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What Will Survive

Kate and Ash are grieving the loss of their mothers. Ash lost his mum six months ago and is struggling to come to terms with her death. When Kate's mum Ruth is rushed to hospital and abruptly snatched away from them the family are thrown into the turmoil of grief all over again. As both Ash and Kate deal with the personal and emotional repercussions of each loss and the tortuous and unfamiliar logistics of hospitals, inquests and funeral arrangements alongside maintaining a job, a family life and looking after their children Jack and Alfie, the stress begins to take its toll on their relationship. What at first seems to bond them - the shared experience of losing their mothers - begins to drive a wedge between them, and ultimately, threatens to tear them apart.

A powerful new drama from Morwenna Banks starring Rebecca Front as Kate and Ramon Tikaram as Ash. Morwenna won the Tinniswood award in 2015 for her debut radio drama 'Goodbye', the story of two friends, one of whom is diagnosed with breast cancer, which also inspired her film 'Miss You Already' starring Toni Colette and Drew Barrymore. Well-known for co-writing and appearing in Channel 4's cult comedy sketch show 'Absolutely,' Morwenna has appeared in numerous television comedies, dramas and films and recently co-wrote the series 'Damned' with Jo Brand.

Director ..... Heather Larmour.

Release date:

45 minutes

Last on

Mon 20 Feb 2017 14:15


Role Contributor
KateRebecca Front
AshRamon Tikaram
ConlithGary Lilburn
RuthCheryl Campbell
LiamDaniel Weyman
MaddyVinette Robinson
JackEzra Banks
AlfieZaak Conway
Aunty GitaSiddiqua Akhtar
Head TeacherSiddiqua Akhtar
ConsultantSiddiqua Akhtar
Radio DJ & AnnouncerSimon Lipson
CoronerSimon Lipson
Random ParentSimon Lipson
RabbiSimon Lipson
Bereavement CounsellorMorwenna Banks
Nurse HayleyMorwenna Banks
DirectorHeather Larmour
WriterMorwenna Banks

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