The real life memoir of writer Eleanor Farjeon, dramatised in 5 parts by Adrian Bean. Maggie is old and fading but as Eleanor recollects her mother's dazzling youth, the two begin to embark together upon a vivid and emotional journey of reminiscence, beginning with Maggie's surprising choice of fiancÚ. Eleanor Farjeon....Margot Leicester Old Maggie....Rosemary Leach Ben Farjeon....Henry Goodman Young Maggie....Barbara Barnes Joe Jefferson....William Roberts Josie Jefferson....Rachel Atkins Nellie....Rebecca Padley Blanchard/Dickens....Jonathan Keeble Harry....Thomas Brown-lowe Bertie....Mathew Thomas Davies Joe Farjeon....Freddie Hale Young Ben Farjeon....Paul Giles Mary Andrews (piano)
Maggie recalls her early years with husband Ben, including a doomed trip to the Swiss mountains.
Maggie recalls how her husband Ben became a writer and reveals an astonishing letter from Dickens.
Eleanor and her mother recall the shadow that fell on her childhood and a remarkable discovery in a bookshop.
Eleanor passionately recollects the seaside and other moments.