Forty Three, Fifty Nine: Wake
Poignant radio comedy drama telling the story of Jess's day trip to kiss her first-love goodbye. Presented in one continuous take
- Comedy Drama
- BBC Radio 4
- Claire Rushbrook, Rachel Davies, John Lightbody, Emily Beecham, Tom Meredith, Kate Fitzgerald and David Webber
- Katie Hims
- Toby Swift
Wake is a comedy drama in Radio 4's Forty Three, Fifty Nine strand, which is an occasional series that follows one person's perspective in one continuous take. It lasts 43 minutes 59 seconds.
Jess is travelling with her mother, Avril, to see Danny one last time. She's not been back for 24 years; she and Danny were childhood sweethearts and were going to get married, but Danny's dead and he was only 39.
She wants to say goodbye to him one last time, which doesn't seem too much to ask - except Jess's father killed Danny's sister in a hit and run.
On Jess and Avril's day trip, one lie leads to another and soon they find themselves embroiled in a rare old pickle.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Monday 16th November 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
- Episode length
- 45 minutes