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BBC Radio 4’s bittersweet trilogy set in 1941, 1979 and 2011. This history of relatives lost and found was originally broadcast on 3, 10 and 17 May 2011 in the ‘Afternoon Play’ slot. The first play, ‘The Wrong Label’, is set in London in 1941. Alice knows that to stop your children from being evacuated is tantamount to siding with Hitler. In ‘The Year My Mother Went Missing’, it’s 1979 and not the first time that Ruthie’s mother Queenie has gone missing – but usually she leaves a note. The final play, ‘A Telegram from the Queen’, is set in 2011 and, as Alice’s 100th birthday present, Ruthie sets out to put her family back together again. The ‘Lost Property’ plays star Rosie Cavaliero as the narrator (and later as Ruthie), Shannon Flynn as the younger Ruthie, Alex Tregear, Jane Whittenshaw and Edna Doré as Alice and Gary Beadle as Ted.
- E01 – The Wrong Label
- E02 – The Year My Mother Went Missing
- E03 – A Telegram from the Queen