Walter Now (BBC Radio 4: Saturday Play)
- Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen
- Length: 56 mins
- Radio/TV Programme
- Release date: 16-03-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
In November 1982, Channel 4 launched with David Cook’s ‘Walter’. Now, more than 25 years later, this award-winning writer brings us up to date with Walter's life and Sir Ian McKellen recreates his extraordinary performance.
Walter is now a pensioner. Following the death of his mother, Walter spent many years living in a psychiatric hospital. When that was closed down he moved to hostel accommodation where he is isolated and lonely. When his support worker hears of a house share with three others, he suggests Walter. But Walter is twice the age of the rest. Will they accept him? Will he cope with independent living? Will they integrate with the community around them?
Also stars Becky Hindley, Malcolm Tierney, Anna-Marie Heslop, Robert Londsdale, Gunnar Cauthery, Edmund Davies, Jill Cardo and Ceallach Spellman. Directed by Claire Grove.
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By jane on 28-04-16
Sir Ian McKellen is superb as wise & aged Walter.
Sir Ian McKellen, a master as always. This would be worth listening to just to hear him act. But the story was a welcome window into the lives of this group of mentally challenged adults who are trying to find their place in this world.
By brian on 27-08-15
Sir Ian does it again.
Where does Walter Now (BBC Radio 4: Saturday Play) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
What was one of the most memorable moments of Walter Now (BBC Radio 4: Saturday Play)?
Walter managing to get along with his roommates.
What about Ian McKellen’s performance did you like?
Everything. The man does an excellent job at playing a man with learning difficulties.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I felt like crying when Walter was thinking of his mother during the bus trip to his new home.
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