Sue Limb

Gloomsbury: Series 5
  • Gloomsbury: Series 5

  • Sue Limb

    The fifth BBC Radio 4 series of this wickedly funny parody of the Bloomsbury Group, Henry and Vera go to the USA and dip a toe in transatlantic culture (where Vera wows Dorothy Parker). Henry, Vera, Ginny and Lionel visit Paris, where in the 1930s, radical arts movements were raging, and figures such as Picasso, Hemingway and Joyce held court - and got drunk.

    Starring Miriam Margolyes as Vera Sackcloth-Vest (Vita Sackville-West), Jonathan Coy as Henry Mickleton (Harold Nicolson), Alison Steadman as Ginny Fox (Virginia Woolf), Nigel Planer as Lionel Fox (Leonard Woolf), John Sessions as D. H. Lollipop (D.H. Lawrence) and Morwenna Banks as Venus Traduces (Violet Trefusis).

    ‘… one of the funniest, slyest, most naughtily inventive and brilliantly performed shows on the air’ Gillian Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph

Sue Limb is a British writer and broadcaster. She is the co-author of a biography of the Antarctic explorer Captain Lawrence Oates. Her work includes novels – many of them for young adults – and a sitcom for ITV television and BBC Radio 4, Up the Garden Path. For Radio 4, she has written a number of comedy series: The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere , The Sit Crom, Four Joneses and a Jenkins and Alison and Maud; and also Growing Pains (a documentary about ageing), Hilaire Belloc, and Cities (six programmes of literary anthology). Under the name Dulcie Domum, Limb wrote Bad Housekeeping, a humorous weekly column in The Guardian's Guardian Weekend section between 1988 and 2001. Collections of the columns, a feminist novelist's diaries of a rural idyll gone wrong, were republished in book form. In 2012 she wrote the Radio 4 series Gloomsbury starring Miriam Margoyles and Alison Steadman.