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Henry's Demons is a radio play by Patrick Cockburn and Henry Cockburn, based on the authors' memoir of their experiences dealing with Henry's contraction of schizophrenia. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 26 September 2011, as an installment of the Afternoon Play[1]. Actor Tom Riley was nominated for the 2011 BBC Audio Drama Awards in the category of Best Actor for his performance as Henry.

Plot[]

While working in Afghanistan, journalist Patrick Cockburn learned from his wife that Henry, their son had been admitted to a hospital mental ward. Thus begins Henry, Patrick and wife Janet Montefiore's extraordinary account of Henry's rapid descent into mental illness.

Cast[]

  • Henry Cockburn .............. Tom Riley
  • Patrick Cockburn ..............Tim McInnerny
  • Janet Montefiore ..............Joanna David
  • Evelyn Waugh....................Sam Dale
  • Young Henry.....................Julien Stockwell and Oscar Richardson
  • Raps and song by Henry Cockburn
  • Produced by Karen Rose, A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

Critical Reception[]

In addition to being nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award, the play also won a Mind Media Award in 2011.

References[]

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