By Lee Hall.
Inspired by the book by William Feaver, Billy Elliott writer Lee Hall questions why the arts seem to belong to the privileged few.
Seventy years ago, in an old army hut in Ashington, Northumberland, a group of miners met to talk about art.
They wanted their visiting lecturer to explain the secret of a remote world, but he did better than that, he got them painting and put that world in their hands.
George Brown....Deka Walmsley
Oliver Kilbourn....Christopher Connel
Jimmy Floyd....David Whitaker
Young lad, Ben Nicholson....Brian Lonsdale
Harry Wilson....Michael Hodgson
Robert Lyon....Ian Kelly
Susan Parks....Lisa McGrillis
Helen Sutherland, Vera Brown....Phillippa Wilson
Directed for radio by Kate Rowland.