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The divorcing couple finally arrive at a shared sense of acceptance of their new relationship. Stars Christine Bottomley.

As Sally prepares for a family party to celebrate Joe's birthday, he admits to having a new girlfriend. The divorcing couple finally arrive at a shared sense of acceptance of their new relationship.

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe finally find 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.

Conclusion of Mark Davies Markham's story 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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Sat 15 Jun 2019 02:30

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Music Played

  • Kate & Anna McGarrigle

    Go Leave

    • Kate and Anna McGarrigle.
  • Morrissey

    Everyday is Like Sunday

    • Viva Hate.
  • Band of Horses

    No One’s Gonna Love You

    • Cease to Begin.
  • Elvis Costello & The Attractions

    (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding

    • Elvis Costello.
  • R.E.M.

    The Great Beyond

    • The Best of REM 1988 - 1993.
  • John Grant

    Queen of Denmark

    • Queen of Denmark.
  • Sigur Rós


    • Taak.
  • First Aid Kit

    My Silver Lining

    • Stay Gold.


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


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