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Atching Tan is a radio play by Dan Allum, based on the radio series of the same name. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 23 November 2010, as an installment of the Afternoon Play[1].

Candis Nergaard was nominated for the 2011 BBC Audio Drama Awards in the category of Best Actress for her performance as Lovvie.

The play was also nominated for the Richard Imison Memorial Award in 2011.


Lovvie Arkley is torn. Does she marry childhood sweetheart Nelius and live a traditional, yet isolated Traveller life? Or does she renounce her culture to pursue a career in the outside 'Gorgia' world? Drama teacher John threatens to tip the balance. Recorded on location on a Traveller site, with all Traveller parts cast from the Traveller community.


  • Lovvie ..... Candis Nergaard
  • Nelius ..... Damian Le Bas
  • John ..... Brodie Ross
  • Norah ..... Maryanne Loveridge
  • Aggie ..... Sharon Loveridge
  • Jim ..... Dean Loveridge
  • Music by Howard Jacques
  • Produced by Charlotte Riches
  • Directed by Fiona Kelcher

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