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The Fourth Dog

WELCOME to our first audio play!  

Please click on the play button below to listen to The Fourth Dog.

Three stories, three generations, three toilets.  Set on the day of a big family wedding, ‘The Fourth Dog’ is a comedy about heredity, identity and love. 

Feedback from one of our listeners: 

“Thanks! What a treat. I laughed! I cried! I was surprised! Lovely story, great performances and super production.” 
Ali Woozley

It’s The Big Day, but things aren’t quite going to plan. Katie’s realised she can’t just ‘wing it’, Alice can’t face playing Mother of The Bride, Deedee can’t bear being on the edge and Valda can’t get out of her wheelchair without the help of her husband, Peter, who just can’t help himself. Then there’s Andy, who’s beginning to think he ‘just can’t’….


Written by Zena Forster


Sophie Thompson,

Kate Best,

Pavel Douglas,

Wendy Brierley

Oliver Langdon

Caroline Garland

Directed and Produced by Emma London and Clare Reddaway

Recorded by James Creighton

Design by Annette Chown

All photographs copyright Kitty Wheeler Shaw.  Kitty can be contacted on Facebook here or via her website.

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 Zena Forster

A word from the writer:


Zena Forster, writer of The Fourth Dog

Zena tells us: “I’m delighted that The Fourth Dog has been chosen to launch this exciting new project. Although I have done some adaptations, this will be my first original piece for radio so you can imagine how thrilled I am. After talking to A Word In Your Ear, I feel confident that my play is in safe hands – they laughed, they cried, they were surprised, and in nearly all the right places too!”


Word In Your Ear would like to thank Burdall’s Yard, Bath, and Bath and North East Somerset Council for their help in the making of this production.

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