Angst! Poster Girl
In today’s ‘zeit’ the ‘geist’ is everywhere: environmental catastrophe; conspiracy theories; populism; fake news; the age of the algorithm; nationalism; racism; social exclusion. Not to mention pandemics.
As the world teeters on the edge of various self-made apocalypses, Angst! takes a satirical sideways look at our own naked fears. Five separate but connected half-hour ‘what if?’ stories all told under the watchful eye of the enigmatic Timor Greer.
“Poster Girl/Poster Boy”. Noun.
Name for post-1945 migrants to the U.K. and their offspring. Popularised in the wake of the passing of ‘The Belonging Act’.
A third-generation Londoner of Caribbean heritage is forced to take part in a virtual reality game in order to win British citizenship.
A third-generation Londoner of Caribbean heritage is forced to take part in a virtual reality game in order to win the ultimate prize: British citizenship. Victory lies within her grasp – all she has to do is complete the levels. Simple, right? Unless there’s more to the game than meets the eye.
Boudica ….. Jade Anouka
Abe55 ….. Asmara Gabrielle
Shakespeare ….. Jonathan Forbes
Pearl ….. Michelle Greenidge
Salina ….. Sudha Bhuchar
Jeremy …. Joshua Akehurst
Timor Greer ….. Cyril Nri
Other voices are played by the cast
Sound design ….. Adam Woodhams & Steve Bond
Production manager ….. Anna de Wolff Evans
Executive producer ….. Sara Davies
Series creator ….. Martin Jameson
Produced & directed by Nicolas Jackson
An Afonica production for BBC Radio 4