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Ten Lessons in Love

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

An eclectic mix of writers explores one of the most important human emotions. Ten short plays; encompassing romance, heart break and some adult themes; each one is a very different perspective on love.

David uses 'the machine' to revisit his old memories - he wants to pinpoint the exact moment he fell in love. But when it malfunctions, it catapults us into the stories of a variety people, all of whom are attempting to make sense of love.

Lesson 1: You never know when you're going to fall in love
By Nick Warburton
David ... Sean Baker
Young David ... Nyasha Hatendi
Young Eleanor ... Alex Tregear

Lesson 2: More often than not, your dream date will be a nightmare
By Bola Agbaje
Laide ... Zawe Ashton
Femi ... Femi Oyeniran

Lesson 3: Beware of skeletons in the closet
Written and performed by Josie Long

Lesson 4: Remain interested; don't yawn at least
By Tim Key
Derek Monet ... Tim Key
Marie ... Alex Tregear
Waiter ... Stuart McLoughlin

Lesson 5: When your heart freezes it's time to leave the building
By Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Jeanie ... Sally Orrock
Ken ... Daniel Rabin

Lesson 6: Love is fickle
Written and performed by Josie Long

Lesson 7: Being alone doesn't have to mean being lonely
By Nick Payne
Jim ... Stuart McLoughlin
Sarah ... Alex Tregear

Lesson 8: Love's worth fighting for
The real-life story of Dane and Lenka
Produced by Rich Ward

Lesson 9: Love can't be pinned down
Written and performed by Josie Long

Lesson 10: Ignore all previous lessons
David ... Sean Baker
Eleanor ... Jane Whittenshaw
Young David ... Nyasha Hatendi
Young Eleanor ... Alex Tregear
Clive ... Stuart Mcloughlin

Directed by James Robinson. Show less

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