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Ben Cottam - The Latvian Locum (Omnibus)

It's Dr Zake's first day in a deprived area of Blackpool but she's late, which does not go down well. Stars Dolya Gavanski. Written by Ben Cottam.

Offbeat comic drama following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake - mistakenly hired in the belief she speaks Polish - in a beleaguered medical centre in the deprived South Shore area of Blackpool.

Dr Dace Zake is later on her first day, incurring the wrath of Jan the receptionist - and she encounters a man throwing up into a carrier bag outside the surgery.

Not a good start to the day.

Written by Ben Cottam

Dr Dace Zake .... Dolya Gavanski
Jan .... Michelle Holmes
Chris .... Ben Cottam
Candis .... Talisa Garcia
Jack .... Jack Loxton
Francis .... Sean Barrett
George .... Ian Puleston-Davies
Eileen .... Pippa Haywood
Lauren .... Ciara Baxendale

Director: Alison Crawford

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in October 2018.

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Sun 28 Oct 2018 01:00

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