John Sessions - Reconstructing Louis

Episodes

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20161211 (BBC7)

4 Extra Debut. Western Samoa, author Robert Louis Stevenson looks back at his life, and dispels the myths. Written by and stars John Sessions.

20161211 (BBC7)

At Vailima, his home in Western Samoa - Robert Louis Stevenson attempts to dispel some of the more romantic notions which have built up around him as he looks back over his life and the people who have meant most to him.

These include his American wife Fanny, his step-son Lloyd, and the waspish literary critic WE Henley, now best remembered as the model for Treasure Island's most enduring character - Long John Silver.

Written by John Sessions who stars as Robert Louis Stevenson. With Phyllis Logan as Fanny, Paul Young as Thomas Stevenson and Sheila Donald as Maggie Stevenson.

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.

20161211 (BBC7)
20161212 (BBC7)

Author Robert Louis Stevenson looks back at his life, and dispels the myths.