Five months ago, Liz was a hard-nosed social worker. Today she doesn't know who she is.
by Martin Jameson
It's an irony of child protection, that if you've been a social worker long enough to remove two children from a woman at birth, that means you may be the one constant in her life she can trust.
So when Tamsin tracks down her old social worker Liz for help, she doesn't care that Liz is on suspension and forbidden from talking to her. Or that Liz is the current hate figure of the national press, after the violent death of a child on her caseload.
Tamsin just wants help.
Should Liz ignore her? Or is time to break the rules?
Claire Skinner is best known to TV viewers as harassed mum Sue in Outnumbered, but her wide-ranging career includes long associations with Mike Leigh, Alan Ayckbourn, and Sam Mendes.
Lacey Turner won a fistful of awards for her portrayal of Eastenders' Stacey Slater over 6 years, and recent TV work includes starring in True Love and Our Girl.
Martin Jameson is a prolific screenwriter, director and playwright whose recent work on Radio 4 includes Can You Tell Me The Name Of The Prime Minister?, The Night They Tried To Kidnap The Prime Minister and Stone.
1/5 Until five months ago, Liz was a hard-nosed child-protection social worker. Today she doesn't know who she is, except that she's on suspension, hiding from the press, dosed up on SSRIs... and that there's someone shouting her name in Tesco's.
Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.