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0120030929

The contralto Kathleen Ferrier died, aged only 41, 50 years ago on 8th October 1953. At the time, she was described as the most popular woman in Britain after the Queen, not only because of her stunning voice but also because of her radiant personality. This is her life story. Winifred Ferrier....Shirley Dixon Alice Ferrier....Marlene Sidaway William Ferrier....Alan Williams Kath aged 3....Amira McCarthy Kath aged 9....Stephanie Rawson George aged 8....Simon Holmes George aged 15....Nigel Pilkington Miss Walker....Anne Carroll Programme Consultant: Maurice Leonard Directed by Janet Whitaker Music: He was Despised from Handel's Messiah.

0220030930

By Claire Luckham. The singer Kathleen Ferrier was brought up in Blackburn and had to leave school at 14 to become a telephonist, but the piano was her first success in music. Winifred Ferrier....Shirley Dixon Kathleen, aged 14....Lydia Tuckey Alice Ferrier....Marlene Sidaway William Ferrier....Alan Williams Annie Chadwick....Liza Sadovy Miss Walker....Anne Carroll Programme Consultant: Maurice Leonard Directed by Janet Whitaker Music: Down by the Salley Gardens (Traditional, arranged by Hughes)

Then News. / By Claire Luckham. The singer Kathleen Ferrier was brought up in Blackburn and had to leave school at 14 to become a telephonist, but the piano was her first success in music. Winifred Ferrier....Shirley Dixon Kathleen, aged 14....Lydia Tuckey Alice Ferrier....Marlene Sidaway William Ferrier....Alan Williams Annie Chadwick....Liza Sadovy Miss Walker....Anne Carroll Programme Consultant: Maurice Leonard Directed by Janet Whitaker Music: Down by the Salley Gardens (Traditional, arranged by Hughes).

0320031001

The continuing life story of contralto Kathleen Ferrier. Kathleen has discovered the joy of singing but sport and boyfriends take up her time too. Kathleen Ferrier....Becky Hindley Winifred Ferrier....Shirley Dixon Bert Wilson....Daniel Ryan Alice Ferrier....Marlene Sidaway William Ferrier....Alan Williams Mrs Parr....Liza Sadovy Marion Parr....Helen Longworth Programme Consultant: Maurice Leonard Directed by Janet Whitaker

0420031002

Our Kath by Claire Luckham [4/10] Kath is now Mrs Bert Wilson and a bank manager's wife in Silloth, Cumbria. All is not well with the marriage right from the start. Kathleen Ferrier....Becky Hindley Winifred Ferrier....Shirley Dixon Bert Wilson....Daniel Ryan Alice Ferrier....Marlene Sidaway William Ferrier....Alan Williams Marion Parr....Helen Longworth

/ Kath is now Mrs Bert Wilson and a bank manager's wife in Silloth, Cumbria. All is not well with the marriage right from the start. Kathleen Ferrier....Becky Hindley Winifred Ferrier....Shirley Dixon Bert Wilson....Daniel Ryan Alice Ferrier....Marlene Sidaway William Ferrier....Alan Williams Marion Parr....Helen Longworth

0520031003

Lin Colghan's adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel. 5/10. It is 1939 and war has been declared. This frees Kath from her marriage, so her singing lessons increase and her voice is finally discovered. Kathleen Ferrier....Becky Hindley Winifred Ferrier....Shirley Dixon Young Win....Liza Sadovy Bert Wilson....Daniel Ryan William Ferrier....Alan Williams Dr Hutchinson....Stephen Critchlow Roy Henderson....Andrew Harrison.

0620031006

The life story of contralto Kathleen Ferrier, by Claire Luckham. 6/10. The war effort helps Kath's professional career take off. Then she meets Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten and does her first operatic roles. Kathleen Ferrier....Becky Hindley Winifred Ferrier....Shirley Dixon Reginald Jacques - Stephen Critchlow Benjamin Britten....Nicholas Boulton Peter Pears....Roger May Programme Consultant: Maurice Leonard Directed by Janet Whitaker Music: What Is Life by Gluck.

0720031007

Claire Luckham's dramatisation of the life of the great contralto Kathleen Ferrier. 7/10. Kath is discovered by international conductors and gives her first performances of Mahler's music. Kathleen Ferrier....Becky Hindley Winifred Ferrier....Shirley Dixon William Ferrier....Alan Williams Bruno Walter....Robert Rietti Programme Consultant: Maurice Leonard Directed by Janet Whitaker Music: Kindertotenlieder by Mahler.

0820031008

The continuing life story of contralto Kathleen Ferrier. Kath is now an International star of the concert hall and Opera stage but her private life is not so happy. Kathleen Ferrier....Becky Hindley Winifred Ferrier....Shirley Dixon Bernie Hammond....Susan Curnow Sir John Barbirolli....John Carlisle Programme Consultant: Maurice Leonard Directed by Janet Whitaker Music: Chausson's Poeme de l'amour et de la mer.

0920031009

Our Kath by Claire Luckham. 9/10. Kathleen Ferrier is at the height of her career, when illness strikes. She is only 39. Kathleen Ferrier....Becky Hindley Winifred Ferrier....Shirley Dixon William Ferrier....Alan Williams Bernie Hammond....Susan Curnow Elizabeth Schwarzkopf....Anne Carroll Roy Henderson....Andrew Harrison Sir John Barbirolli....John Carlisle

1020031010

Claire Luckham's dramatisation of the life of the great contralto Kathleen Ferrier. 10/10. Kathleen is in and out of hospital throughout the year of the Coronation. Kathleen Ferrier....Becky Hindley Winifred Ferrier....Shirley Dixon Young Win....Liza Sadovy Bert Wilson....Daniel Ryan William Ferrier....Alan Williams Dr Hutchinson....Stephen Critchlow Roy Henderson....Andrew Harrison