Every Seventh Wave

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AD20130214A special treat for Valentines Day! David Tennant and Emilia Fox come together to recreate their original roles from 2012's Love Virtually.|With two million copies sold in Germany to date, and bought by thirty-five publishers around the world, Love Virtually by Austrian novelist Daniel Glattauer, is well on the way to becoming a global publishing phenomenon. It's a thoroughly modern epistolary novel with a difference: its protagonists, Emmi Rothner and Leo Leike, communicate exclusively by e-mail.|They "meet" when Emmi mistakenly sends an e-mail to Leo's inbox. The romance that follows allows them to live out a shared secret life far removed from their day-to-day existences. But to what extent does it rely on fantasy and escapism, and will it survive a real-life meeting?|The problem is - Emmi (a modern Madame Bovary) is married -|Have email, Facebook and texting created a generation of isolated young people who prefer to communicate remotely - who may be in fact afraid to engage in face to face contact to find love? Is it possible to fall in love with someone you've never met? Does a virtual affair 'count' as adultery? What are the implications of the fact that we can pretend to be anyone we want in cyberspace?|Every Seventh Wave sees Leo returning from Boston having cut-off all email communication with Emmi.|Emmi's husband had found out about the relationship and this revelation caused their relationship to implode. After repeated attempts to contact him, Emmi finally receives an answer from Leo.|But it doesn't come with good news.|Can the internet lovers rekindle their romance? Can love survive though emails alone?|And will they ever meet?|Producer: Clive Brill|A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.