In Love Virtually, Fox and Tennant played Emmi Rothner and Leo Leike. When Emmi mistakenly sends an e-mail to Leo’s inbox, their online infatuation soon turns to a shared secret life far removed from their day to day existence.
The problem is – Emmi (a modern Madame Bovary) is married….
Have email, Facebook and texting created a generation of isolated young people who prefer to communicate remotely – who may be in fact afraid to engage in face to face contact to find love? Is it possible to fall in love with someone you’ve never met? Does a virtual affair ‘count’ as adultery? What are the implications of the fact that we can pretend to be anyone we want in cyberspace?
Every Seventh Wave sees Leo returning from Boston having cut-off all email communication with Emmi.
Her husband had found out about the relationship and this revelation caused their relationship to implode. After repeated attempts to contact him, Emmi finally receives an answer from Leo. Can the internet lovers rekindle their romance? Can love survive though emails alone? And will they ever meet?
Listen to Every Seventh Wave in the Afternoon Drama slot on BBC Radio 4 from 2.15pm GMT on Thursday 14th February
It will also be available for seven days on BBC iPlayer.