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Phone.

Close Call

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 2014. Stars Ricky Champ, Angie Wallis, Matthew Tennyson, Reece Buttery, Clive Hayward and Elaine Claxton.

Close Call

Comedy drama set in 1969 as a family get their first telephone

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2014
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Ricky Champ, Angie Wallis, Matthew Tennyson, Reece Buttery, Clive Hayward and Elaine Claxton
Writer
Sarah Weatherall
Director
Anne Bunting
Producer
Anne Bunting

It is 1969, Apollo 11 is about to land on the moon the Watts family have finally installed their first telephone line - little realising how much their lives will change with its arrival.

The phone sits in the hallway, witnessing the activities of the house, listening to the family's secret loves, fears and joys.

Writer Sarah Weatherall captures the excitement of using a phone for the first time in the days before mobiles and texts, when no conversation was private.

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