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Amazing Grace is a radio serial by Michelle Lipton. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2010, as a five, 15-minute installments of Woman's Hour Drama[1].

The play won the Richard Imison Memorial Award in 2012.


Inspired by a true story.

When Grace's Sudanese village is attacked, she scoops up her four young children and they flee, running for their lives. Safety is within reach, and a truck full of displaced villagers lets her on board. She loads her two daughters on to the truck and turns to lift the boys up - but they aren't there. And the truck must go. Grace must make any parent's most feared decision. A choice that is no choice - to save the children she has with her or abandon them to look for the two who are left behind.

This is the story of Grace - now living in the UK - and her battle to find and bring back her missing children.


  • Grace - Wunmi Mosaku
  • Bonnie - Patricia Routledge
  • Leo - Greg Wise
  • Jacob/Elijah - Beru Tessema
  • Kyla - Yusra Wasrama
  • Frankie/Red Cross Man - Bijan Daneshmand
  • HOPO/ECO - Bea Comins
  • Solomon - Darren Hart
  • Truck Driver/Male Villager - Ali Rahman
  • Composer: Stephen Kilpatrick
  • Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore
  • Children's Choir: Dobcross Holy Trinity Primary School
  • Adult Choir: Leeds University Liturgical Choir
  • Executive Producer: Nicola Shindler
  • Directed by Justine Potter

A Red production for BBC Radio 4.

Critical Reception[]

"subtly directed by Justine threw a brilliant and humbling light on the cultural gap between how family is defined in Africa compared to the developed world." - Moira Petty, The Stage[2]

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