Produced by Katie Burningham
Broadcast on 6th December 2010, BBC Radio 4
story of an octogenarian dancer teaching a twenty eight year old how to waltz.
Eighty two year old Bob Hill, a former DJ
and dance champion, met twenty eight year old radio producer Katie Burningham
by chance at their local market in East London. Bob was there to buy vinyl records for a new
set of decks - his wife Iris had ordered them as a gift to replace the set that
he had sold to take her on the QE2.
Sadly, Iris died before they were delivered, but now, thirty years after
he last played records, Bob had decided to dust off his old collection and
start dancing again. Since then, Katie
and Bob have met regularly and recently, they have embarked on a challenge
together: to teach Katie how to waltz.
Winner of a Sony Gold Award for Best Feature 2011
Produced as part of the European Broadcasting Union Master School on Radio Features.
Repeated on Sunday 15th May 2011 on BBC Radio 4 and Friday 20th and Tuesday 24th January on KCRW's UnFictional
Reversioned, extended edition broadcast on Saturday 21st May on RTE's Doc on One