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Writers James and Timmie Hanley advise their son Liam on creative endeavours, life and love in this episode, 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.

Recovering from her illness, Timmie yearns to be back in London. She and James both intervene when they sense Liam's love-life is getting in the way of his work, until they have to divert their attention to James' exciting new play.

Directed by Janine H. Jones
A BBC Cymru Wales Production.

15 minutes


Role Contributor
Timmie Katherine Jakeways
James Paul McGann
Young Timmie Hannah Barker
Young James Jonny Green
Writer Lizzie Nunnery
Director Janine H Jones


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