Degrees Of Separation, Empty Nest



Series of five linked stories by Katie Hims on the theme of separation, based on experiences sent in by Woman's Hour listeners.

When Sheila and Simon's daughter leaves home for a gap year trip, Sheila is inconsolable. It is the separation she has dreaded, and Simon's attempts to comfort her only make things worse. It is not until an eccentric elderly neighbour asks for help that she begins to think about something other than her own grief.

Sheila.... Jilly Bond

Simon.... Richard Mitchley

Edie.... June Barrie.

. A mother is distraught when her daughter leaves home for a gap year trip. ""