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Lifecoach is a radio play by Nick Walker. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 26 April 2010, as an installment of the Afternoon Play[1].

It was recorded on location in Broadcasting House, Portland Place and an underground car park.

Part of the Forty-three Fifty-nine Series.


It takes Derby Anderson forty-three minutes and fifty-nine seconds to get from her car to the hotel room where the Secretary General of the United Nations is waiting for a life-coaching session.

And Derby needs to get her own life sorted out in those forty-three minutes or she won't be of any help to anyone.

We hear a real-time journey where we weave in and around Derby and the security aide, Jack, who accompanies her, and whose lives we get to know intimately as they get closer to the door of the hotel suite.


  • Derby - Nicola Walker
  • Jack - Stephen Tompkinson
  • Secretary General - Patrice Naiambana
  • Other Parts - Paul Panting
  • Directed by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

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