Children In Need - D For Dexter

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0120201123By Amanda Whittington.

Skye is anxious and distracted, with nothing to do. She's usually on Dexter-duty, a full time job: looking after an eight-year-old with special needs. But Dexter's going away. For four nights. To stay with his dad.

Skye and Dexter return in this heart-breaking, heart-warming story, which won the 2016 Audio Drama Award for Best Serial, a Special Commendation in Best Actress category for Sydney Wade as Skye in 2019, and was runner up in Best Serial category in 2020.

Skye is seventeen and Dexter eight. They live in Gainsborough in Lincolnshire, where standing out as different doesn't always end well. Skye narrates, inviting us into her ordinary, extraordinary life: a dysfunctional world. There's the fall-out from Covid (you try home-schooling an eight-year-old with no laptop or Wi-Fi), and Jak's crazy attempts at 'Truth-Seeking'. Skye can't stop thinking about Scarlett, the girl she met last year, who left town. But Aiden Hardy is still around and he's got a thing for Skye. She has always had to look after Dex because their alcoholic mum Jak can't. But maybe it's Dexter who's kept Skye going, not the other way round. How will she survive without him?

Skye and Dexter's story is developed through close collaboration with BBC Children in Need and one of the projects they help fund, SAYiT, a Sheffield-based charity that provides practical support around LGBT+ life, sexual health, HIV and mental wellbeing. It is also inspired by on-going voluntary work in Gainsborough.

Skye.... Sydney Wade
Jak.... Una McNulty
Dexter.... Alfie Johnson-McCann
Ed.... Mark Addy
Scarlett.... Scarlett Courtney
Aiden Hardy.... Will Kirk

Guitar by Tom Constantine
Director, Mary Ward-Lowery

By Amanda Whittington. Skye is usually on Dexter-duty but now she's got nothing to do.

Skye and Dexter return in the 7th series of this heart-breaking, heart-warming story.

0220201124By Amanda Whittington.

Four nights away from each other. It's never happened before. Dexter has gone to stay with his dad and Skye is worried he won't cope without her. Starring Sydney Wade and Mark Addy.

Skye and Dexter's story is developed through close collaboration with BBC Children in Need and one of the projects they help fund, SAYiT, a Sheffield-based charity that provides practical support around LGBT+ life, sexual health, HIV and mental wellbeing. It is also inspired by ongoing voluntary work in Gainsborough.

Skye.... Sydney Wade
Jak.... Una McNulty
Dexter.... Alfie Johnson-McCann
Ed...Mark Addy
Scarlett.... Scarlett Courtney
Aiden.... Will Kirk

Music by Tom Constantine
Director...Mary Ward-Lowery

Skye is worried that Dexter might have another meltdown. With Sydney Wade and Mark Addy.

Skye and Dexter return in the 7th series of this heart-breaking, heart-warming story.

0320201125By Amanda Whittington. Skye can't stop thinking about Scarlett and worrying about Dexter. Ed is late calling and isn't replying to texts. What if something's happened to Dex?

Skye and Dexter's story is developed through close collaboration with BBC Children in Need and one of the projects they help fund, SAYiT, a Sheffield-based charity that provides practical support around LGBT+ life, sexual health, HIV and mental wellbeing. It is also inspired by ongoing voluntary work in Gainsborough.

Skye.... Sydney Wade
Jak.... Una McNulty
Dexter.... Alfie Johnson-McCann
Ed...Mark Addy
Scarlett.... Scarlett Courtney
Aiden.... Will Kirk

Guitar by Tom Constantine
Director...Mary Ward-Lowery

By Amanda Whittington. Skye can't stop thinking about Scarlett, and worrying about Dexter.

Skye and Dexter return in the 7th series of this heart-breaking, heart-warming story.

0420201126By Amanda Whittington.

Skye has finally spoken to Scarlett. But she's miles away. Dexter's still with Ed. But Aiden Hardy keeps turning up.

Skye and Dexter's story is developed through close collaboration with BBC Children in Need and one of the projects they help fund, SAYiT, a Sheffield-based charity that provides practical support around LGBT+ life, sexual health, HIV and mental wellbeing. It is also inspired by ongoing voluntary work in Gainsborough.

Skye.... Sydney Wade
Jak.... Una McNulty
Dexter.... Alfie Johnson-McCann
Ed...Mark Addy
Scarlett.... Scarlett Courtney
Aiden.... Will Kirk

Guitar by Tom Constantine
Director...Mary Ward-Lowery

Skye has spoken to Scarlett, but she's miles away. Aiden Hardy keeps on turning up.

Skye and Dexter return in the 7th series of this heart-breaking, heart-warming story.

0520201127By Amanda Whittington.
Skye might have made a big mistake. But Dexter is ok and Ed wants to buy her breakfast.

Skye and Dexter's story is developed through close collaboration with BBC Children in Need and one of the projects they help fund, SAYiT, a Sheffield-based charity that provides practical support around LGBT+ life, sexual health, HIV and mental wellbeing. It is also inspired by ongoing voluntary work in Gainsborough.

Skye.... Sydney Wade
Jak.... Una McNulty
Dexter.... Alfie Johnson-McCann
Ed...Mark Addy
Scarlett.... Scarlett Courtney
Aiden.... Will Kirk

Guitar by Tom Constantine
Director...Mary Ward-Lowery

Has Skye made a big mistake? Ed takes her for breakfast.

Skye and Dexter return in the 7th series of this heart-breaking, heart-warming story.