RADIO: Love Virtually Starring David Tennant Repeated On BBC Radio 4 Extra This Weekend
BBC Radio 4 Extra are getting into the Valentine's Day mood with a repeat broadcast of the romantic drama Love Virtually starring David Tennant and Emilia Fox. The adaptation of the novel by Austrian writer Daniel Glattauer was originally broadcast in 2012 and can be heard again on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Saturday 13th February at 2.15pm GMT.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 13th February, 2.15pm GMT
Have email, Facebook, texting and the like created a generation of isolated young people who prefer to communicate remotely - who may be in fact afraid to engage in face to face contact to find love? Is it possible to fall in love with someone you've never met? Does a virtual affair 'count' as adultery? What are the implications of the fact that we can pretend to be anyone in cyberspace?
Love Virtually is a thoroughly modern epistolary novel with one difference - its protagonists Emmi Rothner (Emilia Fox) and Leo Leike (David Tennant) communicate exclusively by email.
They "meet" when Emmi mistakenly sends an e-mail to Leo's inbox. A romance ensues that allows them to live out a shared secret life far removed from their day-to-day existences. But to what extent does it rely on fantasy and escapism, and will it survive a real-life meeting?
The problem is...Emmi is married....
Love Virtually is adapted by Eileen Horne and is produced by Clive Brill; a Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.
The programme is repeated at 2.15am early on Sunday morning.
In 2013, David and Emilia reprised the roles of Leo and Emmi for the sequel Every Seventh Wave.