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Severed Threads is a radio play by John Dryden. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in three parts, on 27, 28, and 29 October 2010. Each installment is 45 minutes[1].

Plot[]

Children are found working in a textile factory. Three lives on three continents intertwine as a result.

Cast[]

  • Jim - Brian d'Arcy James
  • Prem - Ameet Chana
  • Ben - Hugo Docking

US Cast[]

  • Ruth - Marsha Dietlein
  • Faith - Amanda Scot Ellis
  • Pastor McGiven - Tom Tammi
  • Kyle - Matt Bennett
  • Sheila - Janet Foster
  • News Anchor - John Leonard Thompson
  • Billy - Jacob Knoll
  • Harry - Craig Bockhorn
  • Casey/Waitress - Felicity Jones
  • Prison Priest - Miles Chapin

India Cast[]

  • Rahul - Ankur Vikal
  • Amit - Vijay Yadav
  • Amit's mother - Ayesha Raza
  • Amit's brother - Sagar Shinde
  • Welfare Officers - Veruschka Menon, Pushan Kripalani
  • Dr Khunna - Shaikh Sami Usman
  • Factory Owner - Kenneth Desai
  • Factory Workers - Rupa Kasbe, Jyoti Reddy, Shabana Sheikh, Rita John, Neeta Chavan, Eisy T. John, Pramod Yedke and children from the Akanksa Foundation, Mumbai.

UK Cast[]

  • Fiona - Natasha Little
  • Timms - Henry Goodman
  • Elgood - Francois Testory
  • Jones - Gethin Anthony
  • Psychologist - Kate Fitzgerald
  • Travel Agent - Joanne Ferguson
  • Heyward - Daniel Bridle
  • Boy - Callum Francis

Production Team[]

  • India Line Producer - Nadir Khan
  • Assistant Director - Tasneem Fatehi
  • India Sound - Ayush Ahuja
  • US Producer - David Rapkin
  • US Line Producer - Kim Moarefi
  • US Casting - Janet Foster
  • US Sound - Frederick Greenhalgh
  • UK Broadcast Assistant - Sarah Tombling
  • UK Production Assistant - Lucy Howe
  • Script Editor - Mike Walker

Production[]

Recorded on location in India, the United States, and Britain.

Critical Reception[]

  • Short-listed for the Writers Guild Award for Best Radio Drama Script.

References[]

External Links[]

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