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The End of the Line
13 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
Episode 24 - Bethany
Bethany finds her diary from years ago and reminisces about a pros and cons list she wrote to help her decide if she wants to have kids. Bethany was played by Lorraine Horgan. The episode was written by Claire McGowan and directed by Mark Heywood.
8 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
Episode 23 - Danielle
After yet another question about having kids, Danielle ponders how people would react if she told them what she really thought. Danielle was played by Kate Winter. The episode was written and directed by Mark Heywood.
10 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Episode 22 - Kayden
Live on-air social media influencer Kayden struggles to keep a lid on her emotions as she reads out messages of hate she received. Kayden was played by Jill Jordan. The episode was written and directed by Mark Heywood.
15 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
Episode 21 - Jenny
At the pinnacle of her long and successful military career, Jenny, a senior Naval Officer, reflects upon the effects that cultural expectations of women, in and out of uniform, have had on her. Jenny was played by Helen Belbin. The episode was written by Dee Chilton and directed by Mark Heywood.
11 minutes | Jul 13, 2022
Episode 20 - Lynn
Lynn's imagination runs wild as her friend drones on about being pregnant. Lynn was played by Angela Dixon. The episode was written by Kim Fleet and directed by Mark Heywood.
9 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Episode 19 - Naomi
Naomi digs deep to speak the dark thoughts she's lived with her whole life. Naomi was played by Jennifer Martin. The episode was written and directed by Mark Heywood.
10 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Episode 18 - Lina
Unsure of whether her mum can hear her, Lina gives an update on how her film was received by family and friends in Palestine, and why she rejects an outdated view on duty. Lina was played by Sarah Agha. The episode was written and directed by Mark Heywood.
10 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Episode 17 - Celeste
Celeste bursts with pride as she watches Erika head off to her prom. Celeste was played by Kim Tatum. The episode was written and directed by Mark Heywood.
9 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Episode 16 - Chinara
As she waits for her grandmother's flight to arrive, Chinara reflects on what the next three months have in store. Chinara was played by Honey Gabriel. The episode was written and directed by Mark Heywood.
12 minutes | May 12, 2021
Episode 15 - Maxine
After an encounter with a stranger, Maxine reflects on why same-sex couples with a child have to be asked which of them is the "real" mother. Maxine was played by Hannah Genesius. The episode was written by Emily Morgan and directed by Mark Heywood.
10 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Episode 14 - Siân
As Siân prepares for her late husband’s funeral, she looks back at their life together. She recalls their first meeting, their joint decision not to have children, and how all they ever wanted was each other. She also has some choice words for anybody tempted to ask if she now regrets that choice as she faces a future on her own. Siân was played by Dame Harriet Walter. The episode was written by Helen Cattle and directed by Mark Heywood.
9 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Episode 13 - Sarah
During her regular radio show, DJ Sarah answers questions from her listeners concerning a video she made about women who freeze their "lady eggs". As her listeners report it is clear that it's not all plain sailing. She launches an impassioned plea for the world to "stop making money from our bits." Sarah Story played herself. Written and directed by Mark Heywood.
44 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Bonus episode - behind the scenes interview
Ahead of the launch of series two, we delve into the archives and dust off an interview with the show's creator, Mark Heywood, and Romy Park who plays MONA in episode 8. It's a fascinating insight into the inspiration for the show.
6 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Episode 12 - Claire
Midway through an arranged date, Claire freaks out in the bathroom as she releases that for the first time in her life she can make her own decisions - the problem is, she doesn't know what she wants. Claire - played by Siobhan Athwal. Written and directed by Mark Heywood.
11 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Episode 11 - Dawn
As she reflects on her sister's imminent wedding, Dawn slips into a stream of consciousness as she debates who to take as her plus one. Dawn - played by April Kelley. Written by Tom Taplin. Directed by Mark Heywood.
12 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Episode 10 - Stacey
Stacey pays her mum a birthday visit and reflects on the prediction a school teacher made over a decade ago. She hopes her mum would have been proud of her, even had the prediction come true. Stacey - played by Aoife Smyth. Written by Aoife Smyth and Mark Heywood. Directed by Mark Heywood
7 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Episode 9 - Lauren
Lauren reflects on the wedding conversation that changed her life, and how she never dated anyone that made her feel that she wanted to be a mom. So instead, she's in love with being Lauren. Lauren - played by Nicole Schaeffer. Story by Nicole Schaeffer and Mark Heywood. Written and directed by Mark Heywood.
10 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Episode 8 - Mona
Mona asks why people question her ability to teach children when she doesn't have kids of her own, and why she is determined to be honest with her students, especially when they live in a world that hands out medals just for showing up. Mona - played by Romy Park. Story by Romy Park and Mark Heywood. Written and directed by Mark Heywood.
9 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Episode 7 - Svetlana
As Svetlana waits for the regular weekly call from her mother, she ponders why her mum is always trying to set her up with a boy from back home, and whether the kindest thing she can do for the child she doesn't have is to not bring her into the world. Svetlana - played by Lilia Nova. Story by Lilia Nova and Mark Heywood. Written and directed by Mark Heywood.
9 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
Episode 6 - Megan
After receiving the news that a close friend is pregnant, Megan imagines the next ten years of her life and the inevitable questions she will be asked about when she too will have a child. A child she is adamant that she doesn’t want. Megan - played by Victoria Emslie. Story by Victoria Emslie and Mark Heywood. Written and directed by Mark Heywood.
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