Nine Bob Notes by Philip Meeks. Daniel lives in a retirement home. He has lived his adult life as a gay man, but now finds that he has to suppress his sexual identity in order to fit in. But then an ex-policeman comes to the residence and he and Daniel realise they have met before many years ago. A gentle and poignant comedy drama about two elderly men who discover a passion for life in their twilight years. Starring Matthew Kelly. Director/Producer Gary Brown
Daphne: A Fire in Malta
Drama written by Lizzie Nunnery.
Reporting by Alys Harte.
Daphne Caruana Galizia was Malta’s top investigative reporter. She dedicated her life to holding power to account; investigating allegations of organised crime, cronyism and corruption on this tiny island state. On the afternoon of October 16th, 2017, she was driving to the bank to regain control of her account, which had been frozen at the request of a government minister, when she was killed after a bomb exploded under her car. Half a kilo of explosives, hidden under the driver’s seat, were detonated remotely. She was 53 years old.
Daphne was often described as fearless. Her provocative, uncompromising style made her work both controversial - and high risk. But what compelled Daphne to take on these influential forces? Across the series, we explore five episodes from Daphne's life and investigative work. In telling her story, there is much we cannot know and so some we have imagined. Like Daphne, we draw on various sources - and sometimes conflicting accounts – in an attempt to piece together a picture of what might have happened behind the headlines.
Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Suits, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 24) plays Daphne.
Daphne . . . . . Michelle Fairley
Peter . . . . . Paul Hickey
Matthew . . . . . Jonny Holden
Other parts are played by: Catherine Cusack, Helen Clapp, Shaun Mason, Susan Jameson, David Hounslow, Chris Pavlo, Sean Murray, Debbie Korley, Debra Baker.
Director: Sasha Yevtushenko
This was originally heard on Radio 4.
The Cyprus Missing
By Mario Theodorou
London, 2014. Althea, a Greek Cypriot who has spent her adult life in London, has always believed that her father was killed in action during the Cypriot conflict of 1974. But a chance discovery causes her to question her family history, and go in search of answers within London's Cypriot community.
Althea ..... Agni Scott
Gizem ..... Fisun Burgess
Eleni ….. Anna Savva
Constantine ..... Chris Pavlo
Young Althea ..... Christina Kyriakos
Young Gizem ..... Jeyda Mustafa
Mags ..... Catherine Cusack
Missing Persons Rep .... Helen Clapp
Wine Seller ….. Shaun Mason
Soldier ….. Jonny Holden
Director, Sasha Yevtushenko
Home Front: 24-28 September 1918
The first omnibus of Season 15, Onward, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1918, when the Allies launched their final, and decisive campaign on the Western Front. Adam, meanwhile, is on a mission to the harbour.
POD PLAY 5: BATHROOM | Drama of the Week Special
Let us transport you to a world where flies talk and party-goers escape down drain-pipes.
Sound Design…Catherine Robinson