Atching Tan Series 03

Series 3 is a prequel to the previous 2 series.  Lovvie marries Nelius against her parents wishes.  Find out what Lovvies family do and how she deals with it.

Writer Dan Allum takes us to the heart of a Traveller site, allowing the listener a real insider look at a community which is often inaccurately or unfavourably represented in dramatic media. The real sounds and vibrancy of that world filter into the drama as the backdrop to Lovvie’s dilemma.

The series is being broadcast on BBC Local Radio in the East including BBC Three Counties, BBC Essex, BBC Suffolk, BBC Norfolk, BBC Cambridgeshire and BBC Northamptonshire.

If you are unable to tune in you can listen again on BBC Radio Suffolk every Monday and Tuesday during October on the Lesley Dolphin show – just click on this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio/bbc_radio_suffolk


Series 3 will appear here as the episodes go live.


Show Title:

Series 3 - Episode 1

Airdate:

October 04, 2010

Description:

Lovvie and Nelius have married in secret.

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Series 3 - Episode 2

Airdate:

October 04, 2010

Description:

Lovvies parents left the site. Jobie was offered a job by the site warden. Jennifer told Steve that the site would be closed down by the police if law breaking and public harrassment by the travellers didn’t stop.

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Show Title:

Series 3 - Episode 3

Airdate:

October 18, 2010

Description:

Thadius was furious with Nelius for marrying a rival family member. Jobie accepted a job as assistant to the site warden. Steve told Kerry they’d put their mother into sheltered accommodation before moving into the flat.

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Show Title:

Series 3 - Episode 4

Airdate:

Description:

Kerry had a bust up with Steve for putting their mother into sheltered accommodation. Thadius set up an illegal cock fight and Nelius told Lovvie he wanted to start a family.

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Show Title:

Series 3 Episode 5

Airdate:

November 01, 2010

Description:

Jobie discovered that the duties of his new job involved more than he bargained for. Nelius put pressure on Lovvie to have a baby and Kerry visited her mother in sheltered accommodation for the first time.

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Show Title:

Series 3 Episode 6

Airdate:

November 08, 2010

Description:

Jobie took money from Thadius for helping set up an illegal cock fight and carol offered to take Tilly get a scan at a hospital while Queenie was against it.

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Show Title:

Series 3 Episode 7

Airdate:

November 15, 2010

Description:

Travellers were getting suspicious about Jobies new role on the site, Nelius tried to borrow money from his father and Tilly was rushed to hospital while Jobie was at the cock fight.

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Show Title:

Series 3 Episode 8

Airdate:

November 22, 2010

Description:

Carol loaned Nelius money for a new trailer behind his father’s back and Jennifer told police that it was Thadius who set up the illegal cock fight.

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Show Title:

Series 3 Episode 8

Airdate:

November 29, 2010

Description:

Kerry turned down a university place so she could look after her mother. Jobie was arrested for being part of an illegal gambling ring and while Lovvie was getting drunk in a local bar Queenie collapsed and died on the way to hospital.

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Show Title:

Series 3 - Episode 10

Airdate:

December 06, 2010

Description:

Tilly confronted Thadius about Jobies arrest. Lovvie blamed herself for Queenies death and after a blazing row with Nelius, Kerry told him that Lovvie didn’t want his children.

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Show Title:

Series 3 - Episode 11

Airdate:

December 13, 2010

Description:

Jobie was released for the police station without charge, Lovvie’s parents pulled back on the plot and Steve was preparing for hundreds of travellers to descend on the site for Queenie’s funeral.

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Show Title:

Series 3 - Episode 12

Airdate:

December 20, 2010

Description:

Hundreds of travellers turned up for Queenie’s funeral. Miriam ordered a truce between her children and Steve told Kerry he had saved her University place and sold his house to pay for their mothers sheltered accommodation.

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Show Title:

Atching Tan Documentary

Airdate:

Description:

A Documentary made by the Young Gypsy Romany Travellers about the making of the Atching Tan Radio Drama Series.

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