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Bad By Default

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 2009. Stars Carla Henry, Everal Walsh, Kay Purcell, Marcus Hercules and Nicola Gardner.

Bad By Default

Tanya has bolted with her mother's credit card to Jamaica in this coming-of-age comedy drama by Leah Chillery

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2009
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Carla Henry, Everal Walsh, Kay Purcell, Marcus Hercules and Nicola Gardner
Writer
Leah Chillery
Producer
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.

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