Black Eyed Girls [15 Minute Drama]

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012017091820170925 (R4)

By Katie Hims

Nell finds herself pregnant and marries Barry, not the father, for the sake of respectability. She has twin girls, Jeanie and Meg, and has a blissful first year raising her daughters. But Barry takes an instant dislike to the girls.

Director . . . . . Sasha Yevtushenko

Jeanie and Meg, twin black-eyed girls, are separated at the age of five, one to stay at home, in a working class family in Scarborough, one to be adopted from a children's home by an upper middle class academic family. And thus their separate fortunes are set in motion, united only by the vaguest memory of being happy together. Their search for each other continues throughout their lives.

Katie Hims is one of radio's most cherished writers. She is currently on attachment to the National Theatre studio. Previous stage work includes Billy The Girl for Clean Break at Soho Theatre. Since 2014 she has worked on the radio series Home Front, including three seasons as lead writer. Other radio work includes Poetry In Motion, Black Dog, King David, Lost Property (winner of the BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Original Drama), The Gunshot Wedding (winner of The Writer's Guild Best Original Radio Drama), and The Earthquake Girl (winner of the Richard Imison Award). Her recent radio adaptations are The Hot Kid by Elmore Leonard and The Martin Beck Killings by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo.

Nell finds herself pregnant and marries Barry, not the father, for respectability.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

0220170926

By Katie Hims

Jeanie has lived in a children's home for two years, and has caught the attention of Joseph Campbell Clark, an eminent child psychologist who decides he wants to adopt her as an academic project. For his wife, Jeanie is not a project, she is a yearned-for child. Meanwhile, her twin sister Meg is told to stop speaking about her at home.

Director . . . . . Sasha Yevtushenko.

Katie Hims' heartrending story of separated twins and their search for one another.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

0320170927

On a trip to Scarborough, Meg and Jeanie meet on the beach, and Nell stabs Harry.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

0420170928

Katie Hims' heartrending story of separated twins and their search for one another.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

0520170929

Katie Hims' heartrending story of separated twins and their search for one another.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations