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Episode 4

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As Joe's new relationship gets serious, Sally controls her own anger to find renewed friendship with him. Stars Con O’Neill.

As Joe's new relationship becomes more serious, Sally gets a grip on her own anger and finds renewed friendship with Joe.

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

  • Elbow

    One Day Like This

    • The Seldom Seen Kid.
  • The National

    I Need My Girl

    • Trouble Will Find Me.
  • The Velvet Underground

    Pale Blue Eyes

    • The Velvet Underground.
  • Damien Rice

    I Don’t Want to Change You

    • I Don’t Want to Change You.
  • R.E.M.

    Man on the Moon

    • Automatic for the People.
  • Laura Marling


    • Alas I Cannot Swim.
  • David Bowie

    Five Years

    • The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
  • David Bowie

    Young Americans

    • Young Americans.
  • Joy Division


    • Atmosphere.


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


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