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A young man joins Tony's boxing ring in an attempt to escape the circle of addiction he has come to inhabit.

Tony Pitts is an exciting and accomplished northern Writer-Performer, now turning his hand to BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Play.

Tony is also a boxing coach.

He conquered some of his own demons through boxing - and has helped others to do so too.

This is a story of one of his students, Liam Jones.

Heroin addiction.

It's not news.

This all-too-familiar story is difficult but not shocking.

And that's the shame.

On It, is a play written full of gut-wrenching love, determination and the hope that one day there may be a full stop, instead of another comma in the story of every family with this fight on its hands.

Cast:

Narrator....Tony Pitts

Liam - Adam Gillen

Michelle - Maxine Peake

Belinda....Hannah Kew

David - Dominic Brunt

Kay - Joanne Mitchell

Nana - Gwyneth Powell

Josephine - Isabelle Sykes

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4

The writer, cast and crew would like to extend their thanks, sympathy and love to the Jones family.

A young man joins Tony's boxing ring in an attempt to escape his own circle of addiction.

Tony Pitts is an exciting and accomplished northern Writer-Performer, now turning his hand to BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Play. Tony is also a boxing coach. He conquered some of his own demons through boxing - and has helped others to do so too. This is a story of one of his students, Liam Jones.

Heroin addiction. It's not news. This all-too-familiar story is difficult but not shocking. And that's the shame.