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Drama-documentary by Melanie Harris - winner of the 2009 New York Festival's Gold World Medal for Best Drama Special.
Nina has to get to Glasgow but she has no money, no minder and no sense of time or place. She falls in with a boy and his dog, but is he really her friend?
A mix of drama and interviews with the real-life Nina Black - a Swede with severe attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - creates a complex portrait of living with ADHD.
Nina ...... Bonnie Engstrom
Boy ...... Ashley Gerlach
Sophie ...... Sophie Dow
Guard ...... Charles Swift
Woman ...... Caitlin Thorburn
Man ...... Colin Warner
Girl ...... Georgia Keatley-Barclay
Music by Leafcutter John and Rupert Shean
Written, directed and produced by Melanie Harris.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Saturday, 14th February 2009
[quote=The Guardian newspaper]Nina Black (Saturday) was a frenetic, restless docu-drama in the always-rewarding The Wire slot on Radio 3. Melanie Harris, writing and directing, came up with a multilayered approach to the subject of living with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and shaped her writing accordingly. "We do things so quick and so fast," explained the real Nina Black, whose observations ran alongside the drama, "in the same moment as we think." Bonnie Engstrom played the fictional Nina, and gave a performance that ranged from goofily awkward, via maddeningly intense, to pitifully vulnerable. The indifference of others ("Oh for God's sake, nutters reunited," is a train guard's assessment of her behaviour) and the desperation of some (the real-life mother's words) formed a tremendously affecting backdrop to the portrayal of the condition, as did Harris's quietly brilliant writing."[/quote]
Media Type: MPEG 1.0 Layer III
Audio: 192 kbps, 44 kHz (stereo)
Length: 43min 29sec
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