Tales from the Northside Episode 1 – The Reading

‘The Reading’ by Helen McNamara.

This play examines the position of a so-called ‘common law wife’ when it comes to wills and the law. This radio play examines the plight of such a woman and how she can be cast aside despite caring for a man whom she loved and was mot his wife in legal terms. It graphically portrays the raw greed of some people when property is involved. This a bleak look at the nasty side of life.

This programme was made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland