The Night Listener

1st Broadcast 19th April - 10th May 2002

 

Director

Dirk Maggs

 

Producer

Bruce Hyman

 

Written By

Mike Stott

 

Adaptation By

Mike Stott

Bruce Hyman

 

Produced for

An Above The Title Production for BBC Radio 4

 

Synopsis

 

Episode 1

Jewelling the Elephant. Writer Gabriel Noone is sent the haunting memoir of 13 year old Pete Lomax. unable to put it down, Gabriel makes contact with its young author and they become friends. But is he getting too innvolved, too quickly?

 

Episode 2

The Monkey Wrench. As Gabriel's relationships with his ex-lover and his father fall further apart, his friendship with Pete continues to strengthen. In turn, Pete looks to Gabriel as the father figure he never had. But just as Gabriel seems to be coming to terms with his life a bombshell is dropped, causing him to question everything he has taken for granted and shattering his newly ordered existence

 

Episode 3

Room Tone. Gabriel is reeling from Jess's bombshell. is it possable that Pete and Donna could, in fact be the same person? Then Gabriel receives an invitation from Pete to vist him and Donna. At last Gabriel will receive the confirmation of pete's existance that he so desperately longs for. Or so he thinks.

 

Episode 4

Everybody Goes. On Jess's insistence, Gabe vists pete and Donna in Wysong to find out the truth for himself. But will anything have prepared him for what he finds? And can he finally allow himself to believe in Pete, the son that he never had? As all the relationships that gabe holds dear threaten to alter irrevocably, he turns to his writing, the one constant in his world.

or

A dramatisation of Armistead Maupin's finest novel, based on the true story of a late night radio columnist who forms an unlikely telephone friendship with a young abused boy whose memoir he has read. But is his new friend quite who he appears to be?

 

Cast for all Episodes

Character

Actor
Gabriel
William Hope
Anna
Briony Glassco
Ashe
Alan Corduner
Pete
Steven Shay
Donna
Jess
Stuart Milligan
Darlie
Lorelei King
Gabe Snr
Jerry Harte
Armistead Maupin

 

Production Crew

None at this time

 

Recorded at

None at this time

 

Music composed & Arranged

None at this time

 

Comment by Dirk Maggs

None at this time

 

Running Time

30 minutes per Episode

 

Cast Pictures

 

Lorelei King
Miriam Margolyes
Armistead Maupin

 

Other Items

Miriam Margolyes http://www.sbu.ac.uk/stafflag/miriammargolyes.html

Armistead Maupin http://www.literarybent.com/litbent_home.cfm

 

 

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