Top critical review
Sketches & Poetry for the 4 Seasons, of varying quality.
on 10 January 2013
This 2 CD set covers BBC shows based on the 4 seasons.
I would rate the sections thus:
Spring 4.25 Stars
Summer 2.75 Stars
Autumn 3 Stars
Winter 4 Stars
Which brings me to the overall score of 3.5, prudently rounded-down to 3.
The content is a mixture of sketches, anecdotes and poetry. Pam links these together seamlessly with pleasing interjections.
I found the sketches to be a bit weak; mildly amusing but one could guess the punchlines right off.
Some of the poems and nostalgic recollections are quite amusing. Spring is easily the best section but a touching little story of regret in the Winter section is probably the most memorable individual item.
[My Ref: Four Saucy Seasons of Pam Ayres, Jan 2013]