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Eskimo Day

Jack Rosenthal's poignant comedy drama follows two sets of parents as their children try to get into Cambridge. Adapted for radio by Amy Rosenthal.

by Jack Rosenthal
adapted for radio by Amy Rosenthal

1996 and it's interview day at Cambridge University. As well as nerves, hopefuls Pippa from Cheltenham and Neil from Blackburn must also endure the embarrassment of their parents' company. But as the day progresses, it seems it's not the children who are most in need of help...

Written by Jack Rosenthal
Adapted for radio by Amy Rosenthal

Produced and directed by Marion Nancarrow

Playwright Amy Rosenthal's father, Jack, was a prolific and much-loved dramatist and this is the first of two linked comedy dramas he wrote in the 1990s ("Cold Enough for Snow" follows next Friday). Amy has adapted her father's dramas for radio and written a new drama, "Thin Ice", inspired by what happened when she went to University, which precedes these 2 plays in the drama slot on Thursday at 2.15.

A stellar cast includes Ben Miles (Wolf Hall, The Crown), Pooky Quesnel (The A Word), Nicholas Gleaves (Scott & Bailey) and Lucy Robinson (Cold Feet). Real-life father and son, Timothy and Samuel West, guest star as fictional father and son, James and Simon. Simon's a University lecturer trying to juggle interviews and persuade his father to go into a home. But his father is not quite ready to give in yet....
The potential Cambridge students are played by Rosie Day (Outlander; Screen International Star of Tomorrow) and David Moorst (Winner of the Emerging Talent Award at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2015).

1 hour

Last on

Fri 1 Jun 2018 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Shani Whittle Pooky Quesnel
Bevis Whittle Nicholas Gleaves
Hugh Lloyd Ben Miles
Harriet Lloyd Lucy Robinson
Neil Whittle David Moorst
Pippa Lloyd Rosie Day
James Poole Timothy West
Simon Poole Samuel West
Mother Polly Georgie Glen
Mme Olga Georgie Glen
Miss Bodley Sarah Ridgeway
Rosemary Sarah Ridgeway
Isobel Wilding Maeve Bluebell Wells
Rosemary's Dad Simon Ludders
Big Issue Vendor Simon Ludders
Student David Sturzaker
DJ David Sturzaker
Care Home Interviewer Chetna Pandya
Writer Jack Rosenthal
Adaptor Amy Rosenthal
Director Marion Nancarrow
Producer Marion Nancarrow

Broadcasts

  • Sat 29 Apr 2017 14:30
  • Fri 1 Jun 2018 21:00

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