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Writing the Century
Takes Two to Tandem
by Lavinia Murray

The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people, returns with Takes Two to Tandem by Lavinia Murray. A touching, lively, humorous drama inspired by the 1930s diaries of Frank Ayliffe.

Frank is a doer and a trier, a wonderfully complex, gregarious, self-confounding, honest and loving man, always aware of his shortcomings and keen to better himself intellectually and materially. Takes Two to Tandem is a rich glimpse into how aspirational, impoverished and socially mobile the interwar years were.

Frank: ' It seems to me that the best thing to do is to be aware of the angle that the world is, for each one of us, a personal world. We can create our own ideas of freedom and set standards of behaviour which will enable us to maintain an attitude of being unattached to the petty things that are the beginning of bondage in bigger things.'

Summer 1934. Frank's carefree life as a confirmed bachelor is disrupted by Doris' decision to leave the cycling club.

Produced and Directed by Sharon Sephton.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Mon 23 Sep 2013 19:45


Role Contributor
FrankBryan Dick
DorisSophia Di Martino
LilyNick Haverson
BertMartin Richardson
HopeMartin Richardson
Miss FootSusan Twist
Mrs AyliffeSusan Twist
ReneHarriet Chandler Judd
Mr AyliffeWill Tacey
DirectorSharon Sephton
ProducerSharon Sephton
WriterLavinia Murray

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