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Ten short BBC Radio 4 plays from an eclectic mix of writers, including Josie Long, Nick Warburton and Tim Key, exploring one of the most important human emotions. Ten Lessons in Love was originally broadcast as the ‘Afternoon Play’ on 25 April 2011.
This accumulation of mini-plays encompasses romance, heartbreak and some adult themes; each play offering a very different perspective on love. David uses 'the machine' to revisit his old memories - he wants to pinpoint the exact moment he fell in love. But when it malfunctions, it catapults us into the stories of a variety of people, all of whom are attempting to make sense of love....
The Ten Lessons in Love of which this collection is comprised are: 'You Never Know When You're Going to Fall in Love’, ‘More Often than Not, Your Dream Date Will be a Nightmare’, ‘Beware of Skeletons in the Closet’, ‘Remain Interested; Don't Yawn at Least’, ‘When Your Heart Freezes it's Time to Leave the Building’, ‘Love is Fickle’, ‘Being Alone Doesn't Have to Mean Being Lonely’, ‘Love's Worth Fighting For’, ‘Love Can't be Pinned Down’ and ‘Ignore All Previous Lessons’.
Starring Sean Baker as David, the cast also includes Nyasha Hatendi and Alex Tregear.