My Week With Marilyn

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0120111121

By Colin Clark.

Abridged by Robin Brooks.

Read by Samuel Barnett

In 1956, fresh from Eton and Oxford, 23-year-old Colin Clark (younger brother of Tory politician and famous diarist Alan and younger son of Kenneth 'Lord Clark of Civilisation') worked as a 'gofer' on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that disastrously united Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe.

In this beautifully written memoir, Clark recalls how, during filming, he became Monroe's confidante and spent an idyllic week helping her to escape from the pressures of stardom through a series of sweetly innocent adventures.

This reading corresponds with the release of the Hollywood film based upon the memoir, starring Michelle Williams as Marilyn, Kenneth Branagh as Olivier and Eddie Redmayne as Colin.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Charming memoir of a young man's brief but luminous friendship with Marilyn Monroe.

0220111122

By Colin Clark.

Abridged by Robin Brooks.

Read by Samuel Barnett.

In 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark (younger brother of Tory politician and famous diarist Alan and younger son of Kenneth 'Lord Clark of Civilisation') worked as a 'gofer' on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that disastrously united Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe.

In this memoir, Clark recalls how, during filming, he became Monroe's confidante and helping her escape from the pressures of filming.

Today, Marilyn quizzes Colin on his loyalty.

Has he been sent to spy on her by Laurence Olivier? Accepting his answer "I'm on your side Miss Monroe" she invites him to visit her at home that evening and their friendship is established.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Initially suspicious, Marilyn relents when Colin tells her 'I'm on your side, Miss Monroe'

0320111123

By Colin Clark.

Abridged by Robin Brooks.

The reader is Samuel Barnett.

In 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark (younger brother of Tory MP Alan and son of Kenneth 'Lord Clark of Civilisation') worked as a 'gofer' on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl.

In this memoir, Clark recalls how, during filming, he became Monroe's confidante and spent an idyllic week helping her to escape from the pressures of filming.

In today's episode, Marilyn defies her co-producer's strict instructions and escapes with Colin for a day out in the Windsor countryside.

Managing, mostly, to avoid the public gaze they even find time for a skinny dip.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Escaping with Colin to the countryside, Marilyn persuades him to go for a skinny dip.

0420111124

By Colin Clark.

Abridged by Robin Brooks.

Read by Samuel Barnett.

In 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark (younger brother of Tory MP Alan and son of Kenneth 'Lord Clark of Civilisation') worked as a 'gofer' on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl.

In this memoir, Clark recalls how, during filming, he became Monroe's confidante and helped her to escape from the pressures of stardom.

Today, Colin is summoned to Marilyn's home at 1.30am.

Sitting alone together in the dark, he learns some of her darkest fears and glimpses the steely strength that has driven her to become the most famous film star in the world.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Summoning Colin to her bedside at 1.30am, Marilyn reveals some of her darkest fears.

05 LAST20111125

By Colin Clark.

Abridged by Robin Brooks.

Read by Samuel Barnett.

In 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark (younger brother of Tory MP Alan and son of Kenneth 'Lord Clark of Civilisation') worked as a 'gofer' on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl.

In this memoir, Clark recalls how, during filming, he became Monroe's confidante and helped her to escape from the pressures of stardom.

In today's episode, Colin helps Marilyn cope with a tragic and unexpected event.

Next morning he wakes to the realisation that he must put an end to their friendship: too many people claim Marilyn as their property to allow him to stay close to her for much longer.

His week-long adventure is over.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

A tragic event leads Colin to realise that he must end his friendship with Marilyn.