Playhouse Presents

Series 1 - 6. Playhouse Presents: Care

Radio Times
Review by:
Gill Crawford

This series of beautifully cast mini-plays continues with a disquieting drama about isolation and the boundaries of care. Gina McKee stars as Natalie, a district nurse who’s diligent in her care of elderly Elsie. But all is not well; her husband works abroad, and she seems to have little other contact with the outside world — her one attempt to reach out, to Elsie’s feisty young neighbour, is harshly rebuffed.

At some point, Natalie is sure to crack, but when she does, it’s not in the way you might expect. McKee excels as the increasingly hollow-eyed nurse, while overheard conversations and muffled radio sounds reflect her disjointed state of mind.

About this programme

6/10. A district nurse is drawn into the affairs of two very different women. Elsie, is nearing the end of her long life while Sammy, the young girl next door, seemingly has everything to live for. Chloe Moss' drama set on Newcastle's Byker estate, starring Gina McKee.

Cast and crew

Cast

Natalie
Gina McKee
Sammy
Aimee Kelly
Elsie
Margaret Jackman
Michael
Kevin Wathen

Crew

Director
Amanda Boyle
Writer
Chloe Moss
Categories
Arts

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