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Flames was a series of five plays about passionate encounters transmitted on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, which goes out from 10:00 am -11:00 am and then re-run that same day at 7:45 pm.

Part One: Physics was written by Anji Loman Field and starred David Tennant and Lucy Benjamin and was broadcast on October 14, 2002.

Synopsis: Jen is out on her hen night and meets an old flame. She secretly spends the night with him and realises that he is the love of her life and not her nice, reliable fiancee.  With three days to go until the wedding she must decided to go on with the ceremony or runaway with her former lover.

The Times' Venora Bennett picked the play as her top choice of the day.

Part Two: Monday Lunch in Fairyland by Angela Huth aired October 15th.

Part Three: Yesterday's Dreams by Wally K. Daly aired in October 16th.

Part Four: Drive On by Sol B River aired October 17th.

Part Five: Enchantment by Michelene Wander aired October 18th.

From The Guardian - October 17, 2002 - Elisabeth Mahoney

"There were moments of heavy underlining too, in Flames, this week's Woman's Hour drama - five short plays about defining moments in relationships. . . . while Monday's play rendered the horror of a hen night for an uncertain bride-to-be bristlingly real, with fine details (she begs her best friend not to surprise her with "Greek waiters shoving phallic puddings in my face") and a sympathetic performance by Lucy Benjamin (Lisa in EastEnders)."

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