Claire Rushbrook
Forty Three, Fifty Nine: Wake

Forty Three, Fifty Nine: Wake

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2009
  • 1 episode

Poignant radio comedy drama telling the story of Jess's day trip to kiss her first-love goodbye. Presented in one continuous take. Stars Claire Rushbrook, Rachel Davies, John Lightbody, Emily Beecham, Tom Meredith and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2009
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Stars
Claire Rushbrook, Rachel Davies, John Lightbody, Emily Beecham, Tom Meredith, Kate Fitzgerald and David Webber
Writer
Katie Hims
Producer
Toby Swift
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 16th November 2009 at 2:15pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
45 minutes

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