Blackwater [Storytellers]

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012019060920190613 (RU)

A multi-voiced dark story about secrets and lies in a small town.
Golden girl Zoe’s been dead for ten years, her body dragged from the river Black after a night out to celebrate the end of school. But now a woman who says she’s Zoe has turned up in her hometown of Blackwater, on the Irish border, with no memory of the last decade. She claims she woke up in a forest nearby, bruised and bleeding, and doesn’t know where she’s been all this time. What happened to her? Is she really Zoe? If so, who’s in her grave?
Paul, a local boy whose band were playing in the venue where Zoe was last seen, went to prison for her murder. Now he’s out, but he’s lost everything and is shunned in the town. The people of Blackwater were easily convinced that a black boy murdered Zoe, and the evidence did stack up – but if she’s not even dead, then how did he get convicted? Did someone deliberately frame him? He’s determined to find out the truth and clear his name. But does he really know nothing about what happened?
Could it be that everyone involved with the case is hiding something? There’s Zoe’s uncle Phil, a former detective superintendent with an explosive secret. There’s Steve, the police officer who found ‘Zoe’s’ body in the river Black, and sent Paul to prison for her murder. And there’s Zoe’s friend Danny, who wasn’t where she said she was on that night ten years ago. When Paul and Zoe collide, they realise they’re the only ones who can help each other. As they sift through their conflicting memories of that day ten years ago, they start to discover that not everyone is happy Zoe’s back from the dead.
'Blackwater' was written by Claire McGowan and read by Clare Dunne, Richard Clements, Aston Kelly and Sean Kearns.
It was produced in Belfast by Celia De Wolff for BBC Northern Ireland.

A woman turns up in Blackwater claiming to be Zoe, but Zoe died ten years ago.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

022019061620190620 (RU)

Eps 2/5
A multi-voiced dark story about secrets and lies in a small town.
Golden girl Zoe’s been dead for ten years, her body dragged from the river Black after a night out to celebrate the end of school. But now a woman who says she’s Zoe has turned up in her hometown of Blackwater, on the Irish border, with no memory of the last decade. She claims she woke up in a forest nearby, bruised and bleeding, and doesn’t know where she’s been all this time. What happened to her? Is she really Zoe? If so, who’s in her grave?
Paul, a local boy whose band were playing in the venue where Zoe was last seen, went to prison for her murder. Now he’s out, but he’s lost everything and is shunned in the town. The people of Blackwater were easily convinced that a black boy murdered Zoe, and the evidence did stack up – but if she’s not even dead, then how did he get convicted? Did someone deliberately frame him? He’s determined to find out the truth and clear his name. But does he really know nothing about what happened?
Could it be that everyone involved with the case is hiding something? There’s Zoe’s uncle Phil, a former detective superintendent with an explosive secret. There’s Steve, the police officer who found ‘Zoe’s’ body in the river Black, and sent Paul to prison for her murder. And there’s Zoe’s friend Danny, who wasn’t where she said she was on that night ten years ago. When Paul and Zoe collide, they realise they’re the only ones who can help each other. As they sift through their conflicting memories of that day ten years ago, they start to discover that not everyone is happy Zoe’s back from the dead.
'Blackwater' was written by Claire McGowan and read by Roísín Gallagher, Clare Dunne, Aston Kelly and Sean Kearns.
It was produced in Belfast by Celia De Wolff for BBC Northern Ireland.

Paul finds himself befriending and caring for the very girl he was accused of murdering.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

032019062320190627 (RU)

A multi-voiced dark story about secrets and lies in a small town.
Golden girl Zoe’s been dead for ten years, her body dragged from the river Black after a night out to celebrate the end of school. But now a woman who says she’s Zoe has turned up in her hometown of Blackwater, on the Irish border, with no memory of the last decade. She claims she woke up in a forest nearby, bruised and bleeding, and doesn’t know where she’s been all this time. What happened to her? Is she really Zoe? If so, who’s in her grave?

Blackwater was written by Claire McGowan and read by Richard Clements and Roísín Gallagher, Clare Dunne and Sean Kearns. It was produced in Belfast by Celia De Wolff.

Steve continues to investigate what really happened on the night of Zoe's murder.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

Written by Claire McGowan and read by Richard Clements and Roísín Gallagher, Clare Dunne and Sean Kearns.

Produced in Belfast by Celia De Wolff.

042019063020190704 (RU)

A multi-voiced dark story about secrets and lies in a small town.
Golden girl Zoe’s been dead for ten years, her body dragged from the river Black after a night out to celebrate the end of school. But now a woman who says she’s Zoe has turned up in her hometown of Blackwater, on the Irish border, with no memory of the last decade. She claims she woke up in a forest nearby, bruised and bleeding, and doesn’t know where she’s been all this time. What happened to her? Is she really Zoe? If so, who’s in her grave?

Written by Claire McGowan and read by Richard Clement, Ashton Kelly, Roísín Gallagher, and Sean Kearns.

Produced in Belfast by Celia De Wolff.

Who was the murdered girl pulled out of the River Black ten years ago?

Drama from Radio Ulster.

Produced in Belfast by Celia De Wolff.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

052019070720190711 (RU)

A multi-voiced dark story about secrets and lies in a small town.
Golden girl Zoe’s been dead for ten years, her body dragged from the river Black after a night out to celebrate the end of school. But now a woman who says she’s Zoe has turned up in her hometown of Blackwater, on the Irish border, with no memory of the last decade. She claims she woke up in a forest nearby, bruised and bleeding, and doesn’t know where she’s been all this time. What happened to her? Is she really Zoe? If so, who’s in her grave?
Paul, a local boy whose band were playing in the venue where Zoe was last seen, went to prison for her murder. Now he’s out, but he’s lost everything and is shunned in the town. The people of Blackwater were easily convinced that a black boy murdered Zoe, and the evidence did stack up – but if she’s not even dead, then how did he get convicted? Did someone deliberately frame him? He’s determined to find out the truth and clear his name. But does he really know nothing about what happened?
Could it be that everyone involved with the case is hiding something? There’s Zoe’s uncle Phil, a former detective superintendent with an explosive secret. There’s Steve, the police officer who found ‘Zoe’s’ body in the river Black, and sent Paul to prison for her murder. And there’s Zoe’s friend Danny, who wasn’t where she said she was on that night ten years ago. When Paul and Zoe collide, they realise they’re the only ones who can help each other. As they sift through their conflicting memories of that day ten years ago, they start to discover that not everyone is happy Zoe’s back from the dead.
'Blackwater' was written by Claire McGowan and read by Richard Clements, Roísín Gallagher, Clare Dunne and Ashton Kelly.
It was produced in Belfast by Celia De Wolff.

Zoe once more finds herself in danger.

Drama from Radio Ulster.

Drama from Radio Ulster.