Ship Of Lies [15 Minute Drama]

Episodes

EpisodeFirst
Broadcast
Comments
0120190408

Weeks after her fiancé, a musician who drowned on the Titanic dies, Emma Heyer is still inconsolable. She reads the reports from the survivors endlessly. Each night she goes into fitful sleep, imagining the dead man’s final moments.

It’s a doubly tragic death because he only joined the ship at the last moment, substituting for another band member who fell ill.

It seems that he died heroically still playing with the other members of the ship’s band. But a disparity - which at first seems minor - is emerging about what they were playing as the ship sank. Some who were on board are adamant it was the hymn Nearer My God To Thee. Others are equally insistent that it was a waltz tune, Song of Autumn.

It seems a simple matter to resolve. She takes the money she’s been saving for the wedding and travels to New York and the headquarters of the White Star line.

The officials have nothing to tell her and, although sympathetic to her loss, seem somewhat over anxious to get rid of her. Just what exactly are they hiding? It’s then that she meets Danny Gunther, a newspaper man hungry for a story.

Cast:
EMMA ……………….....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR ....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Weeks after her fiancé, a musician who drowned on the Titanic dies, Emma Heyer is still inconsolable. She reads the reports from the survivors endlessly. Each night she goes into fitful sleep, imagining the dead man’s final moments.

It’s a doubly tragic death because he only joined the ship at the last moment, substituting for another band member who fell ill.

It seems that he died heroically still playing with the other members of the ship’s band. But a disparity - which at first seems minor - is emerging about what they were playing as the ship sank. Some who were on board are adamant it was the hymn Nearer My God To Thee. Others are equally insistent that it was a waltz tune, Song of Autumn.

It seems a simple matter to resolve. She takes the money she’s been saving for the wedding and travels to New York and the headquarters of the White Star line.

The officials have nothing to tell her and, although sympathetic to her loss, seem somewhat over anxious to get rid of her. Just what exactly are they hiding? It’s then that she meets Danny Gunther, a newspaper man hungry for a story.

Cast:
EMMA ……………….....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR ....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Weeks after her fiancé, a musician who drowned on the Titanic dies, Emma Heyer is still inconsolable. She reads the reports from the survivors endlessly. Each night she goes into fitful sleep, imagining the dead man’s final moments.

It’s a doubly tragic death because he only joined the ship at the last moment, substituting for another band member who fell ill.

It seems that he died heroically still playing with the other members of the ship’s band. But a disparity - which at first seems minor - is emerging about what they were playing as the ship sank. Some who were on board are adamant it was the hymn Nearer My God To Thee. Others are equally insistent that it was a waltz tune, Song of Autumn.

It seems a simple matter to resolve. She takes the money she’s been saving for the wedding and travels to New York and the headquarters of the White Star line.

The officials have nothing to tell her and, although sympathetic to her loss, seem somewhat over anxious to get rid of her. Just what exactly are they hiding? It’s then that she meets Danny Gunther, a newspaper man hungry for a story.

Cast:
EMMA ………………....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Weeks after her fiancé, a musician who drowned on the Titanic dies, Emma Heyer is still inconsolable. She reads the reports from the survivors endlessly. Each night she goes into fitful sleep, imagining the dead man’s final moments.

It’s a doubly tragic death because he only joined the ship at the last moment, substituting for another band member who fell ill.

It seems that he died heroically still playing with the other members of the ship’s band. But a disparity - which at first seems minor - is emerging about what they were playing as the ship sank. Some who were on board are adamant it was the hymn Nearer My God To Thee. Others are equally insistent that it was a waltz tune, Song of Autumn.

It seems a simple matter to resolve. She takes the money she’s been saving for the wedding and travels to New York and the headquarters of the White Star line.

The officials have nothing to tell her and, although sympathetic to her loss, seem somewhat over anxious to get rid of her. Just what exactly are they hiding? It’s then that she meets Danny Gunther, a newspaper man hungry for a story.

Cast:
EMMA ……………….....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR ....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

0220190409

Gunther takes Emma to a bar in waterfront Red Hook to meet an Irishman who claims to have worked in the Belfast shipyard where the Titanic was built. He’d been worried about the ship’s structural soundness, in particular in the keel plates that would have been exposed to unprecedented stress in this huge vessel. He also claims that the ship was doomed even before it left port.

Emma is unsettled by a dawning fear that establishing any kind of truth about the Titanic is going to be harder than she thought.

Returning to Red Hook to follow up, they see the harbor police hauling a body out of the Hudson River. It’s the Belfast shipyard worker. It’s either an accidental drowning or somebody has made sure he’s silenced.

Cast:
EMMA ……………….....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR ....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Gunther takes Emma to a bar in waterfront Red Hook to meet an Irishman who claims to have worked in the Belfast shipyard where the Titanic was built. He’d been worried about the ship’s structural soundness, in particular in the keel plates that would have been exposed to unprecedented stress in this huge vessel. He also claims that the ship was doomed even before it left port.

Emma is unsettled by a dawning fear that establishing any kind of truth about the Titanic is going to be harder than she thought.

Returning to Red Hook to follow up, they see the harbor police hauling a body out of the Hudson River. It’s the Belfast shipyard worker. It’s either an accidental drowning or somebody has made sure he’s silenced.

Cast:
EMMA ……………….....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR ....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Gunther takes Emma to a bar in waterfront Red Hook to meet an Irishman who claims to have worked in the Belfast shipyard where the Titanic was built. He’d been worried about the ship’s structural soundness, in particular in the keel plates that would have been exposed to unprecedented stress in this huge vessel. He also claims that the ship was doomed even before it left port.

Emma is unsettled by a dawning fear that establishing any kind of truth about the Titanic is going to be harder than she thought.

Returning to Red Hook to follow up, they see the harbor police hauling a body out of the Hudson River. It’s the Belfast shipyard worker. It’s either an accidental drowning or somebody has made sure he’s silenced.

Cast:
EMMA ………………....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Gunther takes Emma to a bar in waterfront Red Hook to meet an Irishman who claims to have worked in the Belfast shipyard where the Titanic was built. He’d been worried about the ship’s structural soundness, in particular in the keel plates that would have been exposed to unprecedented stress in this huge vessel. He also claims that the ship was doomed even before it left port.

Emma is unsettled by a dawning fear that establishing any kind of truth about the Titanic is going to be harder than she thought.

Returning to Red Hook to follow up, they see the harbor police hauling a body out of the Hudson River. It’s the Belfast shipyard worker. It’s either an accidental drowning or somebody has made sure he’s silenced.

Cast:
EMMA ……………….....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR ....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

0320190410

With McBride now dead, feared murdered, it begins to dawn on Emma and Danny that their investigation in New York may be putting their own lives at grave risk.

Given the financial consequences of the Titanic’s loss – insurance claims are already running into the millions – the Marconi Company isn’t admitting any liability. Indeed, it seems to be reluctantly providing only the information it’s required to by law.

That’s still a considerable mass of material and, buried inside it, is a copy of a telegram which purported to come from the White Star line in the immediate aftermath of the first report of trouble. It countermanded the SOS, stating that the ship sustained minor damage, no one has been injured and it's steaming unhindered to New York.

"What if somebody sent that fake telegram to make money in the stock market?" Danny suggests.

Emma discovers two lists of names. One is the definitive list of the fifteen hundred or so people who died on the ship. The other is much shorter, but much more significant. It’s the names of those who were booked to travel on the Titanic but cancelled at the last moment. The names of those who stood to benefit by the sinking. And Danny claims he now knows what their motives were in wanting it go down and who were the real targets of what was, in effect, mass murder.

Cast:
EMMA ……………….....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR ....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

With McBride now dead, feared murdered, it begins to dawn on Emma and Danny that their investigation in New York may be putting their own lives at grave risk.

Given the financial consequences of the Titanic’s loss – insurance claims are already running into the millions – the Marconi Company isn’t admitting any liability. Indeed, it seems to be reluctantly providing only the information it’s required to by law.

That’s still a considerable mass of material and, buried inside it, is a copy of a telegram which purported to come from the White Star line in the immediate aftermath of the first report of trouble. It countermanded the SOS, stating that the ship sustained minor damage, no one has been injured and it's steaming unhindered to New York.

"What if somebody sent that fake telegram to make money in the stock market?" Danny suggests.

Emma discovers two lists of names. One is the definitive list of the fifteen hundred or so people who died on the ship. The other is much shorter, but much more significant. It’s the names of those who were booked to travel on the Titanic but cancelled at the last moment. The names of those who stood to benefit by the sinking. And Danny claims he now knows what their motives were in wanting it go down and who were the real targets of what was, in effect, mass murder.

Cast:
EMMA ……………….....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR ....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

With McBride now dead, feared murdered, it begins to dawn on Emma and Danny that their investigation in New York may be putting their own lives at grave risk.

Given the financial consequences of the Titanic’s loss – insurance claims are already running into the millions – the Marconi Company isn’t admitting any liability. Indeed, it seems to be reluctantly providing only the information it’s required to by law.

That’s still a considerable mass of material and, buried inside it, is a copy of a telegram which purported to come from the White Star line in the immediate aftermath of the first report of trouble. It countermanded the SOS, stating that the ship sustained minor damage, no one has been injured and it's steaming unhindered to New York.

"What if somebody sent that fake telegram to make money in the stock market?" Danny suggests.

Emma discovers two lists of names. One is the definitive list of the fifteen hundred or so people who died on the ship. The other is much shorter, but much more significant. It’s the names of those who were booked to travel on the Titanic but cancelled at the last moment. The names of those who stood to benefit by the sinking. And Danny claims he now knows what their motives were in wanting it go down and who were the real targets of what was, in effect, mass murder.

Cast:
EMMA ………………....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

With McBride now dead, feared murdered, it begins to dawn on Emma and Danny that their investigation in New York may be putting their own lives at grave risk.

Given the financial consequences of the Titanic’s loss – insurance claims are already running into the millions – the Marconi Company isn’t admitting any liability. Indeed, it seems to be reluctantly providing only the information it’s required to by law.

That’s still a considerable mass of material and, buried inside it, is a copy of a telegram which purported to come from the White Star line in the immediate aftermath of the first report of trouble. It countermanded the SOS, stating that the ship sustained minor damage, no one has been injured and it's steaming unhindered to New York.

"What if somebody sent that fake telegram to make money in the stock market?" Danny suggests.

Emma discovers two lists of names. One is the definitive list of the fifteen hundred or so people who died on the ship. The other is much shorter, but much more significant. It’s the names of those who were booked to travel on the Titanic but cancelled at the last moment. The names of those who stood to benefit by the sinking. And Danny claims he now knows what their motives were in wanting it go down and who were the real targets of what was, in effect, mass murder.

Cast:
EMMA ……………….....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR ....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

0420190411

The story that Danny tells seems fantastical but he backs it up with copious documentation.

The names he mentions – the Rothschilds, the Astors, JP Morgan and the Vanderbilts - are only vaguely known to Emma and he has to quickly sketch in who they are, the Robber Barons who control Wall Street and who are also are deeply involved in machinations in the City of London. They are among the the richest and most ruthless men in the world.

Some kind of high level dispute involving billions of dollars and the re-shaping of the world’s monetary order has made some of them the implacable enemies of the others. It seems to involve the creation of a central bank which will in effect be privately owned by Morgan’s allies.

Emma’s head has been spinning as she listens to this story, backed up as it is by newspaper reports and other documents. Is it true?

Danny says it’s for the reader to make up their own mind. He’s a journalist and, in the end, maybe in this modern world there can be two or three or even more alternative facts and realities.

When she asks what he means by saying that he might not publish the story, he says there might be a bigger payday in not publishing it.

Cast:
EMMA ……………….....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR ....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

The story that Danny tells seems fantastical but he backs it up with copious documentation.

The names he mentions – the Rothschilds, the Astors, JP Morgan and the Vanderbilts - are only vaguely known to Emma and he has to quickly sketch in who they are, the Robber Barons who control Wall Street and who are also are deeply involved in machinations in the City of London. They are among the the richest and most ruthless men in the world.

Some kind of high level dispute involving billions of dollars and the re-shaping of the world’s monetary order has made some of them the implacable enemies of the others. It seems to involve the creation of a central bank which will in effect be privately owned by Morgan’s allies.

Emma’s head has been spinning as she listens to this story, backed up as it is by newspaper reports and other documents. Is it true?

Danny says it’s for the reader to make up their own mind. He’s a journalist and, in the end, maybe in this modern world there can be two or three or even more alternative facts and realities.

When she asks what he means by saying that he might not publish the story, he says there might be a bigger payday in not publishing it.

Cast:
EMMA ……………….....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR ....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

The story that Danny tells seems fantastical but he backs it up with copious documentation.

The names he mentions – the Rothschilds, the Astors, JP Morgan and the Vanderbilts - are only vaguely known to Emma and he has to quickly sketch in who they are, the Robber Barons who control Wall Street and who are also are deeply involved in machinations in the City of London. They are among the the richest and most ruthless men in the world.

Some kind of high level dispute involving billions of dollars and the re-shaping of the world’s monetary order has made some of them the implacable enemies of the others. It seems to involve the creation of a central bank which will in effect be privately owned by Morgan’s allies.

Emma’s head has been spinning as she listens to this story, backed up as it is by newspaper reports and other documents. Is it true?

Danny says it’s for the reader to make up their own mind. He’s a journalist and, in the end, maybe in this modern world there can be two or three or even more alternative facts and realities.

When she asks what he means by saying that he might not publish the story, he says there might be a bigger payday in not publishing it.

Cast:
EMMA ………………....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

The story that Danny tells seems fantastical but he backs it up with copious documentation.

The names he mentions – the Rothschilds, the Astors, JP Morgan and the Vanderbilts - are only vaguely known to Emma and he has to quickly sketch in who they are, the Robber Barons who control Wall Street and who are also are deeply involved in machinations in the City of London. They are among the the richest and most ruthless men in the world.

Some kind of high level dispute involving billions of dollars and the re-shaping of the world’s monetary order has made some of them the implacable enemies of the others. It seems to involve the creation of a central bank which will in effect be privately owned by Morgan’s allies.

Emma’s head has been spinning as she listens to this story, backed up as it is by newspaper reports and other documents. Is it true?

Danny says it’s for the reader to make up their own mind. He’s a journalist and, in the end, maybe in this modern world there can be two or three or even more alternative facts and realities.

When she asks what he means by saying that he might not publish the story, he says there might be a bigger payday in not publishing it.

Cast:
EMMA ……………….....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR ....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

0520190412

With Danny missing, and Pinkertons in menacing mood, Emma’s certain she is facing an organised conspiracy. Or could she just be the victim of too much information?

She came to New York to find answers but has instead ended up in a maze of questions. Is Danny right – there is no objective truth? Will the technology of this new century, which promised to reveal it, offer only more ways to avoid and obscure it?

Delirious with exhaustion, she is hit by a car. Waking, she’s in a hospital and a doctor is with her. The doctor encourages Emma to talk. It all comes out in a rush – her grief at her fiancé’s death, inability to accept it, need to get answers, then her journey to New York and the bewildering things she’s found here.

When the doctor asks her if she’s any proof the alleged fiancé even existed, she says his letters to her and photograph are in her stolen purse. She has nothing to prove that he died, or that he ever lived. She doesn’t even have evidence of who she is herself.

"How long will I be here?" she asks.

"As long as it takes to cure you. Or until you can provide the proof that this man really existed."

Produce the facts which prove her case. After all, Facts are facts, aren’t they?

Cast:
EMMA ……………….....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR ....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

With Danny missing, and Pinkertons in menacing mood, Emma’s certain she is facing an organised conspiracy. Or could she just be the victim of too much information?

She came to New York to find answers but has instead ended up in a maze of questions. Is Danny right – there is no objective truth? Will the technology of this new century, which promised to reveal it, offer only more ways to avoid and obscure it?

Delirious with exhaustion, she is hit by a car. Waking, she’s in a hospital and a doctor is with her. The doctor encourages Emma to talk. It all comes out in a rush – her grief at her fiancé’s death, inability to accept it, need to get answers, then her journey to New York and the bewildering things she’s found here.

When the doctor asks her if she’s any proof the alleged fiancé even existed, she says his letters to her and photograph are in her stolen purse. She has nothing to prove that he died, or that he ever lived. She doesn’t even have evidence of who she is herself.

"How long will I be here?" she asks.

"As long as it takes to cure you. Or until you can provide the proof that this man really existed."

Produce the facts which prove her case. After all, Facts are facts, aren’t they?

Cast:
EMMA ……………….....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR ....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

With Danny missing, and Pinkertons in menacing mood, Emma’s certain she is facing an organised conspiracy. Or could she just be the victim of too much information?

She came to New York to find answers but has instead ended up in a maze of questions. Is Danny right – there is no objective truth? Will the technology of this new century, which promised to reveal it, offer only more ways to avoid and obscure it?

Delirious with exhaustion, she is hit by a car. Waking, she’s in a hospital and a doctor is with her. The doctor encourages Emma to talk. It all comes out in a rush – her grief at her fiancé’s death, inability to accept it, need to get answers, then her journey to New York and the bewildering things she’s found here.

When the doctor asks her if she’s any proof the alleged fiancé even existed, she says his letters to her and photograph are in her stolen purse. She has nothing to prove that he died, or that he ever lived. She doesn’t even have evidence of who she is herself.

"How long will I be here?" she asks.

"As long as it takes to cure you. Or until you can provide the proof that this man really existed."

Produce the facts which prove her case. After all, Facts are facts, aren’t they?

Cast:
EMMA ………………....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

With Danny missing, and Pinkertons in menacing mood, Emma’s certain she is facing an organised conspiracy. Or could she just be the victim of too much information?

She came to New York to find answers but has instead ended up in a maze of questions. Is Danny right – there is no objective truth? Will the technology of this new century, which promised to reveal it, offer only more ways to avoid and obscure it?

Delirious with exhaustion, she is hit by a car. Waking, she’s in a hospital and a doctor is with her. The doctor encourages Emma to talk. It all comes out in a rush – her grief at her fiancé’s death, inability to accept it, need to get answers, then her journey to New York and the bewildering things she’s found here.

When the doctor asks her if she’s any proof the alleged fiancé even existed, she says his letters to her and photograph are in her stolen purse. She has nothing to prove that he died, or that he ever lived. She doesn’t even have evidence of who she is herself.

"How long will I be here?" she asks.

"As long as it takes to cure you. Or until you can provide the proof that this man really existed."

Produce the facts which prove her case. After all, Facts are facts, aren’t they?

Cast:
EMMA ……………….....Jasmine Hyde
DANNY …………….... Colin Stinton
HAVERMAYER …….. Matt Rippy
DOCTOR ....…………...Patrick Bailey
NURSE ………………….Laurel Lefkow

Written by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Emma Heyer goes to New York to uncover the truth about her fianc\u00e9's death on the Titanic.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations