Amicable (omnibus)

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Sally drops a bombshell on her husband of over 20 years, Joe – she wants a divorce.

Her mind is made up. Joe is shocked and angry. How can they remain friends?

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are about to find out. Starring Con O’Neill and Christine Bottomley.

Omnibus written by Mark Davies Markham, Amicable tracks the five-month journey from marriage to separation.

As more and more marriages end in divorce, the whys and wherefores become lost in the what next. When children are involved, many parents strive to remain on good terms. But is this really possible, when one partner has told the other the relationship is over? And do any of us have the overwhelming right to individual happiness, once we are parents?

Sally wants an amicable divorce from her husband Joe. A man she calls her best friend. He goes into shock, denial, panic, fear, resistance, acknowledgment, acceptance then liberation.

Mark Davies Markham's story is developed out of interviews with real people, like his previous series Missing and Just a Girl.

Sally....Christine Bottomley
Joe....Con O'Neill

Director....Polly Thomas
Sound designer....Cathy Robinson
Production Co-ordinator....Eleri McAuliffe

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in five parts in 2015.

Sally and Joe wonder if divorce can be amicable.

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are about to find out. Starring Con O’Neill and Christine Bottomley.

Sally....Christine Bottomley
Joe....Con O'Neill

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in five parts in 2015.