|01||No Pride In Real Gentry||20131104 (BBC7)|
The famous playwright recalls early years in Fulham, his mother's make-up regime and his uncle's letters. Read by Peter Egan.
|02||I Don't Want To End Up In A Dead-and-alive Hole||20131105 (BBC7)|
The writer recounts his formative years, a peripatetic life thanks to his mother's whims and father's work. Read by Peter Egan.
|03||O Wall!||20131106 (BBC7)|
|04||Too Young To Fight And Too Old To Forget||20131107 (BBC7)|
The writer recalls his childhood. After an illness, young John is sent to Dorset for brutal convalescence. Read by Peter Egan.
|05||Don't Fence Me In||20131108 (BBC7)|
The memoir reaches the end of formal education, when girls and rebellion cost John dear.
The famous playwright's memoir reaches the end of formal education, when girls and rebellion cost him dear. Read by Peter Egan.
|06||Hold The Front Page||20131111 (BBC7)|
The playwright recalls his theatrical aspirations being boosted by a resemblance to Rex Harrison. Read by Peter Egan.
|07||Kindly Leave The Stage||20131112 (BBC7)|
The famous playwright remembers his first faltering steps towards his calling, and some short sharp shocks. Read by Peter Egan.
|08||I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles||20131113 (BBC7)|
The playwright's memoirs focus on his 'Brighton year', and a spluttering start to his writing career. Read by Peter Egan.
|09||Fall Of A Sparrow||20131114 (BBC7)|
Further theatrical enterprises, including a brush with Her Majesty's Customs and Excise.
|10 LAST||On The Pier At Morecambe||20131115 (BBC7)|
Another marriage ends and penury beckons, but so does success.