The Wasted Years is a radio play by Caryl Phillips. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 12 March 1984, and won a Giles Cooper Award that same year. It was Phillip's first play for radio[1]. Running time: 88 minutes.


The struggles of a Caribbean family that moves to England.


Directed by Vanessa Whitburn

Critical ReceptionEdit


  1. Best Radio Plays of 1984 Methuen/BBC 1985

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.