A new SweetTalk Productions radio project starring Nicola. The show was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 29 October 2015.
In the heart of the English countryside in a specialist residential hospital. A man, a government agent, is in a fugue state – a psychological shutdown – the result of something seemingly threatening that has taken place in a remote village.
Needing to act before the situation escalates and believing the patient can still hear, Doctor Fallon uses sound recordings to recreate events leading up to the point of shutdown, to prompt the patient’s brain into remembering what has happened.
Julian Simpson’s original drama was inspired by a series of talks and workshops at the Wellcome Trust, based around the latest thinking on how the human brain processes inputs – how it builds a model of the world, which we call reality, based on sensory information and our prediction of what we are expecting to see, hear or feel.
How to listen to the show
Non-UK fans can tune into BBC Radio 4 via the BBC Radio iPlayer which does not have any geographic restrictions. After the show has been aired, it should remain available on the BBC Radio iPlayer for 30 days thereafter.
Phoebe Fox was Nicola’s co-stars in A View from the Bridge.
Tim McInnerny was Nicola’s co-star in Spooks. He played Oliver Mace in Series 3, 4 and 5.
Stephen Mackintosh was Nicola’s co-star in Inside Men.
Julian Simpson directed Nicola in a number of episodes in Spooks Series 4 and New Tricks. He also directed Nicola in a number of radio plays, Fragments/Pleasant Green, The Listener, Bad Memories and Kokomo.