A new BBC Radio 4 drama inspired by collaboration with Home-Start volunteers, staff and families, is being broadcast throughout this coming week (10 – 15 November).
D for Dexter is a powerful exploration of the pressures that can face families, highlighting how rapidly problems in the home can escalate if support isn’t given early enough.
The writer and producer spent time with a Home-Start scheme to learn more about the difficulties experienced by parents with young children. They drew on these discussions to create a purely fictional story about two children and their mother, attempting to cope with poverty, mental health problems and illness.
D for Dexter is being aired in 15-minute episodes from Monday to Friday at 10.45am and 7.45pm each day, and is available post-broadcast on iPlayer. It was commissioned as part of this year’s BBC Children in Need.
The BBC website page about the programme is here: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04pd1hp