Hair Of The Dog

Short story by Jane Gardam. Humour and tenderness colour Eleanor's reflections on her daughter Rosie's wedding 25 years before. Abridged by Jules Wilkinson.


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In Lesley Davies 's black comedy, Brenda Blethyn piays Amy, a harassed mother of seven whose husband finds himself in the arms of their glamorous next-door neighbour. But why is Amy so calm?

Director Cherry Cookson


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Unknown: Lesley Davies

Director: Cherry Cookson

Amy: Brenda Blethyn

John: David Horovitch

Susan: Kate Buffery

Grandma: Jill Graham

Mrs Dursky: Diana Payan

Mr Townsend: John Webb

Dr Smith: Barry J Gordon

Children: Gary King,

Children: Patrick Rosenfeld


A witty and poignant ensemble drama following different characters in the pub on New Years Day.

Hair of the Dog is recorded 'as live', in a single take, on location in a London pub.

The resolutions aren't going so well - but what does the year hold for the relationships and the dreams for the future? We move through the bar, between characters and stories, between an old way of life and a new one. This is truly a New Years Day, with all its humour and it's sadness, its desire and its frustration - and the anticipation for a good year to come.

Sound by Alisdair McGregor

Written by Katie Hims

Produced and Directed by Boz Temple-Morris

A Holy Mountain production for BBC Radio 4.