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Jailbird Lover

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 2012. Stars Charles Dale, Claire-Louise Cordwell, Suzanne Packer, Iestyn Jones and Manon Edwards.

Jailbird Lover

Comedy drama. A lonely bachelor fulfils his relationship needs by writing to long-term women prisoners. Until one of them turns up

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2012
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Charles Dale, Claire-Louise Cordwell, Suzanne Packer, Iestyn Jones and Manon Edwards
Writer
Craig Hawes
Director
Emma Bodger
Producer
Emma Bodger

Gwilym avoids personal contact as much as humanly possible, despite the best efforts of his well-meaning but nosey next door neighbours.

He whiles away his time, pottering in the garden, learning the harmonica and writing letters to women serving long-term prison sentences in various jails around the world. Women that he knows he'll never have to meet.

When South Londoner Layla O'Dowd is released on early parole and suddenly shows up on the the doorstep of Gwilym's rural Welsh cottage out of the blue, his whole world is turned upside down.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 22nd March 2012 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Episode length
45 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 15th September 2014 at 2:15pm