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English's Evan Placey to have play broadcast on BBC Radio 3

Published: 6 December 2013

Evan Placey's first ever radio play 'Mother of Him' will be broadcast this Saturday on Radio 3 at 9.45pm (and on Listen Again for the following week). It stars David Harewood (Homeland) and Madeleine Potter (The White Countess) and is adapated from his stage play of the same name.

The play is set in Toronto, over the eight nights of the Jewish festival of Hannukah, and explores the boundaries of motherly love and the psychological impact of the harsh invasion of the outside world into the serene and familiar world of the domestic.

When her teenage son Matthew is charged with raping three women in one night on a university campus, Brenda Kapowitz fights for him to be sentenced as a child and finds herself in the spotlight. With Matthew under house arrest and the press camped outside of her home intent on depicting her as the real criminal, Brenda fights to balance work, the care of her youngest son, eight-year-old Jason, and to stay in control. When her estranged ex-husband turns up, intent on taking Jason away, Brenda is pushed to breaking point.  

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