Woman's Hour Drama - Leaving Normal - Episode 1

Sammi and Luke are an unconventional, metropolitan, out-there gay couple. Emma and Jason are traumatised kids from deepest, darkest and straightest suburbia. When the recently orphaned kids are forced to live with the couple, nothing will ever be the same for any of them. Emma becomes reclusive. Jason becomes Christian. Sammi starts to pull away. While Luke tries to pull it all together. And then, just as this unlikely family start to find their balance, the men's mums get involved and everything starts to unravel once more. This is a new spin on a family comedy series. But it's also a poignant culture-clash story about a group of people who come together to form a household in the most painful of circumstances. In the first episode, Sammi and Luke are celebrating their anniversary. Luke's intolerant mother Nicky is there reluctantly as is a sexy Brazilian waiter whom Sammi is eyeing, much to Luke's chagrin. And then, suddenly, tragedy strikes. Written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid. Luke ..... Paul Nicholls Dolly ..... Meera Syal Sammi ..... Nikesh Patel Sarah ..... Niamh Cusack Emma ..... Klariza Clayton Jason ..... Harry Manton Nicki ..... Imelda Staunton Hairdresser/Waiter/Nicky/Ricky ..... Sebastien Torkia Producer: Clive Brill A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.


  • 2010-06-07 10:45:00 - 2010-06-07 11:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,