Writers James and Timmie Hanley write to son Liam as he leaves school and joins national service in Malta, dramatised by Lizzie Nunnery.
Writing the Century: The Hanleys
Dramatised by Lizzie Nunnery.
The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people.
From their rural cottage in Llanfechain, North Wales, the writer James Hanley and his wife Timmie, write almost weekly to their son Liam as he attends school, then National Service in Malta, before moving to London and becoming a journalist then a painter.
Originally from Liverpool, James is a grafter and full of hopes for his son. From an aristocratic background, brimming with wit and wisdom, Timmie balances the rigours of creative endeavour with a candid eye on the world and a will to negotiate Liam through the pitfalls of life.
Directed by Janine H. Jones
A BBC Cymru Wales Production.
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