Growing Pains [Reading]

Series of new stories dealing with child and parent relationships from unexpected angles.


01From Sydney With Love20070122By Gill Edwards, read by Joanna David.

A mother mourns the loss of her only child to a gap year, and wishes that she had not called her daughter Sydney.

02The Loft Room20070123Written And Read By Paul Dodgson.

A father and son fail to communicate until it is too late.

03The Footstool20070124By Zita Adamson

A former Greenham Common protester creates havoc in her retirement home, leaving her daughter to pick up the pieces.

Read by Jacqueline Tong

04Mines20070125By Linda Ruhemann, read by Richard Mitchley.

A father tries to communicate with his grown-up daughter about the past when she was persuaded to have an abortion, and her inability to have children in the present.

05 LASTMock Turtle20070126By Tracy Alexander, read by Katharine Rogers.

A redundant housewife and mother seeks solace in her local supermarket.