The Donor Trail

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01Steven20100510

Following a successful heart transplant, Steven is determined to make the most of life.

By Richard Monks.

Five monologues charting the journey of a donor heart.

Steven was left reeling when doctors told him he was suffering from a congenital heart condition, cardiomyopathy.

But now, following a successful heart transplant, he is determined to make the most of life.

Steven is played by Derek Riddell

Directed by Nadia Molinari

02Claire20100511

Clare has limited time to get a heart from donor to recipient.

Failure isn't an option.

By Richard Monks.

Five monologues charting the journey of a donor heart.

Clare's in a high pressure job, on call at all hours, she has limited time to get a heart from the donor to the recipient.Failure isn't an option.

Clare is played by Julia Ford

Directed by Nadia Molinari

03Miranda20100512

Heart surgeon Miranda's encounter with the donor's mother brings an unexpected change.

By Richard Monks.

Five monologues charting the journey of a donor heart.

Heart surgeon Miranda's encounter with Jean, the donor's mother, brings about an unexpected change.

Miranda is played by Samantha Bond

Directed by Nadia Molinari

04Terry20100513

By Richard Monks.

Five monologues charting the journey of a donor heart.

Terry's job as a donor transplant co-ordinator is a difficult one; watching people's grief can be tough particularly when Terry has painful memories of his own.

Terry is played by Jeff Hordley

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

Donor transplant co-ordinator Terry has painful memories of his own.

05 LASTJean20100514

looks to the future that her son Saul has given to others.

By Richard Monks.

Five monologues charting the journey of a donor heart.

Jean's painful decision to allow her fifteen year old son's heart to be donated was one she never expected to have to make.

Now she looks to the future that her son Saul has given to others.

Jean is played by Maxine Peake

Directed by Nadia Molinari