Westway (radio series)
|Running time||15 minutes|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Home station||BBC World Service|
|Created by||David Hitchinson|
|Original release||November 1997 – October 2005|
Westway was a radio soap opera broadcast twice a week on the BBC World Service from November 1997 to October 2005. It focused on life in and around the fictional Westway Health Centre in west London, and was named after the main route into London from the west.
The principal actors were Jillie Meers as Dr Margaret Sampson, head of the health centre, Nigel Carrington as Dr David Boyce, and Abi Eniola as Dr Joy Onwukwe.
At its peak, it was cited that its worldwide listening figures was in the region of 1.7 million with some estimates even higher. It's axing was announced in April 2005 as part of a shake-up of World Service programming.
- Eight years of Westway end BBC News, 28 October 2005
- From the Westway to the world...no more The Independent, 4 April 2005
- Westway, BBC World Service's globally popular radio serial, to broadcast on BBC 7 BBC Press Office, 20 April 2004