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Sally accuses Joe of having been unfaithful and the anger mounts as to how they have ended up in this place. Stars Con O’Neill.

Sally accuses Joe of having been unfaithful. They both make sure their daughter are okay, despite their growing anger with each other about how they have ended up in this place.

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are finding out. Starring Con ONeill and Christine Bottomley, written by Mark Davies Markham.

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.

Amicable tracks the five month journey from marriage to separation.

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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Music Played

  • Graham Parker

    Partner for Life

    • 12 Haunted Episodes.
  • Ben Howard

    Small Things

    • I Forget Where We Were.
  • The Beautiful South

    A Little Time

    • Choke.
  • Nick Drake

    Time Has Told Me

    • Five Leaves Left.
  • Joni Mitchell

    A Case of You

    • Blue.
  • Sonic Youth

    Teenage Riot

    • Daydream Nation.
  • Bob Dylan

    You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

    • Blood on the Tracks.
  • Tindersticks

    If You’re Looking for a way Out

    • Simple Pleasure.

Credits

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

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