Dr Diarmuid Hester’s documentary ‘Deeds and Words’ airs on BBC Radio 3

Edith Craig by Lena Connell. No known copyright restrictions.

A feature documentary on art and activism in the suffrage movement by Dr Diarmuid Hester (Emmanuel) has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Dr Hester’s programme focuses on the work of Edith Craig, theatre producer, suffragette, and daughter of Ellen Terry, star of the Victorian stage. He travels to Smallhythe Place, where Craig lived with her two female partners, and talks to Craig’s biographer Katherine Cockin, queer theatre-maker Lucy Ellinson, and the custodian of Smallhythe Place, Susannah Mayor. The programme also includes a dramatic reading of Vita Sackville-West’s memories of Craig by the actor Fiona Skinner.

Available on BBC Sounds now: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001fn54