Death Bredon (Saturday play, BBC R4, March 2006)
Produced by Sara Davies, starring Juliet Aubrey as Dorothy L Sayers
A play about the young Dorothy L Sayers, the baby she couldn’t keep, and her creation of Lord Peter (Death Bredon) Wimsey (residences: 110A Piccadilly, W.; Bredon Hall, Duke’s Denver, Norfolk; motto: As my Whimsy takes me).
Thin Woman in a Morris Minor, Afternoon Play, BBC R4, broadcast 15 June 2000.
Produced by Felicity Goodall, starring Maureen O’Brien as Rose Macaulay
A radio drama based on Rose Macaulay’s 1947 journey down Spain’s Mediterranean coast; ‘a delightful evocation of both the physical territory in question and the emotional landscape that gives the story its edge’. (Peter Barnard’s Radio Choice, Times, 15/6/2000).
Evening Class, read by Stephanie Cole (afternoon story, BBC Radio 4, Feb 2007)
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The Sweetness of Pears, read by Stephanie Cole (afternoon story, BBC Radio 4, March 2003)
Minds at War: Rose Macaulay’s Non-Combatants and Others
(The Essay, BBC R3, 24 June 2014)
Royal Literary Fund Podcast
Two podcasts in the Royal Literary Fund’s Writers’ Aloud series, one on aspects of the relationship between the biographer and her subject, and one on how Sarah’s political activism has fed into her writing.
The House on Paradise Street by Sofka Zinoviev (R4 Book at Bedtime, April 2012; produced by Sara Davies)
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (Woman’s Hour serial, Jan 2009; produced by Sara Davies)
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo (Woman’s Hour serial, Feb 2008; produced by Sara Davies)
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut (BBC7, Sept 2005; produced by Mark Smalley)
Sarah was presenter on A Good Read (BBC R4) 1999 – 2002, and has also presented Cabinet of Curiosities (BBC R3).