Amicable [15 Minute Drama]

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012015052520190611 (BBC7)
20190610 (BBC7)

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.

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 2015.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are about to find out. Starring Con O’Neill and Christine Bottomley, written by Mark Davies Markham.

Amicable tracks the five-month journey from marriage to separation.

The story has been developed out of interviews with real people, like Mark's previous 15' drama series for Radio 4 (Missing and the transgender child drama, Just a Girl).

Episode 1

Sally drops the 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?

The writer
Mark Davies Markham has written for some of the most iconic television series in the UK, including EastEnders, Band of Gold and This Life (Writers Guild Award).
He has written numerous BBC Radio 4 dramas including Just a Girl, Safe (Sony nomination), Absent and Deep Down and Dirty Rock 'n' Roll.

The cast

Director....Polly Thomas
Sound designer....Cathy Robinson
Production Co-ordinator....Eleri McAuliffe
A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

022015052620190612 (BBC7)
20190611 (BBC7)

Sally accuses Joe of having been unfaithful. They both make sure their daughter are okay, despite their growing anger with each other about how they have ended up in this place.

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are finding out. Starring Con ONeill and Christine Bottomley, written by Mark Davies Markham.

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.

Amicable tracks the five month journey from marriage to separation.

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 2015.

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are about to find out.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are about to find out. Starring Con ONeill and Christine Bottomley, written by Mark Davies Markham.

The story has been developed out of interviews with real people, like Mark's previous 15' drama series for Radio 4 (Missing and the transgender child drama, Just a Girl).

Episode 2

The writer
Mark Davies Markham has written for some of the most iconic television series in the UK, including Eastenders, Band of Gold and This Life (Writers Guild Award).
He has written numerous BBC Radio 4 dramas including Just a Girl, Safe (Sony nomination), Absent and Deep Down and Dirty Rock 'n' Roll.
The cast

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

032015052720190613 (BBC7)
20190612 (BBC7)

Sally and Joe are still sharing the family home, carefully negotiating a new dynamic whilst sharing parenting, but both beginning to consider the possibility of seeing other people.

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are finding out. Starring Con ONeill and Christine Bottomley, written by Mark Davies Markham.

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.

Amicable tracks the five month journey from marriage to separation.

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 2015.

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are about to find out.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are about to find out. Starring Con ONeill and Christine Bottomley, written by Mark Davies Markham.

The story has been developed out of interviews with real people, like Mark's previous 15' drama series for Radio 4 (Missing and the transgender child drama, Just a Girl).

Episode 3

The writer
Mark Davies Markham has written for some of the most iconic television series in the UK, including Eastenders, Band of Gold and This Life (Writers Guild Award).
He has written numerous BBC Radio 4 dramas including Just a Girl, Safe (Sony nomination), Absent and Deep Down and Dirty Rock 'n' Roll.

The cast

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

042015052820190614 (BBC7)
20190613 (BBC7)

As Joe's new relationship becomes more serious, Sally gets a grip on her own anger and finds renewed friendship with Joe.

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are finding out. Starring Con ONeill and Christine Bottomley, written by Mark Davies Markham.

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.

Amicable tracks the five month journey from marriage to separation.

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 2015.

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are about to find out.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are about to find out. Starring Con ONeill and Christine Bottomley, written by Mark Davies Markham.

The story has been developed out of interviews with real people, like Mark's previous 15' drama series for Radio 4 (Missing and the transgender child drama, Just a Girl).

Episode 4

The writer
Mark Davies Markham has written for some of the most iconic television series in the UK, including Eastenders, Band of Gold and This Life (Writers Guild Award).
He has written numerous BBC Radio 4 dramas including Just a Girl, Safe (Sony nomination), Absent and Deep Down and Dirty Rock 'n' Roll.
The cast

Director....Polly Thomas
Sound designer....Cathy Robinson
Production co-ordinator....Eleri McAuliffe
A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

052015052920190615 (BBC7)
20190614 (BBC7)

As Sally prepares for a family party to celebrate Joe's birthday, he admits to having a new girlfriend. The divorcing couple finally arrive at a shared sense of acceptance of their new relationship.

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe finally find out. Starring Con ONeill and Christine Bottomley, written by Mark Davies Markham.

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.

Amicable tracks the five month journey from marriage to separation.

Conclusion of Mark Davies Markham's story 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 2015.

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are about to find out.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Can divorce really be amicable? Sally and Joe are about to find out. Starring Con ONeill and Christine Bottomley, written by Mark Davies Markham.

The story has been developed out of interviews with real people, like Mark's previous 15' drama series for Radio 4 (Missing and the transgender child drama, Just a Girl).

Episode 5

The writer
Mark Davies Markham has written for some of the most iconic television series in the UK, including Eastenders, Band of Gold and This Life (Writers Guild Award).
He has written numerous BBC Radio 4 dramas including Just a Girl, Safe (Sony nomination), Absent and Deep Down and Dirty Rock 'n' Roll.

The cast

Director....Polly Thomas
Sound designer....Cathy Robinson
Production co-ordinator....Eleri McAuliffe
A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations