Vital Signs

Vital Signs

By BBC Radio 4

Drama of the Week

Friday, 7 January

An original drama inspired by a true story. Ben suffers from a severe phobia of blood, the heart and medical intervention. In this intimate story, Ben tries to make sense of the fact that, on one normal day in 2018, his greatest fear came true. His heart stopped. A drama about the stories that fear tells us, and one man’s attempt to take control of his narrative. Ben..... Joel MacCormack Ben's Partner..... Rhiannon Neads The Consultant..... Neil McCaul The Psychotherapist..... Christine Kavanagh The Sonographer..... Jasmine Hyde The Mother..... Grace Cooper Milton Cath..... Eimear Fearon Featuring contributions from Dr Boon Lim, Consultant Cardiologist, and clinical lead for the Imperial Syncope Diagnostic Service based at Hammersmith Hospital London. Dr Boon Lim is also an author and co-founder of stopfainting.com Written by Ben Musgrave Directed by Anne Isger Sound Design by Pete Ringrose A BBC Audio Production for BBC Radio 4
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