Akenfield Now

Radio 4

Fifty years ago, Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village became a bestselling book. A film by Peter Hall followed.

In this documentary for Archive on 4, we re-visit the Suffolk village (Charsfield) on which the book was based with a group of local young people who are recording and filming fresh takes on the original in a project called Akenfield Now. We also hear from the author of Akenfield Ronald Blythe, now 96.

Produced by Ned Carter Miles


Broadcast Date: 19th October 2019