Just A Girl [15 Minute Drama]

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0120180730

Teenagers Amy and Ryley are falling for each other. How will Amy tell him she is trans?

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

In this fourth series of Just A Girl, trans teenager Amy has just finished her GCSEs and is waiting for her results. She's been taking hormone blockers since she was 11 and is now anxious to start on the next phase of transitioning.

She's always been certain of her gender identity - it's other people who are the problem. Over the course of a week away in Manchester, she falls in love, experiences her first kiss, meets the inspirational Kate O'Donnell, deals with challenging counter-views on trans-gender politics and learns that being trans is just part of her life - not all of it.

Episode 1: Teenagers Amy and Ryley are falling for each other. How will Amy tell him she's trans? And when should she tell him? Will he still like her? She's going to have to find out. Amy, now 16, and her grandad Ted arrive in Manchester. Ted has a funeral to attend and Amy needs some time out from her mum who wants her to wait before starting cross sex hormones. The last thing Amy needs is to meet a boy she really likes.

Writer: Mark Davies Markham
Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore
Director: Melanie Harris
Executive Producer: Polly Thomas

A Naked production for BBC Radio 4.

0220180731

Amy meets her great heroine Kate, who urges her to never apologise for being trans.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

In this fourth series of Just A Girl, trans teenager Amy has just finished her GCSEs and is waiting for her results. She's been taking hormone blockers since she was 11 and is now anxious to start on the next phase of transitioning.

She's always been certain of her gender identity - it's other people who are the problem. Over the course of a week away in Manchester, she falls in love, experiences her first kiss, meets the inspirational Kate O'Donnell, deals with challenging counter-views on trans-gender politics and learns that being trans is just part of her life - not all of it.

Episode 2: Amy meets her great heroine Kate, played by real-life transgender artist and activist Kate O'Donnell, who urges her to have fun, take no nonsense and never apologise for being trans. It's exactly what Amy needs to hear as her romance with Ryley develops.

Writer: Mark Davies Markham
Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore
Director: Melanie Harris
Executive Producer: Polly Thomas

A Naked production for BBC Radio 4.

0320180801

Amy finds the pressure too much and wants to run back to London.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

In this fourth series of Just A Girl, trans teenager Amy has just finished her GCSEs and is waiting for her results. She's been taking hormone blockers since she was 11 and is now anxious to start on the next phase of transitioning.

She's always been certain of her gender identity - it's other people who are the problem. Over the course of a week away in Manchester, she falls in love, experiences her first kiss, meets the inspirational Kate O'Donnell, deals with challenging counter-views on trans-gender politics and learns that being trans is just part of her life - not all of it.

Episode 3: Amy finds the pressure too much and wants to run back to London, but Ryley persuades her to stay in Manchester. She has to face his mother who has trenchant views about trans issues.

Writer: Mark Davies Markham
Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore
Director: Melanie Harris
Executive Producer: Polly Thomas

A Naked production for BBC Radio 4.

0420180802

Teenagers Amy and Riley still like each other, but their romance is not easy.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

In this fourth series of Just A Girl, trans teenager Amy has just finished her GCSEs and is waiting for her results. She's been taking hormone blockers since she was 11 and is now anxious to start on the next phase of transitioning.

She's always been certain of her gender identity - it's other people who are the problem. Over the course of a week away in Manchester, she falls in love, experiences her first kiss, meets the inspirational Kate O'Donnell, deals with challenging counter-views on trans-gender politics and learns that being trans is just part of her life - not all of it.

Episode 4: Teenagers Amy and Riley still like each other, but their romance is not easy. Amy's grandad Ted takes Ryley's mum out for lunch to find out why she's upsetting Amy. It's his turn to have his assumptions challenged.

Writer: Mark Davies Markham
Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore
Director: Melanie Harris
Executive Producer: Polly Thomas

A Naked production for BBC Radio 4.

0520180803

Amy takes a positive view of her eventful trip to Manchester and her first romance.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

In this fourth series of Just A Girl, trans teenager Amy has just finished her GCSEs and is waiting for her results. She's been taking hormone blockers since she was 11 and is now anxious to start on the next phase of transitioning.

She's always been certain of her gender identity - it's other people who are the problem. Over the course of a week away in Manchester, she falls in love, experiences her first kiss, meets the inspirational Kate O'Donnell, deals with challenging counter-views on trans-gender politics and learns that being trans is just part of her life - not all of it.

Episode 5: Amy takes a positive view of her eventful trip to Manchester and her first romance. Ryley and his mum have farewell gifts for Amy. They've touched each other's lives in significant ways. And Amy makes an important decision before she sets off home to London.

Writer: Mark Davies Markham
Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore
Director: Melanie Harris
Executive Producer: Polly Thomas

A Naked production for BBC Radio 4.

0120141215

How would you cope if your child was born into the wrong body? Powerful new drama by Mark Davies Markham.

Amy and her parents meet the doctor who will help them work out if hormone blockers are the right choice.

A very ordinary family has come to terms with the less ordinary experience of Amy who was born as Ben. Adamant that she is a girl from an early age, Amy is growing up fast and nervous about starting senior school, with a boy's body. Her parents, Gary and Charlotte, have to help decide whether she should take significant steps to delay puberty until she can be fully assessed for transgender treatment. The right thing to do is not clear, and their different views on what is best for their child present some very difficult choices. Grandad Ted loves them all but struggles to grasp how serious the situation is. At the same time, everyday family life goes on, and re-decorating Amy's bedroom brings her and her Grandad closer. This honest, compassionate new drama was inspired by real life experiences.

Thanks to Susie Green and the parents at Mermaids, a charity offering support to gender variant children, teenagers and their families, and the Tavistock Clinic.

Studio Pianist - Alfie Davies

Director - Polly Thomas

Writer - Mark Davies Markham.

Amy and her parents meet the doctor to work out if hormone blockers are the right choice.

0120160912

How will Amy find her new school, will Gary and Charlotte stay together and will Grandad ever find love? Second series of the drama about a transgender teenager by Mark Davies Markham.

A very ordinary family has come to terms with the less ordinary experience of Amy, who was born as Ben. Amy is nervous about starting senior school, and even more moody as teenage life and the puberty delaying hormone blockers kick in. Her parents, Gary and Charlotte, are struggling with their own relationship and Grandad Ted has his own worries.

This affectionate drama was inspired by real life experiences.

Episode 1:

Amy is adamant she needs red lipstick for her first day at senior school, Charlotte is just as adamant she doesn't. Gary is concerned about a new friend Charlotte has made at the transgender parents support group and Ted is looking for love.

Written by Mark Davies Markham

Original music and piano playing by Alfie Davies

Thanks to Susie Green and the parents at Mermaids and the Tavistock Clinic.

Producers: Polly Thomas and Eloise Whitmore

Production Coordinator: Sarah Kenny

Executive Producer: Kate McAll

A Naked production for BBC Radio 4.

0120170918

Amy is a typical modern teenager - who happens to be trans.

The third series continuing the journey of Amy, just your average 13 year old transgender child in the modern world.

A very ordinary family has come to terms with the less ordinary experience of Amy, who was born Ben. In this third series, Amy chases her dream of musical theatre but there is trouble ahead when a petition is started about which school toilet she uses.

This accessible new drama was inspired by real life experiences.

Thanks to Susie Green and the parents at Mermaids, a charity offering support to gender variant children, teenagers and their families (www.mermaidsuk.org.uk), and the Tavistock Clinic.

Episode 1
Amy is full of excitement about her West Side Story audition, and grandad Ted is gearing up for salsa lessons. Then news of a petition about Amy breaks.

Writer....Mark Davies Markham
Piano playing by Sarah Spencer

Co-Producers....Polly Thomas and Eloise Whitmore
Production Coordinator....Sarah Kenny
Executive Producer....Melanie Harris

A Naked production for BBC Radio 4.

0220141216

Gary and Charlotte struggle with very different approaches to hormone blockers.

Gary and Charlotte struggle with very different approaches to hormone blockers, whilst Amy embarks on some dramatic interior decoration.

How would you cope if your child was born into the wrong body? Powerful new drama by Mark Davies Markham.

A very ordinary family has come to terms with the less ordinary experience of Amy who was born as Ben. Adamant that she is a girl from an early age, Amy is growing up fast and nervous about starting senior school, with a boy's body. Her parents, Gary and Charlotte, have to help decide whether she should take significant steps to delay puberty until she can be fully assessed for transgender treatment. The right thing to do is not clear, and their different views on what is best for their child present some very difficult choices. Grandad Ted loves them all but struggles to grasp how serious the situation is. At the same time, everyday family life goes on, and re-decorating Amy's bedroom brings her and her Grandad closer. This honest, compassionate new drama was inspired by real life experiences.

Thanks to Susie Green and the parents at Mermaids, a charity offering support to gender variant children, teenagers and their families, and the Tavistock Clinic.

Studio Pianist - Alfie Davies

Director - Polly Thomas

Writer - Mark Davies Markham.

0220160913

How will Amy find her new school, will Gary and Charlotte stay together and will Grandad ever find love? Second series of the drama about a transgender teenager by Mark Davies Markham.

A very ordinary family has come to terms with the less ordinary experience of Amy, who was born as Ben. Amy is nervous about starting senior school, and even more moody as teenage life and the puberty delaying hormone blockers kick in. Her parents, Gary and Charlotte, are struggling with their own relationship and Grandad Ted has his own worries.

This affectionate drama was inspired by real life experiences.

Episode 2:

Amy is delighted by her first day at seniors. Gary and Charlotte are less sure about her interest in boys and disaster strikes when Grandad uses the wrong pronoun for Amy with his blind date.

Written by Mark Davies Markham

Original music and piano playing by Alfie Davies

Thanks to Susie Green and the parents at Mermaids and the Tavistock Clinic.

Producers: Polly Thomas and Eloise Whitmore

Production Coordinator: Sarah Kenny

Executive Producer: Kate McAll

A Naked production for BBC Radio 4.

0220170919

Amy is a typical modern teenager - who happens to be trans.

The third series continuing the journey of Amy, just your average 13 year old transgender child in the modern world.

A very ordinary family has come to terms with the less ordinary experience of Amy, who was born Ben. In this third series, Amy chases her dream of musical theatre but there is trouble ahead when a petition is started about which school toilet she uses.

This accessible new drama was inspired by real life experiences.

Thanks to Susie Green and the parents at Mermaids, a charity offering support to gender variant children, teenagers and their families (www.mermaidsuk.org.uk), and the Tavistock Clinic.

Episode 2
Charlotte's sugar free regime for the whole family is not popular. Amy is practising hard for her role in the school musical, but the family is shaken when the press start to take an interest in the petition about her.

Writer....Mark Davies Markham
Piano playing by Sarah Spencer

Co-Producers....Polly Thomas and Eloise Whitmore
Production Coordinator....Sarah Kenny
Executive Producer....Melanie Harris

A Naked production for BBC Radio 4.

0320141217

Amy's desperation to get on the hormone blockers begins to worry her family.

Amy's desperation to get on the hormone blockers begins to worry her family, and her granddad Ted finally understands her predicament.

How would you cope if your child was born into the wrong body? Powerful new drama by Mark Davies Markham.

A very ordinary family has come to terms with the less ordinary experience of Amy who was born as Ben. Adamant that she is a girl from an early age, Amy is growing up fast and nervous about starting senior school, with a boy's body. Her parents, Gary and Charlotte, have to help decide whether she should take significant steps to delay puberty until she can be fully assessed for transgender treatment. The right thing to do is not clear, and their different views on what is best for their child present some very difficult choices. Grandad Ted loves them all but struggles to grasp how serious the situation is. At the same time, everyday family life goes on, and re-decorating Amy's bedroom brings her and her Grandad closer. This honest, compassionate new drama was inspired by real life experiences.

Thanks to Susie Green and the parents at Mermaids, a charity offering support to gender variant children, teenagers and their families and the Tavistock Clinic.

Studio Pianist - Alfie Davies

Director - Polly Thomas

Writer - Mark Davies Markham.

0320160914

How will Amy find her new school, will Gary and Charlotte stay together and will Grandad ever find love? Second series of the drama about a transgender teenager by Mark Davies Markham.

A very ordinary family has come to terms with the less ordinary experience of Amy, who was born as Ben. Amy is nervous about starting senior school, and even more moody as teenage life and the puberty delaying hormone blockers kick in. Her parents, Gary and Charlotte, are struggling with their own relationship and Grandad Ted has his own worries.

This affectionate drama was inspired by real life experiences.

Episode 3:

Amy is victimised at school as a result of Ted's faux pas.

Written by Mark Davies Markham

Original music and piano playing by Alfie Davies

Thanks to Susie Green and the parents at Mermaids and the Tavistock Clinic.

Producers: Polly Thomas and Eloise Whitmore

Production Coordinator: Sarah Kenny

Executive Producer: Kate McAll

A Naked production for BBC Radio 4.

0320170920

As press interest grows, Amy decides to renounce musical theatre and become an activist.

The third series continuing the journey of Amy, just your average 13 year old transgender child in the modern world.

A very ordinary family has come to terms with the less ordinary experience of Amy, who was born Ben. In this third series, Amy chases her dream of musical theatre but there is trouble ahead when a petition is started about which school toilet she uses.

This accessible new drama was inspired by real life experiences.

Thanks to Susie Green and the parents at Mermaids, a charity offering support to gender variant children, teenagers and their families (www.mermaidsuk.org.uk), and the Tavistock Clinic.

Episode 1
Amy is full of excitement about her West Side Story audition, and grandad Ted is gearing up for salsa lessons. Then news of a petition about Amy breaks.

Writer....Mark Davies Markham
Piano playing by Sarah Spencer

Co-Producers....Polly Thomas and Eloise Whitmore
Production Coordinator....Sarah Kenny
Executive Producer....Melanie Harris

A Naked production for BBC Radio 4.

0420141218

A sleepover for Amy with new friends brings things to a head between her parents.

How would you cope if your child was born into the wrong body? Powerful new drama by Mark Davies Markham.

A very ordinary family has come to terms with the less ordinary experience of Amy who was born as Ben. Adamant that she is a girl from an early age, Amy is growing up fast and nervous about starting senior school, with a boy's body. Her parents, Gary and Charlotte, have to help decide whether she should take significant steps to delay puberty until she can be fully assessed for transgender treatment. The right thing to do is not clear, and their different views on what is best for their child present some very difficult choices. Grandad Ted loves them all but struggles to grasp how serious the situation is. At the same time, everyday family life goes on, and re-decorating Amy's bedroom brings her and her Grandad closer. This honest, compassionate new drama was inspired by real life experiences.

Thanks to Susie Green and the parents at Mermaids, a charity offering support to gender variant children, teenagers and their families and the Tavistock Clinic.

Studio Pianist - Alfie Davies

Director - Polly Thomas

Writer - Mark Davies Markham.

0420160915

How will Amy find her new school, will Gary and Charlotte stay together and will Grandad ever find love? Second series of the drama about a transgender teenager by Mark Davies Markham.

A very ordinary family has come to terms with the less ordinary experience of Amy, who was born as Ben. Amy is nervous about starting senior school, and even more moody as teenage life and the puberty delaying hormone blockers kick in. Her parents, Gary and Charlotte, are struggling with their own relationship and Grandad Ted has his own worries.

This affectionate drama was inspired by real life experiences.

Episode 4:

Amy is still refusing to go back to school, and the pressure is telling on her parents.

Written by Mark Davies Markham

Original music and piano playing by Alfie Davies

Thanks to Susie Green and the parents at Mermaids and the Tavistock Clinic.

Producers: Polly Thomas and Eloise Whitmore

Production Coordinator: Sarah Kenny

Executive Producer: Kate McAll

A Naked production for BBC Radio 4.

0420170921

As her parents try to resolve the petition, Amy gets more support from young people.

The third series continuing the journey of Amy, just your average 13 year old transgender child in the modern world.

A very ordinary family has come to terms with the less ordinary experience of Amy, who was born Ben. In this third series, Amy chases her dream of musical theatre but there is trouble ahead when a petition is started about which school toilet she uses.

This accessible new drama was inspired by real life experiences.

Thanks to Susie Green and the parents at Mermaids, a charity offering support to gender variant children, teenagers and their families (www.mermaidsuk.org.uk), and the Tavistock Clinic.

Episode 4
As her parents try to resolve the petition, Amy gets more support from young people and decides to take her activist campaign to social media. Ted's accident shocks everyone.

Writer....Mark Davies Markham
Piano playing by Sarah Spencer

Co-Producers....Polly Thomas and Eloise Whitmore
Production Coordinator....Sarah Kenny
Executive Producer....Melanie Harris

A Naked production for BBC Radio 4.

0520160916

How will Amy find her new school, will Gary and Charlotte stay together and will Grandad ever find love? Second series of the drama about a transgender teenager by Mark Davies Markham.

A very ordinary family has come to terms with the less ordinary experience of Amy, who was born as Ben. Amy is nervous about starting senior school, and even more moody as teenage life and the puberty delaying hormone blockers kick in. Her parents, Gary and Charlotte, are struggling with their own relationship and Grandad Ted has his own worries.

This affectionate drama was inspired by real life experiences.

Episode 5:

Amy's return to school is triumphant, as she stands up to the bullies. Gary and Charlotte make their peace, Ted buys a new motorbike and there is a surprise ahead for them all.

Written by Mark Davies Markham

Original music and piano playing by Alfie Davies

Thanks to Susie Green and the parents at Mermaids and the Tavistock Clinic.

Producers: Polly Thomas and Eloise Whitmore

Production Coordinator: Sarah Kenny

Executive Producer: Kate McAll

A Naked production for BBC Radio 4.

0520170922

Just as the family think everything has been restored, there is more trouble in store.

The third series continuing the journey of Amy, just your average 13 year old transgender child in the modern world.

A very ordinary family has come to terms with the less ordinary experience of Amy, who was born Ben. In this third series, Amy chases her dream of musical theatre but there is trouble ahead when a petition is started about which school toilet she uses.

This accessible new drama was inspired by real life experiences.

Thanks to Susie Green and the parents at Mermaids, a charity offering support to gender variant children, teenagers and their families (www.mermaidsuk.org.uk), and the Tavistock Clinic.

Episode 5
Just as the family think everything has been restored, and Amy enjoys taking part in the school musical, there is more trouble in store.

Writer....Mark Davies Markham
Piano playing by Sarah Spencer

Co-Producers....Polly Thomas and Eloise Whitmore
Production Coordinator....Sarah Kenny
Executive Producer....Melanie Harris

A Naked production for BBC Radio 4.

05 LAST20141219

Gary finally comes to terms with the hormone blockers, but Charlotte has shocking news.

Gary finally comes to terms with the hormone blockers, but Charlotte has shocking news for him.

How would you cope if your child was born into the wrong body? Powerful new drama by Mark Davies Markham.

A very ordinary family has come to terms with the less ordinary experience of Amy who was born as Ben. Adamant that she is a girl from an early age, Amy is growing up fast and nervous about starting senior school, with a boy's body. Her parents, Gary and Charlotte, have to help decide whether she should take significant steps to delay puberty until she can be fully assessed for transgender treatment. The right thing to do is not clear, and their different views on what is best for their child present some very difficult choices. Grandad Ted loves them all but struggles to grasp how serious the situation is. At the same time, everyday family life goes on, and re-decorating Amy's bedroom brings her and her Grandad closer. This honest, compassionate new drama was inspired by real life experiences.

Thanks to Susie Green and the parents at Mermaids, a charity offering support to gender variant children, teenagers and their families, and the Tavistock Clinic.

Studio Pianist - Alfie Davies

Director - Polly Thomas

Writer - Mark Davies Markham.