By Sarah Daniels.
Heart-warming drama inspired by one of BBC Children in Need's projects.
Prepare to laugh and cry with one of the highlights of the BBC Children in Need appeal this week.
The charity has collaborated with BBC Radio Four to produce this truly heart-warming new drama by acclaimed writer Sarah Daniels and all-star cast.
The story is inspired by one of the projects funded by BBC Children in Need.
Nine year old Mia (Sydney Wade) has a vivid imagination, loves eavesdropping and wants to be a writer when she grows up, despite her very bad spelling.
She is desperate to go on the rollercoaster ride of her dreams, 'Starlight Mountain', with her thirteen year old sister Emma and her Mum, Lucy (Gaynor Faye).
She'd really like her Dad Steve (John Godber) to come too but he's busy with his new wife and baby son, so that's not very likely.
Lucy has the tickets but then Steve refuses to let them go.
He knows the truth that Lucy refuses to face, that Emma is too ill to make the trip.
Mia decides she must do everything she can to help Emma.
If that means some rather odd sacrifices, then so be it.
Emma's most difficult wish is that the whole family can be friends, even Steve's first love Lucy and his new wife Jules.
The drama was inspired by the Siblings Project at Bluebell Wood Hospice for Children near Sheffield, which supports the siblings of children with life-limiting conditions and is funded by BBC Children in Need.
An extraordinarily moving, funny and truthful story from Sarah Daniels about how love really can be stronger than death - with an all-star cast: Sydney Wade (Curio, The Royal, Dr Who) as Mia, Gaynor Faye (Coronation Street, Fat Friends) as Lucy, John Godber (Bouncers, Up n' Under) as Steve, and Sirens star Amy Beth Hayes as Jules.
Mia Parker...Sydney Wade
Emma Parker...Nicola Miles-Wildin
Lucy Hawkins...Gaynor Faye
Steve Parker...John Godber
Jules Parker...Amy Beth Hayes
Mr Golden...James Weaver
Music composed and performed by Lawrence Williams
If you're inspired by the work that Children in Need does and would like to donate, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/donate/.