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Martin has a secret. A big secret. One that threatens to turn Ronnie's world upside down.

By Jon Canter.

Ronnie Sax is a sixty something multi-millionaire businessman, abrasive, cocky, three times divorced but on wife number four. He's egotistical and high energy and very much afraid of heights. He lives in a bungalow. His very large office is on the ground floor. Branson keeps inviting him into his balloon but Ronnie always has an excuse.

He gives an interview to Deborah - a journalist with some serious copy to fill - and her searching questions turn into a flirtation that Ronnie feels can only be consummated by conquering his phobia.

Enter Martin - a 'Vertigo Counsellor' who has read Deborah's article and thinks he can help. Martin's done his research and Ronnie, impressed, quickly hires him as his very own counsellor (as long as no one knows finds out what he's doing in Ronnie's office.)

Over a series of sessions, Ronnie gets attached to Martin and quite dependent on him. Martin helps him overcome his deepest fears.

But Martin has a secret. A big secret. One that threatens to turn Ronnie's world completely upside down.

Produced and directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

20110426

By Jon Canter.

Ronnie Sax is a sixty something multi-millionaire businessman, abrasive, cocky, three times divorced but on wife number four.

He's egotistical and high energy and very much afraid of heights.

He lives in a bungalow.

His very large office is on the ground floor.

Branson keeps inviting him into his balloon but Ronnie always has an excuse.

He gives an interview to Deborah - a journalist with some serious copy to fill - and her searching questions turn into a flirtation that Ronnie feels can only be consummated by conquering his phobia.

Enter Martin - a 'Vertigo Counsellor' who has read Deborah's article and thinks he can help.

Martin's done his research and Ronnie, impressed, quickly hires him as his very own counsellor (as long as no one knows finds out what he's doing in Ronnie's office.)

Over a series of sessions, Ronnie gets attached to Martin and quite dependent on him.

Martin helps him overcome his deepest fears.

But Martin has a secret.

A big secret.

One that threatens to turn Ronnie's world completely upside down.

Cast:

Ronnie - Gerard Murphy

Martin - James Fleet

Deborah - Daisy Haggard

Uncle Ray - Trevor Martin

Tanya - Kellie Shirley

Mother - Helen Ryan

Produced and directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

Martin has a secret.

One that threatens to turn Ronnie's world upside down.