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The Mermaid of Zennor

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The Mermaid of Zennor is a re-imagining by Paul Dodgson of the Cornish folk tale. A supernatural story of mystery and obsession rooted in the contemporary world.

Jack and his wife Mary, from Cricklewood, are concerned that their son is falling into bad ways and, determined to turn his life around, they decide to move to Zennor.

Jack used to visit Zennor as a child and always dreamed of returning one day to fulfil his dream of becoming a fisherman. This seems the perfect opportunity - and a chance to get Matthew back on the right track.

Reluctantly, Matt agrees and gradually begins to rebuild his life with help of a local girl, Bel - until, one day, he hears some singing which can be heard by no one else.

Written by Paul Dodgson
Music composed by Paul Dodgson

Directed by Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4. Show less

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