The Benefit Of Time

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2011120920120831

Terri-Ann Brumby's comedy about a young woman who believes she was once Anne Boleyn.

Debbie Green is dull. Debbie Green is plain. Debbie Green works in Human Resources, where she has few friends, and lives a very mundane existence. That is, until she starts going to visit a hypnotist, who claims to be able to explore people's past lives. And guess what? Debbie, apparently, has had a very eventful past life - she was once Anne Boleyn. Or so Donald Cruikshank her hypnotist excitedly confirms. He is, of course, a charlatan, and he's gulling her. Or is he? Is she gulling him? As the sessions progress, and Debbie starts doing an office round-robin e-mail of her experiences, her popularity at work increases dramatically, as do her career prospects.

In our celebrity-fixated world, what better celebrity to conjure up - and then actually be - than a famous figure of history? And as Debbie climbs that greasy pole to success and high status, she leaves a trail of human devastation in her wake.

Original Music composed by David Chilton

Produced by Gordon House

A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

2011120920120831

Terri-Ann Brumby's comedy about a young woman who believes she was once Anne Boleyn.

Debbie Green is dull. Debbie Green is plain. Debbie Green works in Human Resources, where she has few friends, and lives a very mundane existence. That is, until she starts going to visit a hypnotist, who claims to be able to explore people's past lives. And guess what? Debbie, apparently, has had a very eventful past life - she was once Anne Boleyn. Or so Donald Cruikshank her hypnotist excitedly confirms. He is, of course, a charlatan, and he's gulling her. Or is he? Is she gulling him? As the sessions progress, and Debbie starts doing an office round-robin e-mail of her experiences, her popularity at work increases dramatically, as do her career prospects.

In our celebrity-fixated world, what better celebrity to conjure up - and then actually be - than a famous figure of history? And as Debbie climbs that greasy pole to success and high status, she leaves a trail of human devastation in her wake.

Original Music composed by David Chilton

Produced by Gordon House

A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

2011120920120831

Debbie Green is dull.

Debbie Green is plain.

Debbie Green works in Human Resources, where she has few friends, and lives a very mundane existence.

That is, until she starts going to visit a hypnotist, who claims to be able to explore people's past lives.

And guess what? Debbie, apparently, has had a very eventful past life - she was once Anne Boleyn.

Or so Donald Cruikshank her hypnotist excitedly confirms.

He is, of course, a charlatan, and he's gulling her.

Or is he? Is she gulling him? As the sessions progress, and Debbie starts doing an office round-robin e-mail of her experiences, her popularity at work increases dramatically, as do her career prospects.

In our celebrity-fixated world, what better celebrity to conjure up - and then actually be - than a famous figure of history? And as Debbie climbs that greasy pole to success and high status, she leaves a trail of human devastation in her wake.

Cast:

Donald Cruickshank - Adrian Scarborough

Debbie Wilson - Samantha Spiro

Original Music composed by David Chilton

Producer/Director: Gordon House

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.

Terri-Ann Brumby's comedy about a young woman who believes she was once Anne Boleyn.

Debbie Green is dull. Debbie Green is plain. Debbie Green works in Human Resources, where she has few friends, and lives a very mundane existence. That is, until she starts going to visit a hypnotist, who claims to be able to explore people's past lives. And guess what? Debbie, apparently, has had a very eventful past life - she was once Anne Boleyn. Or so Donald Cruikshank her hypnotist excitedly confirms. He is, of course, a charlatan, and he's gulling her. Or is he? Is she gulling him? As the sessions progress, and Debbie starts doing an office round-robin e-mail of her experiences, her popularity at work increases dramatically, as do her career prospects.

Produced by Gordon House

2011120920120831

Debbie Green is dull.

Debbie Green is plain.

Debbie Green works in Human Resources, where she has few friends, and lives a very mundane existence.

That is, until she starts going to visit a hypnotist, who claims to be able to explore people's past lives.

And guess what? Debbie, apparently, has had a very eventful past life - she was once Anne Boleyn.

Or so Donald Cruikshank her hypnotist excitedly confirms.

He is, of course, a charlatan, and he's gulling her.

Or is he? Is she gulling him? As the sessions progress, and Debbie starts doing an office round-robin e-mail of her experiences, her popularity at work increases dramatically, as do her career prospects.

In our celebrity-fixated world, what better celebrity to conjure up - and then actually be - than a famous figure of history? And as Debbie climbs that greasy pole to success and high status, she leaves a trail of human devastation in her wake.

Cast:

Donald Cruickshank - Adrian Scarborough

Debbie Wilson - Samantha Spiro

Original Music composed by David Chilton

Producer/Director: Gordon House

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.

Terri-Ann Brumby's comedy about a young woman who believes she was once Anne Boleyn.

Debbie Green is dull. Debbie Green is plain. Debbie Green works in Human Resources, where she has few friends, and lives a very mundane existence. That is, until she starts going to visit a hypnotist, who claims to be able to explore people's past lives. And guess what? Debbie, apparently, has had a very eventful past life - she was once Anne Boleyn. Or so Donald Cruikshank her hypnotist excitedly confirms. He is, of course, a charlatan, and he's gulling her. Or is he? Is she gulling him? As the sessions progress, and Debbie starts doing an office round-robin e-mail of her experiences, her popularity at work increases dramatically, as do her career prospects.

Produced by Gordon House