The Wonderful World of Allaetitia: Scenes from a 1960s Suburban Childhood.
1/5. The Cold War of Sunnyside Close
By Charlotte Cory
A new series of comic, sometimes surreal adventures set in 1960s Luton.
Cursed with a name no one can pronounce, she cannot spell and everyone likes to make fun of, 10 year-old Allaetitia escapes the dreary confines of her life by endlessly telling stories and allowing her imagination to get the better of her.
It is a long, hot summer at the height of the Cold War and Allaetitia is about to get rather more than she bargained for when she discovers a spy on her street in the guise of an ice cream man.
BBC Home Service....Geoffrey Wheeler
Young Allaetitia....Natasha Barnes
Jack Frosty....Alexander Delamere
Directed by Katherine Beacon and Susan Roberts.