Clutch, Throttle, Brake (omnibus)

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Christopher William Hill's comedy drama is about driving lessons, dominant mothers and unexpected friendships.

Nat, a harassed middle-aged teacher, who sees her life rapidly drifting away from her, is desperate to pass her driving test on the anniversary of her father's death. It is his money that has helped pay for her instruction.

Ken, her much older driving instructor, has understandable doubts about his pupil's chances. But he also finds himself increasingly drawn to his client. Their unlikely friendship develops over the course of Nat's final week before her test - despite, or perhaps because of, the distractions provided by Nat's needy and larger-than-life mother.

Omnibus of five parts.

Ken …. Bill Paterson
Suki …. Alison Steadman
Nat …. Samantha Spiro
Waitress …. Nicole Bartlett

Original Music: David Chilton

Director: Gordon House

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2017.

A driving instructor is drawn to a client desperate to pass her test.

Ken, her much older driving instructor, has understandable doubts about his pupil's chances. But he also finds himself increasingly drawn to his client. Their unlikely friendship develops over the course of Nat's final week before her test - despite, or perhaps because of, the distractions provided by Sam's needy and larger-than-life mother.

Original Music: David Chilton
Director: Gordon House