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Writing the Century


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1/5. Week Six: A Paintbrush Reporter
Exploring the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people. Week six follows the wartime fortunes of Afrikaans journalist Barbara Loxton. Leaving South Africa for England in 1944, she believed the war was soon to end and that she would be reunited with the family she had left behind. Drar,°atised by Hattie Naylor.
Director Pauline Harris Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Barbara Loxton.
Unknown: Hattie Naylor.
Director: Pauline Harris
Barbara: Kathryn Hunt
Polly: Hester Cox
Lindsay: Ellle Sager
Child: Ellle Sager
Granny: Janice McKenzie
Mrs Betram: Janice McKenzlie
Anne: Deborah McAndrew
Monica: Deborah McAndrew
Martli: Melissa Jane Sinden
Dr Dunn: Stuart Richman
Major Madary: Stuart Richman
Jack: Conrad Nelson
Harry: Conrad Nelson
Smithy: Leigh Symonds
Albert: Andrew Smith
Freddy: Graeme Hawley
Allen: Graeme Hawley

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