Ways To Leave Your Lover (BBC-2 2003, David Tennant, Emma Pierson)

Five shorts shown together following the theme of relationship breakdowns. Each made by a solo writer/director.

1. Sweetnightgoodheart / (by Dan Zenn). A man’s clumsy attempts at ending a relationship are misinterpreted as a marriage proposal by his girlfriend. With:- DAVID TENNANT / KATE ASHFIELD

2. Unscrew /(by Clara Glynn). An ex-couple have to decide how to divide their belongings. With:- DOUGLAS HENSHALL / EMMA FIELDING

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3. Stag / (by Ian Iqbal Rashid). A man sleeps with his best man on the eve of his wedding. With:- NITIN GANATRA / STUART LAING

4. Dog / (by Andrea Arnold). A young girl leaves her boyfriend after witnessing his vicious cruelty to a defenceless stray dog. With:- JOANNE HILL / FREDDIE CUNNIFFE

5. Dumping Elaine / (by Peter Lydon). A man and woman’s conversations in a cafe are misinterpreted by two nosy waitresses. With:- SUSAN LYNCH / MATTHEW DELAMARE / EMMA PIERSON

production details
UK / BBC-2 / 1×50 minute episode made up of 5×10 minute episodes / Broadcast 25 March 2003

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Executive Producers: Jeremy Howe, Hilary Salmon

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