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01Monday20170130

Christopher William Hill's new 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 Sam's needy and larger-than-life mother.

Original Music: David Chilton

Director: Gordon House

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.

Christopher William Hill's comedy drama about driving lessons and unexpected friendships.

02Tuesday20170131

Nat's mother Suki suspects that at a subconscious level Nat may not want to pass her test.

Christopher William Hill's new 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 Sam's needy and larger-than-life mother.

Original Music: David Chilton

Director: Gordon House

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.

03Wednesday20170201

Suki and driving instructor Ken meet for the first time, with predictably chaotic results.

Christopher William Hill's new 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 Sam's needy and larger-than-life mother.

Original Music: David Chilton

Director: Gordon House

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.

04Thursday20170202

Nat invites driving instructor Ken round for an illuminating, if somewhat inedible, meal.

Christopher William Hill's new 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 Sam's needy and larger-than-life mother.

Original Music: David Chilton

Director: Gordon House

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.

05 LASTFriday20170203

It is Nat's driving test, and she is viewing it with great apprehension - as is Ken.

Christopher William Hill's new 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 Sam's needy and larger-than-life mother.

Original Music: David Chilton

Director: Gordon House

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.