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15 Minute Drama

A Woman on the Edge of Time

Episode 3: Wanting it All

Duration: 14 minutes

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

In 1965, Hannah Gavron, a bright young sociologist and writer, took her own life. She left behind a suicide note, two small children and an about-to-be-published manuscript, The Captive Wife. Four decades later, her son Jeremy tries to coax his father into telling him more about Hannah's life.

Jeremy Gavron's book is dramatised by Sarah Daniels and stars Dominic Mafham, Georgie Glen and Sean Baker.

Directed by Emma Harding

Jeremy Gavron.....Dominic Mafham
Judy Gavron.....Helen Clapp
Young Leah.....Amy-Jayne Leigh
Young Mima.....Megan Webb
Bob.....Sean Baker
Simon.....Christopher Harper
Nurse.....Debbie Korley
Hannah.....Sarah Ovens
Aunt Susie.....Susan Jameson
Tasha.....Elaine Claxton
Shirley.....Catherine Cusack
Susan.....Georgie Glen
Tom.....James Bolam
Friend.....David Hounslow Show less

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