New Play and Five-Part Radio Drama by Jane Purcell

November 15, 2011 | TLC Talent

Radio 4 recently commissioned one 45-minute play and a five-part Woman’s Hour Drama from TLC reader Jane Purcell.

The play, titled Ambassadors, is a comedy about a disastrous school trip in the 1970s before risk assessment, or basic safety standards.  A group of school children, or so-called “ambassadors” by their teachers in a vain attempt to encourage good behavior, are lost half way up a mountain.

The five-part Woman’s Hour Drama is based on the lives of Ida and Louise Cook.  Both were avid opera lovers and during their travels to Europe in the 1930s became aware of the persecution of the Jews.  When Ida started writing successful romances for Mills and Boon and Louise learned German, they used the money to sponsor and rescue dozens of Jewish families, right under the noses of the Nazis.

TLC will post the publication dates for both pieces.