Forty Three, Fifty Nine: Wake
45' Original Afternoon Play, 2009
Goldhawk Essential for BBC Radio 4
Writer Katie Hims
Rachel Davies, John Lightbody & Claire Rushbrook
Jess is travelling with her mother, Avril, to see Danny one last time. She's not been back for 24 years; she and Danny were childhood sweethearts and were going to get married, but Danny's dead and he was only 39.
She wants to say goodbye to him one last time, which doesn't seem too much to ask - except Jess's father killed Danny's sister in a hit and run.
On Jess and Avril's day trip, one lie leads to another and soon they find themselves embroiled in a rare old pickle.