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0120101025

A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel.

How much money is a life worth?

A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel which portrays the economic and emotional fall-out of serious illness.

Shep Knacker has been saving all his working life for 'the Afterlife' - his retirement escape route from Brooklyn to a remote island off the coast of Zanzibar.

But just as the Afterlife is about to become a reality, his wife Glynis reveals that she has cancer.

They soon discover that their health insurance won't cover anything like the total cost of the treatment Glynis needs, and this once well-off couple are sent hurtling towards bankruptcy.

They are both forced to face the uncomfortable question: how much money is one life worth?

Narrator - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Shep - Henry Goodman

Glynis - Debora Weston

Carol - Elizabeth McGovern

Jackson - Stuart Milligan

Flicka - Sasha Pick

Dr Knox/Gabe - Peter Marinker

Adapted for radio by Penny Leicester

Directed by Emma Harding

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Other novels include The Post-Birthday World and Double Fault.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's work in film includes The Color of Money, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Abyss; TV includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and on Stage: A View From the Bridge at the Duke of York's, London.

Henry Goodman is currently playing Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister in the West End.

Other stage work includes Duet for One, with Juliet Stevenson, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago.

Recent film includes The Damned United and Taking Woodstock.

Elizabeth McGovern is currently starring in Julian Fellowes' new ITV drama series, Downtown Abbey.

Her film work includes Ragtime, Once Upon a Time in America and The Wings of the Dove.

0220101026

A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel.

How much money is a life worth?

Shep Knacker has been saving all his working life for 'the Afterlife' - his retirement escape route from Brooklyn to a remote island off the coast of Zanzibar.

But just as Shep is about to put the Afterlife into action, his wife Glynis reveals that she has cancer.

In today's episode, the couple begin to face up to realities of Glynis' diagnosis and the frustrations of the American healthcare system.

Narrator - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Shep - Henry Goodman

Glynis - Debora Weston

Carol - Elizabeth McGovern

Jackson - Stuart Milligan

Flicka - Sasha Pick

Dr Knox/Gabe - Peter Marinker

Adapted for radio by Penny Leicester

Directed by Emma Harding

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Other novels include The Post-Birthday World and Double Fault.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's work in film includes The Color of Money, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Abyss; TV includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and on Stage: A View From the Bridge at the Duke of York's, London.

Henry Goodman is currently playing Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister in the West End.

Other stage work includes Duet for One, with Juliet Stevenson, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago.

Recent film includes The Damned United and Taking Woodstock.

Elizabeth McGovern is currently starring in Julian Fellowes' new ITV drama series, Downtown Abbey.

Her film work includes Ragtime, Once Upon a Time in America and The Wings of the Dove.

0320101027

A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel.

How much money is a life worth?

Shep Knacker has been saving all his working life for 'the Afterlife' - his retirement escape route from Brooklyn to a remote island off the coast of Zanzibar.

But just as Shep is about to put the Afterlife into action, his wife Glynis reveals that she has cancer.

In today's episode, the couple begin to face up to realities of Glynis' diagnosis and the frustrations of the American healthcare system.

Narrator - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Shep - Henry Goodman

Glynis - Debora Weston

Carol - Elizabeth McGovern

Jackson - Stuart Milligan

Flicka - Sasha Pick

Dr Knox/Gabe - Peter Marinker

Adapted for radio by Penny Leicester

Directed by Emma Harding

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Other novels include The Post-Birthday World and Double Fault.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's work in film includes The Color of Money, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Abyss; TV includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and on Stage: A View From the Bridge at the Duke of York's, London.

Henry Goodman is currently playing Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister in the West End.

Other stage work includes Duet for One, with Juliet Stevenson, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago.

Recent film includes The Damned United and Taking Woodstock.

Elizabeth McGovern is currently starring in Julian Fellowes' new ITV drama series, Downtown Abbey.

Her film work includes Ragtime, Once Upon a Time in America and The Wings of the Dove.

0420101028

A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel.

How much money is a life worth?

Shep Knacker has been saving all his working life for 'the Afterlife' - his retirement escape route from Brooklyn to a remote island off the coast of Zanzibar.

But just as Shep is about to put the Afterlife into action, his wife Glynis reveals that she has cancer.

In today's episode, the couple watch their substantial savings rapidly consumed by the exorbitant costs of Glynis' treatment, while their friend Jackson has his own medical worries.

Narrator - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Shep - Henry Goodman

Glynis - Debora Weston

Carol - Elizabeth McGovern

Jackson - Stuart Milligan

Flicka - Sasha Pick

Dr Knox/Gabe - Peter Marinker

Adapted for radio by Penny Leicester

Directed by Emma Harding

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Other novels include The Post-Birthday World and Double Fault.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's work in film includes The Color of Money, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Abyss; TV includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and on Stage: A View From the Bridge at the Duke of York's, London.

Henry Goodman is currently playing Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister in the West End.

Other stage work includes Duet for One, with Juliet Stevenson, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago.

Recent film includes The Damned United and Taking Woodstock.

Elizabeth McGovern is currently starring in Julian Fellowes' new ITV drama series, Downtown Abbey.

Her film work includes Ragtime, Once Upon a Time in America and The Wings of the Dove.

0520101029

A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel.

How much money is a life worth?

Shep Knacker has been saving all his working life for 'the Afterlife' - his retirement escape route from Brooklyn to a remote island off the coast of Zanzibar.

But just as Shep was about to put the Afterlife into action, his wife Glynis revealed that she had cancer.

In today's episode, Shep watches his once substantial savings evaporate with alarming speed, while his best friend Jackson copes with the fall-out of his botched penis-enlargement surgery.

Narrator - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Shep - Henry Goodman

Glynis - Debora Weston

Carol - Elizabeth McGovern

Jackson - Stuart Milligan

Flicka - Sasha Pick

Dr Knox/Gabe - Peter Marinker

Adapted for radio by Penny Leicester

Directed by Emma Harding

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Other novels include The Post-Birthday World and Double Fault.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's work in film includes The Color of Money, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Abyss; TV includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and on Stage: A View From the Bridge at the Duke of York's, London.

Henry Goodman is currently playing Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister in the West End.

Other stage work includes Duet for One, with Juliet Stevenson, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago.

Recent film includes The Damned United and Taking Woodstock.

Elizabeth McGovern is currently starring in Julian Fellowes' new ITV drama series, Downtown Abbey.

Her film work includes Ragtime, Once Upon a Time in America and The Wings of the Dove.

0620101101

A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel.

How much money is a life worth?

Shep Knacker has been saving all his working life for 'the Afterlife' - his retirement escape route from Brooklyn to Pemba, a remote island off the coast of Zanzibar.

But just as Shep was about to put the Afterlife into action, his wife Glynis revealed that she had cancer.

In today's episode, Shep watches his once substantial savings continue to evaporate as he funds the elements of Glynis' treatment not covered by their health insurance.

He also faces care home costs for his elderly father, who has broken his leg.

Meanwhile, his best friend Jackson copes with the marital and financial fall-out of his botched penis-enlargement surgery.

Narrator - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Shep - Henry Goodman

Glynis - Debora Weston

Carol - Elizabeth Mcgovern

Jackson - Stuart Milligan

Flicka - Sasha Pick

Dr Knox/Gabe - Peter Marinker

Adapted for radio by Penny Leicester

Directed by Emma Harding

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Other novels include The Post-Birthday World and Double Fault.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's work in film includes The Color of Money, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Abyss; TV includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and on Stage: A View From the Bridge at the Duke of York's, London.

Henry Goodman is currently playing Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister in the West End.

Other stage work includes Duet for One, with Juliet Stevenson, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago.

Recent film includes The Damned United and Taking Woodstock.

Elizabeth Mcgovern is currently starring in Julian Fellowes' new ITV drama series, Downtown Abbey.

Her film work includes Ragtime, Once Upon a Time in America and The Wings of the Dove.

0720101102

A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel.

How much money is a life worth?

Shep Knacker has been saving all his working life for 'the Afterlife' - his retirement escape route from Brooklyn to Pemba, a remote island off the coast of Zanzibar.

But just as Shep was about to put the Afterlife into action, his wife Glynis revealed that she had cancer.

In today's episode, Glynis appears not to realise the severity of her condition.

Meanwhile Shep faces up to the fact that, despite their medical insurance, the costs of Glynis' treatment are sending them hurtling towards bankruptcy.

Narrator - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Shep - Henry Goodman

Glynis - Debora Weston

Carol - Elizabeth Mcgovern

Jackson - Stuart Milligan

Flicka - Sasha Pick

Dr Knox/Gabe - Peter Marinker

Adapted for radio by Penny Leicester

Directed by Emma Harding

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Other novels include The Post-Birthday World and Double Fault.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's work in film includes The Color of Money, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Abyss; TV includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and on Stage: A View From the Bridge at the Duke of York's, London.

Henry Goodman is currently playing Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister in the West End.

Other stage work includes Duet for One, with Juliet Stevenson, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago.

Recent film includes The Damned United and Taking Woodstock.

Elizabeth Mcgovern is currently starring in Julian Fellowes' new ITV drama series, Downtown Abbey.

Her film work includes Ragtime, Once Upon a Time in America and The Wings of the Dove.

0820101103

A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel.

How much money is a life worth?

Shep Knacker has been saving all his working life for 'the Afterlife' - his retirement escape route from Brooklyn to Pemba, a remote island off the coast of Zanzibar.

But just as Shep was about to put the Afterlife into action, his wife Glynis revealed that she had cancer.

In today's episode, an exhausted Glynis reflects on the real achievements of her life.

Meanwhile, Jackson's many problems are coming to a head and, unable to see a plausible means of escape, he makes a decision that will impact on everyone.

Narrator - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Shep - Henry Goodman

Glynis - Debora Weston

Carol - Elizabeth Mcgovern

Jackson - Stuart Milligan

Flicka - Sasha Pick

Dr Knox/Gabe - Peter Marinker

Adapted for radio by Penny Leicester

Directed by Emma Harding

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Other novels include The Post-Birthday World and Double Fault.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's work in film includes The Color of Money, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Abyss; TV includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and on Stage: A View From the Bridge at the Duke of York's, London.

Henry Goodman is currently playing Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister in the West End.

Other stage work includes Duet for One, with Juliet Stevenson, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago.

Recent film includes The Damned United and Taking Woodstock.

Elizabeth Mcgovern is currently starring in Julian Fellowes' new ITV drama series, Downtown Abbey.

Her film work includes Ragtime, Once Upon a Time in America and The Wings of the Dove.

0920101104

A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel.

How much money is a life worth?

Shep Knacker has been saving all his working life for 'the Afterlife' - his retirement escape route from Brooklyn to a remote island off the coast of Zanzibar.

But just as Shep was about to put the Afterlife into action, his wife Glynis revealed that she had cancer.

In today's episode, Shep and Glynis face imminent bankruptcy, having spent their once substantial savings on the aspects of Glynis' cancer treatment not covered by their health insurance.

But when Shep learns about Jackson, he decides to make his best friend proud, by transforming himself from Mug to Mooch.

Narrator - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Shep - Henry Goodman

Glynis - Debora Weston

Carol - Elizabeth Mcgovern

Jackson - Stuart Milligan

Flicka - Sasha Pick

Dr Knox/Gabe - Peter Marinker

Adapted for radio by Penny Leicester

Directed by Emma Harding

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Other novels include The Post-Birthday World and Double Fault.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's work in film includes The Color of Money, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Abyss; TV includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and on Stage: A View From the Bridge at the Duke of York's, London.

Henry Goodman is currently playing Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister in the West End.

Other stage work includes Duet for One, with Juliet Stevenson, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago.

Recent film includes The Damned United and Taking Woodstock.

Elizabeth Mcgovern is currently starring in Julian Fellowes' new ITV drama series, Downtown Abbey.

Her film work includes Ragtime, Once Upon a Time in America and The Wings of the Dove.

10 LAST20101105

A dramatisation of Lionel Shriver's unflinching new novel.

How much money is a life worth?

Shep Knacker has been saving all his working life for 'the Afterlife' - his retirement escape route from Brooklyn to a remote island off the coast of Zanzibar.

But just as Shep was about to put the Afterlife into action, his wife Glynis revealed that she had cancer.

In today's episode, an unexpected change of fortunes convinces Shep to take drastic action.

Narrator - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Shep - Henry Goodman

Glynis - Debora Weston

Carol - Elizabeth Mcgovern

Jackson - Stuart Milligan

Flicka - Sasha Pick

Dr Knox/Gabe - Peter Marinker

Adapted for radio by Penny Leicester

Directed by Emma Harding

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Other novels include The Post-Birthday World and Double Fault.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's work in film includes The Color of Money, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Abyss; TV includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and on Stage: A View From the Bridge at the Duke of York's, London.

Henry Goodman is currently playing Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister in the West End.

Other stage work includes Duet for One, with Juliet Stevenson, Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago.

Recent film includes The Damned United and Taking Woodstock.

Elizabeth Mcgovern is currently starring in Julian Fellowes' new ITV drama series, Downtown Abbey.

Her film work includes Ragtime, Once Upon a Time in America and The Wings of the Dove.