How Does That Make You Feel [15 Minute Drama]

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2019090720190908 (BBC7)Therapist Martha's clients have made few changes to their circumstances.

Richard Fallon MP has had a chance encounter with the Duchess of Sussex causing him to faint. Meanwhile Toby has been trying on his shoes and, alarmingly, urging him to make an early-day will in his favour.

Frances Tomelty.... Martha
Roger Allam.... Richard

Omnibus of the 11th series written by Shelagh Stephenson.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.

Martha's clients have made few changes to their circumstances.

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01Richard Fallon Mp20180903In this the 10th series of 'How Does that Make You Feel?' Martha's clients have made few changes to their circumstances.

For several months, Richard has managed to avoid scandal and humiliation, but as ever he oscillates between the need for a low profile and his desperate craving for recognition. And so alarm bells start ringing when he reveals to Martha - in total secrecy - that he has been snapped by paparazzi leaving a restaurant carrying a woman over his shoulder.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of Radio 4's 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish'. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'.

Writer.... Shelagh Stephenson
Director.... Eoin O'Callaghan
Producer.... Eoin O'Callaghan.

Therapist Martha braces herself for the arrival of the accident prone Richard Fallon MP.

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02Tony20180904Having completed his rehabilitation course following accusations of sexism and cruelty to his employees, Tony has returned to Martha's sessions a new man. Women and foreigners are no longer the object of his irritation - it's now vegans refusing to eat avocado on toast (as everyone knows they are supposed to) who have begun to get under his skin.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of Radio 4's 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish'. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'.

Writer.... Shelagh Stephenson

Director.... Eoin O'Callaghan
Producer.... Eoin O'Callaghan.

Though Martha has refused Tony a certificate of sanity, he just keeps coming back.

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03Caroline20180905Caroline has created 73 online troll personalities, each of them arguing furiously with the others about whatever inconsequentiality is in the headlines. But though her brand is growing exponentially, even she has to admit that she has lost sight of who she actually is, or even which personality she should be employing at any given moment. But having stalked, trolled and terrorised her followers into total submission, she feels she is now ready to begin a career in Politics.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of Radio 4's 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish'. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'.

Caroline.... Rebecca Saire
Martha.... Frances Tomelty

Writer.... Shelagh Stephenson
Director.... Eoin O'Callaghan
Producer.... Eoin O'Callaghan.

Buoyed by her online popularity, Caroline decides it is time to enter politics.

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04Philip20180906Philip's Mum is still caring for him, but he has at least found gainful employment. And it's while demonstrating fish smokers in the basement of a major department store, that he is approached by a TV company wanting to make a 'Where Are They Now?' style documentary about once minor celebrities. He invites their researcher to lunch but is dismayed to learn that his mother has already begun to fill her in on his recent history.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of Radio 4's 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish'. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'.

Writer.... Shelagh Stephenson
Director.... Eoin O'Callaghan
Producer.... Eoin O'Callaghan.

Philip is back, but his mum is still waiting for him outside.

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05Richard Fallon Mp20180907Richard has survived the incident with Rapunzel in the whole-food restaurant and has been convinced by a would-be guru that he can have whatever he wants in life by just wishing hard enough for it... Martha doesn't take too long in quashing this delusion leaving Richard in a state of complete and abject despair.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of Radio 4's 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish'. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'.

Writer.... Shelagh Stephenson
Director.... Eoin O'Callaghan
Producer.... Eoin O'Callaghan.

Richard has been 'papped' carrying a woman over his shoulder out of a West End restaurant.

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