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Moral Status and the Golden Boy

The mother of a boy on a life support machine asks for Joe's help and tells him something which changes everything. With Alun Armstrong and Deborah Findlay.

By Michael Chaplin. The parents of a young boy grievously injured in a cycling accident face the terrible decision of whether to leave him on a life-support machine indefinitely - or to switch it off.

The boy's mother asks Joe to help her husband face up to the decision - and tells Joe something which changes everything.

Alun Armstrong and Deborah Findlay star as the ex-Durham miner and the University philosopher who, together, bring human compassion and philosophy to bear in facing up to some of life's hardest dilemmas.

Directed by Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

44 minutes


Role Contributor
Joe Snowball Alun Armstrong
Hermione Pink Deborah Findlay
Isabel Gina McKee
Gordon Deka Walmsley
Writer Michael Chaplin
Director Marilyn Imrie


  • Tue 14 Mar 2017 14:15
  • Wed 27 Feb 2019 14:15

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