An eccentric old lady moves into a quiet street in Camden Town. There she remains, installed in her van in glorious self-sufficiency, until the council instructs her to move on. A kind homeowner invites her to move her van into his garden. A bizarre tale in itself, but when the homeowner is writer Alan Bennett and the lady stays for 15 years, it’s a tale that provides the raw material for a book and a stage play.
This is the fascinating story of Miss Shepherd, the genteel vagrant who found a unique place in Alan Bennett’s life and writing.
Adapted from his stage play and directed by Gordon House, this new version stars Maggie Smith, Alan Bennett and Adrian Scarborough.
'Truly brilliant and totally unmissable’ Radio Times
A new Radio 4 adaptation of one of Alan Bennett's most well-loved works
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