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What would happen if the UK broke apart? In this everyday story of British folk, David and Ruth Fletcher face the UK's next civil war.

What would happen if the UK broke apart?

In this everyday story of British folk, David and Ruth Fletcher face our next civil war.

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A leak from an unattended nuclear power plant forces a UN-brokered resettlement plan for the refugees. But where are the Fletchers being taken?

Martin Jameson's drama draws on detailed research from BBC correspondents to analysts, contingency planners, and those with first hand experience of the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s, to make the Fletchers' adventures a compelling account of what civil war could do to us all..

Starring Jeremy Swift and Maureen Beattie.
Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting

Script Consultants:

Tamara Kovacevic - Senior BBC journalist with first hand experience of the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s
Richard Vergette - Writer and teacher for advice on parenting a teenager with Down Syndrome

With thanks to:

Malcolm Barnard
Peter Barnes - BBC Senior Political Analyst
Louisa Brooke-Holland - Senior Research Analyst, International Affairs and Defence section, House of Commons Library
Rory Cellan-Jones - BBC Technology Correspondent
Gabrielle Garton Grimwood - Senior Research Analyst in Emergency Planning
Mike Livingstone - Former Strategic Director of Children's Services, Manchester City Council.
Jonathan Marcus - BBC Diplomatic Correspondent
Prof Bill McGuire - Professor Emeritus; Geophysical & Climate Hazards, UCL
Dr Gemma Sou - Lecturer in Disaster Studies, University of Manchester
Peter Wynne-Wilson - Course Director, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (for advice on Birmingham and its demographics)
Imogen Woolrich and the Octagon Bridges Theatre Group,
Harri Chambers - for Welsh translations,
and Steve Pearce, Eric Bradley & John Rudin for IT advice.

Cast:

Dave Fletcher ... Jeremy Swift
Ruth Fletcher ... Maureen Beattie
Jonny Fletcher ... Sam Barnard
Kristina Matic ... Elinor Coleman
Alex Pritchard ... Ryan Whittle
Naveed ... Antonio Aakeel
Dr Shah ... Vineeta Rishi
Clare ... Emma Handy
Geoff ... Sean Murray
Debbie ... Kerry Gooderson
Nurse ... Lauren Cornelius
Radio 4 ... Stephen Hogan
Radio Free Manchester ... John Lightbody
Writer ..... Martin Jameson
Producer ..... Jonquil Panting
Director ..... Jonquil Panting.

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Fri 17 May 2019 14:15

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Role Contributor
Dave Fletcher Jeremy Swift
Ruth Fletcher Maureen Beattie
Jonny Fletcher Sam Barnard
Kristina Matic Elinor Coleman
Alex Pritchard Ryan Whittle
Naveed Antonio Aakeel
Dr Shah Vineeta Rishi
Clare Emma Handy
Geoff Sean Murray
Debbie Kerry Gooderson
Nurse Lauren Cornelius
Radio 4 Stephen Hogan
Radio Free Manchester John Lightbody
Director Jonquil Panting
Producer Jonquil Panting
Writer Martin Jameson

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