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20110328

Cottonopolis is created and written by Nick Leather

Cottonopolis follows local Manchester Evening News journalist Gemma Hayes, as she uncovers the truth behind the disappearances of women in Manchester; one of whom was an old school friend.

This afternoon play is stand alone, but concludes last week's Woman's Hour drama - which contains 5 different stories exploring what happens when fear changes people's behaviour.

Cast:

Gemma Hayes - Lisa Millett

Drew....Will Ash

Peter - David Crellin

Christie - Paula Wolfenden

Imogen - Lisa Brookes

Alex - Mark Jordon

Producer/Director: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

Local reporter Gemma uncovers the truth behind the disappearances of women in Manchester.

05 LAST20110415

Cottonopolis is created by Nick Leather.

Written by Michelle Lipton.

In Episode 5 of Cottonopolis, we go back across the weeks events through the eyes of the Taxi Driver Henri Mally

Today concludes the Woman's hour drama but the story is finally resolved in the Afternoon Play next Monday.

"Henri" is faced with an impossible choice bringing back echoes from his past, as we get nearer to the truth behind the disappearances.

Cast:

Henri Mally - Chris Jack

Lucas Mally/Lenoir - Beru Tessema

Al Choudhray - Sushil Chudasama

Joe - Jack Deam

DCI Bullmore/Newsreader - Victoria Brazier

Original music composed by Stephen Kilpatrick.

Producer/Director: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

Henri is faced with an impossible choice.

Cottonopolis is created and written by Nick Leather

Cottonopolis follows local Manchester Evening News journalist Gemma Hayes, as she uncovers the truth behind the disappearances of women in Manchester; one of whom was an old school friend.

This afternoon play is stand alone, but concludes last week's Woman's Hour drama - which contains 5 different stories exploring what happens when fear changes people's behaviour.

Gemma Hayes - Lisa Millett

Drew....Will Ash

Peter - David Crellin

Christie - Paula Wolfenden

Imogen - Lisa Brookes

Alex - Mark Jordon

Local reporter Gemma uncovers the truth behind the disappearances of women in Manchester.

0120110321

Maggie, a fearful agoraphobic, enlists a taxi driver to pick up more locks and CCTV.

Written By Michelle Lipton.

When women go missing from the streets and homes of Manchester, the media goes into overdrive.

5 linked stories explore the drastic consequences of what happens to individuals when fear of the unknown changes their behaviour.

Maggie, a fearful agoraphobic, enlists a taxi driver to pick up more locks and CCTV, but news asking for a taxi driver to come forwards sends her into a panic and she attack accidentally stabs her son.

Cast:

Maggie - Judith Barker

Dave / Newsreader - Chris Hannon

Verity Henry - Newsreader/ Paramedic

Henri - Chris Jack

Producer/Director: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

0220110322

News of the women's disappearances puts Dot's dull existence into sharp relief.

Written By Michelle Lipton.

News of the disappearances puts Dot's dull existence into sharp relief and makes her long for unfulfilled dreams of becoming a nurse.

When her husband collapses fearing a heart attack she walks away.

Later, finding Tony alive they face the painful truth of their meaningless lives.

Cast:

Maggie - Judith Barker

Interviewer/Susie - Verity Henry

Dot - Siobhan Finneran

Tony/Newsreader - James Quinn

Joe - Jack Deam

Henri....Chris Jack

Producer/Director: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

0320110323

Police are questioning those on the sex offenders' register.

Will Joe confess to Kathy?

Written By Michelle Lipton.

Joe is delighted as Kathy, mother of 2 young daughters, says Yes to his proposal, but police questioning those on the sex offenders' register come knocking.

9 years ago, he downloaded child porn.

Will he run away or tell Kathy?

Cast:

Joe - Jack Deam

Henri - Chris Jack

Irene/Newsreaders/Journalist - Roberta Kerr

Police Officer/Dispatch/Al - Sushil Chudasama

Carl - Joe Ransom

Kathy - Julie Mayhew

Anna - Rebecca Ryan

Producer/Director: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

0420110324

When Anna and Lucy are caught skipping school, Anna lies that a taxi driver attacked them.

When Anna and Lucy are caught skipping school, Anna lies, saying a taxi driver attacked them and setting off a man hunt and curfew.

The truth: Anna's affair with a much older man becomes the real focus; whilst hysteria spirals across the city.

Cast:

Joe....Jack Deam

Newsreaders/Journalist....Roberta Kerr

Anna....Rebecca Ryan

Lucy - Lisa Brookes

Teacher/Journalist - Beatrice Comins

Henri - Chris Jack

Producer/Director: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

05 LAST20110325

Illegal immigrant Henri debates whether to risk telling the police about an abduction.

We track illegal immigrant and Taxi Driver Henri's story back across the week.

Having seen an apparent abduction, Henri has a dilemma, does he tell the police and risk deportation or keep quiet?

Cast:

Dispatch/Al - Sushil Chudasama

Lucas/Lenoir - Beru Tessema

DCI Bullmore/Rachel - Victoria Brazier

Henri - Chris Jack

Producer/Director: Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.