Village Christmas and Other Notes on the English Year

Laurie Lee’s classic memoir Cider With Rosie, his lyrical evocation of an early life in Gloucestershire, launched his writing career in the late fifties and continues to be one of England’s most popular books. For the festive season, Derek Jacobi reads from a new collection of Laurie Lee’s writings; including newly discovered pieces by his daughter Jessy Lee, which return to the landscape and traditions of his rural home in Slad as well as a changing London last century.

First Broadcast:

Monday - Friday, 18th-22nd December 2017 at 09:45 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Laurie Lee
Abridger: Karen Rose
Reader: Derek Jacobi
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: David Thomas
Producer: Karen Rose
Music: The Forest by Rachel Portman & Dawn by Dario Marianelli

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