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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
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.
- By Lyn on 05-22-18
wonderful to hear the full story in one sitting
I've seen the Letters Live performances of some of these. So awesome to get the entire story, and BC and LB do a terrific job of embodying the lovers.