The Lemon Squeezer
A poignant comedy in which a young woman faces up to the realities of life in a present day convent
- Comedy Drama
- BBC Radio 4
- Margaret Tyzack, Deborah Findlay, Clare Corbett, Rachel Atkins and Sam Dale
- Triona Adams
- Gaynor Macfarlane
Swapping London life for a convent at the age of 27 was never going to be easy. Tabitha's new sisters have men's names, sleep in cells and pray seven times a day.
Struggling to fit into a silent, enclosed and ageing order, Tabitha is devastated when the Abbess leaves for a period of convalescence. Into her shoes steps the Prioress who, to succeed in her new leadership, will need support - even from the youngest, newest arrival. As she delicately makes plain, Tabitha had better reconsider her allegiances, or reconsider her vocation.
When the Abbess returns, it becomes clear that her powers are indeed beginning to fail. Tabitha becomes increasingly more isolated and questions whether she can face life under the Prioress.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 3rd March 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
- Episode length
- 45 minutes