Episodes

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01Where There's A Will20200810by Sarah Daniels

Si is finding it hard to move on after the death of his partner, Mel. When her mother writes him out of her will and puts an end to Si's dreams of running his own business, he determines to find a way of being written back in.

Si.... Ben Miles
Mel.... Pippa Nixon
Barbara.... Haydn Gwynne
Jan.... Karen Bartke

Directed by Sally Avens

Sarah Daniels is one of our most celebrated radio writers. Her plays include Cross My Heart and Hope to Fly, Sound Barriers and Dykes. She was one of the core writers on the long running series. 'Home Front'
Her theatre plays include Masterpieces, Gut Girls and NeapTide
Ben Miles is well known for both his stage and TV work. He played John Profumo iin The Trial of Christine Keeler and Group Captain Peter Townsend in The Crown. He has recently been seen on stage in The Lehman Brothers at The National and as Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies at the RSC.
Haydn Gwynne has recently been seen as Camilla in 'The Windsors'. She won a BAFTA for her performance in Drop The Dead Donkey and Olivier Awards for her performances in Billy Elliot, Women on The Verge of A Nervous Breakdown and Threepenny Opera.

By Sarah Daniels. Ben Miles stars as a bereaved man learning to let go of the past.

Bird in the Hand

02The Charm Offensive20200811by Sarah Daniels

Simon ..... Ben Miles
Barbara ..... Haydn Gwynne
Alison ..... Louise Brealey
Mel ..... Pippa Nixon
Police Officer ...... Shaun Prendergast
Police Officer ...... Karen Bartke

Directed by Sally Avens

Simon is determined to get written back into the will of Barbara, the mother of his dead partner, by using a charm offensive.
But Barbara is by turns demanding and offensive. How can she be related to the woman he loved?.

By Sarah Daniels. Ben Miles stars as a bereaved man learning to let go of the past.

Bird in the Hand

03Truth Sits Upon the Lips20200812by Sarah Daniels

Simon ..... Ben Miles
Barbara ..... Haydn Gwynne
Alison ..... Louise Brealey
Bob ..... Shaun Prendergast
Young girl ..... Saffron Coomber
Mel ..... Pippa Nixon

Directed by Sally Avens

Simon is convinced he is about to be written back into the will of his dead partner's mother. But it seems Barbara has another legal issue in mind.

By Sarah Daniels. Ben Miles stars as a bereaved man learning to let go of the past.

Bird in the Hand

04Worldly Goods20200813by Sarah Daniels

Simon ..... Ben Miles
Barbara ..... Haydn Gwynne
Alison ..... Louise Brealey
Dave ..... Ben Crowe
Mel ..... Pippa Nixon

Directed by Sally Avens

Struggling to cope after the death of his partner Simon has taken refuge in drinking and watching tv. But a new interest begins to emerge as he finds himself whittling a bird from the wood of an apple tree planted in Mel's memory. A moving exploration of grief from one of our finest radio writers.

By Sarah Daniels. Ben Miles stars as a bereaved man learning to let go of the past.

Bird in the Hand

05A Greater Gift Than Gold20200814by Sarah Daniels

Simon ..... Ben Miles
Barbara ..... Haydn Gwynne
Alison ..... Louise Brealey
Mel ..... Pippa Nixon
Police Officer ..... Saffron Coomber

Directed by Sally Avens

Simon has struggled to cope after the death of his partner, Mel . When he is written out of her mother, Barbara's, will he is unsure if he will ever be happy again. Now Barbara is on the verge of death, is it too late for Si to find some recompense for himself?

by Sarah Daniels. Ben Miles stars as a bereaved man struggling to let go of the past.

Bird in the Hand