ARCHIVE MATERIAL USED IN THE PROGRAMME:
Excerpt from The Grass is Singing starring Alison Petit and Tracy-Ann Oberman as Mary, broadcast on BBC 7 Saturday 24th September 2011.
Mashona Tribe singing from BBC Recording in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) on 06/04/47
Doris Lessing speaking on Bookshelf on BBC Radio 06/12/1981
Doris Lessing interviewed on Desert Island Discs broadcast on BBC Radio 21/11/1993
Excerpt from The Golden Notebook , Episode 1 broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 25/08/08. Anna played by Susannah Harker, Molly by Fenella Woolgar and Richard by Ron Cook. Dramatised by Sarah Daniels, Directed by Polly Thomas.
Doris Lessing speaking on Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 21/11/1993
Sue MacGregor speaking on the Today programme broadcast on 23/08/01
Doris Lessing speaking on Bookshelf broadcast on BBC Radio 06/12/1981
Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949 by Doris Lessing (Flamingo, 1995)
Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography, 1949 -1962 by Doris Lessing (Flamingo 1998)
Doris Lessing: A Biography by Carole Klein (Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 2000)
The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing (Paladin reissue 2002)
To mark Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, James Naughtie introduces the 60 new Elizabethans who...