Brian Thompson - Clever Girl - A Sentimental Education

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01Battenburg Cake20070326 (BBC7)
20141215 (BBC7)
20141216 (BBC7)

The journey to manhood starts with a waltz and an invitation to tea.

Clever Girl: A Sentimental Education

Brian Thompson's memoirs of growing up in the 50s, abridged by Doreen Estall and read by David Troughton.

1/5. Battenburg Cake

02Naafi-headed Notepaper20070327 (BBC7)
20141216 (BBC7)
20141217 (BBC7)

Brian tackles National Service training. The author's memoirs on growing up in the 1950s.

Clever Girl: A Sentimental Education

Brian Thompson's memoirs of growing up in the 50s, abridged by Doreen Estall and read by David Troughton.

2/5. NAAFI Headed Notepaper

Brian tackles National Service training. One night, the reluctant recruit writes to Trinity College, Cambridge, to ask for a place to read English.

03Jungle Jim20070328 (BBC7)
20141217 (BBC7)
20141218 (BBC7)

A colonial war in Kenya, but Brian is injured by a Christmas biscuit tin.

Clever Girl: A Sentimental Education

Brian Thompson's memoirs of growing up in the 50s, abridged by Doreen Estall and read by David Troughton.

3/5. Jungle Jim. Brian braves National Service in the King's African Rifles, fighting a colonial war in Kenya with the dubious assistance of one Idi Amin.

04Higher Education20070329 (BBC7)
20141218 (BBC7)
20141219 (BBC7)

Brian applies for a Cambridge scholarship and embarks on a romance in Waltham Cross.

Clever Girl: A Sentimental Education

Brian Thompson's memoirs of growing up in the 50s, abridged by Doreen Estall and read by David Troughton.

4/5. Higher Education

Brian returns from National Service in Kenya to attempt scholarship in Cambridge and romance in Waltham Cross.

05 LASTSausages For Tea20070330 (BBC7)
20141219 (BBC7)
20141220 (BBC7)

Having come down from Cambridge, Brian Thompson marries his sensible girlfriend.

Having come down from Cambridge, Brian Thompson marries his sensible girlfriend. 1950s memoir concluded by David Troughton.