The Understanding

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By P.

G.

Morgan

Next week sees the start of a new series of Radio 4's Inside The Ethics Committee, in which Joan Bakewell and a panel of experts explore the workings of clinical ethics committees through the discussion of real-life cases.

Alongside the series, the Afternoon Play presents three dramas which get inside the emotional realities of dealing with ethical dilemmas.

In today's award-winning play by P G Morgan, a young woman is urgently admitted to hospital and prepared to deliver her baby by Caesarian section.

What happens in the next few minutes will test the judgement - and the understanding - of everyone in the room.

Vic....Philip Fox

Jessie....Katy Cavanagh

Alison....Golda Rosheuvel

Alan....Sam Dale

Carmel....Gbemisola Ikumelo

Judith....Caroline Guthrie

Producer Jonquil Panting and Steven Canny

Director David Hunter

Produced in association with The Open University.

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Inside The Ethics Committee returns on Tuesday 20th July, alongside the Afternoon Plays 'Gift' by Philip Palmer on Tuesday 20th July, and 'Humanly Possible' by Sarah Daniels, on Tuesday 27th July.

By PG Morgan.

A young woman enters hospital urgently to have her baby by Caesarian section

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Written to accompany the series of Inside The Ethics Committee and produced in association with The Open University, PG Morgan's drama gets inside the emotional realities of dealing with an ethical dilemma.

A young woman is urgently admitted to hospital and prepared to deliver her baby by Caesarian section.

What happens in the next few minutes will test the judgement - and the understanding - of everyone in the room.

Vic....Philip Fox

Jessie....Katy Cavanagh

Alison....Golda Rosheuvel

Alan....Sam Dale

Carmel....Gbemisola Ikumelo

Judith....Caroline Guthrie

Produced by Steven Canny and Jonquil Panting

Directed by David Hunter.

By PG Morgan.

A young woman enters hospital urgently to have her baby by Caesarian section