A new Radio 4 adaptation of one of Alan Bennett's most well-loved works. In the 1970s, an eccentric old lady called Miss Shepherd lives in an old caravan opposite Bennett's house in Camden. That is until new parking regulations come into force - and he suggests moving the van onto his driveway...More
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Laughter through the tears
I loved how Maggie Smith's voice can contain such poignancy and humor at the very same time.
I found myself admiring its humanity and its sensitive approach to the subject of aging.
There is a section in the last "act" of this play for voices that's flooring in its beauty and pacing, as Margaret, for the very first time, opens up and talks about her difficult relationship with music.
- Chris Voigt