Children In Need - D For Dexter [15 Minute Drama]

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0120191111

By Amanda Whittington.
It's freezing because the boiler is broken and now Jak is making eyes at the plumber. Skye hasn't washed her hair for days, Dexter needs a haircut, and falling in love wasn't in Skye's plan. How can she admit it to herself or explain it to her mum? It doesn't fit in with caring for a little brother. Also, it's terrifying.

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

Skye is sixteen and Dexter seven. They live in Gainsborough in Lincolnshire, where standing out as different doesn't always end well. Now Skye's attempting to build her own life, but she can't leave Dex behind. Skye narrates, inviting us into her ordinary, extraordinary life: a dysfunctional world. She has always had to look after Dex because their alcoholic Mum, Jak, can't.

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
Scarlett ..... Scarlett Courtney
Ryan ..... Adam Courting
Aiden ..... Will Kirk

Music by Tom Constantine
Director, Mary Ward-Lowery

By Amanda Whittington. The boiler is broken, it's freezing and Skye can't wash her hair.

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0120191111By Amanda Whittington.
It's freezing because the boiler is broken and now Jak is making eyes at the plumber. Skye hasn't washed her hair for days, Dexter needs a haircut, and falling in love wasn't in Skye's plan. How can she admit it to herself or explain it to her mum? It doesn't fit in with caring for a little brother. Also, it's terrifying.

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

Skye is sixteen and Dexter seven. They live in Gainsborough in Lincolnshire, where standing out as different doesn't always end well. Now Skye's attempting to build her own life, but she can't leave Dex behind. Skye narrates, inviting us into her ordinary, extraordinary life: a dysfunctional world. She has always had to look after Dex because their alcoholic Mum, Jak, can't.

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
Scarlett.... Scarlett Courtney
Ryan.... Adam Courting
Aiden.... Will Kirk

Music by Tom Constantine
Director, Mary Ward-Lowery

By Amanda Whittington. The boiler is broken, it's freezing and Skye can't wash her hair.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

0220191112

by Amanda Whittington.

The boiler's broken so it's freezing. Jak has found a soulmate in Ryan-the-heating-engineer (or Brian-the-plumber) who is making the job last days. Skye can't leave Dexter at home because Ryan/Brian keeps leaving the door open and she's worried Dex will run down the street and get in some randomer's car. It's happened before. Skye is used to having Dexter in tow, but now she wants to play guitar with Scarlett. Just the two of them.

With Sydney Wade and Una McNulty.
Director...Mary Ward-Lowery

by Amanda Whittington. Skye wants to see Scarlett but Dexter has to tag along.

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0220191112by Amanda Whittington.

The boiler's broken so it's freezing. Jak has found a soulmate in Ryan-the-heating-engineer (or Brian-the-plumber) who is making the job last days. Skye can't leave Dexter at home because Ryan/Brian keeps leaving the door open and she's worried Dex will run down the street and get in some randomer's car. It's happened before. Skye is used to having Dexter in tow, but now she wants to play guitar with Scarlett. Just the two of them.

With Sydney Wade and Una McNulty.
Director...Mary Ward-Lowery

by Amanda Whittington. Skye wants to see Scarlett but Dexter has to tag along.

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0320191113by Amanda Whittington. Skye is worried about Scarlett. But she can't leave Dexter.

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0320191113by Amanda Whittington. Skye is worried about Scarlett. But she can't leave Dexter.

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0420191114by Amanda Whittington. Scarlett makes everything seem easy. But with Dex, it's hard.

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0420191114by Amanda Whittington. Scarlett makes everything seem easy. But with Dex, it's hard.

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0520191115

by Amanda Whittington.

Skye has had enough of everything. But just as she's about to crack, she finds Scarlett at the house in Sidney Street. The boiler is fixed and there's even hot water.

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

Skye is sixteen and Dexter seven. They live in Gainsborough in Lincolnshire, where standing out as different doesn't always end well. Now Skye's attempting to build her own life, but she can't leave Dex behind. Skye narrates, inviting us into her ordinary, extraordinary life: a dysfunctional world. She has always had to look after Dex because their alcoholic Mum, Jak, can't. Dex has special needs caused by Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.

Skye and Dexter's story is developed through close collaboration with BBC Children in Need and projects they fund. This year we've worked with SAYiT, a Sheffield-based charity that provides practical support around LGBT+ life, sexual health, HIV and mental wellbeing. The story is also inspired by research on the ground in Gainsborough.

Skye ..... Sydney Wade
Jak ..... Una McNulty
Dexter ..... Alfie Johnson-McCann
Scarlett ..... Scarlett Courtney
Ryan ..... Adam Courting
Aiden ..... Will Kirk

Music by Tom Constantine
Director, Mary Ward-Lowery

by Amanda Whittington. Skye has had enough. But now Scarlett is here, in the house.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

0520191115by Amanda Whittington.

Skye has had enough of everything. But just as she's about to crack, she finds Scarlett at the house in Sidney Street. The boiler is fixed and there's even hot water.

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

Skye is sixteen and Dexter seven. They live in Gainsborough in Lincolnshire, where standing out as different doesn't always end well. Now Skye's attempting to build her own life, but she can't leave Dex behind. Skye narrates, inviting us into her ordinary, extraordinary life: a dysfunctional world. She has always had to look after Dex because their alcoholic Mum, Jak, can't.

Skye and Dexter's story is developed through close collaboration with BBC Children in Need, who help us with their research resources and expertise. It is also inspired by ongoing voluntary work in Gainsborough. On the recommendation of CinN, we have begun a longer-term partnership with SAYiT, a Sheffield-based charity they fund that provides practical support around LGBT+ life, sexual health, HIV and mental wellbeing.

Skye.... Sydney Wade
Jak.... Una McNulty
Dexter.... Alfie Johnson-McCann
Scarlett.... Scarlett Courtney
Ryan.... Adam Courting
Aiden.... Will Kirk

Music by Tom Constantine
Director, Mary Ward-Lowery

by Amanda Whittington. Skye has had enough. But now Scarlett is here, in the house.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations