A series of readings from new writers to radio evoking the South Downs. Recorded in front of an audience at the Church of St Pancras, Kingston (near Lewes) - a little village nestled at the bottom of the Downs.
Episode 2: Poor Lily Never-Quite-The-Ticket by T W Robinson
Jill dreads her drive through the South Downs to Bognor Regis to visit her somewhat spiky elderly Grandmother, but after the death of her mother she is the only relation she has left and makes the journey nonetheless.
When, one day, she finds a family photograph she is unaware of the story that is about to unfold. On seeing the picture her grandmother reluctantly unravels her past and, in the telling of the story, Jill comes to understand why her grandmother is like she is. Wounds are healed and a new journey begins. Suddenly the drive to the South Downs doesn't seem so bad.
Read by Celia Imrie.
Director: Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.