The Audio Drama Show

Cottoning On Part 4

September 02, 2020 Adaptor & Director, Nigel Banks; Sound Engineer, Robbie Burgess Season 5 Episode 4
The Audio Drama Show
Cottoning On Part 4
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The Audio Drama Show
Cottoning On Part 4
Sep 02, 2020 Season 5 Episode 4
Adaptor & Director, Nigel Banks; Sound Engineer, Robbie Burgess

In this episode of Geoffrey’s memoirs, he joins “the snob factory” (i.e. Bolton Grammar School) on his way to Cambridge University and a degree in French. Crucial to this progress is the guiding influence of Irish teacher Emma Saxelby. 

En route, we hear of the Reverend Hough (limp handshake, boring sermons), the four modes of Lancastrian language, scouting, a new baby sister, fashion as applied to shirt tails and long trousers, and the sad wartime fate of fellow pupil Arnold, the conscientious objector. 

Show Notes

In this episode of Geoffrey’s memoirs, he joins “the snob factory” (i.e. Bolton Grammar School) on his way to Cambridge University and a degree in French. Crucial to this progress is the guiding influence of Irish teacher Emma Saxelby. 

En route, we hear of the Reverend Hough (limp handshake, boring sermons), the four modes of Lancastrian language, scouting, a new baby sister, fashion as applied to shirt tails and long trousers, and the sad wartime fate of fellow pupil Arnold, the conscientious objector.