Sian’s Radio Recommendation of the Week: The Biggest Secret

“Out of the darkness, white silk canopies bloom. White petals falling to earth, endlessly falling, through the night and into the dawn”

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, this week’s Saturday Drama on Radio 4 Extra is The Biggest Secret written by Mike Walker. It follows the lives of different people across England in the lead up to the landings at Normandy, parachute jumpers and young children and mothers and men and girls. Mothers and Fathers and friends and family, who have no idea how much their lives are about to change for ever because of the events of the 6th June 1944.

Juliet Stevenson is the narrator, giving each little moment  of human life captured wonderfully in every scene a new and even more heart wrenching meaning.

It will make your heart ache, as all of the wonderfully written characters interweave and the very nature of humanity is examined through one of the most important events of the 20th Century.

Catch it here.


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