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. 'The Year My Mother Went Missing' was the winner of the Best Audio Drama at the Radio Drama Awards 2012.
Fifteen year old Rose hears voices. Mostly she gets along with them ok, but when her real Dad turns up out of the blue to take her away for the weekend, things get completely out of control. This drama has sprung out of a project that listened to people with mental health issues, and in this case people who hear voices. The project was run by Company Paradiso, a charity that enables groups of people who encounter some form of disadvantage to tell their stories. If you would like more information about hearing voices, there is support information and peer groups in many areas, organised through the Hearing Voices Network.