Louise Jameson, John Altman, Raad Rawi and Corrinne Wicks lead cast in new post-COVID audio soap, GREENBORNE.
Louise Jameson (Doctor Who, Bergerac, EastEnders), John Altman [EastEnders, Quadrophenia, Remembrance), Raad Rawi (Tyrant, Dan Dare) and Corrinne Wicks (Emmerdale, Doctors) are to star in a brand-new radio soap opera set in a post-Covid world in which the villagers of Greenborne rebuild their personal and professional relationships as they negotiate the emerging freedoms of summer 2021.
In what is the first UK radio soap to be broadcast nationwide since Waggoners’ Walk, which ended in 1980. Set six months in the future, it starts in the summer of 2021, when the entire country (and world) is adjusting to the new ‘normal’. The majority of the UK population has been vaccinated, but a series of ‘circuit breaker’ lockdowns are still in place. For now, the virus is considered to be under control.
After the long months of lockdowns, the villagers of Greenborne begin to rebuild their personal and professional relationships as they negotiate the emerging freedoms of the summer of 2021 with renewed hope and optimism. When a major figure in the community finally makes her return from a long Covid imposed exile she threatens the village’s fragile return to normality…
Louise plays Evelyn “Evie” Lejeune, the matriarch of Greenborne. Her family once owned the Greenborne House, now converted into luxury flats, in one of which she now lives, For many years the Head Teacher at the village school, EVIE knows everyone. She is stern but fair, with a strong sense of the way things should be done and a powerful fidelity to the Past.
Louise Jameson says: “I’m thrilled to be part of the GREENBORNE cast. It’s lockdown genius to launch a contemporary audio soap, containing humour, depth, relationships and all their complexities; alongside village fetes and the effects of Covid. Covering matters universal and neighbourly – a safe space to debate dangerous issues. Long may she run.”
You can listen to Greenborne on many UK Community Radio Stations or online at greenborne.co.uk