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By Vashti MacLachlan. An unsentimental love story about degenerative disease and a fridge-load of vegetables, inspired by the author's own experience.

Vashti MacLachlan's drama about the impact of Multiple Sclerosis on a young couple.

Sarah and Tom have just taken on an allotment. For Sarah cultivating vegetables is the answer to life's ills. Her partner Tom has Multiple Sclerosis and it is progressing fast. While Tom tries to open Sarah's eyes to the bleak reality of his worsening MS, Sarah does all she can to keep things growing, including their love.

'The Sod' is an unsentimental earthy love story written by a writer new to radio with first-hand experience of Sarah's predicament.

With songs performed by BBC North Staff Choir

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

45 minutes

Writer Vashti MacLachlan

Writer Vashti MacLachlan

Original British Dramatists 2015

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


Role Contributor
Sarah Liz White
Tom Nick J Field
Graham Jonathan Keeble
Beth Sally Carman
Writer Vashti MacLachlan
Director Nadia Molinari


Scouting for the writing talent of tomorrow

Scouting for the writing talent of tomorrow

Radio 4 Commissioning Editor for Drama Jeremy Howe, on this year's writers.