The Number Of The Dead

A new dramatic work written for Radio 3 by presenter, journalist and playwright Mark Lawson.

Timothy Freeman, newscaster and voice of the nation's major news network, is facing a crisis, seeing himself overlooked by younger colleagues.

His teenage son Tom is holding up a bank at gunpoint and demands to speak to him live on air, broadcasting Timothy's failings as a father and a man to a million-strong audience who listen aghast.

Newscaster Timothy Freeman faces a crisis when his son holds up a bank at gunpoint.

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A new dramatic work written for Radio 3 by presenter, journalist and playwright Mark Lawson.

Timothy Freeman, newscaster and voice of the nation's major news network, is facing a crisis, seeing himself overlooked by younger colleagues.

His teenage son Tom is holding up a bank at gunpoint and demands to speak to him live on air, broadcasting Timothy's failings as a father and a man to a million-strong audience who listen aghast.

Newscaster Timothy Freeman faces a crisis when his son holds up a bank at gunpoint.