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Bringing you the best of original and adapted English language drama - classical and modern - from talented independent writers and producers.

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Bringing you the best of original and adapted English language drama - classical and modern - from talented independent writers and producers.

    Vacant Possession Part 2

    Vacant Possession Part 2

    After a bristling initial conversation, stepbrothers Scott and Andrew catch up on their previous 40 years apart - and beyond. Childhood relationships and the interesting background around Scott's departure to the USA keep the pot boiling. Andrew learns some home truths about his father and stepmother, the recently-deceased Lillian, with blackmail and betrayal to the fore. Episode 2 of 3

    • 20 min
    Vacant Possession Part 1

    Vacant Possession Part 1

    Scott is a wanderer returning. After many decades he is back in England from the USA, having heard of his mother Lillian's death and on the eve of her funeral. He meets Mason, a friend of Lillian. But there is still a closer, less genial family member to encounter. Episode 1 of 3

    • 16 min
    A Christmas Carol Part 2

    A Christmas Carol Part 2

    Having seen off the first ghost, Scrooge's education in the current lives of others during the festive season proceeds to the houses of the Cratchit family and his nephew, courtesy of a jolly Ghost of Christmas Present. With a grim parting from him, the final, mysterious spectre appears to show Scrooge a series of visions for life after death, in which his focus on money and gain "leave not a wrack behind". Now fully chastened, the miser's spirit breaks - into something much more human. Episode 2 of 2.

    • 32 min
    A Christmas Carol Part 1

    A Christmas Carol Part 1

    Charles Dickens' classic Yuletide tale is presented in a two part adaptation that gives you more of the story, focusing particularly on the corrosive effects of early Victorian capitalism. In Part 1, we see Scrooge in all his business and money-focused selfishness - until Jacob Marley and the Ghost of Christmas Past show up, confronting him with long-forgotten events that end with violent consequences.

    • 31 min
    Daddy's Girls Part 4

    Daddy's Girls Part 4

    Edward is back from Scotland with good news from eldest daughter Greta. For Lia, it is decision time for them regarding her pregnancy. As she leaves, Edward's youngest daughter Megan arrives in a fractious mood. More family strife ensues as the "archaeological dig" on their past relationship begins again. After a few stiff drinks, new revelations on the depths of her bitterness, the teenage affair with a teacher, and some shocking truths about her miscarriage are finally revealed. Will daddy and his girls finally sort it all out? Episode 4 of 4.

    • 23 min
    Daddy's Girls Part 3

    Daddy's Girls Part 3

    The showdown happens. Angry daughter Megan meets with Lia, her dad's new and much younger partner. The discussion ranges far and wide - fatherhood and loss, bringing up children, mothers and teenagers. It all gets personal about motives and attitudes. Then the issue of Lia's new-found pregnancy rears its contentious head and major conflict ensues. Will they be "good" by the end? Episode 3 of 4.

    • 13 min

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