Another Place

Another Place

By BBC Radio 4

Drama of the Week

Friday, 19 March

By Siân Owen One mum’s struggle to connect to her severely deaf baby son. Lizzy finds out that Charlie might have a problem with his ears when he's three weeks old, after a routine neonatal screening. It could just be gunk. It could just be newborn gunk. That often happens. So they send him to get tested further. And it's at this test, when Charlie's six weeks old, wires stuck to his little head, that Lizzy sees the machine draw lines that make the audiologist stop smiling. This is the story of a mum’s quest to understand what being deaf means. Lizzy attempts to fill in the gaps for her son, not realising that he is already filling so many gaps for her - gaps she never even knew she had. ‘Another Place’ is the second audio drama for Radio 4 by writer Siân Owen, whose own son was born with a major permanent hearing loss. Lizzy…. Alexandria Riley Joel…. Matthew Gravelle Seren…. Carys Eleri Natasha…. Eiry Thomas Charlie…. Zachary Cox Directed by Carl Prekopp Produced by James Robinson A BBC Cymru Wales Production
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