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Sally and Joe still share a home, carefully negotiating parenting and the option of seeing others. Stars Christine Bottomley.

Sally and Joe are still sharing the family home, carefully negotiating a new dynamic whilst sharing parenting, but both beginning to consider the possibility of seeing other people.

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

  • Lou Reed

    Romeo Had Juliette

    • New York.
  • The Blue Nile

    Downtown Lights

    • Hats.
  • Camera Obscura

    French Navy

    • My Maudlin Career.
  • Echo & The Bunnymen

    Killing Moon

    • Ocean Rain.
  • R.E.M.

    Losing My Religion

    • Out of Time.
  • Matthew E. White

    Rock and Roll is Cold

    • Fresh Blood.
  • Adele

    Someone Like You

    • 21.
  • Father John Misty

    I Love You, Honeybear

    • I Love You, Honeybear.
  • Duke Garwood

    Heavy Love

    • Heavy Love.

Credits

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

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