Katie Hims

24 Kildare Road
  • 24 Kildare Road

    • Katie Hims

    • Marcia Warren (Read by)

    • Amelia Bullmore (Read by)

    • Christine Bottomley (Read by)

    • John Rowe (Read by)

    • Neil Dudgeon (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    Two boys out sledging in their local park find the body of an old woman in the snow. Who is she? How did she come to be there?

    Over ten episodes, this compelling series moves backwards and forwards in time to reveal the chain of events that led her to that point.We meet members of her family, her friends and the people she has encountered, all of whom provide clues to help us put the puzzle together. From the police and paramedics to the nurses and residents in an old people's home, each character has their own relationships and circumstances - and on our journey to understanding the old woman's story, we hear theirs too, combining to form a brilliant kaleidoscope of modern life and love.

    Christine Bottomley, Marcia Warren, Neil Dudgeon, Amelia Bullmore and John Rowe are among the stars in Katie Hims' funny, poignant drama.

    Directed by Mary Peate

    Cast
    Ryan - Harry Grasby
    Jackson - Aaron Gelkoff
    Mick - David Reed
    Hayley - Christine Bottomley
    Kadija - Nahel Tzegai
    Pat/Shirley - Heather Craney
    Rose - Jessica Turner
    Frank/Taxi driver - Neil McCaul
    Marion - Marcia Warren
    Zoe - Amanda Wilkin
    Eve - Sinead MacInnes
    Bloke/Phil - Ian Conningham
    Eli/Ben - Greg Jones
    Ozzy - Ikky Elyas
    Ned/Baxter - Will Kirk
    Call Handler/Girl - Scarlett Courtney
    Joe - John Rowe
    Lee - Neil Dudgeon
    Saskia - Amelia Bullmore
    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 3-14 February 2020

Katie Hims is a British writer who works extensively in radio drama. A graduate of the National Film and Television School, she began her career by writing theatre plays were were produced in Manchester, Bristol, and London. She was the BBC writer in residence from 2001-2002 and has also written several episodes of the TV series Casualty. Her first radio play The Earthquake Girl won the Richard Imison Memorial Award in 1998. The Gunshot Wedding won the Writers Guild Award for Best Radio Drama in 2009, and The Year My Mother Went Missing won a BBC Audio Drama Award in 2012 for Best Audio Drama.

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