by Nick Warburton
A prisoner is told he can escape execution if he is able to read out the words of a psalm. But he has never learned to read. Will the nun Judith, who lost her own brother to the same harsh medieval law, decide to help him?
First heard on BBC Radio Four, this moving play has implications for the relationship between church and state, both then and now.
It has a running time of 55 minutes and a cast of 2 men and 1 woman.