One year on, what’s the truth behind the West Trent tragedy? The Broadchurch actor Joe Sims stars in Nick Warburton’s drama which reflects the themes of the Easter story in a modern setting. The fictional story is told in documentary format, using interviews improvised by the cast, which also includes Emerald O’Hanrahan (Emma Grundy in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers).
Oliver Park, in the centre of West Trent, has become host to a camp for refugees, and a few splinter protest groups. A vigilante group, City Watch, has been established in response, and with a march planned by the camp supporters, tensions are high. Into this situation comes Carl Franklin, with a small group of followers and a radical but peaceful message. Events move quickly as an act of betrayal has terrible consequences.
Listen to part one below. Part two is here.
Cast in order of appearance: Charlie Hammond: Joe Sims; Joseph Masters: Sam Dale; Nat Martindale: Emerald O’Hanrahan; DI Frances MacLaurin: Tracy Wiles; Sgt Ashkan Karimi: Arian Nik; Dean Midwinter: Michael Imerson
Picture credit: Izzy de Wattripont; Additional Sound Effects: freesound.org (thatBelle, mzui)
Story by Nick Warburton; Presenter: Mark Dowd; Producer: Paul Arnold