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Gripping prison drama by Cat Jones and Erin Carter. Young prisoner Frankie wants desperately to keep her baby with her after it is born, but she is not the only one.

Gripping drama Bound by Cat Jones and Erin Carter

Frankie desperately wants to keep baby Lewis with her after he's born but she's not the only one. Across town, over breakfast with her husband and coping with her own difficult father, social worker Julia prepares for her first prison case. It's down to her to weigh up the evidence and recommend whether this baby should stay in prison with his nineteen-year-old mother or go to his young Dad and grandparents.

They all want Lewis but what would Lewis want?

Bound is the result of a unique collaboration between the Prison Radio Association (Exec Producer Phil Maguire) and BBC Radio Drama North (Exec Producer Susan Roberts) and was the first radio drama to be broadcast on National Prison Radio. The original script by Cat Jones and Erin Carter was inspired by women prisoners' workshops. The prison scenes were recorded on location at HMP Styal, a women's prison near Manchester which meant the supporting cast and crew could include women serving sentences in Styal.

Directed and Produced by Sharon Sephton

The Prison Radio Association is a specialist education charity that reduces reoffending using the power of radio.

45 minutes

Last on

Thu 5 Jan 2017 14:15


Role Contributor
Frankie Dolly-Rose Campbell
Michelle Rachel Austin
Julia Sally Carman
Matt Matthew McNulty
Danny Samuel Holland
David John Henshaw
Ruth Julia Rounthwaite
Prison Officer Roger Morlidge
Director Sharon Sephton
Producer Sharon Sephton
Writer Cat Jones
Writer Erin Carter


  • Thu 5 Jan 2017 14:15

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