Lost And Found

Series of three short stories by major writers which have only recently come to light.

Episodes

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Performance poet Martin Glynn uses poetry and prose accompanied by improvised jazz to explore a young man's search for his lost identity. A young man has never met his

Jamaican father or his family. But one night a pair of mysterious strangers transport him on a journey back to an unknown past and help him to discover who he really is.

Musicians Keith Jafrate (sax) and Paul Hession (drums). Director Nandita Ghose

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Unknown: Martin Glynn

Musicians: Keith Jafrate

Musicians: Paul Hession

Director: Nandita Ghose

Mark: Joseph Jones

Victor: Burt Caesar

Eunice: Adjoa Andoh

Percj val: Colin McFarlane

Ann: Ann-Marie Frater

01Award-winning Singer Linda Ronstadt On Her Battle With Parkinsons20171225

Award-winning singer Linda Ronstadt looks back on her life and discusses her toughest battle

Nina Myskow presents a series on singer Linda Ronstadt and actress Mary Steenburgen.

Journalist Nina Myskow presents this two part series on singer Linda Ronstadt and actress Mary Steenburgen - two very talented women, celebrated and creative, independent and determined. An unexpected turn of events caused them both to re-evaluate their lives and changed their outlook and future forever.

In Part One - Award winning singer Linda Ronstadt looks back on her life and career and discusses her toughest battle.

In the late 60s, Linda Ronstadt, newly arrived on the L.A. music scene, unleashed a voice that took the world by storm. She remembers her early days singing rock 'n' roll, performing at the Troubador with the Eagles and touring with the Doors. Her collaboration with Peter Asher encouraged Linda to focus on singing ballads and he supported her when she wanted to record her beloved album of Mexican songs. Linda adored working with Nelson Riddle, is justifiably proud of her work with Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton, and loved harmonising with Aaron Neville.

At the height of her success, when she felt she was singing at her best, Linda noticed her voice was losing its strength.

Linda talks candidly about her Parkinsons diagnosis and how the disease robbed her of her voice and she finally lost her ability to sing.

Yet Linda remains practical about the turn of events and upbeat about her life now, with her family and good friends.

Award-winning singer Linda Ronstadt looks back on her life and discusses her toughest battle

Journalist Nina Myskow presents this two part series on singer Linda Ronstadt and actress Mary Steenburgen - two very talented women, celebrated and creative, independent and determined. An unexpected turn of events caused them both to re-evaluate their lives and changed their outlook and future forever.

In Part One - Award winning singer Linda Ronstadt looks back on her life and career and discusses her toughest battle.

In the late 60s, Linda Ronstadt, newly arrived on the L.A. music scene, unleashed a voice that took the world by storm. She remembers her early days singing rock 'n' roll, performing at the Troubador with the Eagles and touring with the Doors. Her collaboration with Peter Asher encouraged Linda to focus on singing ballads and he supported her when she wanted to record her beloved album of Mexican songs. Linda adored working with Nelson Riddle, is justifiably proud of her work with Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton, and loved harmonising with Aaron Neville.

At the height of her success, when she felt she was singing at her best, Linda noticed her voice was losing its strength.

Linda talks candidly about her Parkinsons diagnosis and how the disease robbed her of her voice and she finally lost her ability to sing.

Yet Linda remains practical about the turn of events and upbeat about her life now, with her family and good friends.

02Award-winning Actress Mary Steenburgen On The Day Her Life Changed20171226

Award-winning actress Mary Steenburgen looks back on her life and the day her life changed

Nina Myskow presents a series on singer Linda Ronstadt and actress Mary Steenburgen.

Journalist Nina Myskow presents this two part series on singer Linda Ronstadt and actress Mary Steenburgen - two very talented women, celebrated and creative, independent and determined. An unexpected turn of events caused them both to re-evaluate their lives and changed their outlook and future forever.

In Part Two - Award winning actress Mary Steenburgen looks back at the day her life changed.

Growing up in small town Arkansas, Mary moved to New York to study acting. She got her big break when she was discovered by Jack Nicholson in the reception room of Paramount's New York office and was cast as the female lead in his movie, the 1978 Western Goin' South.

Lead parts in Melvin and Howard, Parenthood, Dirty Girl, The Help, Last Vegas followed and Mary is currently starring in the TV sitcom The Last Man On Earth.

Happily married to actor Ted Danson, a mum, step mum and grandmother, Mary's life changed ten years ago when she went under general anesthetic for a routine operation. When she woke, she began to hear music and that music accompanied her everywhere. Mary describes it as if a previously untapped part of her brain had somehow been opened.

She began to write down the music that only she could hear. Encouraged to go to Nashville, she began writing with the likes of Melissa Manchester, Lori McKenna, Barry Dean, John Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Andrew Dorff, Nathan Chapman, and Matraca Berg. The result is a recording studio in Nashville, an album, the respect of her fellow song writers, a raft of songs and a whole new career at the age of 64.

Mary found a new voice through music.

Award-winning actress Mary Steenburgen looks back on her life and the day her life changed

Journalist Nina Myskow presents this two part series on singer Linda Ronstadt and actress Mary Steenburgen - two very talented women, celebrated and creative, independent and determined. An unexpected turn of events caused them both to re-evaluate their lives and changed their outlook and future forever.

In Part Two - Award winning actress Mary Steenburgen looks back at the day her life changed.

Growing up in small town Arkansas, Mary moved to New York to study acting. She got her big break when she was discovered by Jack Nicholson in the reception room of Paramount's New York office and was cast as the female lead in his movie, the 1978 Western Goin' South.

Lead parts in Melvin and Howard, Parenthood, Dirty Girl, The Help, Last Vegas followed and Mary is currently starring in the TV sitcom The Last Man On Earth.

Happily married to actor Ted Danson, a mum, step mum and grandmother, Mary's life changed ten years ago when she went under general anesthetic for a routine operation. When she woke, she began to hear music and that music accompanied her everywhere. Mary describes it as if a previously untapped part of her brain had somehow been opened.

She began to write down the music that only she could hear. Encouraged to go to Nashville, she began writing with the likes of Melissa Manchester, Lori McKenna, Barry Dean, John Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Andrew Dorff, Nathan Chapman, and Matraca Berg. The result is a recording studio in Nashville, an album, the respect of her fellow song writers, a raft of songs and a whole new career at the age of 64.

Mary found a new voice through music.

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Josie Long presents a selection of short documentaries with stories of loss and discovery.

From being lost in the music to lost love - Josie delves into tales of forgotten cassette tapes, voices rediscovered and teenage rebellion.

Hide and Seek

Feat. Steve Colgan

Lost in Music

Produced by Steve Urquhart

I am Luther Blissett

Produced by Rosanna Arbon

Fluctuations

Produced by Phil Smith

Lost Voices

Feat. Jude Rogers

Looking for Layla

Produced by Hana Walker-Brown

Producer: Eleanor McDowall

A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.

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Ian Kershaw's tender and humorous play. A father and daughter explore memories of the past

Lost and Found by Ian Kershaw

A tender and humorous drama about how a father and daughter explore the memories of the past in order to connect in the present.

Producer/Drirector Gary Brown

Tom Courtenay needs no introduction. He first came to prominence in the sixties with iconic movies such as 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner', 'Billy Liar' and 'Dr Zhivago'. In the 1980s he was acclaimed for his performance in 'The Dresser' with Albert Finney. Recently he has been in the West End portraying the poet Philip Larkin in a one man show 'Pretending To Be Me'. He was knighted in 2001.

Ian Kershaw has a wealth of experience in TV, Radio and Theatre. He is a graduate of the BBC Writers' Academy and has written for EastEnders, Holby City, Casualty and Shameless. Filming has just finished on his BBC TV drama 'Castles in the Sky' about Robert Watson-Watt, the father of radar, which stars Eddie Izzard. 'Lost and Found' was inspired by his wife Julie's relationship with her father John Hesmondhalgh, who sadly died earlier this year.

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Lost and Found by Ian Kershaw

A tender and humorous drama about how a father and daughter explore the memories of the past in order to connect in the present.

Producer/Drirector Gary Brown

Tom Courtenay needs no introduction. He first came to prominence in the sixties with iconic movies such as 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner', 'Billy Liar' and 'Dr Zhivago'. In the 1980s he was acclaimed for his performance in 'The Dresser' with Albert Finney. Recently he has been in the West End portraying the poet Philip Larkin in a one man show 'Pretending To Be Me'. He was knighted in 2001.

Ian Kershaw has a wealth of experience in TV, Radio and Theatre. He is a graduate of the BBC Writers' Academy and has written for EastEnders, Holby City, Casualty and Shameless. Filming has just finished on his BBC TV drama 'Castles in the Sky' about Robert Watson-Watt, the father of radar, which stars Eddie Izzard. 'Lost and Found' was inspired by his wife Julie's relationship with her father John Hesmondhalgh, who sadly died earlier this year.

Ian Kershaw's tender and humorous play. A father and daughter explore memories of the past

AR01The Undertaker's Tale20101031

By Mark Twain.

A previously-unpublished tale about the funeral industry.

Newly published in the book 'Who Is Mark Twain?' and The Strand Magazine, Twain's tale about the funeral industry had lain undiscovered for 130 years.

Twain tackles the same problems that we are challenged with today and pokes fun at the same type of characters that inhabit our present-day world.

This world broadcast premiere is read by Hector Elizondo.

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

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By Mark Twain.

Newly published in the book 'Who Is Mark Twain?' and The Strand Magazine, Twain's tale about the funeral industry had lain undiscovered for 130 years.

Twain tackles the same problems that we are challenged with today and pokes fun at the same type of characters that inhabit our present-day world.

This world broadcast premiere is read by Hector Elizondo.

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

A previously-unpublished tale about the funeral industry.

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By Mark Twain.

Newly published in the book 'Who Is Mark Twain?' and The Strand Magazine, Twain's tale about the funeral industry had lain undiscovered for 130 years.

Twain tackles the same problems that we are challenged with today and pokes fun at the same type of characters that inhabit our present-day world.

This world broadcast premiere is read by Hector Elizondo.

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

A previously-unpublished tale about the funeral industry.

By Mark Twain. Sharply ironic satire on the commercial aspects of funeral undertaking.

Newly published in the book 'Who Is Mark Twain?' and The Strand Magazine, Twain's tale about the funeral industry had lain undiscovered for 130 years. Twain tackles the same problems that we are challenged with today and pokes fun at the same type of characters that inhabit our present-day world.

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By Malachi Whitaker.

A woman in the Yorkshire Dales struggles to come terms with her husband's retirement from the mill.

Read by Rosalind Ayres.

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

A woman in the Yorkshire Dales struggles to come terms with her husband's retirement.

Malachi Whitaker was the pen name of Marjorie Olive Whitaker.

She wrote a number of short stories in the twenties and thirties and was regarded as one of the finest authors of that time.

Whitaker chronicled the lives of ordinary folk in the north of England, with sensitivity and humanity.

She died in 1975.

Her forgotten story, 'Blackberry Day' is a moving account of a woman in the Yorkshire Dales finding it hard to come terms with her husband's retirement from the mill.

Reader: Rosalind Ayres

Producer/Director: Martin Jarvis

By Malachi Whitaker. Betty finds it hard to come to terms with Ben's retirement.

Malachi Whitaker was the pen name of Marjorie Olive Whitaker. She wrote a number of short stories in the twenties and thirties and was regarded as one of the finest authors of that time.

Whitaker chronicled the lives of ordinary folk in the north of England, with sensitivity and humanity. She died in 1975. Her forgotten story, 'Blackberry Day' is a moving account of a woman in the Yorkshire Dales finding it hard to come terms with her husband's retirement from the mill.

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By Malachi Whitaker.

A woman in the Yorkshire Dales struggles to come terms with her husband's retirement from the mill.

Read by Rosalind Ayres.

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

A woman in the Yorkshire Dales struggles to come terms with her husband's retirement.

Malachi Whitaker was the pen name of Marjorie Olive Whitaker.

She wrote a number of short stories in the twenties and thirties and was regarded as one of the finest authors of that time.

Whitaker chronicled the lives of ordinary folk in the north of England, with sensitivity and humanity.

She died in 1975.

Her forgotten story, 'Blackberry Day' is a moving account of a woman in the Yorkshire Dales finding it hard to come terms with her husband's retirement from the mill.

Reader: Rosalind Ayres

Producer/Director: Martin Jarvis

A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

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By PG Wodehouse. Martin Jarvis performs the rediscovered witty tale of aristocratic angst.

This cannily observant early P.G. Wodehouse story was lost for 99 years, now recently discovered. It has some classic "Plum" ingredients: an eccentric Earl, an irresponsible young man, a chorus girl, and of course a butler, not Jeeves (Wodehouse hadn't created him yet!) but the ancient 'Keeling', who has more worldly wisdom than anybody.

Reader: Martin Jarvis

Director: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

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PG Wodehouse's story with an eccentric earl, a young man, a chorus girl and a butler.

This cannily observant early P.G.

Wodehouse story was lost for 99 years, now recently discovered.

It has some classic "Plum" ingredients: an eccentric Earl, an irresponsible young man, a chorus girl, and of course a butler, not Jeeves (Wodehouse hadn't created him yet!) but the ancient 'Keeling', who has more worldly wisdom than anybody.

Reader: Martin Jarvis

Director: Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

By PG Wodehouse.

Published by the Washington Herald Literary Magazine in 1910 and lost for 99 years, this story was recently discovered by a Wodehouse scholar.

It features some classic Wodehouse ingredients: an eccentric earl, an irresponsible young man, a chorus girl and of course a butler - not Jeeves, but the ancient and wise Keeling.

This world broadcast premiere is read by Martin Jarvis.

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.