Colin Douglas - The Gap [15 Minute Drama]

Episodes

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0120110523 (BBC7)
20150824 (BBC7)
20150825 (BBC7)

Heather embarks on what will become an unpredictable and challenging placement in Africa.

A drama about an Edinburgh family breaking up during their daughter's gap year

by Colin Douglas.

Heather's leaving school with flying colours. She's off to Ghana for a gap year and then to Oxford. Her brother Fraser is going into second year at Cambridge studying medicine. And their parents, James, a surgeon, and Pippa, a professor of economics have some shocking news - they're splitting up. Suddenly everything's changing for Heather. With strained relationships at home, she embarks on what will become a rather unpredictable and challenging placement in Africa.

Cast:

Heather....Kirsty McKay

James....Paul Young

Pippa....Isabella Jarrett

Fraser....Keith McLeish

Janice....Lesley Mackie

Dawn....Lucy Paterson

Hector....Alasdair McCrone

Directed by David Ian Neville

Colin Douglas is an award-winning radio & TV writer and novelist with a distinctive voice. His plays for Radio 4 have included: The Life Class; Dress Up And Sing; Moving On & Taking The Waters (all written with Harry Quinn); and Better To Break Your Neck; Today We'll Finish Keats; Smart Boy Wanted; and the series, Safe In Our Hands. He's the author of nine novels including, The Houseman's Tale which he also dramatised as a series for BBC TV.

0220110524 (BBC7)
20150825 (BBC7)
20150826 (BBC7)

After a warm welcome in Ghana, Heather gets into trouble after sending a humorous email.

A drama about an Edinburgh family breaking up during their daughter's gap year

by Colin Douglas.

Heather's left school with flying colours. She's off to Ghana for a gap year and then to Oxford. Her brother Fraser is going into second year at Cambridge studying medicine. But just before Heather leaves home her parents, James, a surgeon, and Pippa, a professor of economics have some shocking news - they're splitting up. Suddenly everything's changing for Heather.

After receiving a warm welcome in Ghana, Heather finds herself in trouble after sending a humorous email.

Cast:

Heather....Kirsty McKay

James....Paul Young

Pippa....Isabella Jarrett

Fraser....Keith McLeish

Janice....Lesley Mackie

Dawn....Lucy Paterson

Hector....Alasdair McCrone

Directed by David Ian Neville

Colin Douglas is an award-winning radio & TV writer and novelist with a distinctive voice. His plays for Radio 4 have included: The Life Class; Dress Up And Sing; Moving On & Taking The Waters (all written with Harry Quinn); and Better To Break Your Neck; Today We'll Finish Keats; Smart Boy Wanted; and the series, Safe In Our Hands. He's the author of nine novels including, The Houseman's Tale which he also dramatised as a series for BBC TV.

0320110525 (BBC7)
20150826 (BBC7)
20150827 (BBC7)

Heather discovers there are some staffing problems at her school in Ghana.

As the weeks go by in Ghana, gap year student Heather discovers there are staffing problems at her school. Stars Kirsty McKay.

0420110526 (BBC7)
20150827 (BBC7)
20150828 (BBC7)

As Heather prepares to go off travelling, the school finances are under scrutiny.

A drama about an Edinburgh family breaking up during their daughter's gap year

by Colin Douglas.

Heather's left school with flying colours. She's off to Ghana for a gap year and then to Oxford. Her brother Fraser is going into second year at Cambridge studying medicine. But just before Heather leaves home her parents, James, a surgeon, and Pippa, a professor of economics have some shocking news - they're splitting up. Suddenly everything's changing for Heather.

As Heather and her friend prepare to go off travelling in Ghana over the Christmas break the school finances are under scrutiny and more staff are leaving.

Cast:

Heather....Kirsty McKay

James....Paul Young

Pippa....Isabella Jarrett

Fraser....Keith McLeish

Janice....Lesley Mackie

Dawn....Lucy Paterson

Hector....Alasdair McCrone

Directed by David Ian Neville

Colin Douglas is an award-winning radio & TV writer and novelist with a distinctive voice. His plays for Radio 4 have included: The Life Class; Dress Up And Sing; Moving On & Taking The Waters (all written with Harry Quinn); and Better To Break Your Neck; Today We'll Finish Keats; Smart Boy Wanted; and the series, Safe In Our Hands. He's the author of nine novels including, The Houseman's Tale which he also dramatised as a series for BBC TV.

0520110527 (BBC7)
20150828 (BBC7)
20150829 (BBC7)

As her gap year in Ghana ends, Heather is having second thoughts about going to Oxford.

A drama about an Edinburgh family breaking up during their daughter's gap year

by Colin Douglas.

Heather's left school with flying colours. She's off to Ghana for a gap year and then to Oxford. Her brother Fraser is going into second year at Cambridge studying medicine. But just before Heather leaves home her parents, James, a surgeon, and Pippa, a professor of economics have some shocking news - they're splitting up. Suddenly everything's changing for Heather.

As her gap year in Ghana ends, Heather is having second thoughts about going to Oxford, but how can she tell her parents?

Cast:

Heather....Kirsty McKay

James....Paul Young

Pippa....Isabella Jarrett

Fraser....Keith McLeish

Janice....Lesley Mackie

Dawn....Lucy Paterson

Hector....Alasdair McCrone

Directed by David Ian Neville

Colin Douglas is an award-winning radio & TV writer and novelist with a distinctive voice. His plays for Radio 4 have included: The Life Class; Dress Up And Sing; Moving On & Taking The Waters (all written with Harry Quinn); and Better To Break Your Neck; Today We'll Finish Keats; Smart Boy Wanted; and the series, Safe In Our Hands. He's the author of nine novels including, The Houseman's Tale which he also dramatised as a series for BBC TV.