|A Welsh family is fiercely divided over the future of their farm.|
Eldryd and his daughter, Siwan, are sheep farmers in the uplands of Wales. Prices are better than they have been but it's a hard, physical life that increasing age doesn't make any easier. Still, Eldryd loves this landscape and the life - the raw beauty, the wide horizons, the solitude. Then Siwan hears about a scheme which helps sheep farmers to give up their animals and become eco-stewards of their landscape. The idea is that this will improve water retention on the uplands, which helps the water supply and hinders flooding. For Eldryd the answer is simple: no. For Siwan, things are more complex - this new way of life might offer her a future. Sarah Woods' new play looks at the debate between sheep farming and eco management through the experience of one family.
Sarah Woods is an award-winning writer and has written a number of drama-documentaries for BBC Radio 4 including LOVESONG TO THE BUSES which explored the world of a young man with Asperger's Syndrome.
A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll.
A Welsh family is fiercely divided over the future of their sheep farm.