Gilian Cally / Heartstrings

Gilian Cally / Heartstrings


We’re delighted you can hear GILIAN CALLY as Carol in BBC Radio drama HEARTSTRINGS on BBC Radio 4 and the Sounds app from 14.15 today.

A haunting story of love, obsession and betrayal set on the Norfolk coast.

Kate and her ex-boyfriend James arrive at her family’s empty Norfolk bungalow where she hopes to find the peace, as well as the inspiration, to finish her debut novel.

The cottage backs onto a cliff top, with nothing but sea, sky and looming wind turbines. During the few stormy days cooped up in the cottage, the story of Kate’s novel becomes tangled with the feelings of guilt she has following her mother’s suicide, and the very present memory of a sea shanty she heard as a child. Cracks widen in their relationship when James, a more successful writer, has an agenda of his own to pursue.

Kate’s world begins to unravel as reality and fiction become dangerously blurred.