Devoted

Devoted

By BBC Radio 4

Drama of the Week

Friday, 26 March

Devoted by Ray Connolly In 2020 writer Ray Connolly spent six months in hospital with Covid. As the virus attacked his body, he was, for much of the time, in a coma. Unaware of how doctors and nurses were saving his life, his mind was filled with fantasies. Only when he recovered did he discover that his wife, Plum, had sent daily bulletins on his condition to their children, some of which had made harrowing reading. Devoted is the story of how Plum would fear the ringing of the phone from the hospital, but also of how music was used to break into Ray’s coma and help nurse him back to health. Ray.............................Philip Jackson Plum..........................Alison Steadman Louise.......................Natalie Grady Dominic...................Matthew Gravelle Kieron......................Joseph Millson Nurse Hannah........Marilyn Nnadebe Newsreader............Leah Marks Director/Producer Gary Brown This was originally aired on R4.
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