Ronald Blythe in Conversation
In his ninetieth year, the writer Ronald Blythe, author of Akenfield, the classic oral history of East Anglian rural life, talks to Mark Cocker about his career and times. Blythe spent time working for Benjamin Britten at Aldeburgh and in the company of East Anglian artists like John Nash and Cedric Morris. The Suffolk countryside and his home which he inherited from John Nash has been at the centre of much of his writing including a long-running and much admired coloumn for the Church Times called Word from Wormingford. Recorded in front of an audience at Stamford Arts Centre theatre as part of the New Networks for Nature 2012 meeting.
Producer: Tim Dee
First broadcast in December 2012.