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By Christine Entwisle. A prize-winning deliciously comic drama about a fortysomething woman at the end of her tether who finds resolution in an unlikely place.

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doyouwishtocontinue by Christine Entwisle

Winner of the 2014 BBC Writer's Prize.

A deliciously comic drama about a 40-something woman at the end of her tether who finds a resolution in the most unlikely of places.

The BBC Writer's Prize was established to create a unique opportunity for new and established writers who want to write for Radio Drama. The response was extraordinary, with nearly 800 original scripts submitted to BBC writers room for consideration.

The judges said: "Christine Entwisle has managed to write a play about a severely depressed woman at the end of her tether that is moving, sharp and very very funny. Debra hates the world, hates people, in fact seems to hate everything apart from animals, and yet, as in all the best plays the unexpected happens and when it happens the results are unexpected."

Christine Entwisle has worked in theatre as a director, writer and actress for twenty five years. On winning she said "I cannot believe I have won the BBC Writer's Prize. I am shocked and utterly delighted. I am so grateful that people have taken the time to read my work, and that they have seen enough potential in it to support me. Which gives me all the hope I need to carry on writing."

Directed by Kirsty Williams.

45 minutes

Last on

Thu 21 Sep 2017 14:15

Christine Entwisle

Christine Entwisle
BBC Writer's Prize 2014

Original British Dramatists 2015

Original British Dramatists 2015
From left to right
Christine Entwisle
Andrew Viner
Ben Tagoe
Vashti MacLachlan
Iain Ross


Role Contributor
Debra Christine Entwisle
The Assessor Melody Grove
Girl on Train Melody Grove
The Counsellor Pippa Haywood
Dad Geoffrey Whitehead
Charlie B Geoffrey Whitehead
Mam Anne Reid
Chugger Joseph Arkley
Shop Assistant Joseph Arkley
Writer Christine Entwisle
Director Kirsty Williams


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