Dead-heading The Roses


20031212By Juliet Ace.

Jill Balcon is joined by her son, Daniel Day-Lewis, in a sparkling new drama specially written to celebrate her 60th year of performing on radio.

She takes the role of Ariadne, a naval officer's wife who has become the benign queen of death, arranging tasteful memorial services - which will include her husband's.

But before his departure, her husband has plotted a final surprise.

Ariadne Fitz-John....Jill Balcon Felix Brown....Daniel Day-Lewis Phyllis Beacon....Cheryl Campbell George Fitz-John....Graham Crowden Ephraim Cohn....William Hootkins