Paradise Place

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0120101122

Ella advertises for a new tenant, and an old flame from her school days returns.

Drawing on Woman's Hour listeners' stories and thoughts on the theme of desire, writer Amanda Whittington has created a series of five short linked plays set in a large shared house in Bristol.

Landlady Ella rents out one flat to teacher Sarah and her teenage daughter Jaz, while Adrian lives in the attic flat rent-free in return for doing jobs around the house and garden.

In Episode 1, Ella advertises for a new tenant, and an old flame from her schooldays comes back into her life, with consequences Ella's not sure she's ready for.

Ella: Katharine Rogers

Jules: Robert Gwilym

Adrian: Malcolm Hamilton

Director: Sara Davies

0220101123

Teenager Jaz has set her heart on a pair of boots.

Inspired by Woman's Hour listeners' stories and experiences, Amanda Whittington's five linked plays are set in a house in Bristol where landlady Ella and her tenants each have their secret hopes and desires.

In the second episode, teenager Jaz has set her heart on an expensive pair of boots.

But her mother Sarah isn't impressed, and when Ella intervenes to save Jaz from an irate shop assistant, Jaz discovers that Ella offers a more sympathetic ear.

Meanwhile, Ella's not sure where her romance with old flame Jules is heading.

Ella: Katharine Rogers

Sarah: Lucy Black

Jaz: Nicola Miles-Wildin

Jules: Robert Gwilym

Nic: Saikat Ahamed

Director: Sara Davies

0320101124

Teacher Sarah confides her secret longing to landlady Ella.

In the third of Amanda Whittington's series of plays inspired by Woman's Hour listeners' stories and experiences on the theme of desire, Ella's tenant Sarah is having problems with her teenage daughter Jaz, and is disillusioned with her teaching job.

She confesses her secret longing for escape to Ella, who comes up with the perfect solution - but one which holds a few surprises.

Ella: Katharine Rogers

Sarah: Lucy Black

Norman: Andrew Francis

Director: Sara Davies

0420101125

Handyman Adrian comes up with a plan for Jaz's education.

In the fourth of Amanda Whittington's linked plays set in a shared house in Bristol, inspired by Woman's Hour listeners' stories and experiences of desire, Ella has put teenager Jaz to work in the garden with handyman Adrian in an attempt to help her through a difficult time.

Adrian's troubled past has left him longing to prove himself, and when he and Jaz develop an unlikely friendship, he starts making plans for Jaz's education which cause a clash with the rest of the household.

Meanwhile, Ella tries to stop thinking about Jules, who is in Manchester and not returning her calls.

Ella: Kath Rogers

Adrian: Malcolm Hamilton

Jaz: Nicola Miles-Wildin

Jules: Robert Gwilym

Director: Sara Davies

05 LAST20101126

Ella decides to throw a celebration dinner party for the household.

In the last episode of Amanda Whittington's serial inspired by Woman's Hour listeners' stories and experiences on the theme of desire, Jules arranges a day out with Ella, but disaster strikes.

Ella decides to throw a dinner party for all the residents, to celebrate the completion of her sculpture garden and to put the seal on her relationship with Jules, which has now lasted a month.

Ella: Katharine Rogers

Jules: Robert Gwilym

Adrian: Malcolm Hamilton

Sarah: Lucy Black

Jaz: Nicola Miles-Wildin

Director: Sara Davies