Bad By Default
Tanya has bolted with her mother's credit card to Jamaica in this coming-of-age comedy drama by Leah Chillery
- Comedy Drama
- BBC Radio 4
- Carla Henry, Everal Walsh, Kay Purcell, Marcus Hercules and Nicola Gardner
- Leah Chillery
- Gary Brown
Tanya has bolted with her mother's credit card to Jamaica in Bad By Default, a heart-warming comedy by Leah Chillery.
Tanya is looking for her dad, Lawrence - the man her mother said abandoned them - but when she finds him, he's about to marry his sweetheart, Colleen. He's pleased to see her but he's reluctant to give any explanation for his parental absence.
Tanya finds Jamaica hot and bewildering. Her grandmother is loud and hearty and kisses her a lot but gives her no answers. Then she meets a boy called Si who dispenses street wisdom - he's pretty good-looking, too.
Then the truth comes tumbling out. Colleen had been Lawrence's girlfriend, bearing him a child, before he left her for Tanya's mother who, in turn, drove him away.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Monday 11th May 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
- Episode length
- 45 minutes