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The Cool Bag Baby is a radio play by Katie Hims. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 17 February 2008, as an installment of Drama on 3[1].


A coolbag containing a baby is left outside a cafe in the hope that owner will provide it with a loving home. But unexpectedly the cafe stays closed, with the result that the baby is undiscovered and lives across London begin to fall apart.


  • Carol ...... Sophie Stanton
  • Joan ...... Rachel Davies
  • Stuart ...... David Schofield
  • Phil ...... Nicholas Gleaves
  • Jana ...... Larissa Kouznetsova
  • DI ...... Andrew Tiernan
  • Ted/PC ...... Mark Monero
  • Mehmet ...... Hemi Yeroham
  • Jack ...... Jamie F Glover
  • Directed by Kate Rowland

Critical Reception[]

"In a fortnight of excellent drama, Katie Him’s The Cool Bag Baby was a strong depiction of the tragedies in ordinary lives, in a production by Kate Rowland that was alive with music, sobbing, abandonment and haunting references to ‘a fat woman walking down the street.’

This tragic figure was played by Sophie Stanton who spoke with the catatonic tone of the depressed and in so doing spoke volumes."- Moira Petty, The Stage[2]