This programme introduced by Sir John Betjeman is made up of anecdotes, reminiscences, and historic poetry recordings from the BBC Sound Archives. Among the readers are
Peggy Ashcroft , Robert Donat John Gielgud. Jill Balcon
C. Day Lewis, Sybil Thorndike Stephen Murray
He was very tall and he had very large hands with curious, square finger tips... fit for kneading clay or dough. His rather baggy trousers made his legs took like the hind legs of an elephant...
Sir Charles Tennyson recalls his boyhood in his grandfather's house, and the poet's own voice can be heard in an extract from Maud.
This unexpected picture of an unconventional Victorian is compiled and produced by HALLAM TENNYSON
(An LP based on the programme is available on the BBC Study Record Label, obtainable by mail order only at 30s. including packing and postage, from BBC Radio Enterprises, London, SE99)
Contributors Introduced By: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Robert Donat
Unknown: John Gielgud.
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Sybil Thorndike
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Sir Charles Tennyson
Produced By: Hallam Tennyson