Olivia wakes up on her 17th birthday knowing that something’s changed - but what exactly she doesn't yet understand.
Her very first dance, a week later, is her opportunity to try her wings in the wider world.
Rosamond Lehmann's tender classic about a young girl's adolescent rite of passage dramatised by Tina Pepler.
Olivia Curtis.... Mary Nighy
With Josh Boyden, Sophie Clarke, Jenny Coverack, Tom Espiner, Chris Garner, Ben Tinniswood, Chris Yapp and Oliver Zimmermann
(Olivia's story continues in 'The Weather in the Streets')
Director: Sara Davies
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.
Waking on her 17th birthday, Olivia senses her rite of passage has begun.