Writers James and Timmie Hanley receive shocking news and urgently have to counsel their son Liam in this episode, dramatised by Lizzie Nunnery.
Writing the Century: The Hanleys
Dramatised by Lizzie Nunnery.
The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people.
From their rural cottage in Llanfechain, North Wales, the writer James Hanley and his wife Timmie, write almost weekly to their son Liam as he attends school, then National Service in Malta, before moving to London and becoming a journalist then a painter.
After the excitement of the play, Timmie and James settle back into Wales, until Timmie's dread fear looks like it might come true - and the pair must unite to save Liam from his terrible fate.
Directed by Janine H. Jones
A BBC Cymru Wales Production.