R4 Afternoon play about a gay teenage alien's love affair.

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LE
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#1
I'm a radio 4 listener. Some programs I enjoy, some I don't and I don't mind as you can't expect to like everything but the afternoon plays are generally rubbish. Usually an excuse for toi give jobs to otherwise unemployable student playwrites and b actors with dodgy regional accents.

I haven't heard today's play and maybe I missing a treat but really a play about a gay teenagers relationship with a gay teenage alien FFS! The Imaginary Boys

[h=1]Imaginary Boys[/h] Duration: 45 minutesFirst broadcast:Thursday 03 October 2013
By Paul Magrs.
A fantastical tale of teenage love and close encounters.
17 year-old David Taylor begins to see the world in a different light when he meets Lawrence. Lawrence is new in town, new to earth actually - he claims to be from Verbatim 6, a small planet about three hundred light years away. A strange but very real story of a burgeoning teenage relationship, with all the fear and confusion that goes with it.
Paul Magrs is a scriptwriter and novelist, whose writing has been described by The Guardian as 'gloriously, zanily ludicrous... unique, idiosyncratic and unclassifiable...' His hugely-popular series of Brenda and Effie novels were adapted for BBC7 in 2008 as a three-part mini-series (Never the Bride), whilst previous commissions for Radio 4 include Life After Mars, Sunseeker and The Longsight Branch.
Directed by Scott Handcock
A BBC Cymru Wales Production.





[h=2]Credits[/h]
David James Baxter
Lawrence Geoffrey Breton
Mam Jill Halfpenny
Dad Daniel Brocklebank
Simon Daniel Brocklebank
Robert Liam Dascombe
Director Scott Handcock
Writer Paul Magrs



Note the 'folksy spelling of 'mam'.
 
#4
**** probing references I presume?
 
#5
I heard it. I can never un-hear it. R4 keeps me reasonably sane but sometimes I just feel so used...........

Did I get my ARSE/Mumsnet logins confused again?
 
#6
Anger at a play you haven't heard. Damn those tricky Gays forcing their big throbbing agenda down your throat.


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seaweed

LE
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#7
Beeb using licence-payers' money to keep arts people voting Labour.
 
#8
Yes, Teenage Gay Aliens 4 Milliband. Obviously.

:alien:
 
#10
I bet that alien was claiming benefits with a flying saucer on motability!
 
#12
Green as the ace of spa.... Oh!
 

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