The People’s Friend Presents… The Jarrow Marchers

The People's Friend Presents... The Jarrow Marchers by Patricia Clark

The famous protest of the 1930s provides the backdrop to this thoughtful and charming story by Patricia Clark, as The People’s Friend Presents… The Jarrow Marchers.

The men brought nothing but their own determination, and it was down to people like Dorothy to help in any way they could…

Once again we’ve asked Lesley Mackie and Terry Wale into the studio together to read this historical story for us.

Husband and wife Lesley and Terry first met as actors in a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Perth Theatre.  Lesley was born and bred in Dundee, going to Hawkhill Primary School and Harris Academy. She has performed on stage, television – and even in one notable cult film, The Wicker Man. A Londoner by birth, Terry’s career as an actor, director and occasional playwright covers six decades, and includes visits to the USA, Canada and New Zealand. In 1986 Lesley won a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance as Judy Garland in the West End play Judy, written for her by Terry  – his first stage play, having previously penned a number of plays for television and radio. As well as radio roles, between them they have recorded over 360 audio books. More than 40 years since they first met there, Lesley and Terry now live in Perth.

Click on the image below to hear the story.

The People’s Friend Presents… is a new way to enjoy the type of stories our readers love. Each Wednesday we bring you free to listen to audio readings of some of our favourite stories from the weekly magazine and The People’s Friend Specials, so remember to check back each week to see – and hear – what’s new.

And don’t forget you can also listen to and download our previous story readings at our page on SoundCloud.

Dan McGachey