Amazing Grace

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Gemma Cairney joins Grace Jones for dinner as Radio 2 celebrates the iconic legend. Over the course of the evening they discuss Grace's family, her love of Jamaica and nature, Studio 54, Andy Warhol, body image, her thoughts on the state of the internet and why she doesn't do autographs or selfies. Grace also recounts stories from her memoir entitled I'll Never Write My Memoirs.

0120100628

Drama by Michelle Lipton, inspired by a true story.

When Grace's Sudanese village is attacked, she scoops up her children - two year old in her arms, nine year old holding her hand and the 10 year old twins running behind - and they flee, running for their lives.

Thankfully safety is within reach, and a truck full of displaced villagers lets her on board.

She loads her two daughters on to the truck and turns to lift the boys up.

But they aren't there - they're gone.

And the truck must go.

Grace must make any parent's most feared decision.

A choice that is no choice - to save the children she has with her or abandon them to look for the two who are left behind.

This is the story of Grace - now living in the UK - and her battle to find and bring back her missing children.

Grace - Wunmi Mosaku

Bonnie - Patricia Routledge

Leo - Greg Wise

Jacob/Elijah - Beru Tessema

Kyla - Yusra Wasrama

Frankie/Red Cross Man - Bijan Daneshmand

HOPO/ECO - Bea Comins

Solomon - Darren Hart

Truck Driver/Male Villager - Ali Rahman

Composer: Stephen Kilpatrick

Children's Choir: Dobcross Holy Trinity Primary School

Adult Choir : Leeds University Liturgical Choir

Executive Producer: Nicola Shindler

Director: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

When Grace's village is attacked, two of her four children are lost in the chaos.

0220100629

Drama by Michelle Lipton, inspired by a true story.

It's now seven years after Grace's village was attacked and her twin sons went missing.

In a Kenyan refugee camp, surrounded by the lost children he's collected, journalist Leo is driven to locate their parents.

Among them, twin boys Jacob and Elijah Atto are looking for their mother.

Suddenly, the fight to survive life in the camp takes a desperate turn when their school tent is invaded.

Grace - Wunmi Mosaku

Bonnie - Patricia Routledge

Leo - Greg Wise

Jacob/Elijah - Beru Tessema

Kyla - Yusra Wasrama

Frankie/Red Cross Man - Bijan Daneshmand

HOPO/ECO - Bea Comins

Solomon - Darren Hart

Truck Driver/Male Villager - Ali Rahman

Composer: Stephen Kilpatrick

Children's Choir: Dobcross Holy Trinity Primary School

Adult Choir: Leeds University Liturgical Choir

Executive Producer: Nicola Shindler

Director: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

In the UK, Grace searches for her lost boys.

In Kenya, Leo fights for their survival.

0320100630

Drama by Michelle Lipton, inspired by a true story.

When the Red Cross call on the morning of Kyla's 18th birthday, Grace again puts the boys before her daughter.

But the call will cost Grace dearly, and time is running out.

In Africa, unaware that Grace is looking for Jacob and Elijah, Leo turns to bribery and the black market in an attempt to provide medical supplies for the injured boys.

Despite his connections and irresistible charm, he lacks the influence he needs and tough decisions must be made.

Grace - Wunmi Mosaku

Bonnie - Patricia Routledge

Leo - Greg Wise

Jacob/Elijah - Beru Tessema

Kyla - Yusra Wasrama

Frankie/Red Cross Man - Bijan Daneshmand

HOPO/ECO - Beatrice Comins

Solomon - Darren Hart

Truck Driver/Male Villager - Ali Rahman

Composer: Stephen Kilpatrick

Children's Choir: Dobcross Holy Trinity Primary School

Adult Choir: Leeds University Liturgical Choir

Executive Producer: Nicola Shindler

Director: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

A phone call from the Red Cross brings news from Camp Kakuma that will cost Grace dearly.

0420100701

Drama by Michelle Lipton, inspired by a true story.

The fundraising event at the Cathedral turns into a huge success and Grace and Bonnie begin to prepare for the boys' arrival in England.

Tired of always being put last, Kyla has given up all hope that things will change for the better, even if her brothers do make it to the UK.

In Camp Kakuma, Leo has not told the boys that their mother has found them, but is it for their own good? A death is about to change their future and an innocent lie is uncovered that will risk everything.

Grace - Wunmi Mosaku

Bonnie - Patricia Routledge

Leo - Greg Wise

Jacob/Elijah - Beru Tessema

Kyla - Yusra Wasrama

Frankie/Red Cross Man - Bijan Daneshmand

HOPO/ECO - Bea Comins

Solomon - Darren Hart

Truck Driver/Male Villager - Ali Rahman

Composer: Stephen Kilpatrick

Children's Choir: Dobcross Holy Trinity Primary School

Adult Choir: Leeds University Liturgical Choir

Executive Producer: Nicola Shindler

Director: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

The fundraiser is a success, but there is devastating news waiting that risks everything.

05 LAST20100702

Drama by Michelle Lipton, inspired by a true story.

The day of the Immigration Court Case has come, and there are serious doubts about the credibility of Grace's claims of a de facto adoption.

It takes Kyla to speak her mind in the witness box for Grace to finally hear the truth from the one child she still has with her.

What can Grace Atto say to convince the courts that her case is more exceptional than those of the hundreds of thousands of families separated by conflict; the hundreds of thousands of children all over the world living in poor conditions in refugee camps? What could she possibly say that would make the difference?

Grace - Wunmi Mosaku

Bonnie - Patricia Routledge

Leo - Greg Wise

Jacob/Elijah - Beru Tessema

Kyla - Yusra Wasrama

Frankie/Red Cross Man - Bijan Daneshmand

HOPO/ECO - Bea Comins

Solomon - Darren Hart

Truck Driver/Male Villager - Ali Rahman

Composer: Stephen Kilpatrick

Children's Choir: Dobcross Holy Trinity Primary School

Adult Choir: Leeds University Liturgical Choir

Executive Producer: Nicola Shindler

Director: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

In the immigration court case witness box, Kyla finally speaks her mind.

OMNI-0120100702

Drama by Michelle Lipton, inspired by a true story.

When Grace's Sudanese village is attacked, she scoops up her four young children and they flee, running for their lives.

Safety is within reach, and a truck full of displaced villagers lets her on board.

She loads her two daughters on to the truck and turns to lift the boys up - but they aren't there.

And the truck must go.

Grace must make any parent's most feared decision.

A choice that is no choice - to save the children she has with her or abandon them to look for the two who are left behind.

This is the story of Grace - now living in the UK - and her battle to find and bring back her missing children.

Grace - Wunmi Mosaku

Bonnie - Patricia Routledge

Leo - Greg Wise

Jacob/Elijah - Beru Tessema

Kyla - Yusra Wasrama

Frankie/Red Cross Man - Bijan Daneshmand

HOPO/ECO - Bea Comins

Solomon - Darren Hart

Truck Driver/Male Villager - Ali Rahman

Composer: Stephen Kilpatrick

Children's Choir: Dobcross Holy Trinity Primary School

Adult Choir: Leeds University Liturgical Choir

Executive Producer: Nicola Shindler

Director: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

When Grace's Sudanese village is attacked, two of her four children are lost in the chaos.