Writing The Century 11

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01Writing The Century 11: 1963-1966 - All My Trials *20091207

Series exploring the 20th century through diaries and correspondence of real people, dramatised by Pat Cumper from documents held at the Black Cultural Archives.

Amy Barbour-James was born in England in 1906 to Guyanese parents.

Her father was a British civil servant and a founder member of the League of Coloured Peoples.

In 1963, Amy is living in London with her sister Muriel as The Big Freeze grips the country.

Amy....Janice Acquah

Muriel....Ellen Thomas

Joyce/Cathy....Fiona Clarke

Ade....Declan Wilson

Bank Manager....Rob Pickavance

Original music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

In 1963, Amy is living in London with her sister as The Big Freeze grips the country.

02Writing The Century 11: 1963-1966 - All My Trials *20091208

Series exploring the 20th century through diaries and correspondence of real people, dramatised by Pat Cumper from documents held at the Black Cultural Archives.

Amy Barbour-James and her sister, Muriel, have escaped The Big Freeze and are visiting friends in Trinidad.

But Muriel takes a turn for the worse.

Amy....Janice Acquah

Muriel....Ellen Thomas

Audrey....Mona Hammond

Joyce/Cathy....Fiona Clarke

Ade/Dr Beaubrun....Declan Wilson

Original music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Amy and her sister Muriel visit friends in Trinidad, but Muriel takes a turn for the worse

03Writing The Century 11: 1963-1966 - All My Trials *20091209

Series exploring the 20th century through diaries and correspondence of real people, dramatised by Pat Cumper from documents held at the Black Cultural Archives.

Amy Barbour-James is struggling to stay on top of her work at the Crown Agents Office and find the money to pay for her sister's care in Trinidad.

She decides to search for a nursing home in London.

Amy....Janice Acquah

Audrey....Mona Hammond

Milly....Ellen Thomas

Joyce/Nurse....Fiona Clarke

Dr Beaubrun....Declan Wilson

Amy's Boss....Rob Pickavance

Original music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Amy Barbour-James struggles to find the money to pay for her sister's care in Trinidad.

04Writing The Century 11: 1963-1966 - All My Trials *20091210

Series exploring the 20th century through diaries and correspondence of real people, dramatised by Pat Cumper from documents held at the Black Cultural Archives.

It is 1964 and Amy's sister is thousands of miles away, in hospital in Trinidad.

Amy faces a dilemma about what is best for both of them.

Amy....Janice Acquah

Joyce....Fiona Clarke

Ade....Declan Wilson

Amy's Boss....Rob Pickavance

Original music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Amy faces a dilemma about what is best for her sister, who is in hospital in Trinidad.

05 LASTWriting The Century 11: 1963-1966 - All My Trials *20091211

Series exploring the 20th century through diaries and correspondence of real people, dramatised by Pat Cumper from documents held at the Black Cultural Archives.

It is 1965, and Amy is living alone in London following the death of her sister, Muriel.

Amy decides to visit an old friend.

Amy....Janice Acquah

Joyce/Cathy....Fiona Clarke

Ade....Declan Wilson

Bank Manager/Cabby....Rob Pickavance

Original music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Amy, living alone in London after the death of her sister, decides to visit an old friend.