Return To Sender

People share their stories, their deepest thoughts and anxieties in a series of audio letters in 'Return to Sender'.


Genome: [r4 Bd=19960911]The first of six audio letters aimed at increasing understanding between different groups. The community of Holtsfield attempt to resolve a land dispute with solicitor and land owner Tim Jones. Producer Ronni Davis
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960911] Unknown: Tim Jones.

Producer: Ronni Davis

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960918]The second of six audio letters. Fve years ago, Ronan Gallagher was diagnosed HIV positive. Alone and in need of a friend he joined the Buddy Scheme run by the Terence Higgins Trust. NorbertTamm has been his companion ever since, supporting and helping Ronan live with his illness. Producer Jacci Parry
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960918] Unknown: Ronan Gallagher

Producer: Jacci Parry

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960925]It's a Bat's Life The third of six audio letters. Author and journalist Auberon Waugh hates all bats and strongly objects to their protected status. But conservationist and writer John Burton has an altogether different view. Producer Jacci Parry
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960925] Unknown: Auberon Waugh

Unknown: John Burton

Producer: Jacci Parry

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961002]The fourth of six audio letters. Michael and Ann Hickey share their thoughts with their son Pius, an actor for the past 14 years, who has Down's syndrome. Producer Martin Kurzik
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961002] Unknown: Ann Hickey

Producer: Martin Kurzik

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961009]The fifth of six audio letters. A re-enactment society provides the backdrop for two couples who wish to air their different views. Producer Jean Sadler
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961009] Producer: Jean Sadler
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961016]The last of six audio letters. A son who was put up for adoption corresponds with his natural mother. Producer Martin Kurzik
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961016] Producer: Martin Kurzik
01The Gift20040712The Gift tells the remarkable story of how a wife has decided to donate one of her kidneys to her husband. Brian and Georgette recount how they met and how they had to come to terms with the fact that Brian had a congenital disease which meant that his kidneys could deteriorate at a moment's notice. When he started to suffer from severe kidney problems, Georgette decided that she would give up one of her kidneys.

The Gift explores their thoughts, dreams and anxieties as they prepare for the transplant.

02The Journey20040713Barbara explains to her daughter, Natasha, why she feels the need to travel to the Himalayas. For Barbara the journey to such an adventurous location is a type of catharsis, which she feels, will help her come to terms with the death of her husband.

Both mother and daughter explore how they are coping with the death of a loved one.

03Love On The Net20040714With one in three marriages ending in divorce more and more people are turning to online dating. Sue and Steve are two such people. In a series of revealing audio letters they recount how they fell in love within eight hours of meeting each other on the net.

This is a classic love story of the electronic age.

04A Family Affair20040715Lisa and Brian explain to their own children why they take in foster children.

The two sides discuss their thoughts, feelings and anxieties regarding the issue.

For the parents it is a quest to help children who are going through a difficult time but for their own children it can be an unsettling and sometimes traumatic experience.

05 LAST45 Years Later20040716Forty-five years ago at the age of 18, Gordon proposed to his girlfriend Joyce. She agreed to give her answer the following Thursday but she never turned up for the date. Circumstances took a hand and Gordon was drafted into the army. They both ended up marrying other people but they have recently met and have rekindled their relationship forty-five years later, proving the point that true love never dies. In a series of revealing audio letters Joyce explains to Gordon why she never turned up on that fateful Thursday.