Safety Catch. Simon McGrath (Darren Boyd). Copyright: BBC.

Safety Catch

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 12 episodes (3 series), 2007 - 2010. Stars Darren Boyd, Joanna Page, Lewis Macleod, Sarah Smart, Brigit Forsyth and Rachel Atkins.

Series 3, Episode 3 - Uncomfortably Numb

When told by his boss to stop empathising, Simon tries to give himself compassion fatigue to stop caring. He also has to cope with a visit from Anna's parents.

Further details

This week Simon is appalled that his boss thinks it's inappropriate for him to empathise with the world's persecuted and oppressed and stop worrying, but when his family generally agree that worrying gets you nowhere he sets out to give himself compassion fatigue so that he can he can stop worrying and not feel guilty about all the bloodshed in the world. Unfortunately his new outlook doesn't seem to change Anna's parents view of him when they come to visit.

Broadcast details

Friday 19th November 2010
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes



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