On The Edge

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15/10/201120111127 (BBC7)

When a dead body is found on Alderley Edge, witnesses are interviewed by DS Lynch.

But when you're on the Edge, nothing is quite as it seems.

Written by Bafta-winning Neil McKay.

01Ralph2011101020111121 (BBC7)

Ex-geography teacher Ralph meets his nemesis in the shape of the Dudley Fantasy Book Club.

An ex-geography teacher with a passion for the Edge, Ralph meets his nemesis in the shape of the Dudley and District Fantasy Book Club.

But could his tour end with more serious consequences than a set of unhappy Garner fans?

This Woman's Hour drama from Bafta-winning writer Neil McKay is set on the famous Alderley Edge sandstone escarpment and unfolds over one long day in late summer.

When a body is discovered in a cave, the area is sealed off and all witnesses herded together in the Wizard Pub.

One by one they are called to give their version of events to Detective Sergeant Lynch.

But when you're on the edge, nothing is quite as it seems.

An unlikely group including a jogger, some juveniles, a deranged farmer, and a Geography teacher are rounded up and questioned.

Who fired the shotgun? Why is young Leah covered in blood? And who is responsible for the dead body?

As the characters' stories unfold, the events of the day gradually converge.

All the characters believe they are in some way linked to the dead body.

It turns out they are all wrong.

It's a funny old place, Alderley Edge.

The course of events of that day change the characters forever and force them to face some uncomfortable truths.

The area has fascinated writer Neil McKay for years, not only for its influence on the stories of Alan Garner, but also as a beauty spot that attracts a great diversity of people.

The drama was recorded on Alderley Edge at the Wizard Tea Rooms and in the woods, with an ensemble cast.

Neil McKay has written some of television's most cutting-edge contemporary dramas, including Titanic, Planespotting, Dunkirk, Innocents, See No Evil, Mo and An Appropriate Adult.

He loves writing for radio too.

Cast:

Ralph - Jeffrey Longmore

D.

S.

Lynch - Renny Krupinski

Saurabh - Darren Kuppan

Yusuf & Carl - Conor Alexander

Janice & Honky - Fiona Clarke

Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore

Original music by Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch

Producer: Melanie Harris

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.

When a dead body is found on Alderley Edge, witnesses are interviewed by D.S.

Lynch.

Written by Bafta winning Neil McKay.

02Saurabh2011101120111122 (BBC7)

Taking a break from playing Angry Birds, teenagers Saurabh and Yusuf explore the Edge.

Taking a break from playing Angry Birds, teenagers Saurabh and Yusuf explore the Edge for the first time, hunting for footballers' mansions and a legendary magical cave.

They can't seem to find their wizard, but discover darker secrets lurking under the rocks.

This Woman's Hour drama from Bafta-winning writer Neil McKay is set on the famous Alderley Edge sandstone escarpment and unfolds over one long day in late summer.

When a body is discovered in a cave, the area is sealed off and all witnesses herded together in the Wizard Pub.

One by one they are called to give their version of events to Detective Sergeant Lynch.

But when you're on the edge, nothing is quite as it seems.

An unlikely group including a jogger, some juveniles, a deranged farmer, and a Geography teacher are rounded up and questioned.

Who fired the shotgun? Why is young Leah covered in blood? And who is responsible for the dead body?

Cast:

Saurabh - Darren Kuppan

D.S.

Lynch - Renny Krupinski

Yusuf & Carl - Conor Alexander

Ian - Matt Andrews

Janice & Honky - Fiona Clarke

Ralph - Jeffrey Longmore

Leah - Rachel Caffrey

Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore

Original music by Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch

Producer: Melanie Harris

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.

03Janice2011101220111123 (BBC7)

Things aren't going well for Janice with her father in hospital and family farm in crisis.

With her father in hospital and the family farm in crisis, things just aren't going well for Janice.

Add to this a blocked gateway, an infuriating jogger and 300 sheep to send to slaughter and Janice is pushed to her very limits - truly a woman on the Edge.

This Woman's Hour drama from Bafta-winning writer Neil McKay is set on the famous Alderley Edge sandstone escarpment and unfolds over one long day in late summer.

When a body is discovered in a cave, the area is sealed off and all witnesses herded together in the Wizard Pub.

One by one they are called to give their version of events to Detective Sergeant Lynch.

But when you're on the edge, nothing is quite as it seems.

An unlikely group including a jogger, some juveniles, a deranged farmer, and a Geography teacher are rounded up and questioned.

Who fired the shotgun? Why is young Leah covered in blood? And who is responsible for the dead body?

Cast:

Janice - Fiona Clarke

D.S.Lynch - Renny Krupinski

Saurabh - Darren Kuppan

Yusuf - Conor Alexander

Ian - Matt Andrews

Leah - Rachel Caffrey

Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore

Original music by Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch

Producer: Melanie Harris

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.

With Janice's father in hospital and the family farm in crisis, things aren't going well.

04Leah2011101320111124 (BBC7)

is the last person you'd expect to see running in the woods with blood on her hands.

Young Leah is very much a WAG-in-waiting, the only problem being that her footballer boyfriend already has a wife and family, and he's disappeared somewhere the Edge.

Lost, lonely and vulnerable, she's the last person you'd expect to find running through the woods with blood on her hands.

This Woman's Hour drama from Bafta-winning writer Neil McKay is set on the famous Alderley Edge sandstone escarpment and unfolds over one long day in late summer.

When a body is discovered in a cave, the area is sealed off and all witnesses herded together in the Wizard Pub.

One by one they are called to give their version of events to Detective Sergeant Lynch.

But when you're on the edge, nothing is quite as it seems.

An unlikely group including a jogger, some juveniles, a deranged farmer, and a Geography teacher are rounded up and questioned.

Who fired the shotgun? Why is young Leah covered in blood? And who is responsible for the dead body?

Cast:

Leah - Rachel Caffrey

D.

S.

Lynch - Renny Krupinski

Ian - Matt Andrews

Janice - Fiona Clarke

Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore

Original music by Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch

Producer: Melanie Harris

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.

With her father in hospital and the family farm in crisis, things just aren't going well for Janice.

Add to this a blocked gateway, an infuriating jogger and 300 sheep to send to slaughter and Janice is pushed to her very limits - truly a woman on the Edge.

D.S.Lynch - Renny Krupinski

Saurabh - Darren Kuppan

Yusuf - Conor Alexander

The last person you'd expect to find running through the woods with blood on her hands.

05 LASTIan2011101420111125 (BBC7)

is jogging frantically around the Edge.

But who, or what, is he running from?

From the outside, Ian appears to be living the dream: loving wife, a successful business and a beautiful house in Prestbury.

But his ambitions have stretched too far and he's now jogging frantically around the Edge, running for his life.

This Woman's Hour drama from Bafta-winning writer Neil McKay is set on the famous Alderley Edge sandstone escarpment and unfolds over one long day in late summer.

When a body is discovered in a cave, the area is sealed off and all witnesses herded together in the Wizard Pub.

One by one they are called to give their version of events to Detective Sergeant Lynch.

But when you're on the edge, nothing is quite as it seems.

An unlikely group including a jogger, some juveniles, a deranged farmer, and a Geography teacher are rounded up and questioned.

Who fired the shotgun? Why is young Leah covered in blood? And who is responsible for the dead body?

Cast:

Ian - Matt Andrews

D.

S.

Lynch - Renny Krupinski

Ralph & Kevin - Jeffrey Longmore

Saurabh - Darren Kuppan

Janice - Fiona Clarke

Leah - Rachel Caffrey

Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore

Original music by Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch

Producer: Melanie Harris

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.

With her father in hospital and the family farm in crisis, things just aren't going well for Janice.

Add to this a blocked gateway, an infuriating jogger and 300 sheep to send to slaughter and Janice is pushed to her very limits - truly a woman on the Edge.

D.S.Lynch - Renny Krupinski

Yusuf - Conor Alexander

Ian's ambitions have stretched too far and he's now running for his life.