A Nice Little Holiday by Sarah Wooley

bookshelves: winter-20142015, published-2010, radio-4, play-dramatisation, biography, name-droppers

Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Laura
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read on February 01, 2015

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00txj8j

Description: 1961. The South of France. On holiday with his mistress, Jocelyn Rickards, John Osborne has embarked on a passionate affair with his future third wife while, in London, Osborne’s current wife gives birth to a son.

From the idyllic French farmhouse, Osborne penned his infamous ‘Damn you, England’ letter which caused such a furore back home that they found themselves under siege and their nice little holiday turned into a nightmare – with Osborne only just escaping alive.

Jocelyn Rickards … Tracy Wiles
John Osborne … Robin Laing
Tony Richardson … Tobias Menzies
Christopher Isherwood .. Richard Greenwood
Don Bachardy … James Anthony Pearson
Major … Matthew Zajac

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