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  1. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    BBC Radio 4 - Great Lives, Series 29, Nancy Mitford

    Nancy Mitford
    Great LivesSeries 29
    Episode 8 of 9

    Grace Dent loves Nancy Mitford for her wit, and for the way in which she showed women that it was possible to live your life fully and unconventionally.

    Matthew Parris asks why, with the aid of biographer Lisa Hilton.

    Nancy Mitford's greatest success came with the novels The Pursuit of Love (1945) and Love in a Cold Climate (1949). Matthew Parris asks what it is about Nancy that so inspires Grace, with the aid of Mitford biographer Lisa Hilton.

    Grace Dent is a TV critic, newspaper columnist, author, and broadcaster.

    Producer Beth O'Dea

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.
  2. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    (On BBC sounds after broadcast)

    Rob Rinder on Jessica Mitford.
    Great Lives

    Jessica Mitford was the fifth born of the notorious Mitford Sisters. Born into the aristocracy, as a child she had her own language, collected a running-away fund and fought to set herself apart from her fascist siblings. As an adult she was in turn a communist rebel, an investigative journalist, a civil rights activist and pop singer - opening a gig for Cyndi Lauper and recording an unlikely duet with her friend and fellow mischief maker Maya Angelou.

    She’s championed by Robert Rinder, the criminal barrister and television personality known to many from the reality courtroom series ‘Judge Rinder’ and more recently, ‘My Family, The Holocaust and Me’ who reveals the impact her story has had on his own life. Robert Rinder is joined by guest expert Laura Thompson, author of the New York Times best seller, 'The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters'.

    Presented by Matthew Parris
    Produced By Nicola Humphries for BBC Bristol

    Edit: Also - BBC Radio 4 - Desert Island Discs, Jessica Mitford
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2021

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