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.
Aunt Jane (Hilaire Belloc)
Eeyore Has A Birthday (A.A. Milne)
Decline & Fall (Evelyn Waugh)
The Great Sermon Handicap (P.G. Wodehouse)
The Caretaker (Harold Pinter)
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.