All four episodes of Alone, the smash-hit series of short films from Scottish comedian and writer Janey Godley and director Cailtin Skinner are available on demand now.
With 2020 now finally over, Betty can look back on what has been quite a year.
Following the loss of her husband Jim early in the Covid-19 crisis, Betty was left facing lockdown alone. But with Jim’s grip on her life gone, she was free to reach out to those who really mattered to her: reconnecting with her beloved but estranged son Stephen, larger-than-life older sister Isa, and finally ringing in the new year by talking for the first time with her son’s boyfriend, Martin.
With 2020 behind her and a new chapter ahead, Betty can go into 2021 full of hope. And with adorable sausage dog Bobo always keeping her company by her side, she’s never entirely alone.
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If you have been affected by any of the issues highlighted in the Alone series, you can find support from the following organisations -
Scottish Womens Aid - Helpline and support
Victim Support - Resources and helplines
Wise Women - Personal Safety and Confidence courses and workshops for women in Glasgow
Abused Men in Scotland - Organisation supporting male victims
Barnardos - Support for children and families
Alone and Alone Part II were originally released as part of Scenes for Survival, the lockdown digital series created by the National Theatre of Scotland in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project, and Scotland’s leading theatre venues and companies, with support from Hopscotch Films. The series saw 55 dramatic shorts from some of Scotland's most exciting theatre talent released between May and September 2020.