Henry Experiment, The [15 Minute Drama]

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20190604 (BBC7)

A mother (Emma Fielding) fears that a child parenting expert (Matthew Marsh) is endangering his own seven-year-old son Henry by testing out his theories of early independence on him.

When Anna finds a boy alone and barefoot on Hampstead Heath, she accompanies him home for his own safety. But she is horrified to discover that he was left there on purpose to develop his independence, by his father, the famous parenting expert Professor Horace Henderson.

A thriller which asks whether our society bubble wraps children, whether we have the right to interfere in other people's children's lives and how we become parents with the spectres of our own childhoods still looming over our shoulders.

Based on a novel by the journalist Sophie Radice who contributes to The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and many magazines. Adapted for radio by award winning writer Charlotte Jones who has written extensively for TV, theatre and radio. Her most celebrated play "Humble Boy has played all over the world, she wrote the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical of "The Woman in White" and most recently ITV aired her three-part thriller "Without you".

Anna... Emma Fielding
Henderson... Matthew Marsh
Henry... Finn Monteath
Mother... Elaine Claxton
David... Ian Conningham
Jason... Paul Heath
Policewoman... Hannah Genesius

Producer... Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.

A mother fears that a child parenting expert is endangering his own seven-year-old son.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

022015022420190604 (BBC7)
20190605 (BBC7)

A mother (Emma Fielding) fears that a child parenting expert (Matthew Marsh) is endangering his own seven year old son Henry by testing out his theories of early independence on him.

When Anna discovered that famous parenting expert Professor Horace Henderson had left his 7 year old son alone on Hampstead Heath, she reported him to to police. She now feels that she must start following Henry to keep an eye on him.

A thriller which asks whether our society bubble wraps children, whether we have the right to interfere in other people's children's lives and how we become parents with the spectres of our own childhoods still looming over our shoulders.

Based on a novel by the journalist Sophie Radice who contributes to The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and many magazines. Adapted for radio by award winning writer Charlotte Jones who has written extensively for TV, theatre and radio. Her most celebrated play "Humble Boy has played all over the world, she wrote the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical of "The Woman in White" and most recently ITV aired her three part thriller "Without you".

Anna... Emma Fielding
Henderson... Matthew Marsh
Henry... Finn Monteath
David... Ian Conningham
Policeman... Monty d'Inverno

Producer... Liz Webb

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2015.

A mother fears that a child parenting expert is endangering his own seven year old child.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

032015022520190605 (BBC7)
20190606 (BBC7)

A mother (Emma Fielding) fears that a child parenting expert (Matthew Marsh) is endangering his own 7 year old son Henry by testing out his theories of early independence on him.

Professor Henderson is becoming increasingly angry with Anna's interference with his parenting and Anna's own mother and grown up daughter make her question her own parenting.

A thriller which asks whether our society bubble wraps children, whether we have the right to interfere in other people's children's lives and how we become parents with the spectres of our own childhoods still looming over our shoulders.

Based on a novel by the journalist Sophie Radice who contributes to The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and many magazines. Adapted for radio by award winning writer Charlotte Jones who has written extensively for TV, theatre and radio. Her most celebrated play "Humble Boy has played all over the world, she wrote the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical of "The Woman in White" and most recently ITV aired her three part thriller "Without you".

Anna... Emma Fielding
Henderson... Matthew Marsh
Mother... Elaine Claxton
Natasha... Roslyn Hill
Ruth... Jane Slavin

Producer... Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.

A mother fears that a child parenting expert is endangering his own seven year old child.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

042015022620190606 (BBC7)
20190607 (BBC7)

A mother (Emma Fielding) fears that a child parenting expert (Matthew Marsh) is endangering his own 7 year old son Henry by testing out his theories of early independence on him.

Anna felt sure that Professor Henderson's son Henry was being exposed to real danger. But Anna's mother seems to be taking Henderson's side and she is beginning to doubt herself.

A thriller which asks whether our society bubble wraps children, whether we have the right to interfere in other people's children's lives and how we become parents with the spectres of our own childhoods still looming over our shoulders.

Based on a novel by the journalist Sophie Radice who contributes to The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and many magazines. Adapted for radio by award winning writer Charlotte Jones who has written extensively for TV, theatre and radio. Her most celebrated play "Humble Boy has played all over the world, she wrote the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical of "The Woman in White" and most recently ITV aired her three part thriller "Without you".

Anna... Emma Fielding
Henderson... Matthew Marsh
Henry... Finn Monteath
Mother... Elaine Claxton
Man... Monty d'Inverno

Producer... Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.

A mother fears that a child parenting expert is endangering his own seven year old child.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

052015022720190607 (BBC7)
20190608 (BBC7)

A mother (Emma Fielding) fears that a child parenting expert (Matthew Marsh) is endangering his own 7 year old son Henry by testing out his theories of early independence on him.

Anna has been forced to question whether her own problems with empty nest syndrome and with the way she was raised have made her over-obsess about Professor Henderson's son. But she finally meets Henry's mother Nancy and is horrified to hear that Henderson and Henry are missing.

A thriller which asks whether our society bubble wraps children, whether we have the right to interfere in other people's children's lives and how we become parents with the spectres of our own childhoods still looming over our shoulders.

Based on a novel by the journalist Sophie Radice who contributes to The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and many magazines. Adapted for radio by award winning writer Charlotte Jones who has written extensively for TV, theatre and radio. Her most celebrated play "Humble Boy has played all over the world, she wrote the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical of "The Woman in White" and most recently ITV aired her three part thriller "Without you".

Anna... Emma Fielding
Henderson... Matthew Marsh
Jason... Paul Heath
Nancy... Jane Slavin

Producer... Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.

A mother fears that a child parenting expert is endangering his own seven year old child.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations