With Great Pleasure (2009)

In 2009, Alan Ayckbourn was a guest on the popular radio series With Great Pleasure to mark his 70th birthday. The series asks guests to name favourite books and readings; these were performed by Amanda Root and John Strickland. The programme was recorded at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. Notably Alan Ayckbourn also took the role of Aston in a reading from Pinter's The Caretaker.
The programme was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 2 April 2009 and these are Alan Ayckbourn's literary choices.
Cautionary Verses: Aunt Jane (Hilaire Belloc)
Winnie The Pooh: Eeyore Has A Birthday (A.A. Milne)
Jennings Goes To School : The Cake List (Anthony Buckeridge)
Decline & Fall: The Sports
(Evelyn Waugh)
The Inimitable Jeeves: The Great Sermon Handicap (P.G. Wodehouse)
Act One (Moss Hart)
The Caretaker (Harold Pinter)
Nevertheless (John Smith)
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.