Buxton International Festival

Rory Cellan-Jones

Ruskin Park: Sylvia, Me and the BBC, 4:00pm Pavilion Arts Centrebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Former BBC correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones knew he was the child of a brief love affair between two unmarried BBC employees.

But until his mother died and he found a previously unknown file labelled ‘For Rory’ he had no idea of their beginnings or ending.

This is a compelling account of a relationship between two colleagues (two romantics) and the restrictive forces of post-war respectability and prejudice that ended it. It is also an evocation of the progressive, centrifugal force at the centre of all their lives - the BBC itself. The drama moves from wartime radio broadcasts to the glamour of 1950s television studios, to the golden era of BBC drama. His father directed The Forsyte Saga and Rory could only watch from the corridors.

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  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12



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