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0120191118by Al Smith

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Peter.... Jonjo O'Neill
Will.... Rick Warden
Ian.... Mike Jibson

Produced by Sally Avens

Award winning drama set in an Emergency Call Centre where Carrie the call handler must deal with heart stopping situations.
Today a man is intent on taking his own life, can the Emergency Services get to him in time?

Al Smith's award winning drama set in an Emergency Call Centre.

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

0220191119by Al Smith

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Ian.... Michael Jibson
Will.... Rick Warden
Martin.... Shaun Mason
Darren.... Michael Ajao
Monica.... Amelia Lowdell
Gracie.... Laura Christy
Luke.... Will Kirk
Ailsa.... Lucy Reynolds
Police Officer.... Clive Hayward
Man.... Illy Elyas

Directed by Sally Avens

Al Smith's award winning series set in an Ambulance Call Centre. Carrie must deal with heart stopping emergencies every day even when her own life is in crisis. Today a young boy has been stabbed.

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

0320191120by Al Smith

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Will.... Rick Warden
Chris.... Jonny Holden
Mike.... Greg Jones
Arthur.... Neil McCaul

Directed by Sally Avens

Award winning drama series set in an Ambulance Call Centre. Carrie must deal with heart stopping emergencies every day as quickly as possible but when 74 year old Arthur calls Carrie knows she must keep him talking or risk him dying.

Al Smith's award winning drama set in an Ambulance Call Centre

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

010120160711Al Smith's drama set in an ambulance control room starring Sarah Ridgeway.

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

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01042016071320160714 (R4)Al Smith's drama set in an ambulance control room starring Sarah Ridgeway.

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

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020120190211by Al Smith

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Ian.... Michael Jibson
Danny.... Joe Simms
Will.... Don Gilet
Brenda.... Emma Handy
James.... Lewis Bray

Directed by Sally Avens

The award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room returns. Carrie faces a series of heart stopping emergencies at work as bad weather sets in and the increased pressure begins to affect her personal life.

The first series of Life Lines won Best Series at the Audio Drama Awards, Best Drama at the Radio Awards and Best Fictional Storytelling at The Audio Radio Industry Awards in 2017.
Al Smith is a graduate of the BBC Writers Academy and has been a broadcast Hot Shot. In 2012 Al won the BFI Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Prize. He was nominated for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the 2017 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

Sarah Ridgeway (Carrie) is best known for her roles in Sucker Punch, Harrogate (Royal Court), The Crimson Petal and The White, Call The Midwife (BBC).

Michael Jibson (Ian) Michael won an Olivier award for his role in 'Hamilton' and he has recently been seen in The Alienist and Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Award-winning drama set in an ambulance control room.

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

020220190212by Al Smith

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Will.... Don Gilet
Robert.... Sean Murray
Anna.... Saffron Coomber
Ali.... Lizzie Stables
Jess.... Alex Constantinidi
Policeman.... Cameron Percival
Geraldine.... Elizabeth Counsell

Directed by Sally Avens

Drama set in an ambulance control room. Carrie faces a series of heartbreaking calls at work that leave her reconsidering her future.

Award winning drama set in an ambulance control room.

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

020320190213by Al Smith

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Ian.... Michael Jibson
Will.... Don Gilet
Fiona.... Lucy Doyle
Robin.... Tony Turner
Robert.... Sean Murray
Ash.... Alex Constantinidi

Directed by Sally Avens

Award winning drama set in an ambulance control room. Carrie never knows knows what the next emergency will be or the effect it might have on her.

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

02042019021420190215 (R4)by Al Smith

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Tanzir.... Phaldut Sharma
Will.... Don Gilet
Karen.... Jeanette Percival
Robert.... Sean Murray
Jess.... Alex Constantinidi

Directed by Sally Avens

With no let up in the bad weather the ambulance service is stretched to breaking point and Carrie must enlist the help of a taxi driver as an emergency midwife.

Award-winning drama set in an ambulance control centre

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

by Al Smith

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Tanzir.... Phaldut Sharma
Will.... Don Gilet
Karen.... Jeanette Percival
Robert.... Sean Murray
Jess.... Alex Constantinidi

Directed by Sally Avens

With no let up in the bad weather the ambulance service is stretched to breaking point and Carrie must enlist the help of a taxi driver as an emergency midwife.

Award-winning drama set in an ambulance control centre

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

020520190215by Al Smith

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Joe.... Liam Lau Fernandez
Will.... Don Gilet
Ian.... Michael Jibson
Robert.... Sean Murray
Missy.... Susie Riddell
Receptionist.... Elizabeth Counsell

Directed by Sally Avens

The award winning drama series set in an ambulance control centre. Call handler Carrie is fearless when dealing with a young boy trapped on a railway line but terrified of admitting her own failings as a mother.

Award-winning drama set in an ambulance control centre.

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

030120191118Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room where Carrie the call handler must deal with heart-stopping situations.
Today a man is intent on taking his own life. Can the emergency services get to him in time?

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Peter.... Jonjo O'Neill
Will.... Rick Warden
Ian.... Mike Jibson

Produced by Sally Avens

Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room.

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room where Carrie the call handler must deal with heart-stopping situations.
Today a man is intent on taking his own life. Can the emergency services get to him in time?

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Peter.... Jonjo O'Neill
Will.... Rick Warden
Ian.... Mike Jibson

Produced by Sally Avens

Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room.

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

030220191119Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room. Carrie must deal with heart-stopping emergencies every day, even when her own life is in crisis. Today a young boy has been stabbed.

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Ian.... Michael Jibson
Will.... Rick Warden
Martin.... Shaun Mason
Darren.... Michael Ajao
Monica.... Amelia Lowdell
Gracie.... Laura Christy
Luke.... Will Kirk
Ailsa.... Lucy Reynolds
Police Officer.... Clive Hayward
Man.... Illy Elyas

Directed by Sally Avens

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room. Carrie must deal with heart-stopping emergencies every day, even when her own life is in crisis. Today a young boy has been stabbed.

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Ian.... Michael Jibson
Will.... Rick Warden
Martin.... Shaun Mason
Darren.... Michael Ajao
Monica.... Amelia Lowdell
Gracie.... Laura Christy
Luke.... Will Kirk
Ailsa.... Lucy Reynolds
Police Officer.... Clive Hayward
Man.... Illy Elyas

Directed by Sally Avens

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

030320191120Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room. Carrie must deal with heart-stopping emergencies every day as quickly as possible but when 74-year-old Arthur calls, Carrie knows she must keep him talking or risk him dying.

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Will.... Rick Warden
Chris.... Jonny Holden
Mike.... Greg Jones
Arthur.... Neil McCaul

Directed by Sally Avens

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room. Carrie must deal with heart-stopping emergencies every day as quickly as possible but when 74-year-old Arthur calls, Carrie knows she must keep him talking or risk him dying.

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Will.... Rick Warden
Chris.... Jonny Holden
Mike.... Greg Jones
Arthur.... Neil McCaul

Directed by Sally Avens

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

030420191121by Al Smith

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Will.... Rick Warden
Ian.... Michael Jibson
Jenny.... Sinead MacInnes
Flo.... Laura Christy
Man/Paramedic.... Ikky Elyas
Paramedic.... Scarlett Courtney
Bill.... Clive Haywood
Craig.... Will Kirk
Policeman.... Shaun Mason

Directed by Sally Avens

Al Smith's award winning drama set in an ambulance control room. Carrie must deal with heart stopping and starting emergencies everyday. When a young woman is the victim of an acid attack Carrie finds herself talking to both the victim and the perpetrator.

Al Smith's award winning drama goes behind the scenes of an ambulance control centre

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

Al Smith's award-winning drama set in an ambulance control room. Carrie must deal with heart stopping and starting emergencies every day. When a young woman is the victim of an acid attack Carrie finds herself talking to both the victim and the perpetrator.

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Will.... Rick Warden
Ian.... Michael Jibson
Jenny.... Sinead MacInnes
Flo.... Laura Christy
Man/Paramedic.... Ikky Elyas
Paramedic.... Scarlett Courtney
Bill.... Clive Haywood
Craig.... Will Kirk
Policeman.... Shaun Mason

Directed by Sally Avens

Al Smith's award winning drama goes behind the scenes of an ambulance control centre

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

030520191122by Al Smith

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Ian.... Michael Jibson
Frances.... Rebecca Root
Will.... Rick Warden

Directed by Sally Avens

Award winning drama series set in an ambulance control room. When Carrie takes a call from Frances she realises that she's in as much need of emotional as physical support.

Al Smith's award winning drama set in an ambulance control room

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room. When Carrie takes a call from Frances she realises that she's in as much need of emotional as physical support.

Al Smith's award-winning drama set in an ambulance control room.

Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room. When Carrie takes a call from Frances she realises that she's in as much need of emotional as physical support.

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Ian.... Michael Jibson
Frances.... Rebecca Root
Will.... Rick Warden

Directed by Sally Avens

Al Smith's award-winning drama set in an ambulance control room.

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

040120200914Al Smith's drama series set in an ambulance control room where Carrie the call handler must deal with heart-stopping situations. Today a baby is found in a bin.

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Will.... Rick Warden
Ian.... Mike Jibson
Naomi….. Clare Corbett
Robin ….. Samuel James
Ange ….. Jane Whittenshaw
Iris ….. Cecilia Appiah

Directed by Sally Avens

Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room where Carrie the call handler must deal with heart-stopping situations. Today a baby is abandoned in a bin and Carrie thinks she knows who the mother is.

Life Lines has twice won best series in the Audio Drama Awards in 2017 and 2019. Al Smith, the writer, is a graduate of the BBC Writers Academy and has been a broadcast Hot Shot. In 2012 Al won the BFI Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Prize. Storytelling at the ARIAS, the Radio Academy Awards and he was nominated for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the 2017 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

Sarah Ridgeway worked with Al on his play ‘Harrogate’. Sarah won best actress in the OFFIES for Fury at the Soho theatre.

Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room.

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

040220200915Al Smith's drama series set in an ambulance control room where Carrie the call handler must deal with heart-stopping situations. George needs help but can't recall where he lives.

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Will.... Rick Warden
Ian.... Mike Jibson
George ….. Michael Bertenshaw
Hugh ….. Carl Prekopp
Directed by Sally Avens

Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room where Carrie the call handler must deal with heart-stopping situations. Today a patient with dementia needs help but he can’t remember where he is and is terrified he will be put into care.

Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room.

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

040320200916Al Smith's drama series set in an ambulance control room. Today a class is in the middle of a remote lesson when their teacher goes into anaphylactic shock.

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Will.... Rick Warden
Ian.... Mike Jibson
Theo ….. Aaron Gelkoff
Martina ….. Clare Corfbett
Phoebe ….. Charlotte East
Karl ….. Luke Nunn

Directed by Sally Avens

Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room where Carrie the call handler must deal with heart-stopping and starting situations. Today a young boy calls: his class is in the middle of a remote lesson when his teacher goes into anaphylactic shock. And a young woman suffering from MS has a cluster on the way to meet her Dad for the first time in years.

Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room.

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

040420200917Al Smith's drama series set in an ambulance control room. Today Carrie the call handler attempts to convince a young woman she's in an abusive relationship.

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Polly ….. Scarlett Brookes

Directed by Sally Avens

Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room where Carrie the call handler must deal with heart-stopping situations. Today a young woman calls with a cut hand, but behind the injury lies a story of a toxic relationship. Can Carrie get Polly to realise she is the victim of coercive control?

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Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room.

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.

040520200918Al Smith's drama series set in an ambulance control room. Today an old friend of Carrie’s makes contact when he finds a man who's overdosed.

Carrie.... Sarah Ridgeway
Ian ….. Michael Jibson
Connor ….. Lloyd Hutchinson
Will ….. Rick Warden
Fergus ….. Ian Dunnett Jr

Directed by Sally Avens

Al Smith's drama series set in an ambulance control room where Carrie the call handler must deal with heart-stopping situations. When an old friend calls in because he's come across a man who's overdosed it makes Carrie realise she must stop trying to control her home life because she can’t control the outcome of her work.

Al Smith's award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control room.

Al Smith's award-winning series set in an ambulance control room.