Oliver Park – The Easter Riots (part 2)

Carl Franklin is dead. But that’s not the end of the story.

Charlie Hammond, played by Broadchurch actor Joe Sims, bitterly regrets running away rather than helping his friend Carl, who was killed by the mob. The second part of Nick Warburton’s drama, which reflects the themes of the Easter story in a modern setting, explores how Charlie responds to his sense of guilt, leading to the dramatic events of Easter Day.

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)

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

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  • Thanks… I’m really enjoying NT Wright on the resurrection narratives just now, drawing out the emphases & nuances of this elusive event…

  • Yes we clearly had to think hard about what to do in part two. In the end we decided to reflect various events from the closing chapters of the gospels, and Acts.

  • Liked the bit where police officer walked out the studio:)
    Was intrigued too to hear what you’d do with the resurrection! Satisfying end though…

    Hmm- look forward to more such drama items

  • Thank you Charlotte :)

  • Really enjoyed listening to this. Original and thought provoking. Well done to all involved!

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