Brief Lives: The Complete Series 3

  • by Tom Fry, Sharon Kelly
  • Narrated by David Schofield, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Emma Atkins, Full Cast
  • 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A series of four BBC Radio 4 plays set in a Manchester legal practice, written by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly. Originally broadcast 28 April 2010 - 19 May 2010 in the ‘Afternoon Play’ slots.
Frank Twist and his bunch of legal reps return for another series of adventures on the mean-ish streets of Manchester.
In the first play, Frank's best mate Mickey has finally met a young Russian woman who will put up with him, his music and his socks. But is she just using him?
The second play sees Debby representing a posh, middle aged good time girl who has been held at the airport on suspected drugs charges. Meanwhile Sarah's sister suddenly shows up. In the third play Sarah is called to an army base to deal with a violent incident between two female soldiers. Who is telling the truth? And Doug goes to bat for Frank's son Louis when he's accused of being a serial biter in the nursery.
In the fourth and final play, Frank is chipper; he's finally got his own parking space at the local nick. Life doesn't get any better.
Starring David Schofield as Frank, Emma Atkins as Debbie and Tracey-Ann Oberman as Sarah. Also featuring in the cast are Eric Potts, Beth Palmer, Jonathan Oliver, Lisa Allen, James Quinn and Isaac Whitmore. Produced by Gary Brown, with original music by Carl Harms.


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This excellent collection of plays keeps you guessing as the team of lawyers work to unravel the truth and the stories about their personal lives makes it real and alive. More please ..............
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- Mandy

A great choice for short stories

Would you listen to Brief Lives Series 3 (BBC Radio 4: Afternoon Play) again? Why?


What did you like best about this story?

They're all good

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Its a play

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not that sort of thing

Any additional comments?

I'm looking for any others in the same series

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- J

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2011
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited