Writing The Century 1948-1953

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01Writing The Century 1948-1953: Starting From Scratch *20090309

Series exploring the 20th Century through diaries and correspondence of real people, dramatised by Peter Roberts.

The story of Hazel Taylor, a young woman from Huddersfield, who dreams of becoming a freelance writer as England struggles through the postwar period of rationing and rebuilding.

Hazel works with her dad in the family shop, but is worried that her mother has eyes for someone else.

Hazel....Amy Humphreys

  • hilda....Olwen May
  • joe....David Fleeshman
  • mrs brook....kate layden

    directed by peter Leslie Wild.

    hazel works in the family shop, but is worried that her mother has eyes for someone else

  • philip....luke walker
  • policeman....James Quinn
  • stan....James Quinn
  • sylvia....lucy jo hudson

  • 02Writing The Century 1948-1953: Starting From Scratch20090310

    Series exploring the 20th Century through diaries and correspondence of real people, dramatised by Peter Roberts.

    The story of Hazel Taylor, a young woman from Huddersfield who dreams of becoming a freelance writer, as England struggles through the postwar period of rationing and rebuilding.

    After hearing some devastating news, Hazel waits with her brother Philip for the return of their mother, unaware that her life is about to be turned upside down.

    Hazel....Amy Humphreys

  • hilda....Olwen May
  • joe....David Fleeshman
  • mrs brook....kate layden

    directed by peter Leslie Wild.

    after hearing some bad news, hazel waits with her brother for the return of their mother

  • philip....luke walker
  • policeman....James Quinn
  • stan....James Quinn
  • sylvia....lucy jo hudson

  • 03Writing The Century 1948-1953: Starting From Scratch20090311

    Series exploring the 20th Century through diaries and correspondence of real people, dramatised by Peter Roberts.

    The story of Hazel Taylor, a young woman from Huddersfield who dreams of becoming a freelance writer, as England struggles through the postwar period of rationing and rebuilding.

    Just when she thinks that things cannot get much worse, Hazel meets a knight in shining armour at a bus stop.

    Granville Wheeler rescues her from an unpleasant fate, and she takes Sylvia to see him in an amateur production of Merrie England.

    But Granville is sent off on Army Reserve training, and Hazel finds herself alone again.

    Hazel....Amy Humphreys

  • granville....adrian grove
  • philip....luke walker

    directed by peter Leslie Wild.

    just when she thinks things cannot get much worse, hazel meets a knight in shining armour

  • sylvia....lucy jo hudson

  • 04Writing The Century 1948-1953: Starting From Scratch20090312

    Series exploring the 20th Century through diaries and correspondence of real people, dramatised by Peter Roberts.

    The story of Hazel Wheeler, a young woman from Huddersfield who dreams of becoming a freelance writer, as England struggles through the postwar period of rationing and rebuilding.

    Hazel becomes Mrs Wheeler, and the happy couple struggle to make ends meet.

    Hazel joins the ranks of temporary postal workers at Christmas, and she and Granville go on an eventful holiday to Southport.

    All good material for her, so far, unsuccessful writing career.

    But she returns from holiday to find a letter from the BBC.

    Hazel....Amy Humphreys

  • cook....luke walker
  • mr bellinger....luke walker
  • mrs jowett....kate layden

    directed by peter Leslie Wild.

    hazel becomes mrs wheeler, and the happy couple struggle to make ends meet

  • sylvia....lucy jo hudson

  • 05 LASTWriting The Century 1948-1953: Starting From Scratch20090313

    Series exploring the 20th Century through diaries and correspondence of real people, dramatised by Peter Roberts.

    The story of Hazel Wheeler, a young woman from Huddersfield who dreams of becoming a freelance writer, as England struggles through the postwar period of rationing and rebuilding.

    After hearing good news from the BBC, Hazel travels to the Woman's Hour studio in Leeds with her mother - unaware that there is good news of a different kind on the way.

    Hazel....Amy Humphreys

  • announcer....stuart richman

    after hearing good news from the bbc, hazel travels to the woman's hour studio in leeds

  • granville....adrian grove
  • hilda....Olwen May
  • ray lakeland....stuart richman

    directed by peter Leslie Wild.

    after hearing good news from the bbc, hazel travels to the woman's hour studio in leeds

  • stan....James Quinn
  • sylvia....lucy jo hudson