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Grandparents

Pam Rhodes meets the granddaughter of Call the Midwife author, Jennifer Worth, who's been inspired by her grandmother's example, and introduces hymns from Coventry Cathedral with music by Peter Howarth from the Hollies.

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Sun 9 Sep 2012 16:00

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Pam Rhodes meets the grand-daughter of 'Call the Midwife' author, Jennifer Worth, who's been inspired by her grandmother's example and introduces hymns from Coventry Cathedral with music by Peter Howarth from The Hollies.

Interviewees

ELIZABETH HALLS
Elizabeth‘s mother was adopted which meant that, as a child, she never knew her maternal birth grandmother. She recalls the moment when she first found a record of her grandmother’s death and which lead to the discovery that she was a well-known poet and artist in Coventry, during the Second World War. Reading her poetry, Elizabeth developed a real connection with her, in terms of both family and faith.     

TONY GASKELL
Tony Gaskell and his wife were looking forward to retirement together when they were faced with taking over the care of their two young grandsons. Shortly afterwards, Tony’s wife died and he brought them up alone. He talks of how his prayer helped him through both the grief of losing his wife and his struggle to bring up the two boys on his own.

ELEANOR HART
Eleanor’s grandmother was the author Jennifer Worth, whose best-selling memoirs of life as midwife have been dramatized in the BBC series, ‘Call the Midwife’. She recalls early memories of her grandmother and how these have inspired her to train as a midwife and how her grandmother’s faith sustained her during her final illness.

OUR LAST INTERVIEW
This was filmed with two interviewees whom we are unable to identify, for legal reasons. They talk about the seven wonderful years they had with their grand-daughter, before their son divorced, and they lost all contact with her. After the initial grief, they decided to set up a support group for grandparents in similar circumstances and they talk about the greater force which they feel steers them in this work.

ANNA CORSER, JUNE HOLT & LINDA HAMLIN
All three talk about the very special relationship they enjoyed with their grandparents.

Locations

All our music except ‘The Lord’s my Shepherd’ was recorded at Coventry Cathedral. 

‘The Lord’s my Shepherd’ was filmed at Gallery Different. 

Other Information

ST MICHAEL'S SINGERS
The choir is based at Coventry Cathedral in the English Midlands, and has just celebrated its 40th anniversary. 

BBC RADIO 2 YOUNG CHORISTERS OF THE YEAR
This year’s final will take place on Monday 29th October at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, and will be broadcast on Radio 2 on Sunday, 4th November 2012.

 

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterPam Rhodes
ProducerSian Salt
Executive ProducerTommy Nagra

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