Daniel Ryan and Jade Matthew play two British teachers at an international school in Manila who conspire to kidnap the 10-year-old son of a prominent Filipino politician. It’s a simple ‘get rich quick’ plan that turns out not to be quite as straightforward as they had hoped. A fast-paced thriller and a grand, comic morality tale set in the Philippines.

A Kidnapping is writer Andy Mulligan’s first radio drama. Andy’s other works include the highly successful Ribblestrop series of novels, which won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

With Daniel Ryan as Mark; Jade Matthew as Rachel; Art Acuna as Rami; Nacio Samonte as Paolo; Madeleine Nicolas as The Headmistress; Jane Fisher as Debbie; Geraldine Tan as Lily; Bart Guingona as Senator Amantez; Roselyn Perez as Mrs Amantez; Leo Rialp as Colonel Reyas; Amiel Mendoza as Louis; Joel Trinidad as Andreas; and Andy Mulligan as Jonathan. School children: Seth Argar, Rachel Greenhow and students of the British School, Manila. Directed by John Dryden.