After drowning their sorrows in the Popeye’s Arms, the two suspended Bickenhole Radio presenters Rosie (Claudia Grier) and Neil (Curtis Ledsham) start the merry task of finding their depressed caller ‘Dave’ (David Tyson) professional help. Rosie enlists the help of counsellor Joyce Logan (Nadya Lee) of mental health charity ‘Think’ to try and encourage ‘Dave’ to open up live on air. What could go wrong?
Cast: Fenella Fudge, Claudia Grier, Allan Lear, Curtis Ledsham, Nadya Lee, Richard Oliver, James Phillips, Michael Prosper, Hannah Thompson, Ashley Tyler and David Tyson.
Disclaimer: Contains very strong language and themes of an adult nature from the outset. Where there is truth in this episode, all identifying names, features and locations have been omitted or changed. A statement from the writer was released on 15th October 2019 regarding this.
***trigger warning*** Contains distressing scenes & disrespectful terminology surrounding male mental health, grief and suicide. This language has been purposefully used to portray conflicting attitudes and does not represent the writer's thoughts. If you’ve been affected by any issues raised in this episode or if you’re finding it hard to cope, please, don’t suffer in silence. We know how difficult it can be and how impossible it seems to open up and talk, but by doing so, you could find the help you need and it could save your life. Please research local advice hubs, community groups and NHS initiatives in your area that will listen, advise and support you through whatever you are going through.
Alternatively, reach out to us directly. Contact us through social media, and get involved with the hashtag #wearealldave to share your story. Thank you for listening. ‘Fifty Shades Of Dave’ was written and produced by David Lee of Bad Ant Productions, 2020. Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved. Opening theme ‘The Man With The Heart Of Stone’ written and produced by Curtis Ledsham, Tom Sturgess and David Lee. Available to stream now on all major outlets. Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved. Additional Music recorded and produced by Curtis Ledsham. Copyright 2019, All Rights Reserved. Many thanks to series editor, Elizabeth Pascoe. Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com. Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com.
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