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Starting Over

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Fiona thinks Danno can solve her problem. But he's got his own issues – and he’s on the run. Stars Rebecca Front. From 2016.

Second series of the award-nominated comedy drama by Pete Jackson, set in Alcoholics Anonymous and inspired by his own road to recovery. Starring Sue Johnston, John Hannah, Eddie Marsan, Rebecca Front, Paul Kaye and Julia Deakin.

It follows the lives of five very different recovering alcoholics. Taking place entirely at their weekly meetings, we hear them moan, argue, laugh, fall apart, fall in love and - most importantly - tell their stories.

In this first episode, Fiona has a problem she thinks only Danno can solve. But Danno has his own problems - and he's on the run.

Marion ...... Julia Deakin
Fiona ...... Rebecca Front
Simon ...... John Hannah
Julie ...... Sue Johnston
Danno ...... Paul Kaye
Andy ...... Eddie Marsan

Writer Pete Jackson is a recovering alcoholic and has spent time in Alcoholics Anonymous. It was there he found support from the unlikeliest group of disparate souls - with one common bond. As well as offering the support he needed throughout a difficult time, AA also offered a weekly, sometimes daily, dose of hilarity, upset, heartbreak and friendship.

There are lots of different kinds of AA meetings. Love in Recovery is about meetings where people tell their stories. There are funny stories, sad stories, stories of small victories and milestones, stories of loss, stories of hope, and those stories that you really shouldn't laugh at - but still do, along with the storyteller.

Written and created by Pete Jackson.

Producer/Director: Ben Worsfield

A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in March 2016.

28 minutes

Last on

Fri 21 Feb 2020 23:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Marion Julia Deakin
Fiona Rebecca Front
Simon John Hannah
Julie Sue Johnston
Danno Paul Kaye
Andy Eddie Marsan
Writer Pete Jackson
Producer Ben Worsfield
Director Ben Worsfield

Broadcasts

  • Tue 15 Mar 2016 23:00
  • Tue 20 Mar 2018 18:30
  • Tue 27 Mar 2018 07:30
  • Tue 27 Mar 2018 17:30
  • Tue 27 Mar 2018 22:00
  • Wed 28 Mar 2018 05:30
  • Fri 21 Feb 2020 23:00

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