Heading To Paradise



The stories of some of the victims of Flight MH17, shot down over the Ukraine one year ago. Joe Caffrey, Philip Franks and Tracy Wiles star in David Morley's factual drama.

Elsemiek de Borst, Daisy Oehlers, Bryce Fredriksz, Liam Sweeney and John Alder all perished in the attack on a defenceless passenger jet in July 2014. How did they come to be on that flight? This drama illuminates the paths that brought these ordinary people to be part of this dreadful event.

The drama portrays actual events in the lives of the victims, and has been made with the co-operation of their families. The scenes and dialogue are constructed from eye witness accounts, texts and emails.

Written by David Morley

Directed by Dirk Maggs

A Perfectly Normal production for BBC Radio 4.