6 Mar Sarah Kendall: Australian Trilogy
This is a repeat of a podcast originally published in 2017. This episode was the winner of the 2018 Writers' Guild Award for best comedy productionMulti-award winning storyteller Sarah Kendall, brings her critically acclaimed trilogy of funny and moving, live shows to Radio 4. Taking her audience on a trip, Sarah gives a unique snapshot of small-town life in Australia in the early nineties. At a time when most people were seeing Australians through the filter of 'Home and Away' and 'Neighbours', Sarah's shows present a darker underbelly to the stereotype of the sun-loving, happy-go-lucky Aussie teenager. Comedic and tragic in equal measure, Sarah's tales of her teenage life blend intricate narratives with a cast of memorable characters, bringing events to life in front of your very ears. Episode 1: A Day In October "This show is a story about a day in October in 1990, when I saw a miracle happen to a boy, and his name was George Peach..." A Day in October is about Sarah's secret relationship with bullied classmate, George Peach. Following an accident at the beach, George Peach died for exactly 11 seconds. Sarah's story examines the remarkable effect those 11 seconds had on Sarah and her schoolmates. The show plays with the relationship between fiction and real-life and explores the redemptive power of storytelling. Written and performed by Sarah Kendall Producer - Carl Cooper Production Coordinator - Emily Hallett This is a BBC Studios Production.