director Polly Thomas
Writer Mark Davies Markham


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