The Moment You Feel It. Old Alf (Richard Briers).

The Moment You Feel It

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 2009. Stars Richard Briers, Rory Kinnear, Tracy Wiles, Hugh Ross, Caroline Guthrie and Janice Acquah.

The Moment You Feel It

Richard Briers and Rory Kinnear team up as two halves of the same man in this tender, sad comedy about losing one's past

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2009
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Richard Briers, Rory Kinnear, Tracy Wiles, Hugh Ross, Caroline Guthrie and Janice Acquah
Writer
Ed Harris
Director
Jonquil Panting
Producer
Jonquil Panting

Alf's memories come in flashes and great blank holes, along with a running commentary from his younger self, as well as other voices from his past. But Alf's not sure why finding a strange coat in his kitchen reminds him of why he doesn't want a bath today.

He thinks he might be remembering his wife. Alf is very old and his memories get muddled, to say nothing of the conversations he carries on in his head with voices from the past. When Alf's carer finds a stranger's coat in his kitchen, the chain of chopped-up and contradictory memories it touches not only reveal the stranger's identity, but also the story of Alf's own unhappy marriage and how his wife died so young. It also plunges Alf back into a memory he would have been happier to forget - and explains why he doesn't want the bath his carer is determined to give him.

Production Details

Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 18th May 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Episode length
45 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 20th November 2017 at 11:15am on Radio 4 Extra