British Summer Time Begins By Ysenda Maxtone-graham

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01Summer Opens Out20200810Ysenda Maxtone Graham interviews people from all walks of life to discover how they were shaped by the long months of summer. An entertaining and sometimes wistful chronicle of British school holidays.

Episode 1: Summer Opens Out

As the school bell signals the end of term, the delicious possibilities of the summer lie ahead.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Read by Fenella Woolgar

A nostalgic celebration of summertime in twentieth century Britain.

Vivid and revealing recollections of the long school holidays in mid-20th century Britain.

02The People You Were Stuck With20200811Ysenda Maxtone Graham interviews people from all walks of life to discover how they were shaped by the long months of summer. An entertaining and sometimes wistful chronicle of British school holidays.

Episode 2: The People You Were Stuck With

Charting the solitary weeks of the only child versus the slaps and kicks of battling siblings.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Read by Fenella Woolgar

A wistful celebration of school summer holidays and the companions who made them.

Vivid and revealing recollections of the long school holidays in mid-20th century Britain.

03Where You Happened To Be20200812Ysenda Maxtone Graham interviews people from all walks of life to discover how they were shaped by the long months of summer. A touching and sun-drenched chronicle of British school holidays.

Episode 3: Where You Happened To Be

From dappled fields to city bombsites; stables to slag heaps – when going away for a break was practically unheard of, children made the most of their environment.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Read by Fenella Woolgar

A joyful celebration of school holidays in twentieth century Britain.

Vivid and revealing recollections of the long school holidays in mid-20th century Britain.

04Domestic Departures20200813Ysenda Maxtone Graham interviews people from all walks of life to discover how they were shaped by the long months of summer. A touching and sun-drenched chronicle of British school holidays.

Episode 4: Domestic Departures

The early rises and cramped car journeys of the domestic holiday contrast with the joy and freedom to be found on the beach.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Read by Fenella Woolgar

A nostalgic celebration of summertime in twentieth century Britain.

Vivid and revealing recollections of the long school holidays in mid-20th century Britain.

05Journeys Abroad20200814Ysenda Maxtone Graham interviews people from all walks of life to discover how they were shaped by the long months of summer in this entertaining and touching chronicle of British school holidays.

Episode 5: Journeys Abroad

From driving and camping on the continent to the heady pleasures of an all-inclusive package, the summer holiday as generations of Britons know it is about to change for ever.

Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Read by Fenella Woolgar

British summers are about to change forever with the arrival of the foreign holiday.

Vivid and revealing recollections of the long school holidays in mid-20th century Britain.