Forward Presence [Dangerous Visions]

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The abduction of a solider by pro-Russian Estonians causes chaos on NATO's front line.

Dramas that explore contemporary takes on future dystopias

The abduction of a solider by pro-Russian Estonians causes chaos on NATO's front line.

Claire Cross is an Army Intelligence Corps officer stationed in Estonia where 800 British soldiers currently form part of a NATO forward presence, protecting the Baltic state from the threat of aggression from neighbouring Russia. She's called in to investigate the disappearance Darren, a young squaddie, last seen in a nearby bar - and to keep the matter as low-key as possible.

With local police officer Leks, she tries to piece together Darren's movements. Did he fall foul of criminals, or a jealous boyfriend? Could there be a terrorist link?

When Darren's mother, Christine, arrives in Tallinn, Claire realises she has to help this extraordinary woman whether or not it means defying her military and political masters.

Written by Hugh Costello
Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish radio production for BBC Radio 4.