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A beautiful radio adaptation: Radio 4’s The Housing Lark reviewed

17 October 2020

9:00 AM

17 October 2020

9:00 AM

The Housing Lark

BBC Radio 4

Christabel

BBC Radio 3

Nineteen fifty-six: the Suez crisis, the first Tesco, Jim Laker takes 19 wickets in a match. But also: Trinidadian pianist Winifred Atwell becomes the first black woman to have a UK number one with ‘The Poor People of Paris’; Kenneth Tynan announces a playwriting competition in the Observer, which is won by the Trinidadian dramatist Errol John, and a third Trinidadian, Sam Selvon, publishes his most enduring novel, The Lonely Londoners.

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