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A mysterious man arrives at the Ward's farm on the border with an offer they can't refuse.

Pauline McLynn and Owen O'Neil play a middle aged married couple living on a farm that straddles the Irish border. They are overwhelmed by debt. When a mysterious man they've contacted online arrives to meet them in person they hope he has the solution to all their problems.

Set on St Bridget's Day, which also happens to be the pagan festival of Imbolc, Gabriel arrives on the Ward's property suggesting a way out of their impossible money problems. Over the years, they've re-mortaged way beyond the value of the farm. Dávid, a Lithuanian migrant worker, senses something is up.

After a tour of the farm and a lunch meeting with the enigmatic Gabriel, Kath and Matthew Ward must reach a decision. Should they entrust their future to this strange businessman?

The Crossing marks a Radio 4 debut for writer Tara Hegarty and director JP McKeown.

Written by Tara Hegarty
Director: JP McKeown
Sound Designer: Eloise Whitmore
Producer: Melanie Harris
Executive Producer: Jo Meek

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.