Part 1 (of 2)
British backpackers, Rachel (Olivia Darnley) and Sally (Lucy May Barker) falsely claim they have been robbed in order to get a pay-out from their travel insurance when they get home.
Unfortunately, they get caught out when the Mexican police decide to go back to their hotel and search their room. Charged and arrested for insurance fraud, unable to speak Spanish, the girls are sucked into the vortex of the Mexican penal system.
It's a life-changing experience that tests their friendship to the limit, in this two-part coming-of-age drama by Ingeborg Topsøe, recorded in Mexico.
Written by Ingeborg Topsøe
Casting: Marilyn Johnson and David Psalmon
Script Editor: Mike Walker
Sound Design: Steve Bond and Rodrigo Hernández Cruz
Production manager in Mexico: David Psalmon, assisted by Patricia Madrid
Producer: Nadir Khan
Directed by John Dryden
A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.