Making Of Homeless, The

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Last year actress and author Gerda Stevenson was commissioned by Radio Scotland to write a two-part drama on homelessness.

Recorded over the last ten months, this programme follows Gerda as she immerses herself in the issues surrounding homelessness, meeting people who are living on the street and those trying to help them.

With ongoing economic hardship touching the lives of many Scots, coupled with the controversial introduction of a so-called bedroom tax, homelessness is at the front of the news agenda.

How will Gerda negotiate the many stories and issues, turning an often complex reality into engaging and absorbing radio? This documentary charts the writer's journey from blank sheet to the final recording of the drama, starring the actress Juliet Stevenson.

20131208

Last year actress and author Gerda Stevenson was commissioned by Radio Scotland to write a two-part drama on homelessness.

Recorded over ten months, The Making of Homeless follows Gerda as she immerses herself in the issues, meeting people living on the street and those who are trying to help them.

With ongoing economic hardship touching the lives of most Scots, coupled with the controversial introduction of a so-called bedroom tax, homelessness is at the front of the news agenda.

How will Gerda negotiate the many stories and issues, turning an often complex reality into engaging and absorbing radio? This documentary charts the writer's journey from blank sheet to the dramatic studio production.