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HashtagPublicEnemy
HashtagPublicEnemy

HashtagPublicEnemy

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 3
  • 2023
  • 1 episode

A play based on Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy Of The People. Also features Joseph Millson, Alexandra Gilbreath, Norah Lopez Holden, Anna Savva, Carl Prekopp and more.

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Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2023
Channel
BBC Radio 3
Episodes
1
Creator
Henrik Ibsen
Stars
Joseph Millson, Alexandra Gilbreath, Norah Lopez Holden, Anna Savva, Carl Prekopp, Silvia Presente and Sartaj Garewal
Writer
Steve Waters
Producers
Joby Waldman and Jeremy Mortimer
Company

"The Haven" is a Norfolk eco-village on the cusp of a grand opening, which is jeopardised by the discovery of toxic waste in the water table. Based on Henrik Ibsen's tragi-comedy about a whistle-blower, An Enemy Of The People, Steve Waters' original play HashtagPublicEnemy brings Ibsen's themes into the 21st century to explore colliding pressures around the economy, ecology, cancel-culture, corruption and popularism.

Dr Tom Stockman has returned from a medical career in Uganda to his birthplace, Branwich, on the Norfolk coast. The town is governed by his sister Penny, a dynamic politician seeking to restore its fortunes with The Haven, a state-of-the art eco-village including holiday homes and an aqua-park. Having joined the executive team as an adviser, Tom realises that The Haven sits on a landfill site. Rising sea levels have caused toxins to enter the water table, threatening a tender ecosystem which risks undermining the idyllic vision, and economic promise of The Haven. When Tom breaks the unwelcome news, he finds himself at the heart of a spiral of media interest.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 8th January 2023 at 7:30pm on BBC Radio 3
Episode length
90 minutes

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