12 episodes

Emily Morris uses 9/11 to fake her own death and run away to start a new life in California as Connie Prynne. Fourteen years later, now with a teenage daughter by her side, Connie is diagnosed with breast cancer. She will be forced to confront her past so that her daughter will not be left on her own if she does not survive. She must decide how to explain her lies, her secrets, her selfish decisions - and ultimately her 'widowed' husband. Everything she thought she had fled from when she pretended to die in New York.
Starring Rosamund Pike and Hugh Laurie, Kyle Soller, Isabella Sermon and Alfred Enoch. The first audio drama from the makers of Bad Sisters, People Who Knew Me is a 10-part series, written and directed by Daniella Isaacs, adapted from the book by Kim Hooper.
Written and Directed by Daniella Isaacs
Adapted from the original novel and Consulting Produced by Kim Hooper
Produced by Joshua Buckingham
A Merman / Mermade production for BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sounds

People Who Knew Me BBC Podcasts

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Emily Morris uses 9/11 to fake her own death and run away to start a new life in California as Connie Prynne. Fourteen years later, now with a teenage daughter by her side, Connie is diagnosed with breast cancer. She will be forced to confront her past so that her daughter will not be left on her own if she does not survive. She must decide how to explain her lies, her secrets, her selfish decisions - and ultimately her 'widowed' husband. Everything she thought she had fled from when she pretended to die in New York.
Starring Rosamund Pike and Hugh Laurie, Kyle Soller, Isabella Sermon and Alfred Enoch. The first audio drama from the makers of Bad Sisters, People Who Knew Me is a 10-part series, written and directed by Daniella Isaacs, adapted from the book by Kim Hooper.
Written and Directed by Daniella Isaacs
Adapted from the original novel and Consulting Produced by Kim Hooper
Produced by Joshua Buckingham
A Merman / Mermade production for BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sounds

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Introducing... People Who Knew Me

    Introducing... People Who Knew Me

    Coming 23rd May 2023...
    Emily Morris uses 9/11 to fake her own death and run away to start a new life in California as Connie Prynne. Fourteen years later, now with a teenage daughter by her side, Connie is diagnosed with breast cancer. She will be forced to confront her past so that her daughter will not be left on her own if she does not survive. She must decide how to explain her lies, her secrets, her selfish decisions – and ultimately her ‘widowed’ husband. Everything she thought she had fled from when she pretended to die in New York.
    Starring Rosamund Pike and Hugh Laurie, Kyle Soller, Isabella Sermon and Alfred Enoch. The first audio drama from the makers of Bad Sisters, People Who Knew Me is a 10-part series, written and directed by Daniella Isaacs, adapted from the book by Kim Hooper.
    Written and Directed by Daniella Isaacs
    Adapted from the original novel and Consulting Produced by Kim Hooper
    Produced by Joshua Buckingham
    Executive Producers for Merman: Sharon Horgan, Faye Dorn, Clelia Mountford, Kira Carstensen, Seicha Turnbull and Brenna Rae Eckerson
    Executive Producer for eOne: Jacqueline Sacerio, Co-Executive Producer: Carey Burch Nelson
    Commissioning Editor: Dylan Haskins
    Assistant Commissioner for the BBC: Lorraine Okuefuna
    Additional Commissioning support for the BBC Natasha Johansson and Harry Robinson
    Production Executive: Gareth Coulam Evans
    Production Manager: Sarah Lawson
    Casting Director: Lauren Evans
    Audio Production & Post-Production by SoundNode
    Supervising Dialogue Recordist & Editor: Daniel Jaramillo
    Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Design & Mix: Martin Schulz
    Music composed by Max Perryment
    Additional Dialogue Recording: David Crane, Martin Jilek
    Assistant Dialogue Recordists: Jack Cook, Giancarlo Granata
    Additional Dialogue Editing: Marco Toca
    Head of Production: Rebecca Kerley
    Production Accountant: Lianna Meering
    Finance Director: Jackie Sidey
    Legal and Business Affairs: Mark Rogers at Media Wizards
    Dialect Coach for Rosamund Pike: Carla Meyer
    Read in: Hannah Moorish
    Stills Photographer: May Robson
    Artwork: Mirjami Qin
    Artwork Photographer: Sibel Ameti
    Additional thanks to: Emily Peska, Caitlin Stegemoller, Sam Woolf, Charly Clive, Ellie White, Ellen Robertson, Kate Phillips, Ed Davis, Ciarán Owens, Jonathan Schey, Daniel Raggett, Jason Phipps and Charlotte Ritchie
    A Merman / Mermade production for BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sounds

    • 1 min
    1. Hello LA

    1. Hello LA

    New episodes released on Tuesday and Thursday. If you’re in the UK, listen first on BBC Sounds.
    Connie Prynne lives a small life with her daughter, Claire, in Los Angeles. But when she is diagnosed with breast cancer she is forced to start addressing her past, a life she hasn’t told Claire or anyone about, a New York life, Emily’s life; a mess of a failed marriage, an affair and an accidental pregnancy that saw Emily fake her death post-9/11 and run away to LA. If the breast cancer gets worse she needs to create a safe world for Claire, but how honest does she need to be with her daughter? We follow Connie in the present as she grapples with cancer treatment, her role as a mother and relationship with Claire. But she also leads us back through her memories of being Emily and tries to make sense of the past she’s tried so hard to forget and move on from. But with the threat of her own death, she has to find answers from her first death. Will the mistakes of her past derail or save Connie’s present?
    Credits
    Connie / Emily - ROSAMUND PIKE
    Drew - KYLE SOLLER
    Claire - ISABELLA SERMON
    Gabe - ALFRED ENOCH
    Jade - JESSICA DARROW
    Marni/Jenny - DANIELLA ISAACS
    Dr Richter / Reporter - CHARLES HAGERTY
    and HUGH LAURIE as PAUL
    Additional voices:
    PIPPA WINSLOW, NANCY CRANE, JOEY AKUBEZE, BARNEY WHITE, JILL WINTERNITZ
    Written and Directed by Daniella Isaacs
    Adapted from the original novel and Consulting Produced by Kim Hooper
    Produced by Joshua Buckingham
    Executive Produced by Faye Dorn, Clelia Mountford, Sharon Horgan, Kira Carstensen, Seicha Turnbull and Brenna Rae Eckerson
    Executive Producer for eOne Jacqueline Sacerio
    Co-Executive Produced by Carey Burch Nelson
    Executive Producer for BBC Dylan Haskins
    Assistant Commissioner for the BBC Lorraine Okuefuna
    Additional Commissioning support for the BBC Natasha Johansson and Harry Robinson
    Production Executive Gareth Coulam Evans
    Production Manager Sarah Lawson
    Casting Director Lauren Evans
    Audio Production & Post-Production by SoundNode
    Supervising Dialogue Recordist & Editor Daniel Jaramillo
    Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Design & Mix: Martin Schulz
    Music composed by Max Perryment
    Additional Dialogue Recording: David Crane, Martin Jilek
    Assistant Dialogue Recordists: Jack Cook, Giancarlo Granata
    Additional Dialogue Editing: Marco Toca
    Head of Production Rebecca Kerley
    Production Accountant Lianna Meering
    Finance Director Jackie Sidey
    Legal and Business Affairs Mark Rogers at Media Wizards
    Dialect Coach for Rosamund Pike - Carla Meyer
    Read in Hannah Moorish
    Artwork: Mirjami Qin
    Artwork Photographer by Sibel Ameti
    Additional thanks to: Emily Peska, Caitlin Stegemoller, Sam Woolf, Charly Clive, Ellie White, Ellen Robertson, Kate Phillips, Ed Davis, Ciaràn Owens, Jonathan Schey, Daniel Raggett and Charlotte Ritchie.

    • 16 min
    2. Fettuccine Alfredo

    2. Fettuccine Alfredo

    New episodes released on Tuesday and Thursday. If you’re in the UK, listen first on BBC Sounds.
    Connie starts chemotherapy and tries to ignore the advances of fellow patient, Paul, as she delves back to her past to try to figure out where it all went wrong with Emily’s husband Drew. She recalls them meeting at NYU in 1993, their whirlwind romance, her choosing Drew over Gabe, their marriage and bohemian life. It was all so happy and full of promise. Back in the present, Paul gives some good advice to Connie about letting people in. This leads her to faces the difficult moment of telling Claire she has cancer.
    Credits
    Connie / Emily - ROSAMUND PIKE
    Drew - KYLE SOLLER
    Claire - ISABELLA SERMON
    Gabe - ALFRED ENOCH
    Jade - JESSICA DARROW
    Marni/Jenny - DANIELLA ISAACS
    Dr Richter / Reporter - CHARLES HAGERTY
    and HUGH LAURIE as PAUL
    Additional voices:
    PIPPA WINSLOW, NANCY CRANE, JOEY AKUBEZE, BARNEY WHITE, JILL WINTERNITZ
    Written and Directed by Daniella Isaacs
    Adapted from the original novel and Consulting Produced by Kim Hooper
    Produced by Joshua Buckingham
    Executive Produced by Faye Dorn, Clelia Mountford, Sharon Horgan, Kira Carstensen, Seicha Turnbull and Brenna Rae Eckerson
    Executive Producer for eOne Jacqueline Sacerio
    Co-Executive Produced by Carey Burch Nelson
    Executive Producer for BBC Dylan Haskins
    Assistant Commissioner for the BBC Lorraine Okuefuna
    Additional Commissioning support for the BBC Natasha Johansson and Harry Robinson
    Production Executive Gareth Coulam Evans
    Production Manager Sarah Lawson
    Casting Director Lauren Evans
    Audio Production & Post-Production by SoundNode
    Supervising Dialogue Recordist & Editor Daniel Jaramillo
    Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Design & Mix: Martin Schulz
    Music composed by Max Perryment
    Additional Dialogue Recording: David Crane, Martin Jilek
    Assistant Dialogue Recordists: Jack Cook, Giancarlo Granata
    Additional Dialogue Editing: Marco Toca
    Head of Production Rebecca Kerley
    Production Accountant Lianna Meering
    Finance Director Jackie Sidey
    Legal and Business Affairs Mark Rogers at Media Wizards
    Dialect Coach for Rosamund Pike - Carla Meyer
    Read in Hannah Moorish
    Artwork: Mirjami Qin
    Artwork Photographer by Sibel Ameti
    Additional thanks to: Emily Peska, Caitlin Stegemoller, Sam Woolf, Charly Clive, Ellie White, Ellen Robertson, Kate Phillips, Ed Davis, Ciaràn Owens, Jonathan Schey, Daniel Raggett and Charlotte Ritchie.

    • 18 min
    3. Adult Bob

    3. Adult Bob

    New episodes released on Tuesday and Thursday. If you’re in the UK, listen first on BBC Sounds.
    Claire shaves Connie’s hair as the chemotherapy takes hold. The loss of her hair takes Connie straight back to her life in New York, to Emily's new 'work haircut' and first job, a job she was forced to take so Drew could fulfil his dream of owning his own restaurant. That one deciding coin toss, the catalyst which prompted the lying and deceit that would lead to the end of their marriage.
    Credits
    Connie / Emily - ROSAMUND PIKE
    Drew - KYLE SOLLER
    Claire - ISABELLA SERMON
    Gabe - ALFRED ENOCH
    Jade - JESSICA DARROW
    Marni/Jenny - DANIELLA ISAACS
    Dr Richter / Reporter - CHARLES HAGERTY
    and HUGH LAURIE as PAUL
    Additional voices:
    PIPPA WINSLOW, NANCY CRANE, JOEY AKUBEZE, BARNEY WHITE, JILL WINTERNITZ
    Written and Directed by Daniella Isaacs
    Adapted from the original novel and Consulting Produced by Kim Hooper
    Produced by Joshua Buckingham
    Executive Produced by Faye Dorn, Clelia Mountford, Sharon Horgan, Kira Carstensen, Seicha Turnbull and Brenna Rae Eckerson
    Executive Producer for eOne Jacqueline Sacerio
    Co-Executive Produced by Carey Burch Nelson
    Executive Producer for BBC Dylan Haskins
    Assistant Commissioner for the BBC Lorraine Okuefuna
    Additional Commissioning support for the BBC Natasha Johansson and Harry Robinson
    Production Executive Gareth Coulam Evans
    Production Manager Sarah Lawson
    Casting Director Lauren Evans
    Audio Production & Post-Production by SoundNode
    Supervising Dialogue Recordist & Editor Daniel Jaramillo
    Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Design & Mix: Martin Schulz
    Music composed by Max Perryment
    Additional Dialogue Recording: David Crane, Martin Jilek
    Assistant Dialogue Recordists: Jack Cook, Giancarlo Granata
    Additional Dialogue Editing: Marco Toca
    Head of Production Rebecca Kerley
    Production Accountant Lianna Meering
    Finance Director Jackie Sidey
    Legal and Business Affairs Mark Rogers at Media Wizards
    Dialect Coach for Rosamund Pike - Carla Meyer
    Read in Hannah Moorish
    Artwork: Mirjami Qin
    Artwork Photographer by Sibel Ameti
    Additional thanks to: Emily Peska, Caitlin Stegemoller, Sam Woolf, Charly Clive, Ellie White, Ellen Robertson, Kate Phillips, Ed Davis, Ciaràn Owens, Jonathan Schey, Daniel Raggett and Charlotte Ritchie.

    • 14 min
    4. Jack Daniels

    4. Jack Daniels

    New episodes released on Tuesday and Thursday. If you’re in the UK, listen first on BBC Sounds.
    Claire takes Connie wig-shopping as a surprise for being halfway through her cancer treatment. Trying on a wig provokes some painful memories of Connie's life back in New York. A friendship with her sassy work colleague highlights the failings of her marriage, further compounded by Drew's restaurant falling through. Then when they try to escape on their delayed honeymoon fate steps in to truly derail them.
    Credits
    Connie / Emily - ROSAMUND PIKE
    Drew - KYLE SOLLER
    Claire - ISABELLA SERMON
    Gabe - ALFRED ENOCH
    Jade - JESSICA DARROW
    Marni/Jenny - DANIELLA ISAACS
    Dr Richter / Reporter - CHARLES HAGERTY
    and HUGH LAURIE as PAUL
    Additional voices:
    PIPPA WINSLOW, NANCY CRANE, JOEY AKUBEZE, BARNEY WHITE, JILL WINTERNITZ
    Written and Directed by Daniella Isaacs
    Adapted from the original novel and Consulting Produced by Kim Hooper
    Produced by Joshua Buckingham
    Executive Produced by Faye Dorn, Clelia Mountford, Sharon Horgan, Kira Carstensen, Seicha Turnbull and Brenna Rae Eckerson
    Executive Producer for eOne Jacqueline Sacerio
    Co-Executive Produced by Carey Burch Nelson
    Executive Producer for BBC Dylan Haskins
    Assistant Commissioner for the BBC Lorraine Okuefuna
    Additional Commissioning support for the BBC Natasha Johansson and Harry Robinson
    Production Executive Gareth Coulam Evans
    Production Manager Sarah Lawson
    Casting Director Lauren Evans
    Audio Production & Post-Production by SoundNode
    Supervising Dialogue Recordist & Editor Daniel Jaramillo
    Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Design & Mix: Martin Schulz
    Music composed by Max Perryment
    Additional Dialogue Recording: David Crane, Martin Jilek
    Assistant Dialogue Recordists: Jack Cook, Giancarlo Granata
    Additional Dialogue Editing: Marco Toca
    Head of Production Rebecca Kerley
    Production Accountant Lianna Meering
    Finance Director Jackie Sidey
    Legal and Business Affairs Mark Rogers at Media Wizards
    Dialect Coach for Rosamund Pike - Carla Meyer
    Read in Hannah Moorish
    Artwork: Mirjami Qin
    Artwork Photographer by Sibel Ameti
    Additional thanks to: Emily Peska, Caitlin Stegemoller, Sam Woolf, Charly Clive, Ellie White, Ellen Robertson, Kate Phillips, Ed Davis, Ciaràn Owens, Jonathan Schey, Daniel Raggett and Charlotte Ritchie.

    • 16 min
    5. Heimlich Maneuver

    5. Heimlich Maneuver

    New episodes released on Tuesday and Thursday. If you’re in the UK, listen first on BBC Sounds.
    Connie and Claire attend a cancer support session with Paul, which causes Connie to relive painful memories of her life in New York trying to balance her work life and unhappy marriage with being a care-giver to Drew's sick Mom. The pressure of Connie's past builds, exploding out of her in a desperate confession.
    Credits
    Connie / Emily - ROSAMUND PIKE
    Drew - KYLE SOLLER
    Claire - ISABELLA SERMON
    Gabe - ALFRED ENOCH
    Jade - JESSICA DARROW
    Marni/Jenny - DANIELLA ISAACS
    Dr Richter / Reporter - CHARLES HAGERTY
    and HUGH LAURIE as PAUL
    Additional voices:
    PIPPA WINSLOW, NANCY CRANE, JOEY AKUBEZE, BARNEY WHITE, JILL WINTERNITZ
    Written and Directed by Daniella Isaacs
    Adapted from the original novel and Consulting Produced by Kim Hooper
    Produced by Joshua Buckingham
    Executive Produced by Faye Dorn, Clelia Mountford, Sharon Horgan, Kira Carstensen, Seicha Turnbull and Brenna Rae Eckerson
    Executive Producer for eOne Jacqueline Sacerio
    Co-Executive Produced by Carey Burch Nelson
    Executive Producer for BBC Dylan Haskins
    Assistant Commissioner for the BBC Lorraine Okuefuna
    Additional Commissioning support for the BBC Natasha Johansson and Harry Robinson
    Production Executive Gareth Coulam Evans
    Production Manager Sarah Lawson
    Casting Director Lauren Evans
    Audio Production & Post-Production by SoundNode
    Supervising Dialogue Recordist & Editor Daniel Jaramillo
    Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Design & Mix: Martin Schulz
    Music composed by Max Perryment
    Additional Dialogue Recording: David Crane, Martin Jilek
    Assistant Dialogue Recordists: Jack Cook, Giancarlo Granata
    Additional Dialogue Editing: Marco Toca
    Head of Production Rebecca Kerley
    Production Accountant Lianna Meering
    Finance Director Jackie Sidey
    Legal and Business Affairs Mark Rogers at Media Wizards
    Dialect Coach for Rosamund Pike - Carla Meyer
    Read in Hannah Moorish
    Artwork: Mirjami Qin
    Artwork Photographer by Sibel Ameti
    Additional thanks to: Emily Peska, Caitlin Stegemoller, Sam Woolf, Charly Clive, Ellie White, Ellen Robertson, Kate Phillips, Ed Davis, Ciaràn Owens, Jonathan Schey, Daniel Raggett and Charlotte Ritchie.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
420 Ratings

420 Ratings

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Intriguing

Very captivating but I have toooooo many questions about what happens to everyone

jujubean1958 ,

Powerful story!

The story and superb acting reeled in this listener and grabbed my attention. I listened to it all at once and cried a little at the end. Yes, the episodes are short, but incredibly compelling. The premise is fascinating and Rosamund Pike makes a complicated character sympathetic. All the other actors bring to life a tragic but in the end, a satisfying conclusion.

driven2review ,

5 stars

Amazing writing, acting and sound design.

Superb in every way.

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