Joyce Grenfell Requests The Pleasure

Episodes

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Childhood memories of her American mother telling stories and 'being French'.

The comedienne reads from her autobiography: childhood memories of her American mother telling stories and 'being French'.

0220100202 (BBC7)
20100203 (BBC7)

Memories of her father - an architect and 'confidence restorer'. Recorded in 1977.

The comedienne reads from her autobiography. Memories of her father - an architect and 'confidence restorer'. Recorded in 1977.

03*20100203 (BBC7)
20100204 (BBC7)

Memories of Nanny and Granny and the lives of the 'staff'. Recorded in 1977.

The comedienne reads from her autobiography: memories of Nanny and Granny and the lives of the 'staff'. Recorded in 1977.

04*20100204 (BBC7)
20100205 (BBC7)

The comedienne recalls her early schooldays and an aborted ambition to be a dancer.

The comedienne reads her autobiography. Memories of early schooldays and an aborted ambition to be a dancer. Recorded in 1977.

05*20100205 (BBC7)
20100206 (BBC7)

The comedienne reads from her autobiography.

Meeting her husband, some matchmaking and 'Mama' re-marries.

Recorded in 1977.

06*20100208 (BBC7)
20100209 (BBC7)

The comedienne looks back on her life: remembering her big break - all thanks to a WI lecture.

Recorded in 1977.

07*20100209 (BBC7)
20100210 (BBC7)

Meeting Richard Addinsell, starting to write songs, touring with ENSA.

Recorded in 1977.

The comedienne looks back: meeting Richard Addinsell, starting to write songs and touring with ENSA.

0820100210 (BBC7)
20100211 (BBC7)

The much-loved comedienne recalls her life and career: touring with ENSA and a call from Noel Coward. Recorded in 1977.

0920100211 (BBC7)
20100212 (BBC7)

Monologues - the inspiration of Ruth Draper and how some people just don't get it.

The comedienne looks back on her life. Monologues - the inspiration of Ruth Draper and how some people just don't get it.

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20100213 (BBC7)

The much-loved comedienne looks back on her life: how the monologues are created - and some fabulous frocks. Recorded in 1977.

How the monologues are created - and some fabulous frocks. Recorded in 1977.