A full-cast dramatisation of Malorie Blackman's bestselling novel, starring Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) as Sephy and Rikki Lawton as Callum.
Callum and Sephy have known each other since they were babies, when his Mum worked for hers. But Callum is a Nought - a second class citizen - and Sephy a Cross, one of the elite. Her father is also one of the country's leading policiticians. No matter how much they may want to be together, the world is telling them they can't. And soon bigger things will prevail. Like the bombing...
Also included is a bonus episode of 'Word of Mouth' in which Michael Rosen talks to Malorie Blackman about language: the writing that has shaped her and her lifelong love of reading.
Sephy ..... Zawe Ashton
Callum ..... Rikki Lawton
Meggie/Jasmine ..... Adjoa Andoh
Ryan/Andrew Dorn ..... Carl Prekopp
Jude ..... Alex Lanipekun
Lynette/Sarah ..... Tracy Wiles
Kamal ..... Jude Akuwudike
Kelani Adams ..... Nikki Amuka Bird
Mr Pingule ..... Israel Oyelumade
Mr Stoll ..... Richard Pepple
Soanes ..... Gerard McDermott
Shania ..... Victoria Inez Hardy
Adapted by Janice Okoh
Director/Producer Marion Nancarrow
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 25 February 2012
The Penguin authors are among a list of politicians, sportspeople and artists.
The enduring appeal of the Noughts and Crosses series.