Pam Ayres - The Radio Years
Made for 4 Extra. Broadcaster Paul Blezard meets with Pam Ayres to celebrate the author and poet's remarkable life and BBC radio career.
In a special show recorded at The Storyhouse Theatre in Chester, as part of the City's literary festival, broadcaster Paul Blezard meets with Pam Ayres to celebrate the author and poet's remarkable life and BBC radio career.
Pam Ayres has been a writer, broadcaster, and entertainer for over 40 years, and is one of the few authors with books in the Sunday Times bestseller charts in almost every decade since the 1970s.
In front of an enthusiastic audience, Pam reflects on the radio years encompassing many programmes including Open Road, Just A Minute and Desert Island Discs
** With Great Pleasure (1979). Pam's personal choice of poetry & prose with Martin Jarvis providing the readings.
** That Reminds Me (2002) Pam entertains an audience with reminiscences, poems and anecdotes.
** Ayres on the Air (2014) A classic episode from series 5 with Geoffrey Whitehead and Felicity Montagu.
Charting the highs and lows of Pam's life, hear rare radio footage including an early appearance with Frankie Howerd.
And with her unique brand of humour, Ayres recalls her love of working on radio and introduces a new poem EXCLUSIVE to BBC Radio 4 Extra.
Producer: Stephen Garner
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2018.