Richard Lumsden – The Six Loves of Billy Binns
Veteran actor Sir Tom Courtenay shot to fame in the 1960s making films including The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner, Billy Liar and Doctor Zhivago. To mark his 80th birthday (born in Hull on 25 February 1937) BBC Radio 4 Extra presents The Six Loves of Billy Binns with his fine performance as a 110 year-old who wants to remember what love feels like one last time before he dies. His past loves are ready to remind him.
As he drops a tea cup, Billy watches it fall slowly to the floor, and in the last few seconds of his life – the loves of his life flash before him one last time.
Richard Lumsden’s drama also stars Alison Pettitt as Evie, Tanya Franks as Alice, Ella Smith as Vera, Joanna Monro as Dotty, Keeley Beresford as Mrs Coggins and Gbemisola Ikumelo as Sylvie.