Day Release: The Complete Series 1 and 2

Day Release: The Complete Series 1 and 2

Six BBC Radio 4 dramas
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'A moment of reprieve. Nobody knows you. No one owns you. You're on day release.'

Lenny Henry plays double murderer Frank Watt, who is getting ready to face life on the outside after 30 years in prison. He's looking forward to getting out, but things have changed a lot since the 80s and he's institutionalised. He quite likes his bookish, monk-like life inside and the anger he was boiling over with when he went to prison is down to a manageable simmer.

Outside, life is full on. Plus, Frank's got some old business to sort.

Playwright and journalist Peter Jukes is best known for his book about the hacking trial, Beyond Contempt (which he also dramatised for Radio 4), and more recently for his award-winning podcast and subsequent book Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder Uncovered.

Sir Lenny Henry is award-winning actor and playwright, and one of Britain’s best known comedians.

Directed by Mary Peate.

About the author

Peter Jukes

Peter Jukes is a British writer and journalist. Through his TV appearances and regular columns on the Daily Beast website and in Newsweek he has become one of the UK’s most authoritative commentators on the News International phone-hacking scandal and the Leveson Inquiry. He writes regularly for New Statesman, Prospect magazine and the Independent on the links between culture and politics and is a high-profile contributor to the US political blogs Daily Kos and Motley Moose. Jukes is also a dramatist for radio and television, whose credits include In Deep, Bad Faith, Waking the Dead and Sea of Souls. He lives in London.
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