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a tale, which holdeth children from play and old men from the chimney corner Some comparisons by SHEILA SMITH between famous radio story-tellers in the BBC Sound Archives including Algernon Blackwood. A. J. Alan , Ted Hughes , and traditional story-tellers of North-East Scotland and the Shetlands. with readings by DAVID KING and DEREK SMITH
Produced by CHARLES PARKER
(Broadcastin March: Midland) (Derek Smith is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Co)
ContributorsUnknown: Sheila Smith
Unknown: Algernon Blackwood.
Unknown: A. J. Alan
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: David King
Unknown: Derek Smith
Childhood in the Black Country in the 1960s.
Julie Walters, one of Britain's best-loved actresses, reads from her new autobiography.
Growing up in a happy but noisy household that included two brothers and her Irish grandmother.
Recalling her schooldays and the triumph of being able to captivate a classroom audience.
Having abandoned a career in nursing for her long cherished dream of acting, Julie finds herself in London working for the first time with Victoria Wood.
Then she is cast as a hairdresser called Rita in a play that was to change her life.
The 1983 American publicity tour for the film of Educating Rita offered some bizarre glimpses of life as a Hollywood star.
But more down to earth experiences are in store for the actress when she finally meets the love of her life.