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Every Seventh Wave is written by Austrian novelist Daniel Glattauer and is the sequel to the 2011 novel Love Virtually and was published on August 7, 2012 and was made available in paperback on January 31, 2013.

Love Virtually was adapted for the radio by Eileen Horne and starred David Tennant as Leo Leike and Emilia Fox as Emmi Rothner.  It originally aired on March 8, 2012 as part of the BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play series.

Both David and Emila will reprise their roles in Every Seventh Wave and continue the story of Leo and Emmi.

Leo returns from Boston and gradually resumes his email contact with Emmi. But now he has his own real-life relationship, with Pamela, a woman from the US. Still, Emmi and Leo cannot stop writing to each other, no matter the consequences. When Pamela learns of Leo's secret and unusual liaison, she returns home, and Emmi's marriage to Bernhard is tested to its limits.

The producer was Clive Brill for Pacificus Productions.  Clive spent seven years producing drama for BBC radio and in 1990 he became head of Development for BBC TV Series. He formed Pacificus Productions and took on the "Shakespearean" task in 1996 of directing the entire Arkangel Shakespeare Series, in which David appears in nine plays.  In addition Clive has directed David in five radio dramas The Order of Release, The Island, Murder in Samarkand, The Purple Land. the two part Afternoon Play series Stevenson in Love and in the staged reading of Edward III at The Globe.

Other Pacificus Productions David has appeared in include the Book of the Week readings of Robert Louis Stevenson's biography, the 2010 and 2011 Book at Bedtime series Night of the Vampire and Night of the Vampire 2, the radio plays A Quick Change and Love Virtually and the Richard Wilson Radio 4 series Believe It!.

 The 45 minute play was recorded on January 13, 2013 and the original broadcast date on BBC Radio 4, again as part of the Afternoon Drama series, was February 14, 2013 at 2:15 pm.

"It’s Valentine’s Day and the glamorous, talented pairing of David Tennant and Emilia Fox return to Radio 4 to pick up the epistolary — or, rather, the email-stolary — romance they began last year in the romantic drama Love Virtually.

Tennant and Fox are terrific. These performances are worth the licence fee alone. And that’s saying something, because Leo and Emmi are so self-obsessed that it would be easy to wish they simultaneously tipped their Scotch into their keyboards and electrocuted themselves.

Their love story is a bumpy ride, but one that’s definitely worth strapping yourself in for."  - Radio Times - Jane Anderson

The drama was listed in The Independent as the Radio Choice of the day along with Blind Date with Runyon and it was picked by The Times as their radio drama choice in their Going Out . . . Staying In section for February 14, 2013.

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