A new 30 minute drama for BBC Radio Scotland, 2pm Thursday 12th July

Absolutely Productions and director Marilyn Imrie, the team who produced 4 series of the critically acclaimed Edinburgh based comedy drama ‘Baggage’ for BBC Radio 4, produce their first play for Radio Scotland.

Written by Clare Bayley, directed by Marilyn Imrie and starring Gail Watson, Mark McDonnell and Kirstin Mclean, Portobello Beach was recorded entirely on location in Edinburgh.

Portobello Beach is a ghost story set against the world of social work and child protection.

Tess Maguire (Gail Watson) is a brilliant young social worker: feisty, funny and totally unafraid. With trainee social-worker Ken (Mark McDonnell) tagging unhelpfully behind, Tess seems to take everything in her stride. But she is haunted by a secret of her own. The frequent appearances of the stroppy teenager, Kelly (Kirstin Mclean), hold the key to Tess’s own dark past. As the pressure mounts, Tess begins to show the strain. She can deal with her clients’ troubles, but will she be able to face up to her own? As her week begins to unravel, there’s only one place she’s heading – down to Portobello Beach, where the past is about to catch up with her.

Full Production Credits

Production Company: Absolutely Productions
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Writer: Clare Bayley
Broadcast Assistant: Kate Brook
Sound Design, Engineering and Editing: Lee McPhail
Finance: Lil Thornley
BBC Commissioning Editor: Jeff Zycinski
Executive Producer: Chris Pye
Producer: Gordon Kennedy

For more Information please contact:
Gordon Kennedy – 07768374889 – gordon.kennedy@absolutely-uk.com
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