Kenneth Shenton presents the remarkable story of how composer Elizabeth Poston led a secret life, sending coded musical messages into occupied Europe during the Second World War - under the cover of a staff job in the World Service.

Known for her much loved carol Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and other popular works, Elizabeth took her secret to the grave, never divulging her wartime exploits.

Broadcast Dates

  • 20060509
  • 20060513