Ruskin Park: Sylvia, Me and the BBC

Former BBC correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones knew he was the child of a brief love affair between two unmarried BBC employees. But until his mother died and he found a previously unknown file labelled ‘For Rory’ he had no idea of their beginnings or ending. This is a compelling account of a relationship between two colleagues (two romantics) and the restrictive forces of post-war respectability and prejudice that ended it. It is also an evocation of the progressive, centrifugal force at the centre of all their lives – the BBC itself. The drama moves from wartime radio broadcasts to the glamour of 1950s television studios, to the golden era of BBC drama. His father directed The Forsythe Saga and Rory could only watch from the corridors.



12 Jul 2024




Pavilion Arts Centre

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  • Fri 12 Jul 2024 4.00pm - 5.00pm Book