Judith Johnson - Uganda



20170108 (BBC7)
20170109 (BBC7)

Agoraphobic widower Billy monitors the news using an atlas. Will he ever leave the house?

4 Extra Debut. Agoraphobic widower Billy Ellis monitors world news by using an atlas. Will he ever leave the house? Stars Ronald Pickup.

Agoraphobic widower Billy Ellis's wanderlust has never taken him further than Rhyl. He spends his days keeping a troubled eye on the world through his atlas and foreign news reports.

But a growing friendship with his daughter's boyfriend tempts him to plan a trip to London...

Judith Johnson's play stars Ronald Pickup as Billy Ellis, Bharti Patel as Trish Ellis, Paul Haigh as Tommy Ellis and Michelle Butterly as Gayle Ellis.

Director: Kristine Landon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1996.