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Burns And The Bankers

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 2012. Stars Sophie Thompson, John Sessions, Greg Wise, Peter Forbes, David McKay, Angela Darcy, Siobhan Redmond and Gemma Goodman.

Burns And The Bankers

Afternoon Play about a woman in a law firm who attends a corporate Burns Supper which ends in an unexpectedly climatic way

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2012
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Sophie Thompson, John Sessions, Greg Wise, Peter Forbes, David McKay, Angela Darcy, Siobhan Redmond and Gemma Goodman
Writers
Helen Simpson and Liz Lochhead
Director
Amber Barnfather
Producer
Amber Barnfather

Liz Lochhead, Scotland's Makar (national poet), adapts Helen Simpson's poignant short story for the radio.

When English law firm partner Nicola Beaumont sits down to a long-winded corporate Burns Supper, she sweeps us up in her private account of the evening's events.

At first impatient with all the whisky-fuelled pomposity around her, Nicola finds herself surprisingly moved as the traditional rituals of a Burns Night unfold. What she comes to learn about the eighteenth-century Scots poet, Robert Burns, brings new self-knowledge which will help her through the night's violent emotions and climactic events.

Helen Simpson's story Burns and the Bankers is part of her collection Hey Yeah Right Get a Life, published in 2000.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Violinist is Sam McGregor.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 25th January 2012 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Episode length
45 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 25th January 2017 at 11:15am on Radio 4 Extra
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