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  • My Dear Bessie: A Love Story in Letters

  • A BBC Radio 4 Adaptation
  • By: Chris Barker, Bessie Moore
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jane Slavin, Louise Brealey
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 77

Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey read a love story in letters, played out against the backdrop of the Second World War. 'Can you feel, as you read these words, that I am thinking of you now; aglow, alive, alert at the thought that you are in the same world, and by some strange chance loving me.' A small blue box opened in 2008 revealed a wartime world of love, longing and frustration. Inside were bundles and bundles of letters written neatly on thin blue airmail paper or headed army notepaper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tender Lusting

  • By Lyn on 05-22-18


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Reviewed: 05-12-18

Wonderfully preformed. I didn't expect to be brought to tears, but alas I was. I went through this in one sitting, and not once did I become disinterested. I will listen to this again and again.