The Wedding Detectives

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012020102020210301 (R4)Wedding albums capture the happiest day of a couple’s life. But what happens when those pictures are lost, discarded or even thrown away?

Wedding album collector Charlotte Sibtain and journalist Cole Moreton uncover the stories behind the photographs and try to reunite them with the family.

This time, the Wedding Detectives find just two photographs from the 1959 high society wedding of Tim and Sonya Bryant but, following clues, uncover a trail that takes them to West Cornwall and an extraordinary story involving Einstein, Marconi, landed gentry in decline, the author of the Chamomile Lawn Mary Wesley, infidelity and a trial for murder.

A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4

From just two photos, Charlotte and Cole uncover a story of infidelity and murder.

The Wedding Detectives uncover the often dramatic stories behind lost wedding photographs.

This time, the Wedding Detectives find just two photographs from the 1959 high society wedding of Tim and Sonya Bryant but, following clues, uncover a trail that takes them to West Cornwall and an extraordinary story involving Einstein, Marconi, landed gentry in decline, the author of the Chamomile Lawn Mary Wesley, infidelity and a trial for murder.

022020102720210308 (R4)Wedding albums capture the happiest day of a couple’s life. But what happens when those pictures are lost, discarded or even thrown away? Wedding album collector Charlotte Sibtain and journalist Cole Moreton uncover the stories behind the photographs and try to reunite them with the family.

This time, the Wedding Detectives have a remarkable wedding album from 1952 that belonged to London couple George and Kathleen Sewell. There are enough clues in the album for the Wedding Detectives to discover that George was a pioneering film maker in the 1930s, inspired by his time in the trenches in the First World War. Film critic Mark Kermode assesses his work.

George Sewell’s film The Gaiety of Nations can be viewed at:
http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/2681

Produced by Jonathan Mayo
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4

An old album leads Charlotte and Cole to uncover the story of a pioneering film-maker.

The Wedding Detectives uncover the often dramatic stories behind lost wedding photographs.

This time, the Wedding Detectives have a remarkable wedding album from 1952 that belonged to London couple George and Kathleen Sewell. There are enough clues in the album for the Wedding Detectives to discover that George was a pioneering film maker in the 1930s, inspired by his time in the trenches in the First World War. Film critic Mark Kermode assesses his work.

An old album leads Charlotte and Cole to uncover the story of a pioneering filmmaker.

032020110320210315 (R4)Wedding albums capture the happiest day of a couple’s life. But what happens when those pictures are lost, discarded or even thrown away?

Wedding album collector Charlotte Sibtain and journalist Cole Moreton uncover the stories behind the photographs and try to reunite them with the family.

This time, the Wedding Detectives have an album that belonged to a couple married in Windsor in 1959. It proves to be their hardest assignment yet. Nevertheless Charlotte and Cole manage to uncover a true-life love story and a lifelong friendship. The lost album finds a home.

Produced by Jonathan Mayo
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4

An old album leads Charlotte and Cole to uncover the story of a lifelong friendship.

The Wedding Detectives uncover the often dramatic stories behind lost wedding photographs.